Community Cinema: Taking Root

Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Catamount Arts
Address: 
115 Eastern Avenue
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Phone: 
802-748-2600
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

Preview & discussion of the film "Taking Root."

How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy. And brought Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. 

Visit Catamount Arts website for more information.

Community Cinema is presented locally as a partnership between VPT, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro Community TV, Catamount Arts, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM and the Rutland Free Library.

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"Prohibition" Screening & Discussion

Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Ferrisburgh Town Offices & Community Center
City, State: 
Ferrisburgh, Vt.
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

The Public is invited to come share their memories and stories of the Prohibition  Era, specifically as they relate to the Ferrisburgh community between 1920–1933.

There will be a discussion, beginning at 7:00 pm, followed by a 25-minute preview of the series which will be aired on Vermont Public Television, October 2–4.

This event is co-sponsored by Vermont Public Television & the Ferrisburgh Historical Society. 

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Time Traveler - Classroom Materials

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Time Traveler
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An accompanying Teacher's Guide suggests hands-on activities, discussion and writing assignment topics and provides research resources, all geared to enhance an interactive classroom learning experience.
Download the PDF

Time Traveler Videos

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Green Mountain Foliage Festival

Date: 
Sunday, October 2, 2011 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location: 
Sugarbush Resort
Address: 
Lincoln Peak, 64 Gate House Lane
City, State: 
Warren, Vt.
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Join collaborating partners and the public at a special fall foliage festival on Sunday, October 2. In recent weeks dozens of environmental and conservation groups have teamed up organize a public centennial celebration of the Weeks Act, the landmark environmental law that was passed by Congress in 1911 and led to the creation of nearly 20 million acres of national forest system lands in the eastern United States.

This free, rain or shine event will feature; live music by the Starline Rhythm Boys, chairlift (foliage) tours, environmental and conservation exhibits, a recognition ceremony, a showing of the new Weeks Act DVD, a forest tour, a wildlife walk, a discussion about heritage resources and other kid friendly outdoor activities. Retail food and beverages will also be made available. 

This will be an opportunity learn more about the historical significance of the Weeks Act and past, present and future efforts on the Green Mountain National Forest. Come to enjoy the foliage, the live music and family fun outdoor activities.

We hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Ethan Ready, Green Mountain National Forest, 802-747-6760.

See the flyer for this event.

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“Prohibition” Preview Screening & Speakeasy Event

Date: 
Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Location: 
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Address: 
Morse Mountain Grille & Spruce Room
City, State: 
Jeffersonville, Vt.
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Free admission!
Light hors d’oeuvres / Cash bar
For information: 802-654-3667

Vermont Public Television is sponsoring two public preview screenings of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s latest film, “Prohibition,” set to air on VPT October 2-4 at 8 p.m.

You can get an advance look at the film and enjoy a Prohibition-era cocktail at one of these fun-filled events. Hope you can join us!

(Psst! The password is: “Prohibition”)

Be sure to watch “Prohibition,” Sunday – Tuesday, Oct. 2-4 at 8 p.m. on Vermont Public Television.
(Immediate rebroadcast each evening at 10 p.m.)

Our Community Partners:
Hurley’s Irish Pub / Smugglers’ Notch Resort / Vermont Brewers Association / Vermont Homebrew Supply 

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“Prohibition” Preview Screening & Speakeasy Events

Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2011 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location: 
Hurley's Irish Pub
Address: 
1225 Crescent St.
City, State: 
Montreal, Quebec
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Morse Mountain Grille & Spruce Room
Jeffersonville, Vt. 

Free admission!
Light hors d’oeuvres / Cash bar
For information: 802-654-3667

Vermont Public Television is sponsoring two public preview screenings of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s latest film, “Prohibition,” set to air on VPT October 2-4 at 8 p.m.

You can get an advance look at the film and enjoy a Prohibition-era cocktail at one of these fun-filled events. Hope you can join us!

(Psst! The password is: “Prohibition”)

Be sure to watch “Prohibition,” Sunday – Tuesday, Oct. 2-4 at 8 p.m. on Vermont Public Television.
(Immediate rebroadcast each evening at 10 p.m.)

Our Community Partners:
Hurley’s Irish Pub / Smugglers’ Notch Resort / Vermont Brewers Association / Vermont Homebrew Supply

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Think Again: Restoring and Protecting the Gulf Coast

Date: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 11:00 am
Location: 
Online
Source: 
Education
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) will stream a free live electronic field trip for middle and high school students and the public. The field trip, “Think Again:  Restoring and Protecting the Gulf Coast” (lasts about 20 minutes) will explore the economic value and damage to the region, strategies to restore and protect this critical area, and ways that students can help.  Then students will be able to pose their questions live to a panel of experts in LPB’s studio.  The Q&A period will last about 25 minutes.    Pre-registration, which is required, and further information is available at lpb.org/thinkagain.  A mini video online now will help you prepare your students for the trip and stimulate questions.  You must submit your questions in advance on lpb.org/thinkagain or to edtv@lpb.org.  This field trip is made possible through funding provided by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.  We hope that you and your students can join us!

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Young@Heart Is Alive and Well

Date: 
Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:00 pm
Location: 
Flynn Center
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Young@Heart is a rowdy chorus of 70-, 80-, and 90-year-olds who prove you’re never too old to rock and roll.

For tickets, call (802) 86-FLYNN or go to flynncenter.org.

Vermont Public Television is pleased to provide media support.

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Vermont Public Television Community Council Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: 
VPT Studio
Address: 
204 Ethan Allen Avenue
City, State: 
Colchester, Vt.
Phone: 
1-800-639-7811
Source: 
Community Council
Description: 
VPT’s advisory board discusses content and community engagement. Public welcome.
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