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Springfield Osher Lifelong Learning Announces Its Spring Semester Programs

The Springfield Osher Lifelong Learning Spring Semester Programs have been announced.

Memberships are $40, which includes admittance to all 9 programs in the semester as well as to the other 7 Osher Institute semester programs throughout Vermont. The nearest other Osher groups are in Rutland and in Brattleboro. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend individual programs for an $8 program fee.

Memberships can be sent to Joyce Lindamood, Treasurer, P.O. Box 92, Springfield, VT 05156. Checks should be made payable to The University of Vermont. Memberships may also be paid at the program.

The latest brochures have been printed and distributed throughout the area at public locations such as local libraries, town halls and Chamber of Commerce offices. Requests for a brochure can be made by leaving your name and address at the phone message machine at 885-8390 ** 8550.

Following is the listing of Springfield programs for the Spring 2010 semester:

Feb. 9, Weston Playhouse will preview their upcoming summer show - "An American Classic: Death of a Salesman.'"

Feb. 23, Henry Homeyer, Gardening Author, Newspaper Columnist and Master Gardener will present "An Organic Gardener Looks Forward to Spring."

March 9, Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, UVM Geography Professor and Vermont State Climatologist will delve into the hot topic of today "What's Happening in Our Own Backyards: Understanding Climate Change Locally." This program is Co-sponsored by the Springfield Garden Club.

March 23, James "Buddy" Edgerton, a former neighbor of Norman Rockwell will relate anecdotes from his recently published book "The Unknown Rockwell: A Portrait of Two American Families." April 6, Cyndy Bittinger, Author and VPR Commentator will discuss the background history of "The African American Experience in Vermont: Reaching for Equal Citizenship"

April 13, Mike Huff, Director of Academic Tours to Western Europe, will show his travel photographs from Italy and discuss the back ground of "Italian Artistic Traditions: Medieval to Baroque."

April 27, Nicholas Clifford, Author and formerly an Asian Studies Professor at Middlebury College, will share his extensive knowledge and provide "A Background to Sino-American Relations: Three Historical Myths."

May 11, Euclid Farnham, local historian from Tunbridge will share his photographs and historical knowldege of "The Covered Bridges of Vermont."

The programs are listed on the website www.learn.uvm.edu/osher.

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