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  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:25 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Third Eye Comics and other non-essential businesses can no longer offer curbside pickup, but they’re still doing home delivery to anyone within 40 minutes of their Annapolis store and they have shipping options including $5 flat rate shipping as well as having personal shoppers available to walk around and be your in-store proxy!

    https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Shop-Safe-with-Third-Eye---Home-Delivery---Mail-Order-Available--No-more-Curbside-Pick-Up-.html?soid=1102467289920&aid=t_W5zp-RI20

    https://thirdeyecomics.com/shopsafe/

    Third Eye is also doing a Facebook Live stream every Tuesday showing off what they got and keeping us entertained:

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/thirdeyecomics/events/

    Third Eye is also selling “Battle Bonds”... just like war bonds of old, these help Third Eye through these tough times. In addition to a gift card for your battle bond, there are also perks that increase the longer you keep the bond without cashing in.

    https://thirdeyecomics.com/battlebonds/

    If you’re looking for local streaming music, check out the Annapolis Streaming Facebook group… with more streaming concerts from The Sqrrl! Show, Live Arts Maryland’s QuaranTiny Concerts, virtual open mic nights and more

    https://www.facebook.com/AnnapolisStreaming/


    Art Farm - Annapolis

    #artfarmsketchon - The first challenge was to go outside and find something beautiful to draw…. In the cubist style

    https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/artfarmsketchon

    https://www.facebook.com/artfarmannapolis/photos/a.1437675273143000/2597130643864118/?type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2534662993417067

    Summer art camps registration is open. For a $100 down payment, you can reserve a spot for your kids in these great art camps and help Art Farm weather this economic downturn for them. Camps include drawing, crafting, musical play production, mixed media, street art, graphic design, photography and more!

    http://www.artfarmannapolis.com/summer-camps

    Check out Art Farm’s Virtual Classes starting on Tuesday. Classes include Beginner Drawing, Mixed Media, Watercolors, Sumi-E Painting, Nature Art, Acrylic Painting, Beginner Photography and Cartooning virtual classes for kids and adults.

    https://www.facebook.com/artfarmannapolis/?fref=mentions


    Maryland Hall

    Check out their Pay it Forward to the Arts program - Just purchase a gift card from your favorite local restaurant or other merchant and donate that card to Maryland Hall. They’ll use that gift card as part of their silent auction at their Arts Alive celebration in September.

    https://marylandhall.org/news/2020/03/19/pay-it-forward-arts

    Also check out Maryland Hall’s list of summer camps for kids, for when all this is over:

    https://marylandhall.org/searchable-weekly-summer-camp-schedule


    AACPL

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

    https://aacpl.librarycalendar.com/events/upcoming?library_branch%5B346%5D=346&submit=Apply&form_id=lc_calendar_upcoming_form

    … including Facebook Live Storytimes (including bilingual storytimes) every weekday,

    tomorrow (Fri 4/10) they have The Great Movies: The Trip to Bountiful that you can watch through the library’s access to Kanopy

    https://aacpl.librarycalendar.com/events/great-movies-trip-bountiful

    https://aacpl.librarycalendar.com/events/www.aacpl.net/kanopy

    … then next Wed (4/15) they’re doing another Poetry Open Mic night online

    https://aacpl.librarycalendar.com/events/poetry-open-mic


    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Check out their Facebook feed and their website for fun things to check out online. They have articles that might give you some ideas of things to check out with your kids...

    https://www.facebook.com/coderkidsclub

    https://pongoslearninglab.com/2020/03/

    Also, get a free week of access to Pongos new online courses with the “FREEWEEK” discount code. In addition to their slime, stop motion animation and YouTube stars online courses, Build an Online Course Website (like theirs!), Girl Scouts Brownie Computer Expert courses, they now have their Coder Kids Club online!

    https://pongosonline.com/courses/


  • Thursday, April 02, 2020 9:44 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    As we all adjust to the new rules and regulations, groups are slowly adapting and posting things online to help keep us all engaged in art and learning.

    Project STEM MDhttps://projectsteammd.org/ has started posting some challenges for kids online. So far, they have a drawing challenge with a Fortnite character as well as how to make masks out of found objects around the house.

    Third Eye Comics and other non-essential business can no longer offer curbside pickup, but they’re still doing home delivery to anyone within 40 minutes of their Annapolis store and they have shipping options including $5 flat rate shipping as well as having personal shoppers available to walk around and be your in-store proxy!

    https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Shop-Safe-with-Third-Eye---Home-Delivery---Mail-Order-Available--No-more-Curbside-Pick-Up-.html?soid=1102467289920&aid=t_W5zp-RI20

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

    There are daily QuaranTiny Concerts in the evenings

    Spencer Joyce is playing every Sunday

    PBR Baltimore is having a series of Acoustic Sundays with Brody Kean

    Tonight is Ray Wroten and the Ocean City Dreaming Concert with Nate Clendenen

    Tomorrow is the Feed Anne Arundel Benefit Concert as well as a Live Streaming Facebook Happy Hour from Hidden Sound Studio

    Saturday is Troll Tribe Duo’N It Live

    And Sunday is Joey Harkum’s acoustic livestream concert….. But there are also tons of other local artists streaming concerts online including Jimi Davies, Skribe, Eli August and more.


    Art Farm - Annapolis

    #artfarmsketchon - The first challenge was to go outside and find something beautiful to draw…. In the cubist style

    https://www.facebook.com/artfarmannapolis/photos/a.1437675273143000/2597130643864118/?type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2534662993417067

    Summer art camps registration is open. For a $100 down payment, you can reserve a spot for your kids in these great art camps and help Art Farm weather this economic downturn for them. Camps include drawing, crafting, musical play production, mixed media, street art, graphic design, photography and more!


    AACPL

    Kid’s favorite, Sqrrl! Has been doing lunchtime concerts all this week at noon. There’s another one today and one more tomorrow.

    Spring Poetry Series & Open Mic done via Zoom video conferencing on Wednesday night


    And they also have a bunch of programs going on online if you head over to aacpl.net and click on Watch Online - Virtual Programminghttps://aacpl.librarycalendar.com/events/upcoming?library_branch%5B346%5D=346&submit=Apply&form_id=lc_calendar_upcoming_form

    … including reading challenges, Facebook Live Storytimes (including bilingual storytimes) and more.


    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Check out their Facebook feed and their website for fun things to check out online. They have articles that might give you some ideas of things to check out with your kids...

    Also, get a free week of access to Pongos new online courses with the “FREEWEEK” discount code. In addition to their slime, stop motion animation and YouTube stars online courses, they now have Build an Online Course Website (like theirs!) as well as a Girl Scouts Brownie Computer Expert course:


    Annapolis Makerspace

    At Annapolis Makerspace, we’ve been closed but we’re doing what we can to help. Working with Open Works and their Makers Unite initiative, more than a hundred makers around the area have been working on 3D printing face shield assemblies for local emergency and health care providers as well as homeless shelters and others who need to protect their workers from infection. There seems to be no end to the demand, currently, so we’ll keep 3D printing as quickly as possible.

    Annapolis Makerspace is also looking into helping laser cut acrylic boxes to help protect those health care workers doing intubation of covid-19 patients. And any other projects that come up that we can help with.

    If you know of a local healthcare provider who is in need of protective equipment, let us know and we’ll try to get you in touch with someone who can help.

    We’re working on moving some of our regular workshops online...

    Tues - 4/7 - Fusion 360 3D Design workshop - Russ will be taking his monthly Fusion 360 workshop online! If you have questions about 3D design or Fusion 360 specifically, be sure to check this out on Thursday. We’ll be posting a link to the online conference on Tuesday night. Keep an eye on the event on Facebook and Meetup and we’ll try to post the link on our Facebook and Twitter general feeds as well.


  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:48 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    I tend to highlight STEM and STEAM related activities, but with everyone cooped up, everyone’s looking for things to do. I can’t highlight everything, but I’d like to give a shout out to some great resources for finding activities, virtual or otherwise, that have helped me find fun things to highlight here or are just great resources for learning.

    VisitMaryland.org

    https://www.visitmaryland.org/events-calendar

    Meetup.com

    https://www.meetup.com/

    Anne Arundel Public Library system does such great stuff. Check them out at:

    https://www.aacpl.net/

    VisitAnnapolis.org

    https://www.visitannapolis.org/

    Chesapeake Family Life at

    https://www.chesapeakefamily.com/

    DowntownAnnapolis.org

    https://www.downtownannapolis.org/

    AACounty.org News and Events:

    https://www.aacounty.org/news-and-events/events

    What’s Up Media Events:

    https://whatsupmag.com/events/

    Annapolis.gov calendar

    https://www.annapolis.gov/calendar.aspx

    This weekend - Annapolis Film Festival goes virtual! Obviously with theaters closed and gatherings banned, Annapolis Film Festival had to think quick or cancel. Well, they managed to figure out how to get everything online with the Annapolis Film Festival Channel! Available now with films available in both “linear” format, where the films will play in their original time slots… as well as “VOD” or “video on demand” mode where you can watch any of the films at any time during this weekend. Head over to https://AnnapolisFilmFestival.com/affchannel for more information.

    https://www.annapolisfilmfestival.com/affchannel

    Third Eye Comics and Games offering curbside pickup and home delivery.

    https://www.facebook.com/thirdeyecomics/

    https://thirdeyecomics.com/


    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Summer art camps registration is open. For a $100 down payment, you can reserve a spot for your kids in these great art camps and help Art Farm weather this economic downturn for them. Camps include drawing, crafting, musical play production, mixed media, street art, graphic design, photography and more!

    http://www.artfarmannapolis.com/summer-camps


    AACPL

    Might be doing Virtual Storytimes?

    https://www.chesapeakefamily.com/fun/calendar-of-events#!/details/Virtual-Storytime-from-AACPL/8207472/2020-03-26T10

    Tomorrow - The Great Movies Online Discussion

    https://www.facebook.com/events/492618318072913/

    Keep up with more of their events on their Facebook page and website:

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/aacpl/events/

    http://aacpl.net/


    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Check out their Facebook feed and their website for fun things to check out online. Recently they posted an article titled STEM Things To Do While The Kids Are Home and they have a pretty cool series of posts called “Toys We Tried” highlighting some education toys and robots they’ve worked with.

    https://www.facebook.com/coderkidsclub

    https://pongoslearninglab.com/2020/03/

    Also, get a free week of access to Pongos new online courses with the “FREEWEEK” discount code. Elements of their popular How To Make Slime, Stop Motion Animation and YouTube Stars programs are on the site now with more to follow

    https://pongosonline.com/courses/


    Annapolis Makerspace

    We’re closed to the public, until further notice. We encourage our members to stay home, but they can still access the shop to help with maintenance and improvements as well as any initiatives that help our healthcare workers such as making face masks and shields that are desperately needed. We had our first online/virtual monthly meeting last Tuesday and are happy that we have such great tech options available to us. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Meetup and Twitter in case we come up with some fun things to do online with you all.



  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:42 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 3/14 - Beverly Triton Park Edgewater - Tails and Trails - Bring your leashed pup for a guided hike around Beverly Triton Park.

    Sat 3/14 - Blackwater Wildlife Refuge - Cambridge - 19th Annual Eagle Festival. Celebrating birds of prey with educational programs that allow the visitor an up-close view of this unique class of birds with many activities for children, from archery to wildlife crafts as well as guided tours.

    Sat 3/14 - Books for International Goodwill - Defense Highway - One of the Parole Rotary Club’s regular book sales featuring books priced $3 and under, mostly, with kids’ books even cheaper!

    And because it’s Pi Day on Saturday, there’s assorted events around the area, celebrating the number, Raspberry Pis or everyone’s favor a la mode component! Including…

    Pi Day at the National Cryptologic Museum


    Art Things

    Sat - 3/14 - Block Printing with Sue Chamber - This two Saturday class will teach students multiple printing techniques such as registration, multi color printing, carving techniques and more.

    Sun - 3/15 - Sunday Series: Color Theory with Acrylic - Learn basic color theory and practical applications in acrylic by creating several small paintings.


    Raye of Light Studio

    Sat 3/14 - Local By Design - Annapolis Mall - Paint Your Blue Heron - Paint a blue heron in acrylic paints, for yourself or a gift, with Raye of Light Studio. They set you up for success by introducing all materials and having the heron drawn on the canvas, pre-selecting the palette and teaching you step by step instructions.


    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tonight 3/12 - artBREATH - A Breath of Wellness with Erin Bishop - An integration experience that uses the power of breath and artistic materials to express higher consciousness. Breathing exercises are followed by an opportunity to let the artist within create whatever way feels natural. Paint and canvas are supplied, you’re welcome to use your hands, brushes or markers to express yourself.

    Tomorrow 3/13 - Eat This Poem! A Teen Open Mic Night for Poetry and Spoken Word - A night of fun and sharing in a welcoming and safe environment.

    Wednesdays - Intro to Improv for Adults with Reflex Improv


    AACPL

    Today 3/12 - Deale - Build and Play Imagination Station - Building with Legos

    Sat 3/14 - Severna Park - Celebrate Pi Day - Kids ages 6-10 can exercise their math skills by listening to a math themed story and participating in math-related activities. Also learn basic coding skills using Cubetto the friendly wooden robot.

    Sat 3/14 - Odenton - Pi Day Celebration - Learn new games and play games you may already know and take home ideas on how to create fun with math and numbers, for ages 6-10

    Mon 3/16 - Linthicum - Build a Better Book - Help design tactile and audio materials such as games, picture books and graphics for children who are visually impaired using low and high tech materials including Makey Makeys, 3D pens and more!

