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  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 7:36 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Friday-Sunday 5/11/-13/2018 - if you’re interested in hot air and things that go up.. Preakness Balloon Festival - Howard County Fairgrounds - More than 15 hot air balloons, tethered balloon rides in the morning and evening, beer and wine garden, live music, Nathans hot eating contest and more

    Saturday May 12th, 11am - Hagerstown, Washington County Historical Society has having a workshop on creating your own rainstick, a traditional Latin American instrument that sounds like falling rain.

    Saturday - Sunday 5/12-5/13 - 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - at Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle - with more than 130 artists, live entertainment and local restaurants.

    Saturday 5/12 - World Scratch Day - Scratch is a simple visual programming language for kids and adults that can be used to create interactive stories, games and animations and you can share your creations online.

    Greenbelt Makerspace Scratch Day -

    Saturday 5/12 - Arduino Day 2018

    Catylator Silver Spring

    Saturday 5/12 3:30pm - Silver Sat Team Meeting - SilverSat is a multi-year project to design, build, launch and operate a real satellite. The participants will have the experience of a real-world engineering challenge, one that many would consider well beyond their abilities.

    Thursday 5/10 6:30pm - Laser 101 - How to use the Laser Cutter and Engraver to create custom designs in glass, paper, wood, and metal - You will leave the class with your own laser cut object

    Thursday 5/17 6:30pm - Maker Lab: Laser Studio - Making use of what you learned in Laser 101 (a prerequisite for this workshop)


    Saturday 5/12 10am - Edgewater - Coding with Cubetto - your child’s first coding kit. Young children learn to program a simple robot using blocks instead of a screen.

    Monday 5/14 6:30pm - Severna Park - Minecraft Club - first time players and experienced users are invited to build things within the world of Minecraft.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Sunday - 5/13 - 1pm-3pm - Basics of Needlefelting with Emi - where you’ll learn how to make small three dimensional soft sculptures out of felt.

  • Thursday, May 03, 2018 7:00 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Saturday 5/5 - 9:30am - Baltimore - 20th annual American Visionary Arts Museum’s Kinetic Sculpture Races - a race through Baltimore on TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER WATERS

    Sunday 5/6/2018 - 11am-5pm - Kurtz’s Beach in Pasadena - Made in Maryland Festival celebrating everything MD! - Supporting the Chesapeake Bay Trust - Live music, petting zoo, local food and drink vendors including a few wineries and breweries

    Tues 5/8 - 10am-2pm - St Margaret’s Church - Annapolis - Four Rivers Garden Club presents Moss Magic in Your Landscape w/Mossin’ Annie, author of The Magical World of Moss Gardening


    Tuesday 5/8 - 6pm - Odenton - Green Screen Adventure - Explore apps used to create green screen photos and videos, and take silly photos with props.

    Wednesday 5/9 - 4pm-5pm - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club - Exploring the many small worlds found within our big world.

    Wednesday 5/9 - 7pm - SoCoGrow - Deale - How to Grow a Goldfinch Garden

    Monday 5/7 - 6pm - Maker Mondays - Glen Burnie
    Tuesday 5/8 - 3:30pm - STEAM Tuesdays - Odenton
    Thursday 5/10 - 3:30pm-4:30pm - STEM Challenge Thursdays - Eastport Annapolis Neck

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    Tonight 5/3 - 7pm-9pm - Basics of Electronics w/Tom

    Tuesday 5/8 - 7pm-10pm - Basic Sign Making with VCarve and CNC Routing w/Andy

    Third Eye Comics

    Saturday - 5/5 - 9am-9pm - Free Comic Book Day and 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:00 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Saturday 10am-4pm 4/28 - Linthicum, MD - National Electronics Museum - RobotFest

    Exhibitors include Art Institute of Washington with robots and animatronics, Greenbelt Makerspace with a Rubik’s cube solving robot, HacDC showing off a homemade CNC router, Harford Hackerspace, Baltimore NODE, R2DC Builders Club, RepRap, DC Robotics Club, International RC Warship Combat Club, FabLab Baltimore, DC Area Drone User Group, NoVA Labs and Unallocated Space

    GEMS - Girls Excelling in Math and Science

    Saturday Saturday, 10am-1pm GEMS STEM Saturday Academy, a STEM workshop for girls 11-14 at the University of MD College Park - Handson activities and demos including how to code games, extract fruit DNA, a fire lab with sprinkler demo and liquid nitrogen ice cream. Registration is required.

