Geek Things for July 27th, 2017

Gaming

  • Magic the Gathering for Teens/Tween, 4pm – 6pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • Miniatures Game Night – The Fate of Konor begins! 5 PM, Brap’s Magic, Burlington
  • Pokémon League, 5-8 pm, Brap’s Magic, Burlington.
  • Magic EDH/Commander Night, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • COMMANDER MTG, 6pm – 10pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • WMH – Privateer Press Open Tables, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • X-Wing – Open Tables, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • Board Game Night! 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Gamers Grotto, Bennington.

Kids

  • Lego Club, 4-5 pm, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester.
  • ‘Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D’, 10:30 am, 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.
    ‘Meerkats 3D’, 11:30 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.
  • ‘Flight of the Butterflies’, 11 am, 1 & 3 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.
  • ‘Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure’4, 12, 2 & 4 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.

Local

  • Queen City Ghostwalk: Wicked Waterfront, 8 pm, Meet 10 minutes before the start time, Union Station, Burlington. $20.

Science

  • Raptors and their homes, 3-3:45 PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland.
  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 12:00pm – 12:30pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • The Planets (Planetarium Show), 1pm – 2pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Our Universal Address (Planetarium Show), 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Our Universal Address (Planetarium Show), 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Summer Research Symposium, 2 – 4pm McCardell Bicentennial Hall Discovery Court, Middlebury College, Middlebury.

Talk

  • Sean Michael McCrystal, “Retainers of Sengoku Japan: History of the Miyoshi and Hosokawa”, 12-1 pm, North Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield.
  • Hot Topics in Environmental Law Lecture Series – “A Case of Whiplash: Litigating the Clean Power Plan and Other Cases During a Change in Presidential Administrations.”, 12-1 pm, Room 012, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton.

Tech

  • Code a Better World, 2-3 pm, Brownell Library, Essex Junction.
  • Tech Support, 5:30-7 pm, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury.

Workout

  • Forza: The Samurai Sword Workout, 6-7 pm, North End Studio A, Burlington. $10.

Geek Things for July 26th, 2017

Books

  • Authors at the Aldrich: Food Historian Adam Krakowski. 6PM, Aldrich Public Library, Barre.

Gaming

  • Magic the Gathering for Teens/Tweens, 4pm – 6pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • Board Game Night, 5pm – 10pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • Miniature Painting Night, 6pm – 8PM, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • MTG – HOU Booster Draft, 7pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • D&D Encounters, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • Pokemon League, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.

Kids

  • LEGO building challenges, 10-11 AM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland.
  • Lego Club, 4-5PM, Aldrich Public Library, Barre.
  • Love Reptiles? 11 a.m.-12 p.m, Monkeying Around Play Center, St. Albans. $15; preregister; limited space.
  • STEM Fixes Fairy Tales, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax. Free; preregister.
  • Maker Programs, 1:30-3 pm, Waterbury Public Library, Waterbury. Free; preregister.
  • Wednesday Booktivity: Minute to Win It, Building Edition, 3-4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester. Free; preregister.
  • Science Loves Art, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.m  ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. Regular admission, $13.50-16.50; free for members and kids 2 and under.
  • ‘Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D’, 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m., Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.
  • ‘Meerkats 3D’, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.
  • ‘Flight of the Butterflies’, 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m., Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.
  • ‘Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure’, 2 & 4 p.m., Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.

Movies

  • Jaws, 8:30-10:30PM, Woodstock History Center, Woodstock.

Science

  • Stargazing at The Mittelman Observatory, 9 – 10:30pm, McCardell Bicentennial Hall Observatory, Middlebury College, Middlebury.
  • “Two Small Pieces of Glass” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, 11:00am – 11:30am, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St Johnsbury.
  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 12:00pm – 12:30pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St Johnsbury.
  • Juno & Jupiter: Their First Anniversary (Planetarium Show), 1pm – 2pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St Johnsbury.
  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St Johnsbury.
  • “Two Small Pieces of Glass” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St Johnsbury.
  • Farm Smarter Not Harder — Production Efficiency for Onion & Potato Crops, 3-6 p.m., Hurricane Flats, South Royalton. $20-25.

Talk

Maggie Dembinski – Energy for Everybody, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Rutland Free Library, Rutland.

Tech

  • Getting the Most out of Your Gmail Account, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Waterbury Public Library, Waterbury.
  • Girls Code, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Fletcher Free Library, Burlington
  • Tech Help With Clif, 12 & 1 p.m., Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Theater
  • ‘Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Dorset Playhouse, Dorset. $18-52.

