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  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:55 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Every week, maker, crafters and educators hold events all over the area. Highlighting some of those, here's our Maker Minutes!  Featured in the Eye on Annapolis Daily Newsbrief every Thursday.

    Tomorrow 5/31 - Whole Foods Annapolis - The Secret of Cooking with Spices - Join Chef Alba Johnson and learn about Mediterranean recipes such as pita bread crostini with zaatar spices, chickpea swiss chard stew in 7-spice blend, moroccan chicken lemon and olives in 5-spice blend and exotic sesame coated dates in spices and rosewater. Make your own spice blends and receive a chart of the most commonly used spices and their uses.

    Tues - 6/4 - Whole Foods Annapolis - Half Pint Kids Club: Tortilla Pizzas - Ages 3-5

    Sat - National Trails Day! - Get out and enjoy some of the local parks and trails. In particular, celebrating trails day are:

    Greenbelt Park - No entrance fee, 9 miles of trails

    Sandy Point - Join a naturalist and see what’s out and about on Symbi Trail

    Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Bird Walk Guided Hike

    Kinder Farm Park - Millersville - Admission to the park is free. Check out a their 5km and 10km trails on natural surfaces, check out the visitor center with items from early farm life in AACo. The Tobacco Barn Museum is open and antique tractors and a working sawmill are in the farm complex area. Also check out the farm animals that the 4-H livestock club takes care of.

    1st Monday of every month - Ellicott Mills Brewing Company in Ellicott City - Sip and Stitch! - If you knit or crochet, go hang out and enjoy happy hour prices. Sit, sip and stitch with your fellow knit and crochet enthusiasts!

    Sun 6/2 - NoVA Maker Faire - In its 6th year, the Northern Virginia Maker Faire is the biggest in the area. Located at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, it’s a really great festival featuring everything STEM. Tons of local and not-so-local groups showing off everything from woodworking, blacksmithing, fiber arts, animation, robotics, glass blowing, custom electric skateboards, aquaponics, printmaking, gardening, soap making, coding, cosplay, jewelry making, lapidary arts, wood turning, lumber milling, baking, drones as well as their Take Apart junk lab where you are invited to disassemble common household appliances to see what makes them tick.


    Annapolis Arts Week Kickoff Event: FLOAT! at Prism

    First Sunday Arts Festival - Sun 6/2

    Sun - running all next week - Annapolis - Paint Annapolis - It it’s 16th year, this is a multi-day juried plein air painting competition that brings 29 distinguished artists from around the globe, selected to paint 300 landscape works highlighting the architecture, marine atmosphere and energy of Annapolis. Pieces will be made available to the public at the Collector’s Reception on Friday June 7th.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tomorrow - 5/31 - Art Farm’s Grand Re-Opening and Gallery event at their new location on Chinquapin Round Rd - A night of celebration to show off their new location. Featured artists including Charles Lawrence, Jeff Huntington, Joseph Karr, Christine Laubach, Jimi Davies and Neil Harpe!

    Also check out their summer camps! So many fun camps to choose from and registration is now open!

    Benjamin Banneker Museum & Park - Ellicott City

    Tomorrow 5/31 - Birding Walks at Banneker Park and the Trolley Trail - Spring is a great time of year to look for songbirds on their journey north! Enjoy a walk in the park and look for year round avian residents, those arriving for summer nesting and those just passing through on their way north. All levels of birders are welcome. Register in advance to reserve binoculars or bring your own.

    Sat 6/1 - And congratulations to the Banneker Historical Park and Museum on celebrating their 21st year! On Saturday, they’ll be having music, a dedication ceremony, and a guest author and historian discussing “Black Migrations and Life in Baltimore City”

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Sun - First Sunday Artist Festival!

    Mon - Electronics Class - This month covering basic electronic components and how everything works together

    Tues - Fusion 360 CAD workshop

    Wed - Woodworking night

    Thurs - Electronics night

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:19 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Tomorrow - Annmarie Sculpture Garden in Solomons - Annmarie After Hours - Ebb & Flow: The Power of Water. Enjoy a casual evening of great art, wine and beer. Light hors d’oeuvres and live music. The exhibit explores the power, meaning and majesty of water. I’ve mentioned Annmarie Sculpture Garden a few times. If you’ve never made the trek to Solomons to check it out, you’re missing out.

