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 21st

  • Book Sale, 12–7PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Castleton Historical Society Annual Picnic, 6PM, Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, Bomoseen. Free; bring a dish to share. (History)
  • Mount Mansfield Scale Modelers, 6:30–8:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Models)
  • Summer Reading Program Activity, 10–11AM, Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • The Buzz on Bees, 10–11AM at Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per additional child. (Kids)
  • Bug Walk, 4–5PM, North Branch Nature Center Montpelier. $3; $5 per family. (Kids)
  • 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)
  • Book Talk, 11AM–12PM, Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne. Free. (Books)
  • The Tempest.7:30pm, Unadilla Theatre, 501 Blachly Rd., $20/$10 kids 12 & under, Call for reservations, 456-8968 or http://www.unadilla.org. East Calais. (Theater)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Turtle Discovery, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Chromatography, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Behind the Scenes Tours, 3:00pm, American Precision Museum, Windsor. (Technology)
  • Northshire Mystery and Thriller Reading Group, 2pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Books)
  • Planetarium presentation 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)

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 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)

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 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 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)

Geek Things for February 4th

  • ‘All Through the Night … Get a ‘HANDLE’ on Sleep’, 6:30–9PM, Willow Morning Garden, Shelburne. $15 suggested donation. (Sleeping)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CinéClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Trivia)
  • Comics Club, 3:30–5PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Kids)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 9–10:30AM, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • Science & Stories, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Revolutionary Poets Brigade, 7PM, Green Door Studio, Burlington. Free. (Poetry)
  • 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)
  • Friday Night Magic – Booster Draft Tournament, 7PM, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)

Geek Things for January 28th

  • ‘Pollinate & Cultivate: Seeding the Future of Our Food’, 8:30AM–5PM, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. Preregister, Free to the public; $25 for those seeking CLE credits. (Food)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: South Burlington, 9AM–2:30PM, FairPoint Communications, South Burlington. Free. (Vampires)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CinéClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Trivia)
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival, 7PM, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. $10-12. (Film)
  • ‘Alice in Wonderland’, 6:30PM, Orchard School, South Burlington. Free; tickets required. (Kids)
  • Comics Club, 3:30–5PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Kids, Comics)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 9–10:30AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • Family Movie – “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, 6:30–8:15PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Movies)
  • Kids’ Movie – “Nanny McPhee Returns”, 3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Movies)
  • Science & Stories – Properties of Ice, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Dr. Richard Foote – “Symmetry and the ‘Monster’: Mathematics as the Ultimate Complex System”, 3:45PM, Cheray Science Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Math)
  • Peter Lynch – Recap of a decade of an environmentally charged exchange between high schoolers in Vermont and south China, 7–8:30PM, Unitarian Church, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Science)
  • Neko Case – ‘Storytelling? An Evening of Performances, Poetry and Puppetry’, 7:30PM, Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville. $39-100. (Music)
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Market Day at Birka XXIIM – Barony of Stonemarche, Manchester, NH (SCA)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Teacher Workshop: Investigations into Inquiry: Linking Science and Mathematics, 9am to 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. $105, preregistration required. (Teaching)
  • Westford Strategy Board Gaming, 6pm – 11pm, Westford Public Library, Westford, VT (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Poetry Slam. Bring two original 3-min poems for a chance to win book prizes, 6:30pm, Aldrich Public Library, Barre. Info. 433-1706. (Poetry)

 

Geek Stuff for January 26th

Geek Stuff for January 26th

‘Grow Your Own Mushrooms’, 5–7PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. $10-12, Preregister. (Food)
‘Finding Neverland’, 7PM, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Film)
‘Living Downstream’, 7–9PM, Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Film)
Fairfax Playgroup, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
‘Star Wars’ Club, 3:30–4:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Kids, Star Wars)
Brown Bag Lecture Series – Will “Chip” Sawyer, (How our state has changed in the last decade by analyzing numbers from the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey), 12:30–1:30PM, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Data)
Lamoille County Osher Lecture Series – Mark Breen: “Snow Under the Looking Glass” in an investigation of ‘flakes and how snowstorms work. 1:30PM, Town & Country Resort, Stowe. $5. (Weather)
Waterbury Historical Society Meeting – Brian Lindner on the five ski areas of Waterbury and Duxbury — and what happened to them, 7PM, Wsley United Methodist Church, Waterbury. Free. (History, Skiing)
‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
Getting to Know NOOK, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
Weekly Storytime, 11:00 AM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (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 – 10:00pm, Triple Play, Lebanon. (Gaming)

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