    Catylator - Silver Spring

    Signup for summer camps are still open at Catylator. Camps include art design & technology, game design 101, woodworking 101, sew electric: e-textiles and one called Create. Make. Lead.


    Saturday 4/28 10am-5pm - Key School Book Festival - Besides books also has drones, lego battles, hovertube, marblerun in their Tech Village. Make & Create STEM and Art Activities

    Saturday 4/28 10am-4pm - Eastport Annapolis Neck - Drop-in Stem, a family friendly STEM activity

    Annapolis Makerspace

    4/27 - 7pm-8pm - Intro to Oscilloscopes w/Aaron

    4/30 - 6-8:30pm - Getting started with Raspberry Pi

    5/1 - 7-9pm - Fusion360 CAD Night

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:23 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Registration is open for Project Steam of MD’s daytime Summer Camp 2018 June 25th-Aug3rd. Activities include Minecraft, art, computer science and game design, 3D printing, day trips, sculpture, LEGO robotics, many more.

    GEMS - Girls Excelling in Math and Science
    Saturday 4/21 - Alpha Omega Epsilon presents the 9th annual Turtle Trot 5K benefiting GEMS -

    Greenfest 2018 - Saturday - Howard County CC -
    Over 75 tables with local green businesses and environmental non-profits
    Native plant sale
    Children's activities
    Free compost bin giveaway
    Live birds and reptiles on display with local experts
    Local food vendors 

    Lyrid Meteor Shower - Saturday 4/21-4/23 - Peak meteor viewing will be the morning of the 22nd with little or no interference from the light of the moon.. Weather is always another issue.

    PGCo Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
    Tuesday 7-8pm 4/24 (Monthly) STEM for families at the South Bowie Library

    Saturday 10am 4/21 - Glen Burnie - Earth Day - Distribute Earth Day Kits, a cup, dirt and seeds.

    Tuesday 3pm - Brooklyn Park - Chemistry is Practical! - Making simple recipes to sooth and nurture your skin to demonstrate basic chemistry and give participants something to take home with them

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:00 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    4/5 - 4/29 - Laurel - Chesapeake Woodturners Exhibit at the Montpelier Historic Site - Demos every Saturday, weather permitted.

    Thursday - 4/12 - 7pm-8:30pm - Bees, Beneficials and Blooms - Glenview Mansion - Rockville MD

    Sunday - 4/15 - Maryland 529 Discount Day - $5.29 off tickets to Port Discovery Children’s Museum sponsored by Maryland 529, the college savings plan of MD

    Starting Saturday - 4/14 - 4/21 - Light City Baltimore - On The Wings of Freedom (Hundreds of color changing butterflies), Octopus (large scale automated sculpture internally lit by thousands of LEDs), Prismatica (25 giant prisms), monumentally scaled kintech sculpture Whale Ghost

    4/7-4/15 - National Robotics Week

    Saturday 4/14 - March for Science in Washington, DC


    Saturday 2-4pm 4/14 - Free STEM Robotics Workshop - Silver Spring Library

    Greenbelt Makerspace

    Friday 4/13 - 5pm-6:30pm - Little Makers 

    Saturday 4/14 - 10am-4pm - Greenbelt Maker Festival

    Anne Arundel County Public Libraries

    Monday 4/16 - Odenton - Kids Can Cook: Breakfast! Emily Craft, in-store nutritionist at Giant Food - registration is required

    Support Annapolis Makerspace by shopping Amazon through this link.  Click the link before you make any purchases on Amazon and we get a little kickback.  Thanks for your support!

  • Thursday, April 05, 2018 7:54 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Fri 4/6th 7:30-9pm - Owings Mills - Irvine Nature Center - Family Night Hike - Twilight stroll where they’ll identify frogs by site and sound. Red-lens flashlight is required.

    Sat - 4/7 10am-6pm - Edgewater - Hawk’s Yachts at LIBERTY MARINA 2nd annual Nautical Flea Market

    Sat 4/7 - 10:30am-noon - Ellicott City - Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum - Foraging for Wild Edibles

    Sat/Sun - 4/7-4/8 - St Michaels - Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival 10am-5pm Sat, 10am-3pm Sun

    Sat/Sun 4/7-4/8 - DC Convention Center - 5th Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival - Free two day expo - 3,000 hands-on exhibits, stage shows, much more from the world’s leading scientific and engineering groups. Perfect for children, teens and families who want to inspire curious minds. 10am-6pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun

    Mon 4/9 - 3:45pm - Edgewater - Middle School STEM - STEM activities including engineering challenges, learning to code and VR experiences

    Mon 4/9 - 7pm - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - Star Party! - Explore the night sky with Glenn Bock of the Goddard Space Center. Learn about constellations, star clusters and galaxies and view them through a telescope. This is an outdoor activity, so dress appropriately for the weather.

