Vermont Tabletop Gaming Round-up

A Game of Thrones board game. Photo by François Philipp.

A Game of Thrones board game. Photo by François Philipp.

There must be something in the weather, because new opportunities to get out, meet new people and play tabletop games are springing up all over the state. Let’s take a look at the state of play in open gaming events as it currently stands, divided up by regions of the state.

Central Vermont

Northeast Kingdom

  • Border Board Games meets monthly at the Derby Line village hall for an evening of friendly gaming, usually on the third Saturday.
  • Parker Pie in West Glover hosts a Tuesday night game gathering, according to a recent Facebook update from Green Mountain Gamers.

Northwestern Vermont

  • Bakuretsucon, Vermont’s anime convention, includes an open gaming space as part of the festivities.
  • Fall-loha is a Burlington area game day hosted by Green Mountain Gamers at some point in the fall.
  • Quarterstaff Games hosts themed game nights all week long in downtown Burlington. Area of focus include board games, Magic: The Gathering, Legend of the 5 Rings, other card games, Warhammer, Warmachine, Dungeons & Dragons and the Pathfinder Society living role-playing campaign.
  • Vermont Gaming Community is a new Facebook community based out of Winooski. They regularly host Magic and board game nights at the moment, with occasional LAN parties.
  • Westford Strategy Board Gaming meets periodically in the Westford area.

Southwestern Vermont

  • Gamers Grotto in Bennington has a full calendar of daily gaming activities. They cover tabletop and video games, with the analog focusing on MagicNaruto and Warhammer.

Statewide

  • 802 MTG is a Facebook group serving as an access point for Magic players all around Vermont.
  • Green Mountain Gamers is an independent social network for Vermont gamers to meet each other and share news of what’s going on. They also host a series of game days around the state.
  • Tru Gaming VT connects players via events and Facebook.

Upper Valley

  • Carnage is an annual weekend convention of gaming, convening in Killington, Vermont in early November.
  • The Colatina Exit in Bradford sees the playing of board games every third Monday. The organizer advertises them via Facebook.
  • Fairlee Public Library‘s after school programming includes gaming on Thursdays. Tonight, May 24th, they’re experimenting with a evening board game night, too.
  • MEGA Spring Meltdown recently became the Green Mountain Gamers’ longest event, held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee.[1]
  • Triple Play, a hop over the Connecticut River in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, offers in-store gaming most nights of the week, offering board games, miniatures, card games and more.

Have we missed something? Let us know in the comments.


[1] Green Mountain Gamers also host two game days that float around Vermont. Visit their website for details.

Geek Things for July 20th

  • Book Sale, 9:30AM–5:30PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • 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)
  • Green Mountain College Morning Speaker Series – “Grow Local, Eat Local,” 9–10AM, The Station, Poultney. Free. (Food)
  • Summer Speaker Series, 4PM, President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth. $8. (Talk)
  • Writers’ Workshop, 6:30PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Writing)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Straw Rockets, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Kitchen Chemistry, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Planetarium presentation -What’s In A Name? – The Names of Stars, 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)
  • 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 July 13th

  • Book Sale, 9:30AM–5:30PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Community Bike Shop, 5–8PM, Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Bikes)
  • Family Fun Night, 7–9PM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. $6-8; preregister. (Outdoors)
  • Walk Williston – Lisa Dunne leads a 1.3-mile nature hike. 5–7PM, Five Tree Hill, Williston. Free. (Outdoors)
  • Green Mountain College Morning Speaker Series – “Green Science,” 9–10AM, The Station, Poultney. Free. (Talk)
  • Burlington Downtown & Waterfront Plan: Developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems. 7–8:30PM, Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. Free. (Transportation)
  • Karen Lipinczyk & Brenda Egbert – “Labyrinths: What They Are and How to Build One,” 6:30PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Labyrinths)
  • Summer Speaker Series, 4PM, President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth. $8. (Talk)
  • Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series – “Future Components: A Primer on the Impact of Digital Technology on Design/Build.” 7–9PM, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield. Free. (Design)
  • ‘I’ll Be Back Before Midnight’, 8PM, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. $29.50-38.50. (Theater)
  • Readings at the Athenaeum – Katie Hays and Baron Wormser, 7:30PM, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Reading)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Magnets, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Who Sank the Boat? 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Learn About NOOK Color!, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Planetarium presentation, 11am-12pm, Fairbank Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person. (Astronomy)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive. 12-5:30pm, Northfield High School, Northfield. (Blood Drive)
  • 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. (Gaming)

