Geek Things for March 31st

  • Vermont Organics Recycling Summit, 8:30AM–4PM, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center. $35-45. (Organic)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8AM–1PM, Fair Haven Union High School, Fair Haven. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Grand Opening, 3–7:30PM, Readers & Writers at LACE, Barre. Free. (Community)
  • ‘How to Make the Best Use of Your Digital Camera’, 6–8PM, Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax. Free. (Photography)
  • ‘Preserving Electronic Records’, 9AM–12PM, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh. Free. (Technology)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • ‘Journey From Sap to Syrup’. 10-11am, Preregister. Sugarhouse parking area. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per each additional child. (Nature, Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Computers)
  • Poetry-Writing Group, 4:30–5:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Writing)
  • John Cohn – “Smarter Computing: How 100 Years of Innovation Got Us on ‘Jeopardy!'” 4PM, John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Robots)
  • Colby Military Writers’ Symposium – “An Uncertain Future in Afghanistan: Assessing the Conflict 10 Years On.” 8AM–7PM, Norwich University, Northfield. $150 for all events. (Military)
  • Dr. Robert J. Nash & Dr. DeMethra LaSha Bradley – “Continuing to Liberate Scholarly Writing: How Scholarly Personal-Narrative Writing Integrates Me-Search and Re-Search.” 3PM, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Talk)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Author Appearance: Ethan Gilsdorf, Presenting “Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks” http://nescifievents.org/?p=2073, 4pm – 6pm, Beverly, MA (Author)
  • “Carcinogenesis as Development Gone Awry,” 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Given Carpenter Auditorium E131, UVM, Burlington. (Talk
  • Toad the Wet Sproket, 7:00, Higher Ground, South Burlington. (Music)

Geek Things for March 24th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12–5PM, Johnson State College, Johnson. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Mud Season Book Sale. Proceeds support library programs and services. 9AM–5PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Books)
  • ‘Pawsitive Pup’, 6–7:30PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Pets)
  • Green Mountain Film Festival. Visit greenmountainfilmfestival.org. 12–10PM, Various locations, Montpelier. Various prices. (Films)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Computers)
  • Charles A. Dana Category 1 2011 Lecture Series – “Merchant Princess and Irish Abolitionist: The Story of Isabel Jennings.” 12:15-1, Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Talk)
  • Lani Guinier – “Diversity, Opportunity and the Shifting Meritocracy in Higher Education.” 7–8PM, Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Living with Coal, and Fighting Back, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Waterman Building 413, UVM, Burlington. (Energy)
  • Gideon Rose Lecture, author of ‘How Wars End’, 12:15 – 1:30pm, Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)

 

Geek Things for March 15th

  • ‘Smart About Solar’, 7–8:30PM, Shelburne Town Offices, Shelburne. Free. (Solar)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11AM–4PM, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • ‘The Illusionist’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Films)
  • Creative Tuesdays, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Computers)
  • Science & Stories, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Adam Clymer -“American Politics and the New Congress”, 3:30–5PM, Livak Room, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Politics)
  • ‘Speaking From Experience’ Lecture Series – Wisdom gained from going green, 7pm, Perry Hall, Champlain College, Burlington. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Creative Writing Group, 10:30AM, Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington. Free. (Writing)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • “Ecological Effects of Healthcare,”, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Living and Learning Commons, 315, UVM Campus, Burlington. (Talk)
  • “Research from Extracted EMR Data in a Multi-Vendor Environment: Promise, Pitfalls and Progress”, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., MedEd 300, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Teacher Workshop: Weather: Understanding and Teaching the Big Ideas, For Grade K-8 teachers., 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $55, pre-registration required. Register online. Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Teaching)
  • Why Organic is a Better National Policy than Genetic Modification, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Lecture: “Mao Zedong and China: Perspectives on the Twentieth Century World” 4:30 – 6:30pm, Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)

Geek things for π

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11:30AM–5:30PM, Elks Club, Barre. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Computer Lesson, 9–11AM, Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington. $5 donation. (Computers)
  • ‘Food, Inc.’, 4:30PM, McCullough Social Space, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Documentaries)
  • ‘The Illusionist’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Films)
  • Teen Advisory Board, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Libraries)
  • ‘A World of Health: Connecting People, Place and Planet’, 6–7:30PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Talk)
  • George Jaeger – “The New Challenges That No Country Can Manage By Itself.” 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5. (Talk)
  • ‘Albert Einstein: The Practical Bohemian’, 7PM, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe. $19-27. (Theater)
  • Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group, 10AM–12PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Writing)
  • Open Cardgames!, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Magic Carpet – Estonia, with Aarne Vesilind, Montshire members $12, non-members $15. Pre-registration required. Monshire Museum, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

