Friday, September 25, 2020 D LIFE MOVIES ACTRESS EXCELS AS SHERLOCK’S SIS D4 TELEVISION SOLDOUT Ohio Renaissance Festival hosting abridged celebration visittheOhioRenaissance Festival’s website. Admission to the Magical Days Festival is $10 per person. Children 12 years of age and younger get into the festival for free. Tickets to the Sept. 26 and Oct. 10 festivals are sold out, though organizers have stated that plenty of tickets to the Oct. 17 date are still available online. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Ohio Renaissance Festival’s website. Parking for the event is free. For those of you who simply cannot wait until Oct. 17 to participate in this abridged version of the Renaissance Festival, organizers have been busy putting together other events throughout the months of September and October that allowfestival fans to revel in a bit of the glory fromthe Medieval era. On Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m., guests are invited (dressed inmagical attire, of course) to participate in the Paint and Sip “Over the Shire” at the 1572 Roadhouse, locatedonthe grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Renaissance Festival fans can partake in the DressForTheFest challenge, inwhich fans can send in a picture of themselves dressed as they though are ready to enter thehallowedgroundsoftheRenaissanceFestival. Eachweek, organizers pick adifferentthemeinwhich participantsmustemulate with an eye-catching ensemble. Participants can post these photos on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #DressForTheFest2020 to have their picture appear on the Renaissance Festival’s social media platforms. ByAshleyMoor StaffWriter The cancellation of this year’s OhioRenaissanceFestivalwasone of the toughest realities toswallow amid the coronavirus pandemic. For 30 years, festivalgoers dressed in Medieval attire have flocked to the Ohio Renaissance Festival for feasts, performances, shopping, historical demonstrations and themedweekends from Labor Day through the end of October. This fall, the organizers of the Ohio Renaissance Festival have found away to hold a smaller version of this celebration that abides by state guidelines for health and safety during the pandemic. The Magical Days, Madrigal Knights is a series of scaled-down events set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, Saturday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 17, at Renaissance Park in Waynesville. The events feature shopping, food and drinks, live entertainment, and a Madrigal Feast. Tickets for the feast are currently sold out. DuringMagicalDays, guests can look forwardtocatching a glimpse of the following entertainment acts while at the events: Kamikaze Fireflies RamblinRhythmsBellyDance Wenches a’Wailing Father Son and Friends Lads on the Lash Pirate’s Creed Rogues of Rafferty The Sirens Irate Pyrate PB& J Circus Cirque Lapin TheQueen’sChoiceMusicians Made Up Mayhem Witches ofWilly Nilly For a full list of food and shoppingvendors, ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ TOPLEFT: TOPRIGHT: Olivia Colman in the third season of “The Crown.” The cast of “OneDay at a Time” includes, clockwise frombottomleft: JustinaMachado, IsabellaGomez, RitaMoreno andMarcel Ruiz. Gina Carano, Pedro Pascal and Carl Weathers star in Season 2 of “TheMandalorian.” (SOPHIEMUTEVELIAN/NETFLIX/ TNS) BOTTOM: Contact this reporter at ashley. email@example.com. (ADAMROSE/ NETFLIX/ TNS) (DISNEY+/ TNS) Stars return for fallTV Don’t forget ‘The Crown’ and Baby Yoda. he succumbed to cancer in 2013. As for nonscripted programming, get ready for “The Comedy Store” (Oct. 4, Showtime), a four-part series about the club that birthed the careers of Richard Pryor and Robin Williams; “Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth” ( Oct. 7, HBO), about New York sports talker Craig Carton; and “The Reagans” (Nov. 15, Showtime), a four-part profile. Networksarefillingseveralholes intheschedulebypickingupshows that premiered on limited platforms. Thatmeans a bigger audience can check out Jessica Alba and GabrielleUnion in “L.A.’s Finest” (premiered onMonday, Fox), “StarTrek: Discovery” (premiered on Thursday, CBS) and “One Day at a Time” (Oct. 12, CBS). If after all that, you still feel like the Force isn’t with you, circle Nov. 17 on your calendar. That’s when Disney+ drops “The Lego StarWars Holiday Special.” the Band” (Wednesday, Sept. 30, Netflix), Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown in “The Good LordBird” (Oct. 4, Showtime) and Nicole Kidman, whose therapist in “The Undoing” (Oct. 25, HBO) must deal with awholenewarray of big little lies. The miniseries version of “The Right Stuff ” ( Oct. 9, Disney+) doesn’t have big names climbing into spacesuits, but Leonardo DiCaprio is among the executive producers. Steven Spielberg is overseeing a reboot of his 1990s cartoon series “TheAnimaniacs”(Nov. 20, Hulu), while fellow Oscar-winner Spike Lee directs the screen version of “DavidByrne’sAmerican Utopia” (Oct. 17, HBO). That concert film could be the musical highlight of fall TV everywhere but Minnesota. That honor will likely go to “Clouds” (Oct. 16, Disney+), aboutLakelandteenZach Sobiech, whose inspirational song became a viral sensation before ByNealJustin StarTribune (Minneapolis) You try telling “The Mandalorian” thathe can’t gobacktowork. TheDisney+ hero’sbromancewith BabyYoda picksupOct. 