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  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 3:37 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Today through Sunday - 10/11-10/14 - United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis

    Today through Sunday - 10/11-10/14 - 11th annual Chesapeake Film Festival in Easton - The only film festival on the eastern shore, curated by industry insiders. The event will be held in five venues, including the historic Avalon Theater of Easton

    This weekend 10/12-10/13 - Fall Fest at Catoctin Furnace in Thurmont - A festival held in the historic village of Catoctin Furnace. They’ll have traditional apple butter boiling, blacksmithing demonstrations, kids activities, homemade soup, cornbread and more.

    .. and if you’re in the area anyway, check out the Catoctin Colorfest - Arts and crafts featuring 300 well known and respected artists from across the US. One of the largest outdoor craft shows on the east coast.

    A little closer to home, but still out there.. At the MD State Fairgrounds - Surgarloaf Crafts Festival

    Sat 10/13 - Fells Point Fun Festival - Arts and crafts from local vendors, live music, local food, beer and wine.

    Sun 10/14 - Annapolis Harvest Beer Festival - Chesapeake Brewing Company in Annapolis - Featuring eight local breweries showing off their harvest craft brews. Witness their homebrewing championship with celebrity judges, live entertainment, pumpkin carving, demo and food.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Tomorrow 10/12 - Kids Night Out w/Coco - Drop the kids off with The Clay Bakers for their monthly Kids Night Out. Staff will help them paint, serve pizza and watch a movie.

    Sun 10/14 - Autumn Wine Glass Painting - Enamel glass painting where you’ll choose from stemmed or stemless wine glasses, beer steins, pint glasses or mason jars. You’ll paint them and take them home to fire in your own oven!

    Tue 10/16 - Pre-school book club - The Halloweiner - Drop by for an hour with your little one to hear a fun children’s book and paint a project that relates to the story.

    GEMS - Girls Excelling in Math and Science

    Sat 10/13 - STEM Saturday workshop for girls ages 11-14 at the Upper Marlboro Branch Library


    Sat 10/13 - Riviera Beach - 3D Printing for Beginners - Learn how to create and print a 3D object using Tinkercad 3D software. Ages 10 through adult

    Sat 10/13 - Glen Burnie - Paper Airplane Rally - Craft paper airplanes and compete to see who can make the best plane. For elementary school students

    Mon 10/15 - Severna Park - “Libby and the Shooting Star Foundation” and Rocket Challenge

    Author Julia Collins and Kelly Martin of Challenge Island will present a special storytime reading of Julia’s new picture book “Libby and the Shooting Star Foundation” followed by a STEM rocket building challenge

    … and if you miss it Monday at Severna Park, they’ll be doing it again on Wed 10/17 at the Maryland City at Russett library near Laurel

    Mon 10/15 - Crofton - 3rd Monday STEAM Workshop. This Abrakadoodle art journey is filled with scientific discovery and cool technology.

    Tue 10/16 - Odenton - Snap Circuits - Snap circuits are electronic circuits built with simple components that snap together and teach kids how electronic circuits work. For elementary and middle school students.

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Sat 10/13 Halloween & Horror Epic LAN Party - 12 hours of haunting good fun, from noon til midnight. Come play horror themed games with Unallocated this Saturday! Including a costume contest, hot seat tournament and prize for the best themed food brought to share.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues 10/16 - Basics of Audio & Podcast Editing w/Audacity - I’ll be talking about some basics of audio editing with the Audacity audio editing software, but also talking about how to craft audio that’s structured well for the listener as well. I’m not an expert, but I’ve learned a few things doing this podcast and being a general radiophile most of my life.

  • Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:27 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Today-Mon 10/4-10/8 - United States Sailboat Show - Since 1970

    Sat 10/6/2018 - Annmarie Garden first Saturday Makers Market

    This weekend - 10/3-7 - Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show in Baltimore - Be sure to check out National Electronics Museum at both the inner harbour festival and the MD aviation museum

    This weekend - 10/6-7 - Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds - Craft Festival

    This weekend 10/3-7/2018 - Enable Alliance’s EnableCon 2018 - From October 3-7, key leaders, researchers, and citizen scientists will meet at the University of Maryland College Park for tours, hands-on workshops, presentations and discussions about “The State of the Science, Technology and Our Community.”

