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  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:20 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 11/17 - Homestead Gardens - Davidsonville - Grand Illumination - Witness the lighting of over 200,000 Christmas lights illuminating at once as you listen to live carolers! There will be model trains, warm drinks and festivities galore. With special guest, AACo Exec-elect Steurart Pittman. Santa will arrive shortly after 6pm and will see children until 9pm.

    Sun 11/18 - Sagamore Spirit - Baltimore - Create Your Own Rocks Glasses - In honor of Maryland Spirits Month, tour the distillery, have a tasting, join McFadden Art Glass glass blowing crew to create your own rocks glass.

    Starting tomorrow 11/16 - all weekend - Gaithersburg - Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Holiday edition - Over 350 master craft designers and artisans selling their handmade creations all weekend.

    This weekend 11/17-11/18 - Baltimore - Christmas village preview weekend - West Shore Park transforms into a traditional indoor/outdoor German Christmas Market with great gifts and food.

    Now through 12/30 - Columbia - Symphony of Lights

    Sat 11/17 - Jan 1st - Sandy Point - Lights on the Bay - Brought to us by The SPCA of AACo

    .. including tonight 11/15 - 5-10pm - Lights and Leashes, ditch the car and see the lights at your own pace.

    Tomorrow 11/16 - Annapolis Striders - Dashing through the Show 5k and Fun Run

    Saturday 11/17 - Opening Night

    Sun 11/18 - BrightKey Night

    Now through 1/1 - Annmarie Sculpture Garden - Annual Ornament Show & Sale - Unique and affordable ornaments by regional artists are hung on trees displayed in the main gallery of the artist building. In it’s 11th year, it’s worth checking out, especially if it’s on one of the days that coincide with their Garden of Lights and other holiday events.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tomorrow 11/16 - Friday Make It Night: Hand Lettering - Gift Tags - Wasu Thompson teaches the art of using a brush pen to create beautiful hand-lettered items. Learn how to use the brush pen, with different strokes, to create the letters and how to incorporate watercolor into your design as well as blend ink colors. No experience required.

    Benjamin Banneker Museum & Park - Ellicott City

    Sat 11/17 - Preparing Holiday Feasts in the Banneker Era - Historical interpreters demonstrate Federal Period, earthen oven baking, focusing on the foods of Benjamin Banneker’s time.


    Tomorrow 11/16 - Odenton - Storytime with a Scientist - Stories, songs, a hands on experiment with their guest scientist.

    Sat 11/17 - Dino-vember Excavation - Severn - Elementary school students become jr paleontologists to help excavate some dinosaurs and fossils on an archeology dig! Call to register

    Mon 11/19 - Annapolis Library at Monarch Academy - Turkey Gala - Create your own turkey or two and then see how high you can stack the turkeys! Create a bridge out of various materials to help the turkeys get to the other side of the road.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 11/17 - Cold Connections and Rivets - Students will learn riveting with wire and tube and make a project of their choice using these skills.. Rings, pendants, cuffs, beads or belt buckles.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Sun 11/18 - John and Bonnie Lindner from Sykesville, who run the Etsy store, Daydreams Factory, will be at Annapolis Makerspace to teach us a little bit about wood lathe basics and safety.

    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.

    Thurs - electronics night

  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 7:22 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Tomorrow 11/9 - College Park Aviation Museum - Proof: Maryland Spirits Month Signature Event

    Enjoy the inaugural event celebrating Maryland Spirits Month. The spirited evening showcases Maryland’s distillers full of local liquor and libations, a cocktail competition and live music.

    Sat 11/10 - MD Stem Festival Walking Parade - AACC - Celebrate STEM at AACC’s campus in Arnold. Prizes given for best sign/poster and creative costumes based on STEM.

    Sat 11/10 - Wilde Lake High School - Columbia - MD Stem Festival and the Howard County NAACP Chapter present STEM of Many Colors - STEM is for everyone. Come see Minority STEM professionals and educators present a wide range of STEM topics. Participating organizations including JHU Applied Physics Lab, National Institute of Standards, NSA, Black Girls Code and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

    MD Stem Festival - Final days of the MD STEM Fest and there’s still tons of events around the area including Howard Astronomical League’s Star Party, MD Cybersecurity Career & Education Fair, Making invisible ink with lemon juice, nutrition, water purification, vibrobots and more

    Sun 11/11 - STEAMuseum Day - Riversdale House Museum - Adding Art to the Maryland STEM Fest, families are invited to learn about STEAM 19th century style with hands on activities throughout the house. Crafts, scavenger hunt, historical cooking demos and more!

