• “Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme”…As the days lengthen and the weather warms and the birds sing and your allergies act up, you may be thinking of planting things. Happily, you don’t have to go to Scarborough  Fair to think about herbs and flowers that you can not only cook with but some that will help cure things. Jennifer Fairfield’s Gardening: Spice up Your Garden and Improve Your Health Zoom class on April 26 10am, still has openings and you might even earn extra credit if you remember who sang that song. A hint: a touch of rosemary will improve your memory
  • For a new perspective on the Russian Revolution in 1917, you may already be aware that what two Russians, Sergei Diaghilev and Igor Stravninksy, did with dance and music in the early twentieth century in Paris was at least as revolutionary as anything that happened in Red Square. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine modern dance without Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe and the choreography of the spectacular dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky. And what would the Ballet Russe have been like without the groundbreaking music of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of SpringFirebird and Petroushka? Happily, there are still opportunities to further explore this longer-lasting revolution in Henry Aldridge’s May 6 at 1pm in-person class on Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes.