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  • Wednesday, October 02, 2019 7:26 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Tomorrow 10/4 through Sunday 10/6 - Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival - Celebrating their 8th year.. A three-day juried festival of the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky, and boundary-pushing animation. There will be live music from over 15 local artists, a masterclass by the queen of indie animation, Joanna Priestly, free hands-on animation workshops from the JHU-MICA Film Centre as well as lots of blocks of animations, including a block from local Baltimore animators.

    includes Joanna Priestley Masterclass

    animation workshop

    Sat 10/5 - Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - The Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Canoeing Through History - Join an expert archaeologist from the Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Division in a canoeing expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River.

    Sun 10/6 - First Sunday Arts Festival - The premier local arts and crafts festival.

    This weekend Sat/Sun - 10/5-10/6 - Escape Londontown - Elizabeth has left for the market before you wake up and, after your night of rowdy carousing, she fears that you might leave without paying her! She has taken your belongings, hidden them away, and locked you inside her tavern until she can return home. You and your fellow travelers must work together to figure out how to retrieve your personal items and free yourselves, before your ship leaves for England. If your party can work through all of her challenges in less than one hour, you win!

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tues 10/8 - Self Portrait Help

    Wed - 10/9 - Make with Markers - learning how to work with markers.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Today 10/3 - After School: Stop Motion Animation

    Mon 10/7 - After School: Street Art, Graffiti and Public Art

    Tues 10/8 - After School: Art Foundations ages 6-8

    Tues 10/8 - Drawing Class for Adults

    Wed 10/9 - After School: Mixed Media Art for ages 8-11

    Sun 10/6 - Paul Gillespie’s Journalists Matter: Faces of the Capital Gazette opening reception. What started as a way for Paul to deal with surviving the Capital shooting has turned into a celebration of journalism and journalists.

    Wed 10/9 - Intro to Improv Fall Semester and Advanced Improv Game Workshop


    Sat 10/5 - Severn - Cubetto: Bilingual - Spanish language version of the library’s Cubetto programming workshop.

    Sat 10/5 - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - Tie-Dye Today - Kids can learn about creating their own tie-dye bandana using permanent markers

    Mon 10/7 - Severna Park - Technology Expo for Adults - Explore the libraries new tech tools such as VR, snap circuits and more.

    Mon 10/7 - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - STEAM Monday

    Mon 10/7 - Glen Burnie - Maker Mondays

    Tues 10/8 - Odenton - Hackathon! - Advance through computer game levels to hone your hacking skills for teens and tweens

    Tues 10/8 - Odenton - Build-A-Bot - Learn what it takes to build a robot with students from Archbishop Spalding High School’s FIRST Robotics Team

    Wed 10/9 - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Game Club tomorrow,
    Monday Little Scientists Club, Builders Club, Drone Flight School,
    Monday and Tuesday Coder Kids Club and Intro to Programming for K-5
    Wed Robotics Club for homeschoolers, Programming Robots, YouTube Stars & Animators as well as a YouTube Stars Crash Course

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - So Sew - monthly sewing meetup

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:10 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 9/28 - Quiet Waters Park - 2nd Annual Twist and Stout Festival - Featuring lots of local beer and wine, live music, food trucks and lots of artisan vendors

    Sat 9/28 - Beverly Triton Park - Wild Mushroom Hike - September is a great time of year to find wild mushrooms. Join a ranger and learn how to identify types of mushrooms that grow wild in this area.

    Sun 9/29 - OktoberFest - West Annapolis - In addition to all the great food and music, there will be plenty of artisans, including us! We’ll be showing off, and selling, some of the fun things we’ve been making with our new laser cutter!

    This weekend 9/28-9/29 - AACo Fairgrounds - Fall Craft Show

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sat 9/28 - Kunta Kinte Festival down at the City Dock

    Tues 10/1 - Fundraiser at Chipotle where 33% of your purchase gets donated to the museum

    Also be sure to check out their regular weekly Creek Critters, Art & Story Time as well as their baby and toddler play group

    Whole Foods - Annapolis

    Tomorrow 9/27 - Let’s Make Pizza with a Napolitan Chef - Join Chef Alba and learn how to make hand made pizza dough, get tips on cooking with your home oven if you don’t have a pizza oven, as well as learn about different kinds of pizza such as napolitan, turkish, stromboli, sicillian, focaccia and dessert pizza.