    Tue 4/10 - 3:30pm - Odenton - STEAM Tuesdays

    Wed 4/11 - 4pm - Broadneck - Catapult Challenge - Building catapults using popsicle sticks and rubber bands

    Wed 4/11 - 4pm - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club - Get an up-close look at a piece of your planet. Each month they investigate an aspect of the ecosystem through presentations, conversations and hands-on activities.

    Wed 4/11 - 7pm - Deale - SoCoGrow - Oyster Gardening - boosting oyster population in your own backyard

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    4/5 - Thursday - Basics of Electronics with Tom

    Support Annapolis Makerspace by shopping Amazon through this link.  Click the link before you make any purchases on Amazon and we get a little kickback.  Thanks for your support!

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:03 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Carroll Arts Council

    March 29 - April 10th - Carroll Arts Center in Westminster MD hosting their annual PEEPShow featuring over 150 sculptures, dioramas and other pieces of art creating with everyone’s favorite (or hated) marshmallow treats.


    March 30 - April 1st - AwesomeCon - DC convention center. The region’s largest scifi/fantasy/comic/tv/movie convention!

    April 4 - Wednesday - Fiber Fans - For fans of anything fiber related. Knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc!

    Unallocated Space - Severn, MD

    3/31 - Saturday - Minicon - various cybersecurity and other industry related topics

    4/2 - Monday - 6pm - Glen Burnie - Maker Mondays

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    4/3 - Tuesday - Our monthly Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop with Russ

    4/5 - Thursday - Basics of Electronics with Tom

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:46 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Unpub 8 

    Fri-Sun 3/23-3/25 - 10am-2pm - Hunt Valley - Unpublished Games Festival - Check out a variety of unpublished board games

    Build Up Some STEAM 

    Wed 3/28 - 9:30am-3pm - Kids exploring STEAM themed activities for children ages 3-10.

    Prince George's County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 

    Tues - 7pm-8pm - South Bowie Branch Library -STEM For Families

    Chesapeake Brewing Co 

    Thu 3/22 - 6pm - Annapolis - Victory Garden/Plants & Pints - You own personal herb garden!

    Anne Arundel County Public Libraries

    Tues 3/24 - 10am - Crofton Library - Compost It! Grow It! Eat It! - for adults

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Sun 3/25 - How To Make Kimchi - Both classes are already full, but keep an eye on our calendar for the next one!

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:05 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Greenbelt Makerspace

    • Saturday, 3/17 - 10am-Noon - Teen Makers
    • Sunday, 3/18 - 2pm-4pm - Animation Meetup

    Unallocated Space - Severn, MD

    Anne Arundel County Public Libraries

    NASA Wallops

    • Saturday, 3/17 - 1pm-4pm - Easter Egg Hunt
    • Thursday, 3/22 - 6:30am-10:30am rocket launch window

    Annapolis Makerspace

    • Sunday, 3/18 - 9:30am-6pm at the latest - NoVA Maker Faire carpool from park and ride at Harry S Truman Parkway to Fairfax, VA and back

  • Thursday, March 08, 2018 9:00 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Featured on Eye on Annapolis' Daily News Brief dated 3/1/2018

    Greenbelt Makerspace

    • Saturday, 3/10 - 10am-4pm - (quarterly) Repair Cafe - Bring in your damaged clothing, furniture, appliances, computers, toys, etc Donations of broken gear accepted for their Destruction Day where they invite kids to disassemble things to see how they work.
    • Spots still available for Greenbelt Makerspace's one day Programming workshop on Friday March 30th. More information here.
    Unallocated Space - Severn, MD

    • Thursday 3/8 - 3pm - Severn Library - Making LED Greeting Cards, exploring simple paper circuits using copper tape and LEDs to light up a greeting card!

    • .. if you miss that, there will also be a Teen Tech Week class in paper circuits on Monday (3/12) at the Crofton library.

    • Tuesday 3/14 - Odenton, Travel Across America, exploring landmarks across America using Google Expeditions virtual reality kits. Registration is required.

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