Juggler's World: Vol. 42, No. 3


Festival Schedule

Jan. 26
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Mr. E's Drexel Hill Juggle will be held from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Drexel Hill Middle School. The day's events will include food, games, videos, contests and a show. For a map or more information, contact Jackie Erickson; 3709 Spring Garden St.; Philadelphia, PA 19104. Call 215/853-4580 (o) or 222-3976 (h).

Jan. 26
Palo Alto, California
The Second Possibly Annual Stanford Juggling Festival will be sponsored by the Stanford Court Jugglers. It takes place from 2-6 p.m. in Stanford University's Roble Gym and features door prizes, workshops and a show. Admission is free. Contact Martin Frost; 3065 Louis Rd.; Palo Alto, CA 94303; 415/856-1456 (h).

Feb. 1-3
Atlanta, Georgia
The Atlanta Jugglers Association sponsors its now-legendary annual Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival. For more information, contact Toni Shifalo; 1083 Austin Avenue; Atlanta, GA 30307, 404/373-7175.

Feb. 2-3
Charleston, Illinois
Eastern Illinois University Convention. Contact Troy Roarck 217/581-2038.

Feb. 9
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The University of Minnesota Juggling Club announces the second annual Mondo-Jugglefest. In the works are games, workshops, prop sales, videotapes, teaching and fun. Contact the U of M Juggling Club, Dept. Jugglefest '91; PO Box 13666; Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Feb. 15-17
Amherst, Massachusetts
The U. Mass Juggling Club announces the Third Annual U Mass Juggling Festival. Activities include workshops and a public show. The open juggling floor will be in the Student Union Ballroom. Anyone interested in performing, selling props or staying in a hotel room should contact the organizers as soon as possible. Contact Brian Henderson; Box 101; Union Building; U Mass; Amherst MA 01003; 413/546-6676; or Travis Bear; 213 Worthington St.; Springfield, MA 01103. Call 413/746-4424.

Feb. 22-24
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Jugglers of Ann Arbor welcome friends to another Midwinter Juggling Arts Festival. Friday and Saturday at the University of Michigan Student Union, and Sunday at the Hidden Valley Club House. $15 advanced registration, or $20 at the door. Contact Paul Kyprie; 650 Hidden Valley, Apt. 315; Ann Arbor MI 48104; 313/994-0368, or Dave Lewis; 3710 Hampton; Royal Oak MI 48073; 313/549-2888.

March 8-14
Gold Coast, Australia
The First Australian Juggling Convention will be centered in and around the Gold Coast Arts Centre in Surfers Paradise near Brisbane. It will feature workshops, games, competitions, public show, parade and open air fire show. Accommodations are available in the Arts Centre starting at $15 per day for backpackers. Registration for the whole festival is $75, not including meals and accommodations. Only 150 participants can be accommodated, so register early. Contact Kym Olsen; 10 Scott Grove; Glen Iris; VIC 3146; Australia; (03) 885-8839.

March 9-10
Kissimmee, Florida
The Fourth Nude Jugglefest will be held at Cypress Cove. Activities include night-time fire extravaganza, public show, home cooked meals, massage, hot-tubbing and can"nude"ing in the lake. Contact Sherry Boas; 4425 Pleasant Hill Rd. #579; Kissimmee FL 32741. For motel, RV or camping, call 407/933-5870.

March 23-24
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The Triangle Juggling Association is sponsoring a spring festival 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday and 10-6 on Sunday at Estes Hill Elementary School Gym in Chapel Hill. Events include three-ball limbo, water balloon endurance juggle, and The Big Pass. $2 gym fee. Call for directions. For more information or accommodations, contact Becky Hunter at 118 Friar Lane; Carrboro NC 27510, 919/942-9584, or Scott Moore at Box 9417 Duke Station; Durham NC 27706; 684-7595.

March 30-31
State College, Pennsylvania
The Penn State Juggling Club presents its fifth annual juggling festival, with an Easter emphasis that includes an egg juggling workshop. Special guest will be Michael Menes, presenting a three ball workshop performance Saturday evening at 8. Other workshops in club swinging, balloon animals, club passing, cigar boxes, diabolos, and clowning. Activities will take place from 9-6 on Saturday and Sunday in 126 White Building, with an 8 p.m. Saturday public show in 106 Forum Building. Contact Elliott Olmstead; 128 S. Barnard St. #5; State College PA 16801; 814/867-4339.

