MEDINA, Minn. -- Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores will host a pen turning benefit for veterans on Saturday, November 10.

Participants can turn their own pen to take home, and Rockler will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the classes to the National Veterans Foundation.

The classes will be offered at four times throughout the day, with start times of 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Because pen turning is relatively simple, it's easy for anyone who wishes to participate, including those with little or no prior woodworking experience. Store staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance. Each participant will leave with a completed pen, and the entire $10 enrollment fee for each participant will be donated to the National Veterans Foundation.

The National Veterans Foundation operates the only toll-free helpline for all U.S. Veterans and their families for crisis management, referral needs, and other services. They also spearhead public awareness efforts and outreach services that provide veterans with essential resources including food, clothing, transportation and employment.

All 37 Rockler stores across the country will offer the pen turning classes. Class size will be limited to six participants per session, so lots of one-on-one help will be available. Attendees under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. The class will last approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Registration for the pen turning classes can be found at

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