Launch of the Teen Chapter of the Alamance Makers Guild!

The Alamance Makers Guild is launching a new Teen Chapter for the youth of the area. This effort is being spearheaded by rising high school junior Sabrina Otero (the same energy and talent behind the League of Extraordinary Thespians and their production of "Zelda the Musical")

To launch the teen chapter we'll be holding an open meeting on Saturday September 21st from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center. At present the plan is to hold the meeting in the bay off of center court, beside the Progressive auto insurance kiosk, in front of Super Tans, across from the Shoe Store. (look for Alamance Makers Guild signs)

Our meetings are always open, free, and family friendly.

Current adult and family members of the Alamance Makers Guild are invited, along with prospective new Teen members (aged 13 and older) Parents are also welcome to join in and check us out. Membership in the AMG and the Teen Chapter of the AMG is free, as are our open events.

Our agenda for the meeting is:

* Introduction to the Alamance Makers Guild, who we are, what we've done, what our plans are for the future.
* About the Teen Chapter, our goals and YOUR goals.
* Show-N-Tell (a chance to show off YOUR projects)
* Setting Goals for the next meeting and for the 2014 Burlington Mini Maker Faire.
* Socializing. (The meeting may run longer than 3:00pm for anyone who wants to hang around and socialize)

About show-n-tell: At our open meetings we always have a show-n-tell session where folks bring in their latest creations, projects in progress, or talk about their latest news. Projects could be technical, artistic, or anything in between. Its a chance to show off your skills, ask questions, and share what you are working on.

Please RSVP for this meeting either on our meetup.com page OR on our facebook fan-page's event page. (we need to know how many chairs to bring in and how many folks to expect. Please comment and let us know how many folks will be coming with you!)

The Alamance Makers Guild is a group of talented and creative makers from in and around Alamance County North Carolina. We enjoy creating projects both technical and artistic and represent a wide variety of skills and interests from blacksmithing to electronics, woodworking to crochet, robotics to sculpture, steampunk to education, and a lot more. Together we have been holding talks, events, and meetings for the last two years including two very successful Burlington Mini Maker Faire events. We've received national recognition by Make Magazine and are also connected to the larger Maker Community around North Carolina. Our eventual goal is to open a permanent maker space here in the area that could benefit the community. One of our goals has always been to work with the youth of the area and with Sabrina Otero on board as the head of the Teen Chapter we are excited about the possibilities that are before us. We'll be connecting young makers with adult mentors, working together on projects, and inviting teens to work on and create their own projects for future Maker Faire events.

Anyone who is interested can learn more about us (and see lots of photos from previous events) at our facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/AlamanceMakersGuild

Please contact Ben Harris (founder of the Alamance Makers Guild) at [masked] if you have comments or questions.

Thanks and we are looking forward to meeting the teen makers of the area!
Special thanks also to Holly Hill Mall for hosting this event!

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