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Full House @ Coalhouse for NEBCO Dinner to Benefit Bennett Cancer Center

8 Oct

Coalhouse New England Brewing Dinner Diners

There are lots of surreal moments that we remember. One of the most recent was rolling up to Coalhouse Pizza on Monday and hearing the DJ on 95.9 talk about the dinner we were headed to. WHAT? A shout out to Coalhouse Pizza and New England Brewing coming together to raise vital funds for the Bennett Cancer Center! Hours later, after a sprawling, decadent, and pourworthy dinner, attendees had raised a total of $1,200!

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This Sunday: Sustainable Food + Farm Expo 2014 to Benefit Audubon Greenwich

3 Mar

A few months back, we checked out Audubon Greenwich for the first time with our friend Julia.  The purpose of our visit?  Their annual Hawkwatch Festival & Green Bazaar!  Not only did we get to see lots of birds of prey and hawks as part of a demo given by Bill Robinson, but we also learned some tips for identifying different hawks and birds as they pass by.  Believe it or not, they have people actively watching the skies at Audubon Greenwich to keep tallies on how many of different kinds of birds, hawks, eagles, vultures, and other species pass through Greenwich.  The culmination of the day was watching the Audubon staff release a hawk they had rehabilitated be released.  They threw him off the balcony of their main building and at first he was a bit unsteady, but then he suddenly burst out, flying away, twisting in loops as he discovered he was better and free.

facebook_1963797133This is just a tiny portion of the great work, education, and activities that Audubon Greenwich has to offer, so helping them to keep doing this great stuff is important.  Well, we’re happy to share how easy it will be to help out this Sunday, March 9, from 10-5 pm!  At that time you can attend the Sustainable Food & Farm Expo co-hosted with Fairfield Green Food Guide, costing $15 per person, $20 per couple, or $25 per family.  Profits from this day will go right to the Audubon Greenwich, so click right over and get your tickets now!

Now, what will you get with admission?

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Sweet News: Chocolate, Dessert, + Wine Lover’s Night to Benefit Shelter for the Homeless

23 Jan

Chocolate Dessert and Wine Lovers Evening Stamford 2014

You know it’s just about Valentine’s Day when you start to hear about the annual Chocolate, Dessert, & Wine Lover’s Evening that benefits the Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford.

Woah woah woah…you just said three of my favorite words.  All three of those together in one massively awesome event? Wait, tell me more!  

Okay, sure:

First up, it all goes down on 2/6/14 from 6-9 pm at the Stamford Marriott and tickets are $50 in advance (purchase them here) or $60 after February 3.  Good news, too:  100% of the tickets sold go directly to the Shelter for the Homeless.  This annual event is always a major fundraiser and with the crazy temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately, those without a home need the help even more.

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Fine Food for a Cause: Benefit Dinner for Stamford YMCA and Children’s Health

15 Jan

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As adults, we can pick and choose what kind of food we’d like to eat. Maybe we eat healthy all week, but decide to treat ourselves once a week. Or, maybe we get a few quick take out meals because we’re just so busy. But, there are plenty of people in the world and even here in Fairfield County who don’t have much of a choice.  Time after time, studies have shown that lower-income families often purchase unhealthy food because it’s cheaper, easier to access, and keeps everybody in the family fed.  Unfortunately, these fatty, processed, and preservative laden foods lead to obesity and major health problems.  And, nowhere is this more seen than with children who are growing, developing, and are incredibly susceptible to obesity.

Lots of people have taken stands on this issue such as Michel Nischan of Wholesome Wave who fought tirelessly to let food stamps work (and work better) at farmers’ markets. Lawmakers, too, are taking steps to kill off trans fats, and make school lunches healthier too.  And, there is also a group of people, restaurants, and organizations that are coming together to help out locally, too. You can be a part of this just by simply attending Fine Food for a Cause at the Palace Theatre in Downtown Stamford on 1/27 starting at 6:30. The night of music, food, awards, a live auction, and celebrity guest appearances all will be in place to help raise money for the Stamford YMCA. With the money raised they will bolster their youth development and healthy living programs and build a youth/teen wing.  The center of this new extension to the YMCA will be a teaching kitchen that will be used to help teach healthy and nutritional cooking techniques and recipes to teenagers and families.

Tickets for Fine Food for a Cause are $150. And there are different levels of sponsorship for individuals and businesses, too, if you’d really like to get more involved.

Now, onto the night itself…

We’ll be there and we hope to see you there, too.  Even if you can’t make it, consider a donation or helping out with a sponsorship.

Fine Food for a Cause

Date: 1/27/14

Time: 6:30 pm

Place: The Palace Theatre

Address: 61 Atlantic Street

                 Stamford, CT

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