Torrey Pines Elementary School brings the Renaissance to life on Sunday

By Kathy Day

Staff Writer

Queen Elizabeth, Galileo and the Archers of Ravenwood are coming to Torrey Pines Elementary School, which will celebrate its first Renaissance Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Liwayway Ronzone, who is chairing the event, said since music, art and science are included in the curriculum “why not start with the Renaissance where it all began” and create a fun event for students, staff and families as well as others.

It’s not a fundraiser, but a community event that shows it’s possible to integrate fun with learning and helping children to understand a bit more about history.

There will be a Haunted Dungeon, performances Puppets and Players Marionette theater and the Royal Acrobats (La Jolla YMCA gymnasts); music from the period — including singing by TPES students; art created by the students, food, crafts and even makeup artists. Admission is free but small donations will be requested for the food and some of the activities.

“But we won’t have jousting,” Ronzone said. Instead they will have children playing Beyblades, a game involving a spinning top, and turtle races.

Susan Abernathy from Vox Nobil, her daughter  Tara Poole who will be Queen Elizabeth, and Dan Bozarth from Archers of Ravenwood deserve a special nod for their assistance, Ronzone said.

The fun begins at 11 a.m. with the Vox Nobili Madrigals and wraps up with the students songs and a parade, which start at 3:30 p.m. The school is at 8350 Cliffridge Ave.

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Schedule of Events and Performances

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: BEYBLADE PRE-REGISTRATION
    Step into the Universe of Beyblade and register for our 2:00pm Tournament! $5/participant
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: “PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON”
    Puppets and Players Little Theatre will present “Puff the Magic Dragon” and educate our kids on the histiory of the art form.
  • 11:45 am – 12:15 pm: GALILEO
    The famous “Universe According to Galileo” invites the audience into an interactive experience with the great man himself.
  • 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: ROYAL ACROBATS
    Talented performers from the YMCA will present their entertaining array of acts.
    The Archers of Ravenwood will hold public demonstrations of the crafts employed by the community at the time.  An archery tournament will be held that promises to be exciting, entertaining, and rewarding.
    Witness a Beyblade Tournament.
  • 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm: “PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON”
    Puppets and Players Little Theatre will present “Puff the Magic Dragon” and educate our kids on the histiory of the art form.
  • 2:30 p m -3:00 pm: GALILEO
    The famous “Universe According to Galileo” invites the audience into an interactive experience with the great man himself.
    4:00 pm – FESTIVAL CLOSES

    Schedule of Activities
    These activities will run all day unless specified otherwise.

    • YE OL’ CAKE WALK: 1:15 am – 3:00 pm
      Walk and you may win a cake or other sweet treat! $1/walk
    • TPES Students Art Exhibit
      Our Art Teacher, Mrs. Yzaguirre, will be showcasing student artwork inspired by the Renaissance. Parents will be able to take home their students art at the end of the festival.
      Visit the most feared room in a medieval castle. A TPES exclusive! $4/visit
      Try these fun games! $1/game
      Beads of La Jolla has these arts and crafts planned for you!
      -Create a bracelet with a charm – $3/bracelet
      -Create a peacock feather pencil with glitter – $2/pencil
      -Make a beautiful Venetian Mask – $2/mask
    • BEAUTY
      Bambino will make you beautiful on this special day offering the following services!
      -Hair Braiding with Ribbon – $4/braiding
      -Fantasy Face Painting – $4/face painting
      -Body Glitter – $4/body glitter
      This is an amazing opportunity to have a charcoal portrait of you or a family member created by La Jolla Artist Abbas Derissi. $20/portait
      Purchase homemade baked goods and delights from TPES families. Fruit, vegetables, Potted Plants

    Lunch, Drinks, & Snacks
    Prices for lunch items, drinks, and snacks will be $1 or $2/item.

    • Dragon’s Ale Tavern & Café
      Thristy? Our Tavern and cafe will be offering Ginger Ale, Root Beer, Root Beer Floats, Starbucks Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Cider, Water

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    2 Comments for “Torrey Pines Elementary School brings the Renaissance to life on Sunday”

    1. Max

      I am in torrey pines elementry school and i am a kid called max

    2. Max

      hi! i am max in 5th grade from torrey pines elementry school and i am in the Renaissance fair.

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