Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents “Double-talk on Doubleday”

Double-talk on Doubleday: How a Civil War General Invented Baseball Without His Permission Tuesday, July 21  5:30 - 7:00 pm via Zoom Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Rowland Brucken, Professor of History at Norwich University, to talk about the origins of baseball. Why, how, and when did Abner Doubleday become the imagined inventor of America’s pastime? It...

Southern Vermont Arts Center Opening July 4th with Outdoor Reception!

YESTER HOUSE 2020 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Exhibition on view: July 4 – August 16 Outdoor Opening Reception: July 4 • 3-5 p.m. SVAC’s annual Solo Exhibitions take place in our historic Yester House and is comprised of current and new artist members. Each artist is assigned a gallery to display their work. The art work selected for these shows varies from...

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents “Afterlife – In Conversation with Julia Alvarez”

Afterlife - In Conversation with Julia Alvarez Tuesday, June 30  5:30 - 7:00 pm via Zoom Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is thrilled to continue its yearlong “Women ’20-‘20” celebration by hosting a conversation between Afterlife author Julia Alvarez and Northshire Bookstore’s Barbara Morrow. Afterlife is Julia Alvarez’s first adult novel in fourteen years. Barbara Morrow, co-founder of the Northshire Bookstore will...

Green Mountain Academy of Lifelong Learning Presents “Whistleblowers: Sustaining Democracy in America Since 1778”

Tuesday, June 23  5:30 - 7:00 pm via Zoom Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger to talk about whistleblowers. Whistleblowing is in America’s DNA and has played an important role in keeping those in power honest since the birth of our nation. Misconduct by those in high places is always dangerous to reveal....

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning – Women Take Wilson: Celebrating Female Artists at Southern Vermont Arts Center

  Tuesday, July 7  5:30 - 7:00 pm via Zoom Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning continues its yearlong "Women '20-'20" celebration by welcoming Anne Corso, Executive Director of Southern Vermont Arts Center, to talk about the upcoming exhibition series at SVAC featuring current work from prominent female artists. Five artistic powerhouses--Misoo Bang, Sarah Tortora, Lauren Booth, Adrien Broom, and...

Forest Camp, for rising 1, 2, and 3 graders, will run in two sessions

After careful consideration and planning, Merck Forest and Farmland Center will offer three summer camp experiences for area kids in 2020. These camps will all reinforce MFFC’s mission to inspire curiosity, love and responsibility for natural and working lands.  Campers will be based out of our Yurt, tucked in the woods close to the Visitor Center, as we explore the...

Forest Camp, for rising 1, 2, and 3 graders, will run in two sessions

After careful consideration and planning, Merck Forest and Farmland Center will offer three summer camp experiences for area kids in 2020. These camps will all reinforce MFFC’s mission to inspire curiosity, love and responsibility for natural and working lands. Campers will be based out of our Yurt, tucked in the woods close to the Visitor Center, as we explore the...

Wilderness Camp, for rising 4, 5, and 6 graders

After careful consideration and planning, Merck Forest and Farmland Center will offer three summer camp experiences for area kids in 2020. These camps will all reinforce MFFC’s mission to inspire curiosity, love and responsibility for natural and working lands. Using the Yurt as our base camp, we'll take a deep dive and explore the biology and conservation of Vermont wildlife...

A Woman Ain’t I – The Story of Sojourner Truth

POSTPONED - Check back for more information later. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Kathryn Woods on Tuesday, March 24th at the Manchester Community Library, to recreate the remarkable life of famous escaped slave Sojourner Truth. Born a slave in New Paltz, New York, Isabella Baumfree walked away from slavery and in her travels evolved into Sojourner Truth:...

Vermont Free Farm 101

An introduction to the American Tree Farm System and the Vermont Tree Farm Program. A time to learn more about forest stewardship and the benefits it provides. This event is sponsored by Vermont Woodlands Association, Vermont Tree Farm Committee, and Merck Forest and Farmland Center and hosted by the Bennington County Conservation District.