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Video Production Meetup

Our amazing Animation instructor (and local artist) Ola Betiku is hosting a Video Production Meetup this Saturday, February 4th from 2 to 4 pm. If you’ve got a smart phone, you can make videos.  Or learn to edit that video of the baby eating the cake.  Or the dog playing with the cat. And this is really late notice because I set it to publish February 25th, instead of January 25th.  ooops  Let me know if you are interested but can’t make it:  eva at greenbelt dot com p.s. Save the Date:  Soup Swap is scheduled for February 17!

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Greatest (Tech) Show on Earth

Maybe “Greatest …” is a bold statement, but the USA Science and Engineering Festival will draw over 350,000 people to the Washington Convention Center this weekend. That certainly puts it in the running for the largest three day gathering of science and engineering geeks. We should know, we were exhibitors at the previous two shows. (We’re taking a break this year to prepare for our own Mini Maker Faire next weekend.) Just take a look at how much space is being set aside for this event:

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Join us for our monthly Game Night, this Friday (11/6) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. We’ll be playing games of strategy, so participants can test their skills while having fun. What better way to spend a chilly November evening than playing games and making new friends? All are welcome! The games may include Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassone, Fluxx, or Evolution. (Or bring something you’d like to share!)

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Got Your Thingamajig Ready?

We’re headed to the 21st Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention! If you have kids, or just want to learn more about STEM yourself, join us this Thursday, 10-2pm, at the Prince George’s County Show Place Arena/Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland STEM is everywhere. It shapes our everyday experiences and is designing our future. It opens the doors to strategic thinking, creative expression and the best careers. At the YMCA, young people have numerous opportunities to learn, play and be inspired through STEM. The YMCA’s THINGAMAJIG Invention Convention is just one example of everything STEM. For 21 years, we’ve sparked the inventive, creative minds… (Read More)

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Closed for Special Events

sorry, we are closed

We’re not open this weekend, June 13-14th. We’re promoting community makerspaces at the National Maker Faire today, and supporting the maker/art movement at the Kinetic Sculpture Race on Sunday.  Come out and join us to see some stuff you’ve never seen before, maybe get a few ideas for a sumner project! The Labor Day Parade is just around the corner. Tweet @makerspace125 to find us 🙂 Update: We will be at the James Joyce Irish Pub for brunch on Sunday. Join us!

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DIY Series – Easter Eggs Edition

easter eggs with natural dyes

Our DIY Workshop series continues today, 4-6pm, with a session on how to dye Easter eggs, naturally. We mean with natural dyes! We have a signup page over on SignUpGenius. Space is limited. You should bring your own eggs (white or brown, blown or raw). The natural dye process involves boiling the eggs or egg shells which is why we can’t take a large crowd. But we’ll post images and instructions for next time.

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