    Tues 10/1 - Half Pint Kids Club: Scary Apple Bites

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tues 10/1 - Girls with Graphite session 1 - For girls who love to sketch and doodle, you’ll learn how to take your drawings to the next level making them sharper, cleaner and more realistic. This class runs every Tuesday night in October, from the 1st through the 29th.

    Maggiano’s Little Italy

    Sat 9/28 - Kids Making Meatballs and Marinara - your little sous chefs will work with Maggiano’s chefs to learn how to bulid their own Maggiano’s Meatballs and famous marinara sauce. Kids will receive a chef hat and apron to take home with them and after 8 classes, they’ll receive their own monogrammed chef coat. The class is preceded by a family style breakfast as well as bloody marys and mimosas for the parents.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tonight 9/26 - Their Stop Animation class for ages 10-15 has its first of eight sessions. Learn to work in teams to create short stop-motion based films.

    Tomorrow 9/27 - Good Vibes Open Mic Night

    Mon 9/30 - Second session of Street Art, Graffiti and Public Art for ages 11-15 - Learning to paint in the styles of famous street and graffiti artists, experiment with different mediums including sticker making, graffiti lettering, stencils, street installations and more.

    Tues 10/1 - Art Foundations for ages 6-8 - This is the second session of this 8 week class. Kids will hang out in their downtown art studio and work on creating art as well as learning how to express themlselves visually.

    Also Tues 10/1 - Adult Drawing Class - This is the first in a 4 week set of classes for the true beginner hosted by artist Anita Hagan.

    Lastly on Tues 10/1 - What’s Dope Open Mic night featuring hip hop and spoken word

    Wed 10/2 - Mixed Media Art for ages 8-11 - This is the second of 8 sessions, but there’s still time to sign up for the rest. Kids will learn about various media including charcoal, paint, pastels, collage and more.

    Wed 10/2 - Intro to Improv Fall Semester for adults

    Advanced Improv Game workshop

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tomorrow/Fri 9/27 - Laser Training and Refresher

    Tues - Fusion 360

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

    And don’t forget to check us out Sunday at the West Annapolis OktoberFest!

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:54 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Now that the county fair season is wrapping up, it’s time to start ramping up the fall festivals!

    Sat 9/21 - Homestead Gardens 36th Annual Fall Festival - One of the largest in the area, running through October

    Sat 9/21 - Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival - Lothian - Also running through October

    Sun 9/22 - Fall Fest at Market Space in downtown Annapolis

    Sat 9/21 - Chesapeake Family Life STEAM Fair - Pip Moyer Rec Center

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tomorrow - Fri 9/21 - Big Blue Heron painting class. A canvas will be provided with a heron pre-drawn onto it so you can concentrate on the painting process. You will learn how to mix paint and crate hues in blues with a limited palette geared for your success.

    Wed 9/25 - Weeknights and Watercolor - This will be the final Wednesday night watercolor class in this series.

    Local by Design

    In addition to the Big Blue Heron with Raye of Light….

    Sat 9/21 - Wood Plank Coordinate Signs - Learn how to stencil letters and designs onto wood planks with Jodi Roberts of Cricket Studios

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Registration is open for Art Farm’s 8 week fall semester, which starts Sept 23rd, with great art classes for kids ages 6-15. Classes include Street Art, Art Fundamentals, Mixed Media as well as Stop Animation. 20% sibling discounts available as well as a new payment plan option where you only pay $100 now and spread the rest out over two payments during the semester.

    Tomorrow - 9/20 - Beers + Beethoven for Adults - An evening of music, sketching and beer. The Annapolis Chamber Players will play while you socializing, enjoy some local beer and sketch.

    Sat 9/21 - Henna Experience - Explore the ancient art of henna application, identifying supplies, safety and application techniques. Practice artistic elements and create designs on paper.

