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Calendar of Scheduled Meetings and Events

Monthly meetings are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 9:00 AM Noon.  See each meeting date for location information.  

October 24 - 25, 2014 ~ The Woodworking Show
Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport Rd, Conroe, TX 77303
GCWA will have a demonstration booth at this year's Woodworking Show,  If you want to help setup or demonstrate, contact Greg Gonsalves at either the September, or October General Meeting.
 
October 25 & 26, 2014 ~ HOW (Hands On Class) - Making rings with metal inserts by Dave Mueller
See bottom of page on how to register for this class.
 
November 3, 2014 ~  Board Meeting
 
November 8, 2014 ~ HOW (Hands On Class) - Three Sided Boxes by Bill Lewis
See bottom of page on how to register for this class.
 
November 11, 2014 ~ Open Shop Night (see bottom of page about how to participate)
 
November 15, 2014 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map: Sosa Community Center
Map Link: Google Map Link
Program: Kitchen Utensils Using a Skew, by Fog Tanner
President's Challenge: Bowls for Empty Bowls
 
December 6, 2014 ~ HOW (Hands On Class) - Making a stretched goblet by Tom Enloe
See bottom of page on how to register for this class
 
December 8, 2014 ~  Board Meeting
 
December 9, 2014 ~ Open Shop Night (see bottom of page about how to participate)
 
December 20, 2014 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map: Sosa Community Center
Map Link: Google Map Link
Program: Show & Tell Discussion on all December Show & Tell submissions (there with be regular judging, too).
President's Challenge:  Ornament Exchange
 
December 29, 2014 ~  Board Meeting (for January meeting & forward planning)
 

2015

January 10 & 11, 2015 ~ Two Day HOW (Hands On Class) - Segmenting 101
See bottom of page on how to register for this class

 

January 24, 2015 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map:
Sosa Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program: TBA
President's Challenge: TBA
 
February 9, 2015 ~  Board Meeting
 
February 21, 2015 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map:
Sosa Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program: Al Stirt, Guest Demonstrator (Learn more about this nationally-known turner at his website:
www.alstirt.com
Please note: There will be no Show & Tell, or Raffle at this meeting to allow the maximum amount of time for the demonstrations.
 
February 22, 23 & 24, 2015 ~ Al Stirt Hands On Classes (Class details to follow)
See bottom of page on how to register for this class
 
February 28, 2015 ~ HOW (Hands On Class) - Hollowing with Bill Berry
See bottom of page on how to register for this class
 
March 7, 2015 ~ HOW (Hands On Class) - Hollowing with Bill Berry
See bottom of page on how to register for this class
 
March 9, 2015 ~  Board Meeting
 
March 21, 2015 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map:
Sosa Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program:
TBA
President's Challenge: TBA
 
March 28, 2015 ~ HOW (Hands On Class) - Mini Hats with Greg Gonsalves
See bottom of page on how to register for this class
 
April 6, 2015 ~  Board Meeting
 
April 18, 2015 ~ GCWA Annual Picnic (Details to follow)
 
April 27, 2015 ~  Board Meeting (Please note earlier than usual date for this meeting)
 
May 8, 2015 ~ SPRING RETREAT SETUP DAY
May 9 & 10, 2015 ~ SPRING RETREAT ~ Details to follow.
 
June 8, 2015 ~  Board Meeting
 
June 20, 2015 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map:
Sosa Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program:
TBA
President's Challenge: TBA
 

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Here's how to participate in Open Shop Nights:
Kabacinski's Shop--(Northwest)---Contact George at gkabacinski@gmail.com
Kaminsky's Shop--(Southeast)---Click here for directions
Bradford's Shop--(North)---285 Ridge Lake Drive, Montgomery, TX 77316 (near Wood Forest Golf Club off of Fish Creek Drive).  Call Lane at 936-447-9310 for further information. Click here for directions.

 
 
Here's how to register for:
To register for  HOW (Hands On Workshops): Register at regular monthly meetings, or send a check payable to GCWA in the amount of $35 to George Kabacinski, P.O. Box 2755, Cypress, TX 77410. Note that some Local Hands-on Classes have a higher registration fee due to their length or complexity.  See the latest newsletter for clarification.
 

 

Please note: Meeting dates and locations are subject to change.