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Date: 8/20/2010
Title: 18 Items (8-20-10) sponsored by Summertime Lobster Bake

 I jump out of town most summer weekends but i am constantly finding festivals, street fairs, etc...that would fun.  And best part is that many are free to attend.  I was reminded this week about the fun things Philly does have to offer.  Last night at the Art Museum steps, was a free showing of Rocky I, II, and III.  Today, I saw Ray Lamontagne at World Cafe's Free at Noon concert series - next week is The Scissor Sisters.

This week, remember the Philadelphia Weekly free concert in the park BYOB series on Wednesday night.  With good weather, it is a really fun night.

And I added a few more free happy hours below (SoYPD and NAAPP).

Of course, there are plenty of pay as you go events like seeing the Wild Card leading Phillies, which I did on Tuesday night. Or there was the surprisingly crowded Rum on The River event last night.

As always, please let me know if you are thinking of buying or selling a home.... - Mark

SPONSOR: Summertime Lobster Bake @ City Tap House

Saturday, August 21 at 3:00pm
Location: The NEW City Tap House

SPONSOR: Summertime Lobster Bake @ City Tap House




16th Annual Mid-Atlantic HopeCuts on Sunday, September 19. HopeCuts is an awesome opportunity for consumers to take advantage of great deals on salon services at the area’s top salons with ALL proceeds benefiting City of Hope. This year’s HopeCuts specifically benefits COH’s pediatric program, its new women’s cancers program, and the Beckman Research Institute. Some examples of participating Philly salons are Chroma Hair Gallery, Ground Zero South, Lakshmi Hair Studio and Luna Salon. A complete list of participating salons throughout the region is available at www.hopecuts.org.



Its baseball season on Rittenhouse Row and Del Frisco’s knows how much of an appetite can be worked up cheering for those Phillies! All season long they are offering the Phillies Prix Phixe menu, everyday from 4-6 PM, for all of you diehard fans.

$35 will get you the following: A choice of soup or salad, A choice of entrée, A choice of dessert, And subway tokens to get you to the game!

1426-28 Chestnut Street


A) Is Portugal's Liberal Drug Policy a Model for US?

B) Bike Share Philadelphia to hold information sessions next week

C) Single? You're not alone

D) Beer drinking linked to psoriasis in women

6) RENTALS (from Darin)

A) Huge Historic Center City Loft - I lived here for 6 years and loved it.  Imagine walking home to a 1500 square foot loft apartment in a converted hat factory (circa 1899) with big windows, original refinished hardwood floors, 13’ high ceilings, exposed brick wall and timber beams, concrete sub-floor (make it quiet). Utilities have averaged $80 / month. I lived here for 6 years and loved it!  2 car garage parking in the building is only $100 / month. Full size kitchen with dishwasher and extra work table /cabinets.  Full size bathroom with shower / tub with great hot water.  Washer/dryer. Central air. Convenient Location: This live / work space is 4-6 blocks from the Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, Whole Foods, Hahnemann Hospital, SEPTA train lines, and easily accessible to major highways. Café Lift is located in the first level of our building.  Remote controlled ceiling fans.  Ample storage space. Intercom for front entry.  $1,600 / month + utilities with a 1yr lease (available September 1st). I will collect first month, last month, and security deposit upfront. Email :  worldspy@hotmail.com.  Contact: Darin (267) 319-2647


August 21st Philadelphia Learn to Row and Paddle (which, WBC members, we have been mentioning in the Club Weekly email distribution for the past couple of weeks) is open to everyone in the Greater Philadelphia area.  This is NOT just an event for students, inner city residents, etc.  Instead, this is a day simply meant to expose a broader population to both rowing and paddling.   As WBC, we will have over 10 volunteers helping out on that day.  You will note that we are the only rowing club listed as a sponsor and that Bill Scher is part of the Mayor's Kick-off that morning.  I'm attaching a link to the webpage, on which you can also find the full morning's agenda and a registration form to send to your friends. http://www.access2rowingphila.com/

8)  Center City District Restaurant Week

Running two weeks, September 12-17 and 19-24. More than 120 restaurants will offer the city’s best cuisine at just $35 for three courses (not including tax, gratuity or alcohol). In addition, 59 of the participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20. At the web site, you can browse menus, make reservations and enter to win an entire year of culinary adventure - fifty-two $50 gift certificates from select Center City restaurants.  Visit CenterCityPhila.org/RestaurantWeek today!

9) PAWS is Hiring!

We have two full-time positions open for caring, hardworking individuals to join our team:

Customer Service Manager: PAWS' Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic is searching for a front desk staff member to assist pet owners, manage record-keeping and appointments, answer phones, and provide an excellent experience to all callers and visitors. Must be skilled in dealing with the public in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task. Prior veterinary office experience and weekend availability required.

Mobile Adoption Unit Manager: PAWS' new Adoption Mobile will be hitting the road shortly to bring animals to potential adopters across the region, and we are seeking a staff member to operate the RV, handle and care for adoptable animals, process adoptions, and represent PAWS to the public. Must have prior experience working with animals, a clean driving record, and weekend availability.

