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May Day ~ May Pole Dance
May 2020 Newsletter
I probably used this picture in a past newsletter but it is so cute, I just had to use it again. (Thank you https://teagansbooks.com/2014/04/30/happy-may-day/ ) There is so much about May Day, feel free to Google it and learn what it means to you.

Sorry for the delay in this newsletter. I have been working on it for 3 days and things keep coming up that need to be added to it not to mention, because everyone is working (and playing) on the internet, my service has become painfully slow. 

  SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
During the current condition affecting live events nationwide, many have cancelled or postponed until later in the year. Please check the Event Calendar or Facebook before heading out to attend.

 CANCELLATIONS/POSTPONEMENTS
If any one knows of a cancellation or postponement, please do NOT call, text or message me rather EMAIL the Name, Date, AND City AND State AND new date,  if applicable, to Karen@dollshowusa.com  This is the only way I can stay organized.

 ALTERNATIVES TO PHYSICAL EVENTS
Several promoters are going on to develop "online" or "virtual" doll/bear selling events. If you remember, I attempted to do this back in 2016-2017 which ended because of lack of interest. I also attempted to do a virtual live show during the National Doll Festivals held in both Phoenix and Nashville but didn't produce much results for all the work required. That being said, to be fair, Bear artists have continued to run online/virtual shows several times a year through Bearhugs4u.com and Bright-Star-Promotions.com and appear to work well for them over the years. This year, since the Quinlan Conference was cancelled, Bearhugs4u.com has set up an online show for them that includes artist dolls as well. It is important to know that my knowledge about these events is very limited as they do not submit their information to me for submission to the site (I do not know why) and I only find out about them at the last minute with not enough time to post. I do know that the Quinlan event is going on right now until tomorrow, Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 (EDT).

 NEW or REVIVED ONLINE/VIRTUAL EVENTS
NOTE: Each Event has their own criteria, policy, systems and time frames. Many are a last minute thing or at least me finding out about it at the last minute and some are just figuring it out as they go. I feel like I know a little bit more as I have done it before and thoroughly researched how to approach a system to make it more user friendly but again, I'm not an expert. I just go by what I like to see when using the internet.

Here is what I have on the calendar so far...

  Antique Doll Collectors Doll Show and Sale Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, 10:00 AM (EST) until Sunday, May 31st, 2020. Conducted on an actual website. Buyers deal with the sellers directly. Some Sellers offer "buy now" options.

  At Home Virtual Doll & Miniatures Show & Sale Saturday, May 23rd, 2020, 10:00 AM (EST) until Sunday, May 31st, 2020. Conducted on Facebook so you will probably need to be a Facebook member to participate. Buyers deal with the sellers directly.

  DollShowUSA.com Online Doll & Bear Show & Sale Friday, June 5th, 2020, 8:00 AM - Monday, June 8th, 2020, 8:00 PM (AZMT). Conducted on website and Facebook. If you are a Facebook member, please join our group to register at ~ Online Show & Sale Facebook GroupDetails can be found through a link on the first page of www.DollShowUSA.com.

As always, please don't hesitate to email me at Karen@dollshowusa.com with questions, comments, concerns, suggestions, etc. You opinion is very important to me and is always appreciated.

Call for SELLERS! Click <HERE> to sign up or for Details.
Event Schedule
Please check the site www.DollShowUSA.com to be sure your favorite event is listed. If not, let me know and I will look into it. It's never too early to post your events. People do plan vacations and other trips surrounding our events so the sooner the better.

   FEATURED EVENT    DETAILED EVENT
Click <HERE> for a complete listing.
May 1 (Fri) ~ Dublin CA   CANCELLED
May 1-3 (Fri-Sun) ~
Charleston SC Postponed to APR/MAY 2021
May 2 (Sat) ~
Maitland FL CANCELLED
May 2 (Sat) ~
Omaha NE  Postponed to AUG 8
May 2 (Sat) ~
Morgantown PA  CANCELLED
May 3 (Sun) ~
1000 Oaks CA  CANCELLED Next Show NOV 15
May 3-31 (Sun-Sun) ~
ADC Virtual - ONLINE
May 3 (Sun) ~
Easton PA   CANCELLED
May 9 (Sat) ~
Batavia NY  Postponed to NOV 7
May 10 (Sun) ~
Randolph MA  CANCELLED

May 14-17 (Thu-Sun) ~ Kissimmee FL Postponed to AUG 20-23
May 16 (Sat) ~
Kissimmee FL Postponed to AUG 20-23
  May 16 (Sat) ~
Tucker (Atlanta) GA Postponed to NOV 7
May 16 (Sat) ~ Columbus IN  CANCELLED
May 16 (Sat) ~ Fayetteville NC  Postponed to SEP 19
May 16 (Sat) ~
Raleigh NC  Postponed to OCT 17
May 16 (Sat) ~
Williamsfield OH  CANCELLED
May 17 (Sun) ~
Madison Hghts  MI  CANCELLED Next Show NOV 1
May 17 (Sun) ~
Mounds View, MN  CANCELLED
May 19-24 (Tue-Sun) ~
Tour - Germany  CANCELLED
May 23-26 (Sat-Tue) ~
At Home Virtual Doll Sale - ONLINE
May 31 (Sun) ~
Sturbridge MA Postponed to JUL 26
Jun 5 - 8 (Fri-Mon) ~ DollShowUSA.com Doll Show - ONLINE
Jun 6 (Sat) ~
Missoula MT
Jun 6 (Sat) ~ Westampton NJ  CANCELLED
Jun 7 (Sun) ~
Concord CA   Postponed to DEC 6
Jun 7 (Sun) ~
Belleville IL   CANCELLED
Jun 13-14 (Sat-Sun) ~
Orlando FL
Jun 13 (Sat) ~ WORLD DOLL DAY
Jun 13 (Sat) ~ Milton (Pensacola) FL
Jun 14 (Sun) ~ Naperville IL
Jun 18-20 (Thu-Sat) ~ Austin TX
Jun 21 (Sun) ~ Petaluma CA
Jun 27 (Sat) ~ Puyallup WA
Click <HERE> to Continue...
One more thing (and you all know I hate asking) but with the additional
work involved with all these cancellations/postponements 
and no new listing fees coming in, won't you please consider making a donation to keep this site going? It would be most appreciated.

<Click to DONATE>
The Mother of the Kewpies
Posted April 20, 2020 in Dolls
by Ruby Lane

Rose Cecil O’Neill was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on June 25, 1874 into an Irish Catholic family. Her father was a bookseller and an ardent admirer of the arts, her mother was a teacher and a performer. Rose had 5 younger siblings (2 sisters and 3 brothers). Her father struggled to support his family but was determined to educate Rose and somehow involve her in the arts. She exhibited a natural ability to draw from an early age.  When she was thirteen Rose submitted an illustration to a children’s contest held by the Omaha Herald, winning first prize. <CONTINUE>
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Too much? Too little? Let me know. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. That's how the site and community grows!  If you have found the site helpful, consider a donation to keep it going. Click to <DONATE>

Until next time, see you at the doll show!  ~Karen

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