    Wed 3/18 - Deale - Lucky Science - Test your luck by engineering boats to prevent your chocolate coins from sinking as well as catapults to fling your candy the farthest.

    Wed 3/18 - Odenton - Girls Who Code - Girls can learn basic computer programming skills from members of the Fort Meade Alliance! For girls in 3rd-5th grades.


    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tomorrow 3/13 - Defcon Group: DC443 Hacker Hangout - Sharpen your cybersecurity skills with hands on activities

    Sat 3/14 - Jelly’s Raspberry Jam Party 2020 - This is a birthday celebration to celebrate the amazing little $35 computer, the Raspberry Pi. The day will be filled with events where anyone can show off projects they’ve made and learn new things by building projects with their instructors.

    Mon 3/16 - Project Night

    Wed 3/18 - Open House


    Annapolis Makerspace

    Fri - Laser Training/Refresher

    Thurs - Electronics open night

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

    Wed - Woodworking open night


  • Wednesday, March 04, 2020 12:40 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    This weekend - 3/7-3/8 - Downs Park - Pasadena - Maple Syrup Demonstration - Watch the old time process and learn the history and techniques of making maple syrup.

    This weekend 3/7 - 3/8 - Londontown Gardens in Edgewater - Spring Hearth Cooking Workshop - Explore food and recipes of the past, learn historically accurate cooking techniques while cooking on an open fire. Recreate recipes from 17th, 18th and 19th century sources including herb roasted chicken with mustard sauce, peas pottage with fresh-made vegetable broth, farmer’s cheese, savory vegetable tart, hot buttered crab with toast points as well as salad with fresh greens and herb dressing.

    Up in Owings Mills.. Registration is open for Project STEAM Maryland’s Summer Camp 2020 for 1st through 5th graders. Camp activities, with certified teachers, include, but aren’t limited to, minecraft, traditional and digital art, computer science and game design, 3D printing, day trips, sculpture, reading comprehension, swimming, math, LEGO robotics, science, chess, sports, fashion and engineering.


    Art Things

    Sat 3/7 - Winter Watercolor with Rob Wood - Open to all levels, this workshop offers a handson approach to painting with expression and ease without being hampered by the media.

    Sun 3/8 - Sunday Series: Color Theory with Acrylic - Learn basic color theory and practical applications in acrylic while creating several small paintings.

    Mon 3/9 - Mix Media Portrait Workshop - Create a portrait using a variety of media, creating textures to use in your portrait and layer them to achieve depth.


    Whole Foods - Annapolis

    Tomorrow 3/6 - Time-Honored Hand-Made Pasta Making Class - Making your own fresh pasta dough at home offers a great sense of fulfillment because it’s made with your own hands. The dough will be more porous, allowing the pasta sauce to be better absorbed. Learn how to make and cook pasta as well as create traditional pasta sauces.


    Raye of Light Studio

    Raye of Light Studios is doing a lot of great workshops but they sell out so fast, I don’t really have a chance to mention them on this podcast. Just go check out what they have to offer and sign up fast.


    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Sat 3/7 - Turkish Marbling Day at Art Farm - Learn how to make beautiful designs on the surface of water using traditional materials, then transfer that design to a couple of sheets of quality paper AND, using the larger tray, onto a linen tea towel.

    Mon 3/9 - First Exposure: Digital Photography Workshop starts up again. Part 1 focuses on understanding your camera, aperture and ISO settings, lenses as well as creating an exposure

    Wed 3/11 - Intro to Improv For Adults starts back up. A weekly exercise in improvisation and quick thinking


    AACPL

    Sat 3/7 - Mountain Road - Magic the Gathering Club

    Mon 3/9 - Linthicum - Book Lab: Can I Eat That? By Joshua David Stein - Experiment with books, talk about them and work on a STEAM project that relates. In this session… the world is full of strange and wonderful things, some of which you can eat and some you can’t. Read the book then explore some weird things that you CAN eat.

    Mon 3/9 - Severna Park - Minecraft for Rookies

    Mon 3/9 - Severn Park - Minecraft Club

    Tues 3/10 - Odenton - STEAM Tuesday - With a different STEAM activity each month.

    Tues 3/10 - Brooklyn Park - Slime Time - Make your own slime to take hom

    Tues 3/10 - Maryland City - Real World STEM Challenge - Take on a variety of real world challenges by building STEM solutions.

    Wed 3/11 - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club - Get a close-up look at a piece of our planet. Each month they’ll investigate an aspect of the ecosystem through presentations, conversations, active games and hands-on activities.

