Geek Things for February 25th

  • M.O.V.E. Book Sale, 10AM–6PM, Alliot Student Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Books)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CinéClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Films)
  • Daily Design Challenge, 12PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Family Movie – Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 6:30–8:15PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Movies)
  • Kids Movie – Despicable Me, 3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Movies)
  • ‘Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!’, 8:30AM–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Puzzles)
  • Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds – “Using fMRI to Study Cognitive Fatigue in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury.”, 10:30–11:45AM , Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. Free. (Science)
  • Jude Scarl – The Mountain Birdwatch project, 7–8:30PM, Unitarian Church, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Talk)
  • Paige Rinker – “From Symmetry Comes Simplicity: Using Abstract Algebra to Simplify Analysis of Voting Data.” 3:45PM, Room 202, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Math)
  • Roberta Harold – “Vermont and New York in the Gilded Age: The Historical Roots of Heron Island.” 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5. (History)
  • Wendell Potter – How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans discusses the health-insurance industry, 7–8:30PM, Burlington City Hall Auditorium, Burlington. Free. (Health Care)
  • ‘Antigone’, 8PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. $20; $10 for Champlain College staff with ID; free for Champlain College students with ID. (Theater)
  • ‘Complete Hollywood: Abridged’, 7:30PM, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid. $12-14. (Film)
  • ‘Eurydice’, 8PM, Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-16. (Theater)
  • ”Star Trek’ Live’, 2PM, 7PM, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe. $13-20. (Star Trek)
  • Felding Winter Ball, Barony of Carolingia – Wellesley, MA (SCA)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Theoretical & Applied Physics Colloquium – “Chemical Effects” in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS), 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Lafayette Hall L207, UVM, Burlinton. (Physics)

Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich:

  • 11:30 a.m. Leaf Cutter Ants The Leafcutter ant colony is a community of “insect fungus farmers” that grows its own food. Help provide the colony with its morning supply of leaves and get a close look at these amazing insects.
  • 3:00 p.m. Optical Illusions Play tricks on your brain and eyes while discovering that things are not always as they appear.
  • Ruth Messinger Lecture, Global Hunger 2011 and Our Role as Global Citizens, 12:15 – 1:30pm, Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Poverty)
  • Total Confusion 25, Feb 24 – 27 2011, Mansfield, MA (Conventions)
  • “China Comes to Norwich” Faculty Lecture Series – “The World Comes to Shanghai: The Architecture of Expo 2010”, 12-12:50pm, Chaplin Hall, Norwich University, Northfield. (Architecture)
  • The Very UnMerry Adventures of Robin Hood, 5:30pm, Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier. $5, 229-0492.(Theater)
  • Star Party at GMO, 7:30pm-11:00pm, Weather permitting, Green Mountian Observatory, Observatory Road, Hinesburg, VT
  • (Call Jack St. Louis 802-658-0184 (H), 802-656-1287 or Paul Walker 802-388-4220 (H), 802-861-8640 (W) for more information) (Astronomy)
  • Ground Zero Games East Coast Convention, Feb 25 – 27 2011, Oswego, NY (Gaming)
  • Westford Strategy Board Gaming, 6pm – 11pm, Westford Public Library, Westford. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)