Was hoping to get this out earlier today but got caught up with some other things and then started watching Tsunami footage on Youtube.
Hoping to head out west for a few days next week using air miles. If you have interest in coming along, please let me know. Or if the week after works better for you, come out to Big Sky with us on www.PhillyTrips.com. Lots of snow has been falling in the mountains out west.
Thinking about Phillies opening day but have not yet secured my game ticket yet. Can anyone be of help? I would be grateful. :) And I also need help with a hotel in NYC for a bachelor party weekend - anyone have any hook ups for me? And while on the subject of sports, did you know the city of Philadelphia pays the Eagles an "Operating and Maintenance Reimbursement" each year? In 2011, Philadelphia taxpayers will send the Eagles a check for $7,840,000.
Anyone participating in the Erin Express? I should be out. http://www.cavanaughsrestaurant.com/eventErinExp.asp
My buddy Lou is looking to start a softball team this spring. Let me know if you have any interest in playing.
And lastly, I have five projects of my own going on currently but I am never too busy to help out with anyone looking to buy or sell a home......and mortgage rates have been dropping in recent weeks. - Mark
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1) CHELSEA DJ
Saturday March 19th: AOE in association with Decibel Presents... AUSTIN LEEDS
International DJ, Austin Leeds will be spinning at the C5 Nightclub at the Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City
Opening Sets by Michael Myers & DJ Savva Laza
** $165.00 GREY GOOSE BOTTLES **
** $125 Absolut Bottles **
$6 Mixed Drinks / $6 Imports / $5 Domestics / $6 Wines
15% off room rates when booked through AOE.
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**Call for Special AOE Room Rates**
2) MARCH MADNESS POOL
Time for the best month in sports once again...it's March Madness time!! The conference tourneys are under way and selection Sunday is this weekend! You're getting this email because you've played in the past, expressed interest, or I just thought you might want to play. Feel free to pass this onto others that may be interested. If you're not interested in playing or want off this list, just reply to this email and let me know.
Here are the details....
Tuesday, March 15 - Cherry Hill,NJ,
Tuesday, March 22nd - Staten Island,NY
Bella Momma Rose
Tuesday March 29th - Baltimore, MD
Mex Tequila Bar at The Power Plant
Thursday April 14th - Atlantic CIty NJ
The Foundation Room, House of the Blues
Offer Expires Thursday March 10th at 9pm
5) Manayunk Sport & Social Club
SOFTBALL SELL OUT, REMAINING SPORTS FILLING FAST
Noticed a change in temperature outside? We did too! Everyone is thinking about spring and everyone is registering for their sports! We are approaching the final months of spring registration and giving our loyal followers a quick heads up so you don’t get left inside this spring!
Looks like softball will sell out within the next 48 hrs, football and kickball are filling up quickly, winter playoffs are approaching and returning teams are filling in those spots! Do not hesitate! Register today!!
McFaddens, 3rd Street, Saturday, March 12th: http://newsletters.mcfaddenssaloon.com/previewnewsletter.php?id=4076
7) CRAFT BEER EXPRESS
Saturday, March 12th
8) BOOK FESTIVAL
As the 5th annual Philadelphia Book Festival draws near, the Free Library's Volunteer Office is beginning to match volunteers with the various events being held the week of April 11 through April 16. We currently need volunteers for Saturday, April 16th during our outdoor and indoor events.
On Saturday we will need volunteers assisting at the Check In Tent ,the Information Desk, Set Up, Breakdown, Library Tent, Festival Main Stage, Lobby Signings and others.
Also, volunteers will receive a complimentary Festival t-shirt (while supplies last) and a volunteer badge as a keepsake.
If you are interested in volunteering at this year's festival, please email me at email@example.com, so that I can send you a form to fill out and submit to the Volunteer Office.
