BLAINESWORLD #857

Section 2, part 2

(1) Lisa Z. in PA (with a REQUEST FOR HELP): Friends of my cousin have put together a fundraiser for him after he was badly burned in an electrical accident last month. He is being treated at Temple Burn Center. He has a long road ahead of him with continued surgeries and many months in the hospital. Please check out the site Friends of Billy Greene if you can make it to the benefit or donate to this cause. It will take place Sunday, March 10th from 4pm to 8pm at the Local 420 Union Hall (14420 Townsend Rd, Philadelphia). $25 per person – children under 10 are free – tickets can be purchased at the door. If you can’t participate, that’s okay, but please keep Billy in your prayers / well wishes. Thanks.

If you can’t make the event and wish to make a donation, please click:
http://friendsofbillygreene.com/

And here’s a link to an article about the fire. It was in the news, but we didn’t know until the following day that it was my cousin.
http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/bensalem/fire-marshal-carpet-store-worker-saved-burning-man-s-life/article_822c307e-47e3-52f5-a301-e889b178faf3.html

(2) Jim F. in PA: Looking good (at the SART fundraiser)!!!

(3) Steve D. in CT: After receiving the security telephone call and hanging up at least 25 times, yesterday, I listened to the end and pressed 9 – Oh well! Your advice was timely, just one day late.

(4) Brad M. in NC: I just figured out who you remind me of-Forest Gump! You are everywhere doing everything!

My two cents: Thanks, I think. I also get Brad Pitt a lot because of his right ear lobe. Check it the next time you see him on screen. And I sometimes get Will Smith because we’re both sooooo tall!

(5) Ingrid S. in PA: The computer tip was really helpful, and I learned a bit more about social media. While I do have the privacy settings in place on FB, I didn’t realize the information that still can be tracked. Thanks for sharing.

(6) Natalie K. in PA: Enjoyed your newsletter as always.  Wanted to let you know the scam about security systems is here in PA.  I was called and offered the free security system but I knew it was too good to be true.  They have also put cards on doors about this.  Glad to find out it’s a scam.  Thanks for the warning.  Also appreciated the article on Facebook security.  Keep em coming.
(7) Roger C. in PA: This issue of the Newsletter is exceptional.  I love all the graphics.  The little girl dancing with the sculpture is precious.  The video of the South Korean Les Mis is wonderful and the New song by Steve Martin is fab.      Thanks for doing all the work to entertain and amuse.     YOu are the best!   
(8) MaryEllen M. in NJ: Read you comments on Rooney Mara and just to remind you, she was the lead in the recent Girl with the Golden Tattoo. Love reading each issue.
(9) Vilasi V. in NJ: I didn’t know you were a Harry Bosch fan too. :-). It defintely could be a movie.
(10) Dave Allen Photography (with a REQUEST FOR HELP):  Last day to vote! I entered my Autumn at Dry Falls photo in this waterfall photo contest and could use your help if you haven’t voted yet! My photo will be featured in Blue Ridge Country Magazine if I win! Thanks for taking a second to click y’all, I appreciate you! 🙂

http://www.woobox.com/mm8232/vote/for/244853

(11) Robin S. in PA: Here’s a book I highly recommend for all those still looking: Calling In “The One” by Katherine Woodward Thomas

http://www.amazon.com/Calling-One-Weeks-Attract-Love/dp/1400049296

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Section 12A, NC events

(3) Asheville Vaudeville March Show

March 9 at 7:30pm
(4)  2nd Annual Asheville Talent Slam

CASH PRIZES will be awarded: $500 for first place, $300 for second place, $200 for third place, plus $50 Gift Certificates for 4th, 5th, and 6th Place.
This is a very exciting contest (similar to America’s Got Talent and X Factor), bringing together a wonderful diversity of many unique local acts—magic, jazz, broadway showstoppers, jugglers, and much more, all getting great regional exposure by showcasing their abilities.
Note: I went to it last year and found it to be very entertaining. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.
When: Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: Jubilee, 46 Wall Street, Asheville
Proceeds to benefit Eblen Charities, along with funding for Saute (a non-profit community cafe).
For information on how to register as a contestant, purchase tickets, etc., pleae click:
http://bioflyer.wordpress.com/asheville-sing-slam/
(5) Terri Long Landscape DesignAs thoughts turn to spring, this is a great time to think about your landscape in all seasons. You can still see where it may need improvement and use these ideas in your spring planning.

