off the festival at 2 p.m. will be Mark Frauenfelder, author of "Made by
Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself," the book
chosen for this year’s community-wide Rappahannock Reads.
Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, and founder and co-editor of the popular blog
Boing Boing. He will talk about “people making cool stuff for the
love of making” and present the new tools and technologies that are driving
innovation and giving individuals and small groups the ability to create
amazing things that would have been out of their reach a few years ago. A
book signing will follow.
of community groups and individual makers will demonstrate and share their
projects from 3 - 5 p.m. These will include robotics, 3-D printing, pottery, beekeeping, micro brewing, cheese making, coffee roasting, knitting and
quilting, kid-friendly engineering and computer programming, jewelry making,
and comics writing.
Makers wishing to demonstrate or share their
expertise at the Festival of Community Makers may contact the England Run
branch manager Martha Hutzel at firstname.lastname@example.org
England Run Branch is located at 806 Lyons Blvd. in Fredericksburg.