9) PHILLY SPORT AND SOCIAL
Registration for our 2011 Spring Soccer Season registration is going strong! Also, check out our website at www.playphillysports.com
Sat. Coed 8v8 Outoor Soccer @ Fairmount Park Starts 3/12 (Rec and Int)
Mon Coed 6v6 Indoor Soccer @ Suburban Sports Starts 3/21
Tues. Coed 8v8 Recreational Outdoor Soccer @ Lee Cultural Center Starts 4/5 (4 Team Spots Left)
Tues. Coed 8v8 Intermediate Outdoor Soccer @ Lee Cultural Center Starts 4/5
Saturday - Coed Recreational Touch Football Starts 3/12
Saturday - Coed Recreational With Blitz Touch Football Starts 3/12
Saturday - Coed Intermediate Touch Football Starts 3/12
Saturday - Coed Competitive Touch Football Starts 3/12
Saturday - Men's Flag Football at Fairmount Park- Starts 3/12
Monday Coed Touch Football @ Athletic Rec Center Starts 4/4
Tuesday Coed Touch Football @ Roberto Clemente Starts 4/5
10) Philly Guys Night Out Meetup Group - Kick-off Meeting/Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Great American Pub, 123 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428
The Philly Guys Night Out Meetup Group was started so that guys could get together to do guy-things, such as going to sports bars, paintball games, poker tournaments, etc. This will be the first meeting of our group.. we’ll get to know each other and plan out future events. Any professional male who is interested in such activities as the ones mentioned above, who is between the ages of 25 and 45 and lives in the Greater Philadelphia Region should join. The meeting is limited to 15 people for now, since anything over that will require more planning with the restaurant. If you want to invite friends have them register as a member of the group on Meetup first. RSVP closes on Tuesday, March 15th at 3:00pm so we can have an accurate head count for a reservation.
** ATTENTION** In order to attend, you MUST sign up as a member of at the Philly Guys Night Out Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/PhillyGuysNightOut/
11) Every Thursday Night at Table 31
Table 31, Comcast Center, 17th St. between JFK Blvd. and Arch Sts. in Center City
Starting from 4pm-8pm there are complimentary hors d'ouevres.
From 8pm-11pm, One of the hottest DJ's around, "Johnny Looch" will be there spinning great dance music, with sounds from the 70's to the present. Put your boogie shoes on!
Food and Drink specials all night long!
$5 "Mia" Cosmopolitans. $4 Beer Specials. $5 Wine and Champagne specials per glass.
Half Price Sliders and Thin Crust Pizzas to name a few!
So get out of the cold and come join us for a fun evening, this Thursday, MARCH 3, at what is quickly becoming the "New" Thursday Night Hot Spot!!
We are holding a "FRIENDRAISER" Event for the Children's Crisis Treatment Center (CcTC) of Philadelphia at the new Kokopelli Restaurant & Tequila Bar (1904 Chestnut Street). The event will be held March 24th, 2011, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
We wanted to make sure you all had enough notice. We will be having complimentary cocktails & hors d’oeuvres during the event. We ask for Non-Friend members to make a small donation at the door of $10. If you chose to become a member of the organization the fee is $25 for the year. This program is very close to my heart and I hope you will all have an interest in helping us spread the word. Friends of CcTC" is vibrant group of philanthropic young professionals, dedicated to strengthening the agency’s mission of providing high quality behavioral health services to Philadelphia's children and their families. These services address the effects of abuse, neglect, traumatic events, and other challenges to early childhood development and assist children in reaching their full potential within their homes, community and society
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.cctckids.org/
$15 -- PHILADELPHIA 76ERS: SELECT MARCH GAMES, REG. $45 http://www.travelzoo.com/l/73424403-988670/
Score tickets for $15 to select Philadelphia 76ers games at Wells Fargo Center in March as they battle for playoff position. These seats normally cost $45.
The 76ers welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder (Mar. 9), Atlanta Hawks (Mar. 23), Sacramento Kings (Mar. 27) and Houston Rockets (Mar. 30). The following seating levels are available:
-Mezzanine Center ... $15 (regularly $45) -Mezzanine Outside Center ... $15 (regularly $30) -Lower Level Corners ... $30 (regularly $67) -Lower Level Ends ... $30 (regularly $54)
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16) GOOD UPCOMING COMEDY SHOWS
17) Philadelphia International Flower Show
The Philadelphia Flower Show is in full bloom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Experience Springtime In Paris with romantic walks down the Seine, relaxing cafes and much more during the largest indoor flower show in the world (March 6 – 13).
18) Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion
Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (March 16 – June 6).: Art can take many forms, especially when it comes to the striking designs of fashion icon Roberto Capucci. Explore the innovative works of the celebrated Italian couture designer during
19) Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
Enjoy the fragile pink blossoms of 1,000 cherry trees, listen to the thundering beat of a giant Taiko drum, create origami masterpieces or hone your sushi-making skills during the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia (March 4 – April 15).
20) Philadelphia International Festival for the Arts
Paris and Philadelphia once again collide during the month-long Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Between April 7 and May 1, 2011, the city will be infused with fine arts, fashion, music, dance, cuisine and more inspired by the art renaissance of Paris circa 1910-1920.
21) 2nd Annual New Hope/Lambertville Restaurant Week
Take advantage of the climbing temperatures in scenic Bucks County during the 2nd Annual New Hope & Lambertville Restaurant Week (March 20 – 25). Browse the small town shops before enjoying a meal at one of the 27 restaurants offering prix-fixe meals for $19.95 or 29.95.
22) Tyler Aboretum
Communing with nature is second nature at Tyler Arboretum, one of the region’s oldest and largest arboreta. Explore the 650-acre wonderland with family-friendly walks and workshops offered throughout the month of March.
St. Patrick's Day: Get ready to feel the Irish spirit during the 241st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 13. And for even more fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, head to Phillyfunguide!
the 4th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
And our Neighbors in Action Program is front and center!
Contact Ray Gant to sign up at 215-964-7627 or email@example.com
for one of these great projects. Groups are welcome!
Saturday, April 2, 2011:
1. 400 N. 65th Street, West Philly 19151 - 9am to 2pm, 100 volunteers needed.
2. 200 N. Simpson Street, West Philly 19139 - 9am to 2pm, 100 volunteers needed.
3. 400 N.Simpson Street, West Philly 19151 - 9am to 2pm, 100 volunteers needed.
4. 1800 N. Etting Street, North Philly 19121 - 9am to 2pm, 100 volunteers needed.
5. H Street and Ontario Street, North Philly 19134 - 9am to 2pm, 150 volunteers needed.
6. 2200 and 2300 W. Thompson Street, North Philly 19124 -9am to 2pm, 100 volunteers needed
7. 5000 N. 3rd Street, North Philly 19120, 9am to 2pm, 100 volunteers needed.
8. 1800 Meadow Street, Frankford 19124, 9am to 2pm, 200 volunteers needed.
9. 3100 W. Tasker St., South Philly 19145, 10am -2pm, 100 volunteers needed.
10. 1500 N. 6th Street, North Philly 19122, 9am -2pm, 100 volunteers needed.
11. 2500 N. 28th Street, North Philly 19132, 9am to 2pm, 50 volunteers needed.
We're out to put an end to litter and illegal dumping - permanently. Join us!
25) BAR CRAWLS
A) GREEN MILE BAR CRAWL (this weekend): http://barcrawls.com/philadelphia/Philly-Bar-Crawl-312
B) ST PATTY'S DAY BAR CRAWL: http://barcrawls.com/philadelphia#/317-Philly-Bar-Crawl
26) Community Paint Day: How Philly Moves
More info @ http://muralarts.org/event/community-paint-day-how-philly-moves-0
Sat. March 12 2011, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Gallery 1, Third Floor, Space 4141, The Gallery at Market East, 9th & Market Streets
Roll up your sleeves and participate in the creation of this 50,000 square foot mural by helping to paint panels that highlight Philadelphians dancing. No painting experience necessary; all supplies provided.
More about the mural here: http://www.howphillymoves.org/mural-and-exhibitions/airport-mural/about-the-mural
27) REMINDER: SPRING AHEAD
On August 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This Act changed the time change dates for Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. Beginning in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday of March and end the first Sunday of November. The Secretary of Energy will report the impact of this change to Congress. Congress retains the right to revert the Daylight Saving Time back to the 2005 time schedule once the Department of Energy study is complete. This year, clocks SPRING FORWARD this Sunday, March 13. In the U.S., clocks change at 2:00 a.m. local time. In spring, clocks spring forward from 1:59 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
32) Calling Emerging Writers: ArtsEdge Residencies
ArtsEdge is a collaborative residency project designed to encourage the careers of emergent writers. Through ArtsEdge, the Kelly Writers House and Penn's Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) have teamed up to offer a one-year residency in an apartment and studio space near Penn's campus. ArtsEdge aims to support the work of emerging writers, to foster an environment that will inspire innovative writing, and to enrich West Philadelphia by encouraging young writers to live and work here.
