26th Annual Woodcarving Event
July 8 - 14, 2017
LOCATED AT CREEDE COMMUNITY CENTER, CREEDE, COLORADO
Opens in January 2017.
Deadline is June 14, 2017. Walk-ins are welcome after that at the site. Registration fee is $20 per family and class fees are paid to the Instructor at class time. Classes fill up early. Pre-register by May 1st 2017 to be eligible for drawings at the banquet. You will be able to order T-shirts online with a deadline of June 14, 2017.
Desk: 7:30am-9am daily, beginning Saturday 8th. Pick up your name tags, which are required for class, and banquet tickets.
SURE TO CHECK THE BULLETIN BOARD DALY
AT THE REGISTRATION DESK FOR CLASS INFO, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES!
Schedule of Events:
Friday 7th: At 9am in the main room, early bird carvers, instructors, and vendors help set up tables and chairs; after which vendors and instructors can set up their areas. See Alan Smith, George, Brian, or Alan Clark to help with setup. The check-in desk will open at 1pm.
Saturday 8th-Friday 14th: Main building is open for breakfast from 7:30am-8:30am for $4-$6. Lunch is served from 11:3Oam-1pm for $4-$7. Classes are in session from 8:30am-11:30 and 12:30pm-3:30pm. Your help cleaning up after each class is appreciated.
Sunday 9th: Whittling contest at 4:00pm in the main room. All skill levels. Prizes awarded.
Monday 10th: Instructor/ Business meeting at 4:00pm in the main room. Everyone is welcome to come.
Wednesday 12th: Help needed for Auction setup at 4:00pm. Annual Auction Social and Preview 6:15-7pm. Auction at 7pm in the main room. Donated items help support our event. Everyone please help fold chairs and place against walls after the auction.
Thursday 13th: Help needed for banquet setup at 4:00pm. Banquet and Raffle at 6:30pm in the main room. Cost of the meal with drink and dessert is $17 per person. Send in banquet money with your registration. Door prize drawings follow meal.
Friday 14th: Classes end at 3:30pm. Thanks for coming and have a safe trip back home.
Vendor table space: Contact Diana Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for table availability. The cost is $30.00 per table for the week. Items for sale need to be related to wood working or classes taught at CWRC. Please insure you have someone at your table during event hours.
Non-carving activities: There are activities fornon-carvers: shopping in Creede’s unique stores, sight seeing, fishing, a church bazaar, productions at the Creede Repertory Theater, and non-carving classes. Register for these classes online, through the mail or sign-up when you arrive.
Auction and drawings: Thanks to your generous donations, the auction and drawings raise enough money to run the Rendezvous and help the community. Come to the auction to bid on some spectacular carvings and works of art from artisans from around the country.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We sincerely appreciate all those who have given their time in the past to keep the Rendezvous going. Please sign up to volunteer at the Check-in desk. This helps the board members keep the event running and enjoyable for years to come. This is put on by carvers for carvers.
Q. If we bring our grandchildren, do we need to pay a separate registration fee for them?
A. Grandchildren under the age of 16 can be included in your registration fee.
Q. Can we sign our child / grandchild up for any of the classes?
A. It depends on the child’s age and carving experience. If a minimum age is not posted, you need to contact the Instructor. If the Instructor’s contact information is posted, contact them directly. Otherwise contact the Secretary and we will find out.
Q. If we need to cancel what is the refund policy?
A. Pre-registered students who cancel prior to May 31st are eligible for a refund of their registration fee. A “no-show” is not eligible for a refund.
Q. What happens if I change my mind and want to switch my class schedule?
A. There is a $25.00 change fee for schedule changes after May 1st.
Q. Can we still register, if it is after the Registration deadline?
A. ABSOLUTELY! Walk in Registrations are welcome. Openings do occur.
Q. How can I find out what classes are full?
A. Go to our website: www.creedewoodcarvers.com. A list, on the right side of the web page, is updated daily; or call the Secretary.
Q. Can I register online?
A. Yes, we have an online registration system which allows you to pay through Pay Pal. We do not accept American Express.
Q. How will I know if I got the classes I want?
A. If you register online, you will receive an email confirmation. If you register through the mail, you will receive a confirmation card in the mail. If there is a problem or conflict, the Secretary will contact you by phone or email.
Q. Can we park our camper in the parking lot and camp there for the week?
A. The Community Center has a sign posted “No overnight camping”. We are guests for the week, so we observe their rules. Refer to our Lodging Page for the phone numbers of places you can stay.