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Date: 3/5/2010
Title: 12 Items (3-5-10) sponsored by American Male Salons

Missed last week’s edition.  I ended up jumping up to NY for some skiing.  They were in the midst of getting more than 5 feet of snow so I jumped in the car.  Was able to get four days in (3 at Windham, and 1 at Hunter).  Conditions were great.  I am looking for some people that want to the mountains through March and April.  If you have some flexibility and interest, please let me know as I am looking at both trips up north or out west. 

Quick reminder that the Red Ball – the Red Cross charity event – is tomorrow night (#1).

I have seen some good music since the last edition (Black Eyed Peas, Muse, John Mayer, and the Pink Floyd Experience).  More good shows coming up.  Pollstar is a great site for checking concert schedules.

A few weeks back, I mentioned what seemed as excess dollars being spent on a new path from Locust to South Street.  One reader told me I needed to get a clue on the topic.  I looked at what was sent to me and I still think the project is costly and not all that necessary but it is more than ‘just a bike path’. You can see the info here. http://completethetrail.org/trail-segments/boardwalk-locust-to-south-street-bridge/.

I also mentioned Rex Ryan as a Flyers fan.  I should have included this photo.

Also last week someone complained about me pitching my real estate services too much.  Since this is my only form of advertising, it is going to continue.  As a reader, you can always skip over the this paragraph, right?  A reminder that Congress extended the Tax Credit for home buyers through April 30th, 2010, but time is running out quickly so it's time to act now. If you've never bought a home before, you may qualify for an $8,000 credit. If you have lived in your current home for at least 5 years and you want to trade up, you could qualify for a $6,500 tax credit.  You have to put the house under contract by April 30th to qualify. - Mark


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1) The 2010 Red Ball

Please Touch Museum
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Saturday, March 6th, 2010
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The American Red Cross SEPA Chapter's Red Ball will take guests on a journey of delicious cuisine offered by the Philadelphia region's best restaurants and caterers. This 'red-tie' gala will be attended by over 1,000 of Greater Philadelphia's social, community and business leaders.

Features of the evening include a VIP Luxe Lounge, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from the fine restaurants, dancing to live music, and an unrivaled slient auction and raffle. Come play in the museum's exhibits and vote for your favorite restaurant! All proceeds from the Red Ball will benefit one of Philadelphia's greatest community assests, the Red Ball House.

Actors Heather Graham (The Hangover, Austin Powers, Boogie Nights) and Kevin Navayne (CSI: NY, Army Wives) and rapper Schoolly D are on the VIP list Saturday night at the Please Touch Museum for the Red Ball, the benefit for the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross. Also due are Tony Danza; One Life to Live actors Eddie Alderson and Kristen Alderson; and Philly-raised NFL players Steve Slaton and Raheem Brock.

2) 12th Annual Fairmount Bunny Hop Link

April 1st

3) GET LUCKY IS BACK - 5th Annual Event

Come on out for St Patrick's Day weekend and GET LUCKY. Get ready for a great night out with friends! Celebrate your/a birthday (you can get FREE admission - see below). We will have open bar 9 - 11pm (Guinness, Miller Lite, Smithwick's, Heineken, Heineken Light, Yuengling, and Rolling Rock, Sobieski Vodka drinks and martinis - yup, Red Bull is included too!), giveaways & free stuff, St Pats items, and much much more. Come dressed in GREEN and we will give you a free shot when you walk in!

Have a birthday between Feb 19th and March 20th? If so, you need to celebrate it with us!! Calling all PISCES birthday guys and gals. Show your ID at the door and you will be FREE, if your birthday makes you a PISCES! There is NO LIMIT to how many people come with you - bring 2 or 50 - just make sure EVERYONE IN YOUR GROUP BUYS TICKETS IN ADVANCE! Proper ID to show your birthday is required. If you are a birthday guy or gal you DO NOT have to buy tickets in advance - just show your ID at the door.