    Mon 9/23 - Fall semester begins with Street Art, graffiti and public art for ages 11-15 - Kids will learn to paint in the styles of famous street artists, experiment with different mediums and create their own pieces of street art. They’ll cover sticker making, graffiti lettering, stencils, street installations and more.

    Tues 9/24 - 4 week Drawing Class for Adults - A true beginners class teaching the basics including materials needed to get started, simple shapes and gestures and concluding with your first drawing of a still life.

    Also Tues 9/24 - Art Foundations for ages 6-8. This 8 session class will teach your kids to express themselves visually, explore the world of artists, their personal history, studying their techniques and creating original art in that style.

    Maryland Hall

    Starting tonight Thu 9/21 - Check out their Opening Reception and Artist Open Studios celebrating their newest exhibits. The Sights and Sounds of Abstraction by Christine Zmuda, Four Artists: Moving through Abstraction, Annapolis 1950s to 1990s, Creative Space: Work by Resident In-House Artists. Meet the artists and enjoy their work at this wine and cheese reception.

    Mon 9/23 - Six Tips for Better Smartphone Photos - Chris Edwards of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will show you how to set up your smartphone in a way that will help you take better photos

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun 9/22 and Mon 9/23 - Adult Painting Workshop - The Rustic Pumpkin - Paint a 13.5” round coupe pumpkin platter just in time for fall decorating.

    GEMS - Girls Excelling in Math and Science

    … is still seeking volunteers to help get girls involved in STEM. Visit gemspgcounty.org to sign up!

    Also check out their Saturday STEM Academy this Saturday

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    A week chock full of stuff including their Coder Kids Club, Intro to Programming for grades K-5, Little Scientists Club, Builders Club, Drone Flight School, Robotics Club, Robot Programming, YouTube Stars & Animators Club and their Gamer Club.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 9/21 - Beginning Silversmithing Class making rings, pendants or earrings

    Sun 9/22 - Facet Setting in Silversmithing creating a faceted stone ring or pendant with a bezel

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:12 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat/Sun - 9/14-9/15 - AACo Fair - Beyond the rides and junk food, be sure to check out over a dozen musical performances, the Draft Horse Pull, Arundel’s Got Talent contest, Sawmill demonstration, antique tractors, and the great craft contests.

    Sat 9/14 - Beverly Triton Photography Hike - Get out and learn about nature photography while exploring Beverly Triton. Perfect for beginners as well as advanced photographers looking for some tips to get great outdoor shots.

    Sat 9/14 - Annapolis At Twilight - Capital Photography Center takes you through the cobblestone streets of Annapolis to capture our historical capital. Starting in the afternoon and carrying on through the evening, you’ll photograph historic homes, lively streets and as it gets darker, enjoy the blue hour just after sunset and capture car light trails with long exposures.

    Mon 9/16 - Brass Tap - Maryland Craft Parties with Jenn Moselen will be at the Brass Tap at Annapolis Mall making Bottle Cap Plaques and enjoying food and beverages.

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sun 9/15 - Hispanic Heritage Celebration - With crafts, cooking and storytelling to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    Monday 9/16 - Kitchen Convo - What language can you speak when your mouth is full? American Sign Language! Learn ASL as you cook and dine on pita pizza, banana ice cream, deviled eggs and lots of fresh veggies.

    Tues 9/17 - Ouf Shu Tabye - A cooking demo by Lebanese Taverna

    And as always, check out their weekly Creek Critters on Thursday mornings, Art and Storytime on Friday mornings, as well as the Baby and Toddler Playground on Monday mornings.

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tonight 9/12 - Linocut/Block Prints - Learn about carving soft blocks and doing your own Linocut Block Prints that you can use to print onto shirts, canvas bags, shoes or even just paper.

    Tues 9/17 - Chesapeake Zentangle - Crabs, heron and horseshoe crabs will be the inspiration for this relaxing repetitive Zentangle workshop. Zentangle has been described as “Focus on creating pattern designs and mindfulness so that you do not think of anything else”. Learn how to use patterns to divide your spaces into beautiful black and white designs. Templates are provided so you can focus on just doodling, if you prefer.

