Geek Things for March 18th

  • Physics Colloquium: “Density Functional Theory and Its Time-Dependent Extension: Success and Challenges,” 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Jost Foundation Room, UVM, Burlington. (Physics)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12–6PM, VFW Post, Morrisville. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Friday Night Flick – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 7:30PM, Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes. Free. (Films)
  • Green Mountain Film Festival. Visit greenmountainfilmfestival.org for details. 4–10PM, Various locations, Montpelier. (Films)
  • ‘Salt’, 6:30–8:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Film)
  • Science & Stories, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Ann Armbrecht – “Thin Places: A Journey Through the Himalayas.” 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5. (Talk)
  • ‘Underneath the Lintel’ , 7:30PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. $24.30-32.50; special $10 tickets available at the door 10 minutes before curtain. (Theater)
  • ‘My Zombie Romeo’, 7PM, Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Falls. $3-5. (Zombies)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Draft – $15 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • ConnCon (http://nescifievents.org/?p=2098), Mar 18 – 20 2011, Stamford, CT (Conventions)
  • Vericon, Mar 18 – 20 2011, Harvard University, Cambridge MA (Conventions)
  • Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, 7:30pm – 7:30pm, Boston, MA (Robots)
  • Lunacon, Mar 18 – 20 2011, Rye Brook, New York (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

 

Geek Things for March 16th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1–6PM, United Christian Assembly, Jericho. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12–5:30PM, American Legion, White River Junction. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Scrabble Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Gaming)
  • ‘The Final Inch’, 7PM, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. Free. (Documentary)
  • ‘The Illusionist’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Movies)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • F. Gregory Gause – “The Arab World in Transition?” 7PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Current Events)
  • Lamoille County Osher Lecture Series – “Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin: The Odd Couple,” 1:30PM, Town & Country Resort, Stowe. $5. (History)
  • ‘Meet the Press’ – “This I Believe” 4:30 PM, Bicentennial Hall 220, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Underneath the Lintel’, 7:30PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. $24.30-32.50; special $10 tickets available at the door 10 minutes before curtain. (Awesome Librarians)
  • 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. (Environmental)
  • “Dissecting Motor Vehicle Accidents: Can We Find the Lethal Distraction?” – Marsh Professor at Large talk, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Frank Livak Room, UVM, Burlington. (Cars)
  • “Simple Systems in Complex Environments: Dynamics of Quantum Spins in Solids,”4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Jost Foundation Room, UVM, Burlington. (Physics)
  • Author Appearance: Patrick Rothfuss, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Writers)
  • This Is The End: Sci-Fi Film Fest, 9pm – 9pm, Providence, RI (Films)
  • 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)

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 11th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8AM–2PM, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Films)
  • ‘The Illusionist’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Films)
  • Five Corners Farmers Market Winter Sustainability Series – Food, Inc., 6:30–8:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Documentaries)
  • ‘Draw Comics!’, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. 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)
  • Nancy Means Wright – “I Shall Live Independent — Or Not At All: The Amazing Mary Wollstonecraft.” 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5. (Talk)
  • Bill Mares – “Killer Bees and Coffee: A Heavenly Mix.” 7–8:30PM, Unitarian Church, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Killer Bees)
  • ‘Underneath the Lintel’, 7:30PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. $24.30-32.50; special $10 tickets available at the door 10 minutes before curtain. (Theater)
  • Graphic Novel Readers & Creators, 5:30PM, Phoenix Books, Essex. Free. (Comics)
  • Using Your Digital Camera. 3pm, Aldrich Library, Barre. Info. 476-7550. (Cameras)
  • 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. Free with museum admission, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Biology Talk: Eddy Rubin, 12:30 – 1:25pm, McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216. Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Genetics)
  • Teen Book Group – Matched, by Ally COndie, 7:00 PM, South Burlington. (Books)
  • New England Magicians Conference, Mar 11 – 12 2011, Cromwell, CT (Conventions)
  • PAX East 2011, Mar 11 – 13 2011, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA (Conventions)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s 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 9th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Burlington, 8:30AM–2PM, Burlington High School, Burlington. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Colchester, 2–6PM, American Legion, Colchester. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • ‘GasLand’, 1:30PM, 4PM, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Documentaries)
  • ‘All About Owls’, 9–10AM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. $10-12 per child; free for accompanying adults. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Charley MacMartin – Vermont’s stone walls and recent efforts to preserve them. 6–8PM, UVM Horticultural Research Center, South Burlington. $10-20. (Talk)
  • Robert Appel – “Immigration and the Arizona Case.” 6:30–8:30PM, Burlington College, Burlington. Free. (Talks)
  • ‘Underneath the Lintel’ A Dutch librarian transforms into a globe-trotting detective as he tries to get to the bottom of a book returned 113 years overdue in this Vermont Stage Company production starring artistic director Mark Nash. 7:30PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. $24.30-32.50; special $10 tickets available at the door 10 minutes before curtain. (Theater, Awesome Librarians)
  • 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, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • NOOK Classic! All You Need to Know, 6:00 PM, Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • “Mental Machines” Film Series Mar 6 – 13 2011, Cambridge, MA (Films)
  • D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Public Libraries in the Digital Age, 1:30, Aldrich Library, Barre. $5 for non-members, Info. 454-4675. (Libraries)

