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~ In DE Restaurant News…One of the best vacant restaurant locations in
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~ The New Castle Jaycees are hosting a Charity Date Auction and they are looking for folks from local businesses (Chase, ING, Barclay’s, etc) that would be interested in volunteering to be auctioned off as one of their ‘Business Professionals/Executives.’ Date for a Cause will be held on Sat, Nov 7th from 7pm-11pm at the Deerfield Country Club in
~ New Online Hub for Center City Parents - The Center City District, with funding from the William Penn Foundation, has launched a new Web site, KidsInCenterCity.com. Find info about neighborhood and recreational activities, summer camps, museums, doctors, retailers, exhibits, sports leagues, after-school classes and more. There's also a searchable calendar of family-friendly events and information on all preschools and K-12 public, private, parochial and charter schools in
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Wed, Oct 21st ~ Annual preview of Le Cadeau wines at Domaine Hudson. Join us for a 5-course dinner paired with small-production wines from this acclaimed
Wed, Oct 21st ~ Mushroom wine dinner at Union City Grille featuring Lobster Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms, 3 layered Lasagnette, and Rosemary crusted Lamb Sirloin with Hen of the Woods mushrooms and black truffle demi all encompass this delightful menu. Frank Pagliaro from Frank's Union Wine Mart chimes in with perfect pairings (six in all). Once again $75 gets you in fed and thirst quenched. Oh yes it also includes the tip!
Wed, Oct 21st ~ Firecreek’s executive chef, Carlo deMarco is introducing their first Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at 7PM. The cost is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call (610) 269-6000 to reserve your table now.
Thurs, Oct 22nd ~ Christina Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) will hold the 2009 Christi Awards at 6:30 p.m. in the baby grand to celebrate the Arts and honor four unsung heroes of the Arts. A bi-level reception with performances, light fare and drinks will be held at CCAC immediately following the Awards Program. Tickets are $60 for one and $50 each for two or more tickets and they are available at the Grand Box Office. For more information, visit www.ccacde.org.
Thurs, Oct 22nd ~ The 7th annual Wilmington Jaycees Brew Review will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Union City Grille,
Thurs, Oct 22nd ~ The Wines of Hendry wine dinner at Moro $85.00 Per Person Guest Speaker Susan Ridley of Hendry
Thurs, Oct 22nd – 24th ~ The excitement continues at the 24th annual Great Pumpkin Carve as talented carvers converge on the pumpkin patch to compete in the most prestigious pumpkin-carving competition in the
Thurs, Oct 22nd ~ After-Carve Party at
Frid, Oct 23rd ~ Bark in the Dark Halloween Costume Party, 7pm - 12pm at Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway,
Frid, Oct 23rd ~ Circuit Artist Networking Happy Hour at Deep Blue to meet other area creatives and discuss issues facing local artists or find your next collaboration partner or possibly your next muse! 5-9pm
Frid, Oct 23rd ~ Help welcome Public House to the neighborhood while helping to raise much-needed funds for The Ministry of Caring! This Happy Hour event features complimentary beer, wine, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and take part in the Welcoming Toast at 6:30pm. Space is limited: Reserve your place today with a $15 donation ($20 at door) to benefit The Ministry of Caring. 5:30-8pm,
Sat, Oct 24th ~ City Theater Company will host the CTC Prom Night at 7 p.m. at the
Sat, Oct 24th ~ Francis Ford Coppola fans take note: you should be at Theatre N in
Sat, Oct 24th ~ Come celebrate with your pets at the Furry Fall Festival at Twin Lakes Farm and Brewery in
Sat, Oct 24th ~ Texas Hold’Em Tournament to benefit SafeHome Philadelphia. Sign up for the ‘Poker Players with a Heart Tournament’ benefiting the Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness. Eat, drink and play poker with the pros to win great prizes! Special guest appearances by Lawrence Taylor, Bill Chen, Adam Gerber and others. 2pm. Table 31 at the
Sat, Oct 24th ~ CSNPhilly.com and PSSC present the Inaugural Philly Football Fest. The Philly Football Fest Coed Touch Football Tournament is a single-elimination tournament. Games will begin at 8:30am, run all day, and championships will be finished around 4:30pm. The rest of the day includes a Fun-filled Festival with Music, Food, Obstacle Course, Punt, Pass & Kick, Tailgate Games and Much More! Check out www.phillyfootballfest.com
Sun, Oct 25th ~ Taste of SJ Wine Expo “Wines for Pines” benefiting Pinelands Preservation Alliance Noon – 6:00 p.m. located at Elite Catering. SJ is home to more than 25 wineries & vineyards. Come out to experience wines made right in your backyard. Cleanse your palate with various cheese, breads, crudités and fruit. For tickets or more information, please visit www.mywinetastesbetter.com/tasteofsj.html $35 in advance (advance sales end Wed, Oct. 21st, 2009) $45 at the door
Sat, Oct 24th ~ Do your prom right this time around…with City Theater Company. Food, open bar, music, dancing, silent auction at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, 7pm. Prom attire from any era is encouraged but not required. Come dressed for fun. $50/advance, $60/door www.city-theater.org
Sat, Oct 24th – 25th ~ Philadelphia magazine's Open House Weekend - Ten of the most prominent properties in the region will open their doors to the public for complimentary weekend tours to showcase the newest rentals, condos and townhouses.
Sun, Oct 25th ~ Help E-Race the Blues 7th annual Run/Walk at the
Sun, Oct 25th ~ Brandywine Prime has teamed up with Wellness Delaware to host a fall wine dinner. Join us at Chaddsford Winery for the reception and barrel tasting. The dinner finishes at Brandywine Prime with some great wines and more seasonal pairings. $100/pp Visit brandywineprime.com or give us a call to make a reservation.
