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Date: 10/9/2009
Title: 40 Items (10-9-09) sponsored by PW's TASTE OF PHILLY

Hoping this is not the last week of the nice weather before winter.  And winter is coming as they are getting snow in the mountains (out west).  They are already skiing in Colorado: http://www.skiloveland.com/.  And places in WY received a foot of fresh this week: http://www.grandtarghee.com/the-mountain/culture/pic-of-the-day.php
Yes, I am telling you so you can starting thinking about ski season as trips to Lake Placid and Vail are on sale: www.PhillyTrips.com.

And you know what else is on sale?  NYE tickets.  www.NYEPhilly.com opened up their annual parties at the National Constitution Center and Crystal Tea Room.  I heard the early bird tickets were all sold in only a few hours.   I believe discounted tickets are still available if you purchase soon.

It was a great afternoon for Sippin By The River.  Great weather and lots to drink.  For those wine drinkers out there, http://www.phillytrips.com/trip_details.asp?id=134
There is only 10+ spots left on the trip to wineries.  And guys, remember females like wine! 

I was all over the place this past week.  Went to see the new Navy destroyer that is in port: http://www.delawareriverwaterfrontcorp.com/
Did some mountain biking in the Wissihickan – had a few nice falls.  Went to Raw’s new party backroom (Sumo) that had a very good scene going on with lots of nice lighting and screens (showing sumo wrestling of course).  And went to the birthday parties for Jack Daniels, Mad River(5 year) and World Café Live (5 year). 

Last week I mentioned two raccoons in my backyard.  Then I read this:  http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation_world/20091005_ap_packofraccoonsmauls74yearoldfloridawoman.html

As always, I ask that you please talk to me if you are thinking about buying or selling a home.  I promise you I do plenty of work as I need to pay for my habits somehow.  So, please do talk to me if you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the region.  - Mark


The Taste of Philly event was created in 2007 to accompany PW’s annual glossy dining guide. The event was such a huge hit that it has now become one of the best and most anticipated culinary events in Philadelphia. We expect 2009 to be even bigger and better! Last year’s event took place at the Franklin Institute and sold out to over 1,000 guests! Approximately 50 of the city’s restaurants provided samples of their signature drinks and dishes to guests during the event. Entertainment was provided by ArcheDream for HumanKind, a non-profit organization that uses performance to empower and inspire the less fortunate communities around the world. Guests were wowed by this amazing group and PW was able to donate over $12,000 to the charity!
This year, we expect approximately 1200 guests to attend the event. Tickets will be sold in advance for $30 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to ArcheDream for HumanKind.  http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/events/PWs-3rd-Annual-Taste-of-Philly-39798937.html



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A) Red-light cameras begin operating near City Hall: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/from_the_source/Red-light_cameras_begin_operating_near_City_Hall.html

B) Ryan Howard was sued: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/09/florida.baseball.lawsuit/index.html

C) Pot legalization gains momentum in California: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_marijuana_legalization;_ylt=AnWDPo.vjSAHkROLLbJwej2s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNiOGluZTNlBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkxMDA4L3VzX21hcmlqdWFuYV9sZWdhbGl6YXRpb24EY3BvcwM3BHBvcwM0BHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDcG90bGVnYWxpemF0

d) Barnes Museum Design: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/Wraps_come_off_Barnes_plan_for_parkway.html



Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) in which the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.87 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending October 8, 2009, down from last week when it averaged 4.94 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 5.94 percent. The last time the 30-year FRM was lower was the week ending May 21, 2009, when it averaged 4.82 percent.



On October 24th, 2009 join us on Independence Mall as we stand together to send a powerful message: the world needs the climate solutions that science and justice demand.  This is an invitation to help build a movement.  To take one day and use it to stop the climate crisis.

In December of 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark, delegates, businesses, and non-governmental organizations, from every nation will meet to finalize a new global climate change agreement.

Six weeks before this crucial event, on October 24th, the International Day of Climate Action, we will meet at Independence Mall at 1pm to make the 350 message heard.  We will hear inspiring messages of local and global sustainability from Katherine Gajewski, Director of the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Sustainability, and our keynote speaker, Ray Anderson, radical industrialist and environmental heavyweight.  This will be followed by a group formation of a "human graphic" of the numerals 3-5-0. Photographs of our graphic and similar images from all over the world will be used to flood the media and make sure that our decision makers hear the 350 message in advance of the Copenhagen climate conference!

