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      Calendar  -  2016 Past Months                             <--2015               Current Calendar-->

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   2016 January

1
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Open Forge

8-10
   Gichner Memorial Hammer-in: Cordova, Maryland.
http://www.masasmiths.org/

15
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Finishing the Tomahawk/ Filing

15-17
 The Annual Cabin Fever Model Engineering Show and Auction:
York, Pennsylvania.
http://www.cabinfeverexpo.com/index.html

29
   Board Meeting:Gulf Branch Nature Center
7:00 P.M. in the Gulf Branch Nature Center.

   2016 February

5
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Twisting/ Scrolling Wrenches- Phil Heath

19
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Chasing/engraving- Alex

21
   Cub Scout Demo: BGOP Forge
Forge wil be closed to members for the afternoon.

27
   Dan Boone's Pasture Party: 7381 Parrish Rd., Louisa, VA 23093
Registration NO LATER THAN Feb 15 - Judy Boone: 540-967-3267 or jmbb1000@aol.com

   2016 March

4
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Fancy Twists

12
   Patina Antique Tool Sales and Auction
At the Damascus, Maryland Volunteer Fire Association Activity Center.
Tool sale to start at 9 A.M., tailgating earlier. Auction at 2 P.M.
http://www.patinatools.org/auctioninfo.asp

18
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Spoons, Kelly Bell

   2016 April

1
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Spring Fling prep/ Safety Demo

15-17
   BGOP Spring Fling: Berryville, VA.
 
Demonstrators: Jymm Hoffman and Richard Sullivan
 
2016 Flyer
 

29
   Board Meeting:Gulf Branch Nature Center
7:00 P.M. in the Gulf Branch Nature Center.

 
   Apple Tree: Spring Fling 2017 Planning Meeting
Date changed to May 7th

   2016 May

6
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Spring Fling Recap - Open Forge

7
  Apple Tree: Spring Fling 2017 Planning Meeting
Old Stone Restaurant at 12 noon
3425 Martinsburg Pike
Clear Brook, VA 22624
Tour of the new location is planned as a second half of the meeting.

20
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Forge Welding, Josh Fikentscher

21-22
   28th Annual Blacksmith Days:
Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, Maryland.
http://www.bgcmonline.org/

28-29
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
9:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

   2016 June

3
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Boot Scraper/ Joinery, Phil Heath

12
   Gulf Branch 50 Year Birthday
Demonstrators needed

10
  Annual Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Show: Conicville Volunteer Fire Company's property
Web site: http://www.massanuttenantiquetractor.com/2016-show.html

17
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. 5# Hammer making, P.Heath and A.Hinman

18
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
9:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

25
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
9:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

   2016 July

1
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. BBQ (bring food to cook) / Tailgating

7-10
   43th Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show:
Route 50 5 mi. N. of Easton MD
http://www.tuckahoesteam.org/

15
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. How to Demonstrate, G. Anderton and S. Roberts

16
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
9:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

29-31
   Berryville Steam and Gas Show:Berryville, VA
http://www.svsgea.com/steam_show.htm

29
   Board Meeting:Gulf Branch Nature Center
7:00 P.M. in the Gulf Branch Nature Center.

?
   4-H Fair/Frying Pan Park Farm Show:Herndon, VA. July 31- August 3.
4-H web site HERE.
Frying Pan Park web site http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/.

   2016 August

5
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Safety (angle grinders), E. Johnson

12-20
   Montgomery County Agricultural Fair: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Web site http://www.mcagfair.com/.

19
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Gas Cutting, Keith Kuck is cancelled, We will have an open forge.

20
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
9:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

   2016 September

2
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Scrolling Wrench, Phil Heath

9-11
   MASA Hammer-in at Tuckahoe:Tuckahoe Steam show grounds
MASA web site: http://masametalsmiths.org/
Tuckahoe web site: http://www.tuckahoesteam.org/

16
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Striking

17
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
9:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators Needed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

23-25
   SOFA Quad State ROUND-UP:Troy Ohio
SOFA web site: http://www.sofablacksmiths.org/

30
   Board Meeting:Gulf Branch Nature Center
7:00 P.M. in the Gulf Branch Nature Center.

   2016 October

7
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Joinery, P. Heath

8-9
   Page County Heritage Festival:Page County Fairgrounds, Luray VA
Web sites: pagecountyheritage.com

8
   Cherry Hill Farm Day: 6:00am-11:00am, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046
Web Site cherryhillfallschurch.org.

15-16
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
9:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

15
   National Building Museum:401 F Street NW Washington, DC 8:00- 4:00
Web site HERE. Demonstrators needed. Skip is now the Guid Contact for this event.

15
   Aldie Harvest Festival:Village of Aldie, VA
Web site http://www.villageofaldie.com/harvestfest.htm/.

15
   Fall Heritage Day:Gulf Branch Nature Center
1pm to 5pm - Forge will be open for demonstrations, Come early/stay after for set up.

21
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Wizard Heads, G. Anderton

22-23
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
9:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

29-30
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
9:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

   2016 November

4
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Caitlin Morris will be our demonstrator

5
   Blacksmithing Campfire:Gulf Branch Nature Center
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

12-13
   Blacksmiths and Friends Traditional Arts Festival:
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood MD 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
For more information see: HERE

18
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Tamara Taysom, Copper wire ornaments

   2016 December

2
   No Shop Meeting (Holiday Dinner Saturday)

3
   Annual Meeting / Holiday Dinner: Church of the Covenant
2666 N Military Rd., Arlington VA 22207 - Entrance on the lower level around the back.
Doors open at 6:00; Dinner at 7:00
Pot Luck - Bring a food item to share - Dessert/Entree/Side Dish
Optional Gift exchange - bring a wrapped gift, get a gift by random drawing.
Optional Ornament exchange - bring a hand made Ornament for exchange

3-4 &10
   Santa Visit in the Walker Cabin:Gulf Branch Forge
9:00am-noon and 1:00-4:00pm each of the three days - demonstrators needed in forge
 

16
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Open Forge, no business meeting


XX
   Board Meeting:Gulf Branch Nature Center
7:00 P.M. in the Gulf Branch Nature Center. Canceled

      Last Updated:   3-23-2014

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