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Maker Minutes 7/23/2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:21 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

Londontown Gardens down in Edgewater

Tonight - Colonial Cocktails: Bounce & Bumbo - You’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture.  This session will explore Bounce, a pleasant concoction of fruit-steeped brandy as well as Bumbo, a common rum punch.

Saturday - Children’sTie Dye Tote Workshop - Design your own London Town inspired tie dye tote bag and learn about some of the natural materials used to make dye.

Books for International Goodwill 

Sat 7/25 - BIG Book Sale - They’re not taking book donations, currently, but they are having one of their regular book sales this weekend, brought to you by the Parole Rotary.

Blended Essentials

Check out their Summer Camps starting next Monday, making candles, soaps, bath bombs, lotions and more

Summer Camp 6 - July 27 - July 31 - Olympics theme

Annmarie Sculpture Gardens down in Solomons has a bunch of online activities going on…

Today 7/23 and tomorrow 7/24  - Outdoor Family Clay Dates: Garden Gnomes - Make clay gnomes for your garden in a small, socially distanced group, and paint them with colorful underglazes.  You’ll need to leave your creations there to be fired in a kiln, but you can pick them up within a couple weeks of the class.   Also check out some of their wheel thrown ceramics classes.

Today 7/23 - Green Queen’s Art Scene - In their virtual artLAB upcycling household items into eco-friendly art

Sat 7/25 - Artini Virtual Paint Party - Over the Moon - with a suggested menu of themed cocktails and snacks

Sun 7/26 - Insectival - their annual Insect Festival!  With lots of safe outdoor fun

Mon 7/27 - Outlook ArtLAB: Insect Slime

Wed 7/29 Tween Paint Party virtual camp - with a new painting each week

Wine & Design in Annapolis is offering take home kits for painting.This week, check out Baby Sea Turtles, Blue Crab Maryland Flag, Swirly Sunflowers, Palm Oasis, Sandy Claws, Queen Charlotte, Wine & Flops take home kits and virtual classes.

The Kid Museum up in Bethesda has some fun stuff online.  

Check out their Make It DIY workshops: This week’s theme is Music Makers with lessons like DIY Drum Kit, Creative Noise Makers, Upcycled String Instruments, Wacky Wind Instruments and Make Your Own Band.

Also check out their Make It! Summer Camps streamed right to your home including Community Kids for 6th-9th graders next week with more classes the following weeks.

Code Ninjas in Edgewater is now open for coding camps and summer camps!

If you’re looking for local streaming music, check out the Annapolis Streaming Facebook group..

 This week… 

Tonight 7/23- Live Arts Maryland’s QuaranTiny Concert

.. also Oh Susannah & Boogie Babes

Tomorrow 7/24 - Mark Meadows and The Movement streaming live from The Mainstay

Tomorrow 7/24 and again on Wednesday 7/29, check out the Larry Lay’s 2020 Streaming Tour, first streaming from Middleton Tavern then from Brian Boru

Tomorrow, Monday and Wednesday - Spencer Joyce live stream

In addition to his personal streams, Saturday Spencer Joyce will be performing AND broadcasting live from Crooked Crab Brewing on Saturday

Art Farm - Annapolis

Summer art camps registration is open!  New summer camps are starting in August, including Mixed Media Sculpture, Art Annapolis, Street Art Graffiti and Public Art, Graphic Design camps

Check out Art Farm’s online Virtual Classes. 

Starting next week, check out the Virtual Botanical Drawing for Beginners

… and more coming up in August

Maryland Hall

Maryland Hall’s summer camps for kids have started up.

Next week, check out…

They’ve also put together a collection of ArtReach art challenges on YouTube

Also check out their ever-growing list of online classes for adults and children

Clay Bakers - Annapolis

Check out their Party Animals In The House pottery-to-go that you can order online and get creative at home!

.. and their ArtRageous Summer Camp - Hitting the Beach, for ages 6+.  All campers will create fun projects ranging from pottery painting, glass fusing, clay sculpting, tie die, wheel throwing and more.


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

… including Facebook Live Storytimes (including bilingual storytimes) every weekday as well as a children’s book discussion

Today 7/23 - Black & Queer in Media and Entertainment - A virtual conversation on African American and queer issues, regarding their representations through visual media, amidst ongoing concerns on racism and homophobia.

Tomorrow 7/24 - Uncle Devin’s Animal Madness live music for children

Tomorrow 7/24 - The Great Movies: “Leon Morin, Priest”  and can be watched through the library’s access to Kanopy.

Sat 7/25 - Family Trivia

Mon 7/27 - Mondays Are Murder Online True Crime Discussion - This month’s discussion centers around Wayne Williams and the Atlanta Child Murders

Tue 7/28 - Stevens Puppets present “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

.. also the Adult Book Club: The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

Wed 7/29 - Intro the Library eBooks and Streaming, with plenty of things to keep you occupied and entertained.

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Tues - 7/28 - Monthly General Meeting


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