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  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:58 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Tomorrow through Jan 1 - Annmarie Sculpture Gardens in Solomons - Ornament Show & Sale - Featuring a great selection of handmade ornaments crafted by regional artists. If you want to double up on the fun and make the trip down south worth it, you might wait until the 29th when the Annmarie Garden In Lights starts. It’s really an underrated gem worth the drive.

    Sat 11/16 - Chesapeake Arts Center - Makerspace Family Workshop: Squawking Turkey - Make a little talking turkey to announce when dinner’s ready

    Raye of Light Studio

    Wed 11/20 - Alcohol Ink and Collage - Work with alcohol ink and collage while learning color and design

    Maggiano’s Little Italy

    Tues 11/19 - Paint and Sip - Their very first Paint Night. Enjoy a glass of wine and some of Maggiano’s signature appetizers as they guide you through a painting step by step. Everything you need is provided.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Today 11/14 - Final After School Stop Motion Animation for kids ages 10-15

    Later tonight 11/14 - November Photo Society of MD/VA/DC Meetup for Adults - This is a monthly meetup group for photographers, beginners to professionals.

    Tomorrow 11/15 - Fall Kids’ Art Show - Celebrate all the great work students did during the fall semester at ArtFarm

    Mon 11/18 - Join reps from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance to learn about the free Baker Artist Portfolios and associated aware program. This 90 minute info session covers the Baker program and technical instructions on how to navigate the website as well as tips and pointers on creating a strong Baker Portfolio. The Baker Artist Portfolios were created to support artists and promote the Greater Baltimore creative community and cover all disciplines.

    Maryland Hall

    Sun 11/17 - Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond - Presented by Historic Annapolis, Maryland Hall and in collaboration with Smithsonian Affiliates, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with a lecture and panel discussion. Guests include Dr Valerie Neal, curator emereita for the National Air and Space Museum, several experts, all naval academy graduates, as well as former astronauts Dr Kenneth Reightler and Captain Robert L Curbeam Jr and current astronaut candidate US Navy Lt Kayla Barron.


    Sat 11/16 - Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Build & Play with LEGOs

    Sat 11/16 - Odenton - Build & Play with LEGOs

    Sat 11/16 - Mountain Road - Minecraft, building with friends in a combined creative/survival mode on their MinecraftEdu multiplayer server

    Sat 11/16 - Deale - Coding with Cubetto, Ozobots and more, through hands on activities.. For elementary school students

    Sat 11/16 - Severna Park - Calling All Minecraft Rookies - Learning the basics of Minecraft

    Wed 11/20 - Severn - LEGO Bricks Challenge - See how quickly you can build the challenge!

    Wed 11/20 - Crofton - Holiday 3D Print Design - Learn how to use Cookie Caster, a free online program, to create your own original cookie cutter.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Sat - Open House and Fall Party - Come by, check out the shop, meet some of our members and enjoy some refreshments. And while you’re there, we’ll have some kids and adult advent calendar trees for sale. The kids ones hold Kinder Joy eggs and the adult ones can hold either beer bottles or mini wine bottles (or a mix of both!)

    Tues 11/19 - Monthly CAD/CAM and CNC with Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, November 07, 2019 7:00 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Today - Knits and Pieces off Bestgate Rd in Annapolis - First one of four Beginner Crochet Classes

    Sat - RASA Juice Shop and The Drifted Knot present Macrame Craftivity and Mimosas at RASA Juice Shop in Annapolis. Learn a couple basic macrame knots, makes some nice gifts and enjoy mimosas and snacks.

    Sat - Watkins Park (near Largo) - Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair - Explore local crafters and artists who create treasures made from at least 50% recycled, organic, fair trade or sustainably-harvested materials.

    Already started and going on now through Sun 11/10 - Baltimore - Book Festival and Light City, combined this year. Previous two separate events, they’ve combined them this year. There’s food, drink, performances, light displays and, of course, books.

    MD STEM Festival is still going strong… it runs through this Sunday (November 10th) and there are events all over Maryland to check out. Head over to to find events near you!

    Raye of Light Studio

    Mon 11/11 - Local by Design Annapolis Mall - Blue Heron Acrylic Paint Workshop for beginners

    Tues 11/12 - Margaret Avenue Workshop - Adventures in Watercolor Textures, digging a little deeper into watercolor techniques.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Sun 11/10 - First Exposure Digital Photography Workshop, part 2 - Learn how to use your digital camera more effectively or brush up on your photography skills, they’ll cover different kinds of light, shutter speed, composition, editing and beyond.

