Spotted: Irasburg Castle

This ‘castle’ was found by flickr user Meeyauw, up in Irasburg, Vermont.

Amy and I twice went to Sunday Tea in this beautiful castle during Christmas time years ago. Once we took Marcia and Suzi. I have never had cake as good as was served here.

When I drove by the castle on my way home Sunday I saw that it is “For Sale by Owner”: http://www.forsalebyownercenter.com/listing-45532-Irasburg-VT-05…

Known as “The Gregoire Castle”
http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/gregorie.htm

Geek Things for July 28th

  • 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)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Teen Club, 4:30–5:30PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group – The City of Ember. 10–11AM, Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax. Free. (Books)
  • 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)
  • Water Striders. Meet at the Nature Trail. 2PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • ‘We Walk the Woods!’ Meet at the Nature Center. 10AM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • Shakespeare in the Barn: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 8PM, Mary’s Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek, Bristol. $10. (Theater)
  • Book Talk, 11AM–12PM, Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne. Free. (Books)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Hoopster Gliders and Paper Craft, 11am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Honeybees, 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • The Manchester Historical Society, 7 pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (History)
  • Planetarium presentation 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)
  • CLiF Presentation, Ossipee Central School Summer Progra, Ossipee. Please make sure to call us at 802-244-0944 to double check the dates and times have not changed.(Books)

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 July 1

  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • High School Book Group, 4:30–5:15PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘Birds By Ear’. Meet at History Hike. 10AM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Birds)
  • David Fairbanks Ford – “Baby Penguins, Two-Headed Calves and the World of St. Petersburg’s Museums.” 6–8PM, Main Street Museum, White River Junction. Donations accepted. (Museums)
  • ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 8PM, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, Montpelier. $10-30. (Theater)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Color Mixing, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Fossils, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Planetarium presentation, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. (Astronomy)
  • Star Party at GMO. Call Jack St. Louis 802-658-0184 (H), 802-656-1287 or Paul Walker 802-388-4220 (H), 802-861-8640 (W) for invite. 8:30pm-11:30pm, Green Mountian Observatory, Observatory Road, Hinesburg. (Astronomy)

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 28th

  • Community Farm Work Day, 4–6PM, Community Farm, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Farms)
  • Public Forum – How Vermont will meet its energy needs far into the future, 6–9PM, Cafeteria, Colchester High School, Colchester. Free. (Energy)
  • Efficiency Vermont Meeting, 8-10am, Board Room. 8–10AM, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. Free. (Energy)
  • Green Drinks, 6-8pm, Lake Lobby, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’, 10AM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Films)
  • Tuesday Night at the Movies – Nosferatu. A piano player provides accompaniment. Open discussion follows. 7PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. $8. (Films)
  • Game Day, 9:30–10:30AM, Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Creative Writing Group, 10:30AM, Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington. Free. (Writing)
  • Willem Lange & Mary Azarian – A Dream of Dragons: A Saga in Verse, 7PM, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier. Free. (Books)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Quarterstaff Games, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • CliF Presentation, Richford Daycamp, Richford, (Kids)
  • Magnets, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Who Sank the Boat? 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Vermont Book Shop Book Discussion, 7:30 – 11:59pm, 51 Main @ The Bridge, Middlebury. (Books)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive. 12:30-5:30pm, Bethel White Church, Bethel. (Blood Drive)

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 20th

  • Village-Building Convergence. View vbc-vt.org for schedule. 9AM–9PM at Various locations, Montpelier. Free. (Sustainability)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group, 10AM–12PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Writing)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive. 11:30am – 5:30pm, Vermont College, MOntpelier. (Blood Drive)
  • East Montpelier/Calais Historical Societies Meeting. Potluck picnic, bring your own place setting & chair. Martin Johnson speaks on the Martin Farm and its evolution into Goddard Coll. Meet at Goddard College parking lot, 5:30pm. Info. 454-7328. Plainfield. (History)
  • Open Cardgames!, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Come Learn About Our New NOOK Simple Touch, 5:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)

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)