We are looking for volunteers participating in a nutrition intervention study conducted at the Clinical Research Center (CRC) at the University of Vermont seeking to better understand the potential benefits of dairy fat against type 2 diabetes. Qualified participants must be: Men and women ages 50 to 65 with prediabetes (condition with slightly elevated blood sugar higher than normal) and a BMI between 25 and 40, Having consistent dietary habits that include dairy products, and Available for 8 consecutive weeks . $1,000 compensation is provided if you qualify and complete the study. For more information and to schedule a screening, please call: 802-656-9422 and leave your name and contact number or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Email is preferred).
Rediscover the romance of the rails on board a relaxing three-hour round-trip dinner train from Burlington to Middlebury. On this unique dining journey, you will enjoy a three-course gourmet dinner created on board our kitchen car, and the beautiful Vermont landscape as it rolls by your window. Reconnect with friends and family and make memories to cherish forever.
Kodály, Chris Brubeck, and Brahms: though separated by time and space, these three composers have all immortalized people and places important to them through the lively pieces that will kick off our 2019/2020 season. The concert opens with Dances of Galánta, Kodály’s spirited homage to the Hungarian market-town where he spent seven years of his childhood. Next we present the Northeast premiere of Chris Brubeck’s jazzy “Pas de Deux.” Co-commissioned for the indomitable husband-wife team of violinist (and VSO Music Director) Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson, this double concerto highlights their “unique musical and personal partnership” as it draws from diverse genres and defies rhythmic convention. The program closes with Brahms’ genial second symphony, steeped in the pastoral surroundings of the lakeside resort where he composed the piece in 1877. All concerts begin at 7:30 pm and are preceded at 6:30 pm by Musically Speaking, a free pre-concert discussion that provides entertaining insight into the evening’s program. A reception at Hotel Vermont’s Juniper Bar & Restaurant will follow the concert. For venue accessibility information, please call the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts at (802) 863-5966.
We've all heard of Plein Air Painting, but what about Plein Air Poetry? If you love words, being outdoors and storytelling, come out with a nature-loving poet-adventure guide on an easy 1-hour walk - in person or virtually via livestream from wherever you are - as we explore new experiences and spontaneous prompts to write a plein air poem. No experience necessary. Children welcome and encouraged! See poartry.org/nature-walks for more information and to donate.
We're back! We've worked with the Town of St. Albans to put together our 6th annual Harvest Fest, and this year we're doing it right on the Bay! Join us for a Viking Feast the likes of which you've never experienced, with flagons of an exclusive harvest mead, locally harvested food, and one of the most gorgeous views in Vermont. Free to attend, pet friendly, and all ages welcome! This feast is part of the St Albans Bay Farmers Market Harvest Fest.