Free Tickets

The Cambridge Area Rotary Club has purchased 10 tickets to “A Concert to End Polio” for Friday, October 24th, 7:00pm at St. Michael’s College’s McCarthy Arts Center.

Internationally renowned Italian classical pianist Francesco Attesti and acclaimed clarinetist Pietro Tagliaferri from LaScala, Italy will perform, featuring works by Saint-Sains, Poulenc and Debussy. All proceeds support the worldwide eradication of Polio, and are matched two-to-one through a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Stop by the Varnum Memorial Library to pick up your free ticket for an enjoyable evening out!

Poetry People – October 14th

Tuesday, October 14
Poetry People: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville. Bring poems, all styles, or just come and listen. Light refreshments. All ages invited, Free event. Call 644-2117 for info.

Author! Author! Series hosts Steve Metz on October 21

Tuesday October 21 at 7:00 p.m. All ages. Free.
How many veterinarians in Vermont have treated a tiger, an elephant, and a boa constrictor? Come meet Steve Metz DVM at the Varnum Library in Jeffersonville. He will talk about his 42 years of veterinary practice—38 of those in Shelburne, Vermont. You may recognize Dr Metz: He is host of the weekly radio phone-in program “Pet Talk” on WKDR and has also offered his animal care advice on WCAX-TV.Exotic Tails
Steve’s long career yields countless stories–as only the doctor to creatures from goldfish to elephants can. And animals are not Steve’s only passion: He was the first president of the Mozart Festival, a student of the oboe, a motorcyclist not afraid of distance (9,000 miles across country and into Canada), a birdwatcher, and dog obedience trainer. If you like animals—and their people—join Dr. Metz at the Varnum Library.
This is the fourth presentation of the Varnum Library’s author series. Please join us on Tuesday October 21 at 7:00 p.m. to meet memoir author Steve Metz DVM. This is an all-ages event; light refreshments will be served. The presentation is Free and the public is welcome. More information: 644-2117


Steven B. Metz has been a veterinary practitioner for forty-two years—thirty-eight of them in Shelburne, Vermont. He works with both companion and exotic animals. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1961, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph, Ontario. As a consequence of a lifelong fascination with the world of birds and wildlife, he has devoted much of his career to the study and care of non-traditional animal companions. He lives in Shelburne with his wife Connie, and although retired from active practice, he continues his studies and assists other practitioners interested in this absorbing field.

Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie Series

Part  2 – Saturday October 25
Under the Surface

Viewers need not have seen any others in this series to thoroughly enjoy any one or more. This second part digs beneath the surface of Vermont’s bucolic image to explore labor wars, eugenics experiments, the McCarthy era, and progressive Republicanism. The Vermont Movie

Covering over a century—from pre-Civil War to 2009—the movie chronicles the rise of unions and quarry work, Barre’s Socialist Labor Party Hall, the marketing of Vermont, the state’s reaction to New Deal policies, George Aiken’s gentle populism, and Republican Ralph Flanders’ stand against Joe McCarthy during the Red Scare. Émigrés from urban areas, back-to-the-landers like Helen and Scott Nearing, and lead filmmaker Nora Jacobson’s father, Nicholas Jacobson, came to Vermont in search of an alternate lifestyle.

Please join us in our quest to answer: What is it about Vermont that makes it so special? with Linda Bland facilitating. The conversation will be lively and thought provoking, exploring subjects not generally covered at your dinner table.

Open to the public. Light refreshments served. Free.

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