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The Great Dickens Christmas Fair Missive
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Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2014 - October Missive #6
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Notes from your Missive Maven:
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The updated schedule and descriptions for the first two weekends of workshops are posted! See below.


Workshops begin this coming weekend with the big morning meeting in the cafeteria 
Saturday morning at 10:00. 
I know Halloween is the night before, I have faith in your "the show must go on" spirit!

Please remember to do your online registration (see below) before you come to workshops and 
bring your receipt/reg form to workshops with you!

Cat


Please remember to contact the folks referenced in each notice above, rather than hitting "reply".

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Cat Taylor
Entertainment Director, Missive & Social Media Maven
In This Missive
The Updated Workshop Schedule & Descriptions Are Up!
Please Remember to Register Online and Bring Your Printed Receipt/Reg Form to Workshops!
Interested in Becoming a Christmas Keeper?
Donations to Oceana
Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends November 2nd!
Reminder: Costume Vendors at Workshops
Reminder: Directions to Oceana High School
Reminder: Public Transportation to Workshops
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The Workshop Schedule & Descriptions Are Up!

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The updated schedule and descriptions for the first two weekends of workshops and the workshop map are on the missive site here


Please read it carefully and print at home if possible, especially if you want the color highlights as the schedules we will print will be in black & white. There are all sorts of great workshops this year (thank you Robert!) so the font is pretty small, bring your reading glasses

 

If you missed some of the information in previous missives, please visit the missive page here:
http://cattaylor.com/missives.html where you can also change your email address, etc. 

 

Please note that there still may be last minute changes to the schedule this week, so check back before the weekend. Thanks!
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Please Remember to Register Online and Bring Your 
Printed Receipt/Reg Form to Workshops!

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We are using the EventBrite system as we do for the tickets to the Dickens Fair.   

This will be for all participants in all categories.  

Everyone will enter their registration information, and by clicking the appropriate boxes will have extra fields to fill in based on what they're doing at the fair.  Once you have registered you will be emailed a receipt from Eventbrite that you will need to print out and bring to workshops.  Your registration receipt will have places for workshop sign-offs, director/booth owner acknowledgement and costume approval.  

Once you have completed the pre-fair process you will take the completed Eventbrite receipt/registration form to the Pass House to be validated (scanned) and checked against the cast lists  so you can receive your gate pass. 

This will allow us to have everyone's information in a computerized system in case of emergency etc, without having to enter every registration form manually. It will also hopefully speed up the lines.

All participants will still need to be on one of the director or booth owner lists, which will be cross-checked when each person brings their completed registration form to the registration desk or pass house. 
The Password: DCF2014Registration

So please get registered in the next week and we will see you on November 1st at workshops. Thanks in advance for your cooperation as we develop this new system.
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Interested in Becoming a Christmas Keeper?

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(from Therese Porter)

 

Addendum to Christmas Keeping: if you are interested in participating with the group, please come to a brief meeting to be held during lunch on Saturday, November 1 in Room 115. 

Throughout the workshop period, Keepers are encouraged to participate in the theatrical exercises and rehearsals of the Other Books cast as a preparation for their duties. These start at 2:30 in Room 115 

Please see the earlier missive for a more detailed description of the expectations for Christmas Keepers. 
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Donations to Oceana

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(from Steve Johnson)

 
For several years the Dickens family has generously contributed to the Ocean High School Garden Project, in which students grow native plants for the National Park Service as part of their native plant restoration project on the coast. The students also raise vegetables and chickens, whose eggs are used in the school's cooking classes. There will be donation boxes in the classrooms, and if everyone donated just a dollar it would help out this worthy cause. Thank you.
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Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends November 2nd!

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That means you get an extra hour of sleep after the first day of workshops, which we'll all probably need...

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Reminder: Costume Vendors at Workshops   

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(from Liz Martin)


Still have a bit of shopping to do? 
The following people will be selling at workshops in Pacifica ONLY: 

 

Lynn Combs: general merchandise, clothing
Dark Garden: corsets
Robin Driskill: reticules
Barbara Ebel: gently used clothing
Annie Lore: wigs, hair pieces (time TBA)
Lynn McMasters: bonnets & patterns
Dorothy O'Hare: fabric, trim, books, buttons, etc.
Jacqueline Palacios: bonnets
Amanda Seals: bows and ribbons
Jeffery Schoenberg: Stacy Adams boots, old studio stock: shirts, pants, petticoats
Mark Shanks: used clothing
Yuly Springer: corsets (Saturday only)
Ann Tavern: aprons, petticoats and more
The company store (Liz Martin et al) gently used clothing for kids and adults, used shoes.

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Reminder: Directions to Oceana High School   

401 Paloma Ave, Pacific, CA 94044

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 You can find directions here: http://ohs.juhsd.net/?PageName=%27Directions%27


or

 

From the East Bay
After the crossing the Bay Bridge, follow signs to 101 south
After passing Cesar Chavez exit merge to the right lane
At the Hwy 101/Hwy280 split, take Hwy 280 on the right
Take the Hwy 1 South exit
As you come down the hill into Pacifica, take Paloma offramp (2nd exit)
Turn left at the stop sign, onto Paloma
As you come to the next stop, you will see a sign directing you to parking.

From the North Bay and San Francisco
(After crossing the GG Bridge)
Take 19th Avenue south, which will merge into Hwy 280 south
Take the Hwy 1 South exit
As you come down the hill into Pacifica, take Paloma offramp (2nd exit)
Turn left at the stop sign, onto Paloma
As you come to the next stop, you will see a sign directing you to parking.

  

From the South Bay and Peninsula
Take Hwy 101 North

After passing the airport, take the 380 connection to 280 North

Take the Hwy 1 South/Pacifica exit

As you go up the hill stay in the left lanes

After coming down the hill into Pacifica take the second exit (Paloma)

Turn left at the stop sign (onto Paloma)

At the next stop sign look for the Workshop Parking sign.

  

From the South Using Hwy 1:

 

Take Hwy 1 north

 

Take the Oceana Blvd exit
Continue on Oceana
When you come to Oceana and Paloma Avenues you will see a sign for parking.
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Reminder: Public Transportation to Workshops 

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(from Norman Bradley)

Here's how to get to Oceana High School. Take Sam Trans bus number 112 from the Colma BART station and get off at Palmetto and Paloma and walk up the hill. The important times are: in the morning leave BART @ 08:50 arrive at about @ 09:15, in the afternoon catch the bus @ 17:42 arrive at BART @ 18:16. These are the first and last buses on the weekend. 

For the Cow Palace Take either the MUNI 9 (San Bruno) or Sam Trans 292 and walk up the hill.   

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Contact Information
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For specific questions regarding performing at the Fair, please email Cat Taylor
If your group would like to perform at the Fair for just one day (school caroling groups, etc.) 
please email Robert Young
For specific questions regarding vending at the Fair please email Vendors
For specific questions the beverage department please email Beverage
For questions regarding costumes, please email Costumes
To join the public email list, please click here http://dickensfair.com/involved
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