Residencies last for one year and include an apartment, studio space in the AIR Space artistic nexus on 40th street, and close affiliation with Penn's writing communities. During the course of their residencies, writers will be encouraged to develop at least one project at the Writers House — such as a reading, a panel discussion, or discussion group. Qualified applicants (with graduate degrees or appropriate experience) may also be considered to teach a writing course at Penn in the spring semester.
For more information visit writing.upenn.edu/wh/involved/awards/artsedge
33) Saturday Mix at Upstairs @ Kokopelli Restaurant and Tequila Bar :::
March 12 [10pm -2am]
Party the night away at Philly's newest hot spot.
The top floor opens up with some amazing sounds, lights and bar scene
:: DJ will be spinning Top 40 | Hip Hop | Party
all night long
:: Drink Specials [10pm-12pm]
$3 Coors Light
Please contact 215.557.7510 for Bottle Service
:: Special Rates for Bottle & VIP Service ::
Tamillionaire Entertainment 215.821.6483 & Kokopelli Restaurant and Tequila Bar
1904 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia - (215) 557-7510
March Birthday gets in FREE.
34) BOOK CLUB
On Wednesday, March 16 the Raven Society Book Club will be discussing the 2011 One Book, One Philadelphia selection, Sherman Alexie's War Dances. Join us in the Home Page Cafe at the Parkway Central Library at 6 p.m. for our book discussion and then in the Auditorium for Alexie's Author Event. Still need a copy of the book or looking to RSVP? Contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
35) Free Seminar: "Maximizing tax-planning for your 2010 filing" & Networking
Join the Philadelphia Jaycees - Junior Chamber - and William R. Zeuner CFP(R), Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors, to learn key ideas for what you can still accomplish for 2010 year-end tax reducing strategies, as well as retirement plan strategies going forward.
Wednesday, March 23, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom Street, Philadelphia.
Drink and appetizer specials.
Free to attend. RSVP email@example.com.
Young Friends Winter Gala
Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion
Tickets are selling quickly for the
Young Friends Winter Gala—Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion!
Click on the image to view the official evite.
Make a difference while enjoying a fabulous night out! All funds raised at this event benefit the Young Friends' mission of art acquisitions, conservation, and education.
Consider upgrading to a VIP ticket and enjoy an exclusive pre-gala reception, a guided tour of Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion, a swag bag, and access to the VIP lounge and bar!
Become a Young Friend today and start enjoying the benefits immediately, including exclusive discounts on your Winter Gala tickets—up to $50 per ticket!
$120 Individual Membership with Young Friend benefits
$215 Dual Plus Membership with Young Friend benefits for two
For more information, call 215-235-SHOW (7469) or visit us online.
37) NCAA Wrestling ChampionshipsFan Festival at Lincoln Financial Field
The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, to be held March 17-19 at the Wells Fargo Center, are officially sold out. The event is being hosted by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Rider University. Philadelphia will be vying to break the event’s attendance record of 97,336 (over six sessions), established in St. Louis in 2009. Wrestling fans can still participate in the championship excitement at the NCAA Fan Festival. Free to all fans, the Festival will be open Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19 from 1-7 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.
Events will include USA Wrestling National Team practices; the “Family Ties” National Wrestling Hall of Fame presentation and display; the NWCA Coaches Clinic and the annual Semifinals Preview Show. Additionally, there will be daily autograph sessions, a trivia contest, the WIN Magazine Memorabilia Show and a “Taste of Philadelphia” food, beverage and lounge area. For more information, visit www.ncaa.com/championships/wrestling/d1
38) Progressive Thinkers Forum
Please join us for a frank discussion about the upcoming Philadelphia City Council elections with political consultant Dan Fee and Jeff Shields of the Philly Inquirer.
Hope to see you there,
The Philly Progressive Thinkers Forum
You are invited to the following event:
Progressive Thinkers Forum - The City Council Elections
Friday, March 18, 2011 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Ballard Spahr, 1735 Market St.
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39) Singles Cooking Class Mexican
Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/2513/
JNA Institute of Culinary Arts - 1212 South Broad Street Philadelphia,PA 19146