Aug
20
1:30 PM13:30

Mommy & Me STEM Building!

 

Dads are welcome too! Our focus will be on enhancing preschool aged kid’s skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Each week we'll provide new activities that will enlighten your child's curiosity about the world. Some weeks we’ll be doing fun explosive experiments and some we’ll be building using recycled materials, LEGO, K'nex, wood blocks, tools and all the resources here at The Maker Mill. Click here for more information and to register.

Dates: August 20th

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Recommended Grade: Ages 3 to 6 year olds

Cost: $10

View Event →
Teen & Tween Night Out
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Teen & Tween Night Out

Teen & Tween Night Out (Free for Members)

16.00

Stachey's Pizza & Water Included

Are your teens looking for a fun & safe night out? Have fun playing Xbox, PC games, board games, listening to music, singing Karaoke, play Magic of the Gathering and more.  Do you have a creative side? Than lets sketch and color with our many adult coloring books.

The kids will have so much fun learning new games with piers & our high school staff.

Date: Saturday, July 16th

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Grades: 5th - 8th

                                                  Register Here

View Event →
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Pokemon, Pizza, & Instant Challenges

 

Drop the Kids Off For A Special Parents Night Out!!!

Join us for a special night at The Maker Mill & bring your Pokémon cards to share, trade or play games with friends.

**NEW** for our July Pokémon we'll be doing introducing some instant challenges. Instant Challenges are about 10 minute mini-challenges, which can be technical (e.g., build a tower to support weight), theatrical (e.g., plan and preform a skit that incorporates these elements), or a mix of the two. There's a big focus on teamwork and creative problem solving.

Date:  Friday, July 15th

Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

Grades: K-8th

  • Learn & Play The Pokémon Trading Card Game

  • Trade Cards With Your Friends

  • Battle With Cards

  • Play Pokemon Minecraft on our Servers

  • Limbo and other competitions to win Pokémon cards

  • Play Xbox Games

  • Make New Friends

View Event →
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Mommy & Me STEM Building!

Dads are welcome too! Our focus will be on enhancing preschool aged kid’s skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Each week we'll provide new activities that will enlighten your child's curiosity about the world. Some weeks we’ll be doing fun explosive experiments and some we’ll be building using recycled materials, LEGO, K'nex, wood blocks, tools and all the resources here at The Maker Mill. Click here for more information and to register.

Dates: June 8th

Time: 10am-12pm

Recommended Grade: Ages 3+

Cost: $10

Click here for more information about our Saturday Mommy & Me STEM Building offerings

View Event →
Passion for Fashion Sewing Show!
May
15
2:00 PM14:00

Passion for Fashion Sewing Show!

Calling all fashionistas... Have you sewn something that you would like to share, but you don't know when or where? Here's your chance to walk down the runway and show off your style! The Passion for Fashion Sewing Show is the place to be if you love creating new clothes with your sewing machine and are excited to show off your unique style. You'll even get to pose for a stylish photo shoot before walking the runway in front of an admiring audience. Join the fun and show off your me-made clothing! 

 

Upon arrival, each fashion show participant will be styled and photographed for a keepsake picture to remember the event. Participants will then model their fashions while an emcee reads a description of their creations. The Fashion Show is not limited to Maker Mill sewing students – all sewists and young designers are encouraged to take part! More than one garment/outfit per participant is welcome. The runway portion of the fashion show will be followed by a short reception with refreshments allowing all the models to talk more about their creations. Strut your stuff at the first Passion for Fashion Sewing Show!

Fashion Student- Free

Family & Friends- $5 cover charge at the door

Children- $2 cover charge at the door

Please contact sewing teacher Carrie Midura to reserve your spot carrieandfitz@gmail.com or 508.846.8673.

View Event →
 Joint Summer Workshop Open House - The Maker Mill & Taste Buds Kitchen
May
14
3:00 PM15:00

Joint Summer Workshop Open House - The Maker Mill & Taste Buds Kitchen

Looking for summer programs for the kids? Come check out our free joint Summer Workshop Open House with Taste Buds Kitchen on Saturday, May 14th at 3pm!  We will be holding the informational session outside in the court yard, if it rains we will move into The Maker Mill.

