Geek Things for May 24th

  • Exit 16 Traffic Study Meeting, 5–7PM, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Colchester. Free. (Transportation)
  • 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)
  • Creative Tuesdays, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Science & Stories – Worms. 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Open Mic Night, 7:00 pm, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick. (Writing)
  • Author Appearance: China Miéville, 6pm, Cambridge, MA (Authors)

Geek Things for May 23rd

  • Open Cardgames!, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • 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)
  • Teen Advisory Board, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Author Appearance: SJ Chambers – Presenting “The Steampunk Bible”, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Somerville, MA (Authors)

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 17th

  • Essex CHIPS Community Forum, 9AM–12PM, Essex CHIPS & Teen Center, Essex Junction. Free. (Awareness)
  • Transition PechaKucha, 7–8:30PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. Free. (Energy)
  • Way to Go! Commuter Challenge. Visit waytogovt.org for details. 12AM–11:59PM, Various locations statewide. Free. (Environment)
  • 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)
  • Creative Tuesdays, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Science & Stories – Fireflies and why they light up. 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids, Science)
  • Wild Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk – Preregister. 6–7:30PM, Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. $10; no one turned away for lack of funds. (Plants)
  • Howard Coffin – The Civil War’s effect on Vermonters. 7:30PM, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington. Free. (History)
  • Bill Schubart – ‘How easily food can overwhelm a life’, 6PM, Phoenix Books, Essex. Free. (Food)
  • Henry Homeyer – ‘Organic Gardening (Not Just) in the Northeast’ 7PM, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier. Free. (Organic)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • CLiF Authors and Illustrators – John Steven Gurney, Fisher Elementary School, Arlington. (Kids)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5:30pm, Northfield High School, Northfield. (Blood Drive)

Geek Things for May 16th

  • Way to Go! Commuter Challenge – Visit waytogovt.org for details. 12AM–11:59PM, Various locations statewide. Free (Environmentalism)
  • James Martin – “The Meaning of the 21st Century,” 4:30PM, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. Free. (Future)
  • Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group, 10AM–12PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Writing)
  • Open Cardgames!, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • L5R Constructed, 7pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • 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)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Exhibit: GLOW: Living Lights, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2011 through Monday, September 5, 2011, ECHO, Burlington. (Science)
  • East Montpelier & Calais Historical Societies Meeting. 7pm, Four Corners Schoolhouse, East Montpelier. (History)

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)

Geek Things for May 12th

  • 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)
  • Lunafest 2011, 6:30PM, Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon. $14-20. (Films)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Karl Decker & Nancy Levine – “The Tour Buses Don’t Stop Here Anymore: The Impacts of and Responses to Social, Economic or Environmental Change on Small Vermont Towns,” 6PM, Pierson Library, Shelburne. Free. (Talk)
  • Keith Pillsbury – Vietnam War and 2008, 3:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (History)
  • Roberta Harold – “Vermont and New York in the Gilded Age,”, 7PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (History)
  • Tim Brookes – “Disappearing Alphabets and the Future of the Written Word,” 7–8PM, Bent Northrop Memorial Library, Fairfield. Free. (Language)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive. 12-5:30pm, St. Leo’s Hall, Waterbury. (Blood Drive)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)

Geek Things for May 11th

  • Tree Walk & Talk – Craig Lambert , 5:30–7:30PM, UVM Horticultural Research Center, South Burlington. $10-20. (Trees)
  • Energy Workshop – Preregister; lunch is included. 9AM–12PM, Doubletree Hotel, South Burlington. Free. (Energy)
  • 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)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Brian Tokar – “Genetically-Modified Organisms and the World Food Crisis” Preregister. 7–9PM, City Market, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Green and Growing. Dress for a walk on the trails. 10-11:30am, North Branch Nature Center, $5 per child, Info 229-6206. Montpelier. (Kids)
  • 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)
  • Middlebury Arts Walk, 5 – 7pm, 51 Main at the Bridge, Middlebury. (Art)

Geek Things for May 10th

We missed yesterday (I was out sick). Here’s what’s on the docket for today:

  • Energy Workshop, 9AM–12PM, Holiday Inn, Rutland. Free. (Energy)
  • Green Drinks, 6–8PM, The Skinny Pancake, Montpelier. Free. (Environmentalism)
  • Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont Ham Radio Club Meeting, 7–9PM, O’Brien Civic Center, South Burlington. Free. (Radio)
  • 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)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Science & Stories, Seeds, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Garrett Graff – The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror, 7PM, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier. Free. (Author Talk)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive, 13:30-6pm, Hazen Union High School, Hardwick. (Blood Drive)
  • Green and Growing. Preschool discovery program for kids age 3-5. 10-11:30am, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier. $5 per child, Info. 229-6206. (Kids)

Geek Things for May 6th

  • ECHO Expansion Breakfast, 8:30–9:30AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. Free. (Science)
  • ‘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)
  • ‘Draw Comics!’, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Science & Stories – Eggs. 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Kathryn Weller – “Heavy Lifting: Slate Mining in New York Since 1840.” 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5. (Slate)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-5pm, Rochester Federated Church, Rochester. (Blood Drive)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Huzzah! 2011, http://www.huzzahcon.com/, May 13 – 15, 2011, Portland, ME (Conventions)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • CLiF Donation, 1pm, Jones Memorial Library, Orleans. (Books)
  • Electronic Music by Middlebury Students, 10:10am – 12pm, MaHaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Middlebury. (Music)
  • International Steampunk City, May 6 – 8, 2011, Waltham, MA (Steampunk)
  • Robin Hood Springtime Festival, May 6 – 8, 2011, Guilford, CT (Renfaire)
  • Author Appearance: Rick Riordan, 5pm – 5pm, The Book Cellar, Brattleboro. (Authors)