John A. Styer
P. O. Box 250
North East, Md., 21901
web site: www.lathe-meister.com
The Lathe Ledger
October, 2018 Edition
Hello again, and welcome to you new Lathe Ledger recipients!
Can you believe there are only 11 more Fridays until Christmas? I was recently reminded of that, and felt it was worth sharing with you. As expected, there have been a couple of adjustments to my schedule. Here it is, as of my current expectations:
Oct. 13-14 - 55th Annual Catoctin Colorfest, Thurmont, MD, 9-5
Oct. 20 - Farm Museum Apple Butter Making, Elkton, MD, 10-4
Nov. 3 - Patuxent Refuge Center Holiday Bazaar, Laurel, MD, 9-3
Nov. 10 - Holiday Craft Fair, Salem Community College (Davidow Hall & Fieldhouse), 460 Hollywood Ave., Carney's Point, NJ, 9AM -2PM
Nov. 17-18 - Annual Artisans Show, Center for the Creative Arts, Yorklyn, DE, 10-5 both days
Nov. 23-24 - Holiday Crafts Show, Cape May, NJ Convention Center, 10-4
Dec. 1 - Hodgson Vocational-Technical High School Craft Show, Glasgow, DE, 9-4
Dec. 7-8 - Winter Arts Festival, Wilmington Delaware Art Museum, Friday, noon to 8 PM, and Saturday, 9AM - 4PM
Dec. 14 - Annmarie Garden Pop-Up Shop Solomon's Island, 5-9 PM
Dec. 15 - Annmarie Garden Maker's Market, Solomon's Island, 9AM - 2PM
Jan. 10 - Chili Showcase, Michael's 8th Ave., Glen Burnie, MD, 4-8PM
Jan. 19-20 - Delmarva Art Expo, Convention Cntr., Ocean City, MD, 10-5
Mar. 2-3 & 8-10 - Maryland Home & Garden Show, Timonium, MD, 10-8
As I have shared many times before, the Catoctin Colorfest, in Thurmont, MD, is a destination that you MUST fit into your schedule at least once in your lifetime! They have changed the booth numbering system this year, so I'll be at #105. It's the same location ( which used to be #93), so you will not be confused. It's quite close to the entrance of the Community Park, on the left side. I'll be looking like myself. That's this coming weekend!
On the 20th I'll be at Apple Butter Making, which is located at 912 Appleton Rd., Elkton, MD, site of the Cecil County Farm Museum (and also Cecil County's School of Technology). It's a one-day show, from 10AM to 4PM, and the apple butter is really good!
Nov. 3 is the Patuxent Refuge Center Holiday Bazaar, near Laurel, MD, from 9AM to 3PM. It's good for you to allot time to also wander through this facility that saved the whooping cranes from extinction, and take a tram ride, and, of course, visit with me (and the other artisans).
As mentioned previously, promoters of the Ocean City NJ show have retired. In its place, I have scheduled a one day show elsewhere in New Jersey. It's on Nov. 10, called the Holiday Craft Fair, located at Salem Community College (Davidow Hall & Fieldhouse), 460 Hollywood Ave., Carney's Point, NJ, 9AM -2PM. I'm sure they'll appreciate your attendance, as will I. I'll be a first-timer here, so, if you want, we can all join hands and start a movement - or something.
My next four shows are identical to last year's schedule, Center for the Creative Arts in Yorklyn, DE, Nov. 17-18, Holiday Craft Show at Ocean City New Jersey's Convention Center the Friday & Saturday immediately after Thanksgiving, the Hodgson Vo-Tech Craft Show, in Glasgow, DE on Dec. 1, and the Delaware Art Museum Winter Arts Festival, Dec. 7-8.
Artsfest, in Solomons, MD was postponed in mid September due to an impending hurricane, and rescheduled for a date I already had booked, which can be interpreted for me as "a scratch". So I have scheduled an additional event, which can be interpreted by me as "a make-up". On Friday evening, Dec. 14, is Annmarie Garden's Pop-Up Shop, from 5-9 PM, followed by Saturday morning's (Dec. 15) Maker's Market, from 9AM - 2PM. Annmarie Garden is located in Dowell, MD (Solomon's Island, at the end of Routes 2 & 4). The Pop-Up shop can include some independent consultants, in addition to my delightful array of turned wood artifacts. And the Maker's Market can include home-grown food, and beer and wine, in addition to my delightful array of turned wood artifacts. I am as anticipatory as you are!
Enjoy the season!
John A. Styer, The Lathe-meister