Geek Things for August 10th

  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 8:15PM, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton. Lectures and readings are free and open to the public; see middlebury.edu for schedule. (Writing)
  • ‘Greening Your Home’, 6PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Community Bike Shop, 5–8PM, Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Bikes)
  • Public Viewing Night. Call for a status report in case of inclement weather. 9–10:30PM, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Astronomy)
  • ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The ’40s Musical’, 12PM, Battery Park, Burlington. Free. (Theater)
  • ‘Champ: Unsolved Mystery of the Lake’, 12:30PM, 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)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Straw Rockets, 11am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Kitchen Chemistry, 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Free Tutorial About NOOK Color!, 5:30 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Children’s Storytime: Chinese Folklore!, 10:00am, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (Kids)
  • Used Book Celebration, 4pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Books)
  • OmniGlobe Presents: Mystery of the Bleached Corals, Life in Pixels: using data imaging to explore the world. 1-2pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. (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, 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 July 21st

  • Book Sale, 12–7PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Castleton Historical Society Annual Picnic, 6PM, Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, Bomoseen. Free; bring a dish to share. (History)
  • Mount Mansfield Scale Modelers, 6:30–8:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Models)
  • Summer Reading Program Activity, 10–11AM, Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • The Buzz on Bees, 10–11AM at Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per additional child. (Kids)
  • Bug Walk, 4–5PM, North Branch Nature Center Montpelier. $3; $5 per family. (Kids)
  • Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike. Meet at History Hike parking lot. 7–9PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm; flashlight required. (Outdoors)
  • Water Striders. Meet at the Nature Trail. 2PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • ‘We Walk the Woods! Meet at the Nature Center. 10AM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • Book Talk, 11AM–12PM, Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne. Free. (Books)
  • The Tempest.7:30pm, Unadilla Theatre, 501 Blachly Rd., $20/$10 kids 12 & under, Call for reservations, 456-8968 or http://www.unadilla.org. East Calais. (Theater)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Turtle Discovery, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Chromatography, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Behind the Scenes Tours, 3:00pm, American Precision Museum, Windsor. (Technology)
  • Northshire Mystery and Thriller Reading Group, 2pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Books)
  • Planetarium presentation 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)

Harry Potter Midnight Showing Roundup

Around the state, there will be a number of midnight openings for the final Harry Potter film. Here’s a list of where you can see it. Keep in mind that a lot of these places might sell out – or have already sold out.

Paramount Theater, Barre. Tickets avaliable: http://www.fgbtheaters.com/
Palace Nine, Burlington. Sold Out.
Essex Cimemas, Essex. Sold Out.
Majestic 10, Williston. Sold Out.
Merrill Roxy Theater, Burlington. Sold Out.
Bijou Cineplex 4, Morrisville. Sold Out.
Star Theater of St. Johnsbury. Tickets avaliable.
Flagship Cinemas, Rutland. Tickets avaliable: http://www.flagshipcinemas.com/rutland/
Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield. Tickets avaliable: http://www.bigpicturetheater.info/
Stowe Cinema 3 Plex, Stowe. Sold Out.
Sunset Drivein, Colchester. Tickets avaliable: http://www.sunsetdrivein.com/
Welden Theater, St. Albans. Tickets avaliable: http://www.weldentheatre.com/Welden_Theatre/Home.html
Village Picture Shows, Manchester Center. Tickets Avaliable: http://villagepictureshows.com/
Cinema 7, Bennington. Tickets avaliable: http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=4799&rdate=7%2F14%2F2011&sortid=1

Geek Things for June 23rd

  • ‘No Injunction; Decommission Vermont Yankee Now!’, 5–6PM, Burlington City Hall, Burlington. Free. (Nuclear)
  • Basic Bike Maintenance, 5:30–6:30PM, Skirack, Burlington. Free. (Bikes)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • Summer Sci-Fi Film Series – ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, 7PM, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. $3. (Movies)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Gaming)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘The Sword in the Stone’, 6–7PM, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax. Free. (Theater)
  • Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike. Meet at History Hike parking lot. 7–9PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3. (Spooky)
  • Ron Luchsinger – Discussion of the troupe’s upcoming presentation of Cinderella with exciting vocal and visual examples. 6PM, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon. $20. (Theater)
  • Bug Walk. 4-5pm, North Branch Nature Center, $3 indiv/$5 per family, Info. 229-6206. Montpelier. (Kids)
  • Art Opening. “Arctic Cycles” 3-5pm, Governor’s Gallery, Pavilion Building, 828-0749. Montpelier. (Art)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • PortConMaine, http://www.portconmaine.com, Jun 23 – 26, 2011, South Portland, ME (Conventions)
  • Inside SolarFest, 7pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Solar)

