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|Date||Event Name||Notes/Description||Event Chair||Added to Calendar?|
1/29 STEAM Family Night |Tuesday, January 29, 2018 from 6:00-- 8:00 pm at Leesburg Elementary. Need an activity that involves the participants in making/doing something.|
Note, we missed the reply window, so don't think we can participate.
2/24 Loudoun Grown Expo In Purcellville. https://www.facebook.com/Loudoungrownexpo/ Diane brought Tom the suitcase and other items to display. Ralph Pugh will work with Tom to man the table. Tom H Yes
3/14 Loudoun Science and Engineering Fair Allon Stern and Tom McHugh will represent Makersmiths as judges and award our Maker Award. See https://www.lcps.org/Page/412 for details concerning judging. Allon X
3/21 Loudoun County Public Schools Student Maker Showcase Nick Grzeda (Nicholas.Grzeda@lcps.org) is looking for a Makersmiths display table for this event that will run from 5:30-7:30 PM. In the event of a weather cancellation, it will be help 3/28/19. See https://www.lcps.org/makershowcase. Ralph Pugh expressed interest. Laura Ogelman will bring her son, Soren, to the event to share the KidWind Middle School team wind turbine. Anyone else joining them? Ralph X
3/26 Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase This event is from 5-8 pm at Heritage HS in Leesburg - learn more at http://loudounnature.org/events/loudoun-seas. The event is to showcase "student-created exhibitions of environmentally-themed projects and ongoing activities." They are looking for "local nonprofits, government agencies, and other Community Partners to provide hands-on environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) learning activities and discuss volunteer and career opportunities." Is this something Makersmiths would be interested in? Need to register by 3/6. There is no cost to participate in this event. Information shared by Jennifer Chu. TBD
04/27-4/28 Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival Well attended event. In 2018 we had a booth in the non-profit area by the post office in Leesburg. Great opportunity for outreach to the local Leesburg area. Application submitted by Mark for non-profit booth.. Mark M X
4/27 Purcellville Music and Arts https://www.facebook.com/PVilleMusicArts/ TBD
6/1 Relay for Life At The Villages of Leesburg (Wegman's) from noon until 10pm with setup time on either side. Please volunteer using the signup genius link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aca929aaf58-relay Jenn Netsch X
6/2 NOVA Maker Faire At George Mason TBD
07/04 Purcellville 4th of July parade Do we plan on entering the parade, and are we going to continue with the barrel train?
|9/28-9/29||Rust Library How To Festival||How-to-Festival: Dave will demo his desktop CNC and Diane will make soap from 10:30-11:30am on Saturday Sept 28 in their community meeting room. Erin will demonstration how to make sidewalk chalk on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1PM. There will be other demonstrations on How-to-Make but they will be by other groups/organizations. The purpose is to encourage folks to visit all parts of the library including its maker space. ||Diane Painter|
09/? Bluemont Fair We have attended for two years, the fair organizer Lori Seely knows we don't have a tractor to pull the barrel train, but has offered a booth to exhibit/show stuff.
|10/5||MS-P Black Smith Open House||MS-P will have a special Open House from 1-4 PM to showcase the Blacksmith shop. ||Tom Hill|
|10/?||SterlingFest||We should find out more information and determine if we want to participate. 10,000 people attend this events so it would be a good audience to promote Makersmiths for getting new members. Suggested by Mark M.|
|10/?||Purcellville Tag Sale||Opportunity to sell surplus items and generate funds for the space|
|12/14||MS-P/MS-L||Computer Learning Month Open House- how are computers used at Makersmiths. Angela Fraser, coding teacher at Simpson MS and Blue Ridge MS, will come with her students and their parents. We propose the Open Houses occur 2 hours before town holiday parades. This would be 10am-12pm at MS-P, Purcellville parade is at 12:30PM. Then 3:30-5:30 at MS-L, Leesburg parade is at 6PM. Ralph will be the lead at Leesburg, Dave and Jim Waldron will be the co-leads at Purcellville. We need volunteers to come as demonstrators for CNCs, laser cutter, 3D printers, computer design applications. Angela also asked for Raspberry Pi, Arduinos...||Diane Painter|
|Mid Nov||Silent auction||Jessee M|