Coming Events

Public Demonstration Schedule 2020

Please remember these are subject to change — IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE CONTACT Ray or Connie.

Note from the Chairman: These are opportunities for us to show the public the fun of woodturning and the lively camaraderie among the members. Demos are friendly and informal. The club gets good publicity and more than a few people have joined after meeting a friendly turner. 

Setup for all events begins at 8 am. 
Most events last until 5pm. 
Turners -- If you have articles to sell please bring your tools and smock - you will be expected to turn.

March 6-8      Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market - Our largest Beach event at the Convention Center

April 25      CASA Pinwheel Palooza Demo. Mt Trashmore Cancelled for public safety. Please watch out for one another and be safe.  

May 3     Yorktown Art at the River - One day art festival on the York River 

August 15     Portsmouth Maker Fest - One day show at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly                   Courthouse Gallery)

October 3-4    Newport News Fall Festival - Newport News City Park A popular demo with lots of visitors    and good sales. 

October 17-18     Suffolk Driver Days - Driver section of Suffolk - Lots of foot traffic, good food, friendly people. 

October 24     Chesapeake Waterways Festival - Locks Park on the Inter Coastal Waterday


The following is a members-only event: The Corona Virus 38-Day Challenge. (April 23 to May 31)

The social situation calls for us to so what we can to stay safe. There is no reason not to have a little fun. So we have created a three-category contest with first, second, and third place prizes. Here are the categories.

1. Something I have never turned before. (A goblet, a segmented bowl, a salt canister)

2. A new tool I just made. (I just never had the time before).

3. An accessory that helps my turning. (a jig or other fixture)

We will award three places in each category, nine prizes in all. 

1. $25 gift card to Woodcraft

2. $15 gift card to Woodcraft

3. 10 club raffle tickets for your next regular meeting raffle