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Fall Weekend

September 27-29, 2019

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Fall Weekend 2019 (September 27-29, 2019)

register nowSeptember in Vermont is beautiful, and we recommend that you make your accommodations as soon as possible due to high demand at this time of year.




Questions?

Contact familyweekend@bennington.edu or call 802-440-4330.

All events are open to family, students, and guests unless otherwise noted.

Events Schedule

Throughout the Weekend

5x10 Alumni Exhibition
Deane Carriage Barn, Pit

Film & Creativity Festival Screenings
Tishman Lecture Hall, VAPA Kinoteca, VAPA Lawn

Quiet Space for Recovery Group
CAPA Lens

Commons Bookstore Hours

  • Friday, September 27 | 9:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 28 | 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 29 | 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Local Event Options

Apple Picking: Terry’s Orchard
Terry’s Orchard has been in continuous cultivation since 1776. Today, the fourth owners of the trees on “Apple Hill” continue the legacy of the family run orchard.

  • Friday, September 27 | 11:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 29 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm

55 Houghton Lane, Bennington

Bennington Farmers’ Market
Saturday, September 28 | 10:00 am-1:00 pm
150 Depot Street, Bennington

Self-guided tours of Salem Art Works: Anthony Cafritz ’85
Sunday, September 29 | 12:00-4:00 pm
19 Cary Lane, Salem, NY

Friday, September 27

All academic offices open. 

11:00 am-7:00 pm
Registration and Packet Pickup for Families
Welcome Tent

2:00-2:30 pm
Dean of Students and Studies Welcome
Cricket Hill Barn

2:00-6:00 pm
Projection Loop
CAPA (TV in lobby)

  • HELO (Home, Education, Love, and Opportunity) (24 minutes) This portrait documentary focuses on the children of HELO orphanage in Haiti. Directed by Naomi Middleton ’19.
2:10-4:00 pm | Open Classes

Each class is first come first served and can accommodate up to five guests only.

  • Anthropology of Art
    with Anthropology faculty member Miroslava Prazak
    Commons 319
    This course is an exploration of art as defined and practiced in different cultures. We look at how peoples of diverse world cultures create, use, manipulate, conceptualize, exchange, and evaluate objects of material culture.
     
  • Language as a System and Social Behavior
    with Sociolinguistics faculty member Thomas Leddy-Cecere
    Commons 318
    In this course, students examine the building blocks which make up the interlocking systems of language and observe how those systems are enacted and granted layers of meaning through social practice.
     
  • Nature in the Americas
    with Environment/CAPA faculty member David Bond
    Commons 203
    The overarching premise of this course is quite simple: the unfolding history of life itself across the Americas has indelibly shaped much of what counts as Nature today and much of what makes the Americas a distinct and enduring region.
     
  • Incarceration in America
    with CAPA faculty member Annabel Davis-Goff
    Dickinson 148
    In this course, students explore and discuss such questions as higher education in prison, race and incarceration, drugs and incarceration, incarceration and the mentally ill, children of incarcerated parents, probation, and alternatives to incarceration.
     
  • Social Kitchen: Ceramics, Food and Community
    with Ceramics/CAPA faculty member Yoko Inoue
    Commons 326
    This course provides students an opportunity to learn about creative community engaged practices in contemporary art, and explore the issues of local food insecurity in the Bennington region, with a focus on how artistic process can join forces with activism to expand awareness and seek imaginative solutions. Join us after the class ends for Garden to Bowl, a health conscious soup tasting opportunity.

2:30-5:00 pm
Academic Services, Field Work Term, and Student Life Open Office Hours
The Barn

3:00-4:45 pm
Film & Creativity Festival Screenings
Tishman Lecture Hall

  • The Napolitanos (16 minutes)
    A documentary by Shelby Moore ’19 about King’s Shoe Repair shop in Bennington, run by a couple from Naples, Italy for over 50 years.
     
  • The Motherload (1 hr 26 minutes)
    Denise Bostrom ’73 directed this crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to counteract the increasing isolation and disconnection in a digital age, its larger impact on communities, and how cargo bikes can be an antidote.

