Geek Things for August 24th

No earthquakes scheduled for today!

  • Greening Your Home, 6PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Energy)
  • Renewable Energy Workshop, 6:30–7:30PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. Free; preregister. (Energy)
  • Community Bike Shop, 5–8PM, Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Bikes)
  • ‘Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands’, 7:30PM, Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. $10 suggested donation. (Environmentalism / Documentary)
  • Monarch Butterfly Tagging, 3:30–5PM, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier. Free. (Nature)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Batteries & Motors, 11:00 am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Mirror, Mirror, 3:00 pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Learn About Simple Touch, Our Newest eBook Reader! 5:30 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Learn the Japanese Art of Origami, 10am, Congregational Church, Waterbury. Pre-reg. 244-7036. (Origami)
  • 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 NH. (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)
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Geek Things for August 16th

  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 9AM–9PM, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton. Lectures and readings are free and open to the public; see middlebury.edu for schedule. (Writing)
  • Computer Lesson, 5–8PM, Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington. $5 donation. (Computers)
  • ‘After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands’ & Media That Matters Film Showcase, 7PM, Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. Free. (Film)
  • Ben & Jerry’s Outdoor Movie Festival – TRON: Legacy, 9PM, Ben & Jerry’s, Burlington. Free. (Movies)
  • ‘The Aliens’, 7:30PM, Weston Rod & Gun Club, Weston. Tickets start at $24. (Theater)
  • ‘Cinderella’, 2PM, Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon. $25-85. (Theater)
  • Neil Goodwin – The We Go As Captives: The Royalton Raid and the Shadow War on the Revolutionary Frontier, 7PM, Old Town Hall, Brookfield. Donations accepted for the Old Town Hall restoration fund. (Authors)
  • Willard Sterne Randall – Ethan Allen: His Life and Times, 7PM, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. Free; cash bar. (History)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Paper Cup Telephones, 11am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Fingerprints, 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Green Drinks: CVPS smartPOWER, 7 – 9pm, 51 Main at the Bridge, Middlebury. (Environmentalism)

 

Geek Things for August 10th

  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 8:15PM, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton. Lectures and readings are free and open to the public; see middlebury.edu for schedule. (Writing)
  • ‘Greening Your Home’, 6PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Community Bike Shop, 5–8PM, Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Bikes)
  • Public Viewing Night. Call for a status report in case of inclement weather. 9–10:30PM, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Astronomy)
  • ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The ’40s Musical’, 12PM, Battery Park, Burlington. 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)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Straw Rockets, 11am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Kitchen Chemistry, 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Free Tutorial About NOOK Color!, 5:30 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Children’s Storytime: Chinese Folklore!, 10:00am, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (Kids)
  • Used Book Celebration, 4pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Books)
  • OmniGlobe Presents: Mystery of the Bleached Corals, Life in Pixels: using data imaging to explore the world. 1-2pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. (Science)
  • 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)

 

Geek Things for August 9th

  • Green Drinks, 6–8PM, The Skinny Pancake, Montpelier. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont Ham Radio Club Meeting, 7–9PM, O’Brien Civic Center, South Burlington. Free. (Radio)
  • Ben & Jerry’s Outdoor Movie Festival – Toy Story 3, 9PM, Ben & Jerry’s, Burlington. Free. (Movies)
  • ‘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. (Champ)
  • Very Merry Theatre’s Annual Fundraiser – A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The ’40s Musical, 5:30PM, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. $25 suggested donation; seating is limited. (Theater)
  • ‘Sweeney Todd’, 8PM, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid. $22-25. (Theater)
  • Christian Parenti – Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, 7PM, Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • CLiF Presentation, 2:30pm, Camp Agape, Cabot. (Books)
  • Sound Science, 11am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Microscopic Investigations, 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • OmniGlobe Presents: Full Force, Life in Pixels: using data imaging to explore the world, 10:30 am – 11:00 am, Fairbanks Museum. St. Johnsbury. (Science)

