Geek Things for July 7th

  • Book Sale, 12–7PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Basic Bike Maintenance, 5:30–6:30PM, Skirack, Burlington. Free. (Bikes)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, 10AM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Movies)
  • ‘September 11, 1814: The Battles at Plattsburgh’, 7PM, Battle of Plattsburgh Association, Plattsburgh. Free. (History)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • ‘Frankenstein and Friends’, 12–1PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Kids)
  • Teen Club, 4:30–5:30PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Teens)
  • Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike, 7–9PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm; flashlight required. (Outdoors)
  • ‘We Walk the Woods!’. Meet at the Nature Center. 10AM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • Water Striders. Meet at the Nature Trail. 2PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • Book Talk, 11AM–12PM, Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne. Free. (Books)
  • Kristin Kimball: Shelburne – The author of The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love. 7PM, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. Free. (Books)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Who Sank the Boat? 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Straw Oboes, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Planetarium presentation, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8pm, Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier. $25-$30, Info. 229-0492. (Theater)
  • Plainfield Book Club. Discussing “Twilight” and “The Town That Food Saved.”, 6:30pm, Cutler Memorial Library, Plainfield. Info. 454-8504. (Books)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive. 11:30-5:30pm, St. Leo’s Hall, Waterbury. (Blood Drive)
  • Military Vehicle Show. Rte 2, 2 miles from Rte 100 intersection, follow signs, $3/$5 per family. http://www.gmmvc.org, Waterbury. (Military)

Geek Things for June 30th

  • Basic Bike Maintenance, 5:30–6:30PM, Skirack, Burlington. Free. (Bikes)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’, 10AM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Movies)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike. Meet at History Hike parking lot. 7–9PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm; flashlight required. (Outdoors)
  • ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 7PM, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, Montpelier. $10-30. (Theater)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Microscope Explorations, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • New England Wildlife, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Marian Call Concert, 7pm – 10pm, Pandemonium Books, Cambridge, MA (Music)

gEEK tHINGS fOr jUNE 29th

  • Community Bike Shop, 5–8PM, Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Bikes)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • Casting Call – Loyal’s House of Blood Production seeks actors and camera crews for two micro-budget movies, I Monster and Forest of Lost Souls. 5–6:30PM, VCAM Studio, Burlington. Free. (Movies)
  • RPG Game Club, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Gaming)
  • ‘Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom: What’s Next for the Family Farm?’, 6–7PM, Montgomery Town Library, Montgomery Center. Free. (Farming)
  • Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series, 7–9PM, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield. Free. (Architecture)
  • Authors at the Aldrich: MT Anderson. “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vols I & II. 6pm, Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, Barre. (Books)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Batteries and Motors, 11:00 a.m. Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Mirrors, 3:00 p.m. Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • 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, Triple Play, Lebanon NH, (Gaming)

Geek Things for June 23rd

  • ‘No Injunction; Decommission Vermont Yankee Now!’, 5–6PM, Burlington City Hall, Burlington. Free. (Nuclear)
  • Basic Bike Maintenance, 5:30–6:30PM, Skirack, Burlington. Free. (Bikes)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • Summer Sci-Fi Film Series – ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, 7PM, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. $3. (Movies)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Gaming)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘The Sword in the Stone’, 6–7PM, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax. Free. (Theater)
  • Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike. Meet at History Hike parking lot. 7–9PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3. (Spooky)
  • Ron Luchsinger – Discussion of the troupe’s upcoming presentation of Cinderella with exciting vocal and visual examples. 6PM, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon. $20. (Theater)
  • Bug Walk. 4-5pm, North Branch Nature Center, $3 indiv/$5 per family, Info. 229-6206. Montpelier. (Kids)
  • Art Opening. “Arctic Cycles” 3-5pm, Governor’s Gallery, Pavilion Building, 828-0749. Montpelier. (Art)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • PortConMaine, http://www.portconmaine.com, Jun 23 – 26, 2011, South Portland, ME (Conventions)
  • Inside SolarFest, 7pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Solar)

