Blue Jay Christmas Parade 2015

It’s that time of year again when Blue Jay puts on their annual Christmas Parade.  This year marks the 36th year.

The parade is held on Saturday December, 5 2015.  Hwy 189 will be closed between 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. – Parade commencing at 2:00 p.m.

Remember to get there early and grab your pots, bring the hot cocoa and dress warm!

Picture above is from last year (2014) with my Search and Rescue team.  We will be there again this year in our bright orange waiving away!

Remember that Santa will be there and even the…the….the…the Grinch!

Cheers and Merry Christmas!  See you all there!

6th Annual Lake Arrowhead BREWFEST | Aug 8th, 2015

Have you bought your tickets yet to the best event in Lake Arrowhead?  Okay well it is really one of many of my favorite events but this one I literally talk about all year long!  It’s no secret, or at least it’s not now, that I am a craft beer lovin kind of girl.  Maybe you have seen my hashtag, #ThisRealtorDrinksBeer!

If you have not bought your ticket, stop right now and visit this website to purchase your ticket: LakeArrowheadBrewfest or click the Admit One ticket below!

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Date and time are as follows as well as admission fees.

August 8, 2015: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Blue Jay Village Parking Lot – 27264 Rte 189, Blue Jay, CA 92317
General Admission: $35 Online ($40 at the door)
Designated Driver: $15

Cost includes: Admission, unlimited tasters and a souvenir glass to the first 1000 guests.
*Designated driver ticket includes entry, glass and free soft drinks.

In typical Craft Beer fashion your taste buds will be delighted with 17 breweries to taste from and Over 75 craft beers will be offered for sampling.  Food vendors and live music will also be part of the Brewfest.

  • Ritual Brewing
  • Stone Brewing
  • Big Bear Mountain Brewery
  • Hangar 24 Brewery
  • Dale Bros Brewery
  • Firestone
  • Brew Rebellion
  • Skyland Ale Works
  • Strand Brewing
  • Pure Order Brewing
  • Knee Deep Brewing
  • Karl Strauss Brewing
  • Mountain Brew Club
  • Bear Valley Homebrew Club
  • Maltose Falcons
  • Djinn’s HellaBrew – Andy Divoff, Celebrity Guest Brewer

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Food Drive

Be sure to visit this year’s VIP table to support local food bank, Operation Provider. You will be able to taste one of a kind beers not available anywhere else at the event. All you need is to donate a food item or a cash donation of any amount at the Operation Provider booth.

Special Guest

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This year we have a special guest, actor Andy Divoff. Divoff has played many villains in film and on television, usually drug cartel leaders, and is best known for having played the nefarious Djinn in the first two films of the Wishmaster series. His other films include Another 48 Hrs.The Hunt for Red OctoberAir Force One and Toy Soldiers. Some of Divoff’s television guest appearances include The A-TeamJAG and Highlander: The Series and Lost.

I have made my living as an actor for the last 30 years. I’ve been a full-time resident of Lake Arrowhead for 25 of those years. I have followed the good examples of community support so prevalent in my industry, including those of Ernie Hudson and Vincent Spanno. I have had good fortune in my own career and want to show my appreciation by giving back. One year ago this June I embarked on the idea of using a craft brew recipe idea to help raise money for charity. The first ever batch was brewed in Denver, CO by master brewer Adam Draeger, based on my fondness for Belgian Strong Golden Ales. As a nod to the “Djinn” a mythological character I brought to life on screen, I wanted to include Habanero peppers and Persian Lime to give my recipe a specific personality. My first ever pour of the Djinn’s HellaBrew took place last October in Boston where I was able to raise $1400.00 for 3 charities, The Smile Train, The Pat Brody Cat Shelter, and The Dave Brockie Fund. I am very proud to be a part of helping raise money for our very own local organization Operation Provider.

Here are some pictures from 2014’s event.  Pictures are provided by yours truly, Michelle Calkins.  If you see me this year, I will be the girl with the camera, come say hi and let me snap a picture of you enjoying the festivities!

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 As always, HAVE FUN, BE HOPPY, and BE SAFE!  This event is one of a kind and helps support the local community, Proceeds help the chamber and Blue Jay Business Association promote local business and tourism.

See you around town and see you at Brewfest!

 

Jazz in Blue Jay, Aug 2015 | Blue Jay | SATURDAY NIGHTS

It is that time of year to put on your Jazz shoes and dance the night away!  The Blue Jay Jazz festival has been moved from Thursday nights to Saturday night for the year of 2015.  So make sure you mark your calendars and don’t miss the fun.

