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      Calendar  -  2019 Past Months                             <--2018               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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   2019 January

4
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Open Forge

11-13
   Gichner Memorial Hammer-in: Cordova, Maryland.
http://www.masasmiths.org/

18
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Flint and Steel

18-20
 The Annual Cabin Fever Model Engineering Show and Auction:
Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
http://www.cabinfeverexpo.com/index.html

   2019 February

1
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Hearts- Josh

15
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Knives- Josh &Tamara

23
   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

   2019 March

1
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Rolled Rose- Phil

15
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Nessmuk Knife- Josh

16
   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

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

   2019 April

5
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Safety Review

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

X
   Spring Fling 2019 Has Been Canceled
Please save the date for next year’s Spring Fling,
April 17-19, 2020

 

14
   Western Members: George's house
11:00 A.M. Wizard heads, George. Also a pot luck/BBQ lunch and tailgating.

19
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Open Forge

28
   Shop Clean Out:BGOP Forge
10:00am Volunteers needed

   2019 May

3
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Mothers Day Gifts, Tamara

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

14
   Western Members:Location:TBA
1:00 pm. See George Anderton or Phil Travis for details

17
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Phil, Scrolls

17-19
  30th Annual Blacksmith Days:
Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, Maryland.
http://www.bgcmonline.org/

25-26
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park (Strawberry Festival)
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.

   2019 June

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

2
   NOVA Maker Faire: George Mason University
Web site: nova.makerfaire.com

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

9
   Western Members Meeting:Location:TBA
1:00 pm. See George Anderton or Phil Travis for details

9
  Apple Tree: Spring Fling 2019 Planning Meeting, 10:00am Gulf Branch Forge
Pot luck lunch- bring a dish.

15
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park (History & Culture Day)
11:00-4:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

21
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Candle holder Part 1, Skip

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

   2019 July

5
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. BBQ (bring food to cook) / Tailgating

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

11-14
   43th Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show:
Route 50 5 mi. N. of Easton MD
http://www.tuckahoesteam.org/

14
   Western Members Meeting: Location:TBA
1:00 pm. See George Anderton or Phil Travis for details

19
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Fire Poker, Jeff Colaianni

?
   Berryville Steam and Gas Show:Berryville, VA
www.svsgea.com

   2019 August

1-4
   4-H Fair/Frying Pan Park Farm Show:Herndon, VA. - August 3-6.
Frying Pan Park web site www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park/4-h-fair.

2
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M.Candle holder Part 2, Skip

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

9-17
   Montgomery County Agricultural Fair: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Web site http://www.mcagfair.com/.

11
   Western Members Meeting: Location:TBA
1:00 pm. See George Anderton or Phil Travis for details

16
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. S'mores tools, Josh

23
   Board Meeting:Gulf Branch Nature Center
7:00 P.M. in the Gulf Branch Nature Center.

   2019 September

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

6
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Open Forge

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

7-8
   MASA Hammer-in at Tuckahoe:Tuckahoe Steam show grounds
MASA web site: http://www.masasmiths.org/
Tuckahoe web site: http://www.tuckahoesteam.org/

20
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Beiginners' Night, Fire making. Also: open nominations for the board

27-29
   SOFA Quad State ROUND-UP:Troy Ohio
SOFA web site: http://www.sofablacksmiths.org/

26
Hill Center’s Annual Family Day: 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Washington, DC
2:00-6:00- Charlie Perticari is the Coordinator
Web sites: www.hillcenterdc.org

   2019 October

4
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Striking

5-6
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-5:00 PM- George Anderton is the Coordinator.

12-13
   Page County Heritage Festival:Page County Fairgrounds, Luray VA
Web sites: pagecountyheritage.com

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

12
   Cherry Hill Farm Day: 10:00am-3:00pm, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046
Web Site cherryhillfallschurch.org.

?
   National Building Museum:401 F Street NW Washington, DC 8:00- 4:00
Web site HERE. Demonstrators needed. Gari Jimenez-Lugo is the Coordinator

12-13
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-5:00 PM --George Anderton is the Coordinator.

13
   Western Members Meeting: Location:TBA
1:00 pm. See George Anderton or Phil Travis for details

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

19
   Fall Heritage Day:Gulf Branch Nature Center
1pm to 5pm - Forge will be open for demonstrations, Come early/stay after for set up.

18
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M.Hearth Steel, Close Board Nominations

19-20
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park
10:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

26-27
   BGOP Demonstration:Sky Meadows State Park, History Weekend
10:00-5:00 PM Demonstrators welcomed - George Anderton is the Coordinator.

   2019 November

1
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Christmas Stuff

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

2-3
   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

23
   Blacksmithing Campfire:Gulf Branch Nature Center
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

10
   Western Members Meeting: Location:TBA
1:00 pm. See George Anderton or Phil Travis for details

15
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. More Christmas Stuff

24
   Board Meeting:BGOP Forge
10:00 A.M. at the Gulf Branch Forge.

   2019 December

6
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Open Forge/No Meeting

7
   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

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

13,14,15
   Santa Visit in the Walker Cabin:Gulf Branch Forge
Fri 13th: 5:00-8:00pm
Sat 14th: 9:00am-8:00pm
Sun 15th: 9:00am-4:00pm
Come early/stay after for set up.- demonstrators needed

20
   Shop Meeting:BGOP Forge
7:30 P.M. Open Forge

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