    Wed 9/18 - Weeknights and Watercolor - Check out the second in this weekly Wednesday mini-series of watercolor fun.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tonight Thu 9/12 - Block Printing Workshop - Learn how to carve your own block and block print onto beautiful paper with artist extraordinaire, Anita Hagan. You’ll be able to take your block home to continue printing on whatever you like! No experience required.

    Tomorrow Fri 9/13 - ROAR - Gallery Show and Reception - This gallery show features five great artists from around the area including Christine Laubach of Stevensville, Nicole Salimbene of DC, Karina Stone of Annapolis, Jordann Wine of DC and Lee-Nowell of Baltimore.

    GEMS - girls excelling in math and science

    … is currently seeking volunteers to help get girls involved in STEM. Visit gemspgcounty.org to sign up!


    Sat 9/14 - Odenton - 3D Printing with Tinkercad, a great free 3D program that’s a good introduction to 3D design. Registration is required.

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Lots of stuff going on at Pongos this week…

    Tomorrow Fri 9/12 - Friday Night Gamer Club

    Mon 9/16 - Coder Kids Club, Introduction to Programming for grades K-5, Little Scientists Club, Builders Club as well as their Drone Flight School for grades 3-8

    Tues 9/17 - More Coder Kids Club as well as more Introduction to Programming

    Wed 9/18 - Robotics Club for Homeschoolers, Programming Robots for grades K-8, Builders Club, YouTube Stars & Animators Club as well as YouTube Stars Crash Course for grades K-8

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 9/14 - Advanced Casting: Gold Karating & Casting Workshop - Assuming a basic knowledge of lost wax casting in silver and starting with invested wax patterns that you provide, you will learn how to determine the amount of gold needed for a given was pattern, how to karat gold from pure 24K gold and a master alloy to the alloy of your choice, Upkarating and downkarating, scrap re-use, nickel and palladium white gold alloys and quality marking requirements in the US

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - CAD/CAM and CNC with Autodesk Fusion360, for anyone interested in learning about computer controlled routers and how to get your 2D or 3D design carved out of wood or various other materials.

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, September 05, 2019 7:06 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    The state fair just wound up but the PG County Fair starts today and the Anne Arundel County Fair starts next weekend. Check out all the great fair food, games and rides, but also be sure to check out the agricultural exhibits, crafts and other great stuff.

    Sat 9/7 - Books for International Goodwill - B.I.G. Book Sale - Just off of Defense Highway past vehicle emissions, their warehouse has more than 70,000 books covering all categories. Books generally cost between $1 and $3 with children’s books being even cheaper generally!

    Tues 9/10 - Sketch Night: “Beautiful Decay” - A monthly gathering for anyone wanting to let loose for an evening of sketching and artistic community. Charles Lawrence of FinArt hosts this month with the theme of “Beautiful Decay: Nature Drawing with Skulls and Bones” featuring still life created from the collection of Charles Lawrence

    Maryland Hall

    Fall classes… registration is open for Arts and Dance Classes. Classes for adults and children begin the week of Sept 9th. Maryland hall has a wide variety of classes in so many subjects it’s really hard to keep track of them all. But some of the topics you might be interested in are ballet and dance, ceramics, traditional and digital drawing, film and media, glass fusing, mix media, music, painting, photography as well as woodturning!

    … and that’s just for adults! They have programs for kids along the same lines and more!

    Head over to marylandhall.org and click Classes under the Education menu for a full list!


    Sat 9/7 - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - Cat Castle Caturday - Celebrate Happy Cat Month by building a cozy cardboard castle for your cat!

    Mon 9/9 - Severna Park - Minecraft Club - Experienced builders and first-time players are welcome for ages 8 and up.

    Tues 9/10 - Odenton - STEAM Tuesdays - Let your creative juices flow with a different STEAM activity each month

    Wed 9/11 - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club - Our big world contains many small worlds. Get an up close look at a piece of your planet by joining the Nature Explorers Club. Each month they investigate an aspect of the ecosystem through presentations, conversations and hands on activities. For ages 7-11.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - So Sew!

