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Date: 10/22/2011
Title: 18 Items (10-22-11) sponsored by Killington weekend

Quiet social work for me.  Did enjoy the new Blocktoberfest event on South Street last Saturday.  Expect the event to be bigger and better next year.  They even had a big grass field with bands playing all day.

Eagles....we needed the win.  Makes you wonder why we go scoreless in the 2nd half.  Was reminding me of SF when we scored three points in the 2nd half.  Could it be that Reid does not know how to make halftime adjustments?

And speaking of football....how come I did not hear anyone mention that the Raiders could probably have gotten McNabb for a lower draft pick?  Everyone knows he was being benched in Minneota anyway.....just thought that could have been a better deal for Oakland than giving up two high draft picks for Carson Palmer.

Real estate....bought a new vacant lot last week in Kensington (2133 E Cumberland) Planning to develope my first condos - or maybe just rent them out as apartments.  You know I will kjeep you informed. :)  As always, never too busy to help you with your personal real estate buying or selling needs. - MZ

SPONSOR: Killington Ski / Snowboard Bus Early Season Trip

From just $249 - at Killington - WOW! Hit the Killington slopes with us on this amazing ski/party bus-trip weekend! One of the most fun weekends of the year. Bus it up to Killington for skiing/boarding, hot tubs, pools, nightlife, and much more. Includes R/T transportation, 2 nights in condos walking distance to nightlife & restaurants and a 5 minute free shuttle ride to the mountain, 2 day lift pass, and MORE! Ski by day and party by night with other PhillyTrips.com travelers, as well as other groups from the area. Do not miss out! Group discounts are available.

SPONSOR: Killington Ski / Snowboard Bus Early Season Trip

1) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Aloft

Full Event Details & Discounted Parking Info: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/8942/

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.At The Ultimate Networking Event you’ll meet CEO’s, Business Leaders and Decision makers from a variety of leading companies. You will learn and have opportunities to grow your business from some of the area’s top business networking professional’s. Why The Ultimate Networking Event?In today’s economy, people don’t care what you know, until they know that you care. Who better to turn to when in the market for a new product or service in any industry whether for personal or business, than someone you know and trust, or, someone you know that refers them to someone they know and trust? That’s where live business networking comes in. The Ultimate Networking Event is designed with the success of it’s attendees as it’s 1st priority and goal. When you attend The Ultimate Networking Event Live, you will be greeted by a professional networker, an Ultimate Networking Ambassador. These individuals have proven themselves time and time again in the business networking arena and is there to help you maximize your success at that event by asking you key questions and introducing you to the right professionals to assure your maximum success that evening.Why Should You Come?We are all only one contact away from our greatest success in life. The funny thing is, we don’t know who that is or where and when we will meet them. That being said, you want to be sure where and when to spend your time wisely in order to maximize your potential to meet that contact. When creating the event, the name had to tell it all and also become the result of the event. What better than The Ultimate Networking Event to meet the Ultimate Professional, Create The Ultimate Business relationship, that in turn to become Your Ultimate Business Success. Purchase a ticket to this event and you are elgible to win an iPad2 at the Ultimate Networking Event Live at Union Trust on November 1st (Must be present to win)


A) 4th Annual Ghosts + Goblins Halloween Party in Manayunk

Announcing the 4th Annual Ghosts + Goblins Halloween Party in Manayunk. Stay close to home this year - hit Manayunk for Ghosts + Goblins! These are Philadelphia’s highest visibility and most exclusive Halloween event, make sure you are there. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT IN ADVANCE - it does every year. The party starts at 8pm and lasts all night long. Get there early for open bar (VIPs only) & great drink specials - see details on the ticket website. VIPs will enjoy the entire 2nd floor of the Manayunk Brewery with MULTIPLE BARS and bartenders! You know what that means... no long lines for drinks!

B)  Heaven & Hell - A Philadelphia Halloween Party

2hr open bar w/ John G & Isaac Jordan

Fri Oct 28, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am

@ Lucky Strike Lanes, 1336 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Specials: 2-Hour VIP Open Bar from 9:00PM till 11:00PM

C) McFaddens has a party and so does Finnigans Wake: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/events_calendar.asp (look at 10/29)


A) North Broad Street gets a new look

4)  Reserve your spot now to volunteer for the Philadelphia Marathon 

Saturday, November 19th - Sunday, November 20th!

Be part of the action at this world-class race!  Register today to be among more than 3000 volunteers on hand to support this great Philadelphia event. 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.

All volunteers will receive a free 2011 Marathon sweat shirt or tee!

Register to volunteer as an individual or a group, please follow this link


5)  18th Annual Hair O' The Dog


January 14th - Tix on sale now

6) Philadelphia Film Festival Starts

The festival runs from October 20th to November 3rd. It opens with Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Like Crazy and continues for two weeks with contests, films and panels. [Inquirer]

7) Philadelphia Whiskey Festival 2011

November 15th.  $85


Free Library of Philadelphia Hosts Dickens Idol Contest, Kicking Off Year of Dickens

In honor of Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday, the Free Library is bringing Charles Dickens back to life through the first ever, American Idol Inspired, Dickens Idol Contest!  The Contest is an open call audition to find an actor who best embodies Dickens.

