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Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society (via Zoom): Sam Apgar is a PhD Candidate at the University of Connecticut's Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Dept. She studies tidal marsh bird conservation alongside other ornithologists within a collaboration known as the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (SHARP- Specifically, she investigates how four bird species (Saltmarsh Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Willet, and Clapper Rail) are adapted to their nests flooding with seawater. She hopes this research will help to better understand how each species will fare as sea levels continue to rise and provide management options for those species most at risk. 7 p.m. Free. Zoom. Information: Register:


Yellow Barn's On the Patio - "Kafka Fragments" (via Zoom): Interactive programming conversations led by Artistic Dir. Seth Knopp. Artistic Director Seth Knopp leads an open discussion of Gyorgy Kurtag's work - comprised of 40 fragments, ranging from less than 20 seconds to more than four minutes - all of which are excerpts from Kafka's diaries, letters and notebooks. together with the Yellow Barn musicians who performed the song cycle last summer in Putney. Joining for this segment also are soprano Tony Arnold and violinist Mark Steinberg of the Brentano String Quartet, plus sopranos Elaine Daiber and Lucy Fitz Gibbon and violinists Alice Ivy-Pemberton and Adelya Nartadjieva. These six musicians explored “Kafka Fragments” together over the course of a 3-week residency in Putney. Ultimately, they performed the work in pairs, each violinist performing with each soprano, transitioning seamlessly over the course of the evening, but with a shared interpretation of the whole. 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. Those participating are invited to share insights and questions by sending them in advance, or by using the Zoom chat option. (Tuesdays through 10/27). Free. Zoom. Information: 802-387-6637,,



October 2020