30, as will the uncontrollable sobbingwhen NBC’s “This IsUs” gets back to its crying game Nov. 10. A new season of “Fargo” (Sunday, Sept. 27, FX) shows off Chris Rock’s acting chops, while new episodes of “TheCrown” (Nov. 15, Netflix) welcome GillianAnderson as Margaret Thatcher. Familiarfaceswilldominateprojects that were well into production before the pandemic struck. The all-star list includes Jeff Daniels channeling former FBI Director JamesComey for “TheComey Rule”(Sunday, Sept. 27, Showtime), “Big Bang” veteran JimParsons in a new adaptation of “The Boys in While theOhio Renaissance Festival is canceled in 2020, several smaller ticketed events titledMagical Days, Madrigal Nights are happening instead. CONTRIBUTED WANTTOGO? What: Where: MagicalDays, MadrigalKnights TheOhioRenaissance FestivalGrounds, 10542 EastState Route 73, Waynesville Saturday, Oct. 17, from2-10p.m. $10 per person www.renfestival.com/magicaldays When: Cost: Moreinfo: LEARNING AT HOME Use the news: The mail was really late read. “We are quite well but mother has awful lame knees. It is awful cold here.” Keechwas surprised to see the old-fashioned postcard but didn’t realize how old itwas until she noticed it carried a green 1-cent stamp picturingGeorgeWashington in the corner. A postcard costs 35 cents to mail today. No one is sure why theMcQueen postcard took 100 years to be delivered. Odd stories like the Michigan postcard often inspire movies or TV shows. In the newspaper or online, find and read a story about an odd bit of news. Usewhat you read to brainstorm an idea for a short movie or TV show based on the story. Create characterstofeatureinyourmovie and write an outline for the plot. Give your movie or show an eyecatching title that would make students your age want to watch it. For added fun, brainstorm an idea for amovie based on the 100year journey of the postcard in Michigan. RESOURCESTOHELPYOU LEARNFROMHOME ByNews inEducation Lesson for grades K-4 People often complain that the mail is slowto be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service and agencies around the world. But no piece of mail has been as late as a postcard delivered to a Michiganhomethis month. The cardwas postmarkedOctober 29, 1920, meaning it was mailed 100 yearsago! Thepostcardshowedup in the mailbox of Brittany Keech of Belding, Michigan, on September 8, addressed to aman named Roy McQueen. It was a Halloween greeting with a black cat, pumpkins, a witch, an owl and a broomstick on the front and the message: “Witch would you rather be … a goose or a pumpkin- head?” the Washington Post newspaper reported. On the back was a brief message toMcQueen and family members from a woman named Flossie Burgess. “Dear cousins,” the message WehavepartneredwithNews In Education topublisheducational contentforstudents ingradesK-12 everydayintheLifesectionwhile manystudentscontinue tolearn fromhome. This specialcontent isdesigned tohelpeducateand informstudentsandconnectthem withtimelyandrelevant online resources. Thisprogrampromotes usingournewspaperproducts for lifelong learning. TheDaytonDailyNews, Springfield News-SunandJournal-News NewspaperinEducation’sePapers areavailable tostudentsand teachers forfreeasremotelearning continues formanycommunities acrosstheregion. Subscriberscan continue tolog in viayournormal nameandpassword. Guestlogin OhioNewspapers ACTIVITY: Aphoto by Brittany Keech of the back of a postcard datedOct. 29, 1920, thatwas recently delivered to hermailbox in Belding, Mich. The personal family letter, sporting a 1- cent stamp, is addressed to a womanwho apparently once lived in the town. “Inmost cases these incidents do not involvemail that had been lost in our network and later found,” said Tim Ratliff, the spokesman for the Postal Service for the Great Lakes area. “Whatwe typically find is that old letters and postcards— sometimes purchased at flea markets, antique shops and even online— are re- entered into our system.” Username: Password: Thankyouforsubscribingand learningwiththenewspaper. 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