Geek Things for February 16th

  • ‘How to Convert to Solar Hot Water’, 7PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Solar)
  • Scrabble Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Scrabble)
  • ‘Travelers and Magicians’, 7PM, Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Film)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Highgate Story Hour, 10–11AM, Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center. Free. (Kids)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘Peter Pan’, 12PM, Very Merry Theatre, Burlington. Free. (Theater)
  • ‘Raptors Up Close’, 2PM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Raptors)
  • ‘Signs in the Snow’, 11AM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • ‘Current Events in Egypt’, 6PM, Burlington College, Burlington. Free. (Current Events)
  • Lamoille County Osher Lecture Series – “The WPA: The Depression and Great Art”, 1:30PM, Town & Country Resort, Stowe. $5. (Talk)
  • Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Environmental FOrum, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Chittenden Bank Room, UVM, Burlington. (Environmentalism)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Wednesday Night Board gaming at Triple Play, 6:00pm – 10:30pm, Lebanon, New Hampshire (Gaming)
  • D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington (Gaming)

    Monshire Museum, Norwich:

  • 11:30 a.m. Hoopster Gilder Build a glider that flies! You will experiment with and change your design to see if you can make it fly even further.
  • 3:00 p.m. Sink and Float Test your predictions about which common objects will sink and which will float. You will then use what you learned to make a boat that will hold the most cargo without sinking.
  • Faculty Lecture Series – “Are Regional Languages Profitable? The Costs and Benefits of Maintaining Plural Linguistic Identities in Italy and Spain” Andrei Barashkov, 4:30 – 6pm, Frankin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • “The Israel Peace Plan That Could Still Be”, 8 – 9:30pm, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 216, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk(
  • NOOK Classic at NOON
  • NOOK Event, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)

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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Geek Things for January 15th

  • The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Friday, January 14, 7PM at River Arts Center in Morrisville. (Music)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Morrisville, 12–6PM, VFW Post, Morrisville. Free. (Vampires)
  • MountainTop Film Festival. See mountaintopfilmfestival.com for films and schedule, 3–10PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. $6-8. (Film)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 9–10:30AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • Lego Fun & Games, 3:30–4:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Kids, Lego)
  • Eric Hanson (Stories and slides from Canada’s northwest territories), 7PM, Green Mountain Club Headquarters, Waterbury Center. $6-8; free for kids under 12. (Talk)
  • Joseph Citro, Vermont’s role in the heyday of American Spiritualism, 7PM, Tunbridge Public Library, Tunbridge Village. Free. (Spiritualism)
  • Naturalist Journeys Slide Show & Lecture Series (Effects of agricultural-management practices on grassland birds), 7–8:30PM, Unitarian Church, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Talk)
  • ‘Three Theories in 30 Minutes’, 7pm, 219 Wilson Hall Dartmouth College, Hanover. Free. (Physics)
  • ‘Sea Room’, 7:30PM, Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. $7-20. (Theater)
  • Friends of Brownell Library Book Sale, 9AM–9PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. (Books)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Books and Beyond, 10:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Arisia, Jan 14 – 16 2011, Boston, Massachusetts (Convention)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Exhibit Opening: Raise the Roof, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, ECHO, Burlington. Free with admission. 1.877.324.6386 (Architecture)
  • Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Lecture, “Catabolism of host-derived compounds regulates Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence”, 12:30 pm, McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Science)

 

Geek Things for January 7th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Williston, 10AM–2PM, DEW Construction, Williston. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Woodstock, 12:30–5:30PM, Woodstock Union High School, Woodstock. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • ‘The Social Network’, 7PM, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Film)
  • Comics Club, 3:30–5PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Kids, Comics)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 9–10:30AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘The Wizard of Oz’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. (Theater)
  • Science and Stories: Snow!, 11:00 am, ECHO Center, Burlington. Free with Admission. (Kids)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington (Gaming)
  • Border Board Games, D&D Night, Derby Line Village Hall, Derby Line (Gaming)

 

