GMC to Host Farmers’ Gathering
On Tuesday, November 27, Green Mountain College hosts the third annual Farmers’ Gathering. This year’s theme is “Healthy Food and Healthy Communities: Forging the Farm to Cafeteria Link.” The event kicks off in Withey Hall at 4 p.m. with a workshop on starting farm-to-cafeteria programs led by Abbie Nelson of VT FEED. At 6 p.m., the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) presents a dinner featuring “Local Exposure Calendar Stew” along with cheeses, breads and apple treats. Vern Grubinger of the University of Vermont Extension Service gives a keynote address at 7 p.m. entitled “Forging the Farm-to-Cafeteria Link.” Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Roger Allbee, will also be attending the event. All events are free and open to the public. The farmers’ gathering is co-sponsored by RAFFL and the GMC Family Farm Forum Series.
Rugby Team Ends Season in Top Four
The GMC men’s rugby team had their most successful season ever, competing in the semifinals held in Rhode Island and securing a top four place in the 15-team division. Field Captain Joe Machowski led a strong squad that included veterans Alex Ervin, Lucas Richardson, Richie Love and John Gaeddert. The team also had the support of some fresh talent. Rookies Chris Wetzel and Matt Dopp came out hard for this season, as did many other new players.
Singer-Songwriter to Perform
Meg Allison, a singer/songwriter with a gift for storytelling, performs at Green Mountain College on Wednesday, November 28. Her concert begins at 9 p.m. in the Gorge; free refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by the College Programming Board.
Holiday Concert on this Saturday
The Green Mountain College Choirs, Folk Ensemble and Festival Brass Ensemble present their annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Ackley Hall. Prof. James Cassarino directs the concert entitled “A Folk Christmas.” This year’s seasonal music will be based on the folk traditions of early America and the British Isles. Audience participation will be encouraged, and a festive reception will follow the concert.
Jazz Bands to Perform at GMC
The Green Mountain College and Castleton College jazz bands host a concert on Monday, December 3, at 7 p.m. in the Gorge. These ensembles will join forces to perform music for small combo and big band. The concert is free and open to the public.
"Major Barbara" Performances Set for Ackley Theatre
The Green Mountain College Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents “Major Barbara,” a play written by George Bernard Shaw, on December 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free for GMC students, faculty and staff with IDs, and $5 for the public.
“Major Barbara” is set in the early 20th century and is considered one of Shaw’s most entertaining, provocative and controversial works. The play portrays the conflict between Barbara, a Salvation Army major, and her wealthy, charismatic father, Andrew Undershaft, who is a "bloodstained" weapons manufacturer. The clash proves to be a test of Barbara's faith as her aristocratic family, Salvation Army comrades and even her love interest all fall under Undershaft's spell.
The role of Andrew Undershaft is played by David Alastair Lewis, a professional actor. Alison Thatcher stars as Major Barbara; Cameron Steinmetz plays her fiancé, Adolphus Cusins. GMC’s production is directed by Prof. Paula Mann.
Spaghetti Dinner to Help Families in Need
The Poultney United Methodist Church will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, December 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Credo Christe members will be helping to serve. It is a free-will donation. All proceeds benefit local families in need to make sure they can afford to heat their homes and feed and clothe their families this winter.