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September 5, 2017 > Jungle Adventure awaits at Newark Days

Jungle Adventure awaits at Newark Days

Submitted By Carolyne Rohrig

Have you ever longed for a jungle adventure but werent ready to travel to the Amazon for it? This is your lucky weekend. Newark Days is celebrating its 62nd birthday party with its own jungle adventure with four days that will let your wild side out.

These energy-packed days will take place in Newark Thursday, September 14 Ð Sunday, September 17. Its the best deal of the season at the Newark Community Center and surrounding jungle stops guaranteed to increase your excitement for all things tropical and exotic.

A Jungle Adventure will offer plenty of screeching parrots and monkeys swinging from trees, with lots of music, games, shows, food, and family excitement. Families and children will enjoy arts and crafts; music and song; entertainment with The Jungle Book movie; and fun with paints, crayons, and paper. Included in the four days are lots of activities, a parade, carnival, delicious foods from around the world, marching bands, contests, demonstrations, and a car show. On the last day, community members will eat a very large cake in celebration of Newarks birthday.

This is the highlight of my year, says Shirley Sisk, President of Newark Days. It takes a ton of work to organize it, but amazingly, when the day finally arrives Im as excited as a jungle expedition leader. You might see Sisk riding around in her jungle jeep in her safari gear as she makes sure all the adventurers are having a good time. The fun begins on the MacGregor Playfield on Thursday, September 14 with the carnival preview where everyone can ride the night away for $1/ride.

On Friday evening, September 15 guests will be treated to the food and game booths, the carnival for $35 a ticket for unlimited rides, and the ever-popular $600 haystack hunt for the kids at Area #8 sponsored by the Newark Rotary Foundation. Music begins with the K&K Twilers show on the Amazon Jungle Music Stage #10, followed by Janel and the Heist Band. Then itÕs movie night featuring ÒThe Jungle BookÓ sponsored by Newark Relay for Life in Area #9.

Saturday, September 16 events begin at the Community Center Front Lawn Area #14 with the 33rd annual Newark Mile race with registration at 7 a.m. Pre-registration is $15 (newarkmile.org) and $20 the day of the race. The Newark Mile race begins at 9 a.m. A Jungle Adventure Parade begins at 9:45 a.m. and goes to noon. Grand Marshals are Indiana and the Explorers of the Lost Jungle. The MCs and spotters for the event are Bill Fitts, Jim Reese, Bernie and Carol Nillo, David Smith, Ed Moore, and Betty Cole.

Game and food booths open and serve their jungle offerings from 10 a.m.Ð 6 p.m.

After the parade, it's off to Area #11 to see the Car & Truck Show. Families and friends will appreciate the many vintage models of wonderful cars and trucks and bicycles of many styles, shapes, and colors and listen to jungle tunes. Who knows but a friendly orangutan might appear with Ed Moore holding it by the hand!

For more gentle creatures, children can enjoy petting the ponies and taking a pony ride in Area #15.

A great line-up of performers at the Amazon Jungle Stage Area #10 begins with Wadaiko Newark Taiko Drums followed by those four old guys knows as The FOG. Then it's on to the Legacy Band, Tru Dance, The Party Monsters Band, Newark Symphonic Winds, and DUB:RAE Ð the vocal duo. The headliner show for the day is The Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin' Show Band.

Coloring contest awards are presented at The Lost Jungle Stage Area #4 from 12:30 p.m. Ð 1 p.m., and from 1 p.m. Ð 2 p.m., 3 p.m.Ð 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ð 6 p.m. the stage show Indiana and the Explorers of the Lost Jungle will choose children in the audience to become adventurers-in-training to help find a treasure that Indiana hid from the mercenary bad guys.

Lori & RJ's Lost Jungle is bringing an interactive show with live animals, magic and entertainment that will have kids and their families dancing and playing games. These shows are happening throughout the day Saturday and Sunday at the Jungle Adventure Stage Area #16.

The Legacy Band will play on the Amazon Jungle Music Stage Area #10, followed by Tru Dance, then it's the Party Monsters Band, and Newark Symphonic Winds, followed by the headliner show, the Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin' Show Band. The last show of the evening is DUB:RAE.

Sunday, September17 is another day full of fun and activities for the family. The headliner show is Tom Rigney and Flambeau with their music from the Ô40s, Ô50s and Ô60s. You'll find them at the Amazon Jungle Music Stage Area #10.Vocalist Knuti Van Hoven will open for them.

