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|Montpelier Senior Activity Center
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Healthy Aging, Lifelong Learning & Delicious Meals"
Open to everyone 50 and up!
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Annual Town Funding!
We will be looking for voters from the following towns to stand up and speak at town meeting in March in support of our funding requests on the ballot: Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, Plainfield and Worcester.
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FEATURED UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Programs, Wednesdays in Spring of 2014 (optional 12:30 BYO Brown Bag lunch social time before):
For full information on speakers, costs, and scholarships, click here for a brochure.
- Feb 26: “History in the Face of Nationalism: Can Patriotic Glory Coexist with Intellectual Integrity” w/ John Turner.
- Mar 5 "Owls Aren’t Wise and Bats Aren’t Blind" with Warner Shedd.
- Apr 2: "What is Critical Psychiatry?" with Sandra Steingard.
- Apr 30: FREEDOM AND UNITY: Part Two – Under the Surface with filmmaker Louise Michaels.
- May 7: FREEDOM AND UNITY: Part Four– Doers and Shapers with filmmaker Richard Peck.
Public Meeting about Carr Lot Development Options, Tuesday, March 11th at 5 pm
Next week the Carr Lot Design Committee will hold two public meetings to consider the recent proposals submitted by the potential development partners. These proposals can be viewed by clicking here. On Tuesday, March 11th at 5:00 at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center (58 Barre Street) the Committee will meet to hear presentations from both potential partners – DEW and Redstone. This meeting is open to the public and it is anticipated that a quorum of the City Council may be present. On Thursday, March 13th at 5:15 the Committee will convene in the City Council Chambers at City Hall to further discuss these two proposals. It is anticipated that the Committee will recommend a development partner to the City Council within the month.
Grand Canyon/Sedona Trip Info Sessions, March 11 at 12:45pm and March 12 at 6:30pm
Join Whit Dall and Tina Muncy on March 11th or March 12th at the Senior Center to discuss a possible trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon next October 4th to the 11th. We envision a walking vacation exploring the slot canyons of Sedona and the rim of the Grand Canyon. We would be walking anywhere from 3-5 miles a day. We hope to keep the trip to around $1,200-$1,600 not including airfare. Please join us at the information meeting on March 11th at 12:45 pm or March 12 at 6:30pm to discuss the trip and see some slides of Sedona and The Grand Canyon. The tentative trip announcement can be found below - click here to jump to that section.
Montpelier Ukulele Players Concert and Sing-a-Long with Children House, Wednesday, March 12 at 10:30am
The Montpelier Ukulele players will have a concert & sing-a-long with the kids from Children House in the main room of the MSAC at 10:30 on Wednesday, March 12th. We will play and sing songs for the 3 and 4 year olds including Old McDonald, the Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know It, You Are My Sunshine and others. All are welcome to attend and sing.
VT Association for the Blind Presentation, Friday April 11 from 12:45-1:30pm
Join the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI) for a presentation on their service offerings. Age-related eye diseases can be debilitating, but VABVI provides older Vermonters with the skills and confidence they need to learn to live a new way, thereby helping them regain their independence and mobility. VABVI offers rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, assistive technology, social network, and many other services.
Don Mitchell Author Talk, April 22 at 12:45pm
Join us for a special Earth Day reading from Vermont novelist Don Mitchell, whose latest book is Flying Blind (Chelsea Green, 2013). Don will tell his tale of creating a habitat for endangered bats on his farm in Vergennes—a tale as profound as it is funny; it is a journey that changed Mitchell’s relationship with these “flying rats,” the land, and ultimately, his understanding of his own past. Books will be available for sale and signing after the talk.
Don Mitchell is a novelist, essayist, and sometime screenwriter, as well as a shepherd with thirty-five years’ experience managing a flock of sheep at Treleven Farm in Vergennes. From 1984 to 2009, Don taught a multitude of writing courses at Middlebury College, primarily in narrative fiction, writing for film, and environmental literature.
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Venus in Fur: Theater Van Trip, Sun., March 23rd, 12:30-6:00 pm
Join MSAC Instructor and local Theater Director Joanne Greenberg for a van trip to see VT Stage’s production of Venus in Fur. The play opens with, Vanda, an unusual actress who arrives late to audition for the lead in playwright Thomas' adaptation of the 1870 German erotica novel, "Venus in Furs." During the reading, realities begin to shift and Thomas finds himself heading into dangerous territory. Does art imitate life? Or is it the other way around? Written by comic mastermind David Ives, this sizzling new play will keep you guessing until the very end. $40 per person includes ticket, trip and cast talk-back after the show! Min. 8 people need to commit by March 6th to make this trip a go, so call MSAC now to reserve a spot! To view the event on the FlynnSpace website, click here.
Sedona and the Grand Canyon, Saturday, October 4th - Saturday, October 11th
Sedona and the Grand Canyon are two amazing places that highlight canyons big and small. Sedona is famous for its red rocks and box canyons. The Grand Canyon’s breadth and depth inspires awe and wonder. Participants will spend two nights in the Grand Canyon and three nights in Sedona. Each day will include 3-5 miles of walking.
Highlights will include:
-Two nights in the Grand Canyon
-Museum of Northern Arizona
-Walnut Canyon National Monument
-Hiking in Sedona
-V Bar V Ranch and Petroglyphs
-Montezuma’s Well and Castle
For more information, contact Whit Dall and Tiny Muncy at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the poster, click here. You can attend one of two informational meetings on this trip (above) - click here to jump to that section.
Interested in discussing trips for the coming year? Come join a group of members to talk about where you would like to go on Thursday, March 6th at 10:00AM in the Activity Room at the Senior Center. We will meet for about an hour to generate ideas and see what more information we need to plan a trip on your list.
Upcoming Barre Area Senior Center trips, open to the public. Call 479-9512 or email email@example.com for more information or to register.
• March 25, Saratoga Casino and Raceway, $55 incl lunch and play (Reserve by 3/20)
• May (date TBD): Foster's Clambake, York, Maine
• June (date TBD): Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut
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