For more info and to get involved go to www.350philly.org



ESF is a volunteer based organization and we support the undeserved and well deserving college leaders who spend hundred's of hours in the local community, 500+ community hours a year. The money raised in support of our local and global efforts are used to offset the costs associated with a volunteer organization is goes directly in the hands of the undeserved through the purchase of much needed supplies in addition to affording an opportunity to well deserving college student leaders. We welcome you to join us or make a donation online at our site. In addition, please mark your calendar for our last event of the year, XIX Nineteen at the Bellevue on November 14, 2009 from 7-11 pm.

Who: Explorers Sans Frontières (ESF) “Relax and Unwind” Social Fundraiser at Bistro Romano
Where: 120 Lombard Street, Philadelphia-Society Hill
When: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Time: 5:30 – 9:30 pm

Please join us and enjoy
Live Pianist
HAL 1/2 off Great Appetizer, Food and Drink Specials
FREE Chair Massages
Silent Auction

$15 donation requested. All proceeds are tax deductible and used to support ESF’s Humanitarian Trip to Senegal, W. Africa. ESF is a program of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC).

Visit us at www.ExplorersSF.org or MRossman@ExplorersSF.org


6) THIS WEEKEND: Philadelphia Motorcycle Show
The Philly Motorcycle Show is rumbling into the Expo Center at Oaks all day Saturday and Sunday. It promises the largest selection of motorcycles and powersports vehicles, gear, and accessories in the area. Aside from showcasing cycles, the show will feature a BMX stunt show, hot rods, pig races and more. $10 at the door (cash only).


7) FirstGlance Film Fest Philly 12
Since 1996, FirstGlance Film Festival has brought Philadelphia the best indie films before they become huge successes. Slated as one of the “Best Film Festival Investments” by Movie Maker Magazine and “One of the Festivals for the Rest of Us” by Time Magazine, FirstGlance Film Festival will run from October 22nd to October 25th at The Franklin Institute, and will showcase the best feature length, documentary, music videos and documentaries the indie scene has to offer. http://www.aroundphilly.com/events_results.php?view=detail&id=11029&back=%2Fevents_results.php%3FstartMonth%3D10%26startDay%3D1%26startYear%3D2009%26endMonth%3D11%26endDay%3D1%26endYear%3D2009%26start%3D%26start%3D%26nei%3D0%26cat%3D0%26establishmentName%3D%26eventDescription%3D%26go.x%3D95%26go.y%3D7%26go%3Dgo

8) Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce – GreenNOW

Thursday, October 22, 2009
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Lincoln Financial Field
SCA Club Lounge
One Lincoln Financial Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148

GreenNOW will explore how adopting the latest sustainability practices can create a competitive advantage for your business, especially as the nation emerges from the economic downturn. Learn about current trends and how they can help your business grow and profit NOW. GreenNOW is a half-day program consisting of panel discussions, exhibiting opportunities, and beneficial information that you can implement NOW.  The program will include a special address - Current Update on Health Sustainability in the Workplace** from Allison Aiello, M.D., Epidemiologist, University of Michigan School of Public Health.  Exhibiting Opportunities Available! Visit greaterphilachamber.com for more information and to register.


9) Philly Neighborhood Food Week - Young Professionals Happy Hour

Kildares Manayunk, 4421 Main St, Manayunk, PA 19127

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

UpcomingEvents.com and YoungProfessionalEvents.com invite you to a complimentary After-Work Happy Hour in Manayunk at everyone's favorite, Kildares, the Authentic Irish Experience. Philadelphia & Manayunk young professionals will enjoy a complimentary first drink, light appetizers, and giveaways. Best of all, there is NO COST to attend - IF YOU RSVP ($5 at the door if you do not RSVP). WE WILL SEE YOU THERE! Over 150 people are expected. The Young Professionals Happy Hours are a great way to meet new people or hang out with your friends. Click Here to RSVP: http://www.upcomingevents.com/events/philadelphia/kildares-manayunk/philly-neighborhood-food-week-young-professionals-happy-hour-2962.asp?from=2962YPEEMAIL


