Programs for Adults


Join us for a summer of Building a Better World with the following programs:
 

Building a Better World by Building a Better YOU! Bicycling Workshops: Back by popular demand - basic bicycling workshops presented by Vital Communities and Local Motion!
  • Basic Everyday Bicycling: Monday, July 17, 6:00pm
  • On-Road Workshop: Saturday, July 22, 10:00am (must have bike and helmet)

Build a Better World through Green Cleaning (and Anything Else You Want to Ask About the Hazardous Materials in Your Home or Yard): Thursday, July 20th 6:00pm: When You Throw Something Away, Where is “Away”? How to recycle or safely dispose of things you don’t want. How to replace your commercial cleaning products with safe, effective solutions. The things our parents didn’t teach us. The things our parents didn’t know. Bring your questions!

Building a Better World through Nonviolent Communication: And Introduction to the Power of Empathy, Thursdays July 20 through August 24th 6:30-8:00pm: A six week overview of the proven principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication. Participants will learn a practical approach to deep listening, showing respect, having empathy, and seeing beyond judgement. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection, and conflict resolution. Come learn a concrete set of skills which can help you connect to others in your family and community.
 
Building a Better World with the Peace Corps: speaker Michael Wanigasekera, Thursday, July 27th, 6:30pm:   Hear from Michael, a former Peace Corps Volunteer who served from 2013-2015 in Cambodia, as he shares his stories from that time. Mr. Wanigasekera taught English, developed a school library, organized a basketball team, created a filter system for clean water for the village, and financed each of these projects with private donations that he raised in the United States. Mr. Wanigasekera now serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Springfield, VT
 
Building a Better World:  Admiring our World and the Perseid Meteor Shower:  Saturday, August 12, 10:00PM to 2AM:  The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best meteor showers to experience, producing up to 60 bright, luminous meteors per hour at its peak! It is produced by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of Aug 13, with the highest peak around midnight. The waxing gibbous moon will be 3/4 full, but we should still get a pretty good show.  We will have our telescope on hand to look at planets, stars and the moon, as well as star gazing apps to help you recognize the constellations. Bring a reclining lawn chair or blanket, water, snack, possibly insect deterrent. Dress for evening temperatures. We will meet at the red pump house on Marton Road.

Recurring Programs:

Knitting Group! Monday, July 24 at 6:30pm. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month and meet other knitting enthusiasts. Knit, chat, and swap ideas and new techniques. All ages and abilities welcome, including beginners. Come once or come often!!  Bring along any projects you are working on. If you are just starting out, we do have some supplies available for use, though we encourage you to bring your own.
 
Genealogy GroupWork to discover your roots with genealogist Pamm Trask.  The group is usually held on the first Monday of each monthNext meeting Monday, August 7th at 7:00pm.

Spanish Conversation Class: All levels. Day and time subject to change due to instructor's schedule. Currently Wednesdays at 3:00pm. Please call instructor Paula Dart at 802-674-5812 to confirm.