The 3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat takes next weekend at the Wiawaka Center for Women on Lake George on Sunday, June 29th.
Participants will join scholars and enthusiasts in exploring Austen's world through facilitated discussions of Mansfield Park, viewing and discussion of film adaptations of the novel, and presentations from local JASNA members Mary Huber, Nancy Duell and Dr. Susan Jones.
We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.
This morning we key in on the environmental history of New York, the effect of the environment on culture, and environmental conservation. This topic is related to the New York Council for the Humanities's new Community Conversations on Environmental Stewardship.
In her new book, Rescuing Julia Twice, Tina Traster tells foreign-adoption story - from dealing with the bleak landscape and inscrutable adoption handlers in Siberia, to her feelings of inexperience and ambivalence at being a new mother in her early forties, to her growing realization over months then years that something was “not quite right” with her daughter, Julia, who remained cold and emotionally detached.
Woodstock Chimes offers a unique variety of high quality, affordable musical gifts from around the world that inspire, entertain and bring pleasure to people of all ages. Their most recent endeavor, Woodstock Chimes for Autism, was inspired by several uplifting stories shared by loyal Woodstock Chimes customers.
One aspect of autism is hypersensitivity to sound. Studies have found that music therapy can assist with some of the challenges attributed to autism. Mozart's music, in particular, has been a blessing for some individuals living with autism. The Woodstock Chimes for Autism features a specially designed clapper, so its soothing tones ring more gently. The chime is musically-tuned to a melody from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21. The Woodstock Chimes for Autism also features a bright, nickel-plated windcatcher with the symbolic, multi-colored puzzle pieces. This recognizable and distinctive logo was first created in 1963 by the National Autistic Society.
The concert will showcase new material performed by Martin and Brickell, including selections from their album Love Has Come for You along with the unique hybrid of bluegrass and comedy that Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers have been delighting audiences with at their sold-out, critically acclaimed shows.
Things have been going unprecedentedly well for comedian Marc Maron in recent years: his podcast, WTF, began as an upstart taped in his garage and is now chugging past its 500th episode, downloaded by millions; his eponymous television show is now in its second season on IFC; and his book, Attempting Normal, is now out in paperback.