Geek Things for June 22nd

  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castles)
  • Casting Call – Loyal’s House of Blood Production seeks actors and camera crews for two micro-budget movies, I Monster and Forest of Lost Souls. 5–6:30PM, VCAM Studio, Burlington. Free. (Acting)
  • RPG Game Club, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Summer Reading Club, 1PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Teens)
  • Bob Belenky – “Paradise Lost: Memories of Jewish Agricultural Settlements and Collective Farms in Ukraine and Crimea, 1921-1945: An Interview Study,” 7PM, Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield. Free. (History)
  • Winooski River Sojourn Dinner – “Impacts of Climate Change on the Champlain Valley.” Dinner, 6 p.m.; talk, 7 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, Waterbury. $5 for talk; $12-22 for dinner and talk; free for kids under 10. (Climate Change)
  • Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series – “Integrative Design: The Key to Cost-Effective Green Buildings.” 7–9PM, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield. Free. (Architecture)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Learn About Our New NOOK Simple Touch, 5:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Author Appearance: Neil Gaiman, 7:30pm, Portsmouth, NH (Authors)
  • Dark Side Reading Group – The Devil’s Rooming House:The True Story of America’s Deadliest Female Serial Killer, by M. William Phelps, 1pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Books)
  • Community of Observers, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury. (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, Lebanon, New Hampshire. (Gaming)
  • D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

Geek Things for June 21

  • Community Farm Work Day, 4–6PM, Community Farm, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Farming)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castles)
  • Creative Tuesdays, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Winooski River Sojourn Dinner – Winooski Watershed’s geologic history. Dinner, 6 p.m.; talk, 7 p.m., Montpelier High School, Montpelier. $5 for talk; $12-22 for dinner and talk; free for kids under 10. (Geology)
  • Ben Hewitt – Making Supper Safe, 7PM, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier. Free. (Food)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Willem Lange & Mary Azarian – A Dream of Dragons: A Saga in Verse, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick. (Signing)
  • Green Drinks, 7 – 8:30pm, 51 Main @ The Bridge, Middlebury. (Environmentalism)
  • Northshire History Reading Group – Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., by Ron Chernow, 6pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Books)

 

Geek Things for June 10th


  • Village-Building Convergence. View vbc-vt.org for schedule. 9AM–9PM, Various locations, Montpelier. Free. (Sustainability)
  • Village-Building Convergence: Village Gathering – View vbc-vt.org/village-gathering for schedule. 7PM, Twin Pond Retreat Center, Brookfield. Donations accepted. (Sustainability)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • Shifting & Drivetrains 101, 6–7:30PM, Onion River Sports, Montpelier. Free. (Bikes)
  • After School Book Discussion, 3–4PM, Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • High School Book Group, 4:30–5:15PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Science & Stories: Turtle Talk, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • ‘The Rocky Horror Show’, 8PM, 11:59PM, Merchants Hall in Rutland. $18-20. (Theater)
  • Art Walk, 4-8pm. Details at http://www.montpelieralive.org, Montpelier (Art)
  • Art Opening. 5:30-8pm, Helen Day Art Center, Info. 253-8358, Stowe. (Art)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Middlebury Art Walk, 5 – 7pm, 51 Main at the Bridge. Middlebury. (Art)
  • Hooked on Who, http://nescifievents.org/?p=2499, 9:30pm – 9:30pm, Cambrige, MA (Dr. Who)
  • Artist Appearance: Mark McKenna, 6pm – 8pm, Rubber Chicken Comics, Bellingham, MA (Comics)
  • Joe Roman -Listed – Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act, 7 pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Authors)
  • Palio di Stonemarche, Hosted by Barony of Stonemarche, June 10th, 2011 – June 12th, 2011, Contoocook, NH. (SCA)
  • Cartoon Lunch, 12-2pm, Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield. (Cartoons)

Geek Things for May’s Friday the 13th

  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • Opening Weekend, 10AM–4PM, Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington. $3-7; free for children under 3. (History)
  • 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. (Comics)
  • Science & Stories – Seeds, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Graphic-Novel Readers & Creators, 5:30PM, Phoenix Books in Essex. Free. (Comics)
  • Readings, 6PM, Memphremagog Arts Collaborative, Newport. Free. (Reading)
  • NATO:2.0: Reboot or Delete? – Sarwar Kashmeri, 7 pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Talk)
  • Huzzah! Historical Wargaming Convention, May 13 – 15, 2011, Portland, ME (Conventions)
  • Granite State Comic Con, May 15, Manchester NH. (Conventions)
  • Bellona, Destroyer of Cities, 7:30pm – 7:30pm, Boston, MA (Theater)
  • Public Star Gazing at the Ethan Allen Homestead, 7:45, Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington. (Astronomy)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • 2011 Benefit Auction: The Fiddlehead Fling, 6pm, The Montshire Museum, Norwich. To learn more or register, visit http://www.montshire.org/auction. (Auction)
  • Middlebury Arts Walk, 5 – 7pm, 51 Main @ The Bridge, Middlebury. (Art)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Spring Migration Bird Walk. 7-9:30am, North Branch Nature Center, $5/free for members, Info. 229-6206. (Birds)
  • Movie & Star-Gazing. 7pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Rain date May 20th. Info. 223-3338. (Astronomy) (Movies)