Writing

  • Short Fiction Workshop, , 6:30 p.m., 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington. Free; preregister at meetup.com; limited space.

Star Wars Night at the Vermont Lake Monsters

The Vermont Lake Monsters are once again holding their Star Wars Night at Centennial Field! The event kicks off tonight at 6pm. Stop by to meet members of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison and Green Mountain Squad. The game will feature themed music, fireworks, and quite a bit more.

The team will also be auctioning off some commemorative jerseys that the players will be wearing during the game.

Geek Things for June 29th, 2017

Books

  • ‘Guy Reads’ Book Club, 6-7 pm, Groennfell Meadery, Colchester.
  • Summer Book Sale, 10 am-8 pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier.

Gaming

  • Miniatures Game Night, 5 PM, Brap’s Magic, Burlington
  • Magic EDH/Commander Night, 6pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • COMMANDER MTG, 6pm – 10pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • WMH – Privateer Press Open Tables, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • Board Game Night! 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Gamers Grotto, Bennington.
  • Chittenden County Chess Club, 7 pm, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington.
  • Pokémon League, 5-8 pm, Brap’s Magic, Burlington.

Kids

  • Lego Club, 4-5 pm, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester.

Science

  • Planetarium Show – Our Universal Address, 12:00pm – 12:30pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Planetarium Show – Juno & Jupiter: Their First Anniversary, 1pm – 2pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Planetarium Show – Looking Up Tonight, 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Planetarium Show – Our Universal Address, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • ‘Meerkats 3D’, 11 am, 1 & 3:30 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; free for members and kids 2 and under.
  • ‘Flight of the Butterflies’, 12 & 2:30 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; free for members and kids 2 and under.

Talk

  • Hot Topics in Environmental Law Lecture Series – Renee Schoof “Environmental Enforcement in the Trump Era.”, 12-1 pm, Room 012, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton.

Tech

  • Tech Support, 5:30-7 pm, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury.

Theater

  • Shrek the Musical, 7:00pm, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph. Reserved seating: adults $19.25, students $12.75
  • ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, 8 pm, Bellows Free Academy, in Fairfax. $12-16.

Geek Things for June 28th, 2017

Books

  • Catherynne M. Valente: The Refrigerator Monologues, 7:00pm, Phoenix Books, Burlington.
  • Authors at the Aldrich – Medical anthropologist and artist Dana Walrath, 6pm – 7pm, Milne Room, Aldrich Library, Barre.
  • Summer Book Sale, 10 am-8 pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier.

Gaming

  • Board Game NighT, 5pm – 10pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury
  • Minature Painting NighT, 6pm – 8pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury
  • MTG – AKH Booster Draft, 7pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, 152 Church St, Burlington
  • Pokemon League, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • Kids’ Dungeons & Dragons, 6-7:30 pm, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester.

Kids

  • Wednesday Booktivity: Literary Peeps, 3-4 pm, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester.
  • Lego Club, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Katherine Paterson Children’s Room, Aldrich Library, Barre.

Science

  • Planetarium Show – Juno & Jupiter: Their First Anniversary, 1pm – 2pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Planetarium Show – Looking Up Tonight, 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Planetarium Show – Our Universal Address, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Natural History of Local Trees with Jacob Holzberg-Pill, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Oakledge Park, 1 Flynn Avenue, Burlington. OLLI Members: $40/Non Members: $60
  • ‘Meerkats 3D’, 1 & 3:30 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; free for members and kids 2 and under.
  • ‘Flight of the Butterflies’, 12 & 2:30 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; free for members and kids 2 and under.

Tech

  • Tech Help With Clif, 12 & 1 pm, Brownell Library, Essex Junction.

Writing

  • Short Fiction Workshop, 6:30 pm, Burlington Writers Workshop, Burlington. Free; preregister at meetup.com; limited space.

Fantasy author Kevin Hearne is coming to Burlington

BESIEGED cover - Kevin Hearne

Phoenix Books has announced that it will be bringing fantasy author Kevin Hearne to its Burlington location to talk about his latest book, Besieged, a collection of stories from his Iron Druid Chronicles. The event will take place on July 17th at 7pm at Phoenix’s Burlington location.

The Iron Druid Chronicles is a hilarious and action-packed urban fantasy set in a modern world in which all the gods of every pantheon are alive and well, as in American Gods. Its hero is a smart-mouthed, buttkicking magician. But it’s told in a smart, witty, unforgettable voice that’s all Kevin Hearne—a star in the fantasy world. This addictive and wildly imaginative series stars hero Atticus O’Sullivan: a handsome, tattooed Irishman who looks like a young rock star, but is in actuality a 2,000-year-old Druid with extraordinary magic powers. In Besieged, Atticus’ adventures throughout history are told in a collection of nine new and original short stories.