    Now through Monday - Baltimore - Balticon 53 - Maryland’s Regional SciFi Convention is the premier non-profit fan-run scifi conventions in the MidAtlantic region. Founded in 1966, it’s the a local institution

    Tues 5/28 - Whole Foods Annapolis - Half Pint Kids club: Apple Pie in a Cup for ages 3-5

    Local by Design

    Sat/Sun 5/25-5/26 - Annapolis Artisans Market - A group of small creative businesses that open their workshops once a month so you can meet the artists, see them working and see what they have to offer!

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Wednesdays, now through June 5 - Adult Intro to Improv continues. Still a few dates left.

    Registration is open for Art Farm’s summer camps for kids, including Street Art Camp, Mini Animation Camp, Fearless Girls Photo Camp, Nature Inspired Art Camp, Mixed Media Art Camp, Painting and Drawing Camp, Circus in the Classroom, and 3D Sculpture camp

    Maryland Hall

    Tues 5/28 - GreenGive Kickoff Party - Join all 10 GreenGive organizations as well as friends and neighbors for food, drink and good cheer to raise funds in this kickoff event. While you’re there, check out the “Navigation” exhibition featuring maritime themed works in conjunction with Maryland Boat Week. Learn about GreenGive’s collaborative projects at Maryland Hall such as a conservation planting near the south side entrance and removal of invasive species and replanting with natives between Bates Middle School and Maryland Hall.


    Benjamin Banneker Museum & Park - Ellicott City

    Sat 5/25 - Birding Walks at Banneker Park and the Trolley Trail - Look for beautiful songbirds on their journey north! Take a walk in the park and look for year around avian residents, those recently arrived for their summer nesting and those just passing through.


    Today - Linthicum - Build and play with Legos

    Tomorrow - Discoveries: The Library at the Mall - Talk to a Turtle - Learn about turtles, move like turtles and talk to a turtle in an interactive storytime with special guests from Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 5/25 - Silversmithing Workshop making Spinner Rings - Students will make a silver ring with flared ends and a spinning decorated middle band. No experience required.

    Sun 5/26 - Another Basic Faceting Workshop - This is a continuation of the previous class where students learned how to cut and pre-form the gem… this class will involve cutting the crown.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Mon - Electronics Class - This month covering basic electronic components and how everything works together

    Tues - Monthly General Meeting/Open House

    Wed - Woodworking night

    Thurs - Electronics night

    If you have any questions about Annapolis Makerspace, the Maker Minutes or any of these events, feel free to contact me at trevor@makeannapolis.org… or just drop me a line to let me know what could be done better.

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:09 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Registration is open for Project STEAM MD’s - Summer Camp running June 24th - August 2nd in Owings Mills. Students 1st - 5th grades can enjoy camp activities with certified teachers including traditional and digital art, computer science, game design 3D printing, day trips, sculpture, reading comprehension, swimming, fashion, engineering and more.

    This weekend - Thurmont - The Maryland Iron Festival - A blacksmithing festival where there will be blacksmithing and casting demonstrations, kids’ activities, historic foods, beer, wine, tours, art, craft and jewelry displays plus live music.

    This weekend - Londontown Gardens - Shore Party - Explore the maritime history of the South River with reenactors in costume, boats, and activities for the whole family.Try your hand at rope making and seamanship, learn how sailors lived day to day and experience the art and science of navigation. In the afternoon, there will also be a discussion and demonstrations about 18th century trade with Asia.

    This weekend - is the last few days of the Muddy Creek Artists Guild 10th Anniversary Spring Art Show and Sale at South River Colony Main Street Shopping Center - Check out the works of more than 50 local South County artists in a variety of mediums.

    Sat - 5/18 - Maggianos in Annapolis - Kids Making Lasagna - Chef Abigail and her team teach kids how to construct a lasagna that you will take home and bake. A breakfast buffet will precede the class. Every class gets your kid points toward their own monogrammed chef coat!

    Sat - 5/18 - Truxton Park - National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day - Activities including various sports, hiking, fishing, kayaking, archery, wild bird demos, music and more! Organized by Annapolis Recreation and Parks

    Sun - 5/19 - Quiet Waters Park Charity Knitting - Third Sunday of every month, this group gathers to knit or crochet baby hats and blankets for the Anne Arundel Medical Center. All skill levels are welcome.