For more information, visit www.newarkdays.org.


Newark Days
Thursday, Sep 14 Ð Sunday, Sep 17
Newark Community Center
35501 Cedar Blvd, Newark
(510) 793-5683
www.newarkdays.org
newarkmile.org
Free admission
Carnival: Thursday preview $1/ride; $35 unlimited rides
Newark Mile: $15 pre-registration, $20 race day

Thursday, Sep 14:
5:00 p.m. Ð 10:00 p.m.: Carnival Preview

Friday, Sep 15:
5:00 p.m. Ð 11:00 p.m.: Carnival
5:00 Ð 9:00 p.m.: Community Food & Game Booths
6:00 p.m.: Friday Night Haystack
6:00 p.m. Ð 6:30 p.m.: Stage Show Ð K&K Twirlers
6:30 Ð 7:30 p.m.: Janel and the Heist Band
7:45 p.m. Ð 9:45 p.m.: Movie Night Ð ÒThe Jungle BookÓ

Saturday, Sep 16:
7:00 a.m. Ð 8:30 a.m.: Newark Mile Registration
9:00 a.m.: Newark Mile
9:45 a.m.: A Jungle Adventure Parade
10:00 a.m. Ð 6:00 p.m.: Arts, Crafts & Trade Faire
10:00 a.m. Ð 4:00 p.m.: Car and Truck Show
11:00 a.m. Ð 9:00 p.m.: Community Food & Game Booths
12:00 p.m. Ð 11:00 p.m.: Carnival
12:00 p.m. Ð 8:30 p.m.: A Jungle Adventure Theme Area Activities
12:00 p.m. Ð 12:30 p.m.: Wadaiko Newark Ð Taiko Drums
12:30 p.m. Ð 1:00 p.m.: Coloring Contest Awards
12:45 p.m. Ð 1:45 p.m.: Stage Show Ð The FOG
1:00 p.m. Ð 2:00 p.m.: Stage Show Ð Indiana and the Explorers of the Lost Jungle
1:00 p.m. Ð 4:00 p.m.: Lori & RJ Music
1:30 p.m. Ð 5:00 p.m.: KidsÕ Crafts
2:00 p.m. Ð 3:00 p.m.: Parade Awards
3:00 p.m. Ð 4:00 p.m.: Stage Show Ð Indiana and the Explorers of the Lost Jungle
3:00 p.m. Ð 4:00 p.m.: Stage Show Ð Legacy Band
4:00 p.m. Ð 5:00 p.m.: Stage Show Ð Tru Dance
5:00 p.m. Ð 6:00 p.m.: The Party Monsters Band
5:00 p.m. Ð 6:00 p.m.: Stage Show Ð Indiana and the Explorers of the Lost Jungle
6:00 p.m. Ð 6:45 p.m.: Stage Show Ð Newark Symphonic Winds
7:00 p.m. Ð 8:00 p.m.: Headliner Show Ð The Poyntlyss Sistars RockinÕ Show Band
8:15 p.m. Ð 9:00 p.m.: Show Ð DUB:RAE

Sunday, Sep 17:
10:00 a.m. Ð 6:00 p.m.: Arts, Crafts & Trade Fair
12:00 p.m. Ð 4:00 p.m.: Community Information Faire
12:00 p.m. Ð 5:00 p.m.: A Jungle Adventure Theme Area Activities
12:00 p.m. Ð 8:00 p.m.: Community Food & Game Booths
12:00 p.m. Ð 10:00 p.m.: Carnival
1:00 p.m. Ð 1:45 p.m.: Stage Show Ð Knute Van Hoven
1:00 p.m. Ð 2:00 p.m.: Stage Show Ð Indiana and the Explorers of the Lost Jungle
1:00 p.m. Ð 4:00 p.m.: Lori & RJ Music
1:30 p.m. Ð 5:00 p.m.: KidÕs Crafts
2:00 p.m. Ð 3:30 p.m.: Headliner Show Ð Tom Rigney and Flambeau
3:00 p.m. Ð 4:00 p.m.: Stage Show Ð Indiana and the Explorers of the Lost Jungle
4:00 p.m.: Birthday Cake Celebration and Birthday Bash Drawing
5:00 p.m. Ð 6:00 p.m.: Stage Show Ð Indiana and the Explorers of the Lost Jungle

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