Geek Things for April 21

  • 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. (Gaming)
  • ECHO Earth Weeks’ MudFest, 10AM–5PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Booked for Lunch – “Reporting Vermont.” 12–1PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Deborah Thomas – “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.” 5pm, Special Collections Reading Room, Bailey/Howe Library, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Polly Mahoney – “Life in the Yukon.” 7PM, Northwoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston. $5. (Talk)
  • Robert Braun – “Investments in Our Future: Exploring Space Through Innovations and Technology.” 11:30pm, Campus Center Theatre, University of Vermont in Burlington. Free. (NASA)
  • ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’, 7PM, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson. $5; free for the JSC community. (Theater)
  • Footprints on the Land: Back to the Land (1960-2000). 1-3pm. Vermont History Museum, $5/$3 members, Pre-reg. 828-2180, Montpelier. (Kids)
  • Crazy Horse: Why the US Army Wanted to Kill Him and Why He Let Them Do It – Thomas Powers, 12-1pm, Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room, Norwich University, Free. (Talk)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • “Is There Courage to Change America’s Diet?”, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Given Carpenter Auditorium E131, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • “Green Gone Wrong: How our Economy is Undermining the Environmental Revolution,” 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Livak Ballroom, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Miniatures Camp, 9am – Fri, April 22, 3pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI): Is It Working, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • The Progress of Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations: Towards The Rights of Israel: Negotiating the non-Negotiable, 7 – 9pm, Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury Collete, Middlebury. (Talk)

Geek things for 420

  • Raptor Encounter, 11AM, 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)
  • ECHO Earth Weeks’ MudFest, 10AM–5PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Benson Lecture: Rick Bass – Protection of the Montana wilderness from development and logging. 7–8PM, Green Mountain College, Poultney. Free. (Talk)
  • John Cramer – Theories of quantum physics, and Penny Penniston’s play now then again. 7:30–8:30PM, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Whallonsburg NY. Free. (Physics)
  • ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’, 10AM, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson. $5; free for the JSC community. (Theater)
  • Book Discussion Series: ‘Orchestrated Stories’ – Tananarive Due’s Joplin’s Ghost, 6:30PM, Hartland Public Library, Hartland. Free. (Reading)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Footprints on the Land: You Can Get There from Here! (1930-1960). 1-3pm, Vermont History Museum, $5/$3 members, Pre-reg. 828-2180. Montpelier. (Kids)
  • Books & Book Collecting, 1:30pm, Noble Hall, VT College of Fine Arts, $5 for non-members, Info. 454-4675, Montpelier. (Books)
  • Book Discussion: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. 7pm, Brown Public Library, Info. 485-4621, Northfield. (Books)
  • Environmental Forum, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., The Jost Foundation Room, Davis Student Center, UVM, Burlington. (Environmental)
  • Horace Bartilow – “Drug Wars Collaterla Damage: Human Rights Effects of the US Funded Drug War in Latin America,” 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Mill John Dewey Lounge 325, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Hoopster Gilder Build a glider that flies! 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Sink or Float Test, 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • W. D. Carpenter Lecture – “Cap and Trade: The Evolution of an Economic Idea”, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • MCAB Guest Speaker: David Sanger, 8-9:30pm, Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • NOOK It with NOOK Color! 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Miniatures Camp, 9am – Fri, April 22, 3pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (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, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • L5R Night at Triple Play, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Triple Play, Lebanon NH. (Gaming)

