Apr
18
Sat
2015
Program on Honey Bees
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

On Saturday, April 18- day long program on honey bees and pesticides, how to keep healthy bees in spite of pesticides, pathogens and climate change, a close look at all pollinators, and how to support them in our fields and gardens. 9AM to noon, and 1:30 to 4 PM, Free and open to the public at Vermont Law School. Sponsored by the Sierra Club of the Upper Valley, and Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems. For more info: nina.swaim@icloud.com

Hartland Seed Library Launch
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are heading into the second year of our seed library, and we’re kicking it off with a launch event at the Hartland Library on Saturday, April 18th, 10am – noon. Stop by to borrow seeds, learn more about the seed library, and receive some basic seed saving instruction. At 10:30, Hartland seed experts Sylvia Davatz and Brian Stroffolino will give an instructional presentation. We welcome all participants, regardless of seed saving experience.

For more info about the seed library, see our blog at https://hartlandseedlibrary.wordpress.com. This year, we will again focus on crops that are easier to save seed from – beans, peas, tomatoes, and lettuce.

Feel free to contact me with any questions – director@hartlandlibraryvt.org.

Woodstock Winter Farmer’s Market
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Woodstock Winter Farmer’s Market
On Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21 and April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Hall in Woodstock. Please email Anne Dean if you have any questions about the market at anneldean@gmail.com or call 457-3889.

Egg Drop Challenge, Montshire
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Will a raw egg survive the harrowing 18-foot plunge over the second story balcony? Build a container that will protect your egg—either at home, or at the Museum from noon to 2 p.m. Then, at 2 p.m., it’s “eggs away” as you launch your egg over the balcony.
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2 p.m.

Free with Museum Admission

http://www.montshire.org/programs/special-events/

The Chapbook: Reading and Writing the Slender Book
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to learn how to assemble a manuscript for publication? Join us for a hands-on workshop with Julia Shipley, who will share with you the art of creating chapbooks–short, small-sized collections of poetry or other writing, published in pamphlet form.
Julia is the author of four poetry chapbooks, as well as a unique limited edition prose book,
In this free workshop Julia will share an understanding of production techniques, from photocopying to letter presses and hand-sewn bindings. Join us for this 2-hour workshop and be ready to have fun. Pre-register with the Norman Williams Library. See you Saturday the 18th @ 1 PM! The class size is limited to 10 participants so register early!

Writers’ Critique Circle Meets Monthly @ Call 802-674-5808
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Writers’ Critique Circle Meets Monthly

Writers’ Critique Circle. Third Saturday monthly, 1-3 p.m. (Feb. 16.) Bring works-in-progress — it could be 1-3 poems, a short story, an essay or a chapter from a longer work — for thoughtful, in-depth peer review. Led by writer Marv Klassen-Landis. Call 802-674-5808 or email mklassenlandis@yahoo.com for information or to join.

Bridgewater Church, Pasta Dinner Benefit
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bridgewater Congregational Church Pasta Dinner Benefit
On April 18 at the Bridgewater Congregational Church there will be a pasta dinner benefit on April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $10 Children $5. Everyone welcome.

Roast Pork Supper in Hartford
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

ROAST PORK SUPPER:

Saturday, April 18, 2015
At the Greater Hartford United Church of Christ, Route 14, Hartford, VT

Servings at  5:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M.

Menu: Roast Pork, mashed potato, green beans, dressing, gravy, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade rolls and pies.

Served family style
Adults $12.00   Children under 12 $4.00   Pre-school free.
Handicapped accessible

Mud Ball Presents: A Night of DANCING
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Mud Ball Presents: A Night of DANCING
Saturday, April 18, 2015
7:00 – 11:00 pm
(Complimentary drinks will be served from 7-8 p.m.)
Grand Ballroom, Hanover Inn

All proceeds of the Mud Ball benefit the children’s programs of the Upper Valley Haven.

We are dancing FOR the stars…the children of the Haven! Local “celebrity couples” will showcase their dancing skills to win your votes!!
PLUS: Food, beverages, raffles, and dancing for all

Band: Party Crashers
Attire: Glitzy Glam!

$75 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at: www.mudball.org
View the dancer line-up and cast votes online!

(The Mud Ball is an event organized by a committee separate from the Haven. The Haven appreciates this invaluable support, and we hope to see the community out dancing with us to support those most in need in our Upper Valley community!)

Classic Country with AMERICANA’S MOST WANTED
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Classic Country with AMERICANA’S MOST WANTED
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Advance: $15, Door $17

Tickets processed week of show will be held at will call.

