Geek Things for May 19th

I’m out of the country for the next week and a bit, so these lists might be a bit out of date.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)

Geek Things for May 17th

  • Way to Go! Commuter Challenge. Visit waytogovt.org for details. 12AM–11:59PM, Various locations statewide. Free. (Environment)
  • Community Bike Shop, 5–8PM, Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Bikes)
  • 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)
  • Scrabble Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Gaming)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Donna Roberts & John Moody – Abenaki history in the White River Valley, 7PM, Greater Hartford United Church of Christ, White River Junction. Free. (History)
  • Erick Tichonuk – “The Adventures of the Canal Schooner Lois McClure.” 7PM, Georgia Public Library, Fairfax. Free. (History)
  • Jane Beck – The learning and creation of traditional art. 7PM, Block School House, Grand Isle. Free. (Art)
  • Gerald McFarland – The Counterfeit Man, 7 pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester. (Author)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Learn about NOOK Color!, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington (eReaders)
  • Center for Cartoon Studies 2011 Thesis Exhibition, 10am-2pm, Through June 11, 2011, Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction. (Comics)
  • Author Appearance: Gail Carson Levine ‘A Tale of Two Castles’, 4pm, Wellesley, MA (Author)
  • 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)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive, 9am-3pm, National Life Building, Info. 1-800-RED-CROSS, Montpelier. (Blood Drive)
  • Book Launch: Highway in the Blood by Kevin Macneil Brown, 7pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier 7pm. (Authors)

Geek Things for May 5th

  • ‘Growing Strong Roots in an Evolving Farm-to-School Landscape’, 3–7:30PM, Green Mountain College, Poultney. $20-25. (Agriculture)
  • 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. (Chess)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Café Scientifique – “Emerging Contaminants: Sex, Drugs and Vices That Affect Our Waters.” 6:30–8:30PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Free; for ages 21 and up; cash bar. (Science)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • The Battle of Lake Champlain. 7pm, Milano Ballroom, Norwich University, Northfield. (History)
  • Electronic Music by Middlebury Students, 10:10am – 12pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Music)
  • Author Appearance: Rick Riordan, 6pm, Manchester Elementary School gymnasium, Manchester. (Authors)

Fantasy Author Riordan Appears in Vermont Bookstores

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]

Geek Things for March 3rd

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive , 12–5:30PM, Williston Fire Station, Williston. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Environmental Film Series. A Q&A follows. 11AM–1PM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Science Magic, 3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Kids)
  • Café Scientifique – “How Safe Are We Against Cyber Attack?” 6:30–8:30PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Free; for ages 21 and up; cash bar. (Talk)
  • Charles A. Dana Category 1 2011 Lecture Series – “Community and Craft: Notes on Multidisciplinary Projects.” 12:15–1PM, Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Death With Dignity: From Oregon to Vermont’, 12:30PM, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Death With Dignity: From Oregon to Vermont’, 6:30PM, Mark Skinner Library, Manchester. Free. (Talk)
  • Monona Rossol – “Environmental, health and safety issues in the fields of art education and theater production”, 4:30–6:30PM, Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Open Miniatures Tables!, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington (Gaming)
  • “Quantum Simulations of Materials: Insights into the Microscopic Picture,” 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Jost Foundation Room, UVM, Burlington. (Physics)
  • “Multilingual Communication in a Globalized World: Why English Isn’t Enough”, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)

 

Geek Things for November 22nd

  • Basic Computer Course, 9–11AM, Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington. $5 donation. (Computers)
  • ‘Let Me In’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Films)
  • Menu for the Future, 6–7:30PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Food)
  • Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group, 10AM–12PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Writing)
  • Open Cardgames!, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, 89 Main St # 5, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Holiday Activities for Conservation Quest~Power Play, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, ECHO Center, Burlington. All activities are free with admission. 1.877-324-6386 (Kids)
  • CLiF Donation, 12:45pm and 1:30pm, Dame School, Concord, NH. Please contact CLiF to check that dates and times have not changed. (Kids)
  • CLiF Donation, 10am & 11 am, The Gilmanton Year-Round Library, Gilmanton, NH. Please contact CLiF to check that dates and times have not changed.(Kids)
  • CLiF Donation, 3pm. , Manchester Even Start , Manchester, NH. Please contact CLiF to check that dates and times have not changed. (Kids)
  • Monthly Book Group for Adults, 7 pm, Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield. For copies of the book, please stop by. (Books)