    10/7 - Columbia Mini Maker Faire - The Chrysalis, Merriweather Park

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Tonight - 10/4 - Ladies Night

    Wed 10/10 - Autumn Wine Glass Painting


    Tues 10/9 - Odenton - STEAM Tuesday - variety of STEAM activities

    Tues 10/9 - Odenton - Kids Can Cook: Healthy Desserts - Emily Craft, In-Store Nutritionist at Giant Food teaches how to make healthy desserts

    Wed 10/10 - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club - Get a close-up look at a small piece of your planet by joining the Nature Explorers Club, for ages 7-11

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tues - 10/9 - Electronics Fundamentals Orientation Day - Progressive, hands-on course covering the fundamentals of electronics.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tonight - 10/4 - Basics of Electronics with Tom.. this week discussing digital circuits and projects

    Tues - 10/9 - Dave will be discussing 3D Printing with his Monoprice Mini Delta Printer & Simplify 3D software

    Mondays 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.

    Thursdays are electronics night!

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 11:40 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    County fairs - One more left to go!

    Yesterday through this weekend - Calvert Co Fair

    Fall festivals -

    Sat 9/29 - Piney Run Apple Festival, Eldersurg, just north of Columbia. Enjoy everything apple as well as family craft making activities, scarecrow making, hayrides, music and more.

    9/22-10/28 Sats/Suns - Homestead Gardens Fall Festival, Davidsonville - In their 35th year, Homestead Gardens’ Fall festival is the largest in the area, featuring hayrides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, corn cannon, pollinator express, corn box, carnival games, pony rides, beer garden and their amazing apple cider donuts. Also with food, including Beards Creek BBQ!

    9/22-10/28 - Sats/Suns - Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival in Lothian - featuring many of the same things but also including a petting zoo, spider web and tire tower.

    Sat 9/29 - Hops & Harvest Festival in Columbia - featuring 75 MD beers, wines and spirits along with 25 MD artisans and other vendors as well as local food, live entertainment, games and more.

    Sat 9/29 - Oella History Hike at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum - Learn local history while hiking 3.5 miles at Banneker Park. Advance registration is required

    Sun 9/30 - Do you know the story of Cassiopeia or how to make your own glow water? Check out the Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills for Moonlight Mania. Learn the mysteries of the stars, create your own constellation and watch the stages of the moon in person!

    Today/all weekend 9/28-9/30 - 23rd Annual Baltimore Book Festival - Baltimore’s premier celebration of literary arts showcasing renowned and celebrity authors, book signings, panel discussions, children’s activities and more.

    This weekend 9/29-9/30 - Muddy Creek Artists Guild Studio Tour - This third annual artists’ studio tour showcases Guild artists working on a variety of media in an “open house” at their respective studios.

    This weekend 9/29-9/30 - Charm City Fly-In - Remote Control Airplane Festival - Halethorpe - this annual event is the largest celebration of radio controlled flying in Maryland with two days of demonstrations, airshows and hands on experience with radio controlled planes, jets, helicopters and more.

    Mon 10/1-10/31 - Free Fall Baltimore - is a citywide arts celebration featuring more than 300 free arts and cultural activities at venues around Baltimore. Check their website for a full list of participating venues.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun 9/30 - Clay Day - Clay Christmas Tree


    Today 9/27 - Deale - Coding Club - Learn how to use Scratch to code video games and other fun things.

    Fri 9/28 - Discoveries: The Library at the Mall - Butterflies: from Caterpillar to Fantastic Flight - Learn about the butterfly life cycle and create a beautiful butterfly of your own

    Mon 10/1 - Severn - Bienvenidos Amigos: Welcome to Costa Rica! - Experience music, food, language and traditional Costa Rican Culture

    Wed 10/3 - Severn - Library Camp Out - Camping fun for the whole family, from the comfort of the library. Learn about camping safety and join them for campfire stories, sing-a-longs and blacket tents!

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - 10/2 - Fusion 360 workshop

    Mondays 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.

    And Thursdays are for electronics.

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:16 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    County fairs -

    Today (9/13) through Tuesday 9/18 - Charles County Fair in La Plata

    Anne Arundel County Fair - starts Wed 9/12 - now through Sunday 9/16

    Sat 9/15 - Greenbelt Makerspace - Repair Cafe

    Sat 9/15 - Edgewater - Londontown Gardens - Tot Time Outdoor adventures for children and their parents, exploring nature and participating in various nature related activities.

    Sat 9/15 - Critter Lunch Time at Benjamin Banneker Museum - Help the staff feed the animals at the Banneker museum and learn about the habits and diets of their favorite animals.