10) Philadelphia Haunted House Tour - Terror Behind the Walls

Eastern State Pentitentiary
2124 Fairmount Avenue
Fairmount Area of Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Ranked the #1 Haunted House in American by AOL in 2008, we are bringing you our own tour of Terror Behind the Walls with hundreds of other like-minded Young Professionals!! Believe us when we say that this event is going to be one of the best of the year and a GREAT kick-off to our Halloween Parties on Saturday night!
INCLUDES: A ticket to Terror Behind The Walls, your first drink free at the pre or post happy hour, great drink specials, and hundreds of Young Professionals to hang out with!
Tickets & More Info >> http://terrorbehindthewalls.eventbrite.com


A) Governor Rendell’s Six Smart Tips for Weight Loss: http://www.phillymag.com/health/articles/weighty_wisdom_governor_rendells_six_smart_tips_for_weight_loss/

B) Football Food That Won’t Make You Fat: http://www.phillymag.com/health/articles/eat_smart_football_food_that_won_t_make_you_fat/

SPONSOR: PHILADELPHIA SPORTS CLUBS (http://www.mysportsclubs.com/regions/PSC.htm)

11) 45+ EVENT

THIS Sunday October 11th 7:00 Start
Sunday Night Singles Dance and Mingle
@ Dylans in Chesterbrook (minutes from King of Prussia) Come out, DANCE and SOCIALIZE on a sunday night in the suburbs!

Hitmen DJ's playing your dance favorites starting at 7:00 pm Plenty of FREE parking Drink specials 7 - 8:00 GREAT Food menu available NON SMOKING

Dylans address: 500 Chesterbrook Blvd, Chesterbrook pa 19087
WEBSITE: http://www.dylanschesterbrook.com
Admission $ 5.00

Sponsored by: Social45.com and SuburbanSinglesEvents.com


12) PhillyGSpot's ONE-toberfest 2009

Fri, Oct 16, 2009 :: 10pm - 3am
ONE at Rittenhouse
121 South 19th St Philadelphia, PA


13) Body Worlds 2 & The Three-Pound Gem

October 17- February 28
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, www.fi.edu


14) Looking For Philadelphia's Most Talented

NBC's America's Got Talent is about to kick off Season 5 and producers are holding open auditions in Philadelphia- October 24-25, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. They're looking for singers, dancers, animals, hip-hoppers, step teams, drummers, magicians, pirates, puppets, hula dancers, flame throwers and everything in between. Pre-register for the audition at the Web site.
America's Got Talent Auditions, Pennsylvania Convention Center 1100 Arch Street, americasgottalentauditions.com/new/philadelphia



The Philadelphia 76ers will conduct a free, open-to-the-public practice at their former home, the Wachovia Spectrum, on Saturday, October 10 at 11 a.m. as part of the arena’s final farewell. No tickets are required and fans can enter the Spectrum as early as one hour prior to the start of the open practice



See what it is like to be in an Avalanche



Experience an evening of fine wine, fashion, food & fundraising, as Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti & DiningOut Magazine proudly present “Sagra del Vino” – A Salute to Fashion, to benefit The Hearts & Smiles Foundation, on Thursday, October 15, 2009 from 7-10pm.  

Welcoming guests with a VIP Complimentary Wine Tasting & butlered hors d’oeuvres from 7-8pm, Positano Coast will feature wine & beer specials from 8-10pm, as well as a variety of specialty cocktails and no cover charge. 

Throughout the evening, Positano Coast will showcase a plethora of visionary models provided by JS Models, LLC, all of which will be flaunting the latest fall/winter fashions from the area’s hottest designers.

While enjoying the finest wine and fabulous food that Positano Coast has to offer, guests will also have the opportunity to be photographed by Celebrated Photographer, Andre Flewellen (www.andreflewellen.com), who will capture each moment of this memorable occasion. 

Donations will be accepted at the door & a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Hearts & Smiles Foundation,  an organization that provides assistance to low-income families with special-needs children in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware & Philadelphia counties, with a particular focus on the needs of siblings in those families. For more information, visit: www.heartsandsmiles.org.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti is located at 212 Walnut Street.  2nd Floor. Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Valet Parking Available).



On Monday, Oct. 12th let's get together for a casual get together at Jack's Firehouse for some drinks and good conversation. I have reserved a table and ordered some appetizers. Cash bar.
More info & RSVP: http://www.eurocircle.com/events/calendar/event.php?eid=2389


19) RACE for CACE Stationary Bike-a-thon to Raise Fun & Funds for Cancer Prevention

“Prevention is the Cure” is the theme of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education’s (CACE) 24-hour stationary bike-a-thon.  The event will kick off on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum Sunday October 11 at 7pm and run through Monday October 12 at 7 pm.  Stationary bikes will be available on-site for riders who wish to participate.  All funds raised will support CACE’s cancer prevention education programs.

