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Your weekend: Period picnic

Submitted by on 1, July 30, 2009 – 9:00 amOne Comment

225181946_2kbgm-mThere’s trouble in River City, trouble with a capital T, and … fortunately, this all leads to a picnic and dancing in period dress.

Alameda’s Period Events & Entertainments Re-Enactment Society is hosting The River City Picnic Dance on Saturday in Lincoln Park. Admission is free.

Participants are invited to bring their own period picnic lunch and to make their picnic site look as “period” as possible (they’re shooting for River City, Iowa circa 1912). Suggested dress is late Victorian, Edwardian, or ‘Teens summer afternoon dress (circa 1890 to 1914), though costumes are not required.

The PEERS folks also recommend hats or bonnets, parasols, and (totally not period) sunscreen, plus a shawl for the cold and sturdy shoes for outdoor dance.

Music will be provided by Bangers & Mash and the Time B Four Barbershop Quartet (and donations for their efforts are welcomed).

Setup starts at 10:30 a.m., and the picnic is at 11. Dancing is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The park is at 1450 High Street, and the picnic will be near the Rose Garden.

For more information, go online or call PEERS at 522-1731.

One Comment »

  • KC says:

    This is a mute point, but technically, as of Friday, this gathering does NOT have the proper park permits. This is a very important thing for anyone to do during this tight economic time. It prevents overwear on, or double booking of, park sites and allows the redistribution of park maintenance personnel to empty trash cans, clean up garbage, etc. To anyone else planning a gathering like this, please, please, please notify the Recreation and Parks Department first. It is just simply good event planning and courteous to other community organizations.

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