Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Happy Hour Fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewing

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Celebrate the start of a new school year with us! Eat, drink, and play in The Basement at Lagunitas with all proceeds going to SparkShop. That's right: with every beer you drink, you're bringing high-tech, hands-on STEM to kids across Chicago!

Tickets include entry, dinner, and two raffle tickets! Buy yours below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sparkshop-happy-hour-fundraiser-tickets-47872296327

Lagunitas has plenty of bike racks and free parking. Since we're encouraging you to drink beer for the kids, we'll also encourage you use Lyft or Uber after the event!

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Feb
19
2:00 PM14:00

President's Day SparkShop @ Microsoft

On February 19th, we are partnering with the Woodfield Mall Microsoft Store, where we will lead a workshop of our Innovation and Teamwork program!

"Join the women of SparkShop, a new non-profit that teaches kids the fun to be had in the world of STEM and manufacturing careers. The SparkShop crew will lead kids through a series of projects that they can actually build and take home with them! Parents and Educators will be interested to learn how you can bring SparkShop to your school or homeschool!"

Register here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/il/schaumburg/woodfield-mall/store-36#eventid=1032961399

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Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Innovation & Teamwork Workshop at mHUB

We're offering a 3 hour workshop of our Innovation & Teamwork class for students ages 9-12 at mHUB, Chicago's first innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing. Students will learn and practice the product design cycle against a design challenge by brainstorming, sketching, prototyping, and presenting their own inventions.

Sign up through mHUB's event website.

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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Materials & Manufacturing Workshop at mHUB

We're offering a 3 hour workshop of our Materials & Manufacturing class for students ages 9-12 at mHUB, Chicago's first innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing. Students will experiment with a survey of different manufacturing methods taught along a historical timeline: from ancient methods of metal-forming to modern 3D printing and rapid prototyping.

Sign up through mHUB's event website.

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Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

SparkShop Launch Party

We can't wait to celebrate our launch with our Kickstarter backers and guests! The event will be a casual fundraising night full of hands-on activities, raffles, and drinks. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available. All proceeds will support our pilot classes in Chicago-area elementary schools.

Grab a beer and explore the museum's current exhibit, "Hey!Play! Games in Modern Culture." Release your inner-child and experiment with the machines and activities that SparkShop brings to schools around the city.

Our dress code is anywhere from business casual to cocktail attire. We know some of you are coming right from work, so come however you are comfortable!

When the event ends, join us at Mahoney's (551 N. Ogden Ave) for an afterparty!

Please note: The event is 21+ and is only open to our Kickstarter backers who selected a reward tier with tickets. We are not mailing tickets, we will have a guest list at the door so just bring your ID.

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