Brought to you By: YoungProfessionalEvents.com and UpcomingEvents.com4th Annual McPattysfest


-McFadden's 3rd Street brings you the 4th Annual McPattysfest!
-Philadelphia's premiere Irish festival!
-Come and enjoy all day specials:
-$3 Coors Light and Coors Original
-$4 Guiness Pints
-$5 Red Bull and Vodkas
-$6 Car Bombs
-Traditional Irish dancing from the Broesler School of Irish Dance.
-Q102 live broadcast all day/night.
-Irish food classics provided and served by Christina's Catering.
-Music and entertainment provided by awesome LOST IN PARIS with three straight sets and to top the night off MR GREENGENES lights up the stage!
-Tickets are $15 at the door but get your discount tickets NOW

 5) Business Networking at Maggiano's Little Italy

Maggiano's Little Italy
1201 Filbert Street Phialdelphia, PA 19107  

Start:   Tuesday, March 9, 2010  6:00 PM
End:   Tuesday, March 9, 2010  9:00 PM

Real world networking is essential for you to build and create relationships. Having the skills to network effectively in today's challenging business climate, is critical and could make the difference between thriving or losing to your competitors .

The Ultimate Networking Event, is designed to allow you to meet other like minded, business people, learn valuable networking skills, and create meaningful business relationships. 1 Free Drink Included


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Meet Audrey Claire & Chef Banh @ Twenty Manning
Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Philadelphia at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twenty Manning
259 South 20th Street Philadelphia PA

You've been hearing about Philly's most exciting restauranteur for years and wondering if you'll ever have a chance to meet her. Perhaps you've sampled the Asian inspired menu and wondered whose genius is behind the cuisine.

Meet Philly's most talented culinary duo Audrey Claire & Chef Kiong Banh as we sip cocktails and enjoy hors d'oeuvres in this legendary neighborhood bistro.

$20 pp if paid by March 8, $25 pp after.
As usual, we'll enjoy drink specials and Manning's version of the Eurotini.

7) Painfully Single Mixer

The Blockley Pourhouse
University City
Date: March 11, 2010
Time: 6-9pm

Preston and Steve's Painfully Single Mixer has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 11. Attendees will have a chance to mingle, play games, score prizes, partake in a free Happy Hour Buffet, and of course, snag $3 Bud Light and Golden Wheat Drafts, $3 Bud, Bud Light and Bud Light Lime bottles. Bonus: your first Bud is on the house.


March 13 - May 16
Looking at Animals

Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

9) Running of the Micks

When it comes to the ultimate pub crawl, no one does it better than the guys who brought you Running of the Santas. Be there for Philly's 2010 Running of the Micks, a St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl that includes a 'RUN' up The Art Museum steps and tons of Bud specials. This year's bash is on Saturday, March 13 and kicks off at 10am at Finnigan's Wake in Northern Liberties, where buses will depart to take you and your fellow Micks to other party-worthy bar spots.

10) The 2010 Annual Mütter Ball

Saturday, 3/13


Teamwork and competition make workouts more fun. Get both when you enter our team triathlon. Whether it’s your first week or you’re a ringer, all levels are welcome. Teams of three will compete in 20-minute running, swimming and cycling events. Clubs without pools will offer alternate challenges. Registration is $10 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross’s aid to Haiti. Donation to the American Red Cross will be 100% of proceeds less administrative fees. Nonmembers are invited and space is limited.



Sunday, March 14th at Penn Museum.  6th Annual.

12)  The Main Line Spring Bridal Show

Join the area's best wedding vendors on Sunday, March 14th at Crowne Plaza Philadelphia City Line Avenue.  12 to 4 pm

for an afternoon of delicious food, fabulous drinks and informative Q & A sessions with wedding planners and more. One lucky bride will win a 3 night stay at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort! All registered brides will receive a complimentary gift.  Entrance fee is FREE for brides, $10 for guests.  Sponsored by Albright Events, Couture Wedding Planners, Perfect Wedding Guide and Rubinsohn Travel.









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