Center for Advancement in Cancer Education Assistant Director Ryan Rendfrey will ride a stationary bike for 24 hours to raise donations for the organization’s prevention efforts.  Individual riders and bike teams, as well as on-the road- bicyclists will join Ryan at the Art Museum as well as throughout the country.  Rendfrey hopes to raise $1.00 per minute in pledges from individuals, riding teams, and sponsors. 

To find out how to get involved as a volunteer, participant, fundraiser or sponsor, log onto www.firstgiving.com/raceforcace for all event details or call Ryan at 610-642-4810.

The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (CACE) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization based in Wynnewood on Philadelphia’s Main Line.  For more than three decades, CACE has provided nutrition and lifestyle training to more than 50,000 prevention-seekers and one-on-one integrative cancer counseling services to nearly 30,000 cancer patients nationwide.


20) Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser Event
Please join us at Public House on Friday Oct. 16th as we raise money for a very important cause:  finding better treatments and cures for blood cancer patients so they can live better and longer lives.  This will be an open bar from 7-9.  The cover charge is $30, and remember, open bar = all you can drink!! Once you get to Public House, grab a wrist band at the front desk and head towards the back room next to the DJ booth!  If you are unable to attend and would still like to make a donation, contact Paulina Oloumi at poloumi@hotmail.com.


21) Row for the Cure 2009

Philly area rowing clubs are calling for all hands on deck to take part in October 11th’s Row for the Cure, the annual Schuylkill River boating event that raises funds for the national Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.  In addition to the races, the day’s freshwater fun includes a boat parade, food and souvenirs, and a “remembrance paddle” fundraiser that will decorate the river’s banks.
Organizer Contact

Oct. 11th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Boathouse Row at Kelly Drive and Lemon Hill



Phoenix is a rescue from ACCT, powered by the SPCA.  She's a terrier mix and is approx. 2 yrs old.  She is up to date with all her shots and has been spayed.  She's the bees knees!!  Phoenix has all of her manners.  She knows sit, shake...she is completely housebroken.  She has absolutely no aggression issues and gets along wonderfully with other dogs.  She is currently in a foster home with a cat and does well (although the cat doesn't care for her too much).  Phoenix has a fair amount of energy, so she does need adequate exercise (I walk her twice a day and also take her to the dog park daily).  The rest of her day is spent resting.....she has the life!  My work shifts range anywhere from 8-12 hrs and Phoenix is totally fine in the house by herself.  Phoenix is very affectionate and loves to be right by your side whenever possible.  Her adoptive family must be serious about caring for Phoenix FOREVER!
Please let me know if you have any other questions, or if you get any hits.  Phoenix and I thank you!



A) Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. John W. Gardner

B) There's no such thing as perfection. But, in striving for perfection, we can achieve excellence. - Vince Lombardi

C) Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. - St. Teresa of Avila



Join J.Karma this Friday, October 9 from 6pm-9pm as we host a trunk show by one of the most sought after shoe designers Jeffery Campbell. A design representative will be on hand to show the new fall line, present an exclusive limited edition design by Jeffrey Campbell and give a sneak peak at the Spring 2010 line. Enter to win FREE SHOES, scoop up discounts and enjoy bubbly, wine & cheese.  J. Karma Boutique, named "Best of Philly" in 2008, is located in Old City at 62 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia.  215-627-9625  www.JKarmaBoutique.com



As part of Design Philadelphia 2009, the OCBC is sponsoring Windows Throughout Old City, a design competition open to all businesses in Old City and artists throughout the region. Old City Business Collective is inviting everyone to Old City for an exciting exhibit of windows and storefronts on display.  Stroll the historic blocks of Old City filled with window displays designed by students, recent graduates, professionals, and artists in various fields of design.  Opening reception Friday, October 9th at Dane Decor. Cocktails and hors d'oevres served. **Celebratory Event announcing winners at F.U.E.L on October 20th, 6-9.  Public voting now taking place at www.DiscoverOldCity.org



Philadelphia-area positive psychology enthusiasts, students, coaches and business-people are invited to attend:
Staying Resilient in Tough Times: Why Happiness is Important in Business 
Sponsored by happier.com and Drexel University’s Business of Ambition program
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, 5-7pm

When the growth is stagnant and people are losing jobs, why should we care about happiness? What impact does employee happiness have on productivity and engagement, and how do we teach people to be more resilient in the face of adversity? What works for increasing employee happiness?
Leaders in the fields of management, consulting and psychology provide perspectives on staying resilient during tough times: why happiness is important for business. Learn what Merrill Lynch and the U.S. Army are already doing to increase happiness and resilience and hear about the latest findings in the science of happiness.

