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LORETO - Loreto Fest 2010 "By the Sea"

April 30, May 1, & 2, 2010 - Three Days of fun, great food, exciting seminars, workshops and games is fast approaching. We look forward to seeing everyone.

Just south of Loreto in beautiful Puerto Escondido, this special three-day event just gets better every year.

Loreto Fest proceeds help support the higher education of students from our rural villages and mountain ranches. Our Bay clean-up has been a proud tradition since the first Loreto Fest.

Our theme this year is “By the Sea”. Come as your favorite sea creature, Mermaid or “whatever” By the Sea. at the costumed dance. Special daily events for children and youth.

A Silent Auction is also part of the fun.  All monies collected from the sale of this auction go to the education and support of our local schools in Ligui, San Javier & some University students.  There are a few items that may go to the sailing program.

We are asking for item donations to add to this year's Silent Auction.  Perhaps you will be making some snazzy jewelry, a painting, photo, shell art, boat stuff, or putting together a basket of snacks, wine, or ingredients to make a special meal.  Whatever it is, let your imagination go creative and wild!  We want to get everyone excited about participating in the Silent Auction.

Master Quilt Maker Patty Noyes has sent us this picture of her quilt that she will be donating to Loreto Fest 2010. Titled "By the sea... by the sea.." it will be entered into our silent auction for Loreto Fest 2010. Please keep in mind it is an unfinished project with a missing mystery square.  Also, the final arrangement of blocks may be slightly different than the photo.

All Loreto Fest silent auction participants have come to know Patty's superior quilt-making skill and look forward to another magnificent quilt.

Seminars:  Parks Dept., GPS Class, Diving & the Islands, Baja Weather, Blog & Website Class, Fernando/Loreto Museum Baja Sea Life, Emergency Pet Care

Workshops:  Jewelry Making, Splicing, Fishing Lures, Pressure Cooking, T-Shirt Design, Solar, Special Crochet/Recycling

Games & Contest: Saturday Night best "By the Sea" Costume (or in the sea, use your imagination), Spam Contest, Horseshoes, Over the Line, Bocci Ball, Board Games:  Minnesota Canasta, Baja Rummy, Mexican Train, Chest, Scrabble and more!

The SPAM Art Contest is an opportunity for a unique ART EXPERIENCE!
Get yourself a few cans of that “mystery meat” and let your imagination fly!
Think “out of the can”!

Kids Activities - Lot's of surprises planned here!

JUGGLING WORKSHOP...come & learn to JUGGLE.  LOUIS KRUK, of the Sailing Vessel CIRQUE, will teach YOU how to JUGGLE three balls.  If you happen to have three balls, bean bags, flat tennis balls, or oranges...bring them along.  If not...hopefully we will have enough to go around.  If you already know how to JUGGLE, please join in the fun. JUGGLE ON!

Entertainment is being planned for each evening.  If you would like to participate playing music, dancing, or ??  Contact Brenda "No Se"

Food:  Chili Cook-off - Bring your best ingredients and enter for a prize. 
Spaghetti Dinner for $7.00 & Sunday Breakfast for $3.00 (HPYC members eat for free).
Hot Dogs and other food items will be available all day.

Questions or for more information please email us at

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