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Decatur Makers is a welcoming, family-friendly community of inquisitive, motivated people who work together in a safe environment to discover, understand, design and create interesting things. We do host activities for children, but please note that any children present at a Meetup must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

We also have a google group and are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram which we use to communicate and discuss activities. More info (and others ways to support us) here (http://decaturmakers.org/).

Upcoming events (4+)

Decatur Makers Open Build Night

Decatur Makers

To officially register for this event, please visit our internal events calendar at: https://decaturmakers.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/decaturmakers/publicaccess/eventCalendarBig.jsp and click on the Open Build Night event you would like to attend.

We are now back to hosting IN-PERSON open build nights on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7-9 PM!

Masks are optional for this event.

We will be monitoring the number of makers inside the Space, and reserve the right to restrict access and/or to ask attendees to disperse during the event. Thank you for your patience should you need to wait a few minutes for a tour.

Open Build Night is a great time to bring questions about Decatur Makers, tour our makerspace, and a chance meet others who have the same passion.

If you would like to work on a project, please let us know some details beforehand by registering for the event. Certain tools and pieces of equipment are restricted for use and required the assistance of a trained volunteer. We endeavor to have volunteers available, but it is not always possible to work on or complete all projects.

This is for makers of all ages, skill sets, and interests.

We look forward to seeing you there!

To officially register for this event, please visit our internal events calendar at: https://decaturmakers.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/decaturmakers/publicaccess/eventCalendarBig.jsp and click on the Open Build Night event you would like to attend.

Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe

Decatur Makers

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO OUR WEBSITE:

https://decaturmakers.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/decaturmakers/event.jsp?event=6822

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT ON MEETUP. Joining the wait-list will not count as "signing up."

Come join us and learn the basics of how to use the wood lathe and create your very own pen in the process!

This class will involve making specialized use of the tools and equipment mentioned above and is appropriate for:

Beginners through Advanced Students

Sanitized hearing and eye protection will be provided and masks are required at all times while inside the space. Please wear closed-toe shoes and fitted clothing.

Cost = $50

Max Students = 3

Student Ages = 16+

Minors attending this class must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian for the duration of the course.

Registration for this class will end on 3/24/2022 at 11:55pm or when it is full.

If you need to cancel your registration please reach out to us at [masked] 24 hours in advance of the class for a full refund. We are unable to refund cancellations inside that 24 hour period or "No-Shows."

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO OUR WEBSITE:

https://decaturmakers.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/decaturmakers/event.jsp?event=6822

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT ON MEETUP. Joining the wait-list will not count as "signing up."

Woodshop for Kids!

Decatur Makers

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO OUR WEBSITE:
https://decaturmakers.app.neoncrm.com/event.jsp?event=7350&
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT ON MEETUP. Joining the wait-list will not count as "signing up."

We would love to have you join us for a Woodshop for Kids, Saturday March 26th at Decatur Makers! Please arrive at 9:30am. Class will begin at 10 am!

In this class we will make a small project from a Home Depot Kit. It’s a surprise! This class is appropriate for kids ages 7-11.

\*\*This workshop will be filmed by Discovery Education who is spotlighting Char as The SME who will address the value and importance of trade careers and the benefits of having hands-on skills in life. She will help students see how fun and personally satisfying these types of careers can be. She will share her passion and excitement about what they do will encourage students to develop their own abilities, choose their own path to happiness, and teach them to never feel intimidated by hands-on challenges.. All youth signing up for this workshop will need to have parents/guardians sign an agreement to allow their child to be photographed and on video for use by Discovery Education to post publicly on their media platforms.

Cost: Free!
Max Students: 10
Registration closes at 12 pm on Friday, March 25th, or when full.

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO OUR WEBSITE:
https://decaturmakers.app.neoncrm.com/event.jsp?event=7350&
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT ON MEETUP. Joining the wait-list will not count as "signing up."

Pysanky - Ukrainian Art of Dyeing Easter Eggs

Decatur Makers

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO OUR WEBSITE:

[https://decaturmakers.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/decaturmakers/eventRegistration.jsp?event=7339](https://decaturmakers.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/decaturmakers/eventRegistration.jsp?event=7339)

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT ON MEETUP. Joining the wait-list will not count as "signing up."

Join us to learn the Ukrainian Art of Dyeing Easter Eggs - Pysanky!
Our instructor Diane and her co-instructor Diana will walk you through this Ukrainian art!

A pysanky is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write" or "to inscribe," as the designs are not painted on, but written (inscribed) with beeswax.

Cost - $7
Max Students- 5
Registration closes at 12 pm on Saturday, March 26th.

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO OUR WEBSITE:

[https://decaturmakers.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/decaturmakers/eventRegistration.jsp?event=7339](https://decaturmakers.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/decaturmakers/eventRegistration.jsp?event=7339)

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT ON MEETUP. Joining the wait-list will not count as "signing up."

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Monthly Clean Up the Space!

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