Geek Things for March 17th, 2016

  • Beetles, Bees, Butterflies: A Symposium on Vermont’s Pollinators, 8:30 am-5 pm, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. $35; limited space.
  • Grain Growers Conference, 9:30 am-5:30 pm, The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, Essex. $50-55.
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5 pm, SHAPE Fitness Center, Johnson State College, Johnson. Free; preregister.
  • Young Adult Workshop, 6:30 pm, 22 Church St., Burlington. Free; preregister at meet up.com; limited space.
  • Mount Mansfield Scale Modelers, 6:30-8:30 pm, Kolvoord Community Room, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free.
  • Lego Club, 4-5 pm, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester. Free.
  • Write Now! 6:30-9 pm, Chaffee Art Center, Rutland. $15-20; preregister; limited space.
  • Forza: The Samurai Sword Workout, 6:30-7:30 pm, North End Studio A, Burlington. $10.
  • Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series – Shift in Perspective: Observing Food Systems, 12:30 – 1:15pm, Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury.
  • Thursday Game Night: Splendor, 7:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington.
  • Customer Appreciation Sale, 9-6:30pm, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier.
  • Northshire Mystery And Thriller Reading Group – Murder In Pigalle by Cara Black. 2pm,  Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center.
  • Commander Two-Headed Giant Tournament, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • 2-Player Game Night, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • Pinball Co-op open for fun, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Pinball Co-Op, South Burlington.
  • Night Skies” Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Settlers of Catan Night, 6pm – 11pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • COMMANDER MTG, 6pm – 10pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • SCG Game Night MODERN, 6pm – 9pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • Tabletop Game Night, 5pm – 7pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies, Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • Learn to Play: Tokaido, 6 PM, Dark Mountain Games, Springfield.