Volume 6, Issue 7

Vassar College: Vassar College Studio Art Department: Student Exhibitions, rotating. Through May 26. Palmer Gallery, College Center. palmergallery.vassar.edu.
Bard College: First Songs, Part Two: Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts students in performance. A second selection of premiere works. 8 p.m. Olin Hall. (845) 752-2380.    

The evening of March 15 fifteen 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Dutchess Day School students arrived in Rome for a nine day tour of Italy. 

Their spent their first full day at Sperlonga near the Bay of Naples, where they visited Emperor Tiberius’s villa, climbed Mt. Vesuvius, and explored the archeological excavations at Pompeii. Other highlights of the trip included the archeological museum in Naples, Hadrian’s villa, and many sites in Rome, including the Vatican, the Coliseum, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, and the Villa Borghese. They even went to an Italian soccer match. 

849 Dutchess Day students explore the ruins of the villa of Emperor Tiberius.

Sixth and seventh grade Dutchess Day students study Latin with Russell Day who supervised the trip to Italy; many choose to continue Latin in eighth grade. Along with the language itself, Mr. Day’s students learn about the history and mythology of the Roman Empire. 

850 Posing in front of the hand of the Emperor Constantine at the Musei Capitolini in Rome

Mr. Day said “there is something new and beautiful at every turn in Rome and Campania. We are so lucky to have had the chance to walk the streets the Romans walked, to read actual Latin they wrote, and to get some idea of the lives they lived.”

Vassar College: Chamber music performance at the Lehman Loeb: Notes on Art series. Eduardo Navega, director of orchestral activities. 12:00–12:30 p.m. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. (845) 437-7754; fllac.vassar.edu.  
Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club: Field trip: Cary Institute lowlands. Meet at Gifford House parking lot, Route 44 (formerly 44A). 8:30 a.m.
Oblong Books and Music, Rhinebeck and Millerton: World Book Night: local book pickup points for this national community event. Givers sign up in advance to distribute books for free to strangers who may be light readers or nonreaders. 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, (845) 876-0500; 26 Main Street, Millerton (518) 789-3797. Book list at www.us.worldbooknight.org.  
Millbrook Free Library: First session of Write Your Stories and Discover Yourself, a five-week memoir-writing class taught by writing workshop leader and manuscript coach Dara Lurie. 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Registration required; limited to 20 registrants. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue. (845) 677-3611.  
Fountains, Millbrook: Health Talk: "Celiac Disease," in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food. Digestive Disease Center representatives will talk about symptoms, diagnosis, and the latest treatment. 2 p.m. Reservations at least two days prior. 79 Flint Road. (845) 677-8550.  
Bard College: My Name is Ruth: An Evening with Bard Big Read and Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.Excerpts read by Bard faculty members Neil Gaiman and Mary Caponegro, and Nicole Quinn. Discussion and remarks with Bard professors Deirdre d'Albertis and Wyatt Mason. 7 p.m. Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Free; Rrservation required. (845) 758-7900.  
Syndicate content