JCA News Update for November 2017

Just Clowning Around (JCA) Monthly Meeting Reminder

JCA will meet on Monday, November 27, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the home of Violeta Peith for our annual potluck dinner. Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. JCA will pay for the pizza and everyone else should bring a side dish or dessert to share.

JCA Potluck Dinner
Monday, November 27, 2017
6:30-??
Sweet Pickle’s address is:
6323 South Springs Circle
Clifton, VA 20124
703-818-3072

JCA Meeting Schedule

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Monday, November 27, 2017 — Annual JCA Potluck Picnic
Monday, December 11, 2017 — Holiday Party for Safe Places

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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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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.

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Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade
Saturday, November 18th, 2017

The Kapitol Klowns have invited our members to join them in the Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade. If anyone is interested, contact Grant Berry at granthberry -at- aol -dot- com or 301 829 6110.

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
6:30am – 9:00am for departure
9:00am – noon for arrival at the North Pole Dulles Airport

Safe Places Holiday Party – Pending
Monday, December 11th
6:00-9:00pm (Time not confirmed)
8301 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA

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November Jokes

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Q: What always comes at the beginning of Thanksgiving?
A: The letter “T”!

Q: What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner?
A: A nose

Q: What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
A: He got the stuffing knocked out of him!

Q: What’s the most musical part of a turkey?
A: The drumstick!

Q: If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for?
A: Their age!

Q: How did the Pilgrams bring their cows to America?
A: On the Mooooo-flower.

Q: What always comes at the end of Thanksgiving?
A: The letter “g”!

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Upcoming Clown Events

Florida Super Jam
January 10 – 13, 2018
Clarion Inn Orlando Airport
3835 McCoy Road
Orlando, FL 32812
http://www.thefloridasuperjam.com/

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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
http://worldclown.com/2018-convention/

2018 COAI Convention
April 3-8, 2018
Doubletree-Richmond Koger Center
1021 Koger Center Blvd
Richmond, Virginia 23235
https://clownalley3.org/the-convention

2018 Circus Magic Convention
October or November, 2018
**Note the convention will be in the fall
Hampton, Virginia
http://circusmagicconvention.com/

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Find more upcoming events on Just For Clowns: http://www.justforclowns.com/calendar-of-events/

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The Circus is Coming to Town

Cirque Du Soleil – Luzia
Coming to Washington, DC at Tysons II in 2018
https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

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The Ashburn Juggling Society

A new juggling group is getting started in Ashburn
http://ashburnjuggling.byteclub.club/

Meeting times & locations
Tuesday, December 12, 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
http://slyhand.wix.com/sam252
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NoVaMagic252/info

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
http://www.fairfaxjugglers.com/

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.

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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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