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    Fred Wiseman & Donald Stevens


    Tue., Nov. 13, 6-7:30 p.m.

    In an Agricultural Literacy Week event, the ethnobotanist and Abenaki Nation Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk chief speak about the Seeds of Renewal Project and share traditional stories and songs. at Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Amanda Anderson


    Wed., Nov. 14, 12 p.m.

    Foodies munch on a bag lunch while reveling in the speaker's culinary adventures. The Vermont Italian Cultural Association provides drinks and dessert. at Brownell Library in Essex Junction. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Meghan Rodier, Peter Danforth, Danielle Owczarski & Staci Pomeroy


    Wed., Nov. 14, 4-5:15 p.m.

    Several experts impart their knowledge in "Green Storm Water Infrastructure and Flume Demonstration." Room 207. at Bentley Hall, Northern Vermont University-Johnson in Johnson. Stowe/Smuggs (map). Free.

    Brian Osborne


    Wed., Nov. 14, 5:30-7 p.m.

    Speaking as part of the Vinspire: Informing and Inspiring the North Country series, the doctor discusses a holistic approach to understanding the body. at Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. Outside Vermont (map). Free.

    Current Events Conversation


    Wed., Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and Wed., Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Newsworthy subjects take the spotlight in this informal discussion. at Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Lunch & Learn


    Thu., Nov. 15, 12 p.m.

    Brattleboro State Senator Becca Balint and State Representative Emily Kornheiser examine the political landscape in their talk, "Women and Authority." at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington (map). $6.

    Margo Caulfield


    Thu., Nov. 15, 12 p.m.

    The author of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Writer Who Changed History shares her knowledge in the Third Thursday talk "'I Wrote and Waited': Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Life in Cavendish, Vermont." Bring a lunch. Room 133. at University Heights South, University of Vermont in Burlington (map). Free.

    Jim Murphy


    Thu., Nov. 15, 12 p.m.

    The St. Albans resident is on track with his talk, "The Railroad History of the State of Vermont." at Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University in Northfield. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Suzanne Preston Blier


    Thu., Nov. 15, 4:30 p.m.

    The Harvard University professor looks back in time in "Emperor and Poet: Mansa Musa, Al Saheli and the Unlikely 1325 Friendship That Built Timbuktu and the Mali Empire." Sabra Field Lecture Hall. at Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). Free.

    Terryl Kinder


    Thu., Nov. 15, 4:30 p.m.

    Faculty, students and others lend their ears for the annual Saint Edmund Lecture, "The Material Culture of Saint Edmund of Abington." Roy Event Room. at Dion Family Student Center, Saint Michael's College in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Attila Toth


    Thu., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

    Hailing from the Slovak University of Agriculture, the assistant professor plants seeds of knowledge in "How Does Your Stormwater Grow?: Examining Green Infrastructure in Europe." Social hour, 6 p.m.; presentation, 7 p.m. at The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington (map). Free.

    Ibram X. Kendi

    Ibram X. Kendi


    Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

    In 2016, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, then 34 years old, became the youngest person ever to win the National Book Award for Nonfiction for his second book, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. A professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University in Washington, D.C., Kendi brings his breadth of knowledge to the 45th annual Vermont Humanities Fall Conference. Members of the public are invited to listen in on Kendi’s keynote address “Racist Ideas in America: From Slavery to Black Lives Matter.” at Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont in Burlington (map). Free.

    Education & Enrichment for Everyone


    Fri., Nov. 16, 2-3 p.m.

    Middlebury College professor emeritus of political science weighs in on "The 2018 Midterm Elections: Results and Consequences." at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. Chittenden County (map). $5.

    George Twigg & David Zuckerman


    Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Robust discussion is encouraged as the state director for Rep. Peter Welch and the lieutenant governor consider "Where Do We Go From Here?: The Election's Impact on Congress and the Vermont Legislature." at Unitarian Church of Montpelier in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Nan O'Brien Webb


    Sun., Nov. 18, 3-5:30 p.m.

    In the first installment of her NOW! Lecture series, the speaker discusses "Intellectual Spiritualism: Understanding the Role of Spiritual Order in a Practical World." at Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington (map). $25-30.
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