Tag: Big Bear Valley Renaissance Society

Renaissance Society Wants to Fund Your Academic Pursuits

Fawnskin, CA, January 24, 2014 – The Big Bear Renaissance Faire has announced their 2014 dates, and if it sounds early to be thinking about tickets, remember that some events–like the Queens’ Tea, Warriors Table and the Royal Gallery–sold out last year. The annual event’s living history reenactments and merry entertainers draw families and avid fair-goers from around the region. It’s likely to be the same story this year, with the Faire scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to – 6:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from August 2 to August 17, at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin. The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Society, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit for education corporation that gathers enough money each year to advance academic pursuits by students and educators. Most recently, it awarded a perpetual grant to Support Performing Arts In Schools (SPAIS), a foundation that buys musical instruments for children; a grant to Jessica George for teaching and studies in Thailand; a grant to Megan Doyle to finish her studies and RPT certification; and a grant to Rebecca Saffron for an after-school program. The Society’s CFO, Lynda McGinnis, says scholarship funds are still available, and that students and teachers of all ages are welcome to email a letter of need and intent to Lynda@bbvrsinc.org. The Board will consider any educational endeavor, including field trips or the purchase of classroom supplies....

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Gypsies, Pirates and Knights Return to Pedersen Sawmill

      Fawnskin, CA, July 30, 2013 – This year, the Big Bear Renaissance Faire returns to Pedersen Sawmill and expands to three weekends: August 3-4, August 10-11 and August 17-18. Pedersen Sawmill is located at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin. The usual favorites will be back, including the jousting knights of Mayhem, Queen Elizabeth and her court, aerialists, and over twenty other acts providing continuous entertainment in the streets and on six stages. This year’s slate also offers new acts  each weekend. Kids will love the patron interaction battles, and those who complete the Queen’s Quest can be Knighted. There’s also the Queens’ Tea, the Warriors Table and the Royal Gallery. The faire is a production of the Big Bear Valley Renaissance Society, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose primary financial goal is to provide students and teachers with funds for, among other things, scholarships and educational opportunities. A general admission adult day pass is $15, or $12 for seniors 55 and up, military, students and kids between the ages of 6 and 12. Children 5 and under get in free. Advance tickets are available on Eventbrite and by phone at the Big Bear Lake Resort Association, (800) 424-2327. For more information on entertainers, guilds and vendors visit the faire...

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