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February 2, 2011

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F������� 2, 2011 THE 23RD ANNUAL ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Looking for an uplifting good time? Pinal County, AZ – It’s easy! Take a day trip out to the wildly popu- lar and entertaining Arizona Re- naissance Festival. The annual faire begins at 10 am every Satur- day, Sunday, and on Presidents’ Day Monday, from February 12th through April 3rd. Today’s audience wants to be more then spectators. They want to par- ticipate and be surrounded by their entertainment as they seek to escape the everyday world. At the Festival, the audience is a special guest in another place and time. This Festival transports visitors to an European style country fair fi lled with an agreeable rabble of knights, rogues, royalty and crafts- men, all roaming throughout a 30- acre charm fi lled village with 200 quaint shops, 12 stages of non-stop entertainment, an arena for full- contact armored jousting, kitchens, pubs, and people powered games and rides. All the Festival is a stage with a ���.D�����M��������.��� A popular attraction at the Festi- val is the live jousting tournaments held three times daily, complete with knights on charging horses, clanging weapons and a great deal of braggadocio. The 16th century Festival is home to many popular traditions includ- ing chomping down on a giant roasted turkey leg, and also fea- tures demonstrations of time hon- ored crafts such as weaving, glass blowing, blacksmithing and pot- tery throwing. A most special event within this giant event is The Pleasure Feast. This is a one and a half hour, fi ve course medieval feast with live mu- sic and comedy entertainment, all you can eat and drink, plus festival gifts and sou- venirs. With limited seating twice daily, advance feast reservations are recommended. cast featuring more than 2,000 brightly costumed actors, danc- ers, and musicians. These are the amazing people who populate this bustling fair to ensure a good time for the nearly 250,000 visitors who mingle into the endlessly wacky and unpredictable medieval may- hem. The Renaissance Festival experi- ence is meeting and interacting with these colorful characters, shopping for arts and crafts, and taking in a selection of over 150 shows every event day. There is a great variety of food for feasting, and a bevy of beverages including Medieval Mar- garitas, Da Vinci Coladas, Dukes of Daiquiri, wine, honey mead, beers and ales, along with soft drinks and lemonade. WHEN YOU GO: What: The 23rd Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival Where: East of Apache Junction on US Highway 60, near the Supersti- tion Mountains. When: Eight consecutive weekends (Saturdays, Sundays, and Presi- dents’ Day Monday) from Febru- ary 12 through April 3. The Festi- val runs from 10a.m. until 6:00p. m., rain or shine. Tickets: Advanced discount tick- ets available for purchase and print at home on-line www.RenFestInfo. com or at Fry’s Food Stores are $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 5 – 12, children under 5 are always FREE. Tickets purchased at the Festival Box Offi ce are $2 more. Discounts tickets for seniors (60 and older) are $19, only available at the Festival Box Offi ce. Park- ing is FREE courtesy of Fry’s Food Stores. Information: SOCK-IT-TO-ME VALUE PRICED ~ DIABETIC SOCKS ✫ Bling Hats ✫ Merino Wool ✫ Popcorn Tops ✫ Men’s & Ladies Clog Sandals ✫ Reversable Women’s Jackets Quality Sport Socks NEW! CRUSHABLE REVERSABLE VESTS TYSON WELLS CENTRE FRONT ROW 800-565-7593 RAINBOW ACRES SCRAMBLE #4 Quartzsite- Another beautiful day welcomed 26 golfers to Rainbow Acres course on Thursday, Jan. 27. The team of Jerry Taylor and Henry Lucero bested the fi eld by shooting an 18 hole score of 40. Four teams were close on their heels one stroke back at 41. Those teams were Robert Webb & Jim Austin, Gary McGowan & Dean Harrington, Russ Leininger & John Johnson, and Pat Matlock and Linda Taylor. Finishing just out of the money at 42 were Bill Toner & Robert Barnard along with Richard Webb and Gary Pennington. Long drive of the day on hole 13 went to Jerry Taylor. Every other Thursday, Feb. 10 & Feb. 24 there will be a tournament for all interested golfers. Sign in is at 9:00 and tee off is at 9:30. Y’all come! Submitted by Gerald B. Taylor P��� 33 DAY NIGHT SHADES REPAIRED 3 YEAR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE Local Resident • FREE Estimates Larry - cell 928-273-3719 Recycle... it all adds up! Recycle your empty inket cartridges and used cell phones! Help raise funds for the local Arizona Centennial celebration! DROP OFF LOCATIONS: • Horizon Community Bank • Quartzsite Library • Senior Center • General Store • Business Chamber Sponsored by Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite Fire Station Church PLEASE JOIN US! Feb. 6th, 10:30am Service – Pastor Bruce will be preaching 7:00pm – Johnny Hays – Evangelist and Gospel musician Feb. 13th, 10:30am – Joe Jackson, Evangelist and former NFL player 7:00pm – Pastor Bruce will be preaching Feb. 18th, 7:00pm - Liberty Quartet - an awesome Gospel group from Idaho Feb. 20th, 10:30am and 7:00pm – Dan and Janel Campbell, Evangelists and Gospel musicians Feb. 25th & 26th, 10:00am - Second Annual Gospel Bluegrass Festival Feb. 25th, 7:00pm - Double Portion – Family gospel Band from Canada March 6th, 10:30am – Richard Toviah – A Messianic Jew who will be speaking on Israel and prophesy in the New Testament March 12th, 9:00am – Second Annual Women’s Conference $20.00 and includes lunch and handouts. Signup is at the Church Changing Hearts...Changing Lives Through Worshipping God & Serving Others 665 W. Tyson Street, Quartzsite Pastor Bruce Swart 928-927-5808 The World’s Softest Socks!

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