Geek Things for May the 4th

  • Chittenden County Philatelic Club, 6:15PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Stamps)
  • Prototype Systems Presentation, 6:30–10:30PM, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Inventions)
  • 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)
  • ‘Tech Savvy’, 6–8PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Technology)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Irene Kacandes – “Daddy’s War.” 7PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • Tony Magistrale – “Why Stephen King Still Matters,” 7PM, Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport. Free. (Speculative Fiction)
  • ‘Transportation and Our Local Communities’, 7:30–9PM, O’Brien Community Center, Winooski. Free. (Transportation)
  • Jay Parini – The life of Herman Melville, 7PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Literature)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive, 10am-3pm, Montpelier High School, Montpelier. (Blood Drive)
  • Lifting the Yoke: Local Solutions to America’s Farm & Food Crisis. 6:30pm, Warren Public Library, Warren. (Talk)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • CliF Presentation, Authors and Illustrators, Newbury Elementary School, Newbury. (Reading)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Wednesday Night Board gaming, 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)
  • “The Mind and the Machine,” Matthew Dickerson, 5:15 – 7:15pm, 51 Main at the Bridge, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • NOOK Classic (3G & Wi-Fi) at Night! 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)

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 March 4th

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12–5:30PM, Congregational Church, Bradford. Free. (Blood Drive)
  • Book & Bake Sale, 9AM–12PM, Grace United Methodist Church, Essex Junction. Free. (Books)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • Shabana Basij-Rasikh – “Afghan Women Working for Change.” 10:30am, Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘GasLand’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Energy)
  • ‘Draw Comics!’, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Science & Stories – Moose, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Bruce A. Gibbard, M.D. Memorial Lectureship Program – “What Happened to Our Shared Understanding of Mental Health?” / “Clinical Implications of Assessing Overall Mental Health: Treatment of Paranoid Patients as a Case in Point.”, 10:15AM / 1PM, Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. Free. (Health, Talk)
  • ‘Communities and Justice: Inequality and Innovation in America’s Justice System’, 12:30–2PM, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Death With Dignity: From Oregon to Vermont’, 6:30PM, Memorial Building, Hardwick. Free. (Talk)
  • Dr. Diane Zuniga – “Medical Interventions Used to Treat Childhood Disorders”. Preregister. 9AM–12PM, Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh. Free. (Talk)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Intercon K, Mar 4 – 6 2011, Westin Waltham-Boston (Conventions)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Member and Invited Guest Star Party (weather permitting), Call Jack St. Louis 802-658-0184 (H), 802-656-1287 or Paul Walker 802-388-4220 (H), 802-861-8640 (W), GMO (Green Mountian Observatory), Observatory Road, Hinesburg. (Astronomy)

Geek Things for March 2nd


  • Small Agricultural Business Workshop, 7:15PM, Hazen Union High School, Hardwick. $15 per class. (Agriculture)
  • Renewable Energy Workshop, 6–7PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. Free. (Energy)
  • ‘Smart About Solar’, 7–8:30PM, Library, Charlotte Central School, Charlotte. Free. (Solar)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12–5:30PM, Shelburne Town Hall, Shelburne. Free. (Vampires)
  • Chittenden County Philatelic Club, 6:15PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Stamps)
  • Milton Historical Society Meeting, 6PM, Milton Historical Society, Milton. Free. (History)
  • ‘Tech Savvy’, 6–8PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Skype)
  • ‘Restless’, 7PM, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Films)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Annelise Orleck – “Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire & its lasting impact on workplace safety laws”, 7PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Communities and Justice: Inequality and Innovation in America’s Justice System’, 7PM, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Death With Dignity: From Oregon to Vermont’, 6:30PM, St. Albans Historical Museum, St. Albans. Free. (Talk))
  • Dr. François Clemmons – “If You Don’t Want Your Slave to Speak Freely, You Should Forbid Him to Sing!”, 7PM, First United Methodist Church, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Dr. Mary Childers – “A memoirist discusses her broken childhood in Welfare Brat”, 7PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • Paul Searls – Two Vermonts: Geography and Identity, 1865-1910, 7PM, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Talk)
  • Vermont Law Symposium – “China’s Environmental Governance: Global Challenges and Comparative Solutions,” 9:30AM, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. Free. (Talk)
  • Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Global and Regional Studies Brown Bag Lecture, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Old Mill John Dewey Lounge 325, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Physics Department Colloquium – “A Luttinger Liquid Core Inside Helium-4 Filled Nanopores “, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Mildred Livak Room, UVM, Burlington. (Physics)
  • The Writer’s Workshop fiction reading – Bonnie Jo Campbell, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Old Mill John Dewey Lounge 325, UVM, Burlington. (Writing)
  • 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)
  • Atwater Blood Drive 2010 -2011, 11am – 4pm, McCullough Social Space, Atwater Commons, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Vampires)
  • “Liberals and Immigration: A Philosophical Perspective”, 4:30 – 6pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • Seuss Stories!, 10:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (Kids)
  • Psychology Lunch program: Student presentations, 12pm, Webb 107, Norwich University, Northfield. (Talk)

 

Geek Things for February 2nd

 

PLEASE CONTACT ANY LOCATION TO SEE IF THEY’RE STILL HOLDING EVENTS.

