RESCU Foundation, Inc

Renaissance Entertainers Services and Crafters United

a 501(c)(3) corporation

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7th Annual Bristol Gang Variety Show - August 21, 2014

Bristol Gang Variety Show
 
For ONE NIGHT ONLY and for the Benefit of the RESCU Foundation, the 7th annual Bristol Gang Variety Show will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., at the Gorton Center in Lake Forest, IL. The evening is packed with unexpected performances from those you know and love from the Bristol Renaissance Faire.
 
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The much-lauded Bristol Gang Variety Show offers a unique chance to see a cavalcade of Bristol talent; The New Minstrel Revue, The Swordsmen, The Clan Tynker, Gypsy Geoff, and others take the stage in a PG-13 setting! Don't miss the rare chance to see these veteran performers let loose and improvise, instigate, and inspire each other with side-splitting results. You won't know what to expect, and why should you? They don't!
 
Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. General admission and non-alcoholic refreshments before the show and at intermission included. Don't miss the silent auction filled with unique items to bid on as a memento of this unrivaled event!
 
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
 
Dedicated to the Health of the Company: Funds raised from this theatrical extravaganza benefit RESCU Foundation, Inc. (RESCU). Founded in 2003, the RESCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the health and medical well-being of the participants of Renaissance Faires, historical performances and other artistic events through financial assistance, advocacy, education and preventative programs.

8th Annual Bristol Gang Variety Show

Bristol Gang Variety Show
 
This highly anticipated theatrical extravaganza will be held ONE NIGHT ONLY, Thursday, August 27, 2015, show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Gorton Center Theater in Lake Forest, IL.
 
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Get your tickets from Brown Paper Tickets.
 
The much lauded Bristol Gang Variety Show offers a unique cavalcade of talent coming together to benefit RESCU. Moonie, The New Minstrel Revue, The Swordsmen, Barely Balanced, Clan Tynker and others take the stage as you have never seen them during any weekend performance. Don't miss the rare chance to see these veteran performers improvise, instigate, and inspire each other with side-splitting results. You won't know what to expect, and why should you? They don't!
 
Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7pm for general admission seating. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There will be a small silent auction and non-alcoholic refreshments before the show and at intermission.
 
TICKETS may be AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR…they may…But if I were you, I would click HERE to order your will call tickets now.
 
Dedicated to the Health of the Company: Funds raised from this theatrical extravaganza benefit RESCU Foundation, Inc. (RESCU). Founded in 2003, the RESCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the health and medical well-being of the participants of Renaissance Faires, historical performances and other artistic events through financial assistance, advocacy, education and preventative programs.

Thank You to RSL Board of Directors!

October 2015

(trumpets, drumroll)
Hear ye! Hear ye!

 

It is with great honor that the RESCU Foundation says a great and glorious THANK YOU to the Board of Directors of RSL, the former operators of the Saint Louis Renaissance Faire, for their $12,000 donation to RESCU on behalf of former and current members of the cast of the Faire.

A resounding Cheers and Huzzah!

9th Annual Bristol Gang Variety Show

Bristol Gang Variety Show
 
The highly anticipated 9th annual Bristol Gang Variety Show will be held ONE NIGHT ONLY.
THURSDAY, August 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
at the Gorton Center, in Lake Forest, IL
400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
The evening's line-up promises a variety of performances from nationally-known touring entertainers you know and love.
 
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The much lauded Bristol Gang Variety Show offers a unique cavalcade of talent; Adam Crack, Gabriel Q, The Swordsmen, Moonie, The New Minstrel Revue, Barely Balanced, Ramblin' Sailors and others take the stage as you have never seen them before! Don't miss this unique chance to see this mass of talent let loose and improvise, instigate, and inspire each other with side-splitting results. You won't know what to expect, and how could you? They may not know themselves!
 
Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7pm for general admission seating. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and include general admission first come first served seating. During intermission and before the show a small silent auction will be held in the lobby to support the medical needs of the festival community, as well as non-alcoholic refreshments before the show and at intermission.
 
TICKETS may be AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
 
Funds raised from this theatrical extravaganza benefit RESCU Foundation, Inc. (RESCU). Founded in 2003, the RESCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the health and medical well-being of the participants of Renaissance Faires, historical performances and other artistic events through financial assistance, advocacy, education and preventative programs.

