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2nd Annual Suwanee River Woodcarvers Roundup

Manatee Springs State Park,

Chiefland, FL

March 29-April 2, 2006

The second annual Suwanee River Woodcarvers Roundup in Florida will be held Wednesday March 29 through Sunday, April 2, 2006. This is an unstructured, no pressure, carefree carving event with very few guidelines. No matter what your age, if you already carve, would like to improve your skills, or would like to learn how, come for a few quiet days of wood carvers getting together to have a great time cutting up!!!

Carving classes Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The only instructional cost would be for materials needed and a $5.00 registration fee.

This Roundup will be held at the Manatee Springs State Park, 11650 N.W. 115th St., Chiefland, FL 32626. To Make reservation for camping/RVs at the park call Reserve America at 1-800-326-3521 or go online at www.floridastateparks.org. Basic campsite fee with hookups $16.

Other accommodations in area:

See web site http://www.geocities.com/podea_2000/ for updated class info.

Call Jim O'Dea at 941-697-2002 jeodeATaol.com or Tony Erickson at 352 665-7679 ajecaATaol.com to let us know your are coming so we have adequate table space. Bring your own chairs if you can.

 Wooden Marionette Workshops

Learn how to create wooden marionette from design to final product with Miroslav Trejtnar and Zdar Sorm , leading Czech puppet artists and experienced teachers based in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Arlington, VA
June 20-June 30
Lee Arts Center

Students will design and create one 20" wooden marionette

Albertvillee. AL
July 8 -July 22
The Leverett Farm "Puppet Barn"

Students will carve two 30" marionettes; one hung on strings, the other hung on a wire using the traditional Czech method

Additonal information HERE