EBackroad Discovery offers guided tours designed for people who only have a day or two to spend in the area, & who wish to explore the region’s best-kept secrets! If you are not well-acquainted with the Manchester/Dorset area, this tour will be a real treat! We travel in a comfortable 10-passenger tour vehicle or for smaller groups of 2 or 4, we use our SUV. You will discover a sweeping mountain/valley overlook, an international woodworking facility/kitchen store, the oldest abandoned marble quarry in the U.S., an antique covered bridge, and a unique country shop selling locally made goodies. Along the way, you will hear the intriguing facts and stories about the area. This is a great holiday or winter afternoon and an alternative to a day on the slopes.
Join us on Friday, February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. as Emily Bernard reads and discusses her book Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine. An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race–in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way–in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that explore, up-close, the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting memories and ambushing realities of growing up black in the South with a family name inherited from a white man, of getting a PhD from Yale, of marrying a white man from the North, of adopting two babies from Ethiopia, of teaching at a white college and living in America’s New England today.
Learn fly tying basics in one of our free Fly Tying 101 classes. The 2-hour class will cover tools, materials and techniques. You will learn to tie the famous Woolly Bugger to take home and try your next time out on the water. There will be some great money saving offers to get you started in tying or other in store purchases.
Join us in welcoming back to Northshire Pam Houston whose new book Deep Creek delivers her most profound meditations yet on how "to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief…to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive" in essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air. On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Jon Mowry to lead this five-part woodworking course. This workshop will provide an introduction to woodworking using both machinery and hand tools. We will explore some of the properties of wood along with basic principles of design and furniture construction. Participants will complete a small project of their choosing. Class will meet Sundays, February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24. Preregistration is required and costs $200 for the five-session course, which includes all materials. For more information or to register, please call our office 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.