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2015 Summer Benefit Wine & Craft Beer Tasting

The Pavilion at Sunken Meadow

pphpheader pphpPlanned Parenthood Hudson Peconic’s annual Summer Benefit featuring a Wine and Craft Beer Tasting will honor Mark and Rita Sakitt. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a selection of curated wines and local craft beers, a service auction and silent auction while overlooking the beautiful Long Island Sound.

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park
Kings Park, NY 11754

If you’d like to attend this event, you can purchase tickets online.

Dinner Lab at the Smithsonian


Pop-up private dinners are among the hottest trends on the culinary scene. Adventurous foodies gather in all kinds of spaces to experience meals prepared by talented chefs on the rise in the food world. Part of the fun is that often diners don’t know where the meals take place until a day before they unfold their napkins. The evenings are convivial, casual, full of surprises, and definitely memorable.

Dinner-Lab-at-the-Smithsonian-1Dinner Lab has brought its take on the pop-up meal to Washington, generating lots of buzz—and plenty of hungry followers—along the way. Locations such as a hall on the grounds of a monastery in Brookland and H Street’s Atlas Performing Arts Center have been transformed into the settings for one-of-a-kind dinner parties where chefs are the stars and inventive meals unfold at simply set communal tables. Now there’s a tasty new ingredient in the mix: a Smithsonian location and theme.

Become one of the 100 guests at a Dinner Lab evening at the Smithsonian and you’ll receive a menu reflecting the dinner’s culinary theme and information about your chef two weeks prior to the date. (Food restrictions can be accommodated.) The day before the event, the location is announced. Meeting the chef, who talks about the menu, and a Smithsonian specialist, who offers insights on the location, adds to the experience.

For this evening at the Smithsonian, you can be sure that the “secret” setting will be beautiful and intriguing—and a place where you’d definitely not expect to be dining. But you can expect to strike up some great conversations with fellow diners at this informal and friendly evening that spotlights some seriously amazing food.

Price includes a cocktail, three-course dinner, and wine; each event limited to 100 guests; no tickets sold at the door.


Harvest East End Wine & Food

Celebrate the bounty of Long Island Wine Country

Saturday, August 22

  • Showcasing the wines of more than 40 East End winemakers, the dishes of 30+ top regional chefs and the foodcraft of local purveyors.
  • This event benefits local regional charities
  • Saturday, August 22 at McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue, NY
  • VIP Admission from 6:30 – 10 p.m. grants early admittance, exclusive access to winemakers and chefs, premier parking, a VIP – only gift bag, and access to the VIP lounge area, where there is exclusive seating as well as older vintages being poured. General Admission starts at 7:30 p.m!

Taste of Two Forks

Paradise for Foodies – Sayre Park in Bridgehampton

July 18, 2015

  • Presented by Farrell Building and Hosted by Food Network Stars Katie Lee and Jeff Mauro
  • A not-to-be missed event for those who enjoy Glorious Food, Good Vibrations & Luscious Libations.
  • Taste the very best from Top Chefs, Great Winemakers and over 40 of the finest restaurants from the North and South Forks.
  • VIP Admission from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. grants early admittance, exclusive access to the chefs, premier parking, a VIP – only gift bag, and access to the VIP lounge area, where there is exclusive seating as well as other treats! General Admission starts at 7:30 p.m. and offers access to great food and wine.
  • This event sells out so purchase your tickets today.

Harlem EatUp!

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Harlem EatUp! At Home

Bringing New York’s tastiest neighborhood to your kitchen!

All-star chefs including Marcus Samuelsson, Jonathan Waxman, Ken Oringer and more, share celebrated recipes from Harlem and beyond. From Ginny’s Supper Club’s famed Mac & Greens to uptown staple Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Texas Beef Brisket, download the Harlem EatUp! At Home cookbook, complete with classic and unexpected Bordeaux wine pairings.

Bon appétit!

Davidoff of Geneva Opens New Store

Davidoff Winston Churchill Event New York, CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard and Randolph Churchill, Photo credit: Sandra Hamburg (PRNewsFoto/Davidoff Cigars)

Davidoff Winston Churchill Event New York, CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard and Randolph Churchill, Photo credit: Sandra Hamburg (PRNewsFoto/Davidoff Cigars)

Oettinger Davidoff Group, the Switzerland-based premium tobacco company, has opened their newly relocated Davidoff flagship store at 515 Madison Avenue at the corner of 53rd Street, one block south of their previous location. The beautifully appointed shop features a 300 square foot smoking lounge, walk-in humidor stocked with the most sought after cigars in the industry, including the complete range of Davidoff cigars, and a full selection of smokers accessories.

