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Maker Minutes 4/16/2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:38 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

B&O Railway Museum - B&O Junior Junction Virtual Story Time & Activity every Tuesday and Thursday and previous storytimes are available to watch as well. Today’s is “Iggy Peck, Architect” by Andrea Beaty, for suggested grades 2-5….. Next Turesday’s wil be “All Aboard the Dinotrain” by Tish Rabe for suggested grades K-5. Each storytime includes an activity as well, like building a bridge using household objects as well as making their own fossils, for these two storytimes.

Code Ninjas in Edgewater are offering online mentoring in coding and math for kids, Tuesdays through Saturdays. You can sign up online for a time slot

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YayMaker is hosting some online virtual family paint and sip parties! - You have to come up with your own supplies, but I heard that Art Things is doing a great job providing art supplies to Annapolis:

Next Tuesday/Wednesday, the Lyrids meteor shower should be hitting peak. If the weather is nice and the skies are clear, it might be a nice night to get out and take a look at the skies. Thanks to the Howard Astronomical League for the reminder.

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

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

Also... in addition to Annapolis Streaming as a great resource to find streaming concerts, I just heard on Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief that Annapolis Town Center Symmetry Agency and Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM) are doing an online streaming concert series with TONS of local favorites starting with Jimi Davies last night, MIchael K of Pretty Big Deal tonight and Doug Segree tomorrow night, to name a few. In addition to great live streaming music, they'll be matching dollar for dollar every donation made by the end of April, up to $5,000 to help out Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM) and all the great local musicians put out by the cancellation of gigs and such.

Art Farm - Annapolis

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

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

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

Maryland Hall

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

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


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

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

Today (4/16) - Decluttering Workshop online coaching session - Lynn Gardner, a speaker and coach on the current minimalism movement, will lead an online workshop to teach you tips and get ideas on how to discard and declutter your home or office.

Tomorrow (Fri 4/17) they have The Great Movies: The Son of Rambow that you can watch through the library’s access to Kanopy

… then next Wed (4/22) they’re doing another Poetry Open Mic night online

Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

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

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

Annapolis Makerspace

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

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

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

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

Tues - Monthly CAD/CAM Fusion 360 Workshop held online - We’ll post the link to the online stream the night of the event.


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