Happy Black Friday!

My Amazon is always set to SMILE, so I donate to RESCU every time I use it! I’ve donated almost $80 this year! That may not seem like much, but if we ALL do it together, just think of the great things we can do!

RESCU Foundation, Inc.

 Did you know that you could also support RESCU at the same time? Use AMAZON SMILE and designate the RESCU Foundation, Inc (Wheaton, IL) as your charity!
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Rescu Foundation Inc. Support us every time you shop.

Greetings, All!
I hope you are all enjoying your holiday!

As we all listen to Uncle Jerry’s LIVE Thanksgiving Special on VagabondVoice.net, let us remember to be thankful for the RESCU Foundation, Inc., and all it does for our community. Black Friday looms tomorrow… did you know that, when you go on line to shop, you can also support RESCU at the same time?

Use AMAZON SMILE and designate the RESCU Foundation, Inc (Wheaton, IL) as your charity!

It’s THAT easy!

Don’t miss it! Tonight on the Vagabond Voice!

Tonight 6-10 eastern/5-9 central
Join Uncle Jerry for our second annual live music special
He’ll have a cornucopia of musical talent performing live at Nuevo Chile, including but not limited to Jim HancockThomas Andrew NuendelVicki ScuteriMark GauvinEhrich GauvinAmanda EllisKy HoteLori LouiseRio Blue and possibly Wes HoldenChris PuenteAmanda Kitchens, and Lena Wieland.
His guests will be Bob Bielefeld and the ever hilarious Carla Blake. He’s excited to wrap up this year’s series of Thursday Live shows with a bang.
You can hear it all happen live at
TMTX 87.9 FM in Todd Mission, TX
or online at vagabondvoice.net
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Announcements from Outside the Gate, November 24, 25, 26, 2017

Greetings, All!

Tim’s Mom here with your Announcements from Outside the Gate.  Each week, on vagabondvoice.net, I give you a quick update on the upcoming weekend’s themes and special events for patrons, so you can be ready for them.  This is the place to come for all the details!


The Twenty-fourth Annual Dickens Christmas (http://www.skaneateles.com/visit/dickens), in Skaneateles, New York, opens this Friday, and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm.  Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration features Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters, who will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.



The Great Dickens Christmas Fair (http://dickensfair.com/) continues its 47th year this Saturday and Sunday, in Daly City, California.

“Visit London – at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls! Enter the winding lanes of Victorian London and immerse yourself in a world of music halls, theatres, pubs, dance parties, and charming shops overflowing with hand-made holiday treasures. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air. Discover holiday revelry in this lamp-lit city brimming with over 800 lively and colorful characters from the imagination of Charles Dickens, the pages of history, and the sometimes saucy world of the Victorian stage.”


It’s a three-day Time Traveler’s Weekend at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival (https://www.larf.net/), in Hammond, LA.

“Need more time to come to the RenFest? How about a three-day weekend? This weekend, we celebrate family AND welcome travelers from other places, times and dimensions. It’s a great activity for visitors who have come for the Thanksgiving holidays! And cosplayers, steampunkers, and other time travelers — we’re looking forward to seeing you too! On Family Friday, kid admission tickets purchased at the on-site ticket booth are half price. This weekend’s costume contests (3 p.m., Queen Stage) might be the most exotic yet!”



The Texas Renaissance Festival (https://www.texrenfest.com/), in Todd Mission, Texas, brings its 43rd season to a close with its three day Celtic Christmas celebration.

“Father Christmas and his merry band of elves welcome children of all ages to our final, three day holiday celebration. Unwrap the magic of the Yuletide season as the village transforms into a winter wonderland of Christmas trees, holiday music, and shoppes decorated in the lights and symbols of the season. The young and young at heart share their wish list with Father Christmas and there is a gift to be found for everyone in the shoppes of New Market. The Holiday Costume and Pumpkin Pie Eating contests will be a treat and the food, drink, music, and entertainment of the Texas Renaissance Festival will fill everyone with Christmas cheer.”


I hope you all have a great closing, and wish you safe travels as you head down the Road!


Remember to check the calendar at vagabondvoice.net any time for more information on your faire or others around the world, including show dates, locations, and website information.

And don’t forget to listen to “Dooley Noted” on the Vagabond Voice, after the news at 7 and 10pm on Fridays, and again after the news on Monday mornings at 6 and 10, when Tim and I take an in-depth look at some of the news of our community.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  May you all have a wonderful holiday full of love and family, both those who are blood, and those you have chosen.

I wish everyone a fantastic weekend full of happy people and much folding money in your tip jar!

Ma Dooley,  signing off!


Quick Reference to this weekend’s festivals, November 24, 25, 26, 2017


Dickens Christmas, Skaneateles, NY http://www.skaneateles.com/visit/dickens (Fri, Sat, Sun)


Great Dickens Christmas Fair, Daly City, CA http://dickensfair.com/

Louisiana Renaissance Festival, Hammond, LA https://www.larf.net/ (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Closing Weekend

Texas Renaissance Festival, Todd Mission, TX https://www.texrenfest.com/ (Fri, Sat, Sun)