Geek Things for April 19th

  • Green Career Fair, 11AM–1PM, Alliot Student Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Jobs)
  • Raptor Encounter, 11AM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 3 and under. (Birds)
  • Intergenerational Game Day, 9:30–10:30AM, Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington. Free. (Gaming)
  • Creative Tuesdays, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • ECHO Earth Weeks’ MudFest, 10AM–5PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Lego Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Bob Murphy – “Energy Saved is Money Saved.” 5:30–7PM, New England Federal Credit Union, Williston. Free. (Talk)
  • Rick Bass – “Competing Stakeholders’ Values & Convergence on Policy: A Discussion on Environmental Philosophy,” 11am-12am, East Room, Withey Hall, Green Mountain College, Poultney. Free. (Talk)
  • Book Discussion: ‘When Cultures Meet’, 7PM, Walden Community Library, West Danville. Free. (Books)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • “Issues in Global Environmental Health,” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Living and Learning Commons, room 315, UVM Campus, Burlington. (Talk)
  • “All the World’s a Fractal: How Complexity Theory is Being Harnessed to Envision Urban Futures,” 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Waterman Memorial Lounge 338, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Leafcutter Ants, 11:00am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Kitchen Chemistry, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Anticipating Climate Disruptions, 4:30 – 5:30pm, McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216, Middlebury, Middlebury College. (Talk)
  • Clif Presentation, Shrewsbury Mountian School, Cuttingsville. (Kids)

Geek Things for April 14th

I was out sick yesterday, sorry about the lapse in Geek Things. Here’s what we’ve got today:

  • Green Mountain Environmental Leadership Awards, 6–8:30PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. $25; cash bar. (Environmentalism)
  • ‘Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age’. The director joins a follow-up panel discussion. 7–9PM, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Documentary)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Gaming)
  • Salamander Sleuths, 10-11, Education Barn Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per each additional child. (Kids)
  • Bill Hosley – “More Than Books: Reflections on Libraries, Community and Historic Preservation.” 7PM, Municipal Building, Fairfield. Free. (Libraries)
  • Dr. Asma Abbas – “Making Suffering Matter.” 4pm, Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Talk)
  • Jared Carter – “Raw Milk Education: Illegal?!” 6–7PM, Black Sheep Books, Montpelier. Free. (Talk)
  • Mike Burke & Neale Lunderville – Discussion on smart grids, energy efficiency and saving money on electric bills. 7–8PM, Bugbee Senior Center, White River Junction. Free. (Power)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Infusing Hope in Rural Communities: Complex Class Issues in Addison County, 4:30 – 6:45pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Ten-Minute Plays, 8:30 – 9:10pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts 232, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Theater)
  • Dr. Joseph L Schofer – “The Future of Transportation–How the System Must, Can and Will Change,” 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. , Waterman Building 427, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Transportation)
  • Miniatures Camp, 9am – Fri, April 15, 3pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

Geek Things for April 12th

We’re a bit late this morning, sorry!

  • 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)
  • Creative Tuesdays, 3–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Bill Hosley – “More Than Books: Reflections on Libraries, Community and Historic Preservation.” 6PM, Pierson Library, Shelburne. Free. (Talk)
  • Sarah Stewart Taylor – Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean discusses her foray into narrative works through sequential art. 3:30PM, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Graphic Novels)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • “Predicting the Unpredictable: Identifying Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Human-domestic Animal-wildlife Interface.” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Living and Learning Commons, room 315, UVM Campus, Burlington. (Talk)
  • “From Enlightenment to Revolution: Basic Human Rights?”, 4:30 – 6pm, Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Qubad Talabani, “The future of the Kurds in Kurdistan.”, 12-1pm, Kreitzberg Library Multi-Purpose Room, Norwich University, Northfield. (Talk)
  • Spring Art Reception, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Phoenix Books, Essex. (Art)
  • Vermont Astronomy Society Board Meeting, 7:30-9pm, BioTek Instruments, Tigan Street, Highland Industrial Park Winooski (Astronomy)
  • Miniatures Camp, 9am – Fri, April 15, 3pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

Geek Things for April 11th

  • Qubad Talabani – “Who Are the Kurds?” 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5. (Talk)
  • Qubad Talabani – “The Kurdish Regional Government and the Future of Iraq.” 4pm, Jost Foundation Room 422, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group, 10AM–12PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Writing)
  • Open Cardgames!, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • CliF Presentation, 11:30, 1pm, Bent Northrop Memorial Library, Fairfield. (Books)
  • Miniatures Camp, 9am – Fri, April 15, 3pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