Davidoff of Geneva Opens new Madison Avenue Flagship Store.  (PRNewsFoto/Oettinger Davidoff Group)

Davidoff of Geneva Opens new Madison Avenue Flagship Store. (PRNewsFoto/Oettinger Davidoff Group)

“The Davidoff Flagship Stores are at the core of the Davidoff Brand discovery with meticulous focus on a first rate customer and retail experience,” says Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, new President and CEO of the Oettinger Davidoff Group. “Quality discerning cigar smokers can enjoy the smokers lounge, which is an integral part of the new Madison Avenue store. As the new CEO, I am proud to preside over the opening of our new Flagship store in New York City 100 years after Davidoff opened the first store in Geneva. It is only fitting we inaugurate a new Flagship location in Manhattan, the most important Premium Cigar market in the world and a top priority for Davidoff’s future focus on the US market.” The store also plays host to the only S.T. Dupont Shop-in-Shop in the United States.

According to President of Davidoff Distribution Group, Dr. Peter Baenninger, “New York refines traditions and defines trends for the entire USA. That’s why the prime location of the new flagship store on Madison Avenue is of immense importance for the Oettinger Davidoff Group’s North American business.”

General Manager for Davidoff’s New York City operations, Luis M. Torres adds, “This new store represents the clear commitment of the Oettinger Davidoff Group to our U.S. operations. We have maintained a Davidoff Flagship on Madison Avenue since 1987, and we will continue to do so for years to come.”

On September 8, 2011, select guests and members of the press joined in a grand celebration at the new Davidoff Madison Flagship location. Those sharing in this special evening sampled exquisite wines and a handmade cigar produced in very limited quantities as a tribute to the new location.

This opening also helps commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Davidoff “retail experience”, with the first shop having opened in Geneva, Switzerland in 1911. Oettinger Davidoff Group purchased its second New York City store at The Shops at Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center as well as De La Concha on Avenue of the Americas in 2006. Today, over 60 Davidoff Flagship Stores around the globe offer fine cigars and a unique shopping experience to their valuable customers.

Taste of Home

Thursday, June 4 2015

VIP Hour: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Event: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Honorary Chair Ruth Reichl and Housing Works invite you to join hosts Alex Guarnaschelli, Sam Sifton and Brooks Headley for Housing Works’s popular chefs’ tasting and culinary-themed benefit.

Ruth Reichl, Alex Guarnaschelli, Sam Sifton and Brooks Headley

Featuring food from:

Jody Williams, Buvette, Via Carota
Carlo Mirarchi, Blanca, Roberta’s
Caroline Fidanza, Saltie
Francis Derby, The Cannibal, Resto
Joe Tarasco, Marta

and cocktails curated by:

Dan Sabo, Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
With spirits from Grand Marnier and Aviation American Gin
Wine by Broadbent Selections
Beer by Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

Proceeds benefit Housing Works’ fight to end AIDS and homelessness.

Sponsored by:

Davis & Gilbert LLP

Dog House’s Tail Waggin’ Good Wines for a Tail Waggin’ Good Cause

White Rocket Wine Company is re-launching its Dog House line of California super-premium wines with a friendly new label and dogged support for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a charitable organization that provides free guide dogs and training to the blind and visually impaired. Since pledging support for Guide Dogs for the Blind in 2005, Dog House has donated a total of over $214,000 to directly fund their efforts.

“Our pet cause at Dog House is raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind, whose programs greatly enhance the mobility and quality of life of the blind and visually impaired,” says Ryan Kukol, Associate Brand Manager. “Because Guide Dogs for the Blind receives no government funding, it depends entirely upon private donations. Through sales of Dog House wines, we directly aid this worthy group’s efforts to improve the lives of thousands of people afflicted by blindness.”

Bred from pedigreed vineyards in California’s acclaimed North Coast and Central Coast wine-growing regions, Dog House Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel are crafted with a combination of traditional artisan winemaking techniques and state-of-the-art technology. Softly textured and easy-drinking, they’re delicious on their own and wonderful companions to food. Since 2005, Dog House wines have won over 65 medals for quality – certainly a record to woof about.

