Where’s where you can check out the eclipse around Vermont

The Moon will eclipse the Sun on Monday, August 21st. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, and it’s going to be really cool to witness. Vermont won’t get the full eclipse: but it’ll be cool all the same.

The event will begin a bit after 1pm, and it’ll last until just before 4pm. An important safety note: never look directly at the sun: this can cause serious damage to your eyes.

There’s a ton of places around Vermont that will be hosting watching events.

Museums

  • The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) will be hosting an event and will debut a portable planetarium called StarLab, from 12:30-2:30pm in Queechee. RSVP.
  • The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich will hold an event from 12-4pm and will provide glasses and viewing equipment to visitors. RSVP / Details.
  • The Fairbanks Museum of St. Johnsbury will have a viewing event from 1pm to 4pm, and will have activities on how to build your own pinhole projector, and look through some specially-equipped telescopes, and will host a couple of special planetarium shows. They will also be selling glasses at their gift shop. RSVP / Details.
  • The ECHO Center in Burlington will host an event from 10am to 5pm, with a bunch of events for kids throughout the day. They will have a limited supply of glasses to use to view the event. RSVP.
  • The North Branch Nature Center of Montpelier will host an event from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Details.

Libraries

Some libraries across the state will have glasses available, but check early. The Vermont Astronomical Society has a brief list of events:

  • Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg – Eclipse viewing
  • Pierson Library in Shelburne – Eclipse viewing
  • Brownell Library in Essex Junction. The library will have some glasses that they will be handing out. Details.
  • Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Jericho – Eclipse viewing
  • Vergennes Grammar School in Vergennes – Eclipse viewing
  • The Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. They will have refreshments, glasses, and some experiments. Details.
  • Aldrich Public Library in Barre, 1:30-2:30pm. There will be some hands on activities, and will have some glasses for kids to use. Details.

Colleges

  • Norwich University will host an event at the Kreitzberg Library in Northfield from 1:20pm to 4pm. The event will take place in the Weintz Courtyard, and will have physics professors Art Pallone, Tabetha Hole, and Elisabeth Atems on hand to help with equipment and lecture. The school will also host a live stream of the full eclipse in the Cabot 85 Lecture Hall. Details.

  • Dartmouth College will host a viewing from 1:15pm to 4:00pm, with telescopes and glasses provided. Details.
  • Castleton University will be hosting an event with the Green Mountain Astronomers. They’ll be providing glasses and will have some telescopes set up with some special filters. Details.

These are the events that we’ve been able to find. If you know of others, let us know in the comments, and we’ll add them up.

Geek Things for August 18th, 2017

Books

  • Yankee Book Swap Party, 6:00pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center.

Film

  • ‘Moana’, 8-10 pm, Battery Park, Burlington.

Gaming

  • Magic: the Gathering group, 3pm – 5pm, VT Room, Aldrich Public Library, Barre.
  • Magic the Gathering for Teens/Tweens, 4pm – 6pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • Friday Night Magic – Standard, 6pm – 10pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies, Essex.
  • Friday Night Magic: Booster Draft, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon.
  • FNM- Hour of Devas. Draft, 5 PM, Dark Mountain Games, Springfield.
  • FNM Standard: Team Battle! Red vs. Blue! 6 PM, The Frozen Ogre, Saint Albans.
  • Friday Night Magic – Draft, 6:30 PM, Triple Play Games, Claremont, NH.
  • Youth Magic FNM, 4pm – 7pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • FNM: MODERN, 6pm – 9pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • DRAFT, 9pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • MTG – Friday Night Magic (Standard), 7pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • Friday Night Magic — Varying Format, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington.
  • Friday Night Magic — Standard Constructed, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington.
  • Friday Night Magic: Hour of Devastation Draft, 6 PM, Black Moon Games, Rutland.

Kids

  • Junior Ranger Roundup, 5-6:30 pm, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.
  • Frogger! 6:30 pm, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister.

Local

  • Rockin’ the Little River: Tour of the Waterbury Dam, 11 am, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.
  • Ghost Walk: Darkness Falls, 8 pm. Arrive 10 minutes early. Democracy sculpture. at 199 Main St., Burlington. $20.

