Blue Jay Bonfire | 2015

Get your jackets out and bring the family for this years Blue Jay Bonfire. Saturday November 28, 2015. From 5-8pm in Jensens parking lot.

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Come out and support Operation Provider and get FREE Hot Coco and Hot Dogs.  Make sure to bring canned goods or an unwrapped toy.

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Pictures provided by yours truly, Michelle Calkins

For more information on this event make sure to call Blue Jay Village Merchants at (909) 337-8463.

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

“A few things to read from the website, below.”

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!

 

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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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!