  • Chittenden County Philatelic Club, 6:15PM, GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington. Free. (Stamps)
  • ‘Tarot for Life’, 5–7PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. $8-10. Preregister. (Tarot)
  • ‘Tech Savvy’, 6–8PM at Bradford Public Library in Bradford. Free. (Computers)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Books)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Books)
  • Science Magic, 3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. Preregister. (Science)
  • Preschool Discovery Program, 10–11:30AM, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier. $5. (Kids)
  • Charley MacMartin – Vermont’s stone walls, 6–8PM, 65 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington. $10-20. (Stone Walls)
  • Sienna Craig – “The Science of Healing: Practicing, Producing and Consuming Tibetan Medicine,” 7PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Anthropology)
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
  • Cynthia Huntington – “Poetry of the Earth: Reimagining Nature.”, 7PM, Rutland Free Library, Rutland. Free. (Poetry)
  • Know Your NOOK Classic!, 6:00 pm, Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
  • 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 January 19th

  • Small Agricultural Business Workshop, 7:15PM, Hazen Union High School, Hardwick. $15 per class. (Agriculture)
  • ‘Financing Renewable-Energy and Energy-Efficiency Projects’, 7–9PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Energy, Talk)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Burlington, 12–6PM, UVM Waterman Building, Burlington. Free. (Vampires)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: White River Junction, 12–5PM, American Legion, White River Junction. Free. (Vampires)
  • Intro to Genealogy Research Online, 6:30–8PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Geneology)
  • Scrabble Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Scrabble)
  • MountainTop Film Festival, 5–10PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. $6-8. (Films)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote – “Growing the Global Heart: Race, Power and Building a Youth-Driven Climate-Justice Movement,”, 4:30PM, McCullough Social Space, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Talk)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Highgate Story Hour, 10–11AM, Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center. Free. (Kids)
  • Lego Club, 3–4PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free, Preregister. (Kids)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘Borders, Boundaries and Bullies’ Lecture Series, “Living on the Edge: The Quebéc-Vermont Border.”, 6:30–8:30PM, Burlington College, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Lamoille County Osher Lecture Series “Changes in Media and Technology in Vermont During My Last 40 Years.” by Marselis Parsons, 1:30PM, Town & Country Resort, Stowe. $5. (Talk)
  • “Who Hoots for You?”, 6:30PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Owls)
  • ‘Sea Room’, 7:30PM, Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. $7-20. (Theater)
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Book Discussion – Brian Greene’s The Elegant Universe, 7:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Books)
  • Deborah Krasner, Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat, 3:30PM, Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. Free. (Sustainability)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington (Gaming)
  • Winter Blitz 2011 Arcade Games, 7-11PM, Davis Student Center, UVM, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington (Gaming)
  • Wednesday Night Board gaming at Triple Play, 6:00pm – 10:30pm, Lebanon, New Hampshire (Gaming)
  • D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Getting to Know NOOK, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, Burlington. (eReaders)
  • Weekly Storytime, 11:00 AM, Barnes and Noble, Burlington. (Kids)

Geek things for December 10th

  • ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’, 7PM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. $4-7. (Film)
  • Holiday Book Sale, 12–5PM, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. Free. (Books)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 9–10:30AM, Bellows Free Academy- Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • Science & Stories, 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)
  • Arnold Gundersen, (Chief engineer of Fairewinds Associates turns the topic to nuclear power), 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5 donation. (Nuclear Power)
  • ‘The Future of Vermont’s Working Landscape’ Summit, 9AM–4:30PM, Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier. $25, preregister. (Economy)
  • Neil Goodwin, Author of We Go As Captives reading, 6:30PM, Book King Bookstore, Rutland. Free. (Reading)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, 7pm, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Books and Beyond: Science for Preschoolers, 10:15 or 11:30 a.m. Montshire Museum, Norwich. (Science)
  • CLiF donation, 10:15 am, Bradford Public Library, Bradford. (Books)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington (Gaming)
  • Holiday Book Sale. 10am – 1pm, Warren Public Library, Warren. (Books)