    Tues 11/12 - Monthly Sketch Night for Adults

    Wed - Intro to Improv Fall Semester continues as well as their Advanced Improv Game Workshop

    Also, their fall semester after school program for kids continues with Stop Motion Animation today, Street Art on Monday, Art Foundations on Tuesday and Mix Media Art on Wednesday

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    With multiple sessions both Sun 11/10 and Mon 11/11 - Handmade Clay Ornaments


    Today - 11/7 Maryland City Library - Virtual Reality Adventures

    Today - 11/7 - Discovers: The Library at the Mall - Electric Exploration - Learning about electricity with activities and challenges

    Tomorrow 11/8 - Discoveries: The Library at the Mall - Creative Chemistry Science Lab

    Tomorrow 11/8 - Linthicum Library - Rocketship Rally - Try to build the fastests, highest rocket in this hands on challenge.

    Sat 11/9 - Crofton Library - Balloonacy! - Going balloony for balloon inspired STEAM activities

    Sat 11/9 - Discoveries: The Library at the Mall - Lunar Landing Legacy - Learn about the moon landing, meteorites and the Saturn V rocket as well as check out genuine lunar and meteorite samples!

    Mon 11/11 - Glen Burnie Library - Homeschool Series: STEM Free Play

    Mon 11/11 - Linthicum Library - Book Lab: Can I Eat That? By Joshua David Stein - Learn about things you can and can’t eat in our weird world

    Mon 11/11 - Severna Park Library - Minecraft Club

    Tues 11/12 - Odenton Library - Hackathon - Advance through computer game levels to hone your hacking skills!

    Wed 11/13 - Crofton Library - Nature Explorers Club - for ages 7-11

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tonight 11/7 - Infosec Night - TOR 101 - TOR Explained - Discussing what TOR is, how it works, as well as it’s strengths and weaknesses.

    Tomorrow 11/8 - Defcon Group: The DC443 Hacker Hangout - An extension of the original OSCP study group, this hangout is casual but hands-on.

    Sat 11/9 - Solder Class - Walking through the basics of safe soldering, you will be assembling the SparkFun WeevilEye Kit

    Mon 11/11 - Project Night

    Wed 11/13 - Weekly Open House Night

    … as well as their Lockpicking 101 locksport night

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Some interesting things coming up at Pongos this week..

    Mon 11/11 - Modding Roblox using the LUA programming language, for grades 3-8

    They also have their regular LEGO Robotics and regular robotics clubs, Gamer Club, Coder Kids Club, Builders Club, Little Scientists Club, YouTube Stars and Animators Clubs and more.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Both Sat and Sun (11/9-11/10) this weekend - Cloisonne Enameling Class - Cloisonné pieces are generally brightly colored with enamel that is in cells with thin wire around the edges of each cell. Cloisonné is used in art nouveau (1895-1910) pieces through mid-twentieth century pieces and on current pieces.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tomorrow 11/8 - Laser Training & Refresher

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:58 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 10/26 - Beverly Triton Park - Owl Prowl - Join a ranger exploring Beverly Triton after dark for sights and sounds of various owl species!

    Raye of Light Studio

    Sat 10/26 - Kool Koi beginners Watercolors Class - learn how to draw and paint a koi fish during the Local By Design Artisans Market

    Tues 10/28 - Final Girls with Graphite class

    Wed 10/30 - Final Make with Markers class

    Local by Design

    Tomorrow - Annapolis Mall - Jodi Roberts of Cricket Studio will be showing you how to make fancy Wood Plank Holiday Signs

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tonight 10/24 - The inaugural Quarterly Authors Series: Mystery & Paranormal - Three local authors who write in the mystery and paranormal genres. Featuring Janice Coleman’s Night Walker, Lucia Robson’s Devilish and Leigh Goff’s Bewitching Hannah

    Tomorrow 10/25 - Good Vibes Open Mic

    Sat 10/26 - Annapolis Improv Show - With local Annapolis improvisers… the headlining troupe will be Roommate Love

    Sun 10/27 - Closing reception of Paul Gillespie’s powerful gallery show, Journalists Matter: Faces of the Capital Gazette

    Mon 10/28 - First Exposure: Beginner Photography Series Pt 2 - This time exploring different kinds of light, shutter speed, composition and editing

    Also don’t miss their fall semester after school programs for kids including Stop Motion Animation tonight, Street Art on Monday, Art Foundations on Tuesday and Mixed Media Art on Wednesday.