Date: Saturday, May 14th

Time: 3pm - 4pm

The Maker Mill will be offering 10% off all Full Week Registrations (Full Day or Half Day)

View Event →
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Scratch Day @ The Maker Mill

Join The Maker Mill in North Andover to celebrate Scratch Day on May 14th. This fun hands-on event will get your creative juices flowing as you explore and learn to use Scratch to code your very own game. Cost is free, please call 978-258-0883 or E-mail Kelly@themakermill.com to reserve your one hour spot.

Time Slots:

  • 10am - 11am
  • 11am - 12pm

Event Plans

  • Hands-on introductory sessions of Scratch
  • View and play with several student projects
  • What is Scratch?

Scratch is a free desktop and online multimedia authoring tool that can be used by students, scholars, teachers, and parents to easily create games and provide a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming or even be used for a range of educational and entertainment constructivist purposes from math and science projects, including simulations and visualizations of experiments, recording lectures with animated presentations, to social sciences animated stories, and interactive art and music.

Want to stay and explore before or after? We're offing 1/2 off Drop-in rate of $7.50

View Event →
Girl Can- FREE Workshop
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

Girl Can- FREE Workshop

Join us for a special "Girls Only" pilot program, learning about many different aspects of STEAM and STEM.  Maria will lead you through Simple electronics in the Free workshop. This workshop is interactive and very hands-on, the girls will have input in future projects.

Wednesday May 4th

Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Recommended Grade: 2nd+

Cost: FREE!

Please call us at 978-258-0883 or E-mail Kelly@themakermill.com to reserve your spot.

We'll also be offering 10% off summer workshop registrations at this time, Offer Valid on:
• Full Week Workshops
• Morning (9am - 12pm) Full Week Workshops
• Afternoon (1pm - 4pm) Full Week Workshops
• Or any combination that is 5+ days

View Event →
Star Wars Days!
May
2
to May 7

Star Wars Days!

STAR WARS EVENT

Join us for our Star Wars event and create Light Sabers, Crafts and LED Star Wars Creations.  Purchase a ticket and use it Monday - Thursday or Saturday (Closed Friday) hours are listed below.

Age: K - 8th

When:

  • Monday - Thursday: 2:45pm - 7pm
  • Saturday:  9am - 3pm

Price: $10.00 per child (multi child discount for 3 or more) Click here to purchase a pass.

       

View Event →
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

Pokemon Club FREE WORKSHOP

Learn how to play Pokemon while secretly practicing MATH skills in a creative and fun way with your favorite cards.    We will learn strategies for solving basic counting problems. This class is designed to stimulate enthusiasm and love for Mathematics, to teach major strategies for problem solving, and to strengthen mathematical intuition.

Wednesday April 27th

Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Recommended Grade: Grade:  1st+

Cost: FREE!

Please call us at 978-258-0883 or E-mail Kelly@themakermill.com to reserve your spot.

We'll also be offering 10% off summer workshop registrations at this time, Offer Valid on:
• Full Week Workshops
• Morning (9am - 12pm) Full Week Workshops
• Afternoon (1pm - 4pm) Full Week Workshops
• Or any combination that is 5+ days

View Event →
Young M.C. Escher- FREE WORKSHOP
Apr
13
5:30 PM17:30

Young M.C. Escher- FREE WORKSHOP

Where art meets math. In this class the kids will explore the beautiful art of M.C. Escher and learn about one of following: tiling of a plane, construction with pencil and ruler, 2-d work with pencil and with watercolors.

When: Wednesday April 13th

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Cost: FREE!

Grades: K-4th

Please call us at 978-258-0883 or E-mail Kelly@themakermill.com to reserve your spot.

We'll also be offering 10% off summer workshop registrations at this time, Offer Valid on:
• Full Week Workshops
• Morning (9am - 12pm) Full Week Workshops
• Afternoon (1pm - 4pm) Full Week Workshops
• Or any combination that is 5+ days

View Event →
Tangle Your Name- FREE WORKSHOP
Apr
6
5:30 PM17:30

Tangle Your Name- FREE WORKSHOP

 

 

Become an artist using the Tangle

Colony!