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:05 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 8/31 - Beverly Triton Nature Park - Moth Prowl - Take a look at the mysterious world of moths while exploring Beverly Triton after dark. Moths are important pollinators and way more beautiful than you may have previously thought. Did you know that there are over 11,000 species of moths in the US alone? More than all the bird and mammal species in North American combined!

    Tues 9/3 - William Paca House - Sip and Paint in the Garden - Unleash your inner artist in this beautiful setting, creating a special Fall Welcome canvas painting while enjoying a glass of Autumn Sangria. No painting experience is necessary and everything is included.

    Wed 9/4 - Villa Flores Restaurant, Glen Burnie - Artist Jenn Moselen and the crew of Maryland Craft Parties are having a Hocus Pocus Paint Night - Enjoy dinner and appetizers before painting and happy hour for the duration of the event. Your ticket includes apron, instruction and art materials.

    Wed 9/4 - Drop on by Muse Paintbar at Annapolis Town Center for Paint Night - Enjoy light fare, beer, wine and soft drinks with the first round on them! Painting supplies and instruction are provided and there will also be a raffle for a chance to win pieces from local artisans.

    Also check out Kittens in Cups off Defense Highway.. Annapolis’ only cat cafe. They’ve been doing some really cute craft days that include painting and sewing small projects as well as time with their cute furry friends.

    Sun - September’s First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis

    Raye of Light Studio

    Wed - 9/4 - Weeknights and Watercolor - Starting Wed 9/4 and continuing on 9/18 and 9/25, learn everything you never knew about watercolor! A true beginners class where they’ll break it all down and explain both the materials and the process of watercolor. You’ll learn how to layer paint, glaze, use white space and make skin tones. All materials are included.

    Maggiano’s Little Italy

    Sat 8/31 - Kids Making Pizza! - Bring your little sous chefs to Maggianos in Annapolis to work with their chefs to learn how to make their own pizza. Kids will receive their own chef’s hat and apron to use and take home with them. Class is preceded by a buffet style breakfast and parents can enjoy mimosas and bloody marys as well.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tonight! - Fearless girls Photo Show 2019 - With three camps under their belts this summer, there’s some great work from the talented roster of Fearless Photographers to share with the community.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun/Mon - Family Glass Fusing Class - Making fused glass seahorse

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    One more summer camp.. Next week, Tuesday through Friday because of the holiday, Pongos is having their KinderSTEAM Camp for kids starting kindergarten this year. Kids can come for one or more days, either morning or afternoon session (or both) and they’ll enjoy fun, age-appropriate activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math!

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat - 8/31 - Silversmithing - Silver Lined Ring - Make a silver lined wide band ring and work on jeweler’s saw skills, hammering and stamping techniques as well as finishing techniques.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - Monthly Autodesk Fusion 360 3D Design Workshop

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:05 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 8/24 - Beverly Triton Nature Park - Faires in the Woods - Bring the kids and learn how fairies of storybook legend might use elements of nature to build their homes, providing camoflage and protection. This is a great way to engage children in nature and spark their imaginations. Kids will spend time scavenging supplies and building their own fairy homes.

    Wed 8/28 - Sandy Point - Invasive Species Hike - Join a park naturalist for a guided hike at Sandy Point State Park to learn about invasive species found in Maryland.

    Also, be sure to check out “Evolve: Paintings by Jeff Huntington” at the Jo Fleming Contemporary Art on Maryland Ave, an exhibition of Jeff’s contemporary portaiture in oil on panels or canvas as well as cut paper. You’ve seen Jeff’s large scale work all around town but here’s a chance to see more of his work without driving all around town.

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sun 8/25 - 3D Art - Kids ages 5-12 will construct scupltures with a variety of materials including wood, wire, cloth, natural objects and more.

    And, as always, check out their Monday babies and toddlers play group, Thursday Creek Critters and Friday Art and Story Time

    Raye of Light Studio

    Wed 8/28 - Adventures in Watercolor & Textures - Learn about using different materials and techniques for creating interesting backgrounds in watercolor. You don’t need to have watercolor experience to enjoy this workshop.