    Sun - 5/19 - Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum - Spring Family Fun Day

    Sun - 5/19 - Broadneck Park - Kite Festival and Community Picnic - Free kite kits to the first 100 children!

    Mon - 5/16 - Davidsonville - The Anne Arundel Amateur Radio Club presents “Planetary Defense at NASA: Finding Near Earth Asteroids Before They Find Us”

    Tues - 5/21 - Whole Foods Annapolis - Half Pint Kids Club: No-Bake Pizza Crackers for kids 3-5

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Sat - 5/18 - Mother-Daughter Photography Portrait Workshop - Daughters aged 8-13 - Learn the basics of photography, get comfortable behind and in front of the lens, learn about different poses and how to work with your subject from behind the camera. All experience levels welcome.

    Wed - Adult Intro to Improv Workshop continues - Learn the fundamentals of improv comedy, experience positive challenges and tons of laughs. Improv is excellent for personal development, thinking on your feet, creative brainstorming, team building and overcoming anxiety

    Also registration is open for Art Farm’s Summer Art Camps for children. Camps including street art, animation, fearless photography, mixed media art, painting, drawing, storytelling, circus camp and 3D sculpture camp! Voted best fine arts camp in Annapolis and sibling discounts are available!

    Maryland Hall

    Now through August 15th - Weather on the Water, an exploration of the conceptual and literal interpretations of this broad subject - f/works by Annapolis Arts Alliance (AAA)

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun and Mon - Glass Fusing - Seascape - This class will provide you with everything you need. You will be shown how to cut, break and glue your glass to create your own Seascape!

    Benjamin Banneker Museum & Park - Ellicott City

    Sat - Snakes in Your Backyard - Frightened of the reptiles that might slither through your yard? Discover how the snakes of Maryland provide important ecosystem services!

    Sat - MATTS Speaker Series - The Mid-Atlantic Turtles and Tortoises Society is dedicated to turtle and habitat conservation. Former MATTS VP Keith Kelley will discuss his adventures with turtles in Maryland and Florida


    Tomorrow - Discoveries: The Library at the Mall - Pirate Storytime

    Sat - Mountain Road - Minecraft

    Sat - Severna Park - Build a Drone Workshop - This hands-on workshop uses STEM skills to model, build and fly a drone from scratch with a licensed Global Air Media instructor. For ages 11-14, registration is required.

    Mon - Severna Park - Book Buddies: Out of Remote Control (data set 7) by Ada Hopper - Read the book then come to the program for a discussion and activity.

    Tues - Deale - Dinosaur STEM Storytime - For ages 3-5/students entering kindergarten - Join a paleontologist to learn about dinosaurs through stories, songs and simple preschool science activities

    Wed - Crofton - 3D Print Design Class - For elementary school students and adults - Learn 3D design using Tinkercad. The objects you design will be printed after the event. Online registration is required.

    Building with LEGO:

    Tomorrow 5/17 - Annapolis - LEGO Challenge

    Sat - 5/18 - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - Build & Play

    Mon - Maryland City at Russett - Building Challenge - LEGOs

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tonight - Infosec night: Introduction to Web App Penetration Testing using Burp and Zap

    Mon - Project night

    Tues - Software Defined Radio Workshop - Covering the fundamentals of digital signal processing and other other RF or basic electrical engineering concepts

    Wed - Lockpicking Workshop - Lockpicking as a sport and hobby is a fun mental exercise and involves manual dexterity and problem solving ability and can be quite competitive

    Wed - Open House

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Sat - The Art & Design in Video Games with Tyrone Barnes - Learn the basics of game design and learn how to creative video game characters and environments. This session will also discuss the design of Overwatch

    Pongos also has regular little scientist club, game club, builders club, coder kids club, chess club, robotics club and youtube stars & animators clubs.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sun 5/19 - Basic Faceting - Learn how to cut a round gem from a synthetic garnet, including preforming, dopping, cutting and polishing

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tomorrow - Game On! - Monthly analog gaming night where Emi will be showing off some of her favorite tabletop games and you can bring your favorites to share as well!

