Geek Things for July 1

  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • High School Book Group, 4:30–5:15PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘Birds By Ear’. Meet at History Hike. 10AM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Birds)
  • David Fairbanks Ford – “Baby Penguins, Two-Headed Calves and the World of St. Petersburg’s Museums.” 6–8PM, Main Street Museum, White River Junction. Donations accepted. (Museums)
  • ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 8PM, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, Montpelier. $10-30. (Theater)
  • 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)
  • Color Mixing, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Fossils, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Planetarium presentation, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. (Astronomy)
  • Star Party at GMO. Call Jack St. Louis 802-658-0184 (H), 802-656-1287 or Paul Walker 802-388-4220 (H), 802-861-8640 (W) for invite. 8:30pm-11:30pm, Green Mountian Observatory, Observatory Road, Hinesburg. (Astronomy)

Geek Things for June 3rd

  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • ‘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)
  • Strolling of the Heifers, 4–8:30PM, Various locations, Brattleboro. Various prices; most events are free. (Cows)
  • White River Indie Film Festival, 9AM–11PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-9 per program; $50 all-film pass; $75 all-access pass. (Movies)
  • High School Book Group, 4:30–5:15PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Science & Stories, 11AM, 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)
  • Daniel Mills – Historical-fiction novel Revenants signing / talk. 7PM, Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg. Free. (Books)
  • 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)
  • Beauty and the Beast and an Evening of Dance. 6pm, Dibden Center for the Arts, JSC, $18/$15 kids 12 & under, 6pm. Advance tix at 253-5151. Johnson. (Theater / Dance)
  • Rice Memorial High School Bookfair!9am, Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. (Books)

Geek Things for March 25th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Burlington, 10AM–2PM, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Woodstock, 12:30–5PM, Woodstock Union High School, Woodstock. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Mud Season Book Sale, 9AM–9PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Books)
  • Green Mountain Film Festival. Visit greenmountainfilmfestival.org for details. 11:30AM–10PM, Various locations, Montpelier. Various prices. (Film)
  • ‘Draw Comics!’, 3–4:30PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Family Movie – Despicable Me. 6:30–8:05PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Kids)
  • Science & Stories – Maple sugaring from sap to syrup, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • ‘Wii-tastic!’, 3–4:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Kids)
  • Dr. Timothy Whiteford – “Differences in Global Mathematics Education.” 3:45PM, Room 101, Cheray Science Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Math)
  • Jan Reynolds – Record-setting expedition climbing and skiing all the peaks circling Mount Everest. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Ski Museum. 7PM, Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe. $5; $10 per family. (Exploration)
  • Mark C. Starrett – “Gardens as Living Laboratories,” 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5. (Talk)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • “Through the Windshield: Transportation Practices and Dis/embodied Landscapes,” 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Billings Library, North Lounge B300, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • ConBust, Mar 25 – 27 2011, Northampton, MA (Conventions)
  • Steampunk Industrial Revolution, Mar 25 – 27 2011, Nashua, NH (Conventions)
  • Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, 7:30pm, American Repertory Theater, Boston, MA (Robots)
  • Star Party at GMO, (Call Jack St. Louis 802-658-0184 (H), 802-656-1287 or Paul Walker 802-388-4220 (H), 802-861-8640 (W)), 7:30pm-11:00pm, Observatory Road, Hinesburg (Astronomy)

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 4th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12–5:30PM, Congregational Church, Bradford. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Book & Bake Sale, 9AM–12PM, Grace United Methodist Church, Essex Junction. Free. (Books)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • Shabana Basij-Rasikh – “Afghan Women Working for Change.” 10:30am, Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘GasLand’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Energy)
  • ‘Draw Comics!’, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Science & Stories – Moose, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Bruce A. Gibbard, M.D. Memorial Lectureship Program – “What Happened to Our Shared Understanding of Mental Health?” / “Clinical Implications of Assessing Overall Mental Health: Treatment of Paranoid Patients as a Case in Point.”, 10:15AM / 1PM, Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. Free. (Health, Talk)
  • ‘Communities and Justice: Inequality and Innovation in America’s Justice System’, 12:30–2PM, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Death With Dignity: From Oregon to Vermont’, 6:30PM, Memorial Building, Hardwick. Free. (Talk)
  • Dr. Diane Zuniga – “Medical Interventions Used to Treat Childhood Disorders”. Preregister. 9AM–12PM, Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh. Free. (Talk)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Intercon K, Mar 4 – 6 2011, Westin Waltham-Boston (Conventions)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Member and Invited Guest Star Party (weather permitting), Call Jack St. Louis 802-658-0184 (H), 802-656-1287 or Paul Walker 802-388-4220 (H), 802-861-8640 (W), GMO (Green Mountian Observatory), Observatory Road, Hinesburg. (Astronomy)

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)

 

Geek Things for January 11th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Hinesburg, 12:30–6PM, St. Jude Catholic Church, Hinesburg. Free. (Blood Donation)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Middlebury, 10AM–4PM, American Legion Post 27, Middlebury. Free. (Blood Donation)
  • ‘Basic Introduction to Camera Use’, 10–11:30AM, 294 North Winooski Ave. Burlington. Free. (Photography)
  • Craftacular Tuesdays, 3:30–5PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Kids)
  • Creative Tuesdays, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘Good Vibrations: The Physics of Music and Motion’, 7PM, 105 Dartmouth Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover. Free. (Science)
  • Friends of Brownell Library Book Sale, 9AM–5PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Books)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Science and Stories: Tracks in the Snow, 11:00 am, ECHO Center, Burlington. Free with admission. 1.877.324.6386 (Kids)
  • Friends of Aldrich Public Library, 2nd floor boardroom, Aldrich Library, Barre, Info. 476-7550. (Libraries)
  • Northfield Chess Club, 7pm, Northfield Senior Center, Northfield $1, Info. 764-5880. (Chess)

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)