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Introduction to Gardening Workshop

239 Main St, Bennington

Beneath that snow and ice the soil is just waiting to help you grow food this summer. Join the Bennington Area Makers (BAM) and the Bennington Chapter of UVM Extension Master Gardeners for this workshop that will explore the basics of vegetable gardening.  This workshop is free, but we are requesting attendees to register to […]

Free

Beginner Coding

Bennington Area Makers 239 Main Street, Bennington

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. Stay Tuned. Youth ages 7+ are invited to come explore computer science through coding. Hands-on puzzles and games start the adventure in the physical world, then we'll move into Scratch and try out Makey-Makey! McCullough Library, 4-H and BAM are teaming up for this geeky-fun Saturday workshop. Bring a brown bag […]

Free

Personal Cybersecurity

Bennington Area Makers 239 Main Street, Bennington

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. Stay Tuned. You read about cybersecurity in the news all the time. Major websites “hacked”, company databases “breached”, personal data “leaked”. “Phishing”, “malware”, “ransomware”, “2FA” or “MFA”. What language are they speaking? What does it all mean for you? What can you do to protect yourself? Learn some basic cybersecurity techniques […]

Free

Introduction to Starting Seeds

Bennington Area Makers 239 Main Street, Bennington

This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 Have you always wanted to grow your own food from seed, but been intimidated by the thought?  Not sure where to begin? Join BAM and the Bennington Chapter UVM Extension Master Gardeners for an introduction to starting seeds for your summer vegetable garden. We will have seeds, […]

Free

Sewing Machines 101 – Troubleshooting Q&A

Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/DhpmLTsrBU8UBKF36 Join Meridy Capella from Evergreen Alterations to discuss Sewing Machine Troubleshooting and Q&A. With so many people rallying to the cause of mask making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've been hearing the groans of bunched thread on a bobbin and seams that just don't seem right. Meridy will cover threading, […]

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Open Shops Tour – Virtual

Well, we can't connect for our regular Thursday Open House and Community Meetings. So, let's take it on the road. Virtually. Join us Thursday 4/23 for a virtual Open Shops Tour. Meet other makers in their natural environment, their own maker spaces in their homes and shops. Have a cool project or a favorite tool […]

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Virtual Open Shops – 3D Printing

Join Bennington Area Makers on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm to learn about what your neighbors are making and share projects that you are working on. This Thursday, James Salerno from Hale Mountain Research will lead us off with a look at the 3-D printing projects he is currently working on. This is a time […]

Virtual Open Shops – Gardening and Seed Starting

Join Bennington Area Makers on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm to learn about what your neighbors are making and share projects that you are working on. This Thursday, we are going to spend some time talking about starting seeds and getting the garden ready for planting. This is a time to informally share what you […]

Virtual Open Shops – Fermented Foods

Join Bennington Area Makers on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm to learn about what your neighbors are making and share projects that you are working on. In this session we're going to look at all the bubbling and burping bottles, jars and crocks that people have around their houses. What fermented foods do you have […]

BAM Open Shops Tour – Bicycle Tune Up

Join Bennington Area Makers on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm to learn about what your neighbors are making and share projects that you are working on. Tired of being cooped up? Would you rather be out rolling on two tires? Join us for a virtual bike tune up session. Bruce Lierman from The Cycling Academy […]

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BAM Open Shops Tour – Woodworking and Carpentry

Join Bennington Area Makers on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm to learn about what your neighbors are making and share projects that you are working on. This session will focus on woodworking and carpentry. Details to follow. This is a time to informally share what you are doing, ask questions, and get new ideas for […]

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Shop Smorgasbord

Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

BAM Shop Smorgasbord smor·gas·bord /ˈsmôrɡəsˌbôrd/ - noun: smorgasbord; plural noun: smorgasbords. A buffet offering a variety of hot and cold meats, salads, hors d'oeuvres, etc. A wide range of something; a variety. On Thursday, June 4, 6:00-7:30 PM, we'll have a free ranging conversation about all the various things people have made or are making. […]

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About BAM

The Bennington Area Makerspace provides opportunities for connection to the entire community via intellectually and physically creative activities. We are building an accessible, open, and safe space for the community to explore science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) skills and support entrepreneurship by making things and making connections. The guiding principle of BAM is to enable transdisciplinary collaboration and intergenerational exchange to feed curiosity, support discovery, and encourage entrepreneurial development in the Bennington area. For more information about BAM please visit us online at www.bamvt.com.