So today it a big day. Why? BECAUSE IT IS MY BIRTHDAY! Since I honestly have nothing exciting going on, (besides pretending like i'm still in college at a frat party in my living room) I have decided to share a very great event with you that is on Thanksgiving Day. This coming up Thursday in Brighton, Ray Ciccolo’s Boston Volvo Village is sponsoring their Annual Volvo 5k Road Race to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter. This is for a great cause, and is only $25 dollars. If you get your tickets quick, the first 750 people to sign up get a t-shirt! Most of you will share this day with your families, friends, and loved ones. Get everyone together, put on your tennis shoes, and run this 5K for a great cause - besides, you may need to burn some calories before your Thanksgiving dinner, and don't even deny it!
Hello all you animal loving people, especially dog lovers! It's that time of year again for Dogfest! This year the festival will be held in a new location - Trum Field on Broadway in Somerville. This fundraiser is great because it helps raise money for many local animal-related charities. It's also great because 1. It's free (donations encouraged) and 2. There will be many exciting dog sports demonstrations and multiple "try it" rings so the attendees can try sports and games with their dogs.
"A major partner and key element in the success of this event is the City of Somerville's active participation and support of the event," said Dr. Adam Parker of Porter Square Veterinarian and president of the foundation. "Our goal is to provide opportunities for families to enjoy healthy activities in the city with their dog and raise funds to support animals in need."
So grab the pups, dog, animal, man's best friend or whatever you call your favorite thing in the world and enjoy a day at Dogfest this Sunday!
Having trouble in the dating scene?
Well fear no longer.
Quit complaining and put your money where your mouth is at the 6th Annual Project Smile Charity Date Auction: Boston's biggest Fall singles event!
Make sure to bring a thick wallet because there will be about 500 people at this event- all fighting over super sexy fire fighters, traffic stopping police officers and other terrific single guys and ladies. And oh yeah, not to mention, ME!!! Yeah that's right fellas- i'm coming in hott and raising money for Project Smile -and I DO NOT COME CHEAP!! (but what Southern girl does?)
And don't be afraid to empty out your wallet because each "couple" receives a gift certificate to use on their date to a Boston restaurant, comedy club, show or other fun activity. Don't go too crazy though because the event also features a great silent auction with autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates, skydiving experience and more!
See ya on the runway boys! (and please no fighting over me- restrain yourself!!)
Calling all Bruins Fans!! (and wine fans... duhhh)
Make sure to head over to Morton's tomorrow evening to support this Bruins event which will raise money for the Boston Bruins Foundation. As always - it's a great cause, and who doesn't like wine tastings? If your schedule is a little packed tomorrow evening then change your plans! For all of you "I'm not that flexible" kind of people, you will have no excuse for the next one. They hold a similar event on the fourth Monday of every month for a tasting series so go ahead and put it in your calendar! You will enjoy Morton's signature hors d'oeuvres paired with specialty drinks - and it's for a good cause! Get your tickets here.
Every Fourth Monday*
5:30 - 7:00 PM
$40 per guest
Inclusive of tax and gratuity
Morton's The Steakhouse - Seaport District
Two Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210
This is a once-a-year event, people...so don't miss out. The Saint Joseph Society is a charitable organization based in the world renowned North End of Boston. They celebrate their patron saint every year on the last weekend in July and always invite everyone in the Boston area to celebrate with them.
So what does this celebration entail? FOOD my friends, REALLY GOOD FOOD! Actually, a feast of food. Maybe I'm really excited because I'm hungry right now, but I know someone who has been before and they said it is quite the treat!
I'll admit, I wrote in the school newspaper in college, but there is no way I am up for writing a biography right now. AKA - if you want to learn more about Saint Joseph then click here. More focused on the food? Well, I guess I will see you in a week! (Friday the 27th- Sunday 29th) ps. I left the worst for last this time... tickets are a little bit expensive BUT it is for a good cause! Quit complaining sign up!
Splash into Summer at the BGCB Annual Friends Council Event at the Ritz Carlton this Thursday night, June 14.
Join over 250 other young professionals for a memorable evening of dancing, music and entertainment, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and raffle prizes - and a special performance by Boys and Girls Club of Boston members. See the facebook event page.
It's one of the best events of the summer and supports a great cause.
Proceeds from this year's event will be used to help teach ALL children in the ten Clubs to swim. Learning to swim engages children in fitness and wellness activities, develops confidence and most importantly teaches water safety. Please support this worthwhile initiative!
