Arts & Crafts First and Third Sunday of every month, 6-8 p.m.
Sometimes drinking a bar after work to unwind gets a little old. Wouldn't you rather get together with an all ages group of creative people for a crafting free for all? Rock Paper Scissors Collective gathers crafting supplies precisely so you can do that, although you are free to bring your own supplies as well. Meet new people, listen to music, and get your DIY on, all for free. Also, tapping into your creative juices won't leave you with quite the same hang over when you have to get up for work on Friday. --Sarah Burke
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