Posted:Not Quite Pittsburgh Juggling Festival IV will be Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 5,at the former Mt. Gallitzin Academy on the campus of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1016 State St., Baden, Pa.
The Leave It to Beaver Valley Jugglers and the Quaker Valley Middle School Juggling Club are sponsoring this event. Jugglers from several states will attend, and the event is open to anyone who juggles or wants to learn how to juggle. Last year, about 150 jugglers attended, with many more people in the show s audience.
General juggling activities will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 4 and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in the facility's gym. The festival juggling show -- which will delight people of all ages -- will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the facility's auditorium.
Nov. 4 will feature lots of time for open juggling. Activities on Nov. 5 include open juggling, juggling lessons for beginners, juggling games,workshops, a raffle and the show.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, festival attendees are invited to enjoy juggling videos on a large-screen TV and snacks from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall in the Villa St. Joseph on the same campus. The room has a limited amount of juggling space with a ceiling height just high enough for a seven-ball pattern or five clubs.
Vendors, including YoYoSam, Golden Jester, a business that sells hoops and the Quaker Valley Middle School Juggling Club Store, will be on hand to sell juggling equipment and other juggling-related items.
Unicycles are welcome in the gym but not at the video party.
Admission to the general juggling activities in the gym is free, but donations will be accepted to help cover festival costs. The evening show costs $5 per person.
Check our website frequently for updates on show performers and workshops. The show lineup so far includes members of the Leave It to Beaver Valley Jugglers, the Case Juggling Club from Case Western University, Mark Hayward and John Park. If you want to be in our show, let us know.
Our website is www.allinjest.com/jugglingfestclub.html .