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Volunteers needed for Renaissance

The Tahoe Tallac Association is searching for fine lords and ladies to volunteer for the 9th annual Valhalla Renaissance Festival. Interested men and women are asked to call Tahoe Tallac Association for information on volunteering for the 2001 Renaissance Festival. The first meeting will take place take place at the Tallac Vista Conference Center in March. The date will be announced.

The Tahoe Tallac Association invites all ages to volunteer. It is a fun event where people meet new friends and experience a wonderful time in history – the Renaissance. Volunteers will experience for themselves the world of Renaissance England at the event which will take place June 2 and 3 and June 9 and 10 at Richardson Woods. The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Richardson Woods is located at Historic Camp Richardson Resort, three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on State Route 89.

The Valhalla Renaissance Festival features peasants, merchants, barbarians, soldiers, lords and ladies in authentic costumes who recreate a true Elizabethan country faire. Visitors will wander down the lanes of the festival and sample savory dishes, fine wyne and ale. There will be plenty of merchants selling their wares such as hand crafted jewelry, period crafts, clothing and historic weapons. Continuous entertainment by musicians, magicians, jugglers, country dancers, belly dancers and one-act plays take place at three stages located inside the faire. Amusements and games such as archery, javelin throw and fencing will test knightly abilities. Children can take part in the Children’s Glade with plenty of games and crafts. A daily highlight is the Grand Joust in which knights on horseback clash for their honor and the Lord Mayor’s purse. Everyone must be careful not to ridicule the queen or else they will be thrown into the town’s stocks.

The event is sponsored by the Tahoe Tallac Association, a nonprofit arts organization, and Historic Camp Richardson Resort. Part of the proceeds will go toward cultural arts programs of the Valhalla Arts and Music Festival.

To volunteer and for more information and directions to the Tallac Vista Conference Center call (530) 542-4166.

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