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Maker Minutes 4/29/2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:44 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

Registration is open for Project STEM MD’s Summer Camp 2021 in Owings Mills.  It’s great to see them back, after things got shut down last year.  This camp covers so many fun things.  Week 1 is character design, Week 2 is Rockets, Planes and Things, Week 3 is Robotics, Week 4 is Board and Video Game Development, Week 5 is Augmented and Virtual Reality and Week 6 is Painting and Photography

Tomorrow/Sat/Sun 4/30-5/2 - The National Electronics Museum in Linthicum is having a used book sale - These books are priced to go, starting at 4 for $1.  Books will primarily be non-fiction including STEM topics, textbooks and handbooks, military history, amateur radio, aviation, computing and more.

Sat 5/1 - The Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority is having a Virtual STEM Experience: STEMing Through the Pandemic on Saturday, registration is required

Sun 5/2 - First Sunday Arts Festival is back!  And it looks like they’ll be back in their full glory, once again.  Last year things were a mix of virtual and the first block of West Street, but this year it looks like they’ll be back at Whitemore Park and the second and third block of West Street as well!   Local artists could use a boost, after this last year… be sure to get out and support them!   But also, wear a mask where it’s crowded and be safe in the process.

Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm in Severn:

Sat 5/1 - May Day Basket - Create your own living May Basket with blooming annuals in a whimsical hanging basket perfect for your door or fence.

Speaking of Mary Day, be sure to check out the annual May Day in Annapolis celebration in downtown Annapolis. Things are bit low key this year, but you will be able to see baskets lining the streets of Annapolis.  Baskets should be out by 10am on Saturday and they’re also encouraging people to post their May Day baskets to social media using the hashtags #maydayannapolis2021 and #66thannapolismayday

Londontown Gardens down in Edgewater

Sat 5/1 - Colonial Mocktails: Syllabub and Raspberry Shrub - A non-alcoholic version of Londontown’s Colonial Cocktails series, you’ll learn to make two historical drinks and learn about tavern culture.

Tues 5/4 - 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Marshy Point Azaleas - After the lecture, take a tour of the gardens to see the blooms in person.

Whole Foods - Annapolis

Whole Foods is back with some culinary programs.

Today 4/29 - Half Pint Kids Club: Ducks in a Boat

Tues 5/4 - Half Pint Kids Club: SunButter Banana Roll-Ups

Both for ages 3-5

Raye of Light Studio

Sat 5/1 - Botanical Watercolor Workshop - Hellebores in Bloom

Art Farm - Annapolis

Registration is open for the Summer semester which starts in June.  There are classes for kids as young as 8 going all the way up to adult classes.

This week...

Today 4/29 - Beginner Photograph for ages 12-16

Tomorrow 4/30 - Virtual Cartoon Workshop for ages 12-16

Sat 5/1 - Doodle Mania with Charlies Lawrence of FinArt, for ages 8-12.  Starts and runs 8 weeks

Sun 5/2 - Outdoor Turkish Silk Marbling Workshop - Ages 10+ -

Mon 5/3 - Beginner Drawing for ages 8-11

Tues 5/4 - Graphic Design for ages 12-16

Wed 5/5 - Mixed Media & Sculpture for ages 8-11 and another session for ages 12-16

Also check out Art Farm’s Student Union Open Studio - for small groups of kids to use ArtFarm Studios space to create their own work and socialize with other young artists.

Clay Bakers - Annapolis

Wed 5/5 - Children’s Mother’s Day Glass Hearts, two sessions

Wed 5/5 - Glass Fusing Open House

Benjamin Banneker Museum & Park - Ellicott City

Sun 5/2 - May Day Wreath Making

Also check out some of their other programs like Nature Journal, for kids and adults, a Preservation Month Special called Working Wood, about how the Banneker’s built their family cabin and how the communities used the abundant lumber of the time, as well as join them in celebrating Cinco de Mayo.


...has a bunch of programs going on online if you head over to and click on Watch Online - Virtual Programming

Today 4/29 - Cooking with Herbs: From Garden to Table, a Virtual Cooking Program with Vanessa Young, founder of Thirsty Radish online cooking classes.

Sat 5/1 - Mini Hanging Planter Craft - Making a fun little mini hanging planter complete with easy to care for succulent.

Tues 5/4 - Brood X Cicadas: Fun, Fear and Fascination - We get cicadas every year, but there are 13 and 17 year “broods” that you only get to experience a few times in your lifetime.  Brood X is the biggest and it’s quite an experience. Learn about this once every 17 year phenomenon.

Tues 5/4 - Eggcellent Art - With eggs and instruction provided by the Brooklyn Park library, this hands-on event blends science, imagination and art.

Wed 5/5 - Bird Friendly Backyards - Learn how to make the ultimate bird friendly habitat by enticing bugs, selecting the right seed, providing nest boxes and more.

Wed 5/5 - Samurai Hat and Fish Kite - Celebrate Kodomo no Hi with fun stories and art.  Parents’ Choice Award winner Motoko enchants with folktales enlivened with songs, humor and wisdom.  She will also teach you how to make an origami samurai hat!

Wed 5/5 - Soco Kints (Virtually) - Join the knitters, crocheters and DIYers of south county for a virtual crafting session.

Also check out their various book clubs, story times, trivia nights, and specialty programs like a Maryland 529 workshop, Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House, various outdoor and popup libraries, some May the 4th Star Wars events, Virtual Anime & Manga Club, Life Story Writing, Ask a Lawyer, Remodeling the Model Minority: The Intersection of Race, Gender and Sexuality for Asian American Women and more!

Annapolis Makerspace

Tues 5/4 - Monthly Autodesk Fusion 360 3D Design workshop


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