Introduction to Tarot

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Instructor: Amy Danley-White
Date: Saturdays, March 1, 15, and 29, 10 AM-12 PM (3 sessions)
Location: Bethel Town Hall (conference room) Bethel, VT


This course will cover some of the history of this playing card/ divination system. Students will learn the symbolism of the individual cards and how to perform basic readings for personal insight and inspiration.

Instructor Bio:
Amy Danley-White has been using Tarot cards for over forty years. She has used many types of decks and spreads. She is a former student of Builders of the Adytum, an organization devoted to the study of Tarot symbolism.

I’m Writing!

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Instructor: Janet Burnham
Date: Sundays, March 9 & 16, 2-3:30 PM (2 sessions)
Location: Bethel Public Library, Bethel, VT
Requirements: Bring a pen and paper.


There’s something quite satisfying to put one’s thoughts and ideas on paper.  It is also a neat way to pass on stories of one’s childhood.  Join us to talk about and share our joy for writing.

Instructor Bio:
Janet Burnham has written for the following publications: Vermont Life, Yankee, Instructor, Cricket, Spider, NY Daily News, Boston Globe, and Women’s World. She has also written two romance novels and a biography.  For many years she has led a small writing group that meets at the library twice a month.

Zumba Dance Workout

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Instructor: Lisa Hill
Date: Monday, March 17, 7-8 PM (1 session)
Location: Bethel Town Hall, Bethel, VT
Requirements: Wear comfortable clothing and smooth soled shoes.

One hour of Latin-inspired dance. Cardio workout with extra calorie burn provided by laughter.

Instructor Bio:
Lisa Hill is a licensed Zumba instructor.


Wine Exploration on a Budget

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3rdbranchInstructor: Todd Trzaskos and Dave Sambor, Third Branch Wines
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 6-8 PM (1 session) (POSTPONED from March 12 for snow)
Location: Third Branch Wines, Main Street, Bethel, VT
Requirements: Age 21 and over. Small fee for tasting wines.

For a long time in the U.S. wine has been regarded as a luxury good while in many other parts of the world it is a food for the daily table. We’ll explore sources and strategies for exploring wine in a way that is affordable. Course material is free but there is a small materials fee for those wanting to taste wines related to the curriculum. Details pending.

Instructor Bio:
Todd Trzaskos has been a long time wine appreciator and maintains a website, Vermont Wine Media, that shares information about wine consumption in Vermont and the region. David Sambor owns the Bethel Village Sandwich Shop and Third Branch Wines.

(This course is now full. If you sign up now you will be added to the waiting list.)

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Basic Machine Quilt Making

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Instructor: Mary Floyd
Date: Wednesdays, March 5 & 12, 6:30-8:30 PM (2 sessions)
Location: Bethel Public Library, Bethel, VT
Requirements: Students should have portable sewing machine, fabric of their choice, rotary cutter and mat, small scissors and pins.


Learn a few quilting basics which will carry you through most piecing projects.

Instructor Bio:
Mary Floyd has been quilting and studying quilt history for a long time.

Oriental Herbs for Winter and Springtime Health

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Instructor: Kirk White, Acupuncture Clinic of Bethel
Date: Friday, March 14, 6:30-8:30 PM (1 session)
Location: Bethel Town Hall (Conference Room), Bethel, VT


Learn how to stay healthy as we transition from winter to spring using the principles of Chinese medicine. We’ll explore herbal teas, spring tonics, cleansing diets, and acupressure for beating the late winter cold, flu and blues season and preparing for summertime fun.

Instructor Bio:
Kirk White has been a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist for 20 years.

Real Science Using “Fake” Data

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Instructor: Tim Brennan, Woodstock Union High School
Date: Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:00-7:15 PM (4 sessions)
Location: Whitcomb High School (Computer Lab) Bethel, VT
Requirements: Comfort navigating the Internet. Children of any age are welcome as long as they are self-motivated.


“Fake” data?  Not really, but perhaps “”virtual”” is a better description.  In this course, we’ll explore the ability to do real science using websites that feature virtual labs.  We’ll use these simulations to uncover fundamental ideas about nature and to explore just how faithful one can be to the scientific process via virtual reality.

Instructor Bio:
Tim Brennan is a 20-year veteran of high school science instruction with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and deep interest in the teaching & learning of science. He was chosen, several years ago, by the Vermont Association of Scientists and Engineers (VASE) as the Vermont High School Science Teacher of the Year and was the 2003 Runner-up for the Vermont Teacher of the Year, sponsored by the Vermont Department of Education.