Sunday, April 24, 2016

April - 2016 - Updated Wizard of Oz Festival Information & A Survey

Hello to Everyone:

We are now six and a half weeks away from Festival time! Pretty exciting! Meanwhile, some changes have been made regarding certain events. Most importantly:

- The opening night film will be “Everybody Sing”
- A Farewell Breakfast has been added. See below
- Information about the food is now available
- Information on Dorothy’s Farm animals and Emerald City Fest events has been added.

It’s a good idea to review our new list.

As of last week, The Wizard of Oz Festival and purchase of tickets is now available on our website

You may also purchase tickets over the phone. 
Beginning May 1, the Judy Garland Museum will be open Monday thru Saturday
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, we will be open seven days a week.

A Survey for Judy Garland Fans

As we prepare for Judy Garland’s Centennial, we’d like to ask your opinion about what you’d like to see in our shop for purchase. Another words, what kind of Judy Garland Mementos would you like to see. Some of the items may be available much sooner!

Here are a few suggestions to give you some ideas:
T-Shirts – What image or Film?
Sweatshirts? Aprons? Caps? Slippers?

Figurines – What films or performances:
Dorothy? Meet Me In St. Louis? A Star Is Born? Carnegie Hall?

Dolls: What Film or Career Point?
Harvey Girls?
Pillows: Judy or Judy’s Birthplace?

Other Household: Shower curtain, curtains, garden items?

Smaller Items:  Keychains, Magnets, Bumper Stickers, etc
What picture or film?

Glassware: Mugs, Plates, spoons?
Please be as specific as you can. It will help us a great deal!
Thank you!

A  Time for Celebration


High Tea and Style Show in the Judy Garland House

Come and enjoy a tour of the Judy Garland Historic House given by Dorothy. See a style show with replicas of some Judy Garland film costumes.
Experience Coffee/tea and pastries served in the lovely home where the future star was a little girl known simple as “Baby Frances Gumm.”

Limited space, please reserve in advance.

Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Judy Garland Museum
Price:  $20.00

A Tribute to the 80th Anniversary of Judy Garland’s Film Debut

7:00 pm - Josh Gallagher – Piano Jazz Concert
 Josh Gallagher plays a dazzling jazz tribute to Judy’s musical film legacy. Gallagher, who hails from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, returns this year with some of your favorite Garland songs.

8:00 pm - “Everybody Sing” (1938)
Celebrate Judy’s film legacy with her 1938 film, also starring Fanny Brice, Billie Burke, Allan Jones and Reginald Owen. Judy plays a young girl who is a member of a very eccentric theatrical family, and who can’t help singing jazz. Short introductory notes by John Fricke & Michelle Russell. (Approximately 91minutes)

Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Place: Judy Garland Museum
Price:  $15.00

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
                             Free Museum Admission for Judy’s Birthday!

“They Remember Judy”

John Fricke shows a rare video montage of his 1980s and 90s interviews with people who knew Judy. Participants include: Wilma Casper (who lived with the Gumms in 1925), June Allyson, Alan King, Hugh Martin, Norman Jewson, and many others. Many of these interviews have never been seen by the public. These clips along with Fricke’s comments and anecdotes should make this a fascinating event for Garland fans.

Date: June 10th, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Place: Judy Garland Museum
Price: $15.00

The “Judy Around Town” Tour

Paul Herrick and Joe Malinovsky, experts on Garland/Gumm sites in Grand Rapids, will conduct a tour by car and on foot, showing sites important to Judy and her family during the time they lived in Grand Rapids.

Date:  June 10th, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Place: Begins at the Judy Garland Museum
Price: FREE – Please sign up in advance.

“Judy Remembers Dorothy”

John Fricke will lecture on Judy’s memories of “The Wizard of Oz,” what it meant to her, and the manner in which Dorothy Gale accompanied her throughout her life. This will be a straight lecture with no video.

Date:  June 10th, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Judy Garland Museum
Price:  $15.00

Pizza and Snack Food

Hot Dogs, Chips, Carmel Apples, Popcorn, Lemonade, Pop, Specialty Candies and special Ruby Slipper Chocolate!

Date:  June 10th, 2016
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Judy Garland Museum Parking Lot/Evergreen Terrace

“The Wizard of Oz” (1939)
The classic 1939 film, starring Judy Garland on the JUMBO Screen Outdoors.

Date:  June 10th, 2016
Time: 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Place: Evergreen Terrace Lawn, next to the Judy Garland Museum
Price:  FREE


Judy Garland /Wizard of Oz Jeopardy

Come and play Jeopardy. Lots of FUN and PRIZES! 
Conducted by Paul Herrick & Joe Malinovsky     
Date:  June 11th, 2016
Time: 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 Noon
Place: Judy Garland Museum
Price:  FREE

Emerald City Fest
A fun event for kids of all ages at the Old Central School. Wizard of Oz characters, “Horse of a Different Color” carriage rides, Face Painting, Hair Painting, Glinda’s Bubbles, Instrument Petting Zoo, Oz Photo Dress-Up Area, games and more!

Date:  June 11th, 2016
Time: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Old Central School House
           (10 N 5th St & Pokegama Ave.)
Price:  FREE (except for various events)

Fun Facts and Lessons from Oz!

A short, fun-filled talk for kids of all ages! John Fricke shares little known facts about “The Wizard of Oz,” along with some lessons Dorothy and her friends can teach us.

Date:  June 11th, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: Judy Garland Museum
Price:  FREE (with Museum Admission)

Dorothy’s Farm Animals

Visit Dorothy’s Farm and meet an assortment of animals,
including a variety of many colored chickens, ducks, turkeys,
baby goats, piglets, alpacas, dog, cats and more.

Date:  June 11th, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: Judy Garland Memorial Garden
Price:  FREE

The Best of Judy, 1965-1968

John Fricke presents clips and commentary on the best of Judy's television work across the last years of her life: dazzling solos, plus duets with Vic Damone, Sammy Davis, Jr., Perry Como and others. Includes a special showing of Judy’s famed white microphone from the CBS television series and "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1965).

Date:  June 11th, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Judy Garland Museum
Price:  $15.00

                                  SPECIAL  EVENT!!!
Minnesota Premiere Showing of 
“The Slippers” & Dinner

“The Slippers” is a Tricon Film and Television documentary about the famed Ruby Slippers from the 1939 MGM film, “The Wizard of Oz.” Largely filmed in Grand Rapids, this fascinating journey through the mysteries of the “slippers,” their history and theft will hold audiences spellbound. The film includes celebrity interviews and historic footage.  Introduction by director: Morgan White

Included:  Live Music & Social Hour!  
Sit Down Dinner!   Desert & Coffee!

     Introduction by director Morgan White! 
    90 Minute Premiere Showing of
             “The Slippers”
         Don’t miss this event!

 Date: June 11th, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: Sawmill Inn
Price:  $35.00

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016

Oz Farewell Breakfast at the Sawmill Inn

Join with friends and fans one last time for a buffet or individual item meal.

Date: June 12th, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Sawmill Inn Dining Room (back room)
Price:  Reserve a spot & pay for your own breakfast



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