    Raye of Light is also doing some good work outside the shop… including a workshop on Tues 8/27 - working with alcohol ink at the Arnold Senior Center.

    Local by Design

    This weekend - Annapolis Artisan’s Market - a monthly open house and exhibit where you can check out their workspace, meet the artists and buy some fun items.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Fri 8/23 - Comedy Film Night - Check out this family friendly monthly film night that will entertain and educate.. This month’s feature is Loony Toons! This event is free but donations are always appreciated.

    Sat 8/24 - Macro Photography Workshop - Macro photography is all about getting closer to your subject and seeing it in a way that you can’t see from a distance. There will be several stations set up including a self contained light box, a glass plate with glycerin drops a well as a still life station with flowers and engagement rings. After lunch, the action moves outside to work with natural light.

    All next week - 3D Sculpture Summer Camp - Students will be introduced to the principles of sculpture then work with reusable clay, wood sculpture from cut shapes and the final project will use a substructure and plaster.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun/Mon - Glass Fusing - Summer Cactus Plate - Turn up the heat with this summer cactus glass fusing workshop! Creat eyour own desert cactus scene with glass! You’ll be guided through cutting, shaping and laying down your glass design.

    All next week.. Two ArtRageous Summer Camps… These camps will have campers creating projects from a variety of materials such as pottery painting, glass fusing, clay sculpting, tie dye and more. Next week’s camp themes are “Mad Scientist” and “Secret Garden”


    Today 8/22 - Broadneck - Fun with Robots - Learn what it takes it build and program a robot with the Broadneck High Robotics club!

    Sat 8/24 - Severn - Cubetto: Adventures in Space - Learn the basics of programming with this fun wooden robot in a playful environment. For ages 3-5

    8/24 - Severn - Cubetto - Bilingual - .. and later on Saturday, still at Severn, they’ll be doing Cubetto for spanish speakers, Cubetto: Bilingüe!

    Today 8/22 - Linthicum - Build & Play with Legos

    Fri 8/23 - Deale - Arabic-English Bilingual Preschool Storytime

    Mon 8/26 - Severna Park - Book Buddies - Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Summer’s almost over, but there’s still time for more Pongos summer camps…

    Little Learners Pre-K STEAM Camp - This half day sampler camp will have kids spending mornings exploring the worlds of STEAM. Topics include gross/messy/fun science, the technology of robots, engineering with Lego bricks, a day of music and art and a day full of fun and engaging math.

    Gamer Club Summer Camp for kids K-8 - Kids will spend the whole day playing games, but many of them are educational and there will be challenges to participate in. Kids will also have an opportunity to learn about game design, development, escape rooms and more.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - Monthly General Meeting and Open House

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:02 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 8/17 - Solomon’s Island - 4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival - Enjoy a day of festivities, crazy costumes, drums and dragon boats.

    Sat 8/17 - Beverly Triton Nature Park - Dragons of the Chesapeake - Speaking of dragons.. If a trip to Solomons Island isn’t in the cards for Saturday, check out Beverly Triton Nature Park for Dragons of the Chesapeake - Not real dragons, or even dragon boats, but dragonFLIES. Dragonflies play an important role in our ecosystem and you can learn all about them and ID different types along with a park ranger.

    Sun 8/18 - Quiet Waters Park - Charity Knitting - Every month during the summer, Quiet Waters hosts a Charity Knitting event. This will be the last one of the season. Knit or crochet baby hats and blankets for the Anne Arundel Medical Center. All skill levels are welcome!

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sun 8/18 - Aviation Days - Learn about the contributions of the Wright Brothers and the Wright Sister as well as other early aviators through hands-on activities with flyable objects, for ages 1 and up.

    All next week - El Cipitio - This bilingual storytelling camp for middle school students has children putting together costumes and simple sets for a performance at the end of the week. Folktales from Latin American will be featured.

    Raye of Light Studio

    Today 8/15 - Pour It On acrylic paint pour class - Learn about acrylic pour painting with two different techniques. Mixing science and creativity gives you beautiful organic results.