Americana’s Most Wanted ~ Classic Country & Folk
SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2015, 7:30 PM

Do you love traditional American music from composers like Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Roger Miller, Johnny Cash, The Kingston Trio, and Willie Nelson? American’s Most Wanted delivers high energy entertainment that will have you singing along to songs like “Folsom Prison Blues”, “King of the Road”, “Sixteen Tons”, “Greenbck Dollar”, “On The Road Again” and more! Anchored by New Hampshire Country Music Award-winner – Rob Oxford (guitar and vocals) and backed up by Dave Clark (stand-up bass and vocals), this dynamic duo teams up with a variety of instrumentalists to fit your musical taste an budget. Choose from pedal steel, dobro, harmonica, fiddle, banjo, accordian, and guitar instrumentalists to suit your taste.

They are called “Americana’s Most Wanted” playing the music of traditional country music composers such as Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Hank Snow, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller and More.

The band features THREE TIME NH COUNTRY MUSIC PERFORMER OF THE YEAR WINNER, Rob Oxford and Dave Clark (upright bass) , Mike Kelley (Mandolin), Steve Hennig (banjo), and Mike Gareau (fiddle), and others

Hartland Country Dance
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Country Dance Saturday, April 18, 7:30 at Damon Hall
Presented by Hartland Community Arts

Square, Contra, and Couple Dances with Adam Boyce, fiddler and caller
Suggested donation: $7/person, $12/couple, kids under 12 free with an adult

Come enjoy the last dance of this Winter series. 

Adam Boyce learned about dancing and fiddling from his mentor, the late Harold Luce of Chelsea, a legendary traditional “Yankee” fiddler from central Vermont.

Like his mentor did, Adam fiddles and calls simultaneously the style of square dancing that was popular from the 1930’s through the 1950’s at barns and dance halls all over New England.  Besides the old “singing squares,” Adam does other formations, including Portland Fancy and the Virginia Reel.  Also interspersed throughout the evening are polkas, foxtrots, schottisches, and slow waltzes.

All dances are taught, as needed, and all ages and abilities are welcome.
Snacks will be available.
Please bring clean shoes for dancing!
Visit our website: hartlandcommunityarts.org

Pentangle Movie: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets: $8.00 Adults | $7.00 Seniors | $6.00 Students
*Movie tickets are sold at the door, cash or check only.*

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs. Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.​ — (C) Fox Searchlight

Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere and Dev Patel

Directed by John Madden

Run Time: 2 hr. 2 min.

Sundown Hollow, Live Music
Apr 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom is making quite a name for itself for as a great place for delicious food and live music. Check out what all the fuss is about! For more information call 802-674-4180. www.windsorstationvt.com

Apr
19
Sun
2015
Hartland Garden Club: Talk with Author Neal Sanders
Apr 19 @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am

Hartland Garden Club Meeting: Gardening is murder. Oh my aching back

Gardening is murder. Oh my aching back!

Come and join us at Damon Hall – April 19th at 3 o’clock (NOTE: that time is changed from 4 o’clock)

Hartland Garden Club presents Neal Sanders, a mystery author who sets his stories in Garden Club settings. Mr. Sanders is the Chief Undergardener for his wife, who has a magnificent display garden.

His mystery books will be on sale after the talk and slide show.

Remember 3 o’clock the fun starts. We will have punch and cookies.

All are welcome.

AYCE South Woodstock Pancake Breakfast
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

The annual all you can eat pancake breakfast to benefit the South Woodstock Department will be held on Sunday, April 19 from 8-11 a.m.

Included pancakes, real local maple syrup, sausages, eggs and beverages.
Adults $8, children 12 and under $4.

Helen Kim: The Art of the Violin
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

with special guest Sakiko Ohashi, piano

Tickets: $20.00 Adult / $19.00 Senior / $18.00 Member / $10.00 Youth (age 4-18)
Ticket prices include 6% Vermont sales tax and a $2.00 service fee.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be open beginning at 5:00 pm in the Artistree art gallery.

Helen Kim made her orchestral debut with the Calgary Philharmonic at the age of six, and has gone on to appear as a soloist with the Boston Pops at Boston’s Symphony Hall, as well as with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. Ms. Kim earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where her teachers included Cho-Liang Lin and Dorothy DeLay. Ms. Kim has been profiled on national and international television and her performances have been aired on NPR and CBC radio networks. Ms. Kim served as assistant and associate concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony for three seasons. She is currently the assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra. Ms. Kim performs with local new music ensembles, Bent Frequency, Sonic Generator, Thamyris and recently joined the Atlanta Chamber Players. Ms. Kim is one of the most dynamic and vibrant violinists playing today.

