Friday Festival Virtual Events

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Orange Festival BallFriday Events – October 2, 2020

Welcome parish family and neighbors! We are pleased to present the following virtual and socially distanced events in a spirit of fun and celebration!

Our events offer something for everyone! Look for our color-coding in the schedule below.  Events in ORANGE are geared for children and teenagers, TEAL events are family-oriented, and those in PURPLE are designed for adults.

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.             Bird Feeder Craft
6:30 to 7:00 p.m.             Festival Official Opening

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.             Virtual Wine Tasting
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.             Outdoor Family Movie Night with Concession Stands

See below for information on each of these events

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.    Bird Feeder Craft

Make 2 types of bird feeders through a free Zoom program. Participants can use their own supplies or purchase a Craft Kit from the Festival Store, which will contain all the supplies needed for these crafts. The supply list will be provided ahead of time for those using their own supplies.

Click here to register.  After signing up, you will receive an email with the Zoom invite.

If new to Zoom, consider participating in one of the two Zoom practice sessions on Sept 26th (noon to 2:00 pm) or Sept 30th (5 to 7:00 pm).  Information can be found on the main page of the Fall Festival webpage.

Examples of Cereal Bird Feeder  
Cereal Bird Feeder      

Example of Toilet Paper Roll Feeder    
TP Bird Feeder

6:30 to 7:00 p.m.    Festival Official OpeningFestival Banners Small

Join us under the SSJ Tent (socially distant of course) for the Opening Ceremony of the Festival, which will include a Flag Ceremony by our local Scouts and an opening prayer. We will also have a guest singer for the Star Spangle Banner. This portion of the evening will also be Live Streamed via our SSJ YouTube channel. Click below to go to the parish YouTube Channel to watch the opening ceremony if you can’t be with us in person.

The ceremony will be followed immediately by our Outdoor Family Movie Night showing Charlotte’s Web with the selling of concessions. Please see the Movie Night for more information.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.    Virtual Wine Tasting

Laguna Canyon WineryExperience wine tasting from the comfort of your home using Zoom technology! Join Marlowe Huber, Laguna Canyon Winery co-founder and winemaker, as he guides participants through an entertaining and informative one-hour wine tasting featuring two of his popular wines. Fr. Reynold will also join and share some fun facts about the history of wine and religion.

Purchase a wine tasting kit to participate at the Festival Store. Each kit costs $95 and includes two bottles of wine, Festival drink coasters, food pairing & tasting cards and access to the Zoom event.  Each kit contains enough fun for 1 to 4 people to physically share together while participating in the Zoom event with others from a distance.

The wines selected for this event are a personal favorite of the Festival Board – Purple Paws Chardonnay and Purple Paws Red Blend. The Purple Paws wines were created in honor of Marlowe’s rescue dog, and a portion of the sales is donated for the care of homeless pets.

We were accepting sign-ups until September 21st. We are not shipping the wine kits. They will be available for pick up at SSJ from September 28th through October 1st.  Registering for this event is now closed.  Hope you will enjoy the many other events our Fall Festival has to offer this year...some virtual and some live but socially distanced!

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.    Outdoor Family Movie Night with Concession Stands

Charlottes WebCharlotte’s Web (2006), Paramount Pictures Corporation, Rated G

Tickets are $20/family (up to 8 people) or $5 each; tickets sold on the Festival Store or in the Parish Office.

Please join us for a fun night watching a classic tale of a literate spider that weaves an elaborate plan to save her pig friend from the butcher’s block..

You will have the option of PayPal or credit card. If you use a credit card, you will have to log into the PayPal payment system as a "Guest" and enter your name and email. After payment and registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your ticket for the event.

ConcessionsWe will also be selling concessions during the evening.  Available for purchase will be popcorn, kettle corn, cotton candy, candy, ice cream sandwiches, cookies and bottled water. Everything sold will be pre-packaged for safety. We will accept cash only.

Bring a blanket or chairs and watch the movie under the tent sitting socially distant with your family. Masks will be required.  Better yet, buy a SSJ folding chair, face masks and blanket at the SSJ Festival Store! Accepting order until September 13th!