Geek Things for August 8th

  • Vermont Festival of the Arts. Visit vermontartfest.com for details. 8AM–9PM, Various locations, Mad River Valley. Various prices. (Arts)
  • ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The ’40s Musical’, 2PM, Charlotte Community Library, Charlotte. Free. (Theater)
  • ‘Champ: Unsolved Mystery of the Lake’, 12:30PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Draw Comics!, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘Sweeney Todd’, 8PM, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid. $22-25. (Theater)
  • Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group, 10AM–12PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Writing)
  • Open Cardgames!, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • L5R Constructed, 7pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Optical Tops, 11am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Miror, Mirror, 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Planetarium presentation 11:00, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)

Geek Things for July 8th

We’re running a little late, watching the STS-135 mission, but here’s what’s going on in Vermont today:

  • Benefit Book Sale. After 3 p.m., fill a bag for $5. Proceeds support the purchase of a bookmobile for the Milton Public Library. 9AM–5PM, 117 East Rd., Milton. Free. (Books)
  • Book Sale, 9:30AM–5:30PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Name That Movie!, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • Suspension 101, 6–7:30PM, Onion River Sports, Montpelier. Free. (Bikes)
  • ‘Frankenstein and Friends’, 6:30PM, Staige Hill Farm, Charlotte. Free. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 4:30–5:15PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘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)
  • Fossils, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Connecticon, Jul 8 – 10, 2011, Hartford, CT (Conventions)
  • Planetarium presentation, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

 

Geek Things for March 2nd


  • Small Agricultural Business Workshop, 7:15PM, Hazen Union High School, Hardwick. $15 per class. (Agriculture)
  • Renewable Energy Workshop, 6–7PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. Free. (Energy)
  • ‘Smart About Solar’, 7–8:30PM, Library, Charlotte Central School, Charlotte. Free. (Solar)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12–5:30PM, Shelburne Town Hall, Shelburne. Free. (Vampires)
  • Chittenden County Philatelic Club, 6:15PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Stamps)
  • Milton Historical Society Meeting, 6PM, Milton Historical Society, Milton. Free. (History)
  • ‘Tech Savvy’, 6–8PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Skype)
  • ‘Restless’, 7PM, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Films)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Annelise Orleck – “Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire & its lasting impact on workplace safety laws”, 7PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Communities and Justice: Inequality and Innovation in America’s Justice System’, 7PM, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Death With Dignity: From Oregon to Vermont’, 6:30PM, St. Albans Historical Museum, St. Albans. Free. (Talk))
  • Dr. François Clemmons – “If You Don’t Want Your Slave to Speak Freely, You Should Forbid Him to Sing!”, 7PM, First United Methodist Church, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Dr. Mary Childers – “A memoirist discusses her broken childhood in Welfare Brat”, 7PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • Paul Searls – Two Vermonts: Geography and Identity, 1865-1910, 7PM, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Talk)
  • Vermont Law Symposium – “China’s Environmental Governance: Global Challenges and Comparative Solutions,” 9:30AM, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. Free. (Talk)
  • Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Global and Regional Studies Brown Bag Lecture, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Old Mill John Dewey Lounge 325, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Physics Department Colloquium – “A Luttinger Liquid Core Inside Helium-4 Filled Nanopores “, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Mildred Livak Room, UVM, Burlington. (Physics)
  • The Writer’s Workshop fiction reading – Bonnie Jo Campbell, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Old Mill John Dewey Lounge 325, UVM, Burlington. (Writing)
  • 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)
  • Atwater Blood Drive 2010 -2011, 11am – 4pm, McCullough Social Space, Atwater Commons, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Vampires)
  • “Liberals and Immigration: A Philosophical Perspective”, 4:30 – 6pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Seuss Stories!, 10:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (Kids)
  • Psychology Lunch program: Student presentations, 12pm, Webb 107, Norwich University, Northfield. (Talk)

 

Geek Things for February 10th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2–7PM, Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte. Free. (Vampires)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • ‘The Dark Side of Chocolate’, 5:30–7:30PM, City Market, Burlington. Free, preregister. (Food)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Poetry-Writing Group, 4:30–5:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Colman McCarthy, “Building a more peaceful world”, 7PM, Casella Theater, Castleton State College, Castleton. Free; tickets required. (Peace)
  • Dr. Elliott Fisher, “Achieving a Sustainable Health Care System.”, 4pm, Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Health Care)
  • Walter Kulash – “Transportation and Community Character,” 7PM, Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Transportation)
  • Todd Lecture Series – Lieutenant General John F. Kelley, 7pm, Plumley Armory, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Military)
  • ‘Dracula’, 7:30PM, Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh. $2-10. (Vampires, Theater)
  • ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 7PM, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson. $5. (Shakespeare, Theater)
  • Book Discussion Series: ‘World War II: The Loss of the Age of Innocence’ in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, 6:30PM, Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax. Free. (Reading)
  • Sigma Xi lecture: “DNA at the Dinnertable: The Global Politics of Genetically Modified Food”, 5:30pm, Norwich University, Northfield. (Genetics)
  • Exhibit: Raise the Roof, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, ECHO, Burlington. Free with admission (Kids)
  • Teacher Workshop: Growing Things: an Introduction to the Insights Curriculum, 9am to 3pm, Monshire Museum, Norwich. $55, pre-registration required. Register online. (Teaching)
  • Open Miniatures Tables!, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)