    Maryland Hall

    Sat 10/26 - Drone Photography Workshop

    Also check out their regular classes in pottery, digital editing, drawing, glass fusing, painting, photography and woodturning among lots of other classes.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sat 10/16 & Mon 10/28 - Old Fashioned Glazed Christmas Trees

    Sun 10/27 & Mon 10/28 - Handmade Turkey Handprints

    Benjamin Banneker Museum & Park - Ellicott City

    Sat 10/26 9am - Sled Basket Workshop - A basket maker will lead you in creating the perfect sled basket for loading up with treats! Basket supplies are provided, just bring your own tools such as a pencil, scissors, tape measure, bucket, towel and about a dozen clothespins or clamps.

    Sat 10/26 1pm - Preserving the Autumn Harvest - Using late 18th century techniques, the park’s culinary historians can show you how early Americans preserved food. From salting and sugaring to drying and smoking, the techniques are still very effective and economical today.

    Sat 10/26 - 2pm Tree Walk and Leaf Craft - Walk the park grounds with a naturalist, collect autumn leaves, identify the trees they come from then turn the leaves into simple works of keepsake art through rubbings, printing and waxing.

    Sat 10/26 - Spooky Hike & Campfire - Walk the woods and listen for haunting sounds on a moonless night then warm up by the campfire and share some spooky stories over s’mores.


    Tonight 10/24 - Linthicum - Build & Play with Legos

    Sat 10/26 - Maryland City at Russett - 3D Modeling

    Sat 10/16 - Broadneck - Sensory Safari for ages 3-5 - Learning about our five senses and how animals use their senses to survive, presented by the Maryland Zoo

    Mon 10/28 - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - STEAM Monday

    Tues 10/29 - Mountain Road - Robotics Night - Learning about robotics with the Chesapeake High School Robotics Team and First Lego Club

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Sat 10/26 - Teen Gaming & Escape Room - A gaming night including current and retro consoles and computers, as well as teen-friendly card and board games. They’ll also have an opportunity to attempt the Escape the Zombie Herd RV escape experience throughout the night!

    Pongos has has their regular gamer club, modding minecraft with Java, Hour of Code, Little Scientists Club, Builders Club Drone Flight School, Robotics Clubs, YouTube Stars & Animators, Intro Animation as well as a Stop Motion animation class.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tomorrow - Laser Training and refresher for members

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:59 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Tonight 10/17 - National Cryptologic Museum - STEAM Night at the Museum - Check out the crypto museum at night and check out some great hands-on STEM activities for kids ages 10 and up.

    Sat 10/19 - Chesapeake Arts Center - MakerSpace Family Workshop: Mason Jar Jack-o-Lanterns

    Sat 10/19 - College Park Aviation Museum - Engineering 101 - f/ Parachutes - Kids ages 9 and up can learn about parachutes and how they work as well as design and build their own parachute to safely land their payload in a designated drop zone.

    Sun - MD Ave Fall Festival: Halloween on the Avenue - 50 years strong, MD Ave’s Fall Fest has plenty of food, vendors, music, entertainment and the Halloween Pup Parade. We’ll be down there, as well, so stop on by and say Hi!

    Both Sat/Sun 10/19,10/20 - Londontown Gardens in Edgewater - Hearth Cooking Workshop - Exploring recipes of the past and teaching historically accurate cooking techniques all on an open fire.

    MD Stem Festival - 10/11 through 11/10 - This festival is celebrated every year by hundreds of groups all around Maryland. Head over to for a list of events and workshops in your area!

    Raye of Light Studio

    Today 10/17 - Local by Design’s shop at Annapolis Mall - ROL will be teaching How to Paint with Watercolors, Painting Botanical Pears

    Mon 10/21 - Fall Harvest Beginner’s Pastels - Guest artist Margie LaRoche will show you how to create a fall harvest scene using pastels.

    Tues 10/22 - Girls with Graphite continues

    Also on Tues 10/22 - Puppy Love Pop Art - Start with a picture of you and your dog and they’ll sketch it out on a canvas for you then they’ll teach you how to add just the right amout of “art” with markers and paint to make it pop! Deadline for photo submissions is today!