    Wed 3/11 - Odenton - Girls Who Code -...a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science… where you can learn basic computer programming skills from members of Fort Meade Alliance.


    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tonight - 3/5 - InfoSec Night: Defending the Home Like the Enterprise - With our homes being more and more connected, this talk with cover some things you can do to secure your home against possible cybersecurity issues including how to provides a safer environment for tablets and other internet connected widgets and doodads, mobile device management and how you can use it to control your family’s devices and their security and more.

    Also check out their Project Night on Monday and their Open House and Lockpicking/LockSport night on Wednesday.


    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Monday 3/10 - School’s Out Mini Camp, kind of a sampler of their other regular clubs and camps. Featuring their 3D/VR/AR Club, Arts & Crafts Club, Builders Club, Coder Kids Club, Drone Club, Gamer Club, Robotics Club, STEAM Club, Young Inventors Club and YouTube Stars & Animators Club

    Be sure to check out all their other regular clubs and camps, too!


    Annapolis Makerspace

    Thurs - Electronics open night

    Wed - Woodworking open night


  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:41 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Tonight 2/27 - Crofton - Meet The Maker - Featuring some of the wonderful local artists that are part of the Sweet Home Salvage family, this first night of the series you’ll be meeting Ross Swope

    Sat - 2/29 - Severna Park STEM Festival - Energize your children’s connections with science at the first Severna Park STEM Festival. Check out interactive stations such as “All Things Gooey”, “On The Go” as well as “Land and Water”.

    Tues 3/3 - Green Turtle Annapolis - Paint Nite: The Original Paint and Sip Party - Enjoy drinks and music and a whole lot of color.


    Art Things

    Tomorrow 2/28 - Adult Figure Drawing Class - Enjoy a relaxing evening while drawing the human figure. This session will go through several 60 second poses, 5 minute poses then multiple longer poses.


    Wine & Design (West Street)

    Sat 2/29 - Chunky Blanket Workshop - Learn how to make your own chunky blanket, approximately 40” x 50”, with an option to buy additional yard to make a larger blanket. Wine and beer are available for purchase at the shop. 

    Tues 3/3 - DIY Wood Pallet Stencil Workshop - Choose from a variety of stencil designs to create your own personalized wood project.Some seasonal favorites include a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” design as well as an Irish blessing.


    Maggiano’s Little Italy

    Tues 3/3 - Paint and Sip Night - Join Maggianos for their Italian-themed Paint Night sponsored by the Annapolis Sons and Daughters of Italy. Sip on some wine and enjoy Maggiano’s signature appetizers as you’re guided through an Italian themed painting, step b step.


    Local by Design

    Sun 3/1 - Annapolis Mall - Coordinate Sign Workshop - Making wood plank signs with latitude and longitude coordinates on them.


    Unallocated Space - Severnhttps://www.unallocatedspace.org/

    Tonight 2/27 - CACI: Making Your Own and Defend Against Deepfake Video and Images

    Tomorrow 2/28 - Defcon Group: DC443 Hacker Hangout - An evolution of hte OSCP study group, their gown is to learn hands-on techniques to strengthen their cybersecurity skills.

    Sat 2/29 - Epic LAN Party - Bring and enjoy snacks, lots of video gaming, and general fun times.

    Mon 3/2 - Project Night

    Wed 3/4 - Open House Night


    Annapolis Makerspace

    Fri - Laser Training/Refresher

    Tues - Fusion 360 3D Design Workshop

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:34 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 2/15 - College Park Aviation Museum - Join them for another Engineering 101 workshop where you’ll learn about navigation and geography and create your own paper plane gliders to test out on a course, celebrating Black History month by honoring Barrington Irving who was the youngest person to fly solo around the world in 2004 and the first black pilot to do so. He has since developed his own non-profit to help kids learn about aviation and careers in aviation.


    Art Things

    Tonight - 2/13 - Galentine’s Day Paint Night - at Renditions Golf Course - Enjoy drinks and painting with your gal pals for a fun Galentine’s Day out!

    Mon - 2/17 - Holiday Studio: 3D - School’s out on Monday so enjoy an afternoon making art at Art Things! - This special studio opportunity will have sculpting stations set up where you can choose between paper mache, paper clay or shrinky dinks (or all three!).


    Wine & Design (West Street)

    In addition to all their regular wine and paint parties, check out..

    Tues 2/18 - DIY Wood Pallet Stencil Workshop - Choose a great stencil design and create your own personalized wood project


    Raye of Light Studio

    Tonight - 2/13 - Acrylic Ink on Little Canvas - Make your own Valentine the old fashioned way, by hand! Learn how to create with acrylic ink on canvas.

