Hirschfield Film Series goes virtual

As with its music performances, Middlebury College’s Hirschfield International Film Series is adapting to COVID-19 with a virtual film series this year. The series will offer extraordinary foreign and independent films, streamed online most Saturdays via Virtual Cinema Starting on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., with the film “Boys State.”  “Boys State” is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which 1,000 Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate … (read more)

Opera Company of Middlebury opts for online

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Opera Company of Middlebury has suspended its fall production of “Candide,” opting instead for a new online production. For the health and wellbeing of all concerned, OCM has rescheduled its live production of “Candid … (read more)

Vermont Land Trust launches online event series

Vermont is at its best right now. Meadows are coming alive, gardens and farm stands are full of produce, and hillsides are just beginning to burst with color. Join our experts in ecology and wildlife for workshops, virtual walks, and ways to connect to al … (read more)

Ripton Coffee House hosts first online concert

RIPTON — The Ripton Community Coffee House welcomes Cliff Eberhardt and Louise Mosrie to an online concert on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m., and invites everyone to enjoy the music from their comfortable, socially-distanced living room. Due to the coron … (read more)

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival goes online

MIDDLEBURY — The first-ever online version of Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) is taking shape. Organizers of the sixth annual event — usually a spotlight happening that sends hundreds of people buzzing around downtown Middlebury just before Labo … (read more)

An inclusive camp goes online this summer

LINCOLN — This past March, as the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools, businesses and institutions, Zeno Mountain Farm, a Lincoln nonprofit organization that promotes “radical inclusivity” for people with disabilities, got busy creating an online platf … (read more)

Middlebury Acting Co. performs live online

MIDDLEBURY — The public is invited to experience an online world premiere. Middlebury Acting Company will present the virtual world premiere of “St. Bernard, An Opioid Play” by Peter Espenshade and directed by Rebecca Strum, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May … (read more)

Town Hall Theater offers links to entertainment

While COVID-19 is has closed performing arts venues around the world, it is providing them with the opportunity to get creative with providing arts programming to the public. Town Hall Theater in Middlebury is no exception. Thanks to the internet age, THT … (read more)

Shelburne Museum announces new online exhibition

“American Stories,” a new online exhibition that examines the American experience as seen through the collections of Shelburne Museum, launched recently. Drawing inspiration from Shelburne’s vast holdings of American art, architecture and material culture … (read more)

Eric Davis: Colleges should go online this fall

Should colleges and universities resume in-person, on-campus instruction this fall? Leaders of most higher education institutions say they plan to do so, while adding that their decisions will be largely driven by public health considerations.  A few inst … (read more)

Breakfast on the Farm moves online

VERMONT — Organizers of Vermont Breakfast on the Farm are now accepting registrations for a live “virtual breakfast” to be held on Saturday, May 16, at 9:30 a.m. “This year we won’t be offering our in-person events because our collective health and safety … (read more)

Activities around town — and online

As many people are staying at home these days, groups and individuals have organized ways for us all to stage engaged both physically and mentally. Here are some activities offered online by both local and national organizations. Connect with Nature. Midd … (read more)