    This weekend Sat/Sun 11/10-11/11 - Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship - Maryland Alpaca & Fleece Festival - The best fall fiber festival on the east coast! A great fall festival with live animal and fiber demos. Admission is free.

    Now through 11/24 - Columbia Arts Center - Art of Abstraction - Some of the greatest art comes from those working outside the box. Take a look at abstract art that uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create compositions that depart from reality.

    Mon - 11/5-11/29 - Montpelier Mansion - Laurel - Beyond Needleart Exhibit and craft show - The rooms of Montpelier will be filled with fiber artwork of all kinds, from quilting to felting to cross-stitch. While you’re there, you can browse for unique holiday gifts in the Artist’s Boutique, featuring handcrafted gifts and ornaments by local artists.

    Walters Art Gallery - Now through Jan 6 - Japanese Woodblock Prints - The art of Collaboration

    Showcasing more than 40 lively prints dating from the 17th through 19ths centuries

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Today 11/8 - Fearless Girls Photography Group Exhibition MD Hall

    Tomorrow/Fri 11/9 - Kids Fall Art Show

    Wed 11/14 - Essential Oils Class

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Tomorrow/Fri - 11/9 - Kids Night Out w/Nightmare Before Christmas

    Tues 11/13 - Preschool book club - Turkey Trouble

    Wed 11/14 - Glass Fusing - Checkered Cheese boards


    Sat 11/10 - Glen Burnie - STEM Day - Hands on STEM demonstrations and projects from agencies all throughout the county. It’s a mini STEM fair that takes up the whole library!

    Wed 11/14 - AACC dining hall - AACC Science Night

    Tonight 11/8 - Discoveries: The Library at the Mall - Teen Tech Cafe

    Tonight 11/8 - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - STEM Challenge Tuesdays

    Tue 11/13 - Odenton - STEM Tuesday

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Sat 11/10 - BrewCon - UAS is hosting it’s first Brewcon, a day of talks and tastings from homebrewers and fermentation enthusiasts in our community. Topics include homebrew, wine making, fermentation, mixology, beverage crafting and more.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 11/10 - Basic Faceting - Learn to cut your own gemstones.. Each student will learn how to cut a round gem from synthetic garnet, including pre-forming, dopping, cutting and polishing. The class will be two sessions with the first one involving preforming the stone and cutting the pavilion or bottom of the stone and preparing it for the cutting, which will be done in the second session.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Sun 11/11 - Come on out to our Open House and Fall Party f/needlefelting class, VR demos, refreshments and check out Annapolis Makerspace while you’re there.

  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 7:00 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 11/3 - National Electronics Museum - Linthicum - Quarterly workshop f/Theramin Electronics Workshop followed by their Electronica Music Fest! - A day of knob twisting, pitch bending, sound shaping and visual exploration or music.

    Sat 11/3 - Baltimore Museum of Industry - BMI STEM Festival - Afternoon full of hands-on activities as part of the MD STEM Festival

    Mon 11/5 - Blue Collar STEM Conference at the Baltimore Museum of Industry - An all day conference discussing the relation and importance of STEM outside of traditional four-year college paths, including manufacturing, health care, construction, government, education, labor and military.

    Sun 11/4 - Wow Learning Center - Glen Burnie - Science of the Groove at 11am followed by Family Tech Lab at 12:30pm as part of the Maryland STEM Festival

    MD STEM Festival - 500+ events all around MD, from makerspaces to libraries to schools, all kinds of groups are participating. Check the MD STEM Festival website for information about events in your area! - Over 50 events at locations just around AA, Calvert and PG Co! .. involving model rockets, drones, Legos, learning to solder, snap circuits,

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tomorrow 11/2 - Friday Make It Night: Watercolor Jellyfish w/Lindsay - learn to make a watercolor and ink jellyfish with one of Art Farm’s residents, Lindsay Elizabeth. Lindsay will walk you through different watercolor techniques and give you plenty of practice time before diving into making your own. No experience required.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sat 11/3 - two Clay Turkey Hand Prints

    Sun 11/4 - two Handmade Clay Ornaments


    Sat 11/3 - Maryland City at Russett library - Bristlebot Challenge - Bristlebots are tiny simple robots made from things like toothbrush heads, motors and batteries. There will be bristlebot construction and racing challenges! Register by phone.