    Mon - Electronics Class - This week covering basic electronic components and how everything works together

    Tues - Monthly CAD/CAM and CNC w/Autodesk Fusion 360

    Wed - Woodworking night

    Thurs - Electronics night

  • Thursday, May 09, 2019 7:43 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat - 5/11 - Ellen Moyer Nature Park - Annapolis Maritime Museum is hosting Puddles and Paddles in the Park - Get up close and personal with Back Creek and it’s marine residents! A free family event featuring live music, educational activities for all ages, a food truck and snow cones will be on site as well as an inflatable obstacle course, environmental mosaic project, animal encouters by Scales and Tails as well as kayaking and seining!

    Sat - 5/11 - Crofton - Crofton STEAM Festival from 11am-2pm at Crofton Middle School - An afternoon of family STEAM fun, sponsored by the Crofton Middle School PTA. Featuring interactive science, technology, engineering and math demos and activities for kids, STEAM professionals to meet, a STEAM scavenger hunt with awesome prizes, delicious food from local vendors and Annapolis Makerspace as well!


    Now through Sunday - Muddy Creek Artists Guild 10th Anniversary Spring Art Show and Sale at the South River Colony Main Street Shopping Center in Edgewater - Explore unique creations fro more than 50 local South County artists. Mediums include original paintings, pastels, watercolor, photography, stained glass, sculpture, pottery, textiles, jewelry and more!

    Now through Sunday - Baltimore - 21st Maryland Film Festival - With over 40 feature films and more than 80 short films. Every year John Waters picks and hosts one of his favorite films of the festival.

    Tues 5/14 - Whole Foods Annapolis - Half Pint Kids Club: Cucumber Sandwiches - great for kids ages 3-5

    Local by Design

    Wed - 5/15 - Beginner’s Watercolor Class with Raye of Light Studio. Learning the basic techniques of watercolor painting painting simple botanical lemons

    Maryland Hall

    Tonight - Gallery Reception: Featuring Navigation & Making an Impression. Navigation in collaboration with the Maryland Federation of Art and it coincides with the inaugural Maryland Boat Week. Making an Impression is etchings from the AACC print shop. Both shows run now through June 22nd. The reception tonight will feature wine and cheese, Artist in Residence Open Studios and a chance to meet the artists behind their newest exhibitions.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Tomorrow - Kids Night Out - Incredibles 2 and glass fusing superheroes and eating lots of pizza!

    Sunday and Monday - Mad for Mandalas - Learn how to create a beautiful mandala design on pottery, your choice of either a round or square plate.

    Tues - Preschool Book Club - Very Hungry Caterpillar, reading the book and painting pottery related to the story


    Thurs 5/9 - Odenton - Introduction to 3D Printing - Learn the basics of 3D printing using TinkerCadFor adults, For teens

    Mon 5/13 - Linthicum - Maker Mondays - Let your creative juices flow with a different STEAM activity each month! - For 'tweens, For teens

    Mon 5/13 - Severna Park - Minecraft Club - Experienced builders and first-time players are welcome to come play in the world of Minecraft - For 'tweens, For teens

    Tues 5/14 - Odenton - STEAM Tuesdays - Let your creative juices flow with a different STEAM activity each month! - For 'tweens, For teens

    Tues 5/14 - 6:00 PM - Odenton - Chemistry Lab - Learn chemistry concepts through hands-on experiments. Materials contain allergens such as milk - For elementary school students

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tomorrow 5/10 - Defcon Group Hacker Hangout - a study group focusing on information security topics with hands on activities

    Sun 5/12 - Analog Gaming Sunday - non-video gaming featuring games like Settlers of Catan,Munchkin and more

    Mon 5/13 - Project Night

    Tues 5/14 - Stanford Crypto 1 Study Group - Conquer the math and mystery of Cryptography through puzzles and cyphers. Break down nerdy concepts into everyday concepts.

    Wed 5/15 - Weekly Open House

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat - 5/11 - Beginning Silversmithing Class - No silversmithing experience required.. This class is for beginners or a refresher for previous students. Students will make one bezel set stone pendant with a bail. Students either need to bring one small to medium cabachon for the class, or they can purchase one at the class.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - So Sew - Sewing workshop

    Wed - Woodworking night

    Thurs - Electronics night

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 7:13 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Today 5/2 - Maryland Hall - Making an Impression: Etchings from the Anne Arundel Community College Print Shop

    Sat - Hammond Harwood House and Chase Lloyd downtown Annapolis - Derby Fest: Celebrate the History of Horse Racing in Annapolis - Watch the Kentucky Derby, enjoy mint juleps, beer, wine, food, games and more.