5:00pm – Panel presentation
6:00pm – Cocktail and networking reception

Antionette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, 33rd and Market Streets
Nesbitt Hall, Ruth Auditorium

Registration is free but RSVP is required and space is limited.

Panel Speakers:
Clinical Assistant Professor Diana Sandberg is an instructor for the Finance Department at LeBow College of Business.
Scott Asalone is partner and co-founder of ASGMC.
Adam M. Grant, Ph.D. is an award-winning researcher and Associate Professor of Management at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Karen Reivich, Ph.D. is co-author of The Resilience Factor and of the best-selling The Optimistic Child.

More information on the event: http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Event/2528
RSVP: kamina.patricia.richardson@drexel.edu

HappierPhilly — The Philadelphia-area happiness club  http://happierphilly.com/


27) YOUCIE (Young Friends of University City)

for “The Simpsons” Night (with a Shakespearean twist)
Wednesday, October 14
6:00-7:00pm: Drink specials and complimentary pizza at Pizza Rustica (3602 Chestnut Street)
7:30pm: MacHomer at the Annenberg Center (3680 Walnut Street)

Rick Miller recreates the voices of more than 50 characters from the iconic TV series in this imaginatively staged, hilarious version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Join us at Pizza Rustica before the show.

$20 YOUCIE admission (regularly $30!). Purchase tickets online at annenbergcenter.org/youcie. Your ticket purchase will also add your name to the list for pizza before the show.



The Historic Church of the Holy Trinity,  Rittenhouse Square Invites you to Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, The largest annual tour of artists’ studios in Philadelphia With Elizabeth Core, Rosina Kagel,and John Schmeichen

An Exhibition and Sale of over 50 Original Paintings,Beautiful Handmade Jewelry, Reproductions, Affordable Prints and Cards

Saturday, October 10, 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Sunday, Ocotber 11, 12:15 PM-6:00 PM

Church of the Holy Trinity Centennial Room (Entrance on Walnut Street)

Atists will be present at all times

A guide to all other artists’ studios and exhibits will be available.  Proceeds support CHT’s art and music programs. The Church of the Holy Trinity is proud  to be a major venue for the visual and performing arts in the city.



8-10pm Complimentary Rain Vodka and Food Samples from the Cactus menu
Did you ever wonder what it is like to have a few drinks with your favorite bartender or waitress? Well here's your chance. On October 11th Rain Organics Vodka will be hosting a "Salute to Philly's Finest Servers" industry night where they will sampling for FREE their full line of Organic vodkas from 8pm til 10pm at the Cactus Cantina at 4243 Main Street in Manayunk. This event is being hosted by Philly2night.com and the Manayunk Sport and Social Club and there will be limited spots to get on the guest list for this exclusive event. The Cactus will also be providing a full buffet featuring samplings from their menu and there will be area Dj's spinning all your favorite beats all night long. This event is open to everyone as long as you show you "appreciation" to your favorite server when you see them in the crowd and register on the Philly2night guest list. There will be prizes awarded to only the registered bartenders and servers for this event including Spa robes, golf umbrellas, fleece blankets, beach towels, messenger bags and $500 in Visa gift cards.

Cactus Bar, 4243 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127


30) Whitpain Township Fall Festival is this Saturday!

Saturday October 10th at the 2009 Whitpain Township Fall Festival in beautiful Blue Bell, Montgomery County, PA.
kick-off the fall with fun, games, food, and crafts. children's crafts and games, such as face painting and pumpkin decorating
Bring a friend or bring the family for a fun and rewarding way to spend a beautiful fall day!

Where: Wentz Run Park, 960 Wentz Rd. Bluebell., PA 19422
Time: 10:30am-5:30pm


Manayunk this Saturday at the Homegrown Fall Festival!