Sun, Oct 25th ~ The Delaware Museum of Natural History's Wine & Dinosaurs festival returns from 12-4 p.m., featuring specialty wines and beers from around the world. Wine & Dinosaurs admission includes sampling of wines and beers, beer expert learning sessions, tantalizing hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and live music. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111.
Sun, Oct 25th ~ Join the dance community, friends, family and fans as we celebrate life with an extravagant evening of belly dance performance and a scrumptious 3-course Middle Eastern dinner at Casablanca Restaurant in
Thurs, Oct 29th ~ Moro Wine Dinner Join us for a delicious and creative four-course dinner (plus dessert) featuring the wines of Quintessa & Huneeus Vintners. Indulge yourself with seared
Frid, Oct 30th ~ 16th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza featuring over 80 rare & exceptional single malt Scotch whiskies. The evening includes a delicious dinner buffet as well as a selection of premium imported cigars for our guests' enjoyment at the conclusion of the event. Tickets by advance purchase only 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM. $115 Society Members; $130 Non-Member Guests Call 800-990-1991.
Sat, Oct 31st ~ Halloween Party at Brandywine Prime from 5pm – 10pm featuring buffet & pumpkin carving on patio. $24.95/adult, $12.95/kids under 10, free to kids under 4 then from 9pm – Midnight there will be a Halloween Party in the bar. $24.95 Open Bar, Spooky DJ, Costumes encouraged, regular menu also available until midnight
Sat, Oct 31st ~ An American Werewolf in
Sat, Oct 31st ~ The first ever Union City Grille/Kelly Heinz-Grundner Brain Tumor Foundation 5k. Start line and finish line will be at the Union City Grille with awards, a children’s Halloween parade, food, refreshments, and live music by Paul Lewis to follow. http://www.ucgkhg5k.com/index.html
Wed, Nov 4th ~ Meet national food writer Roger Morris at Domaine Hudson for a special signing of his new book, Brandywine Book of Food. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Frid, Nov 6th ~ F&N Wine & Spirits presents Winefest. Taste over a hundred different wines and champagnes from all around the world. Indulge yourself in Harry's special lamb chops accompanied assorted foccacia bites, creamy spinach & artichoke dip and beautiful display of imported cheeses, meats, breads. For reservations call F&N Wine & Spirits at 302.475.4496. Price: $55 per person; Late reservation $69 per person (starts Nov 1) at Harry’s Savoy Grill Ballroom 7pm – 10pm
Sat, Nov 7th ~ The New Castle Jaycees are proud to present "Date for a Cause" from 7pm-11pm at the Deerfield Golf & Country Club in
Sat, Nov 7th ~ Walter’s Steakhouse has brought back a fun tradition – a “speakeasy” that requires a secret password and a special knock, and where the females flaunt finger-waves and flapper fringe while the fellas don fedoras and fine frippery. While a costume is not required, the 20s vestments really make the ladies want to dance and the men want to strut. Food and prizes are given away, and specials are offered on drinks (a “bathtub gin martini,” for example) make the twenties roar again. The special speakeasy entrance and private party room add to the feeling that you’re doing something that the coppers might not be too keen on. The fun begins at 9pm and continues until last call. For more info, brush up on your Jazz speak, then call hostess Vita Notturna at 302-588-3266, email firstname.lastname@example.org or search “Walter’s Speakeasy” on Facebook.
Sat, Nov 7th ~ Poolside WineExpo – taste over a 100 different Wines and
Sat, Nov 7th ~ Wilmington Renaissance Corporation and its partners, City of
Sat, Nov 7th ~ Whale of a Sale is
Sat, Nov 7th ~ Please join TEAMFOX at Pancakes for Parkinson's as they raise awareness and money for Parkinson's research. This is the first Parkinson's fundraiser for MJFF in
Thurs, Nov 12th ~ Whiskey Festival - enjoy an elite collection of premium whiskies and spirits from around the world including Whiskey, Scotch, Bourbon, Tequila, Gin, Rum, Vodka and more! Shake hands with the industry’s top representatives and talk one-on-one with the Master Distillers at this exclusive event. 6:30pm. Union League of
Thurs, Nov 12th ~ Phiz Fest 2009, the one-of-a-kind tasting event highlighting the finest in Champagne and sparkling wines, and showing their versatility with a variety of meals, makes its return to Philadelphia. Net proceeds benefit the NICU at
Frid, Nov 13th ~ The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to present Grapes & Grain, at
Frid, Nov 13th ~ Brantwyn Wine Extravaganza 2009 Over 100 incredible wines from some of the worlds best producers. Enjoy sumptuous fare, including fabulous international cheeses, butlered Hors d’oeuvres, mouthwatering carving station and of course the famous mashed potato station! Brantwyn Estate on
Sat, Nov 14th – 15th ~ Winter Beer Festival at the
Sat, Nov 14th ~ 17th Annual Bridesmaid Ball for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Enjoy all the fun of a wedding reception without any of the hassles. Guests are treated to an evening of delicious desserts, open bar, live music by Split Decision, reception classics and dancing, raffles, silent auction and helping people with cancer for only $65. And don’t forget to break out your taffeta bridesmaids dress to compete in the Ugliest Dress Contest and gentlemen, don’t be afraid to dust off your pastel tux for the Tackiest Tux Contest. Order tickets http://epa.bridesmaid.llsevent.org
Sat, Nov 14th - Single Malt Scotch Class at Veritas 6-9pm. This is the first RSVP and alcohol related fee based event. The cost is $40 and will include about 10 SMSs, finger foods and plenty of information for you to digest. Please email or talk to us to reserve your spot (we only have 20 spots) http://www.veritaswineshop.com/