    Sat 5/4 - American Visionary Art Museum - Baltimore - 21st Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race - A race of wacky, imaginative, totally human powered, works of art.. Traveling on land, through mud and over the waters of the inner harbor.

    Sun 5/5 - Inaugural First Sunday Arts Festival of 2019! Head down and support the fabulous arts district with over 130 artists and vendors and great live entertainment!

    Sun 5/5 - Made in Maryland Festival - Kurtz’s Beach - Pasadena - Celebrating all things Maryland! The only completely Maryland-themed festival, it features live music, local wineries, breweries, food vendors and more, including live jousting!

    Sun 5/5 - AACo ASPCA Walk for the Animals at Quiet Waters Park - Take a stroll in the park, help raise money for the SPCA, check out the vendors, check out the Cars & Critters car show and check out the K9 Demo and Agility Yard!

    Mon 5/6 - Annapolis Quilt Guild has their Guild Meeting on the first Monday of each month at the St Philips Episcopal Church on Bestgate Rd

    Tue - 5/7 - Whole Foods Annapolis - Half Pint Kids Club: Breakfast on a Stick for kids 3-5. Learn how to make a delicious snack using all natural ingredients!

    Wed - 5/8 - Annapolis Watercolor Club - Monthly general meeting at Maryland Hall

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tue - 5/7 - What’s Dope open mic night

    Still a few more dates left in their Spring semester, classes including Sketchbooking, Art Discovery, Mixed Media Art, Cartooning as well as a few dates left in their Clown School at Art Farm

    GEMS - Girls Excelling in Math and Science

    Sat 5/4 - STEM Saturday Academy - New Carrollton Branch Library - Exploring STEM through fun hands on activities

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Sat 5/4 - The Art & Design in Video Games with artist Tyrone Barnes - Bread down the basics of game design and learn how to create video game characters and their environments

    Pongos also has their regular weekday theme nights as well as their daily Little Scientists club to check out!

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - Monthly Fusion 360 CAD night
    Wed - Woodworking night
    Thurs - Electronics night

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:33 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Now through end of September - Brookside Gardens - Wheaton - Wings of Fancy: Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit - Interact with hundreds of native and exotic butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia

    Today - Newks Eatery in Annapolis - Artist Jenn Moselen will be showing you know to create a Bottle Cap Anchor Plaque, creating an anchor themed wall hanging out of bottle caps!

    Tomorrow through Sunday - 7th Annual AwesomeCon - DC Convention Center - The Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention attended by over 80k fans of comics, technology, science, TV and film! There’s hundreds of hours of programming including celebrities and experts, exclusive reveals, cosplay fashion shows, gaming tournaments as well as their family friendly Awesome Con Jr pavilion. Returning this year is the Smithsonian presenting FutureCon, a science pavilion showcasing the intersection of science and science-fiction. Also back is Pride Alley presented by Geek OUT and Washington Blade, shining a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans. Something for everyone!

    Sat - National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, near BWI - RobotFest - An annual event for anyone interested in the creative use of technology. Featuring roboticists, hackers, artists, hobbyists and makers of any age. So many cool things to see in the museum as well as the guest organizations for Robotfest

    Sat - Quiet Waters Park Earth Day Festival - starting with the Annual Run for Nature 5K, the event will also feature live music, food trucks, vendors and a guided kayak tour!

    Sat - Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville - 14th Annual Walk in the Woods sponsored by the Scenic Rivers Land Trust and the AACo Dept of Recreation and PArks. Explore the beautiful Bacon Ridge area, enjoying a variety of guided hikes including bird watching, amphibian searches and naturalist hikes scheduled throughout the day.

    Sun - Hancock’s Resolution farmhouse in Gibson Island - Spring Farm Festival - Featuring the oldest grove of lilacs open to the public in AACo. The festival will feature farm animals typical of a working farm, folk music, crafts, beekeeping demonstrations and more.