3:00-4:00 pm
Campus Tour
There will be two tours with different departure times. Each lasts one hour.
Meet at Cricket Hill Barn

3:30-4:00 pm
Film & Creativity Festival Screenings
Deane Carriage Barn, Fireplace Room

  • Jules Olitski: Modern Master (22 minutes)
    Documentary by Andy Reichsman ’76 and film faculty member Kate Purdie about the world renown American Abstract painter who was a faculty member at Bennington in the ’60’s.

4:00-5:00 pm
Bringing Bennington into the World: Teaching and Learning in Museums
Deane Carriage Barn, Fireplace Room
Meagan Mattingly ’00, Director of Education, Dia Art Foundation and Dia Beacon in conversation with River Valadez ’20 and Lili Española ’20, participants in the 2019 Museum Fellows Term, introduced by Liz White, director of Museum Fellows Term and Visual Arts faculty member.

4:00-5:00 pm
Campus Tour
There will be two tours with different departure times. Each lasts one hour.
Meet at Cricket Hill Barn

4:15-5:50 pm
Garden to Bowl
Tent at Entrance to Commons
Students from the Social Kitchen class, friends and community members gather to share the soups of their labor! This is a health conscious soup tasting opportunity promoting upcoming 2019 Bennington Empty Bowls, a collaboration with Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services (GBICS).

5:00-6:30 pm
5x10 Art Exhibition and Film and Creativity Festival Reception
Deane Carriage Barn, Pit
A welcome gathering to kickoff Reunion Weekend and to celebrate two artistic initiatives for the community: Inspired by the 50th Reunion, Virginia Creighton ’69 and Annice Jacoby ’69 invited all alumni create 2D artwork to be sold for $50 for student scholarships; Cameo Wood ’08 and Aletha Root ’02, organized and curated an alumni and student short film festival. Music by Tavo Carbone ’07. See Me (5 minutes; Virtual Realty) A VR exploration of women reclaiming their sexuality from the patriarchy. Experience the persistent barrage of verbal attack—cat calls to self-shaming—that women are exposed to daily. Watch as these women strip off those confines and emerge ready to truly be seen. Directed by Alethea Root ’02.

5:30-7:00 pm
Farm-to-Table Dinner
Commons Dining Hall—Staggered seating
Dining staff work with local farms to serve up a taste of the memorable Vermont fall harvest season. Pre-paid dinner tickets are located in the registration packet. Tickets are also available for cash or credit purchase at the Welcome Tent.

7:00-9:30 pm
The Goldfinch based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Donna Tartt ’86
Cinema 7, 125 Phyllis Lane, Bennington
Theodore “Theo” Decker (Ansel Elgort) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day...a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.

Please note: Shuttle buses will leave from the Flagpole to the theater at 6:15, 6:30, and 6:45. Free admission. Students must have their student ID to gain entry; families and alumni must have a ticket from their registration packet

8:00-10:00 pm
Stargazing with Astronomy faculty member Hugh Crowl
Stickney Observatory
Come see Saturn, Jupiter, stars, star clusters, and nebulae through one of the College’s telescopes and hear about the night sky from Astronomy faculty member Hugh Crowl. Be sure to check the observatory’s web page http://observatory.bennington.edu after 5:00 pm to see if the weather conditions will allow us to observe.

Please note: Observing is weather dependent and we can only observe if it is clear. 

8:30-11:00 pm
Open Mic Night
DownCaf
Tavo Carbone ’07 opens the night with his experimental folk, blues, and pop, performed in a bald eagle mask.

10:00 pm-12:00 am
Film & Creativity Festival Screenings
VAPA Lawn (Rain location: Tishman Lecture Hall)

  • Celia (12 minutes)
    A young girl deals with her grief with the help of a new friend. Directed by Clare Maceda ’20 and produced by Cameo Wood ’08.
     
  • Waste (2 minutes)
    Waste explores themes of the human relationship to nature and waste, and playing with visual representations of “mother earth” and the female form. Directed by Julia Sub ’15.
     
  • The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man (1 hour 40 minutes)
    A genre-defying dark, storybook fairytale set within the orbit of The Slipper Room, the New York City variety theatre and birthplace of neo-burlesque. Directed by James Habacker MFA ’94.

