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    Liz Johndrow


    Wed., Oct. 2, 7-8 p.m.

    The TERRA Collaborative program director shares examples of the organization's work in the Yestermorrow Speaker Series talk "Place-Based Natural Building in Central America." at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). Free.

    Race Conversations


    Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17

    Guided by Ijeoma Oluo's book So You Want to Talk About Race, community members explore concepts of culture, power and equity with facilitator Life LeGeros. at Waterbury Public Library in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). Free; preregister.

    Damian Costello


    Mon., Sept. 30, 6:30-8 p.m.

    A historical lecture explores the life and legacy of Lakota holy man Nicholas Black Elk. at Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Jericho. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    David Allen


    Wed., Sept. 25, 4-5:15 p.m.

    The 25th annual Current Topics in Science Speaker Series continues with "What Drives Lyme Disease Risk in Vermont," delivered by the Middlebury College assistant professor in biology. Room 207. at Bentley Hall, Northern Vermont University-Johnson in Johnson. Stowe/Smuggs (map). Free.

    Ilan Stavans

    Ilan Stavans


    Wed., Oct. 2, 7-8:30 p.m.

    In "Dictionary Days: A Defining Passion," the Amherst College professor dole out anecdotes about dictionaries through the ages. at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Tarek El-Ariss


    Sat., Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.

    The Middle Eastern studies professor highlights Lebanese rock band Mashrou' Leila's activism and profile in the Arab world. at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College in Hanover. Outside Vermont (map). Free.

    Caroline Beer


    Wed., Sept. 18, 4:30-6 p.m.

    "What Can We Learn From Mexico About Gender Equality?: Comparative Politics and Global Gender Inequality" provokes thought. at Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, University of Vermont in Burlington (map). Free.

    Lunch & Learn


    Thu., Sept. 19, 12 p.m.

    Mark Banks and Aaron Goldberg reveal historical perspectives and experiences from family heritage trips to their ancestral home in a presentation titled "Journeys to Lithuania: Echoes of the Past, Realities of the Present." at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington (map). $6-10.

    Meghan Cope


    Sun., Sept. 22, 2 p.m.

    In "Poor Farms and Orphanages in Early Vermont," the University of Vermont professor examines the precarious lives of the state's impoverished children in the early 20th-century. at Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Stephanie Seguino


    Wed., Sept. 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

    The coauthor of the study "Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont," which reports on the role of race in Vermont policing, reveals her methodologies, findings and ongoing investigations. Room 207. at Bentley Hall, Northern Vermont University-Johnson in Johnson. Stowe/Smuggs (map). Free.

    Kory Rogers


    Wed., Sept. 25, 7-8 p.m.

    The Shelburne Museum Francie and John Downing Curator of American Art looks at nature-inspired furniture design in a Yestermorrow Speaker Series lecture. at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). Free.

    Brennan Gauthier


    Wed., Oct. 2, 7 p.m.

    "A Real Monster on the Streets of Burlington: H.H. Holmes in Vermont" captivates true-crime connoisseurs. at Milton Grange Hall in Milton. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Ben Warstler


    Thu., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.

    The Co.Starters Speaker Series gains momentum with a talk on marketing and building a customer base by the former Fortitude Solutions owner. at Do North Coworking in Lyndonville. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free.

    Barry Deitz

    Barry Deitz


    Wed., Oct. 2, 7-8:30 p.m.

    The scholar looks at the life and times of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in "The Game's Afoot." at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free.

    Education & Enrichment for Everyone


    Fri., Sept. 27, 2-3 p.m.

    University of Vermont associate professor of geography shares his knowledge in "Migration, Money and Memory: The Importance of Global Cities in the World Economy — From London and New York to Delhi and Dubai." at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. Chittenden County (map). $5; $45 for the series.
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