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  • 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

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 4:17 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    County fairs - Garrett County Fair, way out in western MD as well as Carroll County’s fair in Westminster.. starting Saturday and running all next week…

    Art Farm Annapolis - signup for Art Farm’s fifth year of Fearless Girls Photo Camp for ages 13-16, a week long camp building confidence and challenging young photographers different shooting techniques in and around Annapolis. August 6-10

    Fri - 8-9:39pm - Benjamin Banneker Park & Museum - Moths and Mars - Celebrate National Moth Month by learning about the nocturnal world of moths and how to attract them as well as getting a close look at the red planet through a telescope as it comes close to Earth this month. Advance registration is required.

    Sat - 10am-2pm - Benjamin Banneker Park & Museum - Trace Your Roots intro to genealogist lead by a master genealogist

    Sat 7/25 - Architrex - Architecture Tour in Annapolis - a new Annapolis walking tour presented in partnership with Historic Annapolis. Developed and lead by local architects and artists, highlighting 300 years of history and design.

    Sat 7/28/2018 Bit Gen Gamer Fest XIII presented by Magfest - 13 years strong, Bit Gen Gamer fest for another 10 hour, 1 day, music and games festival at the Ottobar in Baltimore. Featuring 18 musical acts, occupying both floors of the Ottobar, various pinball, arcade and console video games all on free play.

    Sun 7/29 - Clay Bakers - Harry Pottery Birthday Bash - Create your own clay wand and paint a piece from a selection of theme related pieces. There will be cake, games and photo ops. Get your reservation today!

    Sat-Sun - Hampton Inn - Frederick - StarQuest SciFi/Fantasy Convention - makeup artists, actors, cosplayers, authors

    Wed - 9am-4:30am - St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cordova, on the Eastern shore..St Joseph’s Jousting Tournament and Horse Show - including children’s game booths

    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


    Today - 3:15pm - Deale - Cubetto Coding @ the Deale Farmers Market - Cubetta is screenless coding for children ages 3-6

    Sat - 2pm - Severn - Terrarium Workshop - Create our own terrarium in a jar and take a piece of nature home with you, registration is required

    Wed - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - STEAM Wednesday - various STEAM activities, every Wednesday through August

    Various - Challenge Island and Jr Crofton and Glen Burnie

    Greenbelt Makerspace

    Tomorrow - Programming workshop

    … as well as Fermentation Fans meeting

    All next week is another Tech Topics Summer Camp

    Wed - Teen Makers..

    … as well as Fiber Fans meet

    Annapolis Makerspace

    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, July 19, 2018 10:24 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    County Fair season is here!

    Wrapping up tomorrow and Saturday (20-21) Washington County Ag Expo and Fair (west of Frederick)

    This weekend and all next week (20-28) - Cecil County Fair

    All next week - 23-28 - Somerset County Fair (south of Salisbury)

    All next week - 23-28 - Harford County Farm Fair (NE of Baltimore)

    County fairs aren’t just fried food and carnival rides… they feature classic and new agricultural methods and machinery, crafts of all sorts and lots of STEM related things involved with modern and classic agriculture… farms are what feed us all. Support your local farmers!

    7/20-22/2018 - Artscape Baltimore - America’s largest free arts festival, attracting 350k+ attendees over 3 days with 150+ fine artists, fashion designers, craftspeople, visual art exhibits, sculpture, art cars, photography and live music.

    Fri/Sat/Sun - couple of STEAM workshops

    Fri - This year, new to Artscape is the Artscape Youth Day, tomorrow 7/20, with a variety of youth-focused programming including youth artists, makers and performers throughout the day!

    7/21/2018 - Inaugural MASQUE Off Cosplay Dance Party - Silver Spring - Third Eye Comics, The Fillmore, Transcendent Events and Live Nation Concerts - Hosted by Maki Roll and Lua Stardust - This party is meant to celebrate all things comic book, games, movies and more. Come dressed as your favorite pop culture character


    Sat 7/21 - Riviera Beach - Playstation VR Experience - Check out what virtual reality is all about on the Playstation 4 with PSVR. Call the library to register

    Mon 7/23 - Riviera Beach - Teen Maker Space - CD clock.. Turn a compact disc into a working clock. Please call the branch to register

    Wed 7/25 - Maryland City at Russett (near Ft Meade) - Code Your Own Band - Create your own band and play music using the Scratch programming for beginners and Makey Makey, which turn almost any item into a musical instrument)

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tonight - Basics of Electronics w/Tom

    Tuesday - Monthly General Meeting and Open House

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:07 PM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    County Fair season - Allegany County Fair 7/13-7/21 and Kent County Fair 7/19-7/21

    Fri 7/13 - B&O Ellicott City Station Museum - Rails and Ales Night at the Museum

    Wed 7/18 - Amphibian Walk at Oregon Ridge


    SoCo Grow Picnic with the Pollinators Saturday, July 14; 5:00 - 7:00 pm Please join us for a special “Picnic with the Pollinators” at the amazing Jug Bay Butterfly Garden. We will have a potluck dinner, tour of the garden, and the ladies of Pollinators Prospering People-PX3 will show us how to create a Solitary Bee Condo and Chrysalis Tree. Held at the Glendening Nature Preserve, 5702 Plummer Lane, Lothian MD 20711

    Afternoons, all next week at Eastport-Annapolis Neck library - Coding Rocks - Children going into 4th and 5th grade can learn the basics of computer programming, all experience levels are welcome, registration is required.

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    Greenbelt Makerspace

    All next week, Tech Topics Summer Camp - introducing students to a variety of tech topics such as animation, game design, electronics, robotics and more. All activities are hands-on and parents can follow along via daily online updates.

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Saturday - Noon-Midnight - Epic Lan Party - Minecraft Hunger Games style, Unreal Tournament, Evolve, Team Fortress 2, Rocket League and more. Potluck food and refreshments available.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    First Anniversary Party and massive open house. Invite all your friends and family!


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