Upcoming Woodcarving Shows and Events in Florida:                         (Information is taken from Chip Chats, word of mouth, and other sources)

January 30 - February 1 -- Orlando, Fla.  Taxidermy & woodcarving competition at Ramada Hotel Resort Florida Center, 7400 International Drive.  Contact: Pam Kadlec, Florida State Taxidermists Assoc., Route 5 Box 7995, Starke, FL 32091, (904) 964-3337; e-mail: pkw@daccess.net; World Wide Web: http://www.daccess.net/pkw/fsta.htm

February 1 --  Ft. Myers, Fla.  Caloosa Carvers' annual exhibition at Garden Council & Activities Center, 2646C Cleveland Ave.   Contact:  Burton W. Hammond, 3610 SE 2nd Place, Cape Coral, FL 33904;  (941) 945-3348.

February 1 -- Bradenton, Fla.  Bradenton Carvers' sixth annual show at First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave., corner of 14th St.,W.; 10 to 4:30.  Contact:  Jack Schooley, (941) 792-7452; or Nick Vollman, 795-3058.

February 6-17 -- Tampa, Fla.  Tenth annual Florida carving competition/exhibit at Florida State Fair; permanent and winter residents of Florida only.  Contact:  State Woodcarving Competition, Florida State Fair, P.O. Box 11766, Tampa, FL 33680.  Call, in Florida only, (800) 345-3247.

February 15th -- Punta Gorda, Fla.  Charlotte County Woodcarvers' annual show at Bay Front Center, 750 W. Retta Esplanade; 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission is free.

February 23 -- Fort Pierce, Fla.   12th annual Treasure Coast Wood Carvers show at St. Lucie Civic Center, 2300 Virgina Ave. and 25th St.  Grady Warren, 2121 Dolphin Rd., Pt. St. Lucie, FL 34952, (407) 335-7055; or Jerry Steinmann, 1952 NW 21st Terrace, Stuart, FL 34994, (407) 692-4430.

March 1-2 -- New Port Richey, Fla.  Calusa Wood Carvers' 16th annual show at New Port Richey Recreation Complex, 630 Van Buren Ave. (at Indiana Avenue).  Contact:  Mary Krueger, PO Box 1194, New Port Richey, FL 34656-1194, (813) 848-8721; or Don Baker, (813) 913-0680.

March 8-9 -- Sarasota, Fla.  Annual Gulf Coast Carvers Guild's show at Sarasota Boys and Girls Club, 3100 Fruitville Rd. (next to Sarasota Fairgrounds).  Contact:  Charlie Peters, (941) 371-2465.

March 15-16 -- Lakeland, Fla.  Sixth annual show/sale sponsored by Ridge Woodcarvers at Lakeland Center (Sikes Hall).  Contact:  Duane Bickmire, 722 Ellerbe Way, Lakeland, FL 33801; (941) 665-5241 or 858-3954.

October 29-31 -- Sarasota, Fla.  Gulf Coast Carvers Guild's Holzschnitzer University instructional classes.  Contact:  John Dibler, (941) 924-2838.