Geek Things for January 20th

  • Transition Town Montpelier – “Vermont Climate Change and the Great Transition.”, 6–8PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Climate Change)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Waterbury, 12–5:30PM, St. Leo’s Hall, Waterbury. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Groton, 12:30-5:30pm, Groton Community Building, Groton. (Vampires)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Indoor Garden Workshop, 6–7PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. $10-12, Preregister. (Gardening)
  • MountainTop Film Festival, 5–10PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. $6-8. (Films)
  • ‘The Dragon Wall’, 7PM, River Arts Center, Morrisville. $5 suggested donation. (Dragons)
  • ‘Snug In the Snow’, 10–11AM, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per additional child. (Kids)
  • Café Scientifique – Genetic engineering of our food supply and disease research, 6:30–8:30PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free; for ages 21 and up; cash bar. (Science)
  • Scott Borg, (The chief economist for the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit on the value of cyber security), 7PM, Perry Hall, Champlain College, Burlington. Free. (Cyber Security)
  • ‘Sea Room’, 7:30PM, Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. $7-20. (Theater)
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Booked for Lunch, the basics of reading and writing biographies, 12PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Reasearch)
  • Story Time, 11AM, Bud & Bella’s Bookshop, Randolph. Free. (Reading)
  • Open Miniatures Tables!, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Situating Sustainability in Curriculum, 12:30 – 2:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Sustainability)
  • Geography Recruiting Lecture, Geospatial Approaches to Water Resource Geography and Undergraduate Education, 4:15, McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Geography)
  • Panel Discussion, Athletics and Arts as Agents of Social Change, 7:00pm, Wright Theater, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Social Change)
  • Family Game Night, 6:00pm, Borders, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Family Game Night, 6:00pm, Borders, Lebanon, NH. (Gaming)

 

Geek Things for January 19th

  • Small Agricultural Business Workshop, 7:15PM, Hazen Union High School, Hardwick. $15 per class. (Agriculture)
  • ‘Financing Renewable-Energy and Energy-Efficiency Projects’, 7–9PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Energy, Talk)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Burlington, 12–6PM, UVM Waterman Building, Burlington. Free. (Vampires)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: White River Junction, 12–5PM, American Legion, White River Junction. Free. (Vampires)
  • Intro to Genealogy Research Online, 6:30–8PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Geneology)
  • Scrabble Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Scrabble)
  • MountainTop Film Festival, 5–10PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. $6-8. (Films)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote – “Growing the Global Heart: Race, Power and Building a Youth-Driven Climate-Justice Movement,”, 4:30PM, McCullough Social Space, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Highgate Story Hour, 10–11AM, Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center. Free. (Kids)
  • Lego Club, 3–4PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free, Preregister. (Kids)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘Borders, Boundaries and Bullies’ Lecture Series, “Living on the Edge: The Quebéc-Vermont Border.”, 6:30–8:30PM, Burlington College, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Lamoille County Osher Lecture Series “Changes in Media and Technology in Vermont During My Last 40 Years.” by Marselis Parsons, 1:30PM, Town & Country Resort, Stowe. $5. (Talk)
  • “Who Hoots for You?”, 6:30PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Owls)
  • ‘Sea Room’, 7:30PM, Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. $7-20. (Theater)
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Book Discussion – Brian Greene’s The Elegant Universe, 7:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Books)
  • Deborah Krasner, Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat, 3:30PM, Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. Free. (Sustainability)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington (Gaming)
  • Winter Blitz 2011 Arcade Games, 7-11PM, Davis Student Center, UVM, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • 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)
  • Getting to Know NOOK, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Weekly Storytime, 11:00 AM, Barnes and Noble, Burlington. (Kids)

Geek Things for January 5th

  • Getting to Know NOOK, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Exhibition of Large-Format Drawings, 9:00 am, Johnson Memorial Building Gallery, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Art)
  • Panel Discussion: Does Wikileaks threaten American interests?, 4:30 pm, Robert A. Jones, ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Wikileaks)
  • Young Scientist Program, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Members $165, non-members $180 for 6 week course) (Kids)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (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, Bennnington. (Gaming)
  • Renewable Energy Workshop, 6:30–7:30PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. Free. (Energy)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Burlington, January 5, 8AM–12PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Vampires)
  • Chittenden County Philatelic Club, 6:15PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Stamps)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Reading)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Reading)
  • Lego Club, 3–4PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Kids, Lego)
  • David Schutz (VT Statehouse), 7PM, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Talk)
  • Rolf Diamant, “From Rutland to Baton Rouge and Back: How the Civil War Forever Changed Vermont,”, 7PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (History)
  • Susan Watson, Foundation of Modern Physics, 7PM, Norwich Public Library, Norwich. Free. (Physics)
  • ‘The Wizard of Oz’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. (Theater)
  • Central VT Amateur Radio Club. 6:300pm, Steak House, Barre-Montpelier Rd. Info. 496-3566 or 496-2836. (Radio)

