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Friday Movie and Discussion

This Friday our weekly meetup at 7pm is hosted by a member to show Valentino’s Ghost on the big TV. Narrated by Michael Farrell, filmmaker Michael Singh’s documentary explores how depictions of Arabs and Muslims have changed from the romanticized image of Rudolph Valentino’s The Sheik to contemporary representations of evil. This 2012 film has a 7.8/10 rating by the IMDb. You may not agree with every observation in Michael Singh’s documentary “Valentino’s Ghost.” But this engrossing examination of American perceptions of Arabs and the Arab world gets you thinking. -NYT Critics’ Pick  

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Do you want to HAM it up?

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Several people have expressed interest in forming an amateur radio (HAM) club at the MakerSpace. We now have a volunteer, Randy,  ready to lead regular meetings starting Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7:30pm. Sign up below… Perhaps the most valuable activity of our new club will be to help newbies, like me, get licensed. Randy wants to emphasize that learning Morse code, while it may be fun, is no longer required! For both kids and adults, there is no age limit on FCC licenses. The Technician class license is the entry-level license of choice for most new ham radio operators. To earn the… (Read More)

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Building Community through Art, Assemblage Art Dolls

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Psychesdolls, the small yet powerful assemblage figurative collage emerges from the depths of winter to become the focus of a MakerSpace Workshop. Cynthia Swan will facilitate a group meetup on Sunday, May 31st from Noon to 2 pm where you can create your own image. Supplies will be provided and you are invited to bring along any button, bead, ribbon, bauble, or scrap of material (Think SCRAP, DC) that you love and wish to include in the making of your Psychesdolls. Future group meetings are planned for June 28 and July 26. Register to attend using the form at the bottom of… (Read More)

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