Geek Things for July 14th

  • Book Sale, 12–7PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Basic Bike Maintenance, 5:30–6:30PM, Skirack, Burlington. Free. (Bikes)
  • Sunsets at Shelburne Museum – “Magic at the Museum: A Harry Potter Evening.” 5–7:30PM, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne. Regular admission, $5-20; preregister. (Harry Potter)
  • ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’, 10AM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Harry Potter)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Bats in the Barn, 7–9PM, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. $10-12 per parent-child pair; $5-7 per additional child. (Kids)
  • Teen Club, 4:30–5:30PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘The Hobbit’, 7PM, Vermont Children’s Theater, Lyndonville. $5-10. (Theater)
  • Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike, 7–9PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm; flashlight required. (Outdoors)
  • ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 7PM, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, Montpelier. $10-30. (Theater)
  • Book Talk, 11AM–12PM, Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne. Free. (Books)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Fleming Museum Panel Discussion – “What Makes a Cartoon Work?”, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fleming Museum 101, UVM, Burlington. (Comics)
  • Batteries, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Mirror Mirror, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Readercon 22, Jul 14 – 17, 2011, Burlington, MA. (Conventions)
  • Planetarium presentation 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)
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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)

Reminder: Half Blood Prince

Tomorrow morning, at 10 am, the Catamount Performing Arts Center will be screening the 6th Harry Potter movie, the Half Blood Prince, for free, in anticipation of the final movie.

The rest of the schedule:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, Thursday, July 14th, 10 am

Reminder: Order of the Phoenix

Tomorrow morning, at 10 am, the Catamount Performing Arts Center will be screening the 5th Harry Potter movie, The Order of the Phoenix, for free, in anticipation of the final movie.

The rest of the schedule:

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Tuesday, July 12th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, Thursday, July 14th, 10 am

Reminder: Goblet of Fire

Tomorrow morning, at 10 am, the Catamount Performing Arts Center will be screening the 4rd Harry Potter movie, The Goblet of Fire, for free, in anticipation of the final movie.

The rest of the schedule:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Thursday, July 7th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Tuesday, July 12th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, Thursday, July 14th, 10 am

Reminder: Prisoner of Azkaban

Tomorrow morning, at 10 am, the Catamount Performing Arts Center will be screening the 3rd Harry Potter movie, The Prisoner of Azkaban, for free, in anticipation of the final movie.

The rest of the schedule:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Tuesday, July 5th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Thursday, July 7th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Tuesday, July 12th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, Thursday, July 14th, 10 am

Harry Potter Series @ Catamount Performing Arts Center

In the St. Johnsbury area over the next month? The Catamount Performing Arts Center will be holding a screening of each of the Harry Potter films in anticipation of the final installment in the series. Best of all? Tickets are free to the general public!

Here’s the schedule:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Tuesday, June 28th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Thursday, June 30th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Tuesday, July 5th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Thursday, July 7th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Tuesday, July 12th, 10 am
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, Thursday, July 14th, 10 am

It looks to be an excellent opportunity to see the films on the big screen once again. Unfortunately, they’re all in the early morning, but if you’re free, so’re the films!

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Geek Things for April 29

And we’re back!

  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Two Headed Giant Sealed – $30 per team, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Leaf Cutter Ants, 11:00am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Optical Illusions, 3:00pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Will Dobson Lecture – “The Dictator’s Learning Curve,”, 12:15 – 1:30pm, Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Geek Week 5 at Langdon Street Cafe, Apr 26 – 30, 2011, Langdon Street Cafe, Montpelier. (Convention)
  • Geek Week: Chiara String Quartet, 6:30pm, Langdon St. Cafe, Montpelier. (Music)
  • Geek Week: Genes and Machines, 9pm, Langdon St. Cafe, Montpelier. (Music)
  • Durians, 10pm, Langdon St. Cafe, Montpelier. (Music)
  • Aeternitas 2011, Apr 28 – May 1, 2011, Laconia NH. (Harry Potter Convention)
  • Arcon X, Apr 29 – May 1, 2011, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY (Convention)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • 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)
  • ‘Draw Comics!’, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Puzzles & Board Games, 8:30AM–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘Willy Wonka’, 7:30PM, Barre Opera House, Barre. $10-20. (Theater)
  • Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Books, DVDs & more. Come early for best selection. 12-6pm, Aldrich Public Library, Barre. (Book Sale)

Kate Young on Harry Potter

Champlain College Freshman Kate Young has a post up about her thoughts on the impact of Harry Potter on the world, and her own experiences with the franchise:

It also made me think long and hard about this story, this world, that JK Rowling has created. I never really thought about how this one woman had changed an entire generation. Sure, she didn’t save lives or cure diseases but she did change the lives of millions of people. She taught an entire generation how to read. She created an entire magical world full of people out of nothing. She truly changed the world.

I wonder if she’s heard that Quidditch is a growing sport in Vermont?

 

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