Geek Things for August 19th

  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 9AM–9PM, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton. Lectures and readings are free and open to the public; see middlebury.edu for schedule. (Writing)
  • Murder Mysteries Live! 2011, 6PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $30; ages 18 and up only; formal or period costume preferred; preregister. (Murder Mystery)
  • Name That Movie!, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • Queen City Ghostwalk, 8–9PM, Burlington City Hall Park, Burlington. $14. (Ghosts)
  • ‘Rango’, 3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Movies)
  • ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ 11AM, 2PM, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, Montpelier. $5-10. (Theater)
  • Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike, 6:45–8:45PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Ghosts)
  • Visiting Artist & Writer Series, 8PM, Lowe Lecture Hall, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson. Free. (Arts)
  • ‘Ten-Fest’, 8PM, Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield. $8-10. (Theater)
  • ‘Wicked City’, 8PM, Depot Theatre, Westport. $25. (Theater)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Draft – $15 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Hoopster Gliders and Paper Craft, 11:00am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Honeybees, 3:00pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Open Gaming Convention – http://nescifievents.org/?p=2505, Aug 19 – 21, 2011, Nashua, NH (Conventions)
  • Planetarium presentation: Meteors that Changed the World 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)
  • Public Star Gazing, Castleton State College Observatory, 7:45 to 10:30 PM, Castleton State College, Castleton. (Astronomy)
  • Friday Night Magic — Varying Format, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Standard Constructed, 6:30pm – 10:30pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

 

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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 April 21

  • 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)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Gaming)
  • ECHO Earth Weeks’ MudFest, 10AM–5PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Booked for Lunch – “Reporting Vermont.” 12–1PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Deborah Thomas – “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.” 5pm, Special Collections Reading Room, Bailey/Howe Library, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Polly Mahoney – “Life in the Yukon.” 7PM, Northwoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston. $5. (Talk)
  • Robert Braun – “Investments in Our Future: Exploring Space Through Innovations and Technology.” 11:30pm, Campus Center Theatre, University of Vermont in Burlington. Free. (NASA)
  • ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’, 7PM, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson. $5; free for the JSC community. (Theater)
  • Footprints on the Land: Back to the Land (1960-2000). 1-3pm. Vermont History Museum, $5/$3 members, Pre-reg. 828-2180, Montpelier. (Kids)
  • Crazy Horse: Why the US Army Wanted to Kill Him and Why He Let Them Do It – Thomas Powers, 12-1pm, Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room, Norwich University, Free. (Talk)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • “Is There Courage to Change America’s Diet?”, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Given Carpenter Auditorium E131, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • “Green Gone Wrong: How our Economy is Undermining the Environmental Revolution,” 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Livak Ballroom, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Miniatures Camp, 9am – Fri, April 22, 3pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI): Is It Working, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • The Progress of Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations: Towards The Rights of Israel: Negotiating the non-Negotiable, 7 – 9pm, Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury Collete, Middlebury. (Talk)

Geek things for 420

  • Raptor Encounter, 11AM, 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)
  • ECHO Earth Weeks’ MudFest, 10AM–5PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Benson Lecture: Rick Bass – Protection of the Montana wilderness from development and logging. 7–8PM, Green Mountain College, Poultney. Free. (Talk)
  • John Cramer – Theories of quantum physics, and Penny Penniston’s play now then again. 7:30–8:30PM, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Whallonsburg NY. Free. (Physics)
  • ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’, 10AM, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson. $5; free for the JSC community. (Theater)
  • Book Discussion Series: ‘Orchestrated Stories’ – Tananarive Due’s Joplin’s Ghost, 6:30PM, Hartland Public Library, Hartland. Free. (Reading)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Footprints on the Land: You Can Get There from Here! (1930-1960). 1-3pm, Vermont History Museum, $5/$3 members, Pre-reg. 828-2180. Montpelier. (Kids)
  • Books & Book Collecting, 1:30pm, Noble Hall, VT College of Fine Arts, $5 for non-members, Info. 454-4675, Montpelier. (Books)
  • Book Discussion: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. 7pm, Brown Public Library, Info. 485-4621, Northfield. (Books)
  • Environmental Forum, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., The Jost Foundation Room, Davis Student Center, UVM, Burlington. (Environmental)
  • Horace Bartilow – “Drug Wars Collaterla Damage: Human Rights Effects of the US Funded Drug War in Latin America,” 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Mill John Dewey Lounge 325, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Hoopster Gilder Build a glider that flies! 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Sink or Float Test, 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • W. D. Carpenter Lecture – “Cap and Trade: The Evolution of an Economic Idea”, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • MCAB Guest Speaker: David Sanger, 8-9:30pm, Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • NOOK It with NOOK Color! 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Miniatures Camp, 9am – Fri, April 22, 3pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (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, 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)

Geek Things for March 24th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12–5PM, Johnson State College, Johnson. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Mud Season Book Sale. Proceeds support library programs and services. 9AM–5PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Books)
  • ‘Pawsitive Pup’, 6–7:30PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Pets)
  • Green Mountain Film Festival. Visit greenmountainfilmfestival.org. 12–10PM, Various locations, Montpelier. Various prices. (Films)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Computers)
  • Charles A. Dana Category 1 2011 Lecture Series – “Merchant Princess and Irish Abolitionist: The Story of Isabel Jennings.” 12:15-1, Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Talk)
  • Lani Guinier – “Diversity, Opportunity and the Shifting Meritocracy in Higher Education.” 7–8PM, Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Living with Coal, and Fighting Back, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Waterman Building 413, UVM, Burlington. (Energy)
  • Gideon Rose Lecture, author of ‘How Wars End’, 12:15 – 1:30pm, Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)

 

