A Night of Star Gazing With Mark Breen

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Join Mark Breen for a night of stargazing at the Northern Skies Observatory in Peacham.

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Friday, March 14, 2014
End Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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A Night of Star Gazing With Mark Breen

Event Title: 
A Night of Star Gazing With Mark Breen
Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Northern Skies Observatory
Address: 
340 Bayley-Hazen Road
City, State: 
Peacham, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Join VPT and Mark Breen from the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium for a night of stargazing at the Northern Skies Observatory in Peacham. Mark will lead us on a fun tour of the stars and planets that make up the constellations in the spring sky. And of course we'll have snacks and warm refreshments on hand.

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VPT Public Screening: Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! CAT-EBRATION

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VPT Public Screening: Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! CAT-EBRATION
Date: 
Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:30 am
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Location: 
South Hero Community Library
Address: 
75 South Street
City, State: 
South Hero, Vermont
Source: 
VPT sponsored
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VPT Public Screening: POV: American Promise

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VPT Public Screening: POV: American Promise
Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:00 pm
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Location: 
University of Vermont
Address: 
Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y.., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan's Dalton School, this documentary presents complicated truths about America's struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.

Moderator: Fayneese Miller, Dean, College of Education and Social Services.

Panelists:  Cindy Gerstl-Pepin, Associate Dean, College of Education and Social Services
Nicholas Negrete, Assistant Dean of Students
Leon Walls, Assistant Professor of Science Education

This event is free and open to the public.

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The Address

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The Address
Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Address: 
135 Main Street
City, State: 
Montpelier, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
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Preview and discuss Ken Burn's The Address.

Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.

This event is free and open to the public.

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VPT Public Screening: JFK: American Experience

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VPT Public Screening: JFK: American Experience
Date: 
Monday, March 31, 2014 4:30 pm
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Location: 
Johnson State College
Address: 
Ellsworth Room
City, State: 
Johnson, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening and discussion of JFK: American Experience.

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin’s bullet, John F. Kennedy’s presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This new portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. Produced and directed by Susan Bellows, JFK features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas. Beginning with Kennedy’s childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history.

This event is free and open to the public.

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VPT Public Screening: The Address

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VPT Public Screening: The Address
Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:00 pm
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Location: 
South Hero Community Library
Address: 
75 South Street
City, State: 
South Hero, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview and discuss Ken Burn's The Address.

Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.

This event is free and open to the public.

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VPT Public Screening: The Opiate Effect

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VPT Public Screening: The Opiate Effect
Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Rutland Free Library
Address: 
10 Court Street
City, State: 
Rutland, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of "The Opiate Effect."

A UVM student dies from an overdose of heroin in 2009.  His father began a journey to try and educate as many people as possible of the harm not only from the drug itself, but how we as a community are dealing with the problem.  The film explores the dangers of opiate and heroin addiction in Vermont and the impact on our children, our families and out community’s safety and well-being.  It references many of our local organizations, including The HowardCenter, Senator Leahy, and VT U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin.  

This event is free and open to the public.

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VPT Public Screening: Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! CAT-EBRATION

Event Title: 
VPT Public Screening: Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! CAT-EBRATION
Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:00 am
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Location: 
South Burlington Community Library
Address: 
540 Dorset St
City, State: 
South Burlington, VT
Phone: 
Meg Paquette 802-652-7080
Source: 
Kids event
VPT sponsored
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VPT Public Screening: POV: American Promise

Event Title: 
VPT Public Screening: POV: American Promise
Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:00 pm
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Location: 
University of Vermont
Address: 
Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
Phone: 
Laurie M. Gelles 802-656-9605
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Black History Month
Description: 

This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y.., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan's Dalton School, this documentary presents complicated truths about America's struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.

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