Join me next Tuesday, March 5, at Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville, NC from 3-4:30. I’ll present ways to design and improve your landscape for four seasons of interest.
http://www.BullingtonGardens.org/new/?page_id=6

(6) Jazz Up Your Weekend

at the
Asheville Choral Society Winter Concert
“A Night to Remember”

Friday, March 1 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 2 at 4:00 PM

Central United Methodist Church
27 Church Street in downtown Asheville

Just Announced! The 100 + singers of the Asheville Choral Society will be joined by members of the phenomenal Hard Bop Explosion.
Bill Bares – piano
Justin Ray – trumpet
Jacob Rodriguez – saxophone
James Simmons  – bass
Matthew Richmond – drums
(7) The public is invited to join Leadership Asheville alumni and other community leaders for MASQUERADE 2013: The Many Faces of Leadership. Leadership Asheville’s annual fundraising gala, MASQUERADE 2013 will be held at the Grove Park Inn Country Club on Saturday, April 6, 2013 beginning at 6:30pm. Entertainment will include live music, dancing, a silent auction, surprise live auction, local beer and wine, and networking with up to 250 Leadership Asheville supporters. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served by the Grove Park Inn. Masks are encouraged, but not required.
To purchase tickets, please click:
(8) Theatre Obscura presents “The House of Yes” by Wendy MacLeod at BeBe Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. on February 22-23 & March 1-2. Tickets at the door are $15 and cash only. Reservations are encouraged and may be made via theatreobscura@gmail.com or (828) 351-4358.INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday, February 22
Saturday, February 23
Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 2Directed by Jeremy Brett Carter; Featuring Joseph Barcia, Courtney DeGennaro, Sean David Robinson, Greta Trautmann and Alison Young.
Note: I saw this production. It’s both interesting and well-acted and if tickets remain, my recommendation is that you do catch it if you can.

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Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) Jonie D. in PA: Chic & I are in the ensemble for the Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre’s production of the Musical Comedy Whodunit “CURTAINS”.  We would love for you to come see the show.
WHEN:  April 12, 13, 19 & 20
WHERE: Neshaminy High School, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA 19047
ALL SEATS GENERAL ADMISSION-NO RESERVED SEATING
ADULT $20.00    *Adult tickets purchased on or before April 1, 2013 are $18
STUDENTS under 18  $15
If you are interested in putting an ad in the show’s Program, please let me know and I will be happy to send you the ad form. The purpose of the NVMT is to grant scholarships to students who will be furthering their educations in the fine or performing arts.
(2) Dr. Helen Caldicott – Presentation and Book Signing on Friday, March 15 from 7:00-9:00 pm in Philadelphia, PA. Free and Open to the Public. Dr. Helen Caldicott is the former President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a Nobel Peace Laureate. She electrified the audience when she spoke at the CFPA’s founding Conference. Available for purchase: Dr. Caldicott will autograph her recently published book, Loving This Planet.   
Friends Center
1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

For driving and public transportation info, click here
Free and Open to the Public, reservations requested

RSVP by clicking here and using the Register section at the bottom
 
(3) Please join Mayor Yaede, the Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission & local professionals for an evening of informal networking and appetizers. A cash bar will be available. We are excited tointroduce “Networking with Mayor Yaede” as a new quarterly event in our Hamilton Business Development Series.Tuesday March 5, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Villa Romanza Ristorante
429 Route 156
Hamilton, NJ 08620For Additional Information Please Contact John Strycharz at 609.638.7580 or
Harold Laudien at 732.715.5757
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