The Newport Wood Carvers meets at Newport Lutheran Church each Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   This is the largest woodcarving club in the area with over 80 members.  Wood carvers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate.  The group currently has home-schooled youth all the way through those who are retired.  Many are just learning, a few are good enough to teach, most are somewhere in between, and all just want to work with wood and enjoy the time to do so.  There are even a few who just stop by to visit a bit.

Members share ideas, exchange patterns, and offer tips as they work on their projects.  Individual members have received awards at the Minnesota State Fair and other woodcarving competitions.

You will find that those who are more experienced are willing to share their knowledge and help you learn.  There are a wide variety of interests from wood-burning, to chip carving, relief carving, and detailed hand and small tool carvings as well.

Curious?  Just stop in for a cup of coffee and a donut some Wednesday.  You can be sure one of these people will take you in and show you around.  It may just be the beginning of a fulfilling hobby.