    Now through Sunday - Wheaton - Brookside Gardens - Wings of Fancy - Live butterfly & caterpillar exhibit

    Sun 9/16 - Bel Air Festival for the Arts - Juried crafts, fine arts, photography, entertainment and food. 350 artists, photographers, and crafts people.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Sat 9/15 - Art from the Heart - An evening in Annapolis with local art, food, drinks and Candidate for Maryland Senate, Eve Hurwitz.

    Mon 9/17 - Fall semester begins at ArtFarm and run through Nov 5th with an art show Friday 11/10 - Featuring teen improv, sketch booking & applied aparts, adult improv, photojournalism for teens, an art class as well as cartooning

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Wed 9/19 - Birch Forest Glass Fusing - you’ll learn how to cut and arrange the glass into this project’s design


    Tonight 9/13 - Maryland City at Russet library near Laurel - StorytimeSTEM for Preschool - Learn about STEM topics through storytime books and hands on learning activities.

    Sat 9/15 - Eastport Annapolis Neck library and Odenton library - Build and Play building with Legos

    Sat 9/15 - Crofton library - Successful Vegetable Growing in Containers - Master Gardener Pat Shema shows how to grow flowers and vegetables in containers from Spring to Fall.

    Mon 9/17 - Crofton library - 3rd Monday STEM Workshop: Biodiversity Art Doodle - This Abrakadoodle art journey is filled with scientific discoveries and other cool things! Please call the Crofton library to register.

    Wed 9/19 - Edgewater library - Science Fair Tips & Tricks - Find everything you need to win your school’s science fair. Exploring premium resources and websites that will help you every step of the way, from choosing an experiment to creating a stunning display. Parents and students are encouraged to attend together.

    Second Session - Science Fair Tips and Tricks at Edgewater

  • Thursday, September 06, 2018 4:27 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    County fairs -

    Anne Arundel County Fair - starts Wed 9/12 - all next weekend

    Tonight - 9/6 - 4th Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open presented by the Walters Art Gallery and Bazaar, a Hampden shop specializing in natural history items and morbid gifts, this exhibit features works of alternative taxidermy as well as examples of taxidermy from the Walters’ collection.

    Sat 9/8 - Columbia - Color Columbia - Plein Air Paint Out - Come out and check out artists painting outdoors around Lake Kittamaqundi and Wilde Lake in Columbia. You’re also invited to join the artists, with your family and friends. All supplies provided and some light instruction available.

    Sat 9/8 - Frederick - In The Street Festival including Craft Beverage Experience - Spend the day enjoying nine blocks of fun children’s activities, local art organizations, four stages of entertainment, beer/wine gardens, local Frederick breweries and distilleries, live music and plenty of food.

    Sat 9/8 - Chesapeake Beach and North Beach - in association with the Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society and Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail, it’s their “Taste the Beaches” festival. There will be local restaurants, food trucks, beer and wine, a Kids Zone with The Chesapeake Mermaid, their Fish Mobile (a travelling aquarium with Chesapeake Bay inhabitants), a Birds of Prey exhibit, local vendors and live music.

    Sat-Sun 9/8-9/9 - Check out the 51st Annual Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park - As always, it features music, contests, great food, their famous crab soup cook-off and much more.


    Mon 9/10 - Crofton - 3D Print Design Class - Learn to use Tinkercad to design 3D models. Laptops provided to the first 20 attendees. Objects will be 3D printed after the event

    Mon 9/10 - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - Star Party w/ Glenn Bock of the Goddard Space Center. Learn about constellations, star clusters and galaxies and view them through a telescope.

    Tue 9/11 - Odenton - STEAM Tuesday - Many different STEAM activities to be enjoyed.

    Wed 9/12 - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club - Get a close up look at a piece of your planet by joining the Nature Explorers Club, for ages 7-11

    NASA’s Wallops

    Tomorrow Fri 9/7 - between 9:30am and 12:30pm, Launch of the Apire 3 mission featuring a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tomorrow/Fri 9/7 - Amateur Radio Night

    Sun 9/9 - Analog Gaming Sunday featuring classic board and card games as well as some new favorites

    Mon 9/10 - Project Night - come by and work on or show off your projects

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tonight - Basics of Electronics with Tom

    and as always, every Monday night is woodworking night and every Thursday is electronics night.

