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      Calendar  -  2018 Past Months                             <--2017               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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   2018 January

5
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Heat Treating, Josh

5-7
   Gichner Memorial Hammer-in: Cordova, Maryland.
http://www.masasmiths.org/

19
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Chain Making, Alex

13-14
 The Annual Cabin Fever Model Engineering Show and Auction:
Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
http://www.cabinfeverexpo.com/index.html

   2018 February

2
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Safety Meeting, Open Forge

16
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M.Movie Night/ Open Forge

24?
   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

   2018 March

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

10
   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

16
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Twists: Simple and Fancy

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

   2018 April

6
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Spring Fling prep

20-22
   BGOP Spring Fling: Clear Brook, VA.
 
 

   2018 May

4
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Spring Fling Recap - Open Forge

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

20
  Apple Tree: Spring Fling 2018 Planning Meeting, 10:30am at Jeff Symanski's shop
Commercial Tool and Die: 7591 E Main St., Marshall, Va 20115
Pot luck lunch- bring a dish.

18
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Horse Head, Sam Parkin

18-20
  30th Annual Blacksmith Days:
Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, Maryland.
http://www.bgcmonline.org/

26-27
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park (Strawberry Festival)
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

   2018 June

1
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Hammer, Alex H.

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

9
   BGOP Demonstration:History and Heritage Day at Fort Hunt Park
10:00-3:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed.

10
   Western Members Meeting: Phil Travis's Shop
1:00 pm. See George Anderton or Phil Travis for details

15
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Struck tools, Alex H.

16
  Annual Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Show: Conicville Volunteer Fire Company's property
Web site: http://www.massanuttenantiquetractor.com

16
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park (History & Culture Day)
11:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

22
   Board Meeting:Gulf Branch Nature Center
7:00 P.M. in the Gulf Branch Nature Center.

27-30
  ABANA 2018 Conference: Richmond, VA
Web site: ABANA Conference

   2018 July

6
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. BBQ (bring food to cook) / Tailgating

7
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
12:00-3:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

5-8
   43th Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show:
Route 50 5 mi. N. of Easton MD
http://www.tuckahoesteam.org/

8
   Western Members Meeting: Location:TBA
1:00 pm. See George Anderton or Phil Travis for details

20
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Forging Leaves, Josh

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

   2018 August

2-5
   4-H Fair/Frying Pan Park Farm Show:Herndon, VA. - August 3-6. Demonstrators Needed
4-H web site HERE.
Frying Pan Park web site http://https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park/4-h-fair.

3
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M.Trouble shooting your work

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

10-18
   Montgomery County Agricultural Fair: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Web site http://www.mcagfair.com/.

12
   Western Members Meeting: Location:TBA
1:00 pm. See George Anderton or Phil Travis for details

17
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M.Open Forge

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

   2018 September

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. Sale Box Items

8-9
   MASA Hammer-in at Tuckahoe:Tuckahoe Steam show grounds
MASA web site: http://masametalsmiths.org/
Tuckahoe web site: http://www.tuckahoesteam.org/

21
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Tenons, Phil Heath. Also: open nominations for the board

21-23
   SOFA Quad State ROUND-UP:Troy Ohio
SOFA web site: http://www.sofablacksmiths.org/

30
Hill Center’s Annual Family Day: 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Washington, DC
2:00-6:00- Skip Roberts is the Coordinator
Web sites: www.hillcenterdc.org

   2018 October

5
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Hourse Heads, Sam Parkin

6-7
   Page County Heritage Festival:Page County Fairgrounds, Luray VA
Web sites: pagecountyheritage.com

6-7
   Ayrshire Farm Harvest Festival: Upperville, VA
11:00-4:00 PM - Rich Doyle is the Coordinator.

6-7
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators Needed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

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

13
   National Building Museum:401 F Street NW Washington, DC 8:00- 4:00
Web site HERE. Demonstrators needed. Skip Roberts is the Coordinator

13-14
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-4:00 PM - Demonstrators Needed on the 14th -George Anderton is the Coordinator.

14
   Western members meeting:George Anderton's house
1:00 PM - Guillotine type tools

20
   Aldie Harvest Festival:Village of Aldie, VA
Pat McGuire is the Coordinator.

20
   Fall Heritage Day:Gulf Branch Nature Center
1pm to 5pm - Forge will be open for demonstrations, Come early/stay after for set up.

19
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Belt Grinder/Open Forge, Josh Fikentscher. Also: close nominations for the board.

20-21
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

27-28
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park, History Weekend
10:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

      Last Updated:   3-23-2014

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