Sakiko Ohashi, a native of Japan, began her piano studies at the age of four. By the time she was 10 years old, she was accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College Division as a student of Herbert Stessin. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with the members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, and has taught at the Greenwich House of Music in New York and at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee. In 2004, she founded the New Orleans Chamber Music Festival. A dedicated teacher, her students have won numerous competitions both locally and nationally. She currently resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

This concert is generously sponsored by: Janice Graham & Company, Woodstock Insurance and the Woodstock Inn & Resort

Ascutney Trails Assoc. Annual Meeting
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The annual meeting of the Ascutney Trails Association will be held on Sunday April 19, 2015 at the Old South Church on Main Street in Windsor , Vt at 7pm.
The speaker will be Erik Schultz of the Ascutney Bike Trail/STAB .  The subject will be how the hikers and bikers can share the use of Mt. Ascutney.
Free and open to the public.

Pentangle Movie: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets: $8.00 Adults | $7.00 Seniors | $6.00 Students
*Movie tickets are sold at the door, cash or check only.*

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs. Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.​ — (C) Fox Searchlight

Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere and Dev Patel

Directed by John Madden

Run Time: 2 hr. 2 min.

Apr
20
Mon
2015
Helen Kim: Art of the Violin
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Arts in Education performance

Recommended for Grades 3 – 6

Helen Kim made her orchestral debut with the Calgary Philharmonic at the age of six, and has gone on to appear as a soloist with the Boston Pops at Boston’s Symphony Hall, as well as with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. Ms. Kim has been profiled on national and international television and her performances have been aired on NPR and CBC radio networks. Ms. Kim served as assistant and associate concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony for three seasons. She is currently the assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra. Ms. Kim performs with local new music ensembles, Bent Frequency, Sonic Generator, Thamyris and recently joined the Atlanta Chamber Players. Ms. Kim is one of the most dynamic and vibrant violinists playing today.

Living at the End of Life: An Open Community Discussion with Cynthia Stadler
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Society does not make it easy to talk about end- of- life.
This discussion aims to create a respectful, open, confidential space to explore our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings about death, dying and related subjects.
Join us for refreshments and lively conversation as we explore death and ultimately how to make the most of our (finite) lives.
This is not a bereavement support group or a grief counseling group.
Everyone is welcome.

B Tennis @MAU
Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
G Tennis vs MAU
Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Pentangle Movie: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets: $8.00 Adults | $7.00 Seniors | $6.00 Students
*Movie tickets are sold at the door, cash or check only.*

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs. Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.​ — (C) Fox Searchlight

Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere and Dev Patel

Directed by John Madden

Run Time: 2 hr. 2 min.

Apr
21
Tue
2015
Where the Wilder Things Are, storytime @ Wilder Club and Library
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tues., Aug. 13, 10 a.m.:  Where the Wilder Things are  story time at the Wilder Club and Library

Story Time
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Hartland Public Library,
(802) 436-2473 or www.HartlandLibraryVT.org.

Italian Conversation Group @ Hartland Library
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Italian Conversation Group – every Tuesday, 1pm – 2pm

802-436-2473
www.HartlandLibraryVT.org
Tues: 10-6, Wed: 12-8, Thurs: 12-8, Fri: 10-6 & Sat: 9-2

French Conversation Group @ Hartland Library
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

French Conversation Group – every Tuesday, 2pm – 3pm

www.HartlandLibraryVT.org
Tues: 10-6, Wed: 12-8, Thurs: 12-8, Fri: 10-6 & Sat: 9-2

Bone Builders Classes
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bone Builders Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, now at 3-4 p.m. Adults of all ages are welcome to this free exercise program, developed at Tufts University. Call 457-3277
Please visit www.thompsonseniorcenter.org for details on all Thompson classes, programs, trips, and events.

Teddy Bear Workshop @ Woodstock History Center
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Teddy Bear Workshop at the Woodstock History Center
Tuesday, April 21, 3-4:30 pm, come learn about the history of Teddy Bears and then create your own traditional style teddy bear. Hand sewing required. Grades 3-8. Free, but pre-registration is required. To register, call the Woodstock History Center at (802) 457-1822.

V Baseball vs Proctor
Apr 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
V Softball vs Proctor
Apr 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Craft Studio
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come in and use the ArtisTree studio for your crafting needs!
ages: Adults and 12+

Have a big project to do but dreading the mess? Have an old project or heirloom that needs a touch up? Work on it at ArtisTree! Bring your own materials and ideas and enjoy the company of other crafters. A staff monitor will be available for guidance; artist will be crafting on their own.

Tuesdays, 6-8pm, January 13th – May 26th

$5 suggested donation, Instructor Finnie Trimpi
no class February 17th, March 3rd or April 14th Suggested donation

West Windsor Planning Commission Meets
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Windsor Planning Commission meets, third Tuesday of each month. Starting at 6:30pm in the West Windsor Town Hall.

Freelance Family Singers Rehearsal
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Freelance Family Singers rehearsal, First Congo Church in Woodstock on Elm Street, from 7-9 p.m. Every Tuesday until the end of April.