With its new, playful label illustration of a dog with a dog shock collar sitting outside a doghouse, and a suggested retail price of $9.99, Dog House rests squarely within the Adventure Brand category, which continues to wag the tail of the premium wine market, soaring from 661,000 cases and $68 million in sales in 2002 to nearly 6.8 million cases and $568 million in 2007. Delivering higher profit margins than traditional premium table wines, adventure brands like Dog House appeal especially to Millennial Generation consumers, who are lapping up whimsically themed brands that reflect and reinforce their values.

“The quality and affordability of our wines, coupled with our support of Guide Dogs for the Blind, gives Millennial consumers three doggone good reasons to make Dog House their pet brand,” says Mark Feinberg, Vice President of Marketing.

White Rocket is supporting the new-package launch of Dog House with any array of point-of-sale materials, including a display rack, case card, bottle neckers and shelf talkers for stores, and waitstaff education and feature cards, logoed corkscrews and 3-liter Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon bottles for restaurants. The new Dog House package begins shipping in June, 2008.

Wine & Cheese Train Party Will Keep The Gravy Train Going

Wine & Cheese Train 

Saturday, July 19 6:00p to 8:00pm


at Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, CO



Price: .00 In Advance, .00 At The Door, .00 Without Wine

Age Suitability: 21 and up

Join us for a private evening experience. Enjoy the gentle rock of the rails while you ride behind the historic #346 locomotive in a classic passenger car while you sample a variety of wines, cheese and hors d'oeuvres.
Live jazz is the background music as you stroll the grounds featuring our vintage locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses. Plus the Denver Garden Railway and Denver HO Club will be operating, but on a smaller scale.
And make your bid as the silent auction accentuates the night

All proceeds from this delightful evening go to the continued restoration of the engine #20.

Kutztown Festival Celebrates Pennsylvania Dutch Culture and Art

The week-long event is also where the whole family can learn about and enjoy Pennsylvania Dutch folk life.

“The Kutztown Festival is the perfect place to experience the culture, artistry and cuisine of the Pennsylvania Dutch,” said Mickey Rowley, deputy secretary of tourism in the Department of Community and Economic Development. “While being immersed in the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, visitors can choose a quilt from the largest selection available in the nation.

“And, with the festival just a day's drive for more than half of the U.S. population, this is a must-do for people looking for an affordable and unique getaway.”

The Kutztown Festival is and less than three hours from New York City and Washington, D.C.

Pennsylvania Dutch dialect and folklore will fill the Kutztown fairgrounds as blacksmithing, weaving, woodcarving and metalworking are demonstrated daily by more than 200 unique artisans.

Other highlights of the festival include:
— George Washington, portrayed by Carl Closs, and Benjamin Franklin,
portrayed by Dean Bennett, will entertain audiences as they reminisce
about the nation's history at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 28.
— Wine enthusiast can enjoy a sampling at the Pinnacle Ridge Winery
booth. Each year, a special festival commemorative wine is offered; a
number of other varieties available for tasting. Pinnacle Ridge
received multiple awards at the 2008 Pennsylvania Farm Show and
secured a silver and bronze medal at the 2007 Los Angeles
International Wine & Spirits Competition.
— Each day, craftsmen will demonstrate the timber-framing building
process and show how to raise a small frame. Timber-framing is a
historic building method that uses local timber to construct the
durable buildings commonly found on Pennsylvania German homesteads.

Zagat Releases New Chicago Restaurants Guide

The annual yum-fest known as the Taste of Chicago is blowing into the Windy City, and in the next two weeks, an estimated 3 million food lovers will sample the best bites in town. Thanks to Zagat's 2008/2009 Chicago Restaurants survey, released today, residents and visitors alike can get the lowdown on the best food the city has to offer either in book form or via ZAGAT.com or the award-winning mobile website, ZAGAT.mobi.

“Chicago's culinary scene is continuing to expand,” said Tim Zagat, co-founder of Zagat Survey. “From fresh fusions to small plates, chefs are raising the bar with unique menu offerings and adventurous food preparations.” Zagat recently served as a guest diner in the finale episode of Bravo's Top Chef Chicago, and along with his wife and Zagat Survey co-founder, Nina, will be present at the Taste of Chicago's opening ceremony.

The survey results, containing signature ratings and reviews of 1,089 eateries, are based on the experiences of more than 5,370 food-savvy residents. The guide also includes ratings and reviews of the best restaurants in Milwaukee.