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:07 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    This is the last weekend for the Maryland State Fair

    Sat 9/1/2018 - Annmarie Garden (first Saturday) Makers Market

    Sat 9/1 - Archaeology of Banneker at the Benjamin Banneker Historic Park and Museum in Ellicott City

    Sun 9/1 - First Sunday Arts Festival

    This weekend 9/1-9/2 - St Michaels Art League Labor Day Show - Two day art show is free and includes art for sale. Spend a day in beautiful St Michaels and check out the art and artists.

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tonight 8/24 - Infosec Night IPTable rules on a firewall

    Sat 9/1 - Networking 101 Bootcamp - full day introduction to networking. Exploring the OSI model as well as conduct labs with Wireshark and Packet Tracer. By the end, you should have an understanding of LAN gear including routers, switches and firewall.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues 9/4 - Fusion 360 3D Modeling Workshop

    Mondays 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.

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:11 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Today (Aug 23) - Sep 3 - MD State Fair

    Sun 8/26 - Solomon’s - Annmarie Sculpture Garden - Insectival - Insect Show & Tell, Museum of Live Curiosities, Mosquito Mysteries (everything you ever wanted to know about mosquitoes), Insect Make-N-Takes, Buggy Bingo Parlor, Pollinator Pretend Play, Insect I Spy and more!

    Mon 8/27-9/2 - Crisfield - 71st National Hard Crab Derby - Miss Crustacean Pageant, Crab Cooking Contest, 10k Race/Walk, Saturday concert, Boat Docking Competition and Fireworks

    GEMS - Girls Excelling in Math and Science

    Friday 8/24 - Duvall Event Center in Bowie - Family STEM night - fun STEM challenges using Legos, K’Nex, Games, Arts & Crafts and more

    PGCo Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta

    Tues 8/28 - South Bowie Branch Library - STEM for Families

    Greenbelt Makerspace

    All next week - Minecraft Summer Camp

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Monthly general meeting 8/28 - Tuesday

    Mondays 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.

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:49 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    This week's county fair -

    Tomorrow/all weekend - Wicomico County Fair - Salisbury

    Tonight - Howard County Conservancy just outside of Ellicott City - Mantises and Martinis - A special over-21 party. Enjoy a summer night out with special martinis and a live discussion with Drs Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury about their favorite bugs (and butterflies) with an optional stroll in the meadow.

    Tomorrow/Fri 8/17 - Art Farm Annapolis - Mosaic Mirror Workshop - Decorate a frame with glass, stones, tiles or broken dishes to create a custom mirror with a 5x7” opening. Learn how to arrange and cut pieces to make interesting designs and patterns.

    Sat 8/18 - Most 3rd Saturdays - Edgewater - Historic Londontown Gardens - Tot Time - Admire the beauty of nature, hunt for different leaf shapes or go on a nature treasure hunt. Experiences like these help children build lasting connections to the natural world and to the adults whom they share these adventures.

    Maryland STEM Festival - October 26th-November 11th - If you have a STEM/STEAM related group and want to host an event for the festival or just want to see what groups are already hosting events, all over Maryland, go to


    Wed - 8/22 - Glen Burnie - Introduction to Tinkercad - Tinkercad is an easy way to get into 3D modeling and 3D printing. The folks at the Glen Burnie library will help walk you through the basics. This workshop is for 4th graders and up, you’ll need an email address to sign up and bring a thumbdrive to save you work.

    Greenbelt Makerspace

    Tomorrow 8/17 - Programming workshop.. All next week is their Robotics Summer Camp

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tonight - Infosec night - Offensive Subnetting

    Mon 8/20 - Project night

    Wed 8/22 - Both their weekly open house as well as Lockpicking night

  • Thursday, August 09, 2018 4:50 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    County fairs - Tomorrow (8/10) - 8/18 all next week - Gaithersburg - Montgomery County Fair, the largest agricultural fair in MD

    Sat 8/11 - Road trip to Reston - 2nd Annual Reston Cardboard Boat Regatta presented by NoVA Labs and the NoVA Maker Faire

    Sat 8/11 - National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race - High wheel bicycles, also known as penny-farthing bikes, are the olde tymey bikes with the giant front wheel and tiny rear wheel. In this race, competitors from all over the US, England, Canada and Sweden will compete. Last year, Sweden one and their champion is returning this year. Frederick is a bit of a hike for some, but it’s worth it for this one of a kind event.. The only high wheel race of it’s kind in the US

    Sat 8/11 - Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum - Ellicott City - Basket Making - Expert basket maker leads a special Shaker Basket Workshop

    Sun 8/12 - St Michaels - Waterman’s Appreciation Day - Celebrate everything Chesapeake. Event includings a waterman’s rodeo boat docking contest, living music, steamed crabs, beer and other food and drink.