    Sun - Maryland Ave, downtown Annapolis - Maryland Avenue Earth Day Spring Fest - Enjoy an old fashioned street festival with green exhibitors, merchants and vendors offering art, antiques, jewelry, fashion, home decor, crafts, food and activities for the entire family.

    Tue morning - Whole Foods in Annapolis - Every Tuesday, Whole Foods has a HalfPint Kids Club culinary or craft workshop and this week is Banana Sushi for ages 3-5. Also check out their semi regular Wednesday night food fitness classes and Friday night general cooking classes like Designer Pasta and Pasta Sauces tomorrow night!

    Wed - 5/1 is May Day! Celebrate with the 63rd annual May Day Basket Competition sponsored by the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Town.

    Local by Design

    Today - Rustic Signs with Cricket Studio

    Wed - Zentangle - An easy to learn drawing technique that inspires creativity and develops mindfulness

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tomorrow - Woodburning Workshop - Learn the techniques of pyrography, the art of drawing with fire.

    Wednesday - six week Intro to Improv Class starts

    There’s also a few of their Spring Semester classes you can drop in on..

    Sunday night Clown School
    Monday night Sketchbooking for ages 11-15
    Tuesday night Art Discovery for ages 5-7
    Wednesday night Mixed Media for ages 8-11
    Thursday night Cartooning for ages 11-15

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Tonight - Glass Enamel Painting - Putting April Flowers on stemmed or stemless wine glasses, beer steins, pint glasses and mason jars!

    Benjamin Banneker Museum & Park - Ellicott City

    Sat - Moss Workshop - On the lsat Saturday of each month, they take a closer look at a moss or two and identify them!


    Today - Deale - Coding Club - Teaching kids how to program using the simple drag and drop programming language, Scratch

    Sat - Eastport Annapolis Neck Library - Taste the Rainbow - Bring the little ones, ages 2-6, to play games and learn about healthy eating. Each child will have an opportunity to taste colorful fruits and vegetables!

    Today - Maryland City at Russett - Storytime Goes STEM

    Today - Linthicum - Build & Play - Legos

    Wednesday - Linthicum - Chess Club

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sunday - Earleigh Heights Fire Dept - Severna Park - Patuxent Lapidary Guild annual Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show - See what some of their members have created and see what you could learn how to do yourself at PLG

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:01 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 4/20 - Londontown Garden - Spring Plant Sale - Their annual plant sale returns featuring an emphasis on plans found in London Town’s horticultural collections.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Sun - The Clown School at Art Farm

    Still a few more classes left in their Spring Session:

    Thursdays - Cartooning for ages 11-15
    Mondays - Sketchbooking for ages 11-15
    Tuesdays - Art discovery for ages 5-7
    Wednesdays - Mix Media Art for ages 8-11

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    A few Spring Flint workshops for the kids… ages 6-13 should check out today’s Handbuilding Clay workshop making Elephant Wall Vases

    … tomorrow’s Glass Fusing workshop making a Spring Flower Bowl..

    … or Monday’s Canvas workshop making a Boots Bouquet

    .. and for adults, tomorrow they’re doing Glass Enamel Painting making April Flowers


    Today - Annapolis (temp capital drive) - LEGO Imagination Station

    Sat - Mountain Rd - building with Minecraft

    Sat - Odenton - Build & Play with LEGOs

    Sat - Crofton - celebrating Earth Day - Join local Master Watershed Stewards for fun activities for the whole family including storytime, games, arts and crafts, water explorations and the interactive murder mystery “Who Killed Rocky Rock Fish?”

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Weekdays - Little Scientists Club for ages 3-6 with adult - Kids explore chemistry, physics, biology, earth science and more..

    Tonight - Robotics Club Thursday Night
    Tomorrow - More Little Scientists and Friday night Gamer Night
    Mon - LEGO Club
    Tues - Coder Kids Club and Chess Club
    Wed Morning - Preschool robotics Club
    Wed - YouTube Stars & Animators Club

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Fri - Game On! Analog Game Night! - Come and check out some fun and unique board and card games, bring your favorite or play what we got.

    Tues - 4/23 - Monthly General Meeting and Open House

    CHANGE: WEDNESDAYs are now our official Woodworking Night - If you want to get into woodworking or want to pick someone’s brain on a project you’re working on, drop by on Mondays to meet other local woodworkers.