6th Annual Bristol Gang Variety Show - August 15, 2013



The highly anticipated 6th annual Bristol Gang Variety Show will be held ONE NIGHT ONLY, Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m., at the College of Lake County, in Grayslake, IL, down the stairs in the Bldg. C auditorium. The evening’s line-up promises a variety of performances from those you know and love from the Bristol Renaissance Faire.


The much-lauded Bristol Gang Variety Show offers a unique chance to see a cavalcade of Bristol talent; Moonie, The New Minstrel Revue, The Swordsmen, The Clan Tinker, and others take the stage in a PG-13 setting! Don’t miss the rare chance to see these veteran performers let loose and improvise, instigate, and inspire each other with side-splitting results. You won't know what to expect, and why should you? They don’t!


Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7. Click here for $20 advance tickets. Tickets will be available at the door for $25 . General admission and non-alcoholic refreshments before the show and at intermission included. Don’t miss the silent auction filled with unique items to bid on as a memento of this unrivaled event!


TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR


Dedicated to the Health of the Company:
Funds raised from this theatrical extravaganza benefit RESCU Foundation, Inc. (RESCU). Founded in 2003, the RESCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the health and medical well-being of the participants of Renaissance Faires, historical performances and other artistic events through financial assistance, advocacy, education and preventative programs.





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The Greatest Pirate Story (N)Ever Told!

Offsides Entertainment & Marketing, Inc.

&

 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity


proudly present


The Greatest Pirate Story (N)Ever Told!


Benefiting RESCU Foundation, Inc.

 

 

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What:

Captain Henry Martin and his stalwart crew have been flung into the future by the sea witch Sa'almanella to perform the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage! But with their script torn asunder, the crew is forced to make up their show as it unfolds, based upon their audience’s suggestions!  With a little improvisation, these pirates-turned-players are soon ready to tell their tale!


When:

Monday 6/10 – 6:00pm
Tuesday 6/11 – 8:00pm
Friday 6/14 – 4:00pm
Saturday 6/15 – 5:30pm
Tuesday 6/18 – 9:30pm
Thursday 6/20 – 4:00pm


Where:

The Robert Moss Theatre
440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003


Tickets: 

$18 General Admission - The Greatest Pirate Story (N)Ever Told! runs 1 hour with no intermission

5/16/13 - A RESCU Celebration of Friends, Music and Mirth

Location
The Red Oaks Lions Club,
207 West Red Oak Road,
Red Oak, TX

When
Thursday, May 16th - Doors open at 6pm - Very Limited Seating

Food - Entertertainment - Fun
  • Cellaborelle's excellent Phoenician dinner
  • Live entertainment including Cantiga and a variety of entertainers from the renaissance festival honoring the many years of friends we have known
  • Drawings and lovely handcrafted items from our faire and other faires throughout the country

Tickets
  • Price: $50/person
  • Online: at Brown Paper Tickets
  • In person: at Black Hawk Forge as well as Pewter Creatures
    - Both booths are located in the Crown Meadow at the Scarborough Renaissance Faire.

10/13/12 Maryland RESCU Rally

Renaissance Entertainers Services Crafters United (RESCU) presents the FIRST Maryland RESCU Rally!

From the Festival South Entrance proceed to the American Legion Guy.C. Parlett Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road, Annapolis MD 21041   Parking on the grass is allowed. The Public is invited to attend the event.

Doors Open at 7 pm; 8 - 11:30 pm   - $10 / $5 with Participant Pass - Children under 12 Free

Music! Comedy! Silent Auctions! Raffles!


Special Live Auction - 1 Dedicated Parking Spot for 2013 Season - donated by the Maryland Renaissance Festival (spot located near the Sheriff parking - with winner's name on sign.) Phone bids are allowed but you must have your own designated representative at the Rally.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're donating an item, service, baked good - to arrange for pickup; volunteering, or would like additional information.

The Entertainment Schedule is starting to look fairly awesome so here is a tentative schedule of activities and who will be performing; (please note the schedule and list of performers may change!)

