We at CT Hackerspace are in the process of putting together a grand opening/open house event in August and I thought I would defer to the collective wisdom here for any suggestions, input, warning etc. We are still brainstorming the goals of the event but it is safe to say that one of the goals is to raise awareness of our space to the local community and increase our membership/participation levels.
For some additional information on our space, you can see our project page here in the atrium: http://atrium.schoolfactory.org/spacefed/node/28296
If anyone has any thoughts on making an event like this a success or things to watch out for that can sink the ship, please comment. I will continue to blog on our progress for this event. I will also throw out the tentative date (August 13th) for any of you that might be on the East Coast and would be interested in attending.
If anyone is interested in attending that will be travelling, please let me know and I will be sure to help out with accomodations, area attractions etc.