I'd say we do an open house for the august or september meeting. Gives us time to renovate/settle into the space. Also hopefully have some finished projects by then.
I think we should also contact some print media outets to possibly run a story a week or two prior, maybe in the sheaf, and SP? Could alos post a thread on Reddit, and send out an invite to the Linux users group or other groups that may be interested.
thinmgs I'd like to have done before hosting an event:
*Paint the walls
*Build the dividing wall
*Mount LCDs on benches
*build another great table
*signage on window/door/220 common spaces
*have workflow documentation for onboarding new members
*improve website and wiki signup and content