Non-Profit Management Program Classes
Marlboro College Graduate School is now accepting applications for its Certificate in Nonprofit Management program. Classes start in March at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield.
Now in its third year, the Certificate in Nonprofit Management is an intensive four-month series offering nonprofit leaders and staff the opportunity to gain and refine the essential skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions. The program combines face-to-face learning with an online learning portal.
The 10 face-to-face training sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Fridays: March 19, 26; April 9, 23, 30; May 14, 21; June 4, 11, 18. Tuition is $1,250. Limited financial aid is available.
For those members of the direct healthcare or environmental sector, the Vermont Training Fund may reimburse up to 50 percent of the tuition.
Marlboro College Graduate School offers this program in conjunction with the Champlain College Center for Workforce Development, which will hold classes in Burlington. For more information contact Betsy Gentile at 257-4888 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qigong Workshop in Springfield
On Sunday, March 7 from 1- 4 p.m., Studio Time and Space in Springfield presents Qigong - Rooting and Grounding, with Aaron Hoopes.
This workshop is part of an ongoing series of Qigong workshops and an ideal starting point for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Qigong uses simple breathing exercises and gentle movement to connect the body and mind together. The studio is at 59 Main Street next to the library.
For more information call 885-5129 or visit www.studiotimeand space.org
Get Help Doing Genealogy Research
Beginning on March 5, NBC will begin broadcasting a series based on genealogy. Who Do You Think You Are?, produced by Lisa Kudrow, aims to "help people everywhere better understand how to discover their own family stories."
Given this national event, I would like to take a moment to remind you of local resources for discovering family histories and stories. Municipal historians throughout New York State and Vermont are available to help researchers, as is the Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society, an organization with wonderful resources for those seeking information about their ancestors.
Information about NNYACGS can be found at www.nnyacgs.com .
New Thought VT Spiritual Group Meeting
New Thought Vermont, a spiritual group offering a practical path for health, prosperity and serenity will offer a service on Saturday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield by Rev. Will Freeman titled "The Call to Live Authentically."
For information email email@example.com or call 384-3845.
Understanding Climate Change Locally
On Tuesday March 9, at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center next to St. Mary's Catholic Church on Pleasant Street in Springfield, Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux will present the co-sponsored Osher Lifelong Learning and Springfield Garden Club program titled, "What's Happening in Our Own Backyards: Understanding Climate Change Locally."
Dupigny-Giroux is the Vermont State Climatologist and an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Vermont.
Global warming and climate change are hot topics today, drawing concern and interest for information. She will address why climates in the North Country are so variable with the local topography and microclimates present and speak about her use of farmers' diaries and other historical documents in quantifying how our climates change.
For a complete Osher brochure listing, call the 885-8390 **8550. The complete Springfield and state-wide list is available at www.learn.uvm.edu/osher.
Springfield Theater Seeks New Operator
Work will be starting soon on the renovation of the Ellis Block in Springfield. As the construction work is getting underway, the owners of the property are looking for someone to operate the theater portion of the project. The historic building was seriously damaged in a fire in July, 2008.
Ellis Block HLP has secured a variety of public and private financing to renovate the Ellis Block in downtown Springfield. When complete, the building will include a movie theater with three screens. Several community non-profits organized to save the building and re-build the theater.
There is a need for a community-minded person or group to operate the newly renovated three-screen theater.
Anyone interested in receiving the Request for Qualifications for this position, contact Bill Morlock at the Springfield Housing Authority at 885-4905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.