On average, the Zagat surveyors dined out 3.1 meals per week; thus, this year's ratings and reviews are gleaned from roughly 860,000 annual meals worth of experience. Although the average meal cost in Chicago rose about 2% annually to $35.17, compared to $33.75 two years ago, 81% percent of Chicagoans say that they are eating out as much as or more than they did two years ago. Chicagoans are also tipping more than ever, giving 19.1%, which is slightly above the national average of 19%.

Favorites: The surveyors indicated that they enjoy new fusion and small plate menus, but by a 26% plurality prefer Italian food. American at 16%, French at 12% and Mexican and Japanese each at 11% followed as favorite cuisines.

Surveyors chose Wildfire, Frontera Grill and Tru as their top three most popular restaurants. Charlie Trotter's dropped from the number one favorite last year to the number four place, followed by Gibson's Steakhouse. As for food ratings, Alinea jumped from fifth place last year to first place. Tallgrass came in second, Carlos' third, Les Nomades fourth and Topolobampo fifth.

Newcomers: Among this year's newcomers, in order of food ranking, Old Town Brasserie came in first, followed by TABLE 52, Otom, Sepia, and Bluprint. In the works are venues from a number of celebrity chefs including Terrance Brennan, Alain Ducasse, Todd English, Gordon Ramsay, Joel Robuchon and Marcus Samuelsson.

The following list shows 2008's winners by cuisine type.

By Cuisines:

American (New) – Alinea Italian – Spiaggia
American (Trad.) – Kuma's Corner Japanese – sushi wabi
Asian (Misc.) – Le Lan Mediterranean – Avec
Barbecue – Smoque BBQ Mexican – Topolobampo
Cajun/Creole – Pappadeaux Middle Eastern – Noon-O-Kabab
Chinese – Lao Nuevo Latino – Nacional 27
Coffee Shop/Diner – Manny's Pizza – Spacca Napoli
Eclectic – Lula Seafood – Spring
French – Tallgrass Small Plates – Avec
French (Bistro) – Barrington Country Spanish/Tapas – Meson Sabika/ Tapas
Greek – Artopolis Valencia
Hot Dogs/Burgers – Hot Doug's Steakhouses – Joe's Seafood
Indian – India House Thai – Arun's
Vegetarian – Green Zebra

Not surprisingly, most of the above restaurants tend to be on the pricey side, however the guide also includes 80 best buys, led in order by Potbelly Sandwich, Superdawg, Hot Doug's, Hannah's Bretzel and Margie's Candies.

Greening and Health-Consciousness: Following a national pattern, 64% of Chicagoans indicate that they consider eating locally grown food to be important. Likewise, 65% say they are voting for more low-carb, low-fat, heart-healthy menu items. As for trans fats, 56% feel they should be banned entirely from restaurants' preparation. A majority are so concerned about issues of this kind, they are willing to “pay more” for food that is sustainably raised or organic.

Irritants: As elsewhere in the country, service is by far the biggest complaint among diners. In Chicago this year, 78% of surveyors cite service as the most irritating part of dining out, while cumulatively all other complaints, including noise, food, prices and traffic, amount to only 22% of complaints. Nina Zagat, Co-Chair of Zagat Survey says that service is clearly “the biggest problem facing the restaurant industry today.”

Milwaukee: Just a car ride across the Wisconsin border, Milwaukee's culinary scene is flourishing with unique, high-quality dining options. Residents voted Sanford's New American cuisine an all-around Top Food favorite while Ristorante Bartolotta, The Riversite, Dream Dance and Mangia followed closely behind. In a perfect trifecta, Sanford also received highest honors for Service and Decor.

The Guide in Detail

The guide features expansive ratings and reviews of the best restaurants in Chicago and Milwaukee, broken out by location, cuisine and special features, including Singles Scenes, Quick Bites, Outdoor Dining, Child-Friendly and Celebrity Chefs. The guide also contains useful neighborhood maps for both cities and a convenient wine chart.

The 2008/2009 Chicago Restaurants guide ($14.95) was edited by Alice Van Housen, Ann Christenson and Allison Lynn, and is available at bookstores and other retail outlets, through ZAGAT.com, or by calling 888/371-5440.

Hottest Networking Events for Women in Atlanta

Countdown to Kickoff by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and others

Starts: July 7th, 2008 at 8:00am
Ends: July 7th, 2008 at 5:00pm

Former University of Georgia football players Jon and Matt Stinchcomb will host the second annual Countdown to Kickoff. Prepare for the football season along with fellow Georgia alumni, and Bulldog fans can take part in a golf tournament, Dawg-themed auction and party, fan festival and autograph session. This fundraiser will benefit the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Transplant Foundation and the University of Georgia College of Education. The event provides opportunities for hundreds of Bulldog fans to meet more than 50 current and former UGA players.               678.514.1185       .


