Burlington’s Maker Takeover at the Historic Depot in Downtown Burlington, NC | Communities Connections

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Burlington’s Maker Takeover at the Historic Depot in Downtown Burlington, NC
The president of the US has declared  June 12th to June 18th as a “National Week of Making” to highlight the Maker Movement and its power to help start new small businesses, bring back Manufacturing to the US and create new opportunities for hands-on STEM education. During this week the Alamance Makers Guild will be holding special events throughout the week.

Historic Train Depot (photo courtesy of Elizabeth Shaughnessy)

AMGlogo2014For the June Open Meeting of the Alamance Makers Guild they are doing something really special.

The first ever “Burlington’s Maker Takeover”; an evening of Making, Fun, Food, and Music outdoors at the Historic Depot in Downtown Burlington to celebrate the Maker Movement here in Burlington/Alamance County.

Burlington, NC is proud to be one of the first four “Maker Cities” in the state of North Carolina and to honor Maker Week, the Alamance Makers Guild is partnering with the City of Burlington and the Burlington Downtown Corporation to bring you this special event.

Restored Caboose (photo courtesy of Elizabeth Shaughnessy)

They will have hands-on “Maker Stations” with activities and demonstrations, maker talks and live local music at the amphitheater. There will be food from downtown restaurants, tours of the restored  caboose and activities from the Recreation and Parks Department  There will be something for everyone.

Come and learn about 3D printing, make pieces for the Monument Quilt, learn about robotics, get your hands dirty making something, play life-sized foosball, enjoy some music, have some great local food!

If you would like to show YOUR project (Maker, Artistic, Musical, Maker-Talk) then contact Ben Harris at ben.harris@harris-educational.com to learn more and to reserve your free exhibit space.

This event is free, family-friendly and open to the general public. It’s also a great chance to meet some of the local makers and find out how you can get involved with the Maker Movement here, through the Alamance Makers Guild.

Please share this event with your family and friends. Hope to see as many of you there as possible!


Where: The Historic Depot and Amphitheater in Downtown Burlington (100 West Front Street)
When: Thursday June 18th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (rain or shine). Exhibitor/Vendor Setup from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Parking: Lots of free parking in adjacent parking lots near the Depot and around town.
Food: Great dinner options from many of our downtown restaurants including the Deli at the Company Shops Market, Mosca’s Restaurant, the world famous Zack’s.

Exhibits, Bands and Speakers: Details Coming Soon!

Meetup.com updates will be posted to the Alamance Makers Guild fan page at: http://www.facebook.com/AlamanceMakersGuild

Thank you to the City of Burlington, NC – Government, Recreation and Parks, the Burlington Downtown Corp. and everyone else helping to bring this celebration of the Maker Movement to Downtown Burlington!

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