The Thurston Economic Development Council, together with the City of Lacey and Saint Martin’s University, is holding on Oct. 16 a grand opening celebration of the Lacey MakerSpace.

The Lacey MakerSpace is a community workshop that provides access to fabrication tools and allows participants to design, collaborate, and produce creative projects. Through hands-on training, computerized fabrication machines, and traditional tools, makers can gain skills in 3D design, laser cutting and engraving, woodworking, and more.

During the grand opening event, to be held 4–6 p.m. at 16 Baran Dr. SE in Lacey, community members can take guided tours of the space and see live demonstrations of the equipment. Hosts will offer do-it-yourself personalized creations, as well as raffles, door prizes, booths from local partners, and discounts for future memberships and classes.

For more information, visit this website and RSVP here.