The Tangle Colony Technique are pieces of unplanned, abstract, art created through a very specific Method from an ensemble of simple, structured patterns called tangles. The Tangle Colony Technique is not only exquisitely beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create.

And anyone can do it!

When: Wednesday April 6th

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Cost: FREE!

Ages: 6+

Please call us at 978-258-0883 or E-mail Hollie@themakermill.com to reserve your spot.

We'll also be offering 10% off summer workshop registrations at this time, Offer Valid on:
• Full Week Workshops
• Morning (9am - 12pm) Full Week Workshops
• Afternoon (1pm - 4pm) Full Week Workshops
• Or any combination that is 5+ days

View Event →
Pokemon, Pizza, Play, Magic & Tricks April 1st
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Pokemon, Pizza, Play, Magic & Tricks April 1st

Drop the Kids Off For A Special Parents Night Out!!!

Join us for a special night at The Maker Mill & bring your Pokémon cards to share, trade or play games with friends.

Happy April Fools Day! Come with your best tricks to fool your friends. We'll also have some new tricks and magic to share.

Date:  Friday, April 1st

Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

Grades: K-8th

  • Learn & Play The Pokémon Trading Card Game

  • Trade Cards With Your Friends

  • Battle With Cards

  • Play Pokemon Minecraft on our Servers

  • Limbo and other competitions to win Pokémon cards

  • Play Xbox Games

  • Make New Friends

  • Register Here

View Event →
Slumber Party Sewing Week! (February 16th-18th)
Feb
16
to Feb 18

Slumber Party Sewing Week! (February 16th-18th)

Who said you couldn't get anything done in your pajamas? Join us for a special sleepover-themed sewing projects during school vacation week at The Maker Mill! From pajama pants and pillowcases to eye masks and overnight bags, you'll have fun making everything you need for your next overnight adventure. Additional themed craft projects, games, and free sewing time will be added as time allows. All project materials are included in the workshop fee and participants are encouraged to come dressed in their pajamas and slippers (or other indoor shoes). Stuffed animal guests are also welcome!

Please bring a peanut-free lunch, snacks, and water... and your creativity! Sewing experience is recommended but not required. A limited number of sewing machines are available for use during class or you may bring your own.

Tuesday: Tote Bag & Matching Snack Bag

Wednesday: Pillowcase

Thursday: Pajama Pants

Time:

  • Full Day: 8:30am - 5:00pm (9am - 4pm Sewing Time)

Recommended Grade: 2nd+

Instructor: Carrie Midura

View Event →
Early STEM building
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Early STEM building

 

Join us at The Maker Mill every Wednesday at 10am for some early STEM building! Our focus will be on enhancing preschool aged kid’s skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Each week will feature Stories and interactive books such as Speakaboos Story Books with a take home project.

Every: Wednesday

Time: 10am

Recommended Grade: Preschool (2-5 year olds)

This Wednesdays (2/3)  topic will be Things that go!

View Event →
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Mini Maker Story Time

Join us at The Maker Mill for a special Makers Story Time! Each week we'll be reading books and exploring different topics. This is a fun hands on Event!  We will be exploring Stories and  interactive books such as Speakaboos Story Books & working on a take home craft based on our book topic.

When: January 27th

Time: 10:00AM

Ages: 2-6 ( moms and dads too)

Cost: $10 drop-in fee, free for members

**Drop-in fee also gets you access to our open play space 9:00-12:00.


View Event →
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Mini Maker Story Time

Join us at The Maker Mill for a special Makers Story Time! Each week we'll be reading books and exploring different topics. This is a fun hands on Event!  We will be exploring Stories and  interactive books such as Speakaboos Story Books & working on a take home project each week.

When: Wednesday January 20th

Time: 10:00AM

Ages: 2-6 (moms and dads too)

Cost: $10 drop-in fee, free for members

**Drop-in fee also gets you access to our open play space 9:00-12:00.

View Event →
Pokemon, Pizza Play
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

Pokemon, Pizza Play

Drop the Kids Off For A Special Parents Night Out!!!