Vital Leadership Series by Women in Technology (WIT)

Starts: July 9th, 2008 at 7:00am
Ends: July 9th, 2008 at 9:00am

Leadership is crucial not only for professional success, but also personal. Join us for our July meeting as Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO of AT&T Mobility, will share his inspirational life story, from his arrival in America from Cuba at the age of 10 without family, friends, or knowledge of English, to becoming the CEO of one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. Maggiano's Buckhead 3368 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA

2nd Annual Awards Luncheon and Fundraiser by ProWomen.org


Starts: July 26th, 2008 at 8:00am
Ends: July 26th, 2008 at 4:00pm

For our July 26, 2008 Signature Event, we’ve planned a fun-filled day including Celebrity Challenge Tennis and Golf Tournaments for corporate and other professionals to network and learn or just have fun playing tennis or golf at the Chateau Élan Winery and Resort, just 45 minutes outside Atlanta off I-85. The day will kick off with four funtastic hours of golf or tennis if you choose or simply join us for a gourmet luncheon. Register online at www.ProWomen.org or call               866-943-5797        x 7015 for more information.

Maximize Corporate Asset Value through IP Strategy by IP Refinery


Starts: July 29th, 2008 at 8:30am
Ends: July 29th, 2008 at 1:00pm

Atlanta-based, women-owned IP Refinery presents a half day seminar on Maximizing Corporate Asset Value through Intellectual Property Business Strategy. The half-day seminar is designed specifically for investment professionals and executives who oversee one or more of corporate investment, business strategy, innovation processes, product development, and M&A activities. This is the first and only seminar revealing how IP strategy IS business strategy. Although others claim to show how to use patents for business, patents and other IP (such as trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets) remain in the hands of legal professionals, who, more often than not, treat IP as legal questions divorced from business reality.


Driving Success with a Quality Workforce by Toyota

Starts: July 31st, 2008 at 7:30am
Ends: July 31st, 2008 at 10:30am

Achieving success and profitability begins with recruiting, selecting, and retaining the right people to drive the engine of the business. HR executives will get an “under-the-hood” perspective on Toyota’s success in this arena at “The Toyota Culture: Driving Success with a Quality Workforce,” a complimentary breakfast presentation and business roundtable. Mike Hoseus, former Toyota Executive and Author of the best selling book Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way will be the keynote speaker. The event will be held at the Cobb Galleria and it is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please contact Dana Fox at dana_fox@adp.com or               678-683-9867        to register. The first 100 guests will receive a complimentary copy of The Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way signed by Hoseus.


Kids Helping Kids by The Marcus Institute

Starts: August 9th, 2008 at 9:30am
Ends: August 9th, 2008 at 12:00pm

Kids Helping Kids is a youth talent show benefiting The Marcus Institute. The event is being hosted by The Westminster Schools. Open auditions for children age four and up. Open auditions will be held July 12 and July 16 at The Marcus Institute, and finals will be held on August 9. The contest will have four age categories. Audition information, application, and all event details can be found on our website. marcus.org/news/events/2008/kids_helping.html


Taste of Asia by Georgia Restaurant Association

Starts: August 10th, 2008 at 8:00am
Ends: August 16th, 2008 at 9:00pm

Asian food sizzles in Atlanta this summer during a Taste of Asia this Aug. 10-16. Restaurants throughout the city, such as Silk, and Ludacris' hot new restaurant, Straits, will be featuring entertainment and special offers such as a three-course menu for $28. Casual dining restaurants will offer two dinners for a $28 value. Find the foodie in you during this week long celebration of Asian culture. A portion of the proceeds go to a culinary scholarship focusing on continuing the Asian culinary tradition. For more information and event locations, visit http://tasteofasiaweek.com.


Designed for a Purpose Fashion Show by Dress for Success Atlanta

Starts: August 17th, 2008 at 5:00pm
Ends: August 17th, 2008 at 7:00am

Fashionable Recycling: Dress for Success Atlanta is revealing its green side as it hosts its annual fashion show fundraiser event on August 17th at 5pm. In attempts to raise awareness for the organization and what they do this year designers have pushed their creative abilities to develop a new design ensemble from recycled material or clothing. At Dress for Success Atlanta, one woman’s business suit is purposefully recycled to aid another woman’s future. Please come out and join in an evening of sophisticated fashion, featuring special musical guests and an opportunity to win unbelievable prizes. Visit www.designedforapurpose.org to buy tickets or for more information. Tickets are available now for $30 general admission and $75 VIP.