To apply for either position, please email jobs@phillypaws.org with a cover letter and resume.

10) The National Association of Asian American Professionals-Philadelphia

Picture yourself developing business relationships.  If you're looking to develop business relationships, come to the YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING.

Hosted by NAAAP Philadelphia Small Business Relations and the American Cancer Society.  This month our Networking Mixer will be held at Con Murphy's at 1700 Ben Franklin Parkway. We would love for you to come enjoy a nice cocktail, meet some inspiring leaders, and exchange some lively conversations. At NAAAP Philadelphia, we strive to provide a unique venue for you to develop and forge a strong professional network. We take pride in offering you a diverse array of organizations for some rich and meaningful networking opportunities.  This month, NAAAP Philadelphia is partnering with the American Cancer Society to help launch their Young Friends Volunteer Group. Come on out to find the right opportunities to volunteer and make an impact with this great organization.

Event Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Event Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

CON MURPHY'S, 1700 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103, www.conmurphyspub.com

Cost: FREE (Happy Hour Drinks specials)  **Bring your business cards for free drawings and giveaways!!!



Summer is almost over. For a last hurrah, SOPD invites you to come out NEXT THURSDAY, August 26th at an SOPD classic, Black Sheep Pub (247 South 17th Street) at 8pm. (Look for us on the lower level) Come check it out and get ready for the final push for the midterm elections!  

THURSDAY, August 26, 2010. Starting at 8pm

Black Sheep Pub, 247 South 17th Street

Spread the word. Make sure no progressive gets left behind.

 12) Lock and Key

Full Event Details: http://Philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/2180/

Join Lock and Key Events and Pre-Dating  on Thursday, August 26th  at  our next South New Jersey Lock and Key Event. It’s the interactive  and FUN way to socialize, make new friends, meet your match....or just  to have a great time!  We are THE Lock And Key Events you’ve heard  about!  Grab a cocktail and get ready to Unlock Your Possibilities ™.   Lock and Key Events transform a regular happy hour by adding the  ULTIMATE ice breaker theme.

13) August Singles Happy Hour/Dance Party for 40's & 50's

Full Event Details: http://Philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/1497/

We’re meeting at the beautiful Octo Waterfront Grille.    We’ll be  enjoying great appetizers, a free drink with great drink specials and a  dj for dancing.  Mix and Mingle with a fun icebreaker too!   Event  Includes:  Assorted Appetizers (7-9pm) First drink FREE Octo Provides a  fun waterside atmosphere DJ/Band spinning your favorite tunes for  dancing under the open sky Great 40’s and 50’s (give or take) singles to  meet Icebreaker to get you mingling


Fred Hammond to Headline Free Concert on the RiverStage at Penn’s Landing 

Gospel music will lift spirits and voices on the on the Delaware River Waterfront at the Sounds of Gospel concert event on Saturday, August 28th from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Gospel fans will flock to the new RiverStage at Penn’s Landing on the Great Plaza to experience some of the Greater Philadelphia region’s most exciting and dynamic church music ministries The concert will feature songs of praise and various chorale styles from traditional to contemporary gospel.  http://www.delawareriverevents.com/index.php?module=delawareriverevents&image=49

 15) West Philly breakdance

At 6pm on Saturday, August 28 enjoy dance performances from West Philly breakdance and funk troupe KeturahNicole, a crowd-pleasing repertoire of Afro-Brazilian dances from Project Capoeira, and exceptional street dancing from Rennie Harris RHAW. Performances will take place next to the Walnut Street Free Library, on 40th between Walnut and Locust streets. Visit universitycity.org for more information.


A) My Morning JacketRiver Stage at Great Plaza, 8/29

B) Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar & The WabosBoardwalk Hall, 8/28

C) Tony Bennett at the Mann, 8/28

D) Jonas Brothers In Concert with Demi Lovato and Friends From Camp Rock, Fri, 08/27/10, Camden, NJ

E) OZZfest, Susquehanna Bank Center, 8/22


We are organizing a 2+ hour pleasure Sunset Cruise through the bay surrounding Avalon.

To make the sunset cruise more enjoyable, we are including a world class DJ spinning the hits on the top floor and a few complementary kegs of cold draft beer,

The Miss Avalon will sail at 6:45PM up to the Avalon Yacht Club, sailing up to Sea Isle City via the Intercoastal Waterway and back down to the 30th Street Bridge in Avalon, perhaps even turning around in the Atlantic. The highlight of the trip will be the 7:40 sun set, watching the sun's colors as it disappear behind the bay. The boat max capacity is 90, so the trip will be an intimate fun trip. You will be back around 9PM, in time to freshen up for your evening activities, may they be at The Princeton, Whitebriar or Jacks.

Ticket prices are $44 and use discount code of "zwick" for another $5 savings. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/786706059

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