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Banton-Smith Center for Blacksmith & Metal Arts

2748 Dogtown Road

Goochland, VA 23063

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Open Forge for CVBG Members will be resumed on Dec 5th at the Banton-Smith Center, Goochland. Time to refresh

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Open Forge is BACK! ……. Open Forge for CVBG Members will be resumed on October 17th at the Banton-Smith Center, Goochland. Time to refresh your forging skills or to make your exchange gift (a bell) and your “Blacksmith challenge” item (a Christmas Tree) for the Holiday Party. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, we are required to limit the number of people in the shop area so you must register for a FREE ticket through Eventbrite (see the “Get Tickets” button on this notice).

Minimum age 16 years (with a responsible adult).

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The Board of Directors of the Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild and Banton-Smith Center for Blacksmith & Metal Arts has developed this guideline for resuming activities following the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recommendations and the Orders of the Governor of the Commonwealth. We consider the safety and health of all who participate in our events and activities to be of the utmost importance and highest priority. We will continue to closely monitor the recommendations and orders and communicate with our members and the public as efficiently as possible. We expect and appreciate the cooperation of all who participate in our events and classes to protect the safety and well-being of ourselves and others.

• Instructor will arrive 15-30 minutes early to ensure anvils/workstations are the appropriate distance. The instructor will also disinfect commonly touched surfaces before attendees arrive.

• If you are not feeling well or have traveled out of the country in the last 2 weeks, please stay home and reschedule your ticket for another time.

• ALL people attending MUST sign in with name and contact information.

• Upon entering the building, temperature checks will be done and anyone with 100.4 degree or greater temperature will be asked to leave.

• Stop and wash hands at bathroom or hand sanitizer

• Everyone needs wear a face covering/mask (The instructor may remove his mask during the class to be heard by attendees)

• Eye and ear protection must be worn in the forging area

• Attendees are responsible for providing their own PPE (Mask, Safety Goggles or Eye Protection, and ear protection)

• Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth

• Regular Shop Rules apply

• The exhaust hood will run the entire duration of the class.

• Maintain Social Distancing whenever possible (6+ feet)

• Upon conclusion of class, all equipment will be sanitized with either a bleach mix, alcohol 70% solution, Lysol, or other FDA approved sanitizer.

Bring your own lunch.

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Banton-Smith Center for Blacksmith & Metal Arts

2748 Dogtown Road

Goochland, VA 23063

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