Chopstix for Charity by NAAAP

Starts: August 18th, 2008 at 6:00pm
Ends: August 18th, 2008 at 11:00pm

The Atlanta chapter of National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP-Atlanta) is set to host the 10th annual Chopstix for Charity event, in conjunction to the NAAAP National Convention,at the beautiful SunTrust Atrium, two walking blocks from Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel, in Downtown Atlanta. The Phoenix, a mythical bird that rebirths itself as a stronger and more beautiful creature, will be the theme of this years gala representing a renewed and recharged spirit for the event. Chopstix for Charity will be celebrating 10 years of raising funds and awareness for the Asian-American Community. info@chopstixforcharity.org.


It's About Time by G-CAPP & IKEA

Starts: September 17th, 2008 at 6:00pm
Ends: September 17th, 2008 at 9:00pm

“It's About Time” For A Great Cause. Purchase one-of-a-kind art timepieces designed by celebrities such as Gladys Knight, Big Boi of Outkast, Tyler Perry of Madea, Martina Navratilova, India Arie and nationally known artists to support Jane Fonda’s Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP) during the “It’s About Time” charity auction and reception, September 17, 2008, from 6-9 p.m.at IKEA, 441 16th Street in Atlanta GA. Cost is $100 per ticket. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go towards G-CAPP’s Second Chance Homes Program, which provides homes throughout Georgia to young mothers with support to become self-sufficient parents.               404.475.6046        or www.gcapp.org


Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk by Kaiser Permanente

Starts: September 25th, 2008 at 7:00pm
Ends: September 25th, 2008 at 12:00am

Atlanta Woman is a proud supporting sponsor of the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk. Produced by U.S. Olympian and running expert Jeff Galloway through Phidippides Runners RRCA, the Kaiser Permanante Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program is a unique workplace organized fitness program that kicks off with the Get Active Atlanta Training Program, which includes a free 8-week training membership, and culiminates in a downtown Corporate 5K Run/Walk and Company Picnic. The Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk is designed to promote health, wellness and fitness among metro Atlanta companies and their employees. Designed to promote health and fitness among metro Atlanta companies and their employees, a portion of proceeds also benefits the Atlanta Braves Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. KPCorporaterunwalk.com


Men Stopping Violence Annual Awards Dinner by Men Stopping Violence

Starts: October 11th, 2008 at 8:00pm
Ends: October 11th, 2008 at 11:00pm

Men Stopping Violence will honor Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and George McKerrow Jr., philanthropist and restaurant entrepreneur, for their commitment to the work of ending violence against women. The Men Stopping Violence Annual Awards Dinner has become a traditional gathering for allies and supporters of this vital work. Tickets: $150-$200. The Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W. Atlanta, GA               404.270.9894        or menstoppingviolence.org.


Numbers Too Big To Ignore by Atlanta Women's Foundation

Starts: October 30th, 2008 at 11:30am
Ends: October 30th, 2008 at 2:00pm

The Atlanta Women’s Foundation believes that an investment in women and girls is an investment in healthy families and strong communities. We accomplish this by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations serving women and girls, developing leadership programs for women, educating the public on the challenges faced by women and girls, and advocating on their behalf. Your support of this event will ensure that women and girls have the tools they need to succeed in our community. numbers@atlantawomen.org or               404.577.5000        ext. 108


New Beginnings: A Photography Exhibit & Reception by Samaritan House of Atlanta

Starts: October 30th, 2008 at 6:00pm
Ends: October 30th, 2008 at 9:00pm

New Beginnings: The Story of Homelessness and Lives Transformed, is a pictorial journey of Atlanta’s homeless men and women from the streets to success. The event will also feature a silent auction, raffle, entertainment, food and beverages, and a short presentation about Samaritan House’s impact on homelessness in Atlanta. Through New Beginnings, Samaritan House hopes to heighten awareness of the issue of homelessness in Atlanta while demonstrating a sense of hope for the homeless population and the city of Atlanta. Proceeds from the event will help fund vital services offered to Samaritan House clients, including meals, case management, employment readiness training, transitional employment opportunities and Community Voice Mail. www.SamHouse.org