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Tasty Treats at DMMF – Leila’s Food Truck

 Be sure to attend Denton Mini Maker Faire hungry – Leila’s Food Truck will be a vendor this October! With a variety of vegetarian, Middle Eastern fusion cuisine that “combines the exotic flavors of Middle Eastern food with the traditional classics we all know and love”, the food truck offers something for everyone.

Originally teaching Visual Arts, Shadan Kishi Price – the food truck’s owner and chef – decided that food was her passion. An advocate of the vegetarian lifestyle since 2007, Shadan is committed to serving the community and has given demonstrations and classes at Natural Grocers and Lifetime Fitness in addition to working as the sous chef and supervisor at UNT’s vegan dining hall.

Menu items range from Chickpea salads to Falafel burgers…all food prepared at the truck is vegetarian, and uses local produce whenever possible!  



Nerd Nite at Denton Mini Maker Faire


    We are happy to announce Nerd Nite Denton’s participation in the Denton Maker Faire: Saturday, October 8th! Though the idea began in Boston, MA, “Nerd Nite” has become a popular addition to Denton’s community within the past year. Nerd Nite Denton offers engaging presentations and lectures that span all topics of interest and is typically hosted by local eateries or bars such as J&J’s Pizza or The Bearded Monk. While the concepts discussed are often comparable to those of TED Talks, the casual nature of the event affords its audience a carefree environment conducive to colleague-to-colleague exchanges and questions. 

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   Motivated by the desire to provide adults with valuable information and compelling ideas, the three bosses of Nerd Nite Denton have massed their experience in entertainment production, music, and education to create learning opportunities that are, though perhaps unconventional, accessible and inviting.



Denton Public Library – The Forge

    Denton Mini Maker Faire 2016 is proud to be sponsored by Denton Public Library – a primary building block in Denton’s educational and artistic community. North Branch Library has played host to The Forge makerspace since May, 2014. Through providing resources in electronics, robotics, web design, print design, digital art, animation, video editing, coding, small business solutions, and 3D printing, this makerspace offers valuable and accessible opportunities in creativity and innovation.

    The Forge makerspace not only offers educational information, but also cutting-edge hardware and software for anyone wanting to “unleash their creativity, boost their skills, and streamline their productivity, whether it is for fun, starting a small business, or learning skills for a new job.”

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                         3D Printing at The Forge – Northbranch Library

    Denton Public Library also hosts the artworks of the local VAST (Visual Arts Society of Texas) in rotating displays, and considers Denton a city “full of artists whose influence can be seen throughout the downtown area and the community” and feel that “local music, artwork, and individuality of style permeate the culture.”

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