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Excellent educational programs are booked for 2019 and look for descriptions soon as speakers are being lined up now.

Check back in Februaby for details on meeting locations, schedules, updates, podcast, at www.patinatools.org.

January 20, 2019

The January 20 Program will be a Member participation event, where members will volunteer to present. I am suggesting the theme be “My Favorite Tool”, where the member would describe how the tool came to be their favorite. The discussion could be about the favorite inherited tool, a member made tool, the first collected tool, a Rube Goldberg tool, your ugliest tool, your best restored tool, or the favorite tool to use in the shop. Regretfully, the Program Director will be attending the Woodworking Conference in Williamsburg and will attempt to recruit speakers for the remainder of 2019. The meeting will begin with tailgating outside, a mini-auction inside, followed by the member participation program at The American Legion Post 270 located at 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA
Speaking of cold weather, we have rarely cancelled a meeting but it would be safe for our members and visitors if we announce this cancellation plan. Although we meet on Sunday, Fairfax County Schools does have Sunday events and announces cancellations due to weather. PATINA will follow Fairfax County Cancellation notices!

March 16, 2019 Spring Auction and Dealer Sale

The March 16 event will be the Annual Dealer/Tailgate Sale and Auction. The sale is the best tool event in the Mid-Atlantic. Plan to attend and bring a friend. The Annual Dealer/Tailgate Sale and Auction will be held in Damascus, MD. at Damascus Volunteer Fire Department Activities Center located on Lewis Drive in Damascus. Use Google Maps or Mapquest to find the best route from your starting position to 10211 Lewis Dr, Damascus, MD 20872, USA

May 19


July 14, 2019


September 15

For September 15, TBA

November 17

For November 17, Program Description Comming

PATINA is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to promote and increase the understanding and appreciation of the tools and trades… This program is a critical component of the mission. Please attend this program event and bring a friend.


Directions to the Meeting Hall -

A. The Capital Beltway from Maryland: Take exit 44 (VA Route 193, Georgetown Pike) Turn left at the traffic light and then take the first right after crossing the beltway onto Balls Hill Road. Go about 1.4 miles to the American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road. There is parking for about 30 cars on site.

B. Inside the beltway from the George Washington Parkway: Going north on the GW Parkway take the McLean Exit (Chain Bridge Road / Dolley Madison Blvd. VA 123) Proceed on Dolley Madison Blvd. for about 4 miles to Old Dominion. Go about 1/2 mile and turn left on Balls Hill Road, and follow about another 1/2 mile to 1355 Balls Hill Road.

C. The Capital Beltway from the South: Take Exit 46 (VA 123, Dolley Madison Blvd.) Go about 1.5 miles to Lewinsville Road. Turn left onto Lewinsville Road, then immediately turn right onto Balls Hill Road. The American Legion Post 270 will be on your right in about 1/4 mile.

D. From the West via the Dulles Toll Rd.  Exit the Dulles Toll Rd. on the Rt. 123 towards McLean Exit (Chain Bridge Road / Dolley Madison Blvd. VA 123), which is just after you cross the Beltway.   Make a left at the first light, which is Lewinsville Rd, then make an immediate right onto Balls Hill Rd.  The American Legion Post 270 will be on your right in about 1/4 mile, 1355 Balls Hill Road. 


Use Google Maps or MapQuest to find The American Legion Post 270 located at 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA

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