    Thurs - Electronics Night - Discussing electronics, microcontrollers and single board computers like the Raspberry Pi

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:47 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Today - 4/11 - Creative and Performing Arts of South County in Edgewater is having a Portrait Workshop - Exploring the basics of creating naturalistic portraits as well as drawing from observation. No experience required, just bring a photo to work off of, headshots only.

    Sat 4/13 - Maggiano’s Annapolis Mall - Kids Class - Meatballs Marinara - Kids will learn how to build their own meatballs and marinara sauce. Kids will receive their own chef hat and apron that they can take home with them. Class is preceded by a buffet style breakfast and the bar will be open with $2 mimosas and $5 bloody marys for mom and dad. After 8 classes, the kids will receive a monogrammed chef coat!

    Sat 4/13 - Howard Community College - GreenFest 2019 - f/ Green vendors, DIY workshops, kids activities, native plant sale. Green building tours, wildlife exhibits, rain barrel giveaways and more

    Sat 4/13 - Beverly Triton Nature Park - i-Naturalist Hike - Join one of their rangers for a short hike and introduction to the i-Naturalist phone app which lets you take photos of things in nature to help build a global database of environmental observations. Bring an iPhone or Android phone and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy.

    Tomorrow through April 23 - Westminster - PEEP Show - 12th annual display of marshmallow masterpieces with more than 150 exhibits including sculptures, dioramas, oversized characters and more inspired by Peeps!

    Local by Design

    Sat 4/13 - Cherry Blossoms in Watercolor

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    New location! Off of Chinquapin Round Road

    Sat 4/13 - Ukrainian Egg Decorating - Create a beautiful egg in the time-honored Ukrainian tradition of Pysanky, a symbolic piece of art to invoke a new world vision!

    Also check out their various ongoing art classes in mixed media, cartooning, adult drawing and sketchbooking as well as their kids spring semester classes.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Fr 4/12i - Kids Night Out: Peter Rabbit

    Sun 4/14 - Wet Clay - Making handmade ceramic Tick Tock Clocks, a clock face made from wet ceramic with real working clock hands.

    GEMS - girls excelling in math and sciencehttps://gemspgcounty.org/

    Sat 4/13 - STEM Saturday Academy at the New Carrollton Branch Library - Exploring STEM through hands on activities. Breakfast and lunch provided. Register today at gemspgcounty.org


    Sat 4/13 - Riviera Beach - Build a Fairy/Gnome House - Use natural and recycled materials to build a fairy or gnome house for your garden.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - CAD/CAM and CNC with Autodesk Fusion 360

    NEW! WEDNESDAYs are official Woodworking night - If you want to get into woodworking or want to pick someone’s brain on a project you’re working on, drop by on Mondays to meet other local woodworkers.

    Thurs - Electronics Night

  • Thursday, April 04, 2019 9:37 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    4/6 - Annapolis Book Festival - In it’s 17th year, the Book Festival has become one of the premier community events in the region! Every year, more than 3k people attend this free community festival that celebrates the written word!

    Going on now through May 17th - Quiet Waters Park - Creative Odyssey - featuring three location artists from the Caring Collection Inc, showing off their wood turnings, photography and stained glass.

    Various dates in April, now through April 21st - Londontown Gardens is hosting Escape London Town: Ferguson Tavern! - The year is 1763, you wake to find yourself locked in the tavern with your things missing. Your ship leaves in one hour. Can you make it out in time? This unique escape room puts you not just in a puzzle to solve, but back in time!

    Chesapeake Maritime Museum - St Michaels

    Exhibition optioning Sat 4/6 - Beach Finds of the Chesapeake - Explores a sampling of the different types of finds discovered by those who seek to preserve the history of the region by collecting fragments of the past. From shark’s teeth and 20 million year old fossils to Victorian doll parks, to modern plastic toys and marine debris. The bay holds history, treatures and trash alike to be discovered by beachcombers.

    4/6-4/7 - 8th Annual Eastern Shore Seaglass Festival - returns with a larger waterfront location at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Featuring over 70 artisans exhibiting and selling coasting and sea glass related jewelry, home decor, art and more. Including live museum, food and libations.

