Geek things for 420

  • Raptor Encounter, 11AM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 3 and under. (Birds)
  • Scrabble Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Gaming)
  • ECHO Earth Weeks’ MudFest, 10AM–5PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Benson Lecture: Rick Bass – Protection of the Montana wilderness from development and logging. 7–8PM, Green Mountain College, Poultney. Free. (Talk)
  • John Cramer – Theories of quantum physics, and Penny Penniston’s play now then again. 7:30–8:30PM, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Whallonsburg NY. Free. (Physics)
  • ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’, 10AM, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson. $5; free for the JSC community. (Theater)
  • Book Discussion Series: ‘Orchestrated Stories’ – Tananarive Due’s Joplin’s Ghost, 6:30PM, Hartland Public Library, Hartland. Free. (Reading)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Footprints on the Land: You Can Get There from Here! (1930-1960). 1-3pm, Vermont History Museum, $5/$3 members, Pre-reg. 828-2180. Montpelier. (Kids)
  • Books & Book Collecting, 1:30pm, Noble Hall, VT College of Fine Arts, $5 for non-members, Info. 454-4675, Montpelier. (Books)
  • Book Discussion: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. 7pm, Brown Public Library, Info. 485-4621, Northfield. (Books)
  • Environmental Forum, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., The Jost Foundation Room, Davis Student Center, UVM, Burlington. (Environmental)
  • Horace Bartilow – “Drug Wars Collaterla Damage: Human Rights Effects of the US Funded Drug War in Latin America,” 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Mill John Dewey Lounge 325, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Hoopster Gilder Build a glider that flies! 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Sink or Float Test, 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • W. D. Carpenter Lecture – “Cap and Trade: The Evolution of an Economic Idea”, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • MCAB Guest Speaker: David Sanger, 8-9:30pm, Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • NOOK It with NOOK Color! 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Miniatures Camp, 9am – Fri, April 22, 3pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Wednesday Night Board gaming at Triple Play, 6:00pm – 10:30pm, Triple Play, Lebanon, New Hampshire (Gaming)
  • D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • L5R Night at Triple Play, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Triple Play, Lebanon NH. (Gaming)