Chapter 124 – Training, Workshops and Events

The goal of Chapter 124 is horological education – of Chapter members and interested members of the general public. To accomplish this, Lone Star Chapter 124 offers a variety of classes, workshops, and seminars throughout the year. In addition, designated “Open Bench Workshops” are scheduled for Chapter members to consult with experienced repairers about problems they are having with clocks, and to use the Chapter’s extensive collection of specialized horological tools to repair their clocks.

Some classes, listed below, are limited in size. Those interested in an announced class should register at the earliest opportunity.


Unless otherwise noted, all Classes and Workshops are held in our Training Facility at 102 N. MacArthur, Irving, TX 75061.

Some events are held in the Grapevine Founder’s Building, located at 701 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051.

For information regarding registration or other questions about classes offered by Lone Star Chapter 124, please contact:

Larry Thomas
Education Director

Chapter 124 also offers Field Suitcase Courses in conjunction with the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC). Registration for these courses, denoted by an “*FSW##” in the course listing below, is handled separately from most of the Chapter courses.

Learn more about our workshops. View our course catalog here.

Workshop and Event Schedule

January10OW-101 Evening Open BenchTom Hefner
142023 Regional Work PartyChapter 124 Training Facility
102 N. MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75061
February4One-Day MeetingFounder's Bldg
701 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX

18CANCELED - OW-100 Saturday Open Bench - Due to Regional Preparation.Please consider helping us pack up clocks at the Training Center.
March2-42023 Lone Star Regional               
- Online Registration -
Mesquite ConventionCenter
1700 Rodeo Dr
Mesquite, TX
14OW-101 Evening Open BenchBrian Schmidt
April11OW-101 Evening Open BenchWilliam Slough
22-23 Pick Your Project with Jerry Kieffer - CLICK to RegisterJerry Kieffer
May6-7SR-100 – French Clock Repair - CLICK to RegisterPhil Ball
20OW-100 Saturday Open BenchTom Hefner
June3Annual Membership Meeting and One-DayFounder's Bldg
701 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX
13OW-101 Evening Open Bench
**4:30 - 9:00pm**
Brian Schmidt
July11OW-101 Evening Open Bench
**4:30 - 9:00pm**
Brian Schmidt
13-16National Convention – 13-16 July 2023Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
25 S Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
22McClintock Clock Work PartyChapter 124 Training Facility
102 N. MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75061
22OW-100 Saturday Open BenchTom Hefner
August5Chapter 124 One-DayTBD
12-13, 19-20
19OW-100 Saturday Open BenchTBD
September9-10, 16-17CR-100 Kitchen Clock RepairLarry Thomas
12OW-101 Evening Open BenchTBD
October7Chapter 124 One-DayTBD
10OW-101 Evening Open BenchTBD
November19OW-100 Saturday Open BenchTBD
December25Merry Christmas!