April 2020 — Newspace — Sponsored by Wholesome Living Marketplace

This monthly newsletter will provide you with insights on what is happening at Altoona’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, Catalyst Space.

Looking Ahead

Like many other businesses, Catalyst Space is taking things one day at a time.

We had initially intended to start holding classes next month, however it looks like we might be holding off until June. With students effectively starting their summer early, we realize many parents are looking into summer program options for their kids. Catalyst Space will potentially be offering summer programs, if you are interested and would like to be notified when we have more information please fill out THIS FORM.

Pottery Wheels

One of our more popular classes has been our pottery classes where we often get requests about throwing clay on a wheel. In order to provide wheel throwing classes, we will need several more than the one wheel we currently have access to.

Pottery wheels are actually surprisingly expensive given their simple functionality, and to help us acquire more wheels we are applying to the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation grant.

As part of our grant, we are asking that anyone who might be interested in having access to a wheel or taking classes with the wheel to please fill out THIS FORM.

By doing so we can show a clear demand for the wheels that will help us be successful in this grant pursuit.

Makers Fighting COVID-19 With PPE

We have been busier than ever producing PPE for local medical staff and could not have done so without your support! Our efforts even made the local news! With a goal of raising $5,000 to produce 1,500 shields, we are excited to say we are halfway there!

If you would like to make a donation to help us cover the cost of materials please do so by visiting www.catalystspace.org/ppe

If you represent an organization that is in need of PPE or would like to simply get a shield for yourself please visit www.catalystspace.org/request-ppe

April Sponsor — Wholesome Living Marketplace

Consider supporting a local small business that is still open 10 am — 4 pm Monday thru Friday. By shopping at Wholesome Living Marketplace for your meats, microgreens, raw honey, eggs, local maple syrup, ghee, pickles, sauces, dressings, cheeses, soaps and more, you are helping to support the local producers.

Since 2008, specializing in quality supplements, herbs, skincare, essential oils, and groceries. Wholesome Living has a large selection of local goods offering many gourmet and hard to find products. Visit their Facebook and Instagram for current updates.

UPCOMING EVENT — Local Artisan Market scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, 10 am-2 pm at Wholesome Living Marketplace. Vendors include Brouse’s Big Bowl, Rocky Hollow Woodworks and Standing Stone Coffee. More to be confirmed, follow Wholesome Living on social media for event updates!

If you would like more information on how you can be a Newspace sponsor click here. Catalyst Space is a 501(c)(3) non-profit makerspace located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. — WEBSITE|FACEBOOK |INSTAGRAM |TWITTER

Catalyst Space is an Open-Access workshop and incubator in Altoona, PA with the necessary tools and resources to inspire the next generation.