Lectures & Events

Annual Meeting

Annual MeetingWednesday, May 22
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms
1119 Quechee Main Street
Quechee, VT

$30 per person.
Register here: Chicken entree
Register here: Ravioli entree
Register here: Salmon entree

Join OSHER@Dartmouth as we gather to review the year and honor our exceptional volunteers. Attendees will enjoy one of three luncheon selections followed by a special presentation by guest speaker Susan Dentzer:

"E Pluribus Unum: Why the Pursuit of Better Health and Health Care Should Unify Americans"
With another court fight raging over the Affordable Care Act, and proposals for yet more major health reforms now being advanced, the fate of the nation's health care system is once again proving to be a divisive political issue. Susan Dentzer will argue that this should not be the case. The nation's health and health care challenges are as plain as day: the health of much of the population is declining, for reasons that are mainly preventable; the cost of health care is increasingly out of reach for many; and the quality of much of the care we receive is still subpar. Each of us is being harmed in our own way by these forces, yet none of the political parties seem willing to put all the facts on the table at once and work together to address them. It may be fantasy to imagine change, but there could be a nonpartisan pathway to a healthier America for all. Susan will briefly sketch the outlines of such an approach, and then elaborate on it as desired in the question and answer session that follows.

About Susan Dentzer


Tech Café

Tech CafeThursday, May 23
2:30 – 4:00 PM
DOC House
10 Hilton Field Road
Hanover, NH

Bring your device: laptop, iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle, tablet, etc. Ask questions and receive support. Learn how to register online for classes or navigate the OSHER@Dartmouth website.

This is free and open to all OSHER@Dartmouth members. No reservation is required.


Hot Plates, Hot Topics:
News Literacy: How to Distinguish Between Noise and News

NewspaperFriday, May 24
12:00 PM
Jesse's Restaurant
224 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH

Register here.
Member: $30
Non-Member: $40

These days, thanks to the internet, anyone can be a publisher, offering "alternative facts" and outlandish conspiracy theories to receptive audiences. Inconvenient truths from legitimate news organizations are frequently being attacked as "fake news." How did we get into this mess and what can we do about it?

Dennis Stern has worked as a journalist and newspaper executive for most of his career, including 28 years at the New York Times. At the Times, he held various editing roles in the news department before moving to the business side to become deputy general manager. He gets his daily dose of news from numerous sources: in print from the Times and the Valley News and on-line from at least a half-dozen web sites, some more trustworthy than others. He lives in Lyme.

Pre-registration is required.


Spring Term Ends

Friday, May 24


Lunch & Learn:
Cornish Colony: Arcadian American Art

St. GaudensWednesday, May 29
12:00 PM
R.W. Black Community Center
48 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH


This program will focus on the Cornish Art Colony in its seminal period, from its inception in 1884 to 1916, the year of its retrospective at Dartmouth. You will discuss its place in Arcadian American Art, ranging from the Hudson River School to Maxfield Parrish (in particular) as well as view images of the artists' works.

Jo Evarts earned her B.A. in English and Art History from Wellesley College, and her Ed.M. from Harvard. The Cornish Colony is an area of particular interest to Evarts. Evarts is the editor and publisher of The Complete Hoot, the comprehensive online calendar and information on the arts and events in the Upper Valley www.thecompletehoot.com.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Hanover Parks & Recreation.


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