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Jimmy Clewes Demo Early-bird Price

We’ve extended the special early-bird price for Jimmy Clewes All-Day Demo tickets. Be sure to purchase tickets by January 31 to receive this special reduced price of $45! After January 31 registration will be $55.

Take one of the following actions to register:

  1. Signup and pay at the January or February meeting (third Thursday monthly). Payment is required at time of registration.
  2. Order tickets by mail. Click here to download a form to fill out and mail in. Please fill out one form for each ticket purchased, so a separate food order can be placed for each.
  3. Click here to buy tickets online.

Grandparents are Tops

Sunday Sept.13 from 1:00 to 4:00pm is the day for Grandparents are Tops at the Everett Children’s Museum! If you would like to take a hand in turning or just look, come on by! The Museum is located at 1502 Wall Street in Everett (children 12 and under FREE).

Bellingham Parks Kid’ Fest

The 26th annual Bellingham Parks Kid’ Fest at Bloedel Donovan Park, on the shore of Lake Whatcom, is being held August 1st.  This is a completely FREE family event that showcases a wide variety of services and opportunities for children and their families in Whatcom County. In addition to woodturning by the NWWT, there will be a petting zoo, mini golf, inflatables, Lego fun land, face painting, balloons, martial arts, play dough, crafts, prize wheel, obstacle course, bike course, kayak demos, robotics, climbing rock wall, and MORE!

NWWT regularly showcases 8 or more lathes.  We normally set up around 10am. The Kid’s Fest starts at 11am and ends at 3pm.  Lunch is provided by participating organizations for the turners.  We turn as many tops as we can, and there are typically more than twelve hundred kids and parents that attend.  Contact Dave Blair at, or 360-733-3911.  Bring as many top blanks as you can!   NWWT will be set up in the shade at the entrance to the park from the parking lot.  Dave Blair will have a sign up sheet at the July meeting.

Mount Vernon’s Children’s Festival

Mount Vernon’s Children’s Festival is an annual celebration for area children. This year it will be occurring on July 18th, 2015. Summer will be in full swing in the Skagit Valley. Consequently, the festival will be a wonderful way to enjoy another perfect day with some really enjoyable folks.

The festival draws a variety of vendors and display booths. However, the top turning demonstration by Northwest Washington Woodturners is generally the most popular attraction! To make this happen, we need MANY club volunteers to turn tops to give to the children!

Call (3608549909) or email ( Dennis Shinn to join in the fun on a great day and for a great cause. Also, a signup sheet will be available at the next regular (June) meeting for those who plan to participate. We need a few more volunteers from the noon to 4:00 times to help round out the group.

This is always a great event that also provides an opportunity for the club to promote the craft and art of wood turning. Thank you in advance for your help and involvement.

Dennis Shinn
Mt. Vernon Children’s Festival Event Chairman
NWWT Past President