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  • BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN: How Germany's Weimar Democracy Became the Third Reich - ONLINE

    An exploration of this fascinating and critical history as seen through the lens of Jack Mayer's historical fiction BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN. Winner of 10 book awards, this novel is based on the true story of a fascist assassin, Ernst Techow and his turning from evil. BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN portrays ordinary people becoming complicit in extraordinary crimes and is a cautionary tale for our troubled time as well. Jack will show photos of Germany between the wars to accompany his talk. Need to purchase a book? Jack has signed copies that you can purchase after class. This is an online class and will be using the Zoom platform. You will receive a Zoom emailed invite prior to the start of class.
  • Shaken & Stirred: A History of Cocktails

    Food heritage often tells a parallel history of a society's history, culture, and interactions. The history of what we now consider cocktails was not always for pleasure. In some cases they staved off illness such as scurvy, malaria, or parasites. In others they became the center of major periods of American history. The class will be taking a look at the history of cocktails, from their medicinal origins starting in the late 17th century to the present. Learn the history of some of your favorite cocktails along with how to make them along with ways to play on them. You can sign up for a single session, or all four evenings. Shaken & Stirred: A History of Cocktails 1: c.1700 - 1860 : Medicine and Calories Shaken & Stirred: A History of Cocktails 2: 1860 - 1932: The Rise and Fall of the Cocktail Shaken & Stirred: A History of Cocktails 3: 1932 - 1960: The Depression To The Power Lunch Shaken & Stirred: A History of Cocktails 4: 1960 - 2020: The Golden Revival To Survival *Enroll in all 4 nights and save $20 total for the series. This class will meet at CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the front entrance of CVU before class starts.
  • The Climate Conscious Kitchen

    Food has an immense carbon footprint. In this class we’ll talk about keeping the planet in mind when shopping for, storing, preparing and disposing of food. We’re not focused on becoming a perfect zero waste household, but you’re sure to discover a few new ways to reduce waste and save money: from learning to keep lettuce fresh, knowing what to store in the fridge and what goes in the cupboard, understanding the dates on canned goods and dairy products, to using fewer disposables, knowing what to grab if you can’t find a chip clip, and making use of a “Eat Me First” bin. There will also be an opportunity to share your own favorite tips and tricks. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of class. This class is sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets. Hannaford is committed to offering nutrition services to the community. Please contact us at access@cvsdvt.org or 802-482-7194 if the class fee is a barrier.
  • Vermont Architecture–What Style Is It? - ONLINE

    Much of Vermont's beautiful architecture was constructed between 1800-1900. You are invited to join architectural historian, Frances Foster, for an evening slide presentation focusing on many of our Chittenden County buildings from this era. She will help you understand what distinguishes each style of 19th century architecture. Begin to truly appreciate the variety of architectural styles that help to make Vermont such a beautiful state. This class will meet online. You will receive a Zoom invitation before the start of class.
  • How Shall We Remember Our War Dead?

    Join Bill Mares, co-author with Bill Lipke, as he discusses his new book, Grafting Memory: Essays on War and Commemoration. The book examines how the American Civil War and the Great War of 1914-1918 launched new practices for honoring the dead as individuals, and how monuments and memorial landscapes have been used for nation-building. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class.
  • Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project - ONLINE

    Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project is an award-winning book telling two true stories - the history of a forgotten Holocaust hero, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto, and the contemporary story of the three Protestant Kansas teens who rescued Sendler's story. It is a tribute to the power of one person to change the world. Learn about the book’s backstory - how a Vermont pediatrician came to write Life in a Jar. Need to purchase a book? Jack has signed copies you can purchase after class. This is an online class and will use the Zoom platform. You will receive a Zoom invite prior to the start of class.
  • Advanced Health Care Directives - ONLINE

    It is never too early to start planning for how you would like your end of life wishes to be honored and so that you can take the pressure off your loved ones making the decision on your behalf. If you have been thinking of completing a Health Care Directive to communicate your needs and wishes, but have not completed one, this class will provide an opportunity to discuss your concerns/questions and will encourage you to take action so your loved ones can better understand how you would like to be cared for if you were not able to speak for yourself. Session one: Welcoming time, explaining Health Care Directives , generating a list of questions and concerns from the participants of what they understand and what they would like addressed, going over the Vermont Health Care Directive form in a general sense and resources available for more information, etc; Session two: This is an optional session for those who would like additional help with filling out the form, address discussions they may of had with others, and any questions that have come up since the first session. This online class will be using the Zoom platform. You will be sent an invitation as well as handouts before the start of class.
  • Pet Loss: Planning, Preparing, and Processing

    During this 90-minute interactive workshop, we'll discuss the intricacies of companion animal loss, including anticipatory grief, pre-planning, remembrances, mourning, and healing. Learn how to better support yourself and/or others through the heartbreak of goodbye of a furry, feathered, or scaled companion. *This workshop does not entail medical advice or therapy. Francesca Lynn Arnoldy, is the course developer and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine's End-of-Life Doula Professional Certification Program. Francesca is also the talented author behind the book, "Cultivating the Doula Heart, Essentials of Compassionate Care." This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before the start of class.
  • Introduction to Buddhism - ONLINE

    Learn about the fundamental philosophy and practices of Buddhism. We will dive into texts and discussion about the history of Buddhism and the main belief system including the four noble truths and eight fold path. We will look over texts and have group discussion, as well as practice examining the world through the Buddhist lens. This class will meet online. You will receive a Zoom invite prior to the start date of your class.
  • 1970’s Rock & Roll Primer - ONLINE

    A brief survey of the contributing styles that comprise the 1970’s rock sound. Progressive rock, funk, metal, singer-songwriter, reggae, punk, disco, and more will be examined using audiovisual and written resources. Class discussion will include the stylistic elements and socioeconomic conditions that influenced the evolution of rock music throughout the decade. This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate.
  • You're on the Air! Intro to Voice-Overs with Brian Thon

    YOU'VE HEARD BRIAN THON ON TV AND RADIO! Now hear him LIVE as he illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films and videos! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! This exciting and fun class is an introduction to Such A Voice. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.
  • Building Resilience in Uncertain Times

    At times we all navigate uncertainty; changes in family, relationships and work are common and make life hard. Some people are able to cope with these changes or stressors more without intervention, others need a bit of assistance...the difference is one's resilience. Resiliency is our internal ability to bounce back and navigate through life’s stressors and/or traumas. Our DNA initially identifies where our level of resilience starts out, however it can be changed! Through positive interventions, supports, and interactions we are able to grow our capacity to be resilient! This course will provide an overview of what resilience is and some concrete strategies to work towards increasing it. This class is appropriate for anyone highschool aged and older. The strategies provided could be used for one’s self or adapted for use with children. Please call or email if you would prefer to participate in an online version of this class and we will make an arrangements. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class.
  • The Forgotten Plate: A History Of American Fine Dining, The Places & The Iconic Dishes

    The present restaurant culture and fine dining in the United States find their origin in taverns and inns of historic New England and Europe. The Forgotten Plate is taking a look at a few of the iconic restaurants like Delmonico's and important dishes like the Pastrami sandwich that altered every day dining. Join Adam in retracing how we moved from the taverns, inns, and road houses of the late 18th century, to post war deli culture, all the way to Eleven Park Madison in NYC earning the award for Best Restaurant in the World a couple years back. It will be a surprising and fascinating dive into how we eat out. This class will meet at CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before the start of class.