32) Swap-o-Rama-Rama

Sunday October 11
If you’re bored to death with all the clothes in your closet but the economy has you on a tight leash, consider dropping the 20 bucks on Swap-O-Rama-Rama instead of H&M. You show up with a bag of clean, gently used clothes you don’t want or don’t fit into, as do a few hundred other people. Not only can you then take anything out of the tons—literally tons; there was over a ton of stuff left at the end of last year’s event—of clothes, shoes and accessories anyone else has brought in, but you can modify your selections at the sewing machine and silkscreening stations set up around the room. And if sewing machines freak you out, there are crafty volunteers to show you how to use the equipment. The proceeds this year benefit Girls Rock Philly, an all-female rock-band summer camp for girls ages nine through 17, and they’ll be supplying live music while you’re making stuff. Emily Guendelsberger
Noon-5pm. $20. Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard St. 215.627.2493. sorrphilly.wordpress.com



Reserve your spot as a Philadelphia Marathon Volunteer
Friday, November 20 - Sunday, November 22
Be part of the action this year.  Sign up today and you'll be among some two thousand volunteers on hand to support this world-class race. You'll meet and help more than 18,000 runners and some 40,000 spectators, who come from every state in the nation and more than 30 countries. 
There are opportunities to assist with pre-race activities (registration, expo, and the information booth.) Race day activities will include course monitors, support at the start, finish, and other parts of the course.
All volunteers will receive a free 2009 Marathon Sweatshirt.
There is a role for everyone! Sign up with friends, family, co-workers, schools, churches, nonprofit groups, or any other group of people. You can work together and have fun while supporting this wonderful event.
Greater Philadelphia Cares is partnering with the Philadelphia Marathon for this event of which we can all be proud. For more information, please call Christine at 215-564-4544, or email volunteer@gpcares.com.


34) Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival

Date: October 17
Location: 12th and Filbert Streets, Philadelphia, PA

This annual, day-long festival brings the fall farm bounty straight to the center of the city. There will be hayrides, face painting, jack-o-lantern contests and an urban pumpkin patch right on Filbert Street.
Festival Tip: Do your shopping at the market and get a discounted rate on your first two hours of parking in the garage at 12th and Filbert. Any merchant will validate your ticket when you spend $10 or more.



Sunday, October 11th from Noon to 3 p.m.



A) Kiss at Wachovia Center, Monday, 10/12
B) Bruce Springsteen, TU and WED at the Spectrum (10/13 and 10/14)


37) DesignPhiladelphia

the largest national event of its kind, spotlights all things design from architecture to interior design, fashion to product design, textile to graphic design. It’s a journey exploring more than 125 exhibitions, workshops, studio tours, lectures, special events and product roll-outs that inspire, engage, excite, and delight. Come out and join Design Philadelphia! http://www.designphiladelphia.org/



Tasting Time - Wine Tasting @ Georges on the Main Line
Georges' on the Mainline
503 West Lancaster Avenue
Spread Eagle Village
Wayne, PA 19087
Thursday, October 15, 2009
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
UpcomingEvents.com and YoungProfessionalEvents.com invite you to the latest event in our social wine tasting series: Tasting Time™
Grab your friends, invite your co-workers, and tell your family about our latest Wine Tasting event. This is expected to again be a unique and fun event - a very exciting time - guaranteed! Sample 6 great wines all paired with food from chef George Perrier's exquisite menu. Tickets from just $25 in advance - compare to similar events out there that are over $60!
Click Here to Purchase Tickets: http://tastingtime101509-ypeemail.eventbrite.com/


39) 10th Annual Peoplehood Parade & Pageant

Saturday, October 17th
from Paul Robeson House to Clark Park

Spiral Q Puppet Theater is thrilled to announce the tenth annual Peoplehood Parade and Pageant! Peoplehood is a festive and creative celebration that allows hundreds of participants to take to the streets while celebrating our city's greatest strength: its diversity. Bringing Philadelphians together in art-making and storytelling, Peoplehood is for everyone. People can join in the conversation at community meetings, come to Spiral Q's studio or public park builds to make giant paper maché puppets and props, or rehearsals to learn a role and become a leader in the pageant. On October 17th, friends, families, individuals, and over 20 groups will gather at the Paul Robeson House for the Peoplehood parade. The parade winds from 50th and Walnut through West Philadelphia to Clark Park. At the park Spiral Q will perform the Peoplehood Pageant, a giant puppet performance that features over 200 performers! To learn more visit www.spiralq.org today.



Join the Mural Arts Program for Free Family Fun on October 17th





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