I am recommitting myself to getting this back to a weekly newsletter. Last one I sent USA was still playing soccer.
Have been able to catch some good music the past few weeks (3 Phish shows, Further (Dead), Dave Matthews, James Taylor, and a few shows at the World Café)
I saw this video about an oil spill from 1979 and thought it was pretty amazing. Close your eyes when listening to the report. Is it 1979 or 2010?
And if you have time, check out this video of my friend Anne’s non-profit, Back on My Feet. Maybe you will be inspired to donate your time or money.
If you have not heard the Mel Gibson recordings yet, Radar Online has them.
Lastly, great time to refinance or buy a home with these mortgage rates: 30-year fixed mortgage rates are unchanged this week and at 4.25 percent for well-qualified borrowers paying 1 point origination. 15-year fixed mortgage rates, also unchanged, are at 3.75 percent. Both rates were verified by FreeRateUpdate.com research of wholesale lenders' rate sheets and are all-time record lows. Full Story: http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20100715_rateupdate.htm
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1) UPCOMING JULY SHOWS AT THE MANN
Fri 07/16/10 Squeeze and Cheap Trick
Tue 07/27/10 Aretha Franklin and Condoleezza Rice
Sat 07/31/10 Celtic Woman
2) 8th Annual Philly's Largest After-Work Mid-Summer Singles Party!
Manayunk Brewery - 4120 Main Street Manayunk,PA 19127
Join The Manayunk Brewery and Singles Events Thursday, July 22nd from 6:00-10:00pm for the 8th Annual Mid Summer After-Work Young Professional Singles Party beer and liquor tasting event upstairs in the elegant River Club room. This is an indoor/outdoor (if it is too hot outside or raining, just head on inside for the DJ; huge bar/room); Grab a friend or come alone. Either way, SEE YOU THERE!!
A) Psychiatrist Says Alcohol Suppresses Creativity
B) The 8 Most Expensive Cities In America
C) U2 sets make-up date for canceled Philadelphia concert
D) Philadelphia to host 2014 Frozen Four college hockey championship
E) Turnpike Tolls going up 10%, 3% for EZ Pass holders
4) Philly Social Yoga
Thursday, July 22, 7pm
2016 Walnut Street - 3rd Floor Studio
Philadelphia, PA 19103
>>Tickets are $25 - Only 25 Available<<
Do you practice yoga and would like to expand your social circle and meet your fellow classmates? We are committed to building a professional community for yoga practitioners who are into health and wellness and meeting like minded people. At Philly Social Yoga, we'll help you, whether new or old to the practice, become more connected in a relaxed atmosphere where you can meet, greet, and do yoga together.
- This unique new event takes place at Philly Power Yoga and will last about 2 hours. It will include an hour of beginners yoga, and the rest of the time will be spent meeting your fellow yoga practitioners who are into health and wellness and meeting like minded people.
- There will be a 1 hour class taught by one of Philadelphia’s top Yoga instructors, Troy Jackson. The class will be taught for people of all levels (whether this is your first time or you’ve been practicing for 10 years). Troy is a phenomenal teacher with an amazing ability to connect with his students.
- After class, there will be a social hour where everyone will be introduced to each other. Wine, water, veggies, hummus, and fruit will be provided. You’ll get a chance to meet other people who have an interest in health, fitness, and new friendships.
- You get a free pass to a future PhillyPowerYoga class (for first time students of the studio)
- Cost is $25 – Reserve your space today! It's limited to 25 people to avoid overcrowding.
- The studio sells bottled water and rents mats, but bring your own if you have them
>>Tickets are $25 - Only 25 Available <<
5) HONORING WW II VETS (from Judy Shaw)
I wanted to share with you some information about an organization I am involved with called Honor Flight. It is a non profit organization that brings WWII veterans to the Memorial in Washington D.C. free of charge. My friend has organized a chapter in South Jersey and for the past 4 years we have brought 2-3 buses to Washington each trip. The veterans get an opportunity to see their memorial and we honor them for their service. I go as a guardian. (They are up there in age and every veteran has to have someone with them, for assistance, to make sure they are having a great time) It is such a wonderful trip! I get the chance to meet the most interesting people and talk to them about their experiences. The stories that I have heard!