7:00            Doors opening, let the fun begin!
8:00            Opening with Mary Ann Jung (The Pirate Queen)
8:30            Christopher Marsheck

8:50            First Presentation
9:00            The Pyrates Royale
9:20            Second Presentation
9:30            Mark Jaster (A Fool named "O")
9:50            Third Presentation
10:00          Cu Dubh / Wolgemut mash up
10:20          Fourth Presentation
10:30          Johnny Fox
10:50          Thank You's and a Closing Song

ATM on premises ($1.75 terminal fee); Raffle Tickets $1.00 - winner need not be present but must have phone # on Ticket.  RESCU will accept CASH, CHECKS*, CREDIT CARDS - Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover  (*If check is returned, a returned check fee will apply.)

DRINKS & MENU - Please note:  the American Legion only accepts CASH for food and beverages

Soda $1.25 // Mixed Drinks $3.50 // WINE $3.50
Beer $2.50 - Bud, Bud Light, Yuenling, Coors Light

APPETIZERS:
Buffalo Wings (6) $5.00 (12) $7.75
Onion Rings (Basket) $4.50 // French Fries (Basket) $$3.00
Loaded Nachos $6.00

Vegetarian Chili $4.25

SANDWICHES: Jumbo hot Dog $3.25
SUPER BURGER: $4.75 (Add'l cost for Cheese; Bacon)
VEGGIE BURGER $5.75
Grilled Cheese $3.50 // Egg Salad $4.25

Caesar Salad $4.50 w/Chicken $6.50
Garden Salad $3.00

Not complete list of items donated for the Raffles and Silent Auction:
Three hours of individualized training with a Master Hairbraider from Rapunzel’s Hairbraiding.  Learn to braid yourself or your friends and family, limited to 2 participants;
iPad Case from Grichel's;

3 Amazing Gift Certificates from B More Relaxed - The Hon with the Hands in Catonsville offering: 60 minute customized Swedish and / or Deep Tissue massage; 75 minute customized Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage with Aromatherapy; and, a 90 minute customize Hot Stone Massage;
Author Brian Wendell Morton - contributing a rare copy of "Political Animal: I'd Rather have a Better Country";
An Interpreters packet - both CD's and 2 T-shirts from TaskMaskers, Inc.
Sushi Bowls from Nancy Barry;
3 Whisper of Angels Gift Certificates from Judy Angelheart;
DVD and either a juggling or high wire lesson from Michael Rosman;
Greenman Mask, a Bouquet of Bubble Wands from Mythical Designs by Miscellaneous Oddiments;
Silk Scarf Tube-style from Gypsy Silks;
a Private Reading from Zenobia;
Australlian Myrtle Wood mug from Goodly Woods
illuminated manuscript page from A Midsummer Night's Dream by artist, Danielle Scott;
2 tickets to the Goblin and Gears II - The Gears Strikes Back MS Fantasy Ball by Team Wench, Inc. for Oct 27 in Glen Burnie, MD;
Sterling Silver Dragon Pendant with Peridot, 16" chain from Argenti Jewelry;
Music from KIVA;
Gift Certificate for Private Reading for 15 minutes worth $25 from Ariana Lightingstorm of Ancient Mysteries Divination;
basket full of Tastefully Simple yumminess from Colleen Coon;
Oak Leaves Wall Sculpture from Todd Runfeldt, Runfeldt Sculpture and Design;
Eric Crouse -2 skeins of yarn that I spun, one is 80% Merino Wool and 20% Tussah Silk, the other skein is Shetland wool that I cleaned, combed, carded, and spun;
4 Quilted Wall Hangings by Josephine Santos donated by Gloria Santos;
4 Pillows - one-of-a-kind fabric and a camel wall hanging from Dreamstress;
Leather Dragon embossed 3-ring binder from The Sandscrafter;

