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      Calendar  -  2017 Past Months                             <--2016               Current Calendar-->

Check the ABANA Calendar HERE


Please note:
Dates with "?" are annual events who's dates have not yet been set for this year.

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   2017 January

6
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M.Group project planning (Gulf Branch fireplace screen), Josh and Eric

6-8
   Gichner Memorial Hammer-in: Cordova, Maryland.
http://www.masasmiths.org/

20
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Project layout/drawing. Eric and Josh

13-15
 The Annual Cabin Fever Model Engineering Show and Auction:
Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
http://www.cabinfeverexpo.com/index.html

   2017 February

3
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Fireplace Poker, Phil and or Curt

17
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Poker Stand, Phil and or Curt

25
   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

   2017 March

3
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Gas Forge Burners, Kelly + show and tell

11
   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

17
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Spring Fuller, Josh F.

31
   Board Meeting:Gulf Branch Nature Center
7:00 P.M. in the Gulf Branch Nature Center.

   2017 April

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

21-23
   BGOP Spring Fling: Clear Brook, VA.
 
 

   2017 May

5
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Spring Fling Recap - Open Forge

6
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
12:00-3:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

7
  Apple Tree: Spring Fling 2018 Planning Meeting, 11:30 at Jeff Symanski's shop

19
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Lathe, Mike B.

19-21
   28th Annual Blacksmith Days:
Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, Maryland.
http://www.bgcmonline.org/

27-28
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park, Strawberry Festival, arrive early.
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

   2017 June

2
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Hooks for Beginners

3
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
12:00-3:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

2-4
  Annual Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Show: Conicville Volunteer Fire Company's property
Web site: http://www.massanuttenantiquetractor.com/2016-show.html

16
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Cable Welding, Josh F.

17
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

24
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

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

   2017 July

1
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
12:00-3:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

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

6-9
   43th Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show:
Route 50 5 mi. N. of Easton MD
http://www.tuckahoesteam.org/

21
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Forging Leaves (Part of the fireplace project) Josh and Eric

28-30
   Berryville Steam and Gas Show:Berryville, VA
http://www.svsgea.com/steam_shows.htm

   2017 August

3-6
   4-H Fair/Frying Pan Park Farm Show:Herndon, VA. - August 3-6.
4-H web site HERE.
Frying Pan Park web site http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/.

4
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M.CHANGED: Leaves, Eric

5
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
12:00-3:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

11-19
   Montgomery County Agricultural Fair: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Web site http://www.mcagfair.com/.

18
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M.Open Forge

   2017 September

1
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Legs on Things, Caitlin

2
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
12:00-3:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

9-10
   MASA Hammer-in at Tuckahoe:Tuckahoe Steam show grounds
MASA web site: http://masametalsmiths.org/
Tuckahoe web site: http://www.tuckahoesteam.org/

15
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Rose, George. Also: open nominations for the board

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

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

   2017 October

6
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Key, Phil

7-8
   Page County Heritage Festival:Page County Fairgrounds, Luray VA
Web sites: pagecountyheritage.com

7
   Cherry Hill Farm Day: 10:00am-3:00pm, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046
Web Site cherryhillfallschurch.org.

7-9
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

14
   National Building Museum:401 F Street NW Washington, DC 8:00- 4:00
Web site HERE. Demonstrators needed. Skip is now the Guild Contact for this event.

14-15
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators Needed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

?
   Aldie Harvest Festival:Village of Aldie, VA
(no online info/website down 10/6/2017)
Web site http://www.villageofaldie.com/harvestfest.htm/.

21
   Fall Heritage Day:Gulf Branch Nature Center
1pm to 5pm - Forge will be open for demonstrations, Come early/stay after for set up.

20
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Chasing tools, Alex. Also: close nominations for the board.

21-22
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

28-29
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

   2017 November

3
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Guided forge for new members.

4
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
12:00-3:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

11-12
   Blacksmiths and Friends Traditional Arts Festival:
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood MD 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
For more information see (new link): HERE

18
   Blacksmithing Campfire:Gulf Branch Nature Center
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

17
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Christmas Ornaments

   2017 December

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

9
   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

9,10
   Santa Visit in the Walker Cabin:Gulf Branch Forge
9:00am-4:00pm (plus set up and take down)- demonstrators needed in forge

15
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Open Forge

16
   Santa Visit in the Walker Cabin:Gulf Branch Forge
9:00am-4:00pm (plus set up and take down)- demonstrators needed in forge

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

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