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Cherry Blossom Fete

Saturday April 12th, 2014 to Sunday April 13th, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
Join us Saturday, April 12, 2014 for Cherry Blossom Festival at the Jewel Lake Parish. The site will be open from noon until eight. This year’s festivities include a Go competition, with sign-up open from noon to 2pm (instructions will be provided for those who don’t know how to play the game). 

There will be an exciting Rapier tourney (beginning at 2pm) followed by a thematic Broken Bridge Battle, for the heavy fighters. Afterwards, there will be... time for ‘blossom viewing’, games, and mingling. Children’s A&S will feature kite making.

Our Baroness, Elspeth, is hosting a competition for table decorating, with winners announced in the evening court after dinner. Each table will be given a couple sprigs of cherry blossoms to include in their scheme how they like.

Dinner will begin at 5pm, and we will have an onigiri potluck. Onigiri are balls of rice with filling inside of them. Each person should bring enough of something that goes with rice, such as shredded chicken or pork, for at least one to two people. You can bring more, if you like, but only a couple spoonfuls of each dish will be needed for each onigiri. Be sure to bring a card listing the ingredients of the dish. Refrigeration is available on site.

White rice, gloves, and onigiri packing skills will be provided. Miso soup, mochi, and tea will also be included with the meal.

Autocrat Contact: Leonia the Mouse and Adam of Eskalya.
Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site opens at 12pm (noon) and closes at 8pm.
Site Fee: 
Adults: $10 Children: (ages 6-18) $5 Under 5: Free Family Cap: $40 $5 non-member surcharge applies.

Take your best route to Minnesota Dr/Walter J. Hickel Pkwy. Take the Raspberry Rd exit keeping right at the fork. Turn left onto Jewel Lake Rd. Turn left onto Strawberry Rd. The Parish will be on the left.