    Wed 10/23 - Make with Markers After School - Kids can learn the ins and outs of drawing with magic markers.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Fri 10/18 - Wood Burning Workshop - Kory Johnson is back to teach the techniques of pyrography, the art of drawing with fire. In the spirit of Halloween, you’ll be working with images of ghosts and pumpkins for this project.

    Tues 10/22 - Sketch Night October - Day of the Dead - Not a drawing class, just a casual hangout with sketching.

    There’s also still time to get the kiddos in on Art Farm’s After School programs including Stop Motion Animation, Street Art, Art Foundations as well as Mixed Media Art.. classes are available for kids as young as 6 and as old as 15.

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Pongos always has a lot of great stuff going on… of particular note:

    Today - Honeybee Photography Headshot Clinic, Maryland Kid Biz Networking Event! But also be sure to check out their animation, robotics, LEGO, 3D design, Minecraft Modding, drone flight school, coding and video creation clubs and classes!

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tonight - Artwork is Work Expo - A showcase of local businesses that can help your business! Check out some of the talent right in your own back yard!

    Sun - Maryland Ave Fall Fest

    Tues - General Meeting/Open House

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:00 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 10/12 - Baltimore - 12th Annual DIY Fest - The Do It Yourself Festival is free and open to anyone wanting to learn a new skill, teach a skill/hobby or just check out what goes down at a DIY Fest. Free workshops throughout the day, tons of vendors and food

    Sat 10/12 - Elkridge - 3rd Annual Fall STEM Festival at Maryland International School - Participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities for children Pre-K - 12th grade. Food trucks, bounce houses, and a visit from Governor Larry Hogan are on the agenda for this fun STEM festival!

    Sun 10/13 - Hancock’s Resolution in Pasadena - Fall Harvest Festival and Dinner - You can build a scarecrow, bob for apples, learn how to make cornmeal from corn right off the stalk, check out War of 1812 period musket firing demonstrations, check out spinning, quilting and wood carving demos as well as bee keeping!

    Tomorrow through Sunday 10/11-10/13 - Timonium - Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

    This weekend 10/12-10/13 - Thurmont - Catoctin Colorfest

    Reminder... the East Coast Rep Rap Festival is this coming weekend. I think we're busy on Saturday but if we're not too worn out, we might go up Sunday.

    MD Stem Festival - 10/11 through 11/10 - This festival is celebrated every year by hundreds of groups all around Maryland. Head over to for a list of events and workshops in your area!

    National Electronics Museum - On display through next Tuesday 10/15, so this is the last weekend to see it, is The Pace Collection - Unique and rarely seen NASA Apollo Mission Hardware.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Today 10/10 - October Photo Society of Md/VA/DC Meetup
    Mon 10/14 - First Exposure - Beginner Photography Series: Part One
    Tues 10/15 - Drawing Class (Adults)
    Wed 10/16 - Intro to Improv and Advanced Improv Games

    Today 10/10 - After School Stop Motion Animation
    Mon 10/14 - After School: Street Art
    Tues 10/15 - After School: Art Foundations
    Wed 10/16 - After School: Mixed Media Art ages 8-11



    Sat - 10/12 - Severna Park - Star Wars Reads Day

    Sat - 10/12 - Riviera Beach - Try VR HTC Vive

    Sat - 10/12 - Severn - Fall STEAM Ahead

    Sat - 10/12 - Odenton - 3D Modeling


    Mon - 10/14 - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - STEAM Monday

    Mon - 10/14 - Linthicum - Book Lab: The Water Princess by Susan Verde

    Mon - 10/14 - Severna Park - Minecraft Club


    Tues - 10/15 - Deale - Pumpkin Palooza

    Tues - 10/15 - Edgewater - Out of this World: A Journey Through Space

    Tues - 10/15 - Eastport Annapolis Neck - Stop Motion Animation


    Wed - 10/16 - Annapolis - Magnetic Play Adventures

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tomorrow 10/11 - Defcon Group: DC443 - Hacker Hangout - Unallocated has always been very infosec oriented and has regular meetups where they discuss information security topics. This is their OSCP study group where they help people learn hands-on techniques for keeping our information secure.