 

Geek Things for March 10th


  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12–5:30PM, Fire Department, Brandon. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:30AM–1:30PM, Hartford High School, White River Junction. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Mobius Community Science Night, 5:30–7:30PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Free, preregister. (Science)
  • Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Appointment, 9:15AM, Various locations statewide. Free. (Cartooning)
  • ‘GasLand’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Documentaries)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Computers)
  • Poetry-Writing Group, 4:30–5:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Writing)
  • Bill McKone – “Vermont’s Irish Rebel: The Story of John Lonergan.” 7PM, Chester Arthur Room, Municipal Building, Fairfield. Free. (History)
  • Jennifer Finney Boylan – diversity, multiculturalism, gender and women’s issues, 7-8:30pm, Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh. Free. (Talk)
  • Lunch & Learn – Designing the Museum, 12PM, Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Architecture)
  • Panel Discussion – “If You Lose Your Old-Fashioned Town Meeting, Are You Losing Democracy?”, 7PM, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury. Free. (Politics)
  • Warren Spinner – The issues affecting forest health, 7–8:30PM, Leddy Park Arena, Burlington. Free. (Trees)
  • ‘Underneath the Lintel’, 7:30PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. $24.30-32.50; special $10 tickets available at the door 10 minutes before curtain. (Theater)
  • Open Miniatures Tables!, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • “The Risky Lives of Professional Guinea Pigs: Alienation and Boredom at the the Pharmaceutical Industry Margins”, 4:30 – 5:45pm, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 216, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • “Mental Machines” Film Series, Mar 6 – 13 2011, Cambridge, MA (Films)
  • James Kochalka Superstar at Tupelo Music Hall, 8:00 pm, Tupelo Music Hall, White River Junction. (Music)

 

Geek Things for March 8th

  • Green Drinks, 6–8PM, The Skinny Pancake, Montpelier. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11AM–4:30PM, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10AM–4PM, American Legion Post 27, Middlebury. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont Ham Radio Club Meeting, 7–9PM, O’Brien Civic Center, South Burlington. Free. (Radio)
  • ‘GasLand’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Documentary)
  • Creative Tuesdays, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Computers)
  • Science & Stories, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Brown Bag Lunch History Talk – The life of Joseph Hoag, a Quaker who moved to Vermont in the 1790s. 12PM, Sheldon Museum, Middlebury. Free. (History)
  • Debby Bergh – “Penguins By the Thousands: An Expedition to the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.” 6:30PM, Pierson Library, Shelburne. Free. (Penguins)
  • Dr. Quinn Mecham – exploring what’s at stake in the Middle East, in light of recent democratic revolutions. 7PM, The Barn Door Restaurant at the 1824 House, Waitsfield. Free. (Current Events)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Keith Reeves Lecture – “the impact of racial politics on electoral behavior and public policy issues.” 4:30 – 6pm, Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • “Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors without Borders”, 7:30 – 9pm, McCullough Social Space, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Documentary)
  • “Mental Machines” Film Series [http://nescifievents.org/?p=2259], Mar 6 – 13 2011, Cambridge, MA (Film)
  • Welcome Back, Redwings. 10-11:30am, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier. $5 per child. Info. 229-6206. (Kids)

 

Geek Things for February 28th

 

  • Computer Lesson, 9–11AM, Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington. $5 donation. (ComputerS)
  • Daily Design Challenge, 12PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Family Movie -Shrek: Forever After, 2–3:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Kids, Movies)
  • ‘Star Wars’ Club, 4–5PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Star Wars, Kids)
  • ‘The Cat in the Hat’ Story Time, 11–11:30AM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘Communities and Justice: Inequality and Innovation in America’s Justice System’, 4:30PM, 8PM, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • George Jaeger – “The Limits of Power: America in a New Multi-Polar World.”, 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5. (Talk)
  • Todd Lecture Series – Architecture, 7–8PM, Plumley Armory, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Talk)
  • Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group, 10AM–12PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Writing)
  • Open Cardgames!, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • “Connecting the Education of Black Males to the Health of Black Communities”, 12:15 – 1:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Transforming Oil into Culture: Energy Firms, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Cultural Revival in Russia, 4:30 – 6pm, Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

 

Geek Things for February 22nd

 

