Crazy week with celebrating Halloween weekend, then Sandy, and then Halloween night. Fortunately for center city PHL, the storm was really nothing more than some wind and rain with crowded bars which clearly was not the case elsewhere.
The Saints have been setting a NFL record pace for giving up the most yards through this point of the season.....I think we will help lower their average on Monday night. Good to have the NBA back but would rather watching the Flyers.
If anyone is available tomorrow, there is a nice charity even (#1). I am sure I will be sharing some Sandy fundraisers in the coming weeks. - Mark
1) CHARITY FUNDRAISER (Sat, 11/3/12)
Fundraiser for Jim Sebest, who was paralyzed while diving into a wave while on family vacation in Bethany Beach DE. The event is on Saturday, November 3rd at McFadden’s (Citizens Bank Park) from 7pm – 10pm. We are expecting 300+ people with live band outside (and stogies), DJ inside and tons of fun events. Tickets are ONLY $50 per person and include food, beer, wine, etc. The invitation is below – please register for the event by clicking on the Register Icon or email me with any questions. Please forward around to anyone interested – the more the merrier. http://www.proservevents.com/emails/120926/JIMSEBEST_INVITE_STEP.html
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo's, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
3) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 1901 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103
At The Ultimate Networking Event you will meet CEO's, Business Leaders and Decision makers from a variety of industries in the Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware region. You will have the opportunity to grow your business from some of the area's top business networking professional's
4) Red Cross needs blood, here’s where to give
5) SUGAR LOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Attracting more than 170,000 art enthusiasts to its events in 2011, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival showcases original work from hundreds of artisans showcasing everything from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and metalwork to jewelry, fashion, décor, and photography. Audiences can witness art being made live during educational demonstrations as artisans sculpt clay, whittle wood, forge metals, and imbue baskets with the power of speech. Hungry crafters can also sniff out specialty food items to sample or purchase while dancing across the sprawling venue to live music.
8) Tickets Available 2012 Army-Navy Game
Whether you're a no-beans Texas purist or a chili lover of the vegetarian variety, mark your calender for Sunday, November 4th. Keepers of the Flame, a group on a mission to "hold fast to the sacred arts of true barbecue in Philadelphia while preparing great barbecue with time honored traditions alongside unmatched entertainment" are teaming up with Little Baby's Ice Cream for CHILIFEST at Goldilocks Gallery (723 Chestnut St.). There's going to be a cookoff with awards for overall best, best use of spice and most unique ingredients as well as a not-for-the-faint-of-heart chile eating competition. Admission is $10 for all-you-can-eat chili samples and the event is BYO but the good folks at Spodee have generously donated wine-shine for chili-pairing cocktails.
10) DRWC unveils Penn Street Trail renderings, and will soon hire designer for Spring Garden Connector
11) No Time to Spare- Bowl-a-Thon for The Parkinson Council
November 7, 2012
Join us for comfort food, music and fun in a retro-cool bowling lounge, benefitting local Parkinson’s patients! Spectator tickets for $35 include open buffet and two drinks. Come and root, root, root for your favorite bowling team! JOIN THE FUN FOR A GREAT CAUSE! Team registration is closed, but there’s still time to join the fun. Enjoy the priceless sight of top PD healthcare providers and other amateur bowlers competing on the lanes. Savor yummy appetizers, mingle with young professionals and try for your chance to win a Fillaseat membership or league play with Philadelphia Sports and Social Clubs!
12) Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
The 36th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show will be held November 8-11. This premier exhibition and sale of contemporary craft, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, includes 195 of the best craft artists in the nation. General admission is $15.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show @ the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, 215.684.7930, PMACraftShow.org
13) First Person Arts Festival
Enjoy ten days of provocative, personal, compelling stories from local storytellers during this memoir-centered organization’s annual festival. Events take place at Christ Church Neighborhood House as well as other venues around the city.
Dates: Nov. 8 to 17
Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, (267) 402-2055, www.firstpersonarts.org
14) 5th Anniversary STARS BALL
Little Smiles and our 5th Anniversary STARS BALL. Thirteen (13) precious children who are currently undergoing treatment for serious illnesses in our local hospitals or shelters will get pampered, fashioned and arrive by limousine to walk the red carpet among you, the paparazzi, for autographs and pictures! Dinner, dancing, open bar and auction to follow.
Help make this night a night of a lifetime for these children and help support Little Smiles' mission of bring smiles to the faces of our children in treatment through our extensive pediatric nursing and social worker network. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hinQR_pMVDg
15) Drinking with Dickens Pub Crawl
Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Join the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation's Raven Society and Library lovers throughout the city for a pub crawl fundraiser for the Free Library. Toast to the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens and dress up in your best Dickensian garb while enjoying Dickens themed trivia, prizes, drinks, and much more.
The pub crawl will begin at McGillin's Olde Ale House at 1:30 p.m. and will continue on to Fergie's Pub and then to Irish Pub. Each pub host will offer an exclusive space and drink specials for Raven Society pub crawl attendees. Complimentary snacks will be provided at each location, and additional food will be available for purchase at a special price. All proceeds from pub crawl admission benefit the Free Library of Philadelphia!
16) BEER FESTIVAL - November 10th : free admission as a volunteer
17) Lock and Key
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Johnny Utah's, 461 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
18) Warren Miller's "Flow State"
When: Saturday, November 10th at 8:00 pm
Where: Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
What: Warren Miller Entertainment's 63rd annual feature-length winter sports film. Or, as we like to call it, THE beginning of ski season! We are planning to grab either drinks before the show or some late night snacks afterwards. More details to come!
Freebies: Attendees receive free lift ticket vouchers to Spring Mountain and Gore Mountain (while supplies last). In addition, you'll receive a copy of Snow World Magazine and a year's subscription to Ski Magazine. Finally, some great prizes will be raffled off to lucky audience members.
Price: $20/person ($17/student) in advance, $23/person ($20/student) at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Eastern Mountain Sports in Moorestown, NJ or Philadelphia, PA. Contact the club for help getting tickets.
19) MR. GREENGENS FINAL APPEARANCE at MCFADDENS BALLPARK
See them Before & After Philly vs. Dallas
Sunday November 11th 2012
Mr. Greengenes will be making their final appearance here at McFadden’s Citizens Bank Park on Sunday November 11th.
From the days of festivals to summers at the shore...it all culminates to this final appearance here. http://www.mcfaddensballpark.com