Geek Things for July 12th

  • Book Sale, 12–7PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Green Drinks, 6–8PM, The Skinny Pancake, Montpelier. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Bus Tour of St. Albans Raid Sites – Historian Howard Coffin, 9AM, Brownell Library in Essex Junction. $10; space is limited; preregister; bring a bag lunch. (History)
  • Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont Ham Radio Club Meeting, 7–9PM, O’Brien Civic Center, South Burlington. Free. (Radio)
  • ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’, 10AM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Movies)
  • Ben & Jerry’s Outdoor Movie Festival – Dispicable Me, 9PM at Ben & Jerry’s, Burlington. Free. (Movies)
  • ‘I’ll Be Back Before Midnight’, 8PM, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. $29.50-38.50. (Theater)
  • 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, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Anne Stuart & Kristina Douglas – Paranormal Romance Signing, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick. (Authors)
  • Hoopster Glider, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Honeybees, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Author Appearance: George RR Martin, 7pm, Barnes and Noble Burlington, MA (Game of Thrones)
  • Explore the OmniGlobe, Life in Pixels: using data imagry to explore the world, 10:30 am – 11:00 am, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury. (Astronomy)

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 21

  • Community Farm Work Day, 4–6PM, Community Farm, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Farming)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castles)
  • Creative Tuesdays, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Winooski River Sojourn Dinner – Winooski Watershed’s geologic history. Dinner, 6 p.m.; talk, 7 p.m., Montpelier High School, Montpelier. $5 for talk; $12-22 for dinner and talk; free for kids under 10. (Geology)
  • Ben Hewitt – Making Supper Safe, 7PM, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier. Free. (Food)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Willem Lange & Mary Azarian – A Dream of Dragons: A Saga in Verse, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick. (Signing)
  • Green Drinks, 7 – 8:30pm, 51 Main @ The Bridge, Middlebury. (Environmentalism)
  • Northshire History Reading Group – Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., by Ron Chernow, 6pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Books)

 

Geek Things for May 16th

  • Way to Go! Commuter Challenge – Visit waytogovt.org for details. 12AM–11:59PM, Various locations statewide. Free (Environmentalism)
  • James Martin – “The Meaning of the 21st Century,” 4:30PM, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. Free. (Future)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Exhibit: GLOW: Living Lights, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2011 through Monday, September 5, 2011, ECHO, Burlington. (Science)
  • East Montpelier & Calais Historical Societies Meeting. 7pm, Four Corners Schoolhouse, East Montpelier. (History)

Geek Things for May 10th

We missed yesterday (I was out sick). Here’s what’s on the docket for today:

  • Energy Workshop, 9AM–12PM, Holiday Inn, Rutland. Free. (Energy)
  • Green Drinks, 6–8PM, The Skinny Pancake, Montpelier. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont Ham Radio Club Meeting, 7–9PM, O’Brien Civic Center, South Burlington. Free. (Radio)
  • 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)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Science & Stories, Seeds, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Garrett Graff – The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror, 7PM, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier. Free. (Author Talk)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive, 13:30-6pm, Hazen Union High School, Hardwick. (Blood Drive)
  • Green and Growing. Preschool discovery program for kids age 3-5. 10-11:30am, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier. $5 per child, Info. 229-6206. (Kids)

Geek Things for April 14th

I was out sick yesterday, sorry about the lapse in Geek Things. Here’s what we’ve got today:

  • Green Mountain Environmental Leadership Awards, 6–8:30PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. $25; cash bar. (Environmentalism)
  • ‘Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age’. The director joins a follow-up panel discussion. 7–9PM, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Documentary)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Gaming)
  • Salamander Sleuths, 10-11, Education Barn Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per each additional child. (Kids)
  • Bill Hosley – “More Than Books: Reflections on Libraries, Community and Historic Preservation.” 7PM, Municipal Building, Fairfield. Free. (Libraries)
  • Dr. Asma Abbas – “Making Suffering Matter.” 4pm, Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Talk)
  • Jared Carter – “Raw Milk Education: Illegal?!” 6–7PM, Black Sheep Books, Montpelier. Free. (Talk)
  • Mike Burke & Neale Lunderville – Discussion on smart grids, energy efficiency and saving money on electric bills. 7–8PM, Bugbee Senior Center, White River Junction. Free. (Power)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Infusing Hope in Rural Communities: Complex Class Issues in Addison County, 4:30 – 6:45pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Ten-Minute Plays, 8:30 – 9:10pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts 232, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Theater)
  • Dr. Joseph L Schofer – “The Future of Transportation–How the System Must, Can and Will Change,” 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. , Waterman Building 427, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Transportation)
  • Miniatures Camp, 9am – Fri, April 15, 3pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)