  • ‘Transition PechaKucha’ – Ideas for a world without oil flow rapid forum, 6:30–8:30PM, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. Donations accepted; cash bar. (Oil)
  • Green Drinks, 6–8PM, Lake Lobby, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Board Games, 10AM–12PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Gaming, Kids)
  • Chess, 3–4:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Chess)
  • Creative Tuesdays, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Daily Design Challenge, 12PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Lego Club, 10:30AM–12PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids, Legos)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens, Computers)
  • ‘Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!’, 8:30AM – 6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Puzzles)
  • Charles A. Dana Lecture Series – Professor Elizabeth Maier “Let the Good Time Credits Roll! Correctional Policies in a Tough Economy.”, 12:15–1PM Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Prisons)
  • Sullivan Museum’s Lunch n’ Learn: Current challenges facing Haiti, 12pm, Sullivan Museum, Norwich University, Northfield. (Talk)
  • Mathematics Colloquium Series: “Bifurcation Migraine”, 1-1:50 p.m., Cabot Science 295. Norwich University, Northfield. (Talk)
  • Barre Blizzard Blast, Barre. (Snow)
  • Northfield Chess Club. 7pm, Northfield Senior Center, Northfield. $1, Info. 764-5880. (Chess)
  • ‘The Musical World of Walt Disney’ 7pm, Gate House Lodge, Sugarbush Resort, Warren. $7-15. (Disney)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Environment and Health Seminar Series – “Environmental Aspects of Psychological and Spiritual Wellness,” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — UVM Campus, Burlington. (Talk)

Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich:

  • 11:30 a.m. Color Mixing Mix it up by experimenting with primary colors and seeing what new colors can be created.
  • 3:00 p.m. Fossils You will hold fossils from the Museum’s collection and use clues to uncover their origins.
  • Mark Pendergrast – “The Epidemic Intelligence Service: The Most Important Government Program You’ve Probably Never Heard Of”, 4:30 – 6pm, McCardell Bicentennial Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)

 

Geek Things for February 3rd

  • Vermont Climate-Action Day, 9:30AM–3:30PM, Room 101, Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier. Free. Preregister. (Environmentalism)
  • Colchester Avenue Transportation Corridor Plan, 7pm, McClure Conference Room, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. Free. (Transportation)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • ‘Food for Thought’ Library Volunteers (Free Pizza), 4–5PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Libraries, Teens)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Computers)
  • Poetry-Writing Group, 4:30–5:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Writing Group Thursdays, 4:30–5:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Dave Anderson – “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.”, 7:30PM, Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh. Free. (Exploration)
  • David Goodman – Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski Tours in New England and New York, 6–8PM, Onion River Sports, Montpelier. Free. (Outdoors)
  • Open Miniatures Tables!, 5-11PM, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington (Gaming)
  • The Nature of Chocolate, 7-9 p.m., Monshire Museum, Norwich. Members $25, non-members $30. Register online. (Chocolate)
  • National Theatre of London: King Lear: 7pm
  • Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. $10-23.
  • Lake Placid Center for the Arts in Lake Placid. $12-18.
  • Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College in Hanover. $10-20.
  • Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. $17.
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Story Time, 11AM, Bud & Bella’s Bookshop, Randolph. Free. (Stories)
  • Barre Reads Kick-Off Event. “To Kill a Mockingbird”, 6:30pm, Aldrich Public Library, Barre. Info: 476-5118. (Reading)

Geek Things for February 2nd

 

PLEASE CONTACT ANY LOCATION TO SEE IF THEY’RE STILL HOLDING EVENTS.

  • Chittenden County Philatelic Club, 6:15PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Stamps)
  • ‘Tarot for Life’, 5–7PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. $8-10. Preregister. (Tarot)
  • ‘Tech Savvy’, 6–8PM at Bradford Public Library in Bradford. Free. (Computers)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Books)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Books)
  • Science Magic, 3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. Preregister. (Science)
  • Preschool Discovery Program, 10–11:30AM, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier. $5. (Kids)
  • Charley MacMartin – Vermont’s stone walls, 6–8PM, 65 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington. $10-20. (Stone Walls)
  • Sienna Craig – “The Science of Healing: Practicing, Producing and Consuming Tibetan Medicine,” 7PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Anthropology)
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
  • Cynthia Huntington – “Poetry of the Earth: Reimagining Nature.”, 7PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Poetry)
  • Know Your NOOK Classic!, 6:00 pm, Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • 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)