California's Carver's Guild and Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau Announce 2013 Sierra Woodcarver's Rendezvous

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The annual Sierra Woodcarver's Rendezvous is set to return to Oakhurst, offering a week full of woodcarving workshops, classes and much more.

An instructor shows the techniques used to carve a trout during the annual Woodcarver's Rendezvous in Oakhurst.

An instructor shows the techniques used to carve a trout during the annual Woodcarver's Rendezvous in Oakhurst.

This special week of carving is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family and we would like to extend a special invitation for everyone to come and join us

The California Carver’s Guild, along with the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau and Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce have announced the 6th Annual Oakhurst Woodcarver’s Rendezvous will take place April 14 through 21.

The event will once again be held at the Oakhurst Community center.

“This special week of carving is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family and we would like to extend a special invitation for everyone to come and join us,” said Larry Smith, co-chair of the event.

There will be carving classes, demonstrations and seminars for all level of carvers.

“We will also have crafts and other activities for your ‘tag-a-longs,’” said Smith.

There are numerous carving classes already set up, with more being arranged. One registration fee allows guests to attend as many classes during the week as they like.

Registration costs $105 for a single person, $160 per couple from the same household for the entire week. Attendees will need to bring their own knives, tools and equipment.

The price also includes coffee each morning, two dinners throughout the week and a potluck on Friday night.

“We had a great time last year with a record attendance. We hope to bring even more people in this year,” said Smith.

The event will also include an Open House on Saturday, April 20. The public is invited to come see what the event is all about free of charge.

Lodging arrangements have been made with the Comfort Inn, High Sierra RV Park and Elks Lodge. For more information, contact Smith at 559-658-2405 or Jack Parks at 562-425-0732.

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