Saturday, September 28 

9:00 am-4:00 pm
Student-led Golf Cart Tours of Campus
Meet at Cricket Hill
Tours depart every hour on the hour. Please note: there is no tour at noon.

8:00-9:15 am
Family Volunteering Breakfast with Interim President Isabel Roche
Roz’s Cafe, Commons
Meet with Interim President Isabel Roche, Associate Dean of Work-Integrated Learning Faith McClellan, and Vice President for Institutional Advancement Matt Rizzo for a light breakfast and conversation about the Bennington experience, and how you can become involved.

8:00-11:00 am
Breakfast Snacks
Welcome Tent
Full breakfast available for purchase in Commons.

8:00 am-12:00 pm
Registration Packet Pickup
Welcome Tent

Faculty Sessions

9:00-10:30 am
Reading the Local Landscape: Kerry Woods
Meet in front of Jennings
Be prepared to walk. We will visit a variety of on-campus habitats and reconstruct geology/ glacial background, history of land-use, agricultural abandonment, and reforestation.

9:30-10:30 am
Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion at Bennington College and Beyond: Delia Saenz
Commons 253
Bennington was founded on the principles of access and inclusion. How do we reflect these principles today? Come participate in a discussion on the College today and its commitment to inclusion.

9:30-10:30 am
Beyond Plastics: Judith Enck
CAPA Symposium
Plastic pollution is a hot issue that has captured the attention of people who care about clean oceans, climate change, health, and innovative alternatives to plastics. Bennington College is the home of a new dynamic national project, Beyond Plastics, which is led by former EPA Regional Administrator and Visiting Professor Judith Enck. Enck teaches classes on plastic pollution at the college. Come hear the latest news on this issue from Judith and a few of her students, including what you can do in your community to tackle this growing environmental problem.

9:30-10:30 am
Female Architect / Fictive Archive: Anne Thompson and Farhad Mirza ’12
Usdan Gallery
Discuss feminism, modernism, and architecture in the Usdan Gallery exhibit of works by artist Katarina Burin. Burin spent a decade creating a fictional Czech architect of the interwar years known as P.A. Architecture, Authorship, Anonymity displays the full P.A. project of drawings, models, furniture, photographs and more—a complex enterprise that critiques the erasure of women designers from the modernist canon. The installation—also the subject of a Bennington seminar—forms a timely addition to this year’s wave of activities on the Bauhaus centennial. Come tour the show.

10:30-11:30 am
The Great Transformation, on the work of Karl Polyani: John Hultgren and David Bond
Commons 250
Fleeing the rise of fascism in Europe, Karl Polanyi arrived at Bennington in 1940. During his time here he wrote one of the great works of 20th century political economy, The Great Transformation. This panel will provide an introduction to Polanyi’s work, and discuss our class and the upcoming conference to be held at Bennington in honor of the 75th anniversary of The Great Transformation.

10:30-11:30 am
Feminism: An Alumni and Student Conversation: Vanessa Lyon
CAPA Symposium
Fifty years ago, in the politically turbulent year of 1969, Bennington graduated its last all-female class. Feminism/s of various kinds had already arguably been in existence for centuries and in many cultural communities, but the ‘second wave’ got its start in the ’60s and ’70s and is known for its focus on “all” realms of women’s experience (though not necessarily the experience of “all” women—or men, and certainly not non-binary and trans people). In this workshop, we’ll explore what it has meant to be (or not to be) a feminist at Bennington and how changes in feminism/s have changed being and learning at our increasingly diverse liberal arts college in Vermont. Liz Lerman ’69, Taliesin Thomas ’98, and students kick off the conversation.

10:30-11:30 am
The Doubtful Professor: How Bennington Prepared Us for Academic Life
Commons 326
An exploration of academic life in economics, literature, architecture, and psychology and how the Bennington experience continues to shape the work of Annie Coggan Crawford ’85, Nejem Raheem ’94, Rone Shavers ’93, Friedrike Windel ’15. Moderated by Noah Coburn, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Pedagogy.

10:00-11:15 am
Film & Creativity Festival Screenings
VAPA Kinoteca

  • Dentro La Tasca (In the Pocket) (4 minutes)
    An animated appreciation of the late songwriter, Gianmaria Testa, directed by Sally Eckhoff MFA ’09.
     
