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2023 Mill City Skill Share:
Event Held Sunday, April 2

The Mill City Skill Share in 2023 was on April 2 from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. It was funded by grants from the Lowell Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council both of whom we give our thanks.

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2022 Mill City Skill Share: Event Held Saturday, May 21

This was an in-person event. There was no cost to attend or teach.

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The 2021 Mill City Skill Share was a hybrid (combination virtual and in-person event). Sessions included:


On May 2 2020, our Mill City Skill Share was a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We livestreamed for 5 hours and hosted 10 sessions. The result was our highest turnout ever, with close to 900 attendees throughout the day.

Original Facebook event

Click each session for a video recording:

11:00 – 11:30 AM | Kite Making with Glenn Davison

11:30 – 12:00 PM Relationship Marketing: Creating a Habit of Gratitude with Dot Richards

12:00 – 12:30 PM | Crocheting 101 with Paulina Migalska

12:30 – 1:00 PM | How to be a LLAMA: Participating in Mutual Aid

1:00 – 1:30 PM | Mozzarella Cheese Pulling with Beth Falk of Mill City Cheesemongers

1:30 – 2:00 PM | What is a Lapidarist? with Jim Pecora

2:00 – 2:30 PM | How to Make a Dog Bandana with Amy Wilson

2:30 – 3:00 PM | Kitchen Knife Skills with Ben Brown

3:00 – 3:30 PM | Selling or buying your first home during COVID-19 with Mindy Dopler Nelson

3:30 – 4:00 PM | DIY Book Making: Make your own notebook with Resi Ibañez


Original Facebook event

Schedule of Live Events:

10am – 11am
Molding & Casting Pewter / Classroom / Bob Gampert
Jam Jar Candles / Electronics Area / Amy Wilson
How to Make a Cheese Plate / Kitchen / Beth Falk of Mill City Cheesemongers

10am – Noon
Sewing Basics: remake a man’s shirt into a summer top / Downstairs Workspace / Susan Ellis

11am – Noon
Black Holes / Conference Room / Ben Brown
Learn to Crochet / Downstairs Lounge / Billy Heath
Make your own “IKEA” furniture / Woodshop / Jon Goplerud of Drip Edge Furniture and Caroline Read

Noon – 1pm
Astrophotography / Classroom / Frank Masciulli
Homemade Bread and Yogurt / Kitchen / Rob Watson
Respirator use for crafting/workshops / Electronics Area / Bob Naylor
Making a mess with Epoxy! / Downstairs Workspace / Brad Powers

1pm – 2pm
Backpacking Gear Shakedown / Classroom / Sam Burdett
Learn to Crochet / Conference Room / Michelle Jerry of The Emerald Stitch
Copper Trees / Electronics Area / Derek Karalekas of @NorthEastBirch
Basic Bike repairs for Women/Trans/Femme people / Downstairs Workspace / Jess Schumann

2pm – 3pm
Weighted Blankets for Sensory Regulation / Downstairs Workspace / Allison Rugg

2pm – 4pm
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons / Classroom / Brad Powers
Cold Process Soapmaking / Kitchen / Michele Albert