    Wed 4/10 - Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - Bronze Casting Workshop - Learn about bronze and aluminum casting, creating wood, foam or wax molds, working with sand and furnace and pouring molten metal. Also learn about lost wax or investment casting and more traditional green sand techniques.

    Kinder Farm Park - Millersville

    Sun 4/7 - Watch Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild members work on forging metal, a trade that is over 100 years old but still alive today.

    Mon 4/8 - Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild Meeting - the CFBG meets every Monday night. Members learn and practice new techniques as they work on their projects.

    Wed 4/10 - Sawmill Workshop - Weather permitting, Kinder Farm Park’s own Sawmill Club will be running logs through the mill!

    Local by Design

    Sat 4/6 - Rustic Signs w/Cricket Studio - Jode from Cricket Studio shows you how to paint, stain and stencil your own wood sign

    Sun 4/7 - Fused Glass Seahorse or Mermaid Class - Create your own seahorse or mermaid hanging ornament!

    Maryland Hall

    Sat 4/6 - Sip and Carve with Anita Hagan - One time block carving and printing workshop

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Tonight - Ladies Night
    Tues 4/9 - Preschool book club - The Tale of Peter Rabbit


    Tomorrow 4.5 - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - Grow & Learn - Join the library for a storytime to find out how plants grow and plant a seed of your own! For ages 3 - 5.

    Sat 4/6 - Deale - Accessible STEAM: WiggleBots - Make a creature that movies using a battery and motor that vibrates. This program helps children expore STEAM using accessible design, especially good for those with visual disabilities.

    Sat 4/6 - Severn - Little Robots Story Time - Using Cubetto, a friendly wooden robot, your child will learn the basics of computer programming through screen-free, hands-on play

    Tues 4/9 - Deale - Earth Day STEM Storytime

    Tues 4/9 - DIY 3D Puffy Paint - Create puffy paint with ingredients found in your pantry!

    Wed 4/10 - SoCoGrow - featuring Homestead Gardens’ Heather Wheatley, discussing sustainable growing techniques in Franche. Learn how planting for the long-term will help nurture birds and other wildlife for years to come!

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Tonight - Thursday night Robotics Club
    Tomorrow - Friday night Gamer club
    Sat/Sun - Adults only game night
    Mon - Monday night LEGO Club
    Tues - Tuesday night Coder Kids Club
    Wed - Wednesday night YouTube Stars & Animators Club

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 4/6 - Beginning Fold forming or Fold Form Cuff - First time students will make 6 projects of sample styles, earrings and a bracelet with copper by hammering and forming. Some silversmithing experience is helpful but not required.   EVENT CANCELLED

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - 4/9 - So Sew! - Our monthly sewing workshop!

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    Sun 3/31 - Maryland Day was March 25th but you can still Maryland Day: Experience It! With Historic Annapolis - Enjoy a guided tour of the William Paca House for just $1 and explore Mr Paca’s 2 acre garden.

    Maryland Hall

    Sat/Sun 3/30-3/31 - BIG INK - large scale woodblock print show, Maryland Hall - Eact artist features has carved a large scale woodblock from 2ft x 4ft up to almost 4ft x 8ft to make a print with.

    Sun 3/31 - Free ArtFest - Maryland Hall - A day of creativity featuring art demonstrations, music recitals, dance performances, exhibitions, hands on activities and children’s crafts.. Capped off with a concert performed by the Naval Academy Band! The free open house showcases the arts at Maryland Hall like no other single day, attracting over 1,000 people of all ages!

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun 3/31 - Techniques Workshop: Silkscreening for pottery


    Today 3/28 - Deale - Coding Club - Teaching kids how to program using the Scratch programming language to create video games, animations and interactive stories

    Today 3/28 - Crofton - Women in STEM continues featuring more women presenting accounts of how STEM have impacted their lives

    Wed 4/3 - Pollution Solutions for the Chesapeake: Your Landscape Matters - Alison Milligan, a master watershed steward, will discuss the impact of stormwater on our communities and explore how your actions and native plant selections can reduce pollution in the bay.

    Also don’t miss their Storytime Goes STEM, Maker Mondays, STEAM Tuesdays, Chess Club as well as various Build & Play with Legos and Minecraft days.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - Monthly Fusion 360 3D Design workshop with Russ

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