This is a really cool image from Adam Pass, pointed to the world’s attention by none other than Astronaut Reid Wiseman, who’s currently aboard the ISS. The picture was taken in Manchester, VT.
I’m out of the country for the next week and a bit, so these lists might be a bit out of date. We’ve got a list of 30 or so websites that we check every morning – that list can be found here. (Let us know if there’s something that we have to add up)
- Way to Go! Commuter Challenge – Visit waytogovt.org for details. 12AM–11:59PM, Various locations statewide. Free. (Environment)
- Build Your Own Rain Barrel, 5:30–7PM, Public Works Building, South Burlington. $25. (Water)
- Mt. Mansfield Scale Modelers, 6:30–8:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Models)
- All-Community Youth Art Festival, 8AM–9PM, Various locations, Woodstock. Various prices. (Youth)
- Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
- Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
- Morning Bird Walk. Preregister, 7–9AM, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. $6. (Birds)
- Media Maven Luncheon, 12–1:30PM, Channel 17 Studios, Burlington. $5-15; additional $5 for lunch. (Tech)
- ‘Facebook 101 and More’, 8–10AM, Franklin Conference Center, Rutland. $20-25. (Tech)
- Susan Morse – “Bobcats, Bears, Cougars, Moose … and More!”, 6–8PM, Library, Vergennes Union High School & Middle School, Vergennes. Donations accepted. (Nature)
- ‘The Crucible’, 7:30PM, Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury. $5-10. (Theater)
- The Moth – An evening of storytelling with a metamorphosis theme. 7PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. $10. (Theater)
- Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
- Author Signing: Jack McDevitt, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Flights of Fantasy Books and Games, Albany NY. (Author Signing)
- Alan Benoit, Sustainable Living Series, 7pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester. (Environment)
Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians novels and now the Kane Chronicles, appears at two Vermont bookstores in the coming days to promote his work, Throne of Fire, the latest entry in the Kane Chronicles.
Both series deal with the presence of ancient mythological figures in the modern day. In the Percy Jackson series, the main characters the half-divine offspring of figures from Greek mythology. The protagonists of the Kane Chronicles are descendants of an Egyptian sorcerer, tasked with policing monsters and gods recently returned to the world of today.
Thursday, May 5th Riordan will be at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, starting at 6:00 PM. The next day, May 6th, you can find him at the Book Cellar in Brattleboro at 5:00 PM.
[via New England Science Fiction and Fantasy Events]
Vermont Magic in Manchester. Photo by rzitowsk.
From a December 501st New England Garrison event in New Hampshire, Snow Troopers have the perfect garb for our recent weather.