Jack Mayer is a Vermont writer and pediatrician who established Rainbow Pediatrics in Middlebury in 1991 where he continues to practice pediatrics. His first non-fiction book was Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project. His new novel, Before the Court of Heaven, explores how Germany’s Weimar Democracy became the Third Reich – a cautionary tale. [Noon Saturday, Library Mezzanine] In Germany, after World War I, Ernst Techow, son of a magistrate, joins the violent right-wing response to Germany’s defeat, a clandestine assassination network, early Nazis, trying to destroy Germany’s fledgling democracy. He helps murder Walther Rathenau, Germany’s highest-ranking Jew. While on trial for his life, Ernst receives an unfathomable offer of forgiveness that jolts his surety in the fascist cause and sets him on a complex and harrowing journey of redemption. Before the Court of Heaven considers how ordinary people became complicit in extraordinary crimes. It explores the complexity of redemption, and the power of forgiveness. Dr. Mayer will show Power Point slides of Weimar as part of his presentation, as well as read from his book. jackmayer.net
Part 1 of a 2 part program.
For the Animals.
Vermont Volunteer Services For Animals Humane Society speaks at Mount Ascutney.
Pentangle presents: opening act from the Chris Pierce concert, Cloudland Road. “The concert opens with a performance by local talent Cloudland Road, an acoustic pop duo. The duo features Dylan Keith and Chris von Staats, talented guitarists and vocalists who perform inventive arrangements of bands ranging from Radiohead to Van Morrison. Learn more about Dylan and Chris at dylanandchris.bandcamp.com.”
You may have caught it LIVE on our Facebook! If not, here is this month’s Woodstock Union HS-MS Board Meeting.
Working Woodlands Workshop – Managing Forests for Carbon Storage
From Sunday, August 27, 2017
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
“Join Dr. William Keeton from the University of Vermont as he presents information from his long-term monitoring plots at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and discusses how forest retain carbon. We will also visit two of the long-term monitoring plots to see how data are collected. This workshop is co-sponsored by Sustainable Woodstock, Vermont Coverts, and Vermont Woodlands Association.”
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