Science

  • ‘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’, 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.
  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 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.
  • “Mars, A Watery Past” (Planetarium Show), 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St Johnsbury.
  • “Mars, A Watery Past” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St Johnsbury.
  • Climate Adaptation in the NorthWoods Demonstration Forest, 9:30 am-2:30 pm, Northwoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston. Free; preregister.

Theater

  • ‘The Tarnation of Russell Colvin’, 7:30-8:45 pm, Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, Middlebury. $12.

Workout

  • Building our Clan – Friday Light Saber Combat Class, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Sangha Martial Arts, Brattleboro.

Geek Things for August 17th, 2017

Gaming

  • Magic the Gathering for Teens/Tweens, 4pm – 6pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • Magic EDH/Commander Night, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • Miniatures Game Night – The Fate of Konor week 4, 5 PM, Brap’s Magic, Burlington.
  • 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.
  • Pokémon League, 5-8 pm, Brap’s Magic, Burlington.

Kids

  • The Magic of Bird Migration, 4 pm, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-4; free for children ages 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.
    ‘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’, 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.
  • Junior Ranger Roundup, 5-6:30 pm, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.
  • Escape From Mr. Fairfax’s Library, 5:30, 6:15 & 7 pm, Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax.
  • Lego Club, 4-5 pm, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester.

Movies

  • ‘RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who: The Five Doctors’, 8 pm, Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington. $15.

Science

  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 11:00am – 11:30am, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Our Universal Address (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.
  • Our Universal Address (Planetarium Show), 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Best of Audubon, 9-10:30 am, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington. $8-10 per adult-child pair; $4 per additional child; preregister.

Tech

  • Electronics Meetup, 6-7 pm, Generator, Burlington.
  • 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

Daniel Mills at Phoenix Books in October

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Phoenix Books has announced that local horror / dark fantasy author Daniel Mills will be holding a reading and signing for his new novel, Moriah later this fall. The event will take place on October 26th at 7:00PM.

Moriah is the latest novel from Mills, set almost a decade after the end of the Civil War in the fictional town of Moriah, Vermont. I really enjoyed the novel: it’s a quiet, dark book about people grappling with loss.

Like most of Phoenix’s events, this one will be a ticketed event (tickets are $3), with proceeds going to benefit the Vermont Foodbank, and will come with a $5 discount on the novel.

Geek Things for August 16th, 2017

Gaming

  • Magic the Gathering for Teens/Tweens, 4pm – 6pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chess Club, 5:30-7 pm, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston.

Kids

  • Lego Club, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Katherine Paterson Children’s Room, Aldrich Library, Barre.
  • ‘Where is Sam?’ Paper Cut Bookmaking Workshop & Book Reading, 9:30-11 am, Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury.
  • There Be Dragonflies Here, 7 pm, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.
  • The Magic of Bird Migration, 4 pm, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-4; free for children ages 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm.
  • ‘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’, 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.

Movies

  • ‘The Princess Bride’, 7 pm, Paramount Theatre, Rutland.

Science

  • Secrets of the Zodiac (Planetarium Show), 11:00am – 11:30
  • Our Universal Address (Planetarium Show), 12:00pm – 12:30pm
  • Juno & Jupiter: Their First Anniversary (Planetarium Show), 1pm – 2pm
  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 2:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Our Universal Address (Planetarium Show), 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Geek Things for August 11th, 2017

Books

  • Catherynne M. Valente: The Refrigerator Monologues, 6 PM, The Yankee Bookshop, Woodstock.

Cosplay

  • Cosplay Craftganza Part II: Swords, Helmets & Hats, 3-5 pm, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester.