 

Tickets for the event will benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Tickets will be $3 per person, and include a coupon for $5 off the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event. Seating is limited.

 

Geek Things for June 27th, 2017

Books

  • Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution with Willard Sterne Randall, 7:00pm, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington.
  • Friends of the Aldrich Public Library, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Conference Room, Aldrich Library, Barre.
  • Summer Book Sale, 10 am-8 pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier.

Gaming

  • The Lobby Restaurant Game Night, 4pm – 10pm, The Lobby, Middlebury.
  • Magic the Gathering for Teens/Tweens, 4pm – 6pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • Tuesday Night Magic: Modern, 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • Warmachine/Hordes Night, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • MTG – Challenge of Bolas (Standard), 7pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • Board Gaming – Open Tables, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • Magic the Gathering Commander, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington.

Kids

  • Robin Hood Party, 1pm – 4pm, Milne Room, Aldrich Library, Barre.
  • Chess Club, 6-8 pm, Pierson Library, Shelburne.

Movies

  • ‘Up’, 7 pm, Paramount Theatre, Rutland. $5.
  • Knights of the Mystic Movie Club, 8:30 pm, Main Street Museum, White River Junction.

Science

  • Planetarium Show – Secrets of the Zodiac, 11:00am – 11:30am, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Planetarium Show – Our Universal Address, 12:00pm – 12:30pm, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Planetarium Show – Juno & Jupiter: Their First Anniversary, 1pm – 2pm, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Planetarium Show – Looking Up Tonight, 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Planetarium Show – So Long Cassini!, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Natural History of Local Trees with Jacob Holzberg-Pill, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Oakledge Park, 1 Flynn Avenue, Burlington. $40/Non Members: $60
  • ‘Meerkats 3D’, 11 am, 1 & 3:30 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; free for members and kids 2 and under.
  • ‘Flight of the Butterflies’, 12 & 2:30 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; free for members and kids 2 and under.

P.W. Singer: Todd Lecture series at Norwich University

If you’re remotely interested in technology, do yourself a favor and stop by Northfield tonight: P.W. Singer will be giving a talk at Norwich University called NextTech: The Future of Technology, Security, and Threats. The talk will take place at 7:00PM, and will be followed by a book signing with Singer and his co-author, August Cole.

Peter Warren Singer is Strategist at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators; by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues; by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List; and by Onalytica social media data analysis as one of the ten most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity and 25th most influential in the field of robotics.

Along with Cole, Singer wrote the 2015 novel Ghost Fleet, a book that depicts a World War III scenario between China, Russia, and the United States, and which examines how technology plays a role. It’s a fantastic novel, and I’d highly recommend it.

If you can’t make the lecture tonight, it will be streamed online.

 

 

Geek Things for June 20th, 2017

Books

  • Northshire History Reading Group, 5:30pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center.
  • Summer Reading Program: Castle Building, 1pm – 3pm, Milne Room, Aldrich Library, Barre.
  • Summer Book Sale, 10 am-8 pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier.

Gaming

  • Magic the Gathering for Teens/Tweens, 4pm – 6pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • The Lobby Restaurant Game Night, 4pm – 10pm, The Lobby, Middlebury.
  • MTG – Challenge of Bolas (Standard), 7pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • Board Gaming – Open Tables, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, 152 Church St, Burlington.
  • Warmachine/Hordes Night, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • Tuesday Night Magic: Modern, 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • Magic the Gathering Commander, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington.
  • Go Club, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington.

Movies

  • Knights of the Mystic Movie Club, 8:30 pm, Main Street Museum, White River Junction.

Tech

  • Practical Cyber-Safety Tips, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Milne Room, Aldrich Library, Barre.

Science

  • “Your Evening Sky” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St Johnsbury.
  • Natural History of Local Trees with Jacob Holzberg-Pill, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Oakledge Park, Burlington. OLLI Members: $40/Non Members: $60
  • ‘Meerkats 3D’, 11 am, 1 & 3:30 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; free for members and kids 2 and under.
  • ‘Flight of the Butterflies’, 12 & 2:30 pm, Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; free for members and kids 2 and under.

Talk

  • Hot Topics in Environmental Law Lecture Series – “Climate Change and Environmental Justice: Competing Considerations for Biogas Production”, 12-1 pm, Room 012, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton.

Writing

  • Creative Nonfiction Workshop, 10:30 am, Burlington Writer’s Workshop, Suite 3C, Burlington. Free; preregister at meetup.com; limited space.