RidgeFest – A Wheat Ridge Maker Faire is scheduled for June 18 at The Green. What is a Maker Faire?
“From tech enthusiasts to crafters, scientists to garage tinkerers, at Maker Faire novices and experts of all ages come together to show what they’ve made and share what they’re learning. It’s a community built on curiosity, collaboration and resourcefulness. What are you making? Come to Maker Faire and show (& tell) the world,” according to makerfaire.com.
Alongside this massive show-and-tell there will be food trucks, a beer tent and live music. It’s free to the public, so join Localworks on June 18 to kick off a summer of fun and creativity.
Do you consider yourself a Maker? Localworks has just the place for you! MakerWorks, powered by Localworks, is a makerspace right here in Wheat Ridge. Makerspaces are places with tools, materials and most importantly, other Makers! At a makerspace you can work on a project, learn new skills, or hang out with like-minded creatives. Those interested in helping in the development of the makerspace or the Maker Faire can attend weekly volunteer meetings and work sessions each Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church.
For our first Live Local Event, Localworks hosted a Community Build Night at the makerspace where community members were able to come in and learn about makerspaces, watch a 3D printer and laser cutter in action, and complete a fun hands-on project of their choosing. Over 30 people came by and we had a wonderful night of community, making and learning.
We will be hosting another Community Build Night on Thursday, April 21. Keep an eye on our website – localworks.org – for more information coming soon!
The popular TLC cleanup programs will continue this summer. Those interested in getting a dumpster for their community, attending a Clean Up Day, or applying for a block party grant should head over to the programs section of the Localworks website for more information.
As always, our community connections are what make Wheat Ridge such a special place. Localworks looks forward to connecting with you and your family!
Contact Localworks Program Assistant Jake Harrington at 513-550-8151.