Meetings

The Avalon Woodturner's Guild meets on the second Wednesday of each month from September to May, at 7:30 pm. Our meetings are held in the MacDonald Drive Junior High School Industrial Arts Room, located off of Toronto Street and MacDonald Drive in St. John's. Directions can be found on the Maps page. 

Meeting dates for 2017/2018 are as follows....

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Wednesday, September 13th
Wednesday, October 11th
Wednesday, November 8th
Wednesday, December 13th                                      
Wednesday, January 10th
Wednesday, February 14th
Wednesday, March 14th
Wednesday, April 11th
Wednesday, May 9th (Social Event - details T.B.A.)
Wednesday, June 13th

Meetings begin with a short discussion of current and future projects, upcoming events, general interest items and ideas from the floor. Following this we have a Show and Tell session featuring the work of our members, a Bring Back Raffle and a coffee break which allows time for informal chat and a closer look at the work presented earlier. The last half of the evening is dedicated to a woodturning demonstration in the workshop located in the meeting space. Topics for the demos include a wide variety of objects, tools and techniques. 


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In addition to these regular meetings, we have instituted a 'Hands-On' session taking place on the last Wednesday of most months at 7:30 pm in the same location. These gatherings allow members to work in small groups around a lathe, practicing new techniques and projects under the watchful eye of a mentor. Please note that participants in these sessions must be current Avalon Woodturner's Guild members.

Dates for the 2017/2018 'Hands-On' workshops are as follows...

Wednesday, September 27th
Wednesday, October 25th
Wednesday, November 29th
Wednesday, January 31st
Wednesday, February 28th
Wednesday, March 28th
Wednesday, April 25th

Membership fees are $35 per year, but prospective members are invited to attend a meeting or two with no obligation. Everyone is welcome!