Click here to buy tickets (this event was sold out in advance last year, so we suggest buying now)
The Friends Council provides professional and social networking opportunities while connecting you with others who share your desire to help urban youth.
I know, it's an odd title for an event, but it's a GOOD event. Give back this year, by heading to the Hard Rock Cafe tonight!
Pitching in for Kids and the Hard Rock Cafe Boston will host the beneift "Come Rock for the Kids." from 7 to 10pm Monday - that's tonight people!
This is the unveiling and official release of a partnership between the non-profit and restaurant, with the creation of a limited edition Pitching in for the Kids and Hard Rock pin. Tickets are $25 *Ticket Price includes a limited edition PIFK Hard Rock Commemorative Pin, food tastings from local Boston restaurants, entertainment, and lots of fun!. Attendees must 21 or older.
To find out more about Pitcing in For Kids click here. If you already know and want to purchase tickets click here. If you don't know if you can go yet, GOOD NEWS, you can buy tickets at the door!
The Hard Rock Cafe is located at
So, after reading this little blurb, "In the early 1870s, Macy's was the first department store to feature Christmas windows," we finally have someone to possibly blame on holiday festivities starting earlier each year. Regardless or not, I'm still a sucker for it. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. If you're with me, head over to Macy's tonight at 5pm (near downtown crossing at 450 Washington St.) to check out their very COOL window displays!
This year's Macy's Christmas Windows theme is "Make-A-Wish" with ornaments inspired by celebrity designers. (You can read more about it here. Or visit Macy's website).
Interested in helping to feed the hungry? This is a great volunteer opporturnity for people who enjoy cooking. Its also a great event for meeting people.See the website here.
After the event volunteers are encouraged to go to the Red Hat (located down the street) for a drink or bite to eat. Note that this is optional.
12:30pm - 2:30pm Meal preparation & Dining hall set-up 2:30pm - 3:30pm Meal is served by volunteers to guests 3:30pm - 4:30pm Clean-up
About Saturdays Bread:
Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread is a program that serves free hot meals to people in need in Boston every Saturday and Sunday at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin Street, Boston. Their mission is to provide healthy meals in a safe and inviting atmosphere, free from Society’s prejudices and judgments. This is an interfaith, interracial, interdenominational activity of people concerned with the hungry in the Boston area. Over the course of its 25 years, Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread has served more than 300,000 guests.
Saturdays Bread is located at The Church of St. John the Evangelist is at 35 Bowdoin Street, Boston, between Cambridge Street and Derne Street behind the State House. The entrance to the dining hall is through the door to the right of the main church entrance. Go up the ramp and ring the bell marked "Clayton Hall," not "Church Business" or "Common Room." Please be patient; it sometimes is hard to hear the bell in the dining hall or kitchen.
Parking: Parking is a challenge, so it's a good idea to carpool or to go by T if possible. The on-street parking is very scarce. The closest public parking is the 100 Cambridge Street Parking Garage, which you enter from Somerset Street, one block east of Bowdoin. Parking at the garage is $7.00 for the full day on weekends.
There are a few other small parking lots nearby. The Boston Common Garage, a little further away, is $10 for the full day on weekends.
To reach the 100 Cambridge Street Parking Garage: Coming from Storrow Drive and West, go one block past Bowdoin Street (and past the 100 Cambridge Street building). Turn right at the next light onto Somerset. Coming from Government Center and South/East, turn left at the end of Center Plaza, the large, curved building opposite Government Center. The garage is on the right in the first block. If the auto entrance door is down, please knock; the garage is open Saturdays and Sundays.
Public Transportation: The closest T stop is the Government Center stop on the Green Line. From the subway exit, walk west on Cambridge Street two blocks and turn left on Bowdoin. The walk from the Park Street (Red/Green Line) station is a little longer, but a pleasant walk in good weather. Follow Park Street toward the State House, turn right on Beacon, then quickly left onto Bowdoin.
If you're planning on going out tonight for drink and food, may we suggest heading the Hynes Convention Center and attending the Taste of the Nation?
Boston's finest chefs & restaurants will participate in Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, including Andy Husbands of Tremont 647 and the last season of Hells Kitchen, Jody Adams of Rialto, and Richard Garcia, the new executive chef at 606 Congress at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Area charities benefiting include The Greater Boston Food Bank; Food for Free Committee; Cooking Matters, formerly known as Operation Frontline–Massachusetts; and Project Bread/The Walk for Hunger.
Tickets are $90 if you purchase ahead of time, and $100 at the door.
Where: Hynes Convention Center | 900 Boylston S
When: Tonight starting at 6:30pm to 9pm
To get more information and tickets please click here.