  • Afloat (14 minutes)
    A small look into the life of houseboats in London, told by boat owners in differing economic and social lifestyles, directed by Shannon Mahoney ’15.
     
  • Grounded by Reality (8 minutes)
    A short documentary, directed by Phoebe Brown ’92, of Jessica Blinkhorn, an artist with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The documentary shows Jessica’s everyday struggles and her fierce determination to be seen as a whole and vital person through her art making.
     
  • Falling Adream (3 minutes)
    A meditation on sleep and death, in the form of an experimental stop-motion animation. Directed by Melis Bilgin ’01.
     
  • The Maker’s Mark (30 minutes)
    An intimate look at eastern Oregon saddlemaker Monte Beckman, The Maker’s Mark encompasses Beckman’s journey as a saddlemaker, and his five sons who come back into his life to help him after a stroke. Directed by Gia Jensen ’92.
     
  • Bitterman House (4 minutes)
    A video essay about gentrification, on one plot of land in South Seattle. Directed by Wendy Call MFA ’07.

10:30 am-3:00 pm
Admissions Office Hours
Cricket Hill
Tonya Strong, Director of Admissions and Fran Edwards ’18, Admissions Counselor.

11:00-11:30 am
Olive Oil Tasting Workshop
Commons 203
Olive oils have distinct flavors that vary by variety, region, and ripeness. They also offer a range of health benefits, some of which can be discerned by those flavors. Discover how to select, conserve, and use different extra virgin olive oils, keep them fresh, glean information from a label, and make informed choices from two-time James Beard Award winner Deborah Krasner ’69.

11:45 am-12:15 pm
Commons Re-Opening Celebration
The Wolery Terrace, Commons
Join Chair of the Board of Trustees Nick Stephens ’77, Interim President Isabel Roche, and Vice President for Facilities Management & Planning Andy Schlatter in a celebration and presentation of the transformational renovations of Commons.

12:00-1:30 pm
BBQ Lunch and Soccer Game
Commons Lawn (Rain location: Commons Dining Hall)

12:30-1:45 pm
Alumni Volunteer Lunch
Commons 319
Whether you’ve been volunteering for Bennington for years or are interested in helping for the first time, all are welcome to connect with other alumni and hear from College staff about various volunteer opportunities.

1:00-2:00 pm
Alumni Forum: Careers in Showbiz
VAPA D207
Join a group of alumni actors, film producers, directors, show runners, writers, casting agents, and costume designers in a discussion about collaboration and their career fails and successes in show business, including insights from Tracy Katsky Boomer ’91, Amy Christopher ’89, David Dubov-Flinn ’84, Valerie Ramshur ’89, Loren Segan ’84, Max Wolkowitz ’09, moderated by Chris Boscia ’87.

2:30-3:30 pm
Open Rehearsal for Everybody
VAPA Lester Martin Theater
Everybody is a play written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by faculty member Kirk Jackson.

2:00-3:00 pm
Film & Creativity Festival Screenings
VAPA Kinoteca

  • Serpentine (3 minutes)
    In the midst of reflective fantasy, a young woman’s inner thoughts arouse a surreal exploration of sensuality, self-esteem, and deeply rooted fears. Directed by Bronwyn Maloney ’13.
     
  • Tuned to Perfection: Craftsman Profile on Healy Guitars (4 minutes)
    A sweet, intimate look into the work of Trevor Healy, a renowned guitar craftsman in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Directed by Rebecca Rideout ’04.
     
  • Running Deep (10 minutes)
    Based on the myth of the Lady of Stow Lake, Running Deep is a conceptual look into how trauma can affect one’s reality. Directed by Elisha Aflalo ’22.
     
  • The ABC Conjecture (9 minutes) The dissolution of the relationship between two middle aged women: a poet and a theoretical mathematician. Directed by Brian Katz ’92.
     
  • Rage of the Moment (5 minutes)
    A short documentary about the gun debate, and people who have had an experience that convinced them to give up their gun. Directed by Nathan Thompson ’86.