    Wed 8/21 - Pop Art Pet - registration/photo submission due 8/18 (Sun) - A great class for all ages, submit a photo of your pet and they’ll have it ready for you to paint during class. Photos must be emailed by Sunday 8/18

    All next week - Girls with Graphite Summer Camp - For girls who are constantly doodling and want to learn how to draw better. They’ll learn about lines, shading and how those affect their drawing style as they learn to draw more realistically.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    All next week - Blockbuster Bisque - Not a cooking class, but one of Clay Baker’s Artrageous Summer Camps where kids ages 6+ will create fun projects in various media including pottery painting, glass fusing, clay sculpting, tie dye and mosaics.

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    All next week…

    Animation All Stars Summer Camp - Join Pongos for a week of animation and more! Kids will learn about animation terminology, storyboarding and storytelling, character planning and drawing, traditional, stop-motion, and computer based animation. This camp is for kids in K through 8th grades last school year.

    LEGO Robotics Summer Camp - Kids grades 2-4 will learn how to combine LEGO bricks with gears, pulleys, motors, sensors and programmable parts to build and code robots. This camp will be held at the All Sport Kids Academy in Gambrills.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 8/18 - Basic Lost Wax Casting - If you missed the first one last week, here’s a chance to jump right in. Students will learn the basics of lost wax casting, including spruing and investing wax patterns as well as casting and finishing. You’ll take home one or two finished pieces done in Argentium Sterling silver.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - CAD/CAM and CNC with Autodesk Fusion 360

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:04 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    County fair season continues with the Queen Annes, Montgomery, Howard and Caroline-Dorchester county fairs!

    This morning 8/8 - Paca House and Garden - Family Paint Party - Inspire your child’s creativity with this family-friendly morning guided painting session. All materials are provided.

    Tonight 8/8 - Great Frogs Winery - Petals, Pours and Pix, a Flower Crown Workshop and Photoshoot - Create your own bohemian flower child photos with this amazing location, flowers provided by Eclectic Blooms and photography by Jennifer Simmons! A perfect girls’ night out, mommy and me or maternity photo session! Start the night with sangria and snacks, build your flower crown while you enjoy a wine tasting, then head into the vineyard or tobacco barn for your photo shoot.

    Sat 8/10 - Kittens in Cups on Defense Highway, Annapolis’ only cat cafe - Hand-stitch and paint an adorable cat pillow for your house, for ages 7 and up.

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sun 8/11 - Tye-Dye and Batik - Work with dye and hot wax to create a fun tshirt!

    All next week - Camp Kunta Kinte - With music, crafts, games, folktales and foods of Kunta Kinte’s childhood home for ages 5-10

    Also don’t miss their weekly Monday babies and toddlers gatherings, Creek Critters on Thursdays and Friday Art and Story time.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tues 8/13 - “1001 Moroccan Nights” Monthly Sketch Night - Every month, a different theme is selected, from a live model to a funky setup to classic still life. This month, Anita Hagan will be hosting a “1001 Moroccan Nights” themed still life sketch night.

    Wed 8/14 - Intro to Improv Summer Camp for Adults continues - With new stand-alone lessons each week

    And all next week, ArtFarm is hosting their Fearless Girls Photography Summer Camp for their advanced or returning kids ages 13-16.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    All next week - TWO ArtRageous Summer Camps…

    First is the Great Outdoors and the second is Matisse, Monet and Me - These camps are set up for campers to create fun projects in a variety of new art media and promote creativity and imagination.


    Tomorrow 8/9 - Broadneck - Hedgehog Celebration - Meet and learn about African Pygmy hedgehogs!

    Tomorrow 8/9 - Discoveries: Libraries at the Mall - Accessible STEAM: Kinetic Creatures - Explore STEAM with accessible design specifically created for children with physical and visual disabilities.

    Tomorrow 8/9 - Mountain Road - How to Program a Robot! - … using special software, the Pasadena Robotics Team will be teaching kids entering 3rd and 4th grades how to make a robot move.