    Tues morning 2/18 - The Sketch Book Experience continues, learn how to draw, Tuesdays in February

    Tues afternoon 2/18 - Annapolis Mall Local By Design - Alcohol Ink and Collage

    Wed 2/19 - Watercolor Club for Teens continues


    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Sat 2/15 - Annapolis Improv Show - Improv troupes performing scenes in long-form improv shows, featuring local Annapolis improvisers

    Sun 2/16 - Gallery Opening and Reception for Growth - featuring the works of gallery artists Mandy Cooper and Selin Balci.

    Still a few weeks left on Art Farm’s Kids After School Winter Session with a variety of subjects


    AACPL

    Today 2/13 - Deale - Build and Play Imagination Station building with Legos

    Today 2/13 - Maryland City - Hedgehog Love - Come meet and learn about African Pygmy pet hedgehogs and stick around to make a loveable craft

    Sat 2/15 - Odenton - Strawberry DNA Extraction - Extract strawberry DNA with students from Arundel High’s Science National Honor Society

    Sat 2/15 - Edgewater - African American Oystermen on the Chesapeake - Relive the days of the life of an Afraican American Oysterman. Learn about their lives on the water and in the shucking sheds, the tools they used, fishing traditions and cultural history. Tie on an apron and step back in time with this hands on program.

    Sat 2/15 - Odenton - Build & Play with Legos

    Mon 2/17 - Deale - Wigglerbots STEM - Make a creature that moves using a battery and a motor that vibrates. This program helps children explore STEM using accessible design.

    Mon 2/17 - Crofton - Introduction to Raspberry Pi - A great platform for learning programming, game development, electronics and all kinds of things.

    Tues 2/18 - Annapolis - Construction Time: Build a Library - Celebrate Annapolis Library’s final week at the Monarch Academy location by building your version of the new Annapolis library using blocks, Legos and found materials. Learn about basic architecture skills and listen to a story, for ages 3-5

    Wed 2/19 - Brooklyn Park - Explore the Science of Sound for elementary school kids ages 6-10 - Explore sound including vibrations, patterns, pitch, tempo, echoes and more. Make and take home your own musical instrument!

    Wed 2/19 - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - Building with the 3 Little Pigs, for ages 6-10. Hear the story of the Three Little Pigs and build your own structure to see if it can hold up against the Big Bad Wolf

    Wed 2/19 - Deale - Candy Hearts Science - Practice offline coding with candy hearts, then experiment to see which liquid causes the candy hearts to dissolve the fastest


    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 2/15 - Basic Lost-Wax Casting - Learn the basics of lost wax casting, including spruing and investing wax patterns, casting and finishing. You’ll start with a wax pattern and end with one or tow finished pieces of Argentium Sterling silver jewelry.


    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tomorrow 2/14 - Valentines Day - We have both our laser training and refresher class, for anyone interested in laser training… as well as a Valentines Cold Process Soap Class with Blended Essentials where you can learn about making actual soap, not just blending some things with glycerine, using cold process soap making techniques.

    Tues - CAD/CAM Fusion 360


  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 2:32 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 2/8, Sun 2/9 as well as Tues 2/11 - Wine & Design on West Street - Chunky Blanket Workshop & $5 mimosas! They provide the yarn! And of course check out all their various painting workshops with themes such as Snowy Bench, Paris in Winter, Art Buzz Kids, Spring Gnome as well as other events.

    Tonight 2/6 - Londontown Gardens - Projectile Point Workshop: The Bob Ogle Collection - This free workshop is for volunteers interested in helping process the Bob Ogle collection which includes 13,000 years of Maryland artifacts, especially Native American projectile points and ceramics.

    Sat 2/8 - Londontown Gardens - Archaeology Lab Open House - Drop in on the AACo Archaeology Lab on the grounds of Historic London Town Gardens for a look into the past! Archaeologists and volunteers at the lab process, identify and catalog thousands of artifacts from local dig sites all year long. Learn about their current projects in AACo!

    Also on Saturday, check out their Saturday lecture series, LGBTQ+ History in Maryland - Saturday’s talk is “More Than Friends: The Queer Chesapeake in the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries”.

    Art Things

    Mon 2/10 - Mixed Media Book Binding - Hand marble mixed media paper to create a vast array of colorful pages and then bind them into two different styles of books and decorate the pages using collage!

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tues 2/11 - The Sketch Book Experience continues - Getting started with learning how to draw, Tuesdays in February

    Wed 2/12 - Watercolor Club for Teens continues


    Maggiano’s Little Italy

    Sat 2/8 - Brunch Cooking Class - Have their executive chef teach you how to make some of their brunch favorites. You’ll be amazed how many ways you can use hollandaise, the science behind poaching the perfect egg and their famous lemon ricotta pancakes which are fluffier than any you’ve ever had!