March 29-31
Isla Vista, California
The 15th Annual April Fools Festival in Isla Vista (Santa Barbara) will include open juggling in the UCSB gym, a public show and Club Renegade. Contact Jeff Walsh; 1033 Embarcadero; Isla Vista CA 93117; 805/968-7256.

April 5-7
Tallahassee, Florida
The Tallahassee Jugglers invite friends to The Fifth Almost April Fools Juggling Festival in the Palmer Monroe Rec Center at 1900 Jackson Bluff Rd. near the Florida State University campus. No registration charge, video area for viewing tapes and a unicycle parade. Saturday afternoon's competition features the Fabulous Flem Flamingo Trophies. Public show on Sunday afternoon. The FSU Flying Circus is doing home shows that weekend for those who would like to see that troupe. Contact Jonathan Lyons at 904/576-6817 or Jay at 222-3364.

April 12-13
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The annual Winnipeg Juggling Festival will feature as special guests this year Mike Vondruska and Ken Schultz. The festival will be held at Kildonan East High School, 845 Concordia Rd., and registration is $12. Contact Perry Rubenfeld; 474 Enniskillen Ave.; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Canada R2V0J4. Call 204/586-5785 (h).

April 13
Moscow, Idaho
The University of Idaho Juggling Club presents its second annual jugglefest. Unicycle and juggling workshops and contests. Contact Keli Craig; Box 3840; Moscow, ID 83843-0481; 208/882-1442; or call Jason Dearian 208/885-8756; Box 842 Wallace Center; Moscow ID 83843.

April 12-14
Columbia, Missouri
The Y's Jugglers will hold their 11th annual "Jugglefest '91" at the University of Missouri. As always, there is no registration fee, and activities will include workshops, a free public stage show, parade, picnic, prize raffles, parties and open juggling. Contact Y's Jugglers; c/o University YMCA; A022 Brady Commons; Columbia MO 65211; 314/882-1550.

April 20-21
Rochester, New York
The 14th Annual Rochester Institute of Technology Spring Juggle-In will be sponsored by the Rochester Juggling Club and RIT Recreation Dept. Featured artist is Mark Nizer, who will perform at a 7 p.m. show Saturday evening. Juggling will occur Saturday from 10-10, and from 10-5 on Sunday. Events include workshops, videotapes and a juggling equipment raffle. Contact Greg Moss; 479 Manse Lane; Rochester, NY 14625; 716/475-2610 (o) or 671-1143 (h).

April 26-28
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jugglers Anonymous will host the 11th annual Sir Isaac Newton Memorial Juggling Festival in a new place - Friday and Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church on the corner of Putnam and Short streets, and Sunday at Shoaff Park in the Conklin Pavilion. Hours are Friday 11-11; Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m and Sunday 9-5. Contact Jugglers Anonymous at 1655 Wells; Fort Wayne, IN 46808-3281. Call Dave Parnin 219/482-5217 or Charlie Willer 219/426-1655.

April 27
Champaign, Illinois
The Illini Juggling and Unicycle Club will hold its annual picnic in Hessel Park in Champaign. Contact Mark Dinse at 217/328-6040.

Make Plans Now To Attend First Soviet Juggling Festival

The minister of culture invites jugglers to Tbilisi, the capital of the Soviet Republic of Georgia, for the first Soviet juggling festival during the first week of September, 1991.

The Tbilisi festival will be held immediately following the 14th European Juggling Convention in Verona, Italy, and the European Jugglers Assoc. is trying to help interested parties attend both events.

To simplify travel and visa problems, the EJA is organizing a charter round-trip airplane flight from central Europe to Tbilisi. To get a visa for the convention, jugglers need a personal "invitation" from the Soviet government. The EJA is working with the Soviets to compile a list of people who want to receive these invitations. Names will be passed along to all Soviet embassies, where jugglers can then get a visa for the trip. The cost for the flight is estimated at $500, and accommodation, food and registration in Tbilisi will be provided free of charge.

If you are interested in attending, you must send: 1) Your name exactly as it appears on your passport and 2) Your birthdate by January 15 to trip organizer: Haggis McLeod; 2 St. Edmonds Cottage; Glastonbury, Somerset; ENGLAND. Call him at (44)-458-34484.

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