Join Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society via Zoom at cvuus.org on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m., for cuteness, chaos, costumes and Christmas cheer with a UU spin. Come be part of the joyful story with Mary, Joseph, shepherds, sheep, angels, animals, wise people and stars. Anyone can play any part — no limits based on gender, age, size or anything else. Put together your own costumes (extra points for virtual/physical backgrounds) and just show up. Take part or just watch and sing along with the traditional carols. Ends with candle lighting and singing Silent Night. Led by Director...
POET RAJNII EDDINS will present a poetry reading and discussion at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury, on Monday, March 16, from 4-6 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — The Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury will join the local chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) to present an important and powerful poetry reading and discussion with Rajnii Eddins on Monday, March 16. Eddins is a Burlington-based poet, author, teacher, facilitator and spoken-word performer. Much of his professional work is aimed at empowering youth through self-expression, as well as addressing white supremacy and the social construct of race for students, educators, professionals and community members in general, from elementary school to...
MARY LOU RECOR, at Journey's End, the northern terminus of the Long Trail, is the featured speaker at the Green Mountain Club’s Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series lecture in Middlebury on Thursday, Feb. 20, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court.
Photo/Mary Lou Recor
MIDDLEBURY — In celebration of the 28th anniversary of the Green Mountain Club’s Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series, the Bread Loaf Section will host speaker Mary Lou Recor on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, at 2 Duane Court, in Middlebury. She will share a slide show of her winter end-to-end hike, “Searching for White Blazes: Hiking the Long Trail in Winter.”
The Long Trail Guide rightly states that the Long Trail is “not designed for winter use” — white blazes, dense woods, deep snow, remote trails and short days. The following is...
LUCY ALLEN TENENBAUM of Rutland is the choir director of the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society choir as well as of the Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus. She’s also a piano tuner, private voice instructor and forager. The Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus will perform on Saturday evening at CVUUS.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — When you’re 65 years old and have been focused on something since you were a teenager, it’s no wonder that “something” turns into more than just a hobby. For Lucy Allen Tenenbaum, that’s music — specifically singing.
And, like so many lucky Vermonters, she’s found a way to turn her passion into a lifetime career.
Locally, Tenenbaum is known as the choir director of the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury — a job the Rutland resident took in 2014.
Or perhaps you have a piano, and recognize Tenenbaum’s name because that’s who comes to tune the keys. “...
UVM ANTHROPOLOGY PROFESSOR Teresa Mares, holding her new book on migrant farmworkers and food justice, is joined after a talk Thursday at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury by folks from event sponsor Middlebury Natural Foods Co-Op. She is shown, from left, with MNFF board member Louise Vojtisek, Glenn Lower, Emily Landenberger and board member Lynn Dutton.
Independent photo/Abagael Giles
MIDDLEBURY — Migrant farmworkers in Vermont are more likely to be food insecure than most Vermonters, but the reasons why are not as simple as having too few financial resources.
A host of factors, among them long hours and a constant and justified fear of being detained by immigration officials, make it difficult for many to access food, according to University of Vermont Scholar Teresa Mares.
“We are the second-least ethnically diverse state in the country right now,” Mares told an audience at the Champlain Valley Universalist Universalist Society in Middlebury on Thursday evening. “And so...
LYNN LUGINBUHL AND Morris Earle pause for a photo in front of Moiry Galcier in Switzerland. At an Oct. 24 talk in Middlebury, they will share stories and photos from a 300 mile Alpine hike.
MIDDLEBURY — The Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf section will host a special fall program Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court in Middlebury
In “Walking Across Switzerland: The Haute Route and the Via Alpina,” the club’s vice president and local resident Morris Earle and his wife Lynn Luginbuhl will share their experiences from their recent trip across Switzerland. The program will feature their photos and accounts of hiking 300 miles across the Alps.
Earle and Luginbuhl spend most of their free time in the mountains and have been...
WEYBRIDGE AUTHOR DOUG Wilhelm stands with a local man in Herat, Afghanistan, in 2007. The fort behind them was built by Alexander the Great in 330 B.C. and is known as the Citadel of Alexander. Wilhelm will give a talk and reading of his latest book, “Street of Storytellers” at the CVUUS in Middlebury on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m.
WEYBRIDGE — As a young adult novelist, Doug Wilhelm knows that if you don’t pull the reader in right away, “you're done.” Nothing is different about the way he starts his 17th and newest book, “Street of Storytellers,” which he’ll share in a discussion and reading at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m.
The book opens into the strange and intriguing world of Peshawar, a crossroads city in Pakistan’s North West Frontier. This is where 15-year-old Luke and his father have just arrived. Their relationship is strained by a recent divorce and his father...
DIANA FANNING, LEFT, Arielle Levioff and Michael C. Haigler will perform a concert of solo and four-hand music at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society on Friday, Sept. 6.
MIDDLEBURY — Faculty members of Pianos on the Point, a new program for serious adult piano students at Point CounterPoint Camp on Lake Dunmore, will perform a concert of solo and four-hand music at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court, in Middlebury, on Friday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Featured pianists are Diana Fanning, Arielle Levioff, and Michael C. Haigler. This performance is sponsored by Point CounterPoint Chamber Music Camp. Admission is free, donations appreciated.