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Downtown Academy is working on a class project. We chose our class project to promote the upcoming ice rink on the Fulton Mall. This is the first of its kind, in downtown Fresno. It’s a big deal and hopefully its first year will be a success.
Tickets will cost $8/child and $10/adult. The ticket includes skates AND validated parking. Around 30 tickets need to be sold, each hour, in order to break-even on the cost.
The outdoor ice rink will be located in the center of the Mariposa Plaza. It will be open everyday from Nov. 8th - Jan. 13th (depending on the weather). The ice rink will be made out of REAL ICE. Surrounding trees will be decorated with Christmas lights. Several nights will have a different theme.
We are planning on choosing a day to host our own theme! Things aren’t finalized, yet, but a majority of the class wants to devote December 14th, a Friday, for a big ugly sweater theme. Part of the plan is to have a Christmas movie projected onto a screen. Families and young adults are all welcome. We talked about keeping it 21 and over after a certain time so we can sell beer on the Mall. Drinking and ice-skating! AH! Being 21 is still new and exciting, to me!
Again, nothing is final but I’ll keep you all updated with more details!
There’s $5 Tuesdays at the Sierra Vista Mall theater?!
"But if he had been (at the Reel Pride Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in Fresno), he would have seen nearly 700 Fresnans and cow-tippin’ Clovis-ites sharing in and understanding an experience that maybe Colfer thinks was his alone — the experience of feeling utterly isolated, different, unheard. The people in that audience heard Colfer, and they got it.”
Here’s the thing: Glee‘s Chris Colfer and I grew up in the same town. And yet, Chris Colfer and I grew up in very different worlds.
For one thing, we went to different high schools. For another, I’m a good 14 years older than him. And for yet another, he had to deal with being severely bullied at school for his sexuality and I had to deal with maybe one or two negative comments about being in colorguard (that’s “flag team” to you a**holes who never bothered to learn the word “colorguard”).
Colfer has made no secret, mostly on the late night talk show circuit, about his disdain for the conservative, “cow tipping” town of Clovis, CA, where he grew up. That experience no doubt led him to write the movie Struck By Lightning, a film about a high school student who feels he isn’t being heard by his classmates. teachers, and parents.
I adventured to the outskirts of Clovis to attend the Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee last weekend.
The event didn’t quite live up to the name “jubilee.” I imagined people picking fruit while dancing vigorously to loud music. I’m still amazed that people traveled from Nicaragua to attend this event!
Still, it was a lovely experience. They have a diverse herb garden. Walking through the garden inspired me to finally extract the oil from the rosemary plant my boyfriend gave me for my birthday (BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER :) ). To-night I will attempt to make my own rosemary shampoo!
Here’s to domestic bold challenges!
Have a lovely day in Fresno!
Stone Fruit Jubilee this Saturday (6/23) in Clovis!
You’ll be able to buy and taste freshly-picked fruit. Our Valley’s fruit is more delicious than anything you’ll eat from the grocery store.
There will be live music, tours of the 5-acre Oasis Garden and a lesson on making jam! Dusty Buns, La Boulangerie and Sierra Nut House will prepare dishes, as well.
THIS SOUNDS SO EXCITING TO ME! I hope I’m not the only one. >.<
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I’m anxious for the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market to start next month.
The grocery stores are lacking fruit. I’m hoping to go to the farmers market on Shaw & Blackstone this week. I’m wondering what kind of fruit, in this area, are in season. Attempting to make fruit vodkas would be a nice treat for my 21st birthday.
Have a lovely day in Fresno!