Help Northland Adventure!

 

A view from the Long Trail.

A view from the Long Trail. Photo by charliebay.

Northland Adventure is a non-profit organization facilitating “the growth of individuals and organizations through adventure-based programming. It is our belief that the future of our world hinges upon the successful instruction of youth and adults in community involvement, global awareness, environmental sustainability, educational opportunity, and somatic healing.”

This year, that experiential education takes the form of a number of overnight camps and expeditions, such as a twenty-two day trek on Vermont’s Long Trail. Unfortunately, funding that Northland Adventure relied on fell through, putting future programs in jeopardy.

Now a fundraising campaign on Gofundme.com has launched to solicit donations to make up the shortfall. It’ll take $3580 “to keep the organization running at it’s current level,” but a minimum of $1660 for the summer 2012 slate of programs to go off as planned.

People wanting to contribute have two main options: a direct donation via Gofundme, which helps build Northland Adventure’s operating funds, or signing up for a program. There are still spaces available in various programs to be held this year.

Geek Things for July 28th

  • Book Sale, 12–7PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Basic Bike Maintenance, 5:30–6:30PM, Skirack, Burlington. Free. (Bikes)
  • Historic Tours, 9AM–5PM, Wilson Castle, Proctor. $10. (Castle)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Teen Club, 4:30–5:30PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Teens)
  • Middle School Book Group – The City of Ember. 10–11AM, Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax. Free. (Books)
  • Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike. Meet at History Hike parking lot. 7–9PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm; flashlight required. (Outdoors)
  • Water Striders. Meet at the Nature Trail. 2PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • ‘We Walk the Woods!’ Meet at the Nature Center. 10AM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • Shakespeare in the Barn: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 8PM, Mary’s Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek, Bristol. $10. (Theater)
  • Book Talk, 11AM–12PM, Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne. Free. (Books)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Hoopster Gliders and Paper Craft, 11am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Honeybees, 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • The Manchester Historical Society, 7 pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (History)
  • Planetarium presentation 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)
  • CLiF Presentation, Ossipee Central School Summer Progra, Ossipee. Please make sure to call us at 802-244-0944 to double check the dates and times have not changed.(Books)

Geek Things for July 22nd

  • Book Sale, 9:30AM–5:30PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Name That Movie!, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • Birds By Ear. Meet at History Hike. 10AM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Westford Strategy Board Gaming, 6pm – 11pm, Westford Public Library, Westford. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • CLiF presentation, SOAR program, We would love to have you join us for this event, but please make sure to call us at 802-244-0944 to double check the dates and times have not changed. Burlington. (Kids)
  • Batteries and Motors, 11am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Mirror Mirror, 3pm, , Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Planetarium presentation 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)

Geek Things for July 21st

  • Book Sale, 12–7PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Castleton Historical Society Annual Picnic, 6PM, Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, Bomoseen. Free; bring a dish to share. (History)
  • Mount Mansfield Scale Modelers, 6:30–8:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Models)
  • Summer Reading Program Activity, 10–11AM, Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • The Buzz on Bees, 10–11AM at Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per additional child. (Kids)
  • Bug Walk, 4–5PM, North Branch Nature Center Montpelier. $3; $5 per family. (Kids)
  • Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike. Meet at History Hike parking lot. 7–9PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm; flashlight required. (Outdoors)
  • Water Striders. Meet at the Nature Trail. 2PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • ‘We Walk the Woods! Meet at the Nature Center. 10AM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm. (Outdoors)
  • Book Talk, 11AM–12PM, Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne. Free. (Books)
  • The Tempest.7:30pm, Unadilla Theatre, 501 Blachly Rd., $20/$10 kids 12 & under, Call for reservations, 456-8968 or http://www.unadilla.org. East Calais. (Theater)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Turtle Discovery, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Chromatography, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Behind the Scenes Tours, 3:00pm, American Precision Museum, Windsor. (Technology)
  • Northshire Mystery and Thriller Reading Group, 2pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center. (Books)
  • Planetarium presentation 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)

Geek Things for February 24th


  • Janus FOrum – Vermont Yankee: Keep It Running or Shut It Down?, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Silver Maple Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Skate Derby Blood Drive, 1–6PM, Comfort Inn & Suites, Plattsburgh. Donations accepted. (Vampires)
  • ‘Memento’, 7PM, Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Movies)
  • ‘Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age’, 2:30PM, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich. Free with museum admission, $10-12; free for kids under 2. (Documentaries)
  • ‘Blow Things Up With Will!’, 10:30AM–12PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Chess, 3–4:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Chess)
  • Daily Design Challenge, 12PM, 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)
  • Poetry-Writing Group, 4:30–5:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens, Poetry)
  • ‘Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!’, 8:30AM–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Puzzles)
  • School Vacation Fun, Preregister, 1–3PM, Vermont History Museum, Montpelier. $3-5; family rates available. (Kids)
  • ‘The Nature of February’, 10:30AM, 1:30PM, Mad River Glen Ski Area, Fayston. $15-25; $65 per family of four. (Outdoors)
  • Charles A. Dana Lecture Series “French-Heritage Resonance Sites and the Shaping of America: Bringing Artifacts to Life With Self-Learning.” 12:15–1PM, Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Talk)
  • Devin Pendas, “Murder, Genocide and the Challenges of Legal Interpretation” 5-7pm, Oakes 007, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. Free. (Talk)
  • Lunch & Learn – The Queen City’s art scene, 12–3PM, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Talk)
  • Rubenstein Graduate Seminar Series – “The Emerald Ash Borer Invasion of North America: Ecological Impacts and the Quest for Resistance.” 4pm, 127 Jeffords Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Wendell Potter – How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, 12:15-1:30pm, Room 11, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Antigone’, 8PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. $20; $10 for Champlain College staff with ID; free for Champlain College students with ID. (Theater)
  • ‘Eurydice’, 8PM, Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-16. (Theater)
  • ”Star Trek’ Live, 7PM, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe. $13-20. (Star Trek)
  • Open Miniatures Tables!, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • TotalCon, Feb 24 – 27 2011, Mansfield, Massachusetts (Convention)
  • Homeschoolers’ Series: Magnets and Electricity, Members $54, non-members $60. Register online. Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon for children ages 6-8
  • 1-2:30 p.m. for children ages 9-12
  • ES Program Woodin Colloquium, 12:30-1:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • A conversation with American Book Award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco, 5:00pm, Kemeny 008, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (Cartooning)