Contestants should be ages 20-70 and should:

  • Bring Dickens to life through appearance, personality, and mannerisms
  • Have a general knowledge of literature and Dickens’s life and works
  • Be comfortable with improvisation and a quick learner
  • Be available for blocks of time throughout the coming months (for participation in events)
  • Feel comfortable dressing, acting, and speaking like Charles Dickens

Free Library President and Director Siobhan A. Reardon will kick off the event by welcoming the Dickens hopefuls and explaining the contest rules.   Actors will be judged by a panel of Dickens experts and local celebrities on their ability to look, act, speak, and perform like Dickens.  For the audition, actors will be asked to:

  1. 1.       Present a brief monologue as Charles Dickens
  2. 2.       Perform a scene theatrically as Dickens
  3. 3.       Endure a fast-paced Q&A by the judging panel of Dickens experts                                         

When:                   Monday November 14, 2011 at 10:30AM

Where:                  Auditorium, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street

Who:                     Auditioning Actors (Anyone male or female ages 20-70

Why:                      In 2012, the world will collectively celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens but the city of Philadelphia has a special connection to the renowned author.  The Free Library of Philadelphia has one of the largest collections of Dickens’s works and personal effects outside of the UK, currently held in the Library’s Rare Book Department. To celebrate Dickens’s bicentenary the Free Library will be launching the “Year of Dickens,” a year-long celebration of Dickens-related special events, literary salons, and creative ways to celebrate the famed author.  The Dickens Idol contest kicks off the Year of Dickens, bringing literature to life and perpetuating the famed author’s legacy.

Winnings: The winner of the Dickens Idol will take on the role of this legendary author, bringing him back to life in a series of Dickens sponsored events  at the library and win $1,500!

 To enter, RSVP to email dickens@freelibrary.org by November 9, 2011

For a full list of rules and requirements visit freelibrary.org and click on the Dickens Impersonator Link under “Spotlight”

9) Get Out the Vote Rally with President Bill Clinton

Click here to RSVP now for our October 29th Rally with President Clinton.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
2:30 pm

Temple University, Mitten Hall
1913 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA


The Rosenbach Museum & Library – home of Bram Stoker's original research notes and outlines for Dracula – will bring visitors another chilling “Dracula Festival” with a series of special events and programs inspired by Stoker's classic novel and the iconic figure from now until October 29th. Click below for more information and schedule of events:


2008-2010 Delancey Place


Last chance to see the collection


Friday, November 11, 2011  :: 5:00pm

Indulge in a four-course dinner that is reflective of the season paired with rustic wines hailing from small farms.  With a menu of cranberry-cured salmon to brown-butter hazelnut cake, enjoy an evening viewing the Museum’s exhibits and toasting to the fall.  $65.00 per person, excluding tax & gratuity.  Members receive a 10% discount.  Call 215-684-7990 or visit www.opentable.com/granite-hill to make your reservation today.

Granite Hill at the Philadelphia Museum of Art


2500 Benjamin Franklin Parkway,  Philadelphia, PA 19101

Contact info: Scott Barnes, Sales & Marketing Manager, 267.886.1476, Scott.barnes@starr-restaurant.com

13) Lunch with the City's Leaders: Glen Senk

Join Glen Senk, CEO of Urban Outfitters, Inc. for Center City Proprietors Association’s (CCPA) Lunch with the City’s Leaders. For ten years, CCPA has been engaging the business community with our highly successful Lunch with the City’s Leaders series, where CCPA members and friends meet and ‘get to know’ Philadelphia’s leaders. This particular series engages the business community with highly respected leaders who consistently promote civic responsibility, economic commitment and cultural responsibility to the Greater Philadelphia region.

14) Old City Windows 2011 Awards Reception 

Join us  at Trust (249 Arch St.) for cocktails and appetizers for our celebratory awards event announcing winners of the contest. 

Time: 6 to 9pm

Open to the public

RSVP's are appreciated. Go to this link: RSVP here.

15) Mischief & Martinis at Hotel Palomar!


16) 5th Annual Mutt Strut


17) PumpkinFest at Franklin Square
Enjoy a fall day with the entire family painting pumpkins, decorating cupcakes and playing Spooky Mini Golf during the inaugural PumpkinFest at Franklin Square. (October 29)

18) Phiadelphia Film Society Closing Night
Philadelphia Film Society's Closing Night Extravaganza! On Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 7pm-1am. Join us as the Jury and Audience Award Winners of the 20th Philadelphia Film Festival are announced, followed by the Closing Night Film Screening at the Prince Music Theater. Closing Night Screening is at: Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Center City, 7pm. Closing Night Party is at: Sigma Sound Entertainment, 212 N. 12th Street, Center City, 10pm-1am. Close out this spectacular showcase of international cinema by celebrating Halloween Hollywood style. Mix it up with friends and filmmakers at legendary music-turned-film production studio, Sigma Sound Entertainment. Dress as your favorite movie character for this costume extravaganza, and dazzle...

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