Events for July 23, 2019
Events for July 23, 2019
Adventures in the forest are in store for rising first-, second- and third-grade youngsters. Campers tramp through the woods to find who lives and grows here, learn some wilderness survival skills, and discover what makes the forest a special place. We’ll play games, tell stories, hone our powers of observation and learn what the forest has to offer. Our woodland classroom — the new yurt — will be our forest base camp, and a Vermont-certified educator will be on the ground with the children. Bring a bag lunch and dress for outdoor play. Space is limited, so call at 802-394-7836 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Merck Forest & Farmland Center is located at 3270 Vermont Route 315 in Rupert, VT. Check our website (merckforest.org) or call 802394-7836 for other events.
This weekly discussion group will consider the broader issues that underlie current events. A moderator proposes topics, may suggest relevant readings, and guides the discussion. Come hear what others are thinking and voice your own opinion. Limited to 15 participants. The group will meet on Tuesdays, July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24. Steven Sinding was the director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in London. He had a 20-year career at the U.S. Agency for International Development and served as senior population advisor to the World Bank and later as director of the Population Sciences program at the Rockefeller Foundation. He was clinical professor of public health at Columbia University. Dr. Sinding serves on a number of boards and works as an international consultant.
Some observers are comparing the U.S. today to the Gilded Age at the end of the 19th century, a time during which a relatively small number of financiers and entrepreneurs -- the so-called Robber Barons -- amassed enormous fortunes and the gap between the haves and have-nots became a yawning chasm. The Progressive Movement arose slowly during the last decade of that century and then gained national momentum during the years between Theodore Roosevelt's ascendancy to the Presidency and the election of Warren G. Harding as President in 1920. A central aim of the Progressive Movement was to address the excesses of the Gilded Age and to bring a greater sense of equity to national life. We are living through a similar period of great income and wealth inequality. The lecture will identify how the Progressives grappled with the issue in their time -- for example through establishment women's suffrage, the graduated income tax, and the direct election of the Senate -- and what we can learn from their experience and apply to today's problems. Steven Sinding was the director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in London. He had a 20-year career at the U.S. Agency for International....
Music by Richard Rodgers. Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. Based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs. Original Choreography by Agnes de Mille. Directed by Reginald L. Douglas. On a beautiful morning in 1906 in Oklahoma Territory a group of intrepid pioneers are setting out to forge a new community, and young women and men are setting out to chart their futures. When Oklahoma! opened on Broadway 75 years ago it promptly revolutionized the American musical. Its stunning music, heartfelt storytelling, and richly poetic lyrics awakened audiences to a revelatory vision of America. This production celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, a musical written for America today. Curtain Times Tuesday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm Details Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street, Weston, VT 05161 Ticket Price: $45-69. Does not include sales tax and fees.