I encourage you to take a look at the website and pass along the information. We just had our annual trip and we are already planning for next June. Every year it gets harder to find new veterans. (They can only go on this trip once.) Please pass this information to anyone who you feel may be interested or may know a WWII vet.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
http://sjhonorflight.org/Home.html and http://honorflight.org/
6) Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500
Sunoco and Pocono Raceway are teaming up with the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter for the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500, July 30 - August 1 , 2010.
Tickets: Get a free pre-race Pit/Paddock Pass ($50 value) and Souvenir Program with every reserved grandstand seat ticket you purchase for the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 using the "REDCROSS" promo code. Red Cross chapters in the tri-state area will receive ten percent of the proceeds from online ticket sales purchased through gosunoco.com <http://www.gosunoco.com>.
Location: Pocono Raceway
7) University City District and The Rotunda present a FREE summer concert in University City.
On Saturday, July 24, Sun Ra Arkestra will perform at 6:00pm on the green space behind the Walnut Street Free Library (40th Street between Walnut and Locust streets). Scorch, a fire and movement arts group, will perform as the opening act. Free Rita's Water Ice for the crowd! The next free performance is on August 28 and will feature KeturahNicole, Project Capoeira, and Rennie Harris RHAW. Both events are sponsored by University City District, The Rotunda, University of Pennsylvania, and NU Millennium Sound. For more information, visit www.universitycity.org
9) NEW SOUTH PHILLY PIZZA PLACE (one of your fellow readers)
Pizzeria Pesto, 1925 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148, (215) 271-6840
Gift Certificates Available (EAT IN, TAKE-OUT, DELIVERY)
Hours of Operation Monday thru Thursday: 11 AM - 9 PM, Friday and Saturday: 11 AM - 10 PM, Closed Sundays.
Welcome to Pizzeria Pesto. Our meals are prepared in the classic Italian tradition with care by owners John Varallo & Claudio Conigliaro. The local fresh ingredients, imported delicacies, and authentic Italian recipes produce meals that you won't forget. Buon Appetito!
10) Free Women's Self-Defense Classes in July and August
Neighbor and martial arts champion Chris Garber has extended his offer of free women's self-defense classes.
Chris is holding free classes 7PM every Wednesday (July 21 & 28; Aug 4, 11, 18 &25) at the Self-Defense Center, 1024 N 3rd. (at Liberties Walk).
Classes are for women only, and first-timers only. RSVP required - contact Chris at 267-324-5367 or email@example.com (or text "RSVP" to 305-775-3859)
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11) 40+ EVENT
Friday July 23rd
Singles Happy Hour/Dance Party for ages 40's & 50's Octo Waterfront Grille Philadelphia, PA 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Join Us at the beautiful Octo Waterfront Grille. We'll be enjoying great appetizers, a free drink ticket (good for mixed drinks only) and a dj for dancing!
Event Includes: Assorted Appetizers (7-9pm), First drink FREE (mixed drink),
Octo Provides a fun waterside atmosphere DJ/Band spinning your favorite tunes for dancing under the open sky Great ages 40's and 50's (give or take) singles to meet
Advance tickets $8.00 or $10 at the door (space permitting)
Recommended for Ages: 40s & 50s
MORE INFO: http://www.SinglesEvents.com
12) RUN: Down & Dirty in Philly!
Sunday, July 18th
13) Manchester United V Philadelphia Union
Lincoln Financial Field
14) CONCERTS AT THE COMCAST CENTER
Saturday July 24th
Comcast Center | 1701 JFK Boulevard
A FREE Summer concert featuring great local artists, food and drink specials, giveaways, raffles and more! Come out and enjoy a beautiful summer day in the heart of Center City!
15) Annual U. C. Dining Days Now Extended to Two Weeks from July 15-29
16) EAGLES TRAVEL
Trips to SF, Nashville, Jacksonville, and more
17) Center City District Sips 2010
Catch up with old friends and make a few new ones as Center City's best bars and restaurants host the summer's happiest hour every Wednesday, from June 2 through August 25, 5-7 pm. Take advantage of $4 cocktails, $3 wine, $2 beers and half-price appetizers, with some establishments even offering a 15% dinner discount after 7 pm.
18) 4th Annual Lancaster Ave Jazz Festival this Saturday