Geek Things for April 8th

  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Films)
  • After School Book Discussion, 3–4PM, Hunt Middle School, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘Alice in Wonderland’, 7PM, H.O. Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington. Free. (Theater)
  • ‘Draw Comics!’, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘The Jungle Book’, 7PM, Rumney Memorial School, Middlesex. $2-4; $10 per family. (Theater)
  • Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski – “The Role of the Liberal Arts in a 21st-Century Education: Dreams and Values.” 2:30PM, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Short Clips of Great Trips’, Preregister. 6:15–9:30PM, Doubletree Hotel, South Burlington. $7 minimum donation; cash bar. (Talk)
  • ‘Eurydice’, 8PM, Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury. $6-10. (Theater)
  • ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’, 7PM, Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School, Essex Junction. $4-6. (Theater)
  • ‘Peter Pan’, 7:30PM, Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, Middlebury. $8-15. (Theater)
  • ‘Romeo and Juliet’, 7PM at McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Theater)
  • ‘Scaphondre’, 9–10PM, 4 West Center Street, Winooski. $5. (Theater)
  • ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), 7PM, Rochester High School, Rochester. $7. (Theater)
  • Graphic-Novel Readers & Creators, 5:30PM, Phoenix Books, Essex. Free. (Comics)
  • Tolkien Readings, 7:30–9PM, John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Tolkien)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Books and Beyond, 10:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m., Monshire Museum, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Biblical and Midrashic Models of the Islamic Foundation Narrative, 12:15 – 1:30pm, Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Laboring Justice: Land, Food, People, and Policy, 3 – 5pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Museum Lecture: Marking Time, 4:30 – 6pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Murder Mystery Theater – My Fatal Valentine, 6:00 pm, Bellows Falls Union High School. Bellows Falls Tickets $15 in advance. (Theater)
  • Final Admission Deadline for Odyssey Writing Workshop (http://nescifievents.org/?p=2131), Friday, Apr 8, 2011, Manchester, NH (Writing)
  • UBCon XXII (http://www.ubcon.org/), Apr 8 – 10 2011, Buffalo, New York (Conventions)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Youth Birding Program: Owl Prowl & Snipe Search. For pre-teens & teens. North Branch Nature Ctr, Montpelier. FREE, 7:30-9pm. Pre-reg. 229-6206. (Birds)

Geek Things for April 7th

  • Annual Research Day, 3PM, University of Vermont, Burlington. Free. (Talks)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • ‘Alice in Wonderland’, 7PM, H.O. Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington. Free. (Theater)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Computers)
  • David Powers – “Muhammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Making of the Last Prophet.” 4:30PM, Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Panel Discussion – “If You Lose Your Old-Fashioned Town Meeting, Are You Losing Democracy?” 7–8PM, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • Robert Whitaker – “Anatomy of an Epidemic: History, Science and the Long-Term Effects of Psychiatric Medications.” 7PM, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Eurydice’, 8PM, Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury. $6-10. (Theater)
  • ‘Peter Pan’, 7:30PM, Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, Middlebury. $8-15. (Theater)
  • ‘Romeo and Juliet’, 7PM, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Theater)
  • Book Club – Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Sara Gruen’s Ape House. 6:30–8PM, Cutler Memorial Library, Plainfield. Free. (Books)
  • Poetry Alive! 2011 Poetry Display, Various downtown locations, Montpelier. Free. (Poetry)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • “Psychosocial Influences on Healthy Aging,” 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Davis Auditorium, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • The Future of Adaptive Optics, 12:15 – 1:30pm, McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Science)
  • “The Dynamics of Nonviolent Power: Egypt, Tunisia and Beyond”, 4:30 – 6pm, Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Graphic Novel Readers and Creators, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Phoenix Books, Essex. (Comics)
  • CLiF presentation, Edmunds Elementary School, Burlington. (Presentation)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive. 12:30-5:30, Sharon Academy, Sharon. (Blood Drive)