    Also check out their Wintertime Wine Pairing Dinner on Tuesday 2/11


    Local by Design

    Tomorrow 2/7 - Wood Plank Sign Workshop - Annapolis Mall location - Learn stenciling with Jodi Roberts of Cricket Studio, choose your design and colors and make your own 18” x 6” sign.

    Sun 2/9 - Winter Cookie Decorating Class - Annapolis Mall location - Celebrate the beauty of winter and join Kimberley of Mulberry Treats for some cookie decorating fun. This hands-on 2 hour workshop is geared toward beginners and will cover royal icing consistency, piping and flooding as well as wet-on-wet techniques.


    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tomorrow 2/7 - Block Printing - Learn how to carve your own block and print onto beautiful paper with block printing artist extraordinaire Anita Hagan, she’ll teach you all you need to know. And of course, you can take your block home to continue printing long after the class.

    Sun 2/9 - First Exposure: Digital Photography Workshop (pt 1) - Part one of this two part workshop includes Understanding Your Camera, Aperture & ISO settings, Lenses and Creating an Exposure

    Kids After School Winter Session continues with Printmaking for ages 8-11 on Mondays, Art Discovery for ages 6-8 on Tuesdays, Street Art Lettering for ages 11-16 on Wednesdays and Mix Media Book Binding for ages 11-15 on Thursdays


    Maryland Hall

    Sat 2/8 - Valentine’s Family Workshop: Acrylic Pour Craft - Everyone is welcome to this one day acrylic pouring workshop. Each participant will create a heart shaped acrylic poured painting.


    AACPL

    Mon 2/10 - Linthicum - Book Lab: Goodnight Already! By Jory John and Benji Davies - Read the book then talk about it and work on a STEAM project that relates to it, for ages 6-10

    Mon 2/10 - Severna Park - Minecraft Club

    Tues 2/11 - Deale - Valentine Friendship STEM Storytime

    Tues 2/11 - Odenton - STEAM Tuesday with Minecraft

    Tues 2/11 - Odenton - Snap Circuits for ages 6-10 - Snap Circuits are a great way for kids to learn about electronics by simply snapping components together.

    Wed 2/12 - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club

    Wed 2/12 - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - An Evening of Conversation with Donna Jackson Nakazama, author of The Angel and The Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine


    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tonight 2/6 - Infosec Night - Pwn Your Growth - Life Hacks Leading to Career Advancement - Gain insights on the ways you, as a woman in cybersecurity, can hack your way into a successful cyber career presented by Jacquely Blanchard

    Tomorrow 2/7 - DC443 Presents: GSM We Can Hear Everyone Now! - A Defcon 27 presentation on GSM hacking from one of the original presenters.

    Sat - 2/8 - Plastic Ant Weight Combat Robot Brawl - Battle robots under 450g, not much heavier than a can of soup, made of 3d printed parts. The idea is to have inexpensive robots that can be made (and repaired) cheaply!

    Also check out Unallocated Space’s Monday project night and Wednesday open house and lockpicking night.


    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 2/8 and 2/15 - Basic Lost-Wax Casting - Learn the basics of lost wax casting, including spruing and investing wax patterns, casting and finishing. You’ll start with a wax pattern and end with one or tow finished pieces of Argentium Sterling silver jewelry.


    Annapolis Makerspace

    Thurs - Electronics open night

    Wed - Woodworking open night


  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:12 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 2/1 - Books for International Goodwill is having another one of their BIG Book Sales from 8am to 2pm. They have a massive number of books for cheap and they’re very well organized. They’re just up off of Defense Highway in Annapolis!

    Raye of Light Studio

    Starting next Tuesday (2/4) and running four weeks, ROLS is hosting The Sketchbook Experience - You can learn how to draw and you just don’t realize it yet! They’ll help you start sketching with the hope that once you’ve learned, you never stop! Explore charcoal, graphite, pens and markers!

    Also, starting next Wednesday (2/6), Watercolor Club for Teens! An introduction to watercolor club just for teens, meeting after school Wednesdays in February

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Still time to get in on Art Farm’s After School Winter Session for Kids… with Printmaking on Mondays for ages 8-11, Art Discovery on Tuesdays for ages 6-8, Street art Lettering on Wednesdays for ages 11-16 and Mix Media and Book Binding on Thursdays for ages 11-15

    Also check out some live music at Art Farm on Sunday (2/2) with Mark Schatz and Bryan McDowell

    AACPL

    This afternoon - Edgewater Library - Introduction to Raspberry Pi - The Pi is a great way to explore how computers work and interface with the world around us. Try your hand at programming and building a few fun projects with the Raspberry Pi computer!

