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Wed 28

Book Discussion: Hunting for Hope: A Father’s Journey by Scott Russell Sanders

July 28
7:00 pm
These authors strike a variety of provocative and poignant environmental notes—haunting, satirical, delicate, mysterious, hopeful, wise—as they look with fresh eyes at the age-old question of how to live in harmony with nature. Read More »
Wed 04

Book Discussion: A Friend of the Earth by T.C. Boyle

August 4
7:00 pm
These authors strike a variety of provocative and poignant environmental notes—haunting, satirical, delicate, mysterious, hopeful, wise—as they look with fresh eyes at the age-old question of how to live in harmony with nature. Read More »
Wed 04

Vermont History Through Song

August 4
7:00 pm
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Cameron Steinmetz, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume and using the music Vermonters published and sang in their communities, Ms. Radtke guides listeners through our state’s history, from […] Read More »
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Wed 11

From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

August 11
7:00 pm
Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Read More »
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