Community Cinema: Pushing the Elephant

Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:30 pm
Location: 
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Address: 
10 Vernon Street
City, State: 
Brattleboro, VT
Phone: 
802-257-0124
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

Preview & discussion of the film "Pushing the Elephant."

When civil war came to Rose’s Congolese village, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose managed to escape with nine of her 10 children and was eventually resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. More than a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the U.S. where they must come to terms with the past and build a new future.

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

Featured Event: 
Yes

Community Cinema: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:30 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Address: 
10 Vernon Street
City, State: 
Brattleboro, VT
Phone: 
802-257-0124
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

Preview & discussion of the Documentary "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story."

Cyntoia Brown was an average teenager in an American town. But a series of bad decisions led the 16-year-old into a situation that ended with her killing a man who had picked her up for sex. She was sentenced to Life in a Tennessee Prison meaning, in her case, she will serve a minimum of 51 years. This film challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start.

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

Featured Event: 
Yes

Vermont's Native Mussels

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
801
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Vermont's Native Mussels
Body: 

Enter an unseen world at the bottom of the meandering Poultney River in search of freshwater mussels. Ecologists, anglers and hunters treasure this nearly 40-mile-long waterway along the Vermont-New York border for its diverse wildlife habitat.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1455190118?starttime=1051000&end=1530
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OJ 801 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
801
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Vermont Bald Eagles
Body: 

Visit an active eagle nesting site, one of the first in Vermont since 2008 when the birds were reintroduced. Although the bald eagle population has soared to nearly 10,000 nesting pairs nationwide, Vermont had no resident population until these efforts.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1455190118?starttime=755000&end=1048
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Spring Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
801
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Spring Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Body: 

While Lake Champlain has a reputation as a world-class bass fishery, the lake's many tributaries are less well known. We'll enjoy great light-tackle fishing during the spring catch-and-release season when the Smallmouth spawn.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1455190118?starttime=84000&end=747
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Inaugural Showcase featuring: Campion Tillbrook, Jason Ballard and Cobb Hill

Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 2011 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location: 
The Old Tavern At Grafton's Phelps Barn
Address: 
92 Main Street
City, State: 
Grafton, VT
Phone: 
802-843-1162
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

The newly organized Grafton Valley Arts Guild, a non profit marketing cooperative supporting the arts within the village of Grafton and surrounding communities is pleased to announce its inaugural event:  Sustaining The Arts, Sustaining Communities.

The event will take place Sunday March 20th from 4-7 pm at The Old Tavern At Grafton’s Phelps Barn. 

The guild will be featuring the architectural collage works of Campion Tillbrook, which is reminiscent of art deco design and the elegant wood sculpture and furniture of Jason Ballard of My Minds Design in a one night only show.

Also featured will be the award winning Ascutney Mountain cheese from Cobb Hill, one of the most successful intentional communities in the United States.  There will be a screening of a short film about Cobb Hill’s focus on sustainability by Vermont Public Television called ReGeneration at 5:30 pm.

The guilds president Adam Howard will make a few brief remarks, followed by a meet and greet with guild members as well as an opportunity to make application and view the guild’s new gallery space, scheduled to open in April, directly across from the Old Tavern At Grafton.

For further information on this unique inaugural event and the Grafton Valley Arts Guild, please contact Adam Howard President or Bryce LeVan Cushing, Treasurer at 802-843-1162.

Featured Event: 
Yes

VPT Community Council Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 11:00 am
City, State: 
Berlin, Vt.
Source: 
Community Council
Description: 

The public is welcome. For more information, please contact us.

Featured Event: 
Yes

VPT Board of Directors Meeting

Date: 
Monday, April 25, 2011 1:00 pm
Location: 
Capitol Plaza
City, State: 
Montpelier, VT
Phone: 
800-639-7811
Source: 
Board of Directors
Description: 

The public is welcome. Please call for details.

Featured Event: 
Yes

Dine & Discuss "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women"

Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Brownell Library
Address: 
6 Lincoln Street
City, State: 
Essex Jct., VT
Phone: 
802-878-6955
Source: 
Public submission
Description: 

Dine & Discuss @ Brownell Library in Essex Junction on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 6:15-8p.m., features Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen.  Copies of the biography are available for loan.  Participants bring their journals (diaries) and a pot-luck dish inspired by the text.  Space is limited; RSVP (802)878-6955.  Mary Lou Kete, Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont, animates the discussion.  

Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind Little Women is a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen.  Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

For more information visit the Brownell Library website or call 802-878-6955.

Featured Event: 
Yes

Cat in the Hat Month

Date: 
Friday, March 25, 2011 10:00 am
Location: 
Rand Memorial Library
Address: 
160 Railroad Street
City, State: 
North Troy, VT
Phone: 
802-988-4741
Source: 
Public submission
Description: 

Story time and craft time.

Target age group:  preschool aged children

For more information: Call Gloria Willis at 802-988-4741 

Featured Event: 
No

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