    Mon 8/12 - Linthicum - Maker Mondays

    Mon 8/12 - Severna Park - Minecraft Club

    Tues 8/13 - Odenton - STEAM Tuesdays - Breakerspace - Take apart various objects to see how they’re built and how they work.

    Wed 8/14 - Severn - Lego Challenge

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Two more great summer camps from Pongos Learning Lab in Crofton next week:

    First is Escape Rooms and Game Design for kids who were in K-8 last year. It’s a week of games, puzzles, adventure, mystery and logic. They’ll be playing, solving and making logic games, brain teasers and riddles and they’ll also get to attempt to “escape the camp” with a real escape room.

    Second, Pongos has a Gross, Messy and Fun Science Camp - Kids K-5 will make sticky, slimy, fizzy and fluffy stuff out of everyday materials as well as learning about gross stuff.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sun 8/11 - Basic Lost-Wax Casting - Students will learn the basics of lost-wax casting including spruing and investing wax patterns, casting and finishing. You’ll take home one or two finished pieces of Argentium Sterling silver jewelry.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Mon - Electronics Class - Last class. Thanks to Scott for running it, it’s been very informative!

    Tues - Monthly Sewing and Fiber Arts Meetup - Whether you’re experienced or not, drop on by and hang out, work on stuff, ask questions. Bring your own equipment, if you have it.

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

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    Aug 7-8 - National Electronics Museum - Linthicum - Registration is open for the second session of their Pioneer Camp, studying Electricity and Magnetism for children ages 8-11. This is a repeat of the first session.

    Sat 8/3 - Ocean Pines near Berlin, MD - Pine-Eer Arts and Crafts Festival - Celebrate their 42nd anniversary with artisans and crafters from MD, DE, VA, PA and NJ. Featuring all handcrafted items. Even if you’re not a beach person, Berlin is a beautiful town and this is a good excuse to head down that way.

    Sun 8/4 - First Sunday Arts Festival - With over 130 local and regional artists, this is one of the best local artis festivals in the area and it’s right in our back yard!

    Raye of Light Studio

    Both Tues Aug 6 and Wed Aug 7th - Raye of Light Studio will be doing a Chesapeake themed Zentangle, making crabs, herons and horseshoe crabs using the relaxing, repetitive design of Zentangle.

    Local by Design

    Sun Aug 4 - Fused Glass Seahorse or Mermaid Class - Designs by Leslie will help you create your own seahorse or mermaid hanging ornament out of fused glass.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    All next week - Painting & Drawing Summer Camp - With focus on a few different genres of art, t hs camp covers impressionism, abstract painting, sketching and water colors

    Art Farm is also hosting an Adult Open Mic Night on Tuesday...

    … and their Adult Intro to Improv Camp continues on Wednesday night


    Tomorrow - Aug 2 - Mountain Road - How To Program A Robot for kids entering the 3rd and 4th grades, this two session program is presented by the Pasadena Robotics Team.

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Three more great summer camps from Pongos next week!

    First, their Robotics Summer Camp for grades 3-8 - Exploring, building and programming robots, without code, meeting a robot engineer, complete challenges as well as buliding your own robot to take home. Kids will work with Ozobots, Wonder Workshop and LEGO robotics.

    Second, Minecraft Builders for grades K-2 - Kids will be building in Minecraft AND the real world. They’ll learn how to make their own Minecrafts skins and texture packs, how to use redstone and commands to add interactivity to their builds as well as completing guided build challenges.

    Finally, Animation All Stars Summer Camp for grades K-8 - Kids will learn the basics of stop motion animation including planning, storyboarding, and scripting their stories in small groups. They will also create sets and characters and bring them to life. Finally, they’ll add voiceovers, sound effects and music.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Mon - Electronics Class - This month covering basic electronic components and how everything works together. This week will be an exploration of amplifiers.

    Tues - Autodesk Fusion 360 3D Design Workshop - If you want to learn about 3D design and have questions about Autodesk Fusion 360, this is a great night to drop by

    Wed - Woodworking Open Night

    Thurs - Electronics Open Night

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