    Sat 11/3 - Severn Park - National Capital Radio & Television Museum will be teaching morse code in a fun filled program about the invention of telegraphy and innovations in radio during WW2

    Wed 11/7 - Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Block Coding - Children in grades 1-3 will learn how to program their own interactive stories and games using the ScratchJr programming system

    Wed 11/7 - Discovers: The Library at the Mall - Challenge the STEM Mids - Challenge midshipmen in STEM strategy games and activities


    Today - Eastport-Annapolis Neck - STEM Challenge Thursdays

    Sat 11/3 - Edgewater - STEM Open House

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Sat 11/3 - UAS’s 8th Anniversary Party! - f/lots of food, drink, good people and music and they may even whip up one of their signature Fire Tornados

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Tomorrow 11/2 - Hand Lettering Crash Course for Adults - Learn about calligraphy and classic hand lettering with Larsen Lane Lettering

    Sat 11/3 - Retro Games and Robots night f/retro game systems and emulators as well as some robots to play with

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Chainmaille: Byzantine and Romanov - Students will make one project in Argentium sterling silver rings. You’ll have the option of making a simpler Byzantine bracelet or a more complicated Romanov bracelet and earring set.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - 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.

    Thurs - Electronics night

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:13 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 10/27 - Third Eye Comics Halloween Comic-Fest - Free comics, free candy and big savings. Third Eye’s events are always like a mini-Comic Con and being Halloween, it should be an extra great time to get out and show off your costume or see what others show up as.

    Maryland STEM Festival - 480+ events all around MD, from makerspaces to libraries to schools, all kinds of groups are participating. Check the MD STEM Festival website for information about events in your area!

    Sat 10/27 - MD-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)’s is hosting their Annual STEAM Fest in Upper Marlboro to bring out the inner STEAM power in PG Co’s youth by providing engaging and fun programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

    Many halloween events coming up including:

    ArBOOretum at the Cylburn Arboretum (Baltimore) tomorrow night (10/26) where kids can explore the spooky mansion, trick or treat around the gardens, listen to creepy music and learn about bats, owls, spiders and other nocturnal wildlife with DNR Naturalists. Live raptors and reptiles from Carrie Murray Nature Center as well as El Gringo and Wilde Thyme Food trucks and seasonal food items like hot soup, apple rings, pumpkin beignets, hot cider and cocoa!

    Also BOOtanica at Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring, also tomorrow night (10/26). Garden costume parade, paint a pumpkin, treat pumpkin treats, top the evening off by listening to award-winning storyteller Gary Lloyd present “Pumpkin Tales for the Young”, with stories more funny than scary.

    Sunday 10/28 - Silver spring Crafts - Desserts & Sweets Fair

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Sat 10/27 - Drop In Art Classes for ages 2-6 - Each drop-in is guided by a local artist and your children will explore color, texture, pattern making and more.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sat 10/17 - Old Fashioned glazed Christmas Trees

    Sun 10/28 - Homemade Clay Ornaments

    Benjamin Banneker Museum & Park - Ellicott City

    Sat 10/27 - Preserving the Harvest Workshop - Historic interpreters demonstrate Federal Period techniques for preserving foods. Very limited space, register early. $25/person


    ~10/15-11/12 - Anne Arundel County STEM Festival 

    Tonight 10/25 - Deale - Coding Club - Learn how to create video games using the Scratch programming language

    Sat 10/27 - Deale - Spooktacular STEM - Come dressed in your spookiest costume and explore simple pre-school Halloween based science challenges, for ages 3 - 5 entering kindergarten STEM

    Sat 10/27 - Riviera Beach - STEM Lab - Hands on science stations and demonstrations

    Mon 10/29 - Linthicum - Maker Mondays

    Tues 10/30 - Severn - Haunted Gingerbread Houses - Create and assemble the spookiest haunted gingerbread house that you can imagine! Call to reserve your spot.

