MANCHESTER >> Bring out your inner entertainer in this collaborative Cabaret workshop. For those who have enjoyed the Weston Playhouse Late Night Cabaret or participated in the Community Cabaret Class at Weston in 2013, this is a chance to get up and have even more fun. During this six-week course Broadway actress and theatre director Susan Haefner along with class attendees will choose material, learn songs and dances, develop silly skits, and basically have a really good time. This class will take place every Monday at the bookstore from 5 – 7 p.m. and will lead up to an informal performance for family and friends on May 16. Limited space is available for this class.
Tickets are available at www.northshire.com or in the store.
On Wednesday, April 13, Northshire Bookstore will to host a get-together with VBSR, (Vermont Business for Social Responsibility). All are invited to join for an evening of networking and education. We will talk CSR, sustainability, and the importance of supporting your local business community. This event is open to the public and is free for anyone interested in the triple-bottom-line approach to business. Light food and refreshments will be provided. For more information and to register visit VBSR.
On Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m, Author Elizabeth Marshall Thomas will be here presenting her new book, "Dreaming of Lions; My Life in the Wild Places."
"Dreaming of Lions" traces Thomas's life from her earliest days, including when, as a young woman in the 1950s, she and her family packed up and left for the Kalahari Desert to study the Ju/Wa Bushmen. The world's understanding of African tribal cultures has never been the same since. Nor has Thomas, as the experience taught her not only how to observe, but also how to navigate in male-dominated fields like anthropology and animal science and do what she cared about most: spending time with animals and people in wild places, and relishing the people and animals around her at home.
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is one of the most widely read authors on anthropology and animals. Her many books include, "The Hidden Life of Dogs," "The Social Lives of Dogs," "The Tribe of Tiger," "The Old Way," and "The Hidden Life of Deer."
On Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m., see photographer Kevin Bubriski for his new book, "Look Into My Eyes." This book is a photographic documentation of Hispanic New Mexicans (Nuevomexicanos) taken between 1981-1983 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and in several northern New Mexico villages. Kevin Bubriski has exhibited worldwide; his work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the International Center of Photography, all in New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; and the Bibliothque Nationale, Paris.