2:00-3:00 pm
Life After Bennington: Recent Alumni Perspectives
Tishman Lecture Hall
Recent alumni Rohail Altaf ’17, Joanna Dillon ’07, Wyatt Kirby ’10, Michelle Nguyen ’15, Ayesha Raees ’18, and Julia Sub ’15 share their Bennington experiences and career trajectories in the fields of visual arts, entrepreneurship, technology, and writing. Moderated by Fran Edwards ’18.

2:00-3:15 pm
Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award Recipient Workshop
Commons Atrium
Educator, composer, and instrument-builder John Bertles ’81, recipient of the 2019 Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award, is co-founder of Bash the Trash. Bash the Trash builds, performs, and educates with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials. This session will be a reflection on his time at Bennington and a presentation of John’s work and music.

2:00-8:00 pm
Projection Dance Loop Newman Court

  • Explicit Female (7 minutes)
    Explicit Female, an experimental film, is a visual poem abstracting pregnancy and the act of birthing, directed by Zornitsa Stoyanova ’06.
     
  • The Bloom Sisterhood Society: Love Personified (2 minutes)
    The first project by The Bloom Sisterhood Society, a collective of black womxn artists who offer mentorship and collaborations for girls of color. Love Personified, composed by Ezra Bloom ’13, is an exploration of the black woman as a manifestation of love in human form.
     
  • Made on Earth (4 minutes)
    This short film serves as a meditation on how humans are made in our current landscape of maternal clocks, technology and the irrevocable desire to make another human. Directed by Shandoah Goldman ’01.
     
  • Past Selves (11 minutes)
    Each time we conjure a memory, our minds are writing over the past. This performance visualizes this fluid process. Dancer Hannah Simmons ’13 dips herself in a bathtub of white flour, then slides her body across black walls, creating a new “memory”. Directed by Sarah Fetterman ’14.

3:30-4:30 pm
Bennington Today and Presidential Search Updates
Student Center
Interim President Isabel Roche and Chair of the Board of Trustees Nick Stephens ’77 will speak about the state of the College and Bennington’s role in the world. Chair of the Presidential Search Committee Alan Kornberg ’74 will provide updates on the Presidential Search.

4:30-5:30 pm
Film & Creativity Festival Screenings
Tishman Lecture Hall

  • Dream (1 minute)
    It began a dream but time brought it all into fruition. This project deals with interconnection and the English language. Directed by Louay Youssef ’18.
     
  • Orphan is the New Orange (15 minutes)
    When Sarah Manning gets sent to Dyad Institute Prison she has to “face” more than just herself. A mash up parody of Orphan Black and Orange is the New Black. Directed by Alethea Root ’02.
     
  • Hug it Out (50 minutes)
    Post-divorce and seriously broke, Gwen moves to LA and takes a reluctant deep-dive into the odd and hilarious subculture of professional snuggling. Directed by Jason Eksuzian ’00.

4:45-5:45 pm
Donor and Volunteer Recognition Reception
Goodrich Garden/Crossett Library (Rain location: The Wolery Terrace/Commons)
*By invitation only

5:00-6:00 pm
Faculty, Family, Student, and Alumni Reception
Commons Terrace (Rain location: Commons Dining Hall)
Join Acting Dean of the College and Dean of the Library Oceana Wilson, Bennington faculty, alumni, students, and families for a reception featuring an a cappella musical performance by Michael Chinworth ’08, Dane Whitman ’16, and Liam Dailey ’14.

5:00-6:00 pm
Open Discussion 12-Step Meeting
CAPA Lens
A chance to connect for anyone in any sort of recovery

6:00 pm-12:00 am
Game Night at Crossett!
Crossett Library
Learn new games, meet new friends, and explore the table top and board games. Six full hours of analog action because LIFE™ is too damn short!

6:30-8:00 pm
Families have dinner on their own
As dinner is not provided, take this opportunity to explore restaurants in North Bennington, Bennington, and the surrounding Southern Vermont area. Suggestions for local businesses are provided in the downtown guide.

7:30-8:00 pm
Film & Creativity Festival Screenings
VAPA Newman Court

  • The Bloom Sisterhood Society: Love Personified (2 minutes) + Q&A
    The first project by The Bloom Sisterhood Society, a collective of black womxn artists who offer mentorship and collaborations for girls of color. Love Personified, composed by Ezra Bloom ’13, is an exploration of the black woman as a manifestation of love in human form. Ezra and Crysta Bloom introduce their film and discuss the work.
     