North Country Chordsmen Meet, singing group
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This non-profit organization presently has over 50 men in the chorus, meeting each Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Church of Christ, 40 College Street, in Hanover, NH to enjoy an evening of singing and good fellowship. Men who like to sing are always welcome to stop by and experience the joy of singing in the barbershop style. Singing Valentines are just one example of the various community services provided by the chorus.

The North Country Chordsmen are the Hanover, NH, Chapter of the Northeastern District of the international Barbershop Harmony Society.

To learn more about the Chordsmen visit them on their website at http://www.nedistrict.org/ncchordsmen/

Policing VT: Law Enforcement Complexities in a Rural State
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Law enforcement in Vermont is a challenging endeavor. Towns such as Woodstock have their own Police Departments, Sheriffs add their own specialized services. But the largest part of Vermont’s law enforcement coverage is provided by the Vermont State Police responsible for 90 percent of the State’s land mass, 50 percent of the population, and 200 towns. The long tradition of owning firearms and hunting means the State has virtually no firearms regulations. Law enforcement personnel may face a life or death situation knowing help is at best ½ hour away.

You are cordially invited to a panel discussion with Colonel Tom L’Esperance, Director of the Vermont State Police, and Woodstock Police Chief Robbie Blish, moderated by Sarwar Kashmeri, business and national security commentator, and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Norwich University. There will be opportunity for the audience to ask questions and to meet the panel at the after-event reception.

Woodstock Select Board Meets
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Town Select Board

Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.
Town Hall conference room, second floor

Apr
22
Wed
2015
Story Time, Quechee @ Quechee Library
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wed., Aug. 14, 10 a.m.:  Story time at the Quechee Library.

Tech Savvy Wednesdays
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Technology is everywhere -from our workspace to our pocket books! If you’ve been having a tough time figuring it all out, we might have the answers for you.

Lesley Hatch will be available to answer any personal technology questions you might have. Her one-on-one sessions are designed to help you get through your tech issues and on to happy computing.

Every Wednesday at the library or by special appointment.

Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Public Library Children's Room
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 0 – 5 with parent or caregiver.

Pre-School Storytime
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Preschool Storytime with Jordan on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 am from January 21 – May 27, 2015 at the Weathersfield Proctor Library. Stories, fun and a simple craft.

GLAX vs Rutland
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sustainable Woodstock Annual Meeting
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sustainable Woodstock Annual Meeting
Sustainable Woodstock will hold their Annual Meeting on Earth Day as an opportunity to reflect on our organization and how we are addressing local and global issues. Six years ago at Our Green Villages our community determined that we needed to take more deliberate action to ensure that our towns thrive in the years ahead, and we continue to focus efforts on energy and resource issues, local economic development and community resilience. We will reflect on what we have accomplished in the last six years and assess how to move forward. We’ll present our second annual Anne Dean Award for outstanding contribution to sustainability in our community, and we’ll introduce some new awards to recognize businesses and individuals. Refreshments and cash bar. Wednesday, April 22, 5:30pm, The Little Theater, Woodstock. Please RSVP by April 20.

Barnard Selectboard Meeting @ Barnard Town Hall
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Barnard Selectboard Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays starting at 7:00pm at the Town Hall in Barnard.

VINS Presents The Award-Winning Documentary: Wrenched
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Quechee, VT — In celebration of Earth Day, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is presenting the award-winning documentary Wrenched on Wednesday, April 22, starting at 7:00 p.m. The film is free and opened to the public.

Filmmaker ML Lincoln reveals how the anarchistic spirit and riotous novels of Edward Abbey (who the New York Times called the Thoreau of the West) influenced and shaped the nascent environmental movement of the 1970s and ’80s. Through interviews, archival footage and re-enactments, ML Lincoln captures how Abby lit the flame of environmental activism and gave the movement its soul. It captures the spirit of Abbey’s friends who became the original eco-warriors. In defense of wilderness, these early activists pioneered “monkey wrenching” — a radical blueprint for “wrenching the system.” Thus, direct action and civil disobedience grew popular in the early ’80s. With tree-spiking, forest occupation and high-publicity stunts such as the cracking at Canyon Dam, this radical group eventually became the target of FBI infiltrators, leading to the arrest of various members. ML Lincoln is also director of the award-winning documentary Drowning River.

The film will be introduced by special guests, Terry Osborne, a Senior Lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program and the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College, and author of the memoir Sightlines: The View of a Valley through the Voice of Depression (University Press of New England, 2001); and conservationist Brooke Williams, a freelance journalist and author of four books including Halflives: Reconciling Work and Wilderness (Island Press, 1999) as well as numerous articles. A discussion will follow the showing of the film.
A donation of $10 is suggested.
www.wrenched-themovie.com

For more information about the Nature Center’s programs, activities, and events, please visit www.vinsweb.org or call 802-359-5000.

Woodstock Village Development Review Board @ Town Hall Conference Room
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Village Development Review Board reviews all zoning applications in the Village

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