Sterling Silver Chain Maille Earrings Date: Monday, November 18, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Location: Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery Fee: $40
Begin your adventures in chain maille by learning the ancient Byzantine pattern for weaving chains. In this workshop, you will learn how to turn simple jump rings into a beautiful pair of woven earrings. This pattern is an excellent starting point for learning chain maille. You will have a choice of beads to finish your design.
The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door
Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new --- conspiracy without theory. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government with the election of Donald Trump. This talk will explain how the new conspiracism differs from classic conspiracy theory, why so few officials speak truth to conspiracy, and what needs to be done to resist it.
Handcraft a Holiday Wooden Sign Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 Time: 4:00 pm-6:30 pm Location: Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery Fee: $48
Participants may choose either a JOY or NOEL sign when signing up. For those making the JOY sign, the O in JOY may be replaced by a holiday symbol – star, ornament, snowflake – on the night of the workshop. The boards will be put together for you beforehand; you will stain or paint the sign background and then stencil on your chosen design during this festive workshop.
Antarctica: The Ice, Climate Science, and War Stories from Twelve Trips to “The Ice” Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door
Travel to the Antarctic with us and explore the high plateaus, the Dry Valleys, and South Pole. This presentation will include several slides of the region, in addition to some stunning, giant satellite photographs. “War stories” will be shared about various research projects and harrowing conditions resulting in cold people, storms, giant crevasses and a plane stuck in a crevasse.
Intermediate Pickleball (December) Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm Location: The Chris Lewitt Tennis Academy, Londonderry Fee: $100
Pickleball is a growing sport, combining elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. This is not a beginner clinic, but one for those already comfortable with the game and its scoring. Frank will run the group through a series of drills and then allow some time for doubles play. Please bring your own paddle.
Sip & Paint – A Woody Jackson Winter Scene Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Location: Long Trail School Art Room Fee: $35
Winter will be right around the corner and what a fun way to welcome it, but with a colorful winter scene titled “Worcester Hill” by Vermont artist Woody Jackson. Enjoy wine and cheese while Anharad leads you through the steps of good composition and color theory. You are guaranteed to have fun while sipping and painting your masterpiece!
BREXIT Update Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door
In June 2016, the United Kingdom narrowly voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. More than three years on, BREXIT, as the process is commonly known, remains unresolved. It has created political turmoil, already costing two successive prime ministers their jobs; led to a shift in traditional political allegiances; risks fracturing the UK into pieces as pressure for Scottish independence builds again; and depending on the outcome, could significantly undermine the British economy. What is the European Union? Why did the British voted to leave it? What is the current state of the BREXIT negotiations? And where does the process go from here? This talk will unravel the mystery of BREXIT in real time, only two days after the British general election.
Pet Portrait Painting - Winter 2020 Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020 Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Location: Long Trail School Art Room Fee: $60
Calling all animal lovers! Working from a digital photo of your favorite pet’s face, you will learn how to paint an acrylic portrait that you and your four-legged (or two-legged) friend will cherish for years to come. Please send a digital photo of your pet to email@example.com before the first class. This will be digitally adjusted to make your process of painting easy and fun. Bring a bag lunch.
The Weekly Roundtable - Winter (Wed. Mornings) Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Time: 9:30 am-11:00 am Location: Equinox Village Fee: $75
This weekly discussion group will consider the broader issues that underlie current events. The moderator proposes topics, may suggest relevant readings, and guides the discussion. Come hear what others are thinking and voice your own opinion. Enrollment is limited. Moderated by Peter Radford.
The Weekly Roundtable - Winter (Wed. Afternoons) Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Equinox Village Fee: $75
This weekly discussion group will consider the broader issues that underlie current events. The moderator proposes topics, may suggest relevant readings, and guides the discussion. Come hear what others are thinking and voice your own opinion. Enrollment is limited. Moderated by Steven Sinding.