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Maker Faire debuts at ScienceWorks

The inaugural Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland.

Maker Faire will be an interactive, family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement. Hands-on activities will celebrate the arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology of the Rogue Valley and beyond, according to a press release.

Special guests include Portlander Annika Schindler, costume designer for LAIKA Studios, producer of the Oscar nominated films "Coraline" and "The Boxtrolls"; Danny Scheible, Sacramento-based creator of TAPIGAMI, an art form using tape and imagination; Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, authors of the book 3D Printing ScienceProjects from Los Angeles; and members of Star Wars Oregon.

More than 40 Makers from across Oregon and California will be on site with hands-on activities and demonstrations including Meet the Machines, needle felting, robotics, chalk art, a car take-apart, 3D printing, LEGO building, kinetic bikes, learning to use tools, crafting and more.  

Food will be available from the Ashland Lions Club as well as hot drinks from Rogue Valley Roasting Co.

Admission is $10 for visitors age 2 and up.  Event details and tickets are available at www.roguevalleymakerfaire.org