Geek Things for March 23rd

  • Social-Media Marketing, 8:30–10:30AM, Charles E. Carter Business Resource Center, St. Johnsbury-Lyndon Industrial Park, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Social Media)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:30AM–2PM, Missisquoi Valley Union High School, Swanton. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Mud Season Book Sale, 9AM–9PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Books)
  • Green Mountain Film Festival. Visit greenmountainfilmfestival.org for details. 12–10PM, Various locations, Montpelier. Various prices. (Green Mountain Film Festival)
  • ‘The Constant Gardener’, 7pm, Room 200, Yokum Lecture Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh. Free. (Films)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Books)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Books)
  • Juan Torres – “Powering the Future: Smart Grid Challenges and Opportunities.” 4:30PM, Jeffords Hall room 234, University of Vermont, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Recognizing and Honoring Vermont’s Women Veterans’ 9AM–4PM, Various downtown locations, Montpelier. Free. (Talk)
  • 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)
  • “Golden Showers: the Coagulating Cosmos of a Fourteenth-Century Mad Scientist”, 4:30 – 6pm, Franklin Environal Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Learn About NOOK Color, 6:00 PM. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Marvelous Maples. Dress for a walk on the trails. 10-11:30am, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier. $5 per child. Info. 229-6206. (Kids)
  • Real CSI Symposium. 4-7pm, Dole Auditorium, Norwich University, Northfield. (Talk)
  • Amphibian Monitoring Training Program. 6pm, Waitsfield Elementary School, Waitsfield, Free. Info. 229-6206. (Nature)
  • USDA Forest Service Public Meeting. 2-5pm or 7-10pm, Rochester Ranger District. Info: 767-4261, Rochester. (Nature)
  • 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)

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)

Geek Things for March 2nd


  • Small Agricultural Business Workshop, 7:15PM, Hazen Union High School, Hardwick. $15 per class. (Agriculture)
  • Renewable Energy Workshop, 6–7PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. Free. (Energy)
  • ‘Smart About Solar’, 7–8:30PM, Library, Charlotte Central School, Charlotte. Free. (Solar)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12–5:30PM, Shelburne Town Hall, Shelburne. Free. (Vampires)
  • Chittenden County Philatelic Club, 6:15PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Stamps)
  • Milton Historical Society Meeting, 6PM, Milton Historical Society, Milton. Free. (History)
  • ‘Tech Savvy’, 6–8PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Skype)
  • ‘Restless’, 7PM, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Films)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Annelise Orleck – “Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire & its lasting impact on workplace safety laws”, 7PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Communities and Justice: Inequality and Innovation in America’s Justice System’, 7PM, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Death With Dignity: From Oregon to Vermont’, 6:30PM, St. Albans Historical Museum, St. Albans. Free. (Talk))
  • Dr. François Clemmons – “If You Don’t Want Your Slave to Speak Freely, You Should Forbid Him to Sing!”, 7PM, First United Methodist Church, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Dr. Mary Childers – “A memoirist discusses her broken childhood in Welfare Brat”, 7PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • Paul Searls – Two Vermonts: Geography and Identity, 1865-1910, 7PM, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Talk)
  • Vermont Law Symposium – “China’s Environmental Governance: Global Challenges and Comparative Solutions,” 9:30AM, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. Free. (Talk)
  • Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Global and Regional Studies Brown Bag Lecture, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Old Mill John Dewey Lounge 325, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Physics Department Colloquium – “A Luttinger Liquid Core Inside Helium-4 Filled Nanopores “, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Mildred Livak Room, UVM, Burlington. (Physics)
  • The Writer’s Workshop fiction reading – Bonnie Jo Campbell, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Old Mill John Dewey Lounge 325, UVM, Burlington. (Writing)
  • 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)
  • Atwater Blood Drive 2010 -2011, 11am – 4pm, McCullough Social Space, Atwater Commons, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Vampires)
  • “Liberals and Immigration: A Philosophical Perspective”, 4:30 – 6pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Seuss Stories!, 10:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (Kids)
  • Psychology Lunch program: Student presentations, 12pm, Webb 107, Norwich University, Northfield. (Talk)

 

Geek Things for February 23rd

  • Board Games, 10AM–12PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Gaming, Kids)
  • Daily Design Challenge, 12PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!’, 8:30AM–9PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Puzzles)
  • ‘The Nature of February’, 10:30AM, 1:30PM, Mad River Glen Ski Area, Fayston. $15-25; $65 per family of four. (Outdoors)
  • Hoffman Lecture Series – “Beyond Green It,” 6–8:30PM, Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • University Scholar Seminar – “Understanding the Relations of Genes, Environment, Brains and Behavior: The Vermont Family-Based Approach.” 4PM, Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Collected Stories’, 7:30PM, Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. $15. (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, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Young Scientist Program (12 weeks, through May 18), 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. Members $335, non-members $365, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Science)
  • Bridging the Gap: Gleaning and Food Justice in Addison County, VT, 4:30 – 6:30pm Axinn Center 229, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Getting to Know NOOKcolor, 6:00 PM, Barnes & Noble, Burlington. (eReaders)
  • 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, Gaming. (Gaming)
  • L5R Night at Triple Play, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Triple Play (Gaming)
  • Game Night at The Book Garden, 7pm – 11pm, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Antigone, 8:00 PM, Flynnspace, Flynn Theater, Burlington. (Theater)
  • Psychology Lunch program: Senior psychology students presentations , 12pm, Webb 107, Norwich University, Northfield. (Talks)
  • Footprints on the Land: Made in Vermont (1870-1910). 1-3PM, Vermont History Museum, $5/$3 members, 1-3pm. Pre-reg. 828-2180. (Kids, History)

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)