  • See Me (5 minutes; Virtual Realty)
    A VR exploration of women reclaiming their sexuality from the patriarchy. Experience the persistent barrage of verbal attack—cat calls to self-shaming—that women are exposed to daily. Watch as these women strip off those confines and emerge ready to truly be seen. Directed by Alethea Root ’02.

8:00-9:00 pm
Two Dances, One Improvisation, and Three Arguments
VAPA Martha Hill
Excerpt of Otherself by Mina Nishimura MFA ’21 and Kota Yamazaki; a choreographed dance with Emily Climer ’12 and Jon Kinzel ’90; and improvisational dances with Hilary Clark MFA ’20, faculty member Elena Demanyenko, Risa Jaroslow ’69, Liz Lerman ’69, Molly Lieber MFA ’21, Wendy Perron ’69, former faculty member Barbara Roan, faculty member Susan Sgorbati ’72, MFA ’86, and Cathy Weis ’70.

9:00-11:00 pm
Film & Creativity Festival Screenings
Tishman Lecture Hall

  • Real Artists (12 minutes)
    Sophia Baker scores a dream interview, but realizes every instinct she ever had about art in filmmaking is about to be challenged. Based on Ken Liu’s short story of the same name and directed by Cameo Wood ’08.
     
  • Imaginary Order (1 hour 41 minutes)
    The sexual, psychological and moral unraveling of an obsessive-compulsive suburban mom. Directed by Debra Eisenstadt ’91. A talkback will take place after the screening. 

9:00-11:00 pm
Alumni Bands: Carol Cleveland Sings and Catastrophie
Student Center
Thomas Hughes ’06 and Alice Tolan-Mee ’12 present their latest work. 9:30—11:00 pm ’60s Dance Party DownCaf Dance to Motown classics and other ’60s dance music with Party Favors, featuring Crossett Library reference librarian Joe Tucker.

 

Sunday, September 29

8:00-10:00 am
Breakfast/Brunch
Commons Dining Hall

10:00-11:00 am
Next Projects: Designs for Student Center Renovation and Barn Southeast Wing
Commons Atrium
See what’s in the works for campus architecture with two planned adaptations of existing campus buildings. Vice President for Facilities Management & Planning Andy Schlatter will share in-process plans and concepts for the renovation of the Student Center and reconstruction of the Southeast wing of the Barn.

10:00-11:00 am
International Alumni and Student Breakfast Gathering
Commons 302
Join international alumni and students to share their College experiences, and discuss navigating life after Bennington.

11:00 am-12:00 pm
Memorial Lantern Send-off
Commons Lawn, End of the World
Take a moment to remember friends, faculty, and others in the Bennington community.

12:00-3:00 pm
Tours of Gunnar Schonbeck Collection at Mass MoCA with faculty member Nick Brooke
North Adams, Massachusetts
Shuttle will depart at 12:00 pm from the Flagpole. Sign up for the tour at the registration tent or email alumnirelations@bennington.edu.

12:00-3:00 pm
Field Day
Commons Lawn

1:00-2:30 pm
Film & Creativity Festival Screenings
Tishman Lecture Hall

  • Lazarus (26 minutes)
    Lazarus is a short documentary following Lazarus Chigwandali, a street musician with albinism from Malawi as he teams up with a London-based music producer to record his debut album. Directed by Bryn Mooser ’01.
     
  • Aterúe: the singers from elsewhere (1 hour 6 minutes)
    Four New England vocalists reverse-engineer the ancient tradition of Sardinian throat-singing but get in over their heads when a Youtube video of their first performance goes viral—in Sardinia. Doug Paisley ’91 is a writer and cast member; there will be a Q&A following the film.

1:00 pm
Robert Frost House Museum Open House and Surplus Daughters Performance
121 Historic Route 7A, Shaftsbury, Vermont
The Robert Frost Stone House Museum and Grounds are open and free to students and parents. Come enjoy some apple cider and doughnuts while you listen to alumni and student band Surplus Daughters, featuring Carling Berkout ’19, Amy Anders ’21, and Magdalen Wulf ’20, perform. Come walk the grounds and visit the house in which Frost wrote some of America's best known poetry.