JCA News Update for October 2017

Just Clowning Around (JCA) Monthly Meeting Reminder

The normal JCA meeting for October is being replaced by a charity event. Members are invited to come to the 8th annual DC Candlelighters Halloween Party where we can do face painting and balloons for the kids. Coming as clowns or other Halloween costume is optional. The party is for local Pediatric oncology families on and off treatment. The party is at the Life with Cancer Center in Fairfax near the Inova Fairfax Hospital. The address is 8411 Pennell St, Fairfax, Virginia 22031. Contact Sir Toony to RSVP.

DC Candlelighters Halloween Party
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Life With Cancer
8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA, 22031

JCA Meeting Schedule

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Monday, October 23, 2017 – DC Candlelighters Halloween Party
Monday, November TBD — Annual JCA Potluck Picnic
Monday, December 11, 2017 — Holiday Party for Safe Places


JCA Monthly Meetings
4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm
Vienna Baptist Church
541 Marshall Rd SW
Vienna, VA 22180

Take I-66 to the Nutley Street exit heading north toward Vienna. Turn right at the first light onto Marshall Road. Drive approximately one-quarter mile to Ware Street and turn left. We meet in the Parlor. The door that is usually unlocked is around towards the back of the building.

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Do you have clown news to share via the news updates or newsletters? Send your ideas and news to Sir Toony at SirToony@SirToonyVanDukes.com

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DC Candlelighters Halloween Party
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Life With Cancer, 8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA, 22031

See above for details

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JCA Annual Dues

It is also time to pay your dues, please bring a check to the next meeting. The dues are $20/year for individuals and $30/year for families. If you cannot attend the meeting, you can mail your check to JCA c/o Violeta Peith, 6323 South Springs Circle, Clifton, VA 20124.

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Requests for Clowns – Local Events and Parades

If you are interested in marching in one of the upcoming local parades, contact Sir Toony at SirToony@SirToonyVanDukes.com

NOTE: Since January 2013, we have required that all members have their makeup and costumes reviewed and critiqued before they may represent JCA at events as a clown. Clowns must also have paid their annual dues to both JCA and COAI to participate in events. Clowns from neighboring clown alleys are welcome to join JCA in parades without being required to pay dues to JCA.


Special Love Holiday Party
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Noon to 3:00pm
Franconia Firehouse
6300 Beulah St
Franconia, VA

Fantasy Flight at Dulles
Saturday, December 9th
8:00am – noon
Dulles Airport

Safe Places Holiday Party – Pending
Monday, December 11th
8301 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA

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October Jokes

Q: Where do baby ghosts go during the day?
A: Dayscare centers

Q: What kind of roads do ghosts haunt?
A: Dead Ends

Q: Who did the zombie invite to his party?
A: Anyone he could dig up!

Q: Why does Dracula consider himself a good artist?
A: Because he likes to draw blood!

Q: Which building has the most bats in New York?
A: The Vampire State Building.

Q: Why are ghosts so bad at lying?
A: Because you can see right through them!

Q: Why did the ghost go into the bar?
A: For the Boos.

Q: Why did the skeleton go to the store?
A: To get some spare ribs.

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Upcoming Clown Events

2017 MACA Convention
November 9 – 12, 2017
Red Lion Hotel
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Florida Super Jam
January 10 – 13, 2018
Clarion Inn Orlando Airport
3835 McCoy Road
Orlando, FL 32812


World Clown Association 2018 Convention
“Ringling Remembered – A tribute to historic Clowns”
March 12 – 16, 2018 Convention
Crowne Plaza Suites MSP Airport – Mall of America
Bloomington, MN


Find more upcoming events on Just For Clowns:

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The Circus is Coming to Town

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin
Direct from the People’s Republic of China

November 3, 2017 – November 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm
November 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm
George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall

November 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110

Cirque Du Soleil – Luzia
Coming to Washington, DC at Tysons II in 2018

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2017 Flying Circus Airshow
May-October, 2017
5114 Ritchie Rd
Bealeton, VA 22712

The Flying Circus Aerodrome is located 14 miles SE of Warrenton, VA and 22 miles NW of Fredericksburg, VA.
We are just off Route 17, at 5114 Ritchie Road (Route 644) in Bealeton, VA. Just look for the Flying Circus Sign


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Clown Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
10 AM – 5 PM both days
Tuition: $200; Deposit due with registration*: $50

Class Location: The Center – DC

Register/Reserve Now!

In Clown, we embark on the wondrous journey to rediscover innocence and uncover the pleasure of play. It is a daring adventure, in which we open our fragile hearts in search of fun. The little red nose (the smallest mask) is a great liberator. It requires generosity and summons transparency, revealing us in all of our wonderful and complicated simplicity.

A riotous inquiry… a playful encounter…a look at our laughable & lovable selves.

We love clowns because they make us laugh while revealing the range of mythical and emotional archetypes within each one of us. The honesty and openness we find in clown will inhabit all of our work. Open to all levels.


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The Ashburn Juggling Society

A new juggling group is getting started in Ashburn

Meeting times & locations

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Ashburn Library
43316 Hay Rd Ashburn, VA 20147
Story Time Room

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Balloon and Face Painting Jams

The monthly balloon and face painting jam in Chantilly is currently looking for a new restaurant to host the jam.

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Northern Virginia S.A.M. Assembly 252 Meetings
3rd Thursday of each month
7:30pm until 9:00pm

The Knights of Columbus Hall
behind St. Leo’s Catholic Church
3700 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030

(go totally through church parking lot, make a right at baseball field, then a left, Knights of Columbus Hall is on the right)

Note: Youth meet 1/2 hour earlier at 7:00pm

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Fairfax Jugglers
Key Intermediate Cafeteria
Every Thursday, 7:30-10 PM * when school is in session

Key Intermediate School
6402 Franconia Road
Springfield, VA 22150

Contact bsperling@cox.net to get on their email list.

The Fairfax Jugglers meet most Thursday nights. As usual, caveats about their need to clean the school prior to the opening, etc., so Barry will keep members informed about changes!

Enter the parking lot opposite Japonica Street, turn RIGHT at the front of the school and drive around to the far back and the end of the parking lot. Enter the cafeteria at entrance #6 (visible past the dumpster), along a sidewalk, and this may be the best way in (if you arrive first please prop open this door). Alternately, check the Handicapped Student’s Gym by Entrance #9 or use entrance #5 and turn left at the first cross-hall, then look for the cafeteria on the left. OR: check the handicapped student’s gym by Entrance #9 after your first left turn.


The CIRCUS CLUB also meets at Key Intermediate School on ??, but in the Handicapped Student’s Gym by Entrance #9. They teach many circus skills to children and perform in parades and other venues. If you know of a child or teenager who would be interested in learning or developing those kinds of skills then contact them at Circusclub@yahoo.com

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