Join us for a special night at The Maker Mill & bring your Pokémon cards to share, trade or play games with friends.

Grade: K-8th

Cost:  $20.00 ($15.00 for up to 2 additional siblings)

  • Learn & Play The Pokémon Trading Card Game

  • Trade Cards With Your Friends

  • Battle With Cards

  • Play Pokemon Minecraft on our Servers

  • Limbo and other competitions to win Pokémon cards

  • Play Xbox Games

  • Make New Friends

View Event →
"FREE" Hour of Code Week - An Hour of Code with Star Wars!
Dec
7
to Dec 12

"FREE" Hour of Code Week - An Hour of Code with Star Wars!

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.

That’s why The Maker Mill is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Our Hour of Code is a statement that The Maker Mill is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.

https://hourofcode.com/us

https://code.org/

Date/Time:

  • Monday - Thursday December 7-10th /  2:45pm - 7pm
  • Saturday, December 12th /  10am - 3pm

 

View Event →
Nov
28
to Dec 12

Small Business Sale

Looking to Support small Local businesses this Holiday Season?

Buy One Get one Free

Drop-in & Drop-off passes

Plus

15% off: Workshops & Merchandise

Code:SBSaturday2015

$25 off: Birthday party

(Please call 978-258-0883)

Expires 12/12/15


View Event →
Knitting Club & Learn to Knit
Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Knitting Club & Learn to Knit

Knitting Club

All are welcome to join in & share their skills in our 1st learn to knit meeting.  We welcome advanced and newcomers of all ages to join us at The Maker Mill for a FREE knitting hour.

We will start with a scarf for our learners

Please bring your supplies

Call to Register:  978-258-0883

 

View Event →
Halloween Madness-Parents Night out!
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

Halloween Madness-Parents Night out!

Join us for a special night at The Maker Mill, and feel free to come in costume to this drop-off event.  We will create Halloween crafts, pumpkin investigations, animations, Minecraft, face-painting, balloon animals and other spooky games.

Pizza and water will be served.

Date: Friday, October 30th  

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Grades: K-8th

Cost:  $25.00 (Multiple Sibling Discount Avail.)

Register Here

View Event →
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Mini Makers Spook-tacular Party!

Join us at The Maker Mill for our 2nd annual Mini Makers Spook-tacular Party! Come in with your Halloween costume for a special drop-in event.  We will create Halloween crafts, pumpkin investigations, exploring some spooky slime,  and have a costume parade to show off our costumes. Story time will still be at 10:00am.

When: October 28th

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 2-6 ( moms and dads too)

Cost: $10 drop-in fee, free for members

View Event →
We're Having a Party!!!
Oct
24
1:00 PM13:00

We're Having a Party!!!

Please join us to celebrate our ONE year anniversary serving the Merrimack Valley and surrounding communities.  You and your friends are invited to the celebration.  We live and breathe STEM enrichment at The Maker Mill & have been so honored to share our passion with the community over the past year.  We would like to recognize everyone that helps to support our programs.  Join us for FREE crafts, demonstrations, refreshments & cake.

Saturday: October 24th, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

Everyone’s Invited

View Event →
Aug
22
11:15 AM11:15

Free Little Music Makers Demo

 

Come join us for a free Little Music Makers Demo. A really fun and educational workshop for ages 2.5-5 years old. We will learn some basics of music making: creating a rhythm, singing a melody, moving to the beat and more! Opens children up to the world of music and encourages their creativity and social skills.

View Event →
Jun
19
5:00 PM17:00

Tangle Your Name or Dad's For Fathers Day

Make a 8 X 11 Banner of a name using the Tangle Colony Technique

The Tangle Colony Technique are pieces of unplanned, abstract, art created through a very specific Method from an ensemble of simple, structured patterns called tangles. The Tangle Colony Technique is not only exquisitely beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create.

The process of creating with the Tangle Colony Technique  creates "artistic relaxation" you will become completely engrossed in making each pattern,  focusing on one line at a time. The creativity options and pattern combinations are boundless. 

And anyone can do it!

When: Friday June 19th

Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Cost: $20

Who: ages 8+

Instructor: Maria


View Event →