Geek Things for February 16th

  • ‘How to Convert to Solar Hot Water’, 7PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Solar)
  • Scrabble Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Scrabble)
  • ‘Travelers and Magicians’, 7PM, Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Film)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Highgate Story Hour, 10–11AM, Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center. Free. (Kids)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘Peter Pan’, 12PM, Very Merry Theatre, Burlington. Free. (Theater)
  • ‘Raptors Up Close’, 2PM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Raptors)
  • ‘Signs in the Snow’, 11AM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • ‘Current Events in Egypt’, 6PM, Burlington College, Burlington. Free. (Current Events)
  • Lamoille County Osher Lecture Series – “The WPA: The Depression and Great Art”, 1:30PM, Town & Country Resort, Stowe. $5. (Talk)
  • Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Environmental FOrum, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Chittenden Bank Room, UVM, Burlington. (Environmentalism)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Wednesday Night Board gaming at Triple Play, 6:00pm – 10:30pm, Lebanon, New Hampshire (Gaming)
  • D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington (Gaming)

    Monshire Museum, Norwich:

  • 11:30 a.m. Hoopster Gilder Build a glider that flies! You will experiment with and change your design to see if you can make it fly even further.
  • 3:00 p.m. Sink and Float Test your predictions about which common objects will sink and which will float. You will then use what you learned to make a boat that will hold the most cargo without sinking.
  • Faculty Lecture Series – “Are Regional Languages Profitable? The Costs and Benefits of Maintaining Plural Linguistic Identities in Italy and Spain” Andrei Barashkov, 4:30 – 6pm, Frankin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • “The Israel Peace Plan That Could Still Be”, 8 – 9:30pm, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 216, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk(
  • NOOK Classic at NOON
  • NOOK Event, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)