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1

Something that missed the tidbits this morning: Norwich University is screening the lastest installment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1, tonight and tomorrow night at 9PM in Dole Auditorium. If you haven’t seen it, it’s the only good Harry Potter movie out there – well worth watching!

Geek Things for February 25th

  • M.O.V.E. Book Sale, 10AM–6PM, Alliot Student Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Books)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CinéClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Films)
  • 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 – Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 6:30–8:15PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Movies)
  • Kids Movie – Despicable Me, 3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Movies)
  • ‘Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!’, 8:30AM–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Puzzles)
  • Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds – “Using fMRI to Study Cognitive Fatigue in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury.”, 10:30–11:45AM , Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. Free. (Science)
  • Jude Scarl – The Mountain Birdwatch project, 7–8:30PM, Unitarian Church, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Talk)
  • Paige Rinker – “From Symmetry Comes Simplicity: Using Abstract Algebra to Simplify Analysis of Voting Data.” 3:45PM, Room 202, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Math)
  • Roberta Harold – “Vermont and New York in the Gilded Age: The Historical Roots of Heron Island.” 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5. (History)
  • Wendell Potter – How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans discusses the health-insurance industry, 7–8:30PM, Burlington City Hall Auditorium, Burlington. Free. (Health Care)
  • ‘Antigone’, 8PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. $20; $10 for Champlain College staff with ID; free for Champlain College students with ID. (Theater)
  • ‘Complete Hollywood: Abridged’, 7:30PM, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid. $12-14. (Film)
  • ‘Eurydice’, 8PM, Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-16. (Theater)
  • ”Star Trek’ Live’, 2PM, 7PM, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe. $13-20. (Star Trek)
  • Felding Winter Ball, Barony of Carolingia – Wellesley, MA (SCA)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Theoretical & Applied Physics Colloquium – “Chemical Effects” in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS), 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Lafayette Hall L207, UVM, Burlinton. (Physics)

Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich:

  • 11:30 a.m. Leaf Cutter Ants The Leafcutter ant colony is a community of “insect fungus farmers” that grows its own food. Help provide the colony with its morning supply of leaves and get a close look at these amazing insects.
  • 3:00 p.m. Optical Illusions Play tricks on your brain and eyes while discovering that things are not always as they appear.
  • Ruth Messinger Lecture, Global Hunger 2011 and Our Role as Global Citizens, 12:15 – 1:30pm, Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Poverty)
  • Total Confusion 25, Feb 24 – 27 2011, Mansfield, MA (Conventions)
  • “China Comes to Norwich” Faculty Lecture Series – “The World Comes to Shanghai: The Architecture of Expo 2010”, 12-12:50pm, Chaplin Hall, Norwich University, Northfield. (Architecture)
  • The Very UnMerry Adventures of Robin Hood, 5:30pm, Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier. $5, 229-0492.(Theater)
  • Star Party at GMO, 7:30pm-11:00pm, Weather permitting, Green Mountian Observatory, Observatory Road, Hinesburg, VT
  • (Call Jack St. Louis 802-658-0184 (H), 802-656-1287 or Paul Walker 802-388-4220 (H), 802-861-8640 (W) for more information) (Astronomy)
  • Ground Zero Games East Coast Convention, Feb 25 – 27 2011, Oswego, NY (Gaming)
  • Westford Strategy Board Gaming, 6pm – 11pm, Westford Public Library, Westford. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

 

Blood Lodge Director in Stowe Tonight

Kevin Orosz of Graffiti Playhouse Productions will meet with actors, zombie actors, local residents seeking to provide support and any business owners looking to sponsor the production of his zombie film at the Ten Acres Lodge in Stowe today, February 18th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

Principal photography of the film, Blood Lodge, takes place in Vermont March 14th to 20th of this year, both at the Ten Acres Lodge and surrounding environs of Stowe.

[via Craigslist, blog @ Ten Acres Lodge]