Geek Things for June 10th


  • Village-Building Convergence. View vbc-vt.org for schedule. 9AM–9PM, Various locations, Montpelier. Free. (Sustainability)
  • Village-Building Convergence: Village Gathering – View vbc-vt.org/village-gathering for schedule. 7PM, Twin Pond Retreat Center, Brookfield. Donations accepted. (Sustainability)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • Shifting & Drivetrains 101, 6–7:30PM, Onion River Sports, Montpelier. Free. (Bikes)
  • After School Book Discussion, 3–4PM, Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • High School Book Group, 4:30–5:15PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Science & Stories: Turtle Talk, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • ‘The Rocky Horror Show’, 8PM, 11:59PM, Merchants Hall in Rutland. $18-20. (Theater)
  • Art Walk, 4-8pm. Details at http://www.montpelieralive.org, Montpelier (Art)
  • Art Opening. 5:30-8pm, Helen Day Art Center, Info. 253-8358, Stowe. (Art)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Middlebury Art Walk, 5 – 7pm, 51 Main at the Bridge. Middlebury. (Art)
  • Hooked on Who, http://nescifievents.org/?p=2499, 9:30pm – 9:30pm, Cambrige, MA (Dr. Who)
  • Artist Appearance: Mark McKenna, 6pm – 8pm, Rubber Chicken Comics, Bellingham, MA (Comics)
  • Joe Roman -Listed – Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act, 7 pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Authors)
  • Palio di Stonemarche, Hosted by Barony of Stonemarche, June 10th, 2011 – June 12th, 2011, Contoocook, NH. (SCA)
  • Cartoon Lunch, 12-2pm, Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield. (Cartoons)

Geek Things for June 9th

  • Public Forum – How Vermont will meet its energy needs far into the future. 6–9PM, Riverside Middle School, Springfield. Free. (Energy)
  • Basic Bike Maintenance, 5:30–6:30PM, Skirack, Burlington. Free. (Bikes)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Understanding & Protecting Intellectual Property. Preregistration requested. 7-9pm, Dean’s Conference Room, Morrill Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington. (Copyright)
  • Green Mountain Global Forum – The astrophysics of the warming of planets throughout the history of the solar system in “Just How Hot? Climate Change and Lessons From the Universe.” 7PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. Free. (Astrophysics)
  • ‘The Rocky Horror Show’, 8PM, 11:59PM, Merchants Hall, Rutland. $18-20. (Theater)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)

Geek Things for May 27th

  • SCA – Panteria XVI, Shire of Panther Vale, Through May 30th, Camp Farnsworth, Thetford, VT. (Renfaire)
  • Brake Night, 6–7:30PM, Onion River Sports, Montpelier. Free. (Bikes)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castles)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • Raptor Encounter, 11AM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 3 and under. (BirdS)
  • Talk to the Trainer, 2PM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 3 and under. (Birds)
  • ‘Draw Comics!’, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Science & Stories, Worms, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • ‘The Tempest’, 12:30PM, 7PM, Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. Free. (Theater)
  • Slam Workshop, 4:30–6PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. Free. (Poetry)
  • Spring Book & Plant Sale. 9am-5pm, Cutler Library, Info. 454-8504. Plainfield. (Books)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • CLiF Presentation, Barton Public Library, Barton. (Books)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Public Star Gazing at the Ethan Allen Homestead, 8:00pm, Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington. (Astronomy)

Geek Things for May 25th

  • Community Bike Shop, 5–8PM, Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Bikes)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Devin Colman – “Modernist Architecture in Chittenden County”. 7PM, St. Mark’s Church, Burlington. Free. (Architecture)
  • Raptor Encounter, 11AM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 3 and under. (BirdS)
  • Talk to the Trainer, 2PM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 3 and under. (Birds)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (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)
  • Author Appearance: China Miéville, 7pm – 7pm, Milford, NH (Authors)

Geek Things for May 17th

  • Way to Go! Commuter Challenge. Visit waytogovt.org for details. 12AM–11:59PM, Various locations statewide. Free. (Environment)
  • Community Bike Shop, 5–8PM, Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Bikes)
  • Raptor Encounter, 11AM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 3 and under. (BirdS)
  • Talk to the Trainer, 2PM, 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)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Donna Roberts & John Moody – Abenaki history in the White River Valley, 7PM, Greater Hartford United Church of Christ, White River Junction. Free. (History)
  • Erick Tichonuk – “The Adventures of the Canal Schooner Lois McClure.” 7PM, Georgia Public Library, Fairfax. Free. (History)
  • Jane Beck – The learning and creation of traditional art. 7PM, Block School House, Grand Isle. Free. (Art)
  • Gerald McFarland – The Counterfeit Man, 7 pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester. (Author)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Learn about NOOK Color!, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington (eReaders)
  • Center for Cartoon Studies 2011 Thesis Exhibition, 10am-2pm, Through June 11, 2011, Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction. (Comics)
  • Author Appearance: Gail Carson Levine ‘A Tale of Two Castles’, 4pm, Wellesley, MA (Author)
  • 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)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive, 9am-3pm, National Life Building, Info. 1-800-RED-CROSS, Montpelier. (Blood Drive)
  • Book Launch: Highway in the Blood by Kevin Macneil Brown, 7pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier 7pm. (Authors)