Geek Things for April 6th

  • Chittenden County Philatelic Club, 6:15PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Stamps)
  • ‘Dead Poets Society’, 7PM, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. Free. (Film)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Libraries)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Libraries)
  • Science Magic. Preregister. 3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘How to Compost’, 7–9PM, Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center, Burlington. Free. (Composting)
  • ‘Tech Savvy’, 6–8PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Computers)
  • Chris Wren – “The Rule of Law and the Arab Revolt: A Journalist’s Perspective,” 5:30pm, Oakes Hall, Room 012, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. Free. (Current Events)
  • Dave Zirin – “Sports and Resistance in the United States: A Political Legacy,” 4:30PM, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Politics)
  • Gordon Robison – “The Obama Administration and the Middle East,” 7PM, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Politics)
  • Haviland Smith – “Dealing With Instability in Today’s Middle East.” 7PM, Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport. Free. (Current Events)
  • Mark Stoler – Historical perspective on the United States and the war in Vietnam, 7PM, Cornerstone Community Center, Hartford. Free. (History)
  • Meg Brook – “World Without Borders.” 6:15PM, Burlington College, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Peter Schumann – Bread and Puppet Theater, 6PM, Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington. Free with museum admission, $3-5, or $10 per family. (Talk)
  • Robert Hager – “Courting Disaster: From the Vietnam War to 21st-Century Terrorism.” 7PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Current Events)
  • Shahan Mufti – “A World of Trouble: Reporting a Clandestine American War in Pakistan.” 7pm, Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh. Free. (Current Events)
  • ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’: Dress Rehearsal for Senior Citizens – 3–5:15PM, Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School, Essex Junction. Free. (Theater)
  • ‘Romeo and Juliet’, 7PM, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Theater)
  • Poetry Alive! Various downtown locations, Montpelier. Free. (Poetry)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Book Talk: American Plastic, 5:15 – 7:15pm, 51 Main at the Bridge, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Books About Libraries, 10am, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (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, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • L5R Night at Triple Play, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Triple Play, Lebanon, NH. (Gaming)
  • Touch the Sound at NU, Sullivan Museum, Northfield. (Museum)
  • Do Bats Really Attack Humans? All about bats, presented by Barry Genzlinger. 1:30pm, VT College of Fine Arts, Noble Hall, Montpelier. $5 for non-members. Info. 454-4675. (Bats)
  • April Showers Bring Salamanders. Preschool discovery program for kids age 3-5. Dress for a walk on the trails. 10-11:30am. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier. $5 per child, Info. 229-6206. (Kids)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive, 10:30am-3:30pm, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. (Blood Drive)

Geek Things for April 5th

  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Computers)
  • Behind-the-Scenes Lunch & Discussion: ‘Eurydice’ chat about the upcoming production. 12:30PM, Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Donations accepted; lunch included. (Theater)
  • Matthew Dickerson – “The Mind and the Machine: What It Means to Be Human and Why It Matters.” 12pm, Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Technology)
  • ‘Speaking From Experience’ Lecture Series – William Herman shares wisdom gained from founding, managing, directing and funding software and electronics companies, 7pm, Perry Hall, Champlain College, Burlington. Free. (Business)
  • ‘Macbeth’, 7–8PM, Milton Middle/High School, Milton. $6 suggested donation. (Theater)
  • Poetry Alive! 2011 Poetry Display, Various downtown locations, Montpelier. Free. (Poetry)
  • “Environmental Effects of the End of Life,” 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Living and Learning Commons, 315, UVM Campus, Burlington. (Talk)
  • “The Politics of Debt: The Evolution of the Sovereign Debt Regime from Argentina 1956 to Greece 2011,” 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Old Mill John Dewey Lounge 325, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • CLiF Presentation, Tunbridge Central School, Tunbridge. (Reading)
  • “Alice in Wonderland”, 9:30 am & 12 pm, Flynn Mainstage, Burlington. (Theater)
  • Boardgame Night, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • HeroClix!, 7:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Dana Lecture, Mapping and Tabletops, 12:15-1, Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield. (Talk)
  • The Final Inch, 7 p.m., Dole Auditorium, Norwich University, Northfield. (Documentary)
  • April Showers Bring Salamanders. Preschool discovery program for kids age 3-5. Dress for a walk on the trails. 10-11:30, North Branch Nature Center, $5 per child, Info. 229-6206. (Nature, Kids)