Gates open at 5:30, show starts at 7:00.  Remember to pack a picnic, reserve a table and support the future Jazz generations.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit their website: http://www.bluejayjazz.com/

Ticket prices are as follows:

General Adults $20.00
Children under 16 FREE with an adult

Blue Jay Village
HWY. 189
Blue Jay, CA. 92317

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Jazz in Blue Jay Table (seats eight) 
$60 per table

Jazz in Blue Jay Table and Tickets for Eight 
$220

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Hope to see you there, I’ll be the one dancing 😉

Lobster Fest 2015 | Blue Jay | July 24,25 & 26

Is your mouth watering yet?  It is almost time for the annual Lobster Fest in Blue Jay.  As in usual Jensens fashion the Lobster Fest will be held in the parking lot from 11:00-7:00 on July 24-26, 2015.

Take a look at their menu below and if it all looks to good to be true, remember you have 3 days to stuff your face with some Surf and Turf!  Enjoy and remember to wear your bib!

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For more info visit the website: http://jensensfoods.com/events/event/?ID=116#1

Blue Jay Parade 2014 ~ Blue Jay

Save the date… Saturday December 6, 2014 is the Annual Blue Jay Christmas Parade! This year is the 35th annual parade.  The Parade starts at 2:00 sharp.  I will be walking the parade this year with my Search and Rescue crew so make sure to shout out when you see me!  Have fun and be safe and remember to stay warm.  See you all there!2014ChristmasParadeFlyer[1]more info remember to visit http://www.BlueJayVillage.com

Blue Jay BONFIRE ~ Saturday November 28, 2014

Grab the Hot Cocoa, grab the schnapps and get ready to be in the warmest place in Blue Jay.  November 28, 2014 from 5-8pm is the annual Blue Jay Bonfire!  This event supports Operation Provider, so bring an unwrapped toy and help those in need this Christmas season.  There will even be a visit from SANTA!

Remember to dress warm as the winter forecast is predicting cooler weather after the Holiday weekend.  See you all there!

Here is the website to see more info: http://www.bluejayvillage.com/bjvcalendar.htm

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Blue Jay BONFIRE ~ Blue Jay

Grab the Hot Cocoa, grab the Schnapps, and grab the warmest spot in Blue Jay.  This Saturday November 29, 2014 from 5-8pm in the Jensen Parking Lot you and the whole family can enjoy a BONFIRE and help support Operation Provider.   SANTA is even making an appearance!

Remember to dress warm as the future forecast is predicting cooler temperatures.  See you all there!

Here is the website for more info: http://www.bluejayvillage.com/bjvcalendar.htm

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HALLOWEEN in the Lake Arrowhead Village, Fun for the Whole Family 2014

HALLOWEEN in the Lake Arrowhead Village and Blue Jay Village, Friday October 31, 2014!  Costume Contest for Kids and Adults! Trick or Treating form 2:30-5:30!  Dance performances by Lake Arrowhead School of Dance and music from “Bostyx” (All the hits of Boston and Styx) playing on center stage starting at 6:30pm.

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Have fun and enjoy the weather.  The temperatures are expected to be in the mid 60’s this Friday for Halloween, but remember to bring a sweater for later in the evening as it does tend to get a little chilly.  See you in the Village!

24th Annual Jensen’s Pumpkin Patch

It’s that time of year where all we see is ORANGE and on Saturday October 25th is the 24th Annual Jensen’s Pumpkin Patch!  Here is a the flyer with all the info.  Enjoy the festivities and remember to tag your pictures with #michellecalkinsrealtor so I can see all the fun you are having in Lake Arrowhead! Happy pumpkin picking!

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2014 Brewfest Attendees Break Record for the Fifth Year in a Row

This years Lake a Arrowhead Brewfest breaks tickets sale for the fifth year in a row with over 1000 attendees. It is obvious that next year they are going to need a bigger tent.

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As a volunteer for this event and a strong supporter, it was so exciting to see so many familiar and unfamiliar faces. As I walked around with my camera for 7 hours, it was easy to get everyone to smile!

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There is no surprise why everyone was smiling… BEER! There is something so great about bringing together 1000 plus people to enjoy the south lands greatest Craft Breweries and Home Brewers.

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It is no secret, or at least it is not now, that I LOVE BEER. I give credit to my husband for introducing me to all the fabulous fermented flavors. I am a huge sucker for sours and will fall weak to just about anyone who brings me a bottle! 😉

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To all the sponsors, breweries and home brewers who made this event possible, all the attendees who drank the sweet nectar of hops and barley say,”thank you!” Also a special thanks to the Mountain Brew Club, Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce, Nolan Calkins and Jim Grant for keeping this event alive. I look forward to next year and new Brewfest memories!

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Procedes went to Operation Provider, Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce and Blue Jay Merchants Association.

All pictures were taken by yours truly, Michelle Calkins Realtor!