    Tues 10/30 - Mountain Road - STEM night - w/Chesapeake High School Robotics Team and First Lego Club

    Greenbelt Makerspace

    Fri 10/26 - Fermentation Fans

    Sat 10/27 - Jr Makers

    Sun 10/28 - Animation Meetup

    Mon 10/29 - Drop-In Geneaology

    Wed 10/31 - Fiber Fans

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tonight Thu - 10/25 - Infosec night: Digital Forensics 101 w/Lab Examples

    Sat 10/27 - Classic Video Game Day - f/classic console gaming systems released 20+ years ago

    Tues 10/30 - 3D Printing Night - TinkerCAD tips and tricks, slicer settings, best/worst prints show and tell, basic 3D model repair and recent news in the 3D printing world

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Sun 10/28 - Kimchi Class - Learn what goes into making your own kimchi at home, history, ingredients to use and where to find them locally, recipes for kimchi in everyday meals.

    And as always, Mondays are for woodworking and Thursdays are for electronics at Annapolis Makerspace.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:54 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Tonight - 10/18 - Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore - Instructor Alejandra Martinez will teach a class about the history of sugar skulls and their place in Dia de los Muertos traditions. Participants will create and decorate their own sugar skull.

    Tonight 10/18 - Benjamin Banneker Museum in Ellicott City - Geology of Oella - Martin Schmidt, author of Maryland’s Geology, will discuss the rocks that form Oella and Ellicott City as well as other interesting geological facts about Baltimore County. Advanced registration required.

    Sat 10/20 - Station North Tool Library - Baltimore - Fix It Fair - A free event, open to the public, where you’ll find tools and materials to help you make common repairs on clothes, furniture, electronics, bikes, etc. Expert volunteers with repair skills in all kinds of fields will be on site to assist people with repairs.

    Sat 10/20 - Prince George’s Fall Fest Food, Wine and Music Festival benefiting Concerts for Causes, which raises funds to give musical instruments to students in underserved communities. The festival offering two stages, complimentary wine tasting, food, exhibitors and vendors.

    Sat 10/20 - Mornings at the Museum - National Museum of Health and Medicine - Silver Spring - The program provides early access to the museum for families with children who have physical, cognitive and/or sensory issues.

    10/20 - Ellicott City - Benjamin Banneker Museum - Knitting: Technique, History and Nature - Learn the basic knit stitch, fiber information, history and environmental concerns related to textiles. Must bring your own supplies.

    Sun - 10/21 - MAARC - Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club - RadioFallFest vintage electronics show and sale in Davidsonville. Check out collectors and vendors and vintage art deco radios, turntables, ham radios, military gear and more. Boy Scout Troop 454 will be selling breakfast and lunch items all day.

    Sun 10/21 - Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Fall Fair

    Sun 10/21 - Leaf It To Nature - Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills - Go on a nature hike to find out why the leaves turn to beautiful brows and oranges in the fall. Hike through Irvine’s forests, discovering different types of leaves.

    Tue 10/23 - Goucher College Baltimore - Code Girls: Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of WW2 with author Liza Mundy - This lecture features stories from Goucher College’s secret “Code Girls”. These women were selected in 1942 and 1943 to work on the top-secret mission of decoding the complex German Enigma code machine and other projects that helped end WW2

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun 10/21 and Wed 10/24 - Painting workshop - The Great Pumpkin serving plate


    Sat - 10/20 - Crofton - Orchids & Sowing Winter Seeds - An orchid instructor & master gardener will explain these exotic plants, giving tips on keeping them healthy and showing how to sow seeds in milk jugs for health seedlings in the spring.

    Sat - 10/20 - Crofton - Science Fair for Young Scientists of the Future - Put on by the National Science Honor Society from Arundel High School

    Tue - 10/23 - Deale - Pumpkin Palooza - Celebrate fall by learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin. Explore preschool science activities while enjoying pumpkin themed process art

    Wed - 10/24 - Broadneck - STEM Stations - Learn about science through hands on activities

    Greenbelt Makerspace

    Sun - 10/21 - free weekly cartooning and animation workshop

    NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

    Sat 10/20 - Goddard/Greenbelt - Join Goddard at their visitor center for International Observe the Moon Night - an evening of lunar science and exploration. Free and open to the public.

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Sunday - 10/21 - Crafternoon: Making Fairy Wings

    Tues 10/23 - Electronics Fundamentals: DC Circuits

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Tonight - Thursdays are their Robotics Club Night

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - 10/23 - Monthly General Meeting/Open House

  • 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.

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