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Friday, April 16, 2010

Time to Register for the 4th Annual Tempe Yarn & Fiber "Choose Your Own Adventure Retreat"

It's 90 days till the 4th annual "Choose Your Own Adventure Retreat." This has become an annual opportunity for loved ones (mothers and daughters and/or sisters and brothers) or old friends to get together and spend time focusing on their love of yarn & fiber.

We'll kick off this year's retreat on Friday, July 16th with a Reception from 7 pm to 10pm. This will give you time to decompress before the serious fun begins on Saturday. This is an optional event with a cost of $25 per person and it will include yummy hot & cold appetizers, frosty ice tea and a No Host Bar.

On Saturday, July 17th the doors will open at 9:00am for your journey into the 2010 "Choose Your Own Adventure Retreat." A very unstructured agenda is still in the planning stages but we have decided on a Fiesta Lunch and a mouthwatering snack in the evening. Dinner is No Host but there are lots of great places to explore in the area and a restaurant on site.

On Sunday, July 18th your journey will continue at 9:00am and end at 2:00pm. A Deli Lunch buffet will be served to keep you going to the very end.

Registration for this year's retreat, which will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Tempe, begins on March 15 and runs through June 1st. The cost of the retreat will be $175 per person (including a $25 non-refundable deposit due at registration). If you choose to attend the Friday night reception there is an additional charge of $25. The hotel rates are $75.00 (plus tax) per night for a room. Lodging is NOT included in the Retreat Fee.

I always get the question "why would someone go to a hotel in town for a yarn retreat?" The answer is simple. This allows you to escape from the real world, immersing yourself in something that you are passionate about, while being with others who "get it" about that skein of yarn, project, fluff of fiber or pattern. It's uninterrupted time to "be" with your projects and share in the energy of having that many fiber people in one space.

Here's some photos from last year's event.

Important info:

1. The non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration

2. All retreat payments must be made by June 1st, 2010

3. No refunds will be given after June 1st, 2010

4. Lodging is not included in the retreat fee.

5. Hotel reservations must be made by July 1st, 2010. To make your hotel reservation (there are special rates for our group), call 1 800 368 7764 and ask for the Tempe Yarn group rates.

6. Participants may choose to attend the retreat only-hotel lodging is not required

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