    Sat 10/12 - Prop Making Workshop

    Mon - 10/14 - Project Night

    Wed - 10/16 - Weekly Open House

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Tomorrow/Fri 10/11 - Gamer Club

    Mon 10/14 - Coder kids Club morning edition, Modding Minecraft with Java for grades 3-8, morning workshop, Hour of Code with Coder Kids Club for homeschoolers, Little scientists club, 3D/VR/AR Club for grades 2-8, Builders Club and Drone Crash Course

    Tues 10/15 - Modding Minecraft w/Java continues with an evening workshop, Coder Kids Club evening edition, Hour of Code with Coder kids Club

    Wed 10/16 - Web 101: Build Your Own Website with Wordpress, Robotics Club for homeschoolers, Lego Robotics, YouTube Stars & Animators club, Introduction to Animation

    Also, Tuesday and Wednesday they have a school’s out mini-camp

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sun 10/13 - Post and Dangle Earrings - Students will learn 6 different styles of ear wires including kidney wires and will also learn to make your own posts and ear nuts. Students will complete one pair of post earrings and one pair dangle earrings in silver and practice a variety of styles.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Fri - Laser training and refresher

    Tues - CAD/CAM and CNC with Fusion 360 workshop

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Wednesday, October 02, 2019 7:26 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Tomorrow 10/4 through Sunday 10/6 - Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival - Celebrating their 8th year.. A three-day juried festival of the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky, and boundary-pushing animation. There will be live music from over 15 local artists, a masterclass by the queen of indie animation, Joanna Priestly, free hands-on animation workshops from the JHU-MICA Film Centre as well as lots of blocks of animations, including a block from local Baltimore animators.

    includes Joanna Priestley Masterclass

    animation workshop

    Sat 10/5 - Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - The Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Canoeing Through History - Join an expert archaeologist from the Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Division in a canoeing expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River.

    Sun 10/6 - First Sunday Arts Festival - The premier local arts and crafts festival.

    This weekend Sat/Sun - 10/5-10/6 - Escape Londontown - Elizabeth has left for the market before you wake up and, after your night of rowdy carousing, she fears that you might leave without paying her! She has taken your belongings, hidden them away, and locked you inside her tavern until she can return home. You and your fellow travelers must work together to figure out how to retrieve your personal items and free yourselves, before your ship leaves for England. If your party can work through all of her challenges in less than one hour, you win!

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tues 10/8 - Self Portrait Help

    Wed - 10/9 - Make with Markers - learning how to work with markers.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Today 10/3 - After School: Stop Motion Animation

    Mon 10/7 - After School: Street Art, Graffiti and Public Art

    Tues 10/8 - After School: Art Foundations ages 6-8

    Tues 10/8 - Drawing Class for Adults

    Wed 10/9 - After School: Mixed Media Art for ages 8-11

    Sun 10/6 - Paul Gillespie’s Journalists Matter: Faces of the Capital Gazette opening reception. What started as a way for Paul to deal with surviving the Capital shooting has turned into a celebration of journalism and journalists.

    Wed 10/9 - Intro to Improv Fall Semester and Advanced Improv Game Workshop


    Sat 10/5 - Severn - Cubetto: Bilingual - Spanish language version of the library’s Cubetto programming workshop.

    Sat 10/5 - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - Tie-Dye Today - Kids can learn about creating their own tie-dye bandana using permanent markers

    Mon 10/7 - Severna Park - Technology Expo for Adults - Explore the libraries new tech tools such as VR, snap circuits and more.

    Mon 10/7 - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - STEAM Monday

    Mon 10/7 - Glen Burnie - Maker Mondays

    Tues 10/8 - Odenton - Hackathon! - Advance through computer game levels to hone your hacking skills for teens and tweens

    Tues 10/8 - Odenton - Build-A-Bot - Learn what it takes to build a robot with students from Archbishop Spalding High School’s FIRST Robotics Team

    Wed 10/9 - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Game Club tomorrow,
    Monday Little Scientists Club, Builders Club, Drone Flight School,
    Monday and Tuesday Coder Kids Club and Intro to Programming for K-5
    Wed Robotics Club for homeschoolers, Programming Robots, YouTube Stars & Animators as well as a YouTube Stars Crash Course

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - So Sew - monthly sewing meetup

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:10 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 9/28 - Quiet Waters Park - 2nd Annual Twist and Stout Festival - Featuring lots of local beer and wine, live music, food trucks and lots of artisan vendors

    Sat 9/28 - Beverly Triton Park - Wild Mushroom Hike - September is a great time of year to find wild mushrooms. Join a ranger and learn how to identify types of mushrooms that grow wild in this area.