Gaming

  • Magic: the Gathering group, 3pm – 5pm, VT Room, Aldrich Public Library, Barre.
  • Magic the Gathering for Teens/Tweens, 4pm – 6pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • Friday Night Magic – Booster Draft, 6pm – 10pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • Friday Night Magic: Standard, 6:15 pm – 10:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • Friday Night Magic: Standard, 6 PM, Black Moon Games, Rutland.
  • FNM- Modern-Pauper, 5 PM, Dark Mountain Games, Springfield.
  • FNM Magic Wacky Draft, 5:30 PM, The Frozen Ogre, Saint Albans.
  • Friday Night Magic – Standard, 6:30 PM, Triple Play Games, Claremont, NH
  • Youth Magic FNM, 4pm – 7pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • FNM: MODERN, 6pm – 9pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • DRAFT, 9pm, Tinker & Smithy Game Store, Middlebury.
  • MTG – Friday Night Magic (Standard), 7pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • Pinball Co-op open for fun, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Pinball Co-op, South Burlington.
  • Friday Night Magic — Varying Format, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington.
  • Friday Night Magic — Standard Constructed, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington.
  • VTCC & VGA Game Night, Vermont Gaming Academy, South Burlington. $30.
  • Live Action Role-Play, 3:30-5 pm, Brownell Library, Essex Junction.
  • Dungeons & Dragons, 6:30-8:30 pm, Brownell Library, Essex Junction.

Local

  • Ghost Walk: Darkness Falls, 8 pm. Arrive 10 minutes early. Democracy sculpture, 199 Main St., Burlington. $20

Science

  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 11:00am – 11:30am, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 12:00pm – 12:30pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • The Planets (Planetarium Show), 1pm – 2pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • “Mars, A Watery Past” (Planetarium Show), 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • “Mars, A Watery Past” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • ‘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’, 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.

Theater

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro.
  • ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’, 7:30-9:30 pm, The Grange Theatre, South Pomfret. $10.
  • ‘There Once Was…’, 7:30 pm, Spice Performing Arts Studio, Rochester. $10.

Geek Things for August 10th, 2017

Gaming

  • Magic the Gathering for Teens/Tweens, 4pm – 6pm, Turner Toys & Hobbies Essex Outlets, Essex.
  • Magic EDH/Commander Night, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Black Moon Games, Lebanon NH.
  • Miniatures Game Night – The Fate of Konor week 3, 5 PM, Brap’s Magic, Burlington.
  • 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.
  • Game Night, 6 pm, Main Street Museum, White River Junction
  • Pokémon League, 5-8 pm, Brap’s Magic, Burlington.

Kids

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

Local

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

Science

  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 11:00am – 11:30am, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Our Universal Address (Planetarium Show), 12:00pm – 12:30pm, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Juno & Jupiter: Their First Anniversary (Planetarium Show), 1pm – 2pm, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • Our Universal Address (Planetarium Show), 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury.
  • ‘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’, 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.

Tech

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

Theater

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro. $10
  • ‘There Once Was…’, 7:30 pm, Spice Performing Arts Studio, Rochester. $10.

John Cleese at the Flynn Theater

This looks to be an essential show: The Flynn Theater will be screening Monty Python and the Holy Grail on September 21st at 7:30pm. There’s a bonus: none other than John Cleese will be introducing the film, and will stick around for a Q&A session.

Tickets are steep: $75 to $90 for a seat, but this looks like it’ll be well worth it.

Geek Things for August 8th, 2017

Gaming

  • 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.
  • Exalted RPG Campaign! 3 PM, The Frozen Ogre, Saint Albans.
  • Board Gaming – Open Tables, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • MTG – Challenge of Bolas (Standard), 7pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington.
  • Magic the Gathering Commander, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington.
  • The Lobby Restaurant Game Night, 4pm – 10pm, The Lobby, Middlebury.

Kids

  • Nestlings Find Nature, 10:30-11:30 am, Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington.
  • ‘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’, 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.

Movies

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

Science

  • Secrets of the Zodiac (Planetarium Show), 11:00am – 11:30am, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Our Universal Address (Planetarium Show), 12:00pm – 12:30pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Juno & Jupiter: Their First Anniversary (Planetarium Show), 1pm – 2pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • Looking Up Tonight (Planetarium Show), 2:30pm – 3:00pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.
  • So Long Cassini! (Planetarium Show), 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury.

Catherynne M. Valente at Yankee Bookshop!

Catherynne M. Valente is coming back to Vermont to promote her latest book, The Refrigerator Monologues. The event will take place at the Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock on Friday, August 11th at 6:00pm.

Here’s what the book is about:

The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics

From the New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who’s ever been “refrigerated”: comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress.

In an entirely new and original superhero universe, Valente subversively explores these ideas and themes in the superhero genre, treating them with the same love, gravity, and humor as her fairy tales. After all, superheroes are our new fairy tales and these six women have their own stories to share.

RSVP here.