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March 8, 2011 > Leprechaun Land brings magical fun to Fremont

Leprechaun Land brings magical fun to Fremont

By Alissa Gwynn

It's time to look for four-leaf clovers and pots o' gold! If you are feeling the luck of the Irish, then bring your children to the City of Fremont Parks and Recreation Department's third annual "Leprechaun Land for Wee Folk." Children's imaginations are sure to run wild at this larger-than-life St. Patrick's Day extravaganza, where they will learn about mischievous leprechauns popular in Irish folklore while joining in various games and activities.

The Fremont Teen Center will be transformed into "Leprechaun Land," complete with a life-size, interactive board game for kids ages 2-10. Kids will roll dice and stop at different spots on the board to play games such as Faerie Ring Toss, Potato Toss, Mini Green Golf, and more.

Other activities include a Crafty Crafts Corner to make leprechaun traps and capture the wily little people with their pots of gold and a Storyteller Cellar where they can listen to an Irish tall tale or two. At the end of the game, participants receive a Leprechaun Treasure goodie bag and snacks from the Shamrock Cafe.

Last year, over 400 children and their families participated in this event. For $9 per child (no fee for parents), kids will be able to experience a magical, life-size maze of fun fairy, elfin, pixie, and leprechaun activities and treasures. The average time needed to complete all the activities is approximately 1-1/2 hours. Tickets purchased at the door will cost $15. In order to receive the discounted price, you must register prior to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event. You may register online at For more information, call (510) 494-4349.

Leprechaun Land for Wee Folk
Friday, March 11
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fremont Teen Center (at Lake Elizabeth)
39770 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(510) 494-4349
$9 in advance, $15 at the door

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