    Sun 9/29 - OktoberFest - West Annapolis - In addition to all the great food and music, there will be plenty of artisans, including us! We’ll be showing off, and selling, some of the fun things we’ve been making with our new laser cutter!

    This weekend 9/28-9/29 - AACo Fairgrounds - Fall Craft Show

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sat 9/28 - Kunta Kinte Festival down at the City Dock

    Tues 10/1 - Fundraiser at Chipotle where 33% of your purchase gets donated to the museum

    Also be sure to check out their regular weekly Creek Critters, Art & Story Time as well as their baby and toddler play group

    Whole Foods - Annapolis

    Tomorrow 9/27 - Let’s Make Pizza with a Napolitan Chef - Join Chef Alba and learn how to make hand made pizza dough, get tips on cooking with your home oven if you don’t have a pizza oven, as well as learn about different kinds of pizza such as napolitan, turkish, stromboli, sicillian, focaccia and dessert pizza.

    Tues 10/1 - Half Pint Kids Club: Scary Apple Bites

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tues 10/1 - Girls with Graphite session 1 - For girls who love to sketch and doodle, you’ll learn how to take your drawings to the next level making them sharper, cleaner and more realistic. This class runs every Tuesday night in October, from the 1st through the 29th.

    Maggiano’s Little Italy

    Sat 9/28 - Kids Making Meatballs and Marinara - your little sous chefs will work with Maggiano’s chefs to learn how to bulid their own Maggiano’s Meatballs and famous marinara sauce. Kids will receive a chef hat and apron to take home with them and after 8 classes, they’ll receive their own monogrammed chef coat. The class is preceded by a family style breakfast as well as bloody marys and mimosas for the parents.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tonight 9/26 - Their Stop Animation class for ages 10-15 has its first of eight sessions. Learn to work in teams to create short stop-motion based films.

    Tomorrow 9/27 - Good Vibes Open Mic Night

    Mon 9/30 - Second session of Street Art, Graffiti and Public Art for ages 11-15 - Learning to paint in the styles of famous street and graffiti artists, experiment with different mediums including sticker making, graffiti lettering, stencils, street installations and more.

    Tues 10/1 - Art Foundations for ages 6-8 - This is the second session of this 8 week class. Kids will hang out in their downtown art studio and work on creating art as well as learning how to express themlselves visually.

    Also Tues 10/1 - Adult Drawing Class - This is the first in a 4 week set of classes for the true beginner hosted by artist Anita Hagan.

    Lastly on Tues 10/1 - What’s Dope Open Mic night featuring hip hop and spoken word

    Wed 10/2 - Mixed Media Art for ages 8-11 - This is the second of 8 sessions, but there’s still time to sign up for the rest. Kids will learn about various media including charcoal, paint, pastels, collage and more.

    Wed 10/2 - Intro to Improv Fall Semester for adults

    Advanced Improv Game workshop

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tomorrow/Fri 9/27 - Laser Training and Refresher

    Tues - Fusion 360

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

    And don’t forget to check us out Sunday at the West Annapolis OktoberFest!

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:54 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Now that the county fair season is wrapping up, it’s time to start ramping up the fall festivals!

    Sat 9/21 - Homestead Gardens 36th Annual Fall Festival - One of the largest in the area, running through October

    Sat 9/21 - Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival - Lothian - Also running through October

    Sun 9/22 - Fall Fest at Market Space in downtown Annapolis

    Sat 9/21 - Chesapeake Family Life STEAM Fair - Pip Moyer Rec Center

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tomorrow - Fri 9/21 - Big Blue Heron painting class. A canvas will be provided with a heron pre-drawn onto it so you can concentrate on the painting process. You will learn how to mix paint and crate hues in blues with a limited palette geared for your success.

    Wed 9/25 - Weeknights and Watercolor - This will be the final Wednesday night watercolor class in this series.

    Local by Design

    In addition to the Big Blue Heron with Raye of Light….

    Sat 9/21 - Wood Plank Coordinate Signs - Learn how to stencil letters and designs onto wood planks with Jodi Roberts of Cricket Studios

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Registration is open for Art Farm’s 8 week fall semester, which starts Sept 23rd, with great art classes for kids ages 6-15. Classes include Street Art, Art Fundamentals, Mixed Media as well as Stop Animation. 20% sibling discounts available as well as a new payment plan option where you only pay $100 now and spread the rest out over two payments during the semester.