    Tomorrow morning - Discoveries: The Library at the Mall - Plant a Seed - With stories and songs to celebrate National Seed Swap Day, you can bring seeds to share if you have them, but everyone gets seeds to take home.

    Sat - Broadneck Library - Hedgehog Celebration - Meet and learn about African Pygmy pet hedgehogs

    Sat - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - YouTube Stars Workshop - Kids will learn about staying safe on the internet, planning interesting videos, record a group challenge video and demonstrate how to edit and upload to YouTube.

    Sat - Mountain Road - Magic: The Gathering Club

    Mon 2/3 - Glen Burnie - Maker Monday

    Mon - Linthicum - another chance to check out Introduction to Raspberry Pi


    Annapolis Makerspace

    Fri/Tomorrow - Laser Training

    Thurs - Electronics open night

    Tues - 2/4 Fusion 360 Workshop

    Wed - Woodworking open night


  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:28 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Tomorrow night 1/17 - Art Things - Teen Figure Drawing Night for ages 13+ - A guided figure drawing session that will teach teens to draw the human figure moving through one minute gesture drawings to learning to draw longer poses featuring a local cosplayer. All materials provided, seating is limited.

    Sat 1/18 - College Park Aviation Museum - Engineering 101 workshop - Making foil boats! Explore buoyancy and use that knowledge to design boats, for ages 9 and up.

    Sat 1/18 - National Electronics Museum - MAARC WinterFest - MAARC is the Mid-Atlantic Radio Club and their annual WinterFest is an all-indoor swap meet and auction open to all vintage electronics sellers.


    Raye of Light Studio

    Mon 1/20 - Alcohol Ink and Collage at Local By Design in Annapolis Mall - A fun art class where you lose yourself through the color and flow of inks and gain that control back through the design of collage. You will explore how the ink’s color expands as you paint with each dye, then cut it up and redesign your piece.


    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Kid’s after school winter semester continues with Printmaking on Mondays, for ages 8-11, Art Discovery on Tuesdays, for ages 6-8, Street Art Lettering on Wednesdays, for ages 11-16 and Mix Media and Book Binding on Thursdays for ages 11-15.

    And their Adult Drawing Class continues on Tuesday 1/21


    Maryland Hall

    Running January 4th through the end of February is “Things Are Looking Down: Drone Photography by Rich Isaacman”... but check out the public reception tonight from 5:30 to 7pm. And check out Rich’s Drone Photography Workshop as well as Landscape and Drone Photo Editing.


    AACPL

    Tomorrow 1/17 - Deale - Baby Artists - This open-ended art experience for babies and toddlers uses different art mediums and learning through play.

    Sat 1/18 - Odenton - Strawberry DNA Extraction - Extract strawberry DNA with students from Arundel High School’s Science National Honor Society

    Sat 1/18 - Odenton - Build & Play with Legos


    Unallocated Space - Severn

    In addition to Unallocated’s regular Infosec night tonight, project night on Monday and open house and lockpicking nights on Wednesday, check out….

    Sat/Sun - 1/18-1/19 - Combating Cyber Propaganda & Disinformation In a Digitally Illiterate World - Chris Sampson presents an active participation course that will engage you and give you the tools to understand, assess and take action related to cyber deception campaigns. Participants who pass will be given a certificate of completion demonstrating basic knowledge of online propaganda operations. Chris is the security Chief of Research and has been involved in various operations to infiltrate extremist groups including ISIS, Al Qaeda, white supremacists and others and is also a Best Selling New York Times author of Hacking ISIS.


    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Monday - Check out their Schools Out Mini Camp - Two 90 minute sessions, one in the morning, one in the afternoon, featuring activities from Pongos’ various clubs including 3D/VR/AR, Arts & Crafts, Builders, coder kids, Drone, Gamer, Robotics, STEAM, Young Inventors as well as their YouTube Stars & Animators clubs.

    Also be sure to check out all those clubs running weekly at Pongos and think of the mini camp as a sampler of all the things going on at Pongos.


    Annapolis Makerspace

    Thurs - 1/16 - Electronics open night

    RPi/Linux - Command Line Basics - You can do a lot with the graphical interface on a Raspberry Pi but usually you end up having to dig a little deeper to get the most out of it. There are a lot of great tutorials out there, which show you the bare minimum, but I want to go over how things really work so it’s not just following a recipe when you have to get your hands dirty with the command line.

    Tues - Monthly CAD/CAM and CNC with Fusion 360



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