Saturday: Makers Market

June 11

The term "maker" now has an obnoxious air to it thanks to tech-bro utopians. Makers have 3-D printers and are supposed to save the world. Makers code and develop apps. Makers are people like Elon Musk, who builds electric cars and recently posited, quite seriously, that humans are living in a simulation, like in "The Matrix." Fortunately, this festival lacks every bit of that pretension. It is a space for people who make things with their hands and aren't all holier than thou about it. These are makers who create art, crafts, jewelry, furniture, and other things, all of which you don't necessarily need but buy because they're fun accessories in our busy lives. There's also free activities for kids to make their own stuff. So stop by, stroll the streets on what is hopefully a nice summer day, and check out the wares made by local craftspeople. There are additional dates on Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Center Place between Trading Place and Shipping Place, Dundalk, (410) 282-0261,, free. (Brandon Weigel)

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