    Tomorrow - 9/20 - Beers + Beethoven for Adults - An evening of music, sketching and beer. The Annapolis Chamber Players will play while you socializing, enjoy some local beer and sketch.

    Sat 9/21 - Henna Experience - Explore the ancient art of henna application, identifying supplies, safety and application techniques. Practice artistic elements and create designs on paper.

    Mon 9/23 - Fall semester begins with Street Art, graffiti and public art for ages 11-15 - Kids will learn to paint in the styles of famous street artists, experiment with different mediums and create their own pieces of street art. They’ll cover sticker making, graffiti lettering, stencils, street installations and more.

    Tues 9/24 - 4 week Drawing Class for Adults - A true beginners class teaching the basics including materials needed to get started, simple shapes and gestures and concluding with your first drawing of a still life.

    Also Tues 9/24 - Art Foundations for ages 6-8. This 8 session class will teach your kids to express themselves visually, explore the world of artists, their personal history, studying their techniques and creating original art in that style.

    Maryland Hall

    Starting tonight Thu 9/21 - Check out their Opening Reception and Artist Open Studios celebrating their newest exhibits. The Sights and Sounds of Abstraction by Christine Zmuda, Four Artists: Moving through Abstraction, Annapolis 1950s to 1990s, Creative Space: Work by Resident In-House Artists. Meet the artists and enjoy their work at this wine and cheese reception.

    Mon 9/23 - Six Tips for Better Smartphone Photos - Chris Edwards of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will show you how to set up your smartphone in a way that will help you take better photos

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun 9/22 and Mon 9/23 - Adult Painting Workshop - The Rustic Pumpkin - Paint a 13.5” round coupe pumpkin platter just in time for fall decorating.

    GEMS - Girls Excelling in Math and Science

    … is still seeking volunteers to help get girls involved in STEM. Visit to sign up!

    Also check out their Saturday STEM Academy this Saturday

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    A week chock full of stuff including their Coder Kids Club, Intro to Programming for grades K-5, Little Scientists Club, Builders Club, Drone Flight School, Robotics Club, Robot Programming, YouTube Stars & Animators Club and their Gamer Club.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 9/21 - Beginning Silversmithing Class making rings, pendants or earrings

    Sun 9/22 - Facet Setting in Silversmithing creating a faceted stone ring or pendant with a bezel

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:12 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat/Sun - 9/14-9/15 - AACo Fair - Beyond the rides and junk food, be sure to check out over a dozen musical performances, the Draft Horse Pull, Arundel’s Got Talent contest, Sawmill demonstration, antique tractors, and the great craft contests.

    Sat 9/14 - Beverly Triton Photography Hike - Get out and learn about nature photography while exploring Beverly Triton. Perfect for beginners as well as advanced photographers looking for some tips to get great outdoor shots.

    Sat 9/14 - Annapolis At Twilight - Capital Photography Center takes you through the cobblestone streets of Annapolis to capture our historical capital. Starting in the afternoon and carrying on through the evening, you’ll photograph historic homes, lively streets and as it gets darker, enjoy the blue hour just after sunset and capture car light trails with long exposures.

    Mon 9/16 - Brass Tap - Maryland Craft Parties with Jenn Moselen will be at the Brass Tap at Annapolis Mall making Bottle Cap Plaques and enjoying food and beverages.

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sun 9/15 - Hispanic Heritage Celebration - With crafts, cooking and storytelling to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    Monday 9/16 - Kitchen Convo - What language can you speak when your mouth is full? American Sign Language! Learn ASL as you cook and dine on pita pizza, banana ice cream, deviled eggs and lots of fresh veggies.

    Tues 9/17 - Ouf Shu Tabye - A cooking demo by Lebanese Taverna

    And as always, check out their weekly Creek Critters on Thursday mornings, Art and Storytime on Friday mornings, as well as the Baby and Toddler Playground on Monday mornings.

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tonight 9/12 - Linocut/Block Prints - Learn about carving soft blocks and doing your own Linocut Block Prints that you can use to print onto shirts, canvas bags, shoes or even just paper.