Geek things for December 13th

  • ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Film)
  • Emergent Media Symposium, 6:30PM, Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College, Burlington. Free. (Tech)
  • 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)
  • Magic Carpet – Syria, with Inge and Heinz Trebitz, Monshire Museum, Montshire members $12, non-members $15. Pre-registration required. Register online (Travel)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington (Gaming)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, Montpelier (Gaming)
  • CLiF Donation, 9am, Waterford Preschool, Waterford (Books)
  • CLiF Donation, 9am, Waterford School, Waterford. (Books)
  • Barre Camera Club, 7pm (promptly), Community National Bank, Barre. Info: 485-3086. (Photography)

 

Geek things for December 10th

  • ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Film)
  • Holiday Book Sale, 12–5PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Books)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 9–10:30AM, Bellows Free Academy- Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • Science & Stories, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Arnold Gundersen, (Chief engineer of Fairewinds Associates turns the topic to nuclear power), 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5 donation. (Nuclear Power)
  • ‘The Future of Vermont’s Working Landscape’ Summit, 9AM–4:30PM, Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier. $25, preregister. (Economy)
  • Neil Goodwin, Author of We Go As Captives reading, 6:30PM, Book King Bookstore, Rutland. Free. (Reading)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, 7pm, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Books and Beyond: Science for Preschoolers, 10:15 or 11:30 a.m. Montshire Museum, Norwich. (Science)
  • CLiF donation, 10:15 am, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. (Books)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington (Gaming)
  • Holiday Book Sale. 10am – 1pm, Warren Public Library, Warren. (Books)

Geek Things for December 9th

  • Media Maven Luncheon (Savvy social-media users look ahead to trends for 2011), 12–1:30PM, Channel 17 Studios, Burlington. $5-15; additional $5 for lunch. Preregister. (Social Media)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Film)
  • Dr. Stephen Brandon, “How to Improve Athletic Performance and Prevent Skiing Injuries.”, 5:30–6:30PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. Free, Preregister. (Sports)
  • Do-It-Yourself Holiday Crafts, 3:30–5PM, Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg. Free. (DIY)
  • Light Bulb Lab, 9:30–11:30AM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free, Preregister. (Kids)
  • Admiral Thad Allen, “Leading Through Crisis and Times of Change”, 7PM, Plumley Armory, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Talk)
  • David Newhall (Presentation of research done for the book The I-89 Interstate System), 1:30–3PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Transportation)
  • ‘Haiti One Year Later’, 4:30PM, Pomerleau Alumni Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Foreign Affairs)
  • Hamlet, National Theatre of London: Catamount Arts Center, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $10-23. (Theater)
  • Story Time, 11AM, Bud & Bella’s Bookshop, Randolph. Free. (Books)
  • Open Miniatures Tables!, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)

 

Geek Things for December 8th

  • Renewable Energy Workshop, 6:30–7:30PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. Free. (Energy)
  • ‘Weatherizing Your Home: From Top to Bottom’, 7PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Energy)
  • ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Film)
  • Holiday Book Sale, 12–8PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Books)
  • 4-H Super Science, 3:30–5PM, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester. Free, preregister. (Kids)
  • Homeschool Wednesdays, 1–3PM, Vermont History Museum, Montpelier. $3-5. (Kids)
  • Linda Elliott & John Schmeltzer (Cleanup at the now-closed Vermont Asbestos Group Mine in Eden), 4PM, Room 203, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, Johnson. Free. (Environment)
  • Plainfield Historical Society Annual Meeting, 6:30PM, Plainfield Community Center, Plainfield. Free. (History)
  • PFS Additional Game, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Quarterstaff Game Lounge Burlington, (Gaming)
  • Magic Booster Draft, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington, $12 (Gaming)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington, (Gaming)
  • Wednesday Night Board gaming at Triple Play, 6:00pm – 10:30pm, Triple Play, 1 Glen Road #3, Lebanon, New Hampshire (Gaming)
  • D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Central VT Amateur Radio Club. 6:30pm, Steak House, Barre-Montpelier Rd.Info. 496-3566 or 496-2836. (Radio)

 

Geek Things for December 6th

  • ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’, 7PM at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Film)
  • William J. Mares – “Teaching Beekeeping to Coffee Farmers in Central America — With Killer Bees!”, 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. $5 donation. (Killer Bees)
  • Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group, 10AM–12PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Writing)
  • Open Cardgames!, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, 89 Main St # 5, Montpelier, VT 05602-4445 (Gaming)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington (Gaming)
  • Barre Camera Club, 7pm, Community National Bank, Barre, 485-3086.