Geek Things for December 22nd

  • Williston Green Initiatives, 6:45PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Eco)
  • Fairfax Playgroup , 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax in Fairfax, Free. (Kids)
  • Highgate Story Hour, 10–11AM, Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘The Wizard of Oz’, 2PM, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. (Theater)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Wednesday Night Board gaming, 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 December 15th

  • Kelley Marketing Meeting, 7:45–9AM, Ireland Building, Champlain College, Burlington. Free. (Social Media Marketing)
  • Battle of Plattsburgh Association Annual Meeting, 7pm, Press Republican Auditorium, Battle of Plattsburgh Association, Plattsburgh. Free. (History)
  • Scrabble Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Scrabble)
  • ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’, 1:30PM, 4PM, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Films)
  • 4-H Super Science, 3:30–5PM, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester. Free. (Kids)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 10–11AM, Health Room, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • Highgate Story Hour, 10–11AM, Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center. Free. (Kids)
  • The Global Village, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘Assignment Afghanistan: Reporting on the Vermont National Guard Deployment’, 7PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Military)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Quarterstaff, Burlington. (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)
  • L5R Night at Triple Play, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Triple Play, Lebanon NH. (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 1st

  • Chittenden County Philatelic Club, 6:15–8:30PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Stamps)
  • ‘Time of the Gypsies’, (1988 film about culture clash as part of the shop’s “Salon Series: Banished! — Home and Country.), 6:30–9PM, Black Sheep Books, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Film)
  • 4-H Super Science, 3:30–5PM, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester. Free. (Kids)
  • Highgate Story Hour (Classic fairy tales), 10–11AM, Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center. Free. (Kids)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • The Global Village, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • David Macaulay, “Building Books.”, 7PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Publishing)
  • Dr. Edward Tick, “War and the Soul: Transforming Our Communities to Heal Our Veterans”, 7PM, Norwich Public Library, Norwich. Free. (War)
  • Dr. Ellen Marsden, “How Humans Have Altered the System.” 4pm, Room 203, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, Johnson. Free. (Science)
  • Katherine Sims, “Recipe for change”, 7–8:30PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Food)
  • Mansour Farhang, “Potential U.S. Responses to Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions.”, 7PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Politics)
  • ‘Sleeping Beauty’, 10AM, 1PM, Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury. $4. (Puppet Theater)
  • Magic Booster Draft, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. $12 (Gaming)
  • Environmental Forum, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Marsh Lounge, Billings Library, UVM, Burlington. Open to UVM Community. (Science)
  • 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)
  • Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • L5R Night at Triple Play, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Triple Play, 1 Glen Road #3, Lebanon, New Hampshire (Gaming)
  • Camouflaged Critters, 10-11:30am, Montpelier, North Branch Nature Center, $5 per child. Info. 229-6206. (Radio)
  • Central VT Amateur Radio Club, 6:30pm, Steak House, Barre-Montpelier Rd. Info. 496-3566 or 496-2836. (Science, Kids)
  • Classic Film Series, Jaquith Public Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield, 426-3581, http://www.marshfield.lib.vt.us. (Film)
  • CLiF Donation, 10:30 am, Peacham Library, Peacham. (Books)

Geek Stuff for November 17th

  • Scrabble Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Kids)
  • 4-H Super Science, 3:30–5PM, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester. Free, Preregister. (Kids)
  • Children’s Story Time, 10:30AM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Kids)
  • Lego Club, 3–4PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free, Preregister. (Kids)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Reading)
  • Brown Bag Series, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont On online safety for kids, 7–8PM, Milton Public Library, Milton. Free, Preregister. (Talk)
  • Dr. Perry Thomas, “Deep History of Lake Conservation.” 4pm, Room 203, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, Johnson. Free. (Talk)
  • Global & Regional Studies Brown Bag Lecture, “Mind Bombing: Greenpeace and the Rise of Global Environmentalism.”, 12:15–1:15PM, John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Melissa Bridges & Heather Burt, “Growing a Kingdom That Feeds Itself,” 6–7PM, St. Johnsbury House, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Talk)
  • Physics Colloquium, “Quantum-Mechanical Optimization of Light-Harvesting in Photosynthesis.”, 3:30–5:30PM, Jost Foundation Room A442, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Reading and Managing the Landscape’ (program about ecological research and invasive-species management), 6PM, Nature Center, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Free. (Talk)
  • Technology in Wildlife Watching, 5:30–7PM, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, $5-6; bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner. (Technology)
  • ‘How Writers Do It: A Fiction Workshop’, 6–8PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free.(Writing)
  • Magic Booster Draft, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. $12. Registration closes at 6:15 (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Quarterstaff Games, Free. (See http://www.paizo.com/pathfindersociety for more details)(Gaming)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington, Free. (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. Free. (Gaming)
  • L5R Night at Triple Play, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Triple Play, West Lebanon, NH (Gaming)