 

Geek things for February 21st

  • Daily Design Challenge, 12PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • ‘The Nature of February’ – The animals and plants of our northern hardwood forests on an excursion of easy to moderate difficulty. 10:30AM, 1:30PM, Mad River Glen Ski Area, Fayston. $15-25; $65 per family of four. (Outdoors)
  • 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)
  • Ishmael Khaldi “growing up in Israel as a Bedouin, his experiences in the Israeli political spectrum, and the importance of the US-Israel relationship.”, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Living and Learning Commons 216, UVM, Burlington. (Talks)

Monshire Museum, Norwich:

  • 11:30 a.m. Magnets You will discover cool ways to experiment with and use magnets.
  • 3:00 p.m. Microscopic Explorations Use microscopes to magnify items and you will discover that there is more to see than with the naked eye.
  • Geology Seminar: “Modeling the mantle circulation and melting in the Cascades-Yellowstone subduction system”, 10-10:50 a.m., Cabot 85, Norwich University, Northfield. (Geology)
  • Mini Painting, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Monday Night Magic, 6pm – 9pm, Village Pizza, Montpelier. (Gaming)

 

Geek Things for February 3rd

  • Vermont Climate-Action Day, 9:30AM–3:30PM, Room 101, Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier. Free. Preregister. (Environmentalism)
  • Colchester Avenue Transportation Corridor Plan, 7pm, McClure Conference Room, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. Free. (Transportation)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • ‘Food for Thought’ Library Volunteers (Free Pizza), 4–5PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Libraries, Teens)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Computers)
  • Poetry-Writing Group, 4:30–5:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Writing Group Thursdays, 4:30–5:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Dave Anderson – “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.”, 7:30PM, Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh. Free. (Exploration)
  • David Goodman – Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski Tours in New England and New York, 6–8PM, Onion River Sports, Montpelier. Free. (Outdoors)
  • Open Miniatures Tables!, 5-11PM, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington (Gaming)
  • The Nature of Chocolate, 7-9 p.m., Monshire Museum, Norwich. Members $25, non-members $30. Register online. (Chocolate)
  • National Theatre of London: King Lear: 7pm
  • Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. $10-23.
  • Lake Placid Center for the Arts in Lake Placid. $12-18.
  • Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College in Hanover. $10-20.
  • Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. $17.
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Story Time, 11AM, Bud & Bella’s Bookshop, Randolph. Free. (Stories)
  • Barre Reads Kick-Off Event. “To Kill a Mockingbird”, 6:30pm, Aldrich Public Library, Barre. Info: 476-5118. (Reading)

Geek Things for January 21st

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Windsor, 12:30–5:30PM, American Legion, Windsor. Free. (Vampires)
  • ‘Name That Movie!, 5–6PM, The CinéClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Trivia, Movies)
  • ‘Visioning Into the Future; Grounding in the Present’, 5:45–7:30AM, The Center for Sustainable Practice, White River Junction. Free. (Futurism)
  • Comics Club, 3:30–5PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Comics)
  • 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)
  • ‘Wii-tastic!’, 3–4:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Kids)
  • Full Moon Snowshoe Trek, 7PM, Mad River Glen Ski Area, Fayston. $15-25; $65 per family of four, Preregister. (Outdoors)
  • Scott Borg (How Cyber attacks change international relations and defense), Lunch is provided; advance registration is required. 12PM, Middlebury College, Middlebury. Free. (Cyber Defense)
  • ‘Sea Room’, 7:30PM, Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. $7-20. (Theater)
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Kate Messner, “Teachers Who Write, and Writers Who Teach”, 4:30PM, Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. Free. (Writing)
  • ‘Writing as an Art Form’, 11AM–1PM, Chaffee Art Center, Rutland. Donations accepted. (Writing)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Draft – $15 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Density of Liquids , 11:30am, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids, Science)
  • Gearing Up, 3:00pm, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids, Science)
  • Running GAGG XV: A Glitch in the Matrix, Jan 21 – 23 2011, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY (Conventions)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Art Opening, “The Dark Side”, 5:30-7:30pm, Studio Place Arts, Barre. Info. 479-7069. (Art)
  • 6th Annual Northfield Art Show. 12-9pm, Reception 7-9 pm, Northfield Historical Society & Brown Public Library, Northfield. 485-8910. (Art)