    Tues 9/17 - Chesapeake Zentangle - Crabs, heron and horseshoe crabs will be the inspiration for this relaxing repetitive Zentangle workshop. Zentangle has been described as “Focus on creating pattern designs and mindfulness so that you do not think of anything else”. Learn how to use patterns to divide your spaces into beautiful black and white designs. Templates are provided so you can focus on just doodling, if you prefer.

    Wed 9/18 - Weeknights and Watercolor - Check out the second in this weekly Wednesday mini-series of watercolor fun.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tonight Thu 9/12 - Block Printing Workshop - Learn how to carve your own block and block print onto beautiful paper with artist extraordinaire, Anita Hagan. You’ll be able to take your block home to continue printing on whatever you like! No experience required.

    Tomorrow Fri 9/13 - ROAR - Gallery Show and Reception - This gallery show features five great artists from around the area including Christine Laubach of Stevensville, Nicole Salimbene of DC, Karina Stone of Annapolis, Jordann Wine of DC and Lee-Nowell of Baltimore.

    GEMS - girls excelling in math and science

    … is currently seeking volunteers to help get girls involved in STEM. Visit to sign up!


    Sat 9/14 - Odenton - 3D Printing with Tinkercad, a great free 3D program that’s a good introduction to 3D design. Registration is required.

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Lots of stuff going on at Pongos this week…

    Tomorrow Fri 9/12 - Friday Night Gamer Club

    Mon 9/16 - Coder Kids Club, Introduction to Programming for grades K-5, Little Scientists Club, Builders Club as well as their Drone Flight School for grades 3-8

    Tues 9/17 - More Coder Kids Club as well as more Introduction to Programming

    Wed 9/18 - Robotics Club for Homeschoolers, Programming Robots for grades K-8, Builders Club, YouTube Stars & Animators Club as well as YouTube Stars Crash Course for grades K-8

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 9/14 - Advanced Casting: Gold Karating & Casting Workshop - Assuming a basic knowledge of lost wax casting in silver and starting with invested wax patterns that you provide, you will learn how to determine the amount of gold needed for a given was pattern, how to karat gold from pure 24K gold and a master alloy to the alloy of your choice, Upkarating and downkarating, scrap re-use, nickel and palladium white gold alloys and quality marking requirements in the US

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - CAD/CAM and CNC with Autodesk Fusion360, for anyone interested in learning about computer controlled routers and how to get your 2D or 3D design carved out of wood or various other materials.

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, September 05, 2019 7:06 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    The state fair just wound up but the PG County Fair starts today and the Anne Arundel County Fair starts next weekend. Check out all the great fair food, games and rides, but also be sure to check out the agricultural exhibits, crafts and other great stuff.

    Sat 9/7 - Books for International Goodwill - B.I.G. Book Sale - Just off of Defense Highway past vehicle emissions, their warehouse has more than 70,000 books covering all categories. Books generally cost between $1 and $3 with children’s books being even cheaper generally!

    Tues 9/10 - Sketch Night: “Beautiful Decay” - A monthly gathering for anyone wanting to let loose for an evening of sketching and artistic community. Charles Lawrence of FinArt hosts this month with the theme of “Beautiful Decay: Nature Drawing with Skulls and Bones” featuring still life created from the collection of Charles Lawrence

    Maryland Hall

    Fall classes… registration is open for Arts and Dance Classes. Classes for adults and children begin the week of Sept 9th. Maryland hall has a wide variety of classes in so many subjects it’s really hard to keep track of them all. But some of the topics you might be interested in are ballet and dance, ceramics, traditional and digital drawing, film and media, glass fusing, mix media, music, painting, photography as well as woodturning!

    … and that’s just for adults! They have programs for kids along the same lines and more!

    Head over to and click Classes under the Education menu for a full list!


    Sat 9/7 - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - Cat Castle Caturday - Celebrate Happy Cat Month by building a cozy cardboard castle for your cat!

    Mon 9/9 - Severna Park - Minecraft Club - Experienced builders and first-time players are welcome for ages 8 and up.

    Tues 9/10 - Odenton - STEAM Tuesdays - Let your creative juices flow with a different STEAM activity each month

    Wed 9/11 - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club - Our big world contains many small worlds. Get an up close look at a piece of your planet by joining the Nature Explorers Club. Each month they investigate an aspect of the ecosystem through presentations, conversations and hands on activities. For ages 7-11.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - So Sew!

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

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