Discover the best places to view the foliage for any given day. See mountain/valley vistas and up close cascades of color. Many stops along the way; learn the interesting facts, stories and history of the area. 10-passenger tour vehicle. Daily tours, Advance reservations necessary, $35 pp. Call or email to reserve.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Ian Vair, local wild mushroom expert and chef, to lead this year’s last and possibly greatest mushroom foraging event. Hen of the Woods, Oysters, Blewits and Bears Head Tooth mushrooms will all be on the agenda. The experience will begin with education about safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the identification process. Culinary and medicinal applications will also be discussed. Join our last foraging adventure of 2019. Let’s finish the season with a giant yield of gourmet wild edible mushrooms! Pre-registration is required and costs $25. Please wear comfortable shoes for hiking the woods and sloping terrain. Bring a water bottle, insect repellent, and a bag for collecting your finds. For more information or to register, please call the GMALL office at (802) 867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Dr. Lenore Szuchman to talk about pseudoscience and the psychology of false beliefs. Pseudoscience is, by definition, an activity that is being falsely presented as science. Prevagen is “clinically shown” to restore memory loss – and is being sued for false advertising. The vaccine crisis began with a real scientist who falsified his data. And 44% of 18-24-year-olds say that astrology is somewhat or very scientific. Our beliefs are mostly rational – but they are subject to our cognitive biases and mental shortcuts that, while usually helpful, can nevertheless fail us. How do such things as motivated reasoning, logical fallacies, and the confirmation bias misdirect our intelligent evaluation of evidence? Registration is $18 in advance or $22 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Part of the Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM)’s SpeakSooner® Community Education Film Series - an exclusive screening of The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The SpeakSooner ® film series has been hugely successful in helping to foster open and honest communication at a time when it is most needed – even with humor! The upcoming film does just this as two men who meet as patients facing serious illness find ways of transforming medical crisis into an opportunity to find meaning in their lives. After the film there will be a panel discussion with cardiologist, Dr. Scott Rogge, nurse practitioner, Alison Malmborg, and patient, Jeff Babson discussing quality of life challenges that arise at these pivotal moments. Tickets include a dessert reception.
Storefront Trick-or-Treating (individual location times may vary), In-Store specials all day! Crafter and Gift Vendors, Lots of Children's Activities, Live Entertainment, Medieval Combat Demonstrations, Pumpkin Carving and Decorating, Four Corners North Activities, Entrance and parking are free at all Better Bennington Corporation events. Certain vendors may charge for specific activities.