    Late Sun 8/12-13 - Perseid Meteor Shower - runs annually from July 17th to Aug 24th but peaks Sunday night. With a thin crescent moon setting early, if the clouds and weather cooperate, it’ll be a perfect night to view them. One great place is at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, MD just past Ellicott City

    Tues 8/14 - Pongos Learning Lab and Coder kids Club in Crofton is having a Cosplay Club Planning Meeting

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Fri/tomorrow - 8/10 - Clay Bakers Annapolis - Kids Night Out - Project and Movie - Drop the kids off with Clay Bakers for this monthly event. They’ll be supervised by a staff member to paint, eat pizza and watch a movie. Kids night out is the 2nd Friday of every month.

    Sun 12th/Wed 15th - Clay Workshop making hand molded clay autumn leaves.


    Sat 8/11 - Deale - SoCo Grow Upcyclers Workshop: Vertical Window Farm Saturday, August 11; 9:30 am - noon It may be hot outside, but we are planning ahead for a winter garden. Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors with a vertical garden using plastic water bottles. Bring matching bottles and a saw if you have them.

    Mon - 8/13 - Minecraft at both the Crofton library and the Severna Park library

    Tue - 8/14 - Odenton - Art Bots - Build your own robot with materials provided and let it create your next masterpiece. Registration is required

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Sun 8/12 - Analog Gaming Sunday - bring your favorite board and card games!

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tonight - Basics of Electronics with Tom - Getting back to basics on electronic components and circuit design

    Mondays 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.

    Tuesday 8/14 - Fusion 360 workshop

  • Thursday, August 02, 2018 3:14 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    County fairs - Queen Anne’s County (starting Monday all next week) in Centreville just over the bridge.. Howard County fair just up past Columbia in West Friendship starts Saturday and also runs all next week.

    Starting Saturday 8/4 and running through Nov 24th, there will be hard hat tours of the James Brice House in downtown Annapolis. This 18th century dwelling is undergoing restoration and there will be tours teaching about the people who built the house and the craftspeople restorying it today.

    8/4/2018 - Annmarie Garden, Solomons, (first Saturday) Makers Market - The Maker's Market is THE place to find handmade, homemade, or homegrown products!

    Saturday 8/4 - Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum - Foraging at Banneker’s Homestead - Walk with a Benjamin Banneker Foundation member to see what edibles are around the park. Preregistration is required by phone or email.

    Saturday 8/4 - Berlin - Pine’eer Arts & Crafts Festival - Sponsored by the Ocean Pines Pine’eer Craft Club, it features artisans from VA, MD, DE and PA selling hand made items. There will be a bake sale, food vendors and farmers market as well.


    SLIME - Both today, at 1:30pm at Brooklyn Park and Monday at 2pm at Broadneck are Slime workshops! Kids will create everyone’s favorite non-newtonian fluid.

    Tomorrow 8/3 1pm - Mountain Road - How to Program a Robot - This two session program is in conjunction with the Pasadena Robotics Team. Robots and laptops are provided. Limit of 20 participants, children going into 3rd and 4th grades in September. Register for both sessions by calling the Mountain Road library.

    Monday 8/6 - 10:30am - Crofton - Facebook and Social Networking for Adults - Learn the basics of Facebook and other social media programs. Learn how to set up an account, spot fake information and update your profile and privacy settings.

    Monday 8/6 - 6pm - Linthicum - Sound Lab - Hands-on activities teach you about the science of sound, basis for telegraphy, radio and television.

    Wednesday 8/8 - Odenton - Archaeology - Dig it! - Get dirty at the library and explore the world beneath our feet! Call for registration.

    Greenbelt Makerspace

    All Next week - Engineering Summer Camp - This is a special camp to construct a Rube Goldberg Machine. Each camper will have their own section to design and build with help from the entire team. Sections may be entirely mechanical or may contain electronic, robotic and computer controlled devices.

    As well as tomorrow night is family game night, Wednesday Teen Makers and Fiber Fans.

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    8/4 - Acrylic Pour Painting, sometimes called “Fluid Art” - No brush painting ability is required for this type of painting.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Sunday - 8/5 - Needle Felting Basics - Make cute fuzzy animal soft sculptures using needles and wool

    Mondays 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.

    CORRECTION Tuesday 8/14 - Fusion 360 workshop

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