a balanced Throwing Spike from Badger Blades;
a Petal Skirt from Ages Gone;
Welsh Twirl Wheat Weaving from the Wheat Goddesses; 
1085 Blue tempered Spring Steel Knife with Whitetail Deer Antler handle and leather sheath from Lloyd Studios
2 Daggers, 2 Files, 2 Medieval Feasting sets from Blacksword Armory, Inc.;
Dancer Stoneware sculpted by Beth Rose and Glazed by Zeeb of Feywood;
Large Harlequin Jester Mask with Hanger - Retired Pattern from 2000 by Tiger Torre Art;
Irish Love Knot by Mark Cooper of Signs of Spirit;
Black Silk Pants (unisex) and an Alpaca Muff from Pam Taylor of Bullseye;
Perchance to Dream - Large Purple Treasure Box and a Small Treasure Box;
Carved Walnut Glow-in-the-Dark Hairsticks from KJ Craftworks;
Fantasy Tree Rose Bowl - one of a kind - Willow Wind Studios;
5 Earring Sets from Dancing Glass Beadworks;
Large Bronze Frog Pin from Pamela Chevalier;
"Day at the Faire" board game and "Pirate Poker Deck" - Ice Pack Games;
treasure chest of goodies from The Pyrates Royale: a box of Better Red than Dead wine, a promotional t-shirt, a promotional wineglass, a Keep Calm and Seek Revenge CD, a Keep Calm and Seek Revenge t-shirt;
chain maille necklace with matching earrings by Mary Cook from A & M Dream Links
;
Faerie Flower Pin;
Doodlepedia Fun and WOW Facts;
K-Nex Building Kit;
190 piece Rotary Toll & Accessory Kit;
European cookies w/ Belgium Chocolates, Mug & Tea:
200 lumens High Intensity 3-pack LED Flashlight (w/ batteries);
Pumpkin Carving Tools & Patterns;
3 solid Wood Brain Benders  (more to come....)



Sound for the Maryland RESCU Rally donated by: David M. Riches, CTS


Additional links:
Odoms' Mermaid Mask for RESCU

 

10/13/12 King Richard's Faire RESCU Rally

Join us for our 9th Annual RESCU Rally this Saturday, October 13 from 8 -11 pm at Salerno's Function Hall 196 Onset Ave. Onset MA 02558

We will have live and silent auctions and a raffle.
Cash bar also. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Raffle tickets are available at Sky Chairs, Avalon Apothecary and Faire Flowers (the Rose Cart), donations can be brought to Sky Chairs. Volunteers and other info can come to Katherine Crawford during the weekend at Faire Flowers.


Massage therapists - Paul "Nigel" Cote and Amber Moses will also be available - all proceeds  from their services will be donated to RESCU.

DJ/Sound services donated by Mike Paolucci.

Facebook Event Listing - King Richard's Faire RESCU Rally


Our Condolences

September 12, 2012
 

The last few months have proven to be very difficult. More than a few loved ones from this caring community have died in a short period of time, sending shock waves throughout the country. Considering there are so many people that know and care for each other, it is not surprising that when there are numerous people that have passed, it becomes overwhelming.
 
Stay Strong. Love your neighbor. And remember to keep caring for friends and family. It is the best way to remember the happiness they offered this world.
 
We salute the lives that have been so special, touching our hearts so deeply that they leave a hole filled with grief when gone. It is healthy to grieve, and it is healthy to somehow transform that emotion to something positive. We applaud the people that can transform their grief to helping others. RESCU sends our deepest condolences to all the families and friends of every loss this community has endured. Sunshine is on the horizon.
 
Carol Black
Executive Director
RESCU Foundation
 

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Thanks to Linda, Buffie, and REP

A tremendous thank you goes out to Linda, Buffie, and Renaissance Entertainment Productions (REP) who recognize RESCU’s efforts at the California Pleasure Faire and the Bristol Renaissance Faire to raise awareness for a healthy community and for assisting participants in medical need around the country.

 

This fantastic $10,000.00 donation allows RESCU to continue offering financial assistance and advocacy to those from the community that face minor or major medical issues. Moreover, this heartfelt donation will allow RESCU to expand our education and wellness programs to more locations. RESCU sends profound thanks for this donation, allowing us the opportunity to remain Pledged to the Health of the Company.

Huzzah!



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Medical Aid Request Form

If you need help from RESCU, print and fill out our Medical Aid Request Form.

Then mail it, along with copies of all pertinent medical bills to:

RESCU Foundation, Inc.
2206 N Main St. #223
Wheaton, IL 60187
Or fax to: 888-299-9513

 

*Send questions related to filling out or submitting the aid request form,.

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