Event Calendar

Events for Friday, November 13, 2009

Instrumental Evening for the Earth
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Earth Day Coalition proudly presents the 12th Annual Instrumental Evening for the Earth. The black-tie optional fundraiser takes place on Friday, November 13, 2009 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm at the Westshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River.

World-Class Chamber Music: Daniel McKelway and Lembi Veskimets of the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra will be joined by additional orchestra members and friends for an intimate candle-lit concert.

Local and Organic Reception: Prior to the performance, guests will be treated to a gourmet assortment of hors d'oeuvres, desserts, coffee, wine and micro-brewed beer from area restaurants highlighting local, sustainable and organic foods. Confirmed catering sponsors include:
• Blue Point Grill
• Crop Bistro • Don's Lighthouse
• Green Planet Catering
• Great Lakes Brewing Company
• Gypsy Bean
• Sweet Melissa's
• Tartine Bistro
• Three Birds
• Whole Foods Markets.

Green Silent Auction: Bid on hundreds of unique auction items, services, vacations, and works of art from eco-conscious businesses, artists, and organizations.

Challenge Grant: The auction and reception will be followed by the Great Lakes Brewing Company Challenge. Funds raised during this exhilarating 15 minutes will be matched dollar-for-dollar by event sponsors. Current Challenge sponsors include Great Lakes Brewing Co. and North East Ohio Regional Sewer District.

Our Ecological Commitment: Earth Day Coalition is working very hard to make the evening’s celebration as people- and planet-friendly as possible. This year, we will again have a comprehensive recycling plan led by students at Garrett Morgan High School (only 2 small bags of unrecycled garbage were generated by over 350 guests at last year’s event!). Other elements of our commitment include the use of fully-compostable plates, cups, and other dinner-ware, the serving of wine from the world's only 100% solar-powered vineyard, and all power consumed during the event will be offset with wind energy credits.

Community Partners and Hosts include: WCLV 104.9 Classical FM. Balanced Living Magazine, Cleveland Scene, EcoWatch Journal, and The Cleveland Orchestra.
 This year’s event will be hosted by Bill O'Connell of WCLV 104.9 FM Radio, Rebecca Reynolds of Green Clean and Planet Green, and local artist and interactive media expert Ann Marie Bergman.

Seating is Limited: Walk-ins are welcome. Tickets are $75 per person. Register online at earthdaycoalition.org or call 216.281.6468.

If you would like to become a Challenge Grant Sponsor, join the Benefit Team, or Volunteer: Please contact Nick Swetye at 216.281.6468 x 231.

Location:
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
20401 Hilliard Blvd. (just off I-90 West)
Rocky River., OH 44116

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Lakewood Early Childhood PTA 's Annual Auction "Denim & Diamonds"
7:00 PM
Lakewood Early Childhood PTA is having its Annual Auction - Denim & Diamonds - on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Behind the Woods in Rocky River. There will be live and silent auctions, dinner, & a cash bar. Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased by sending a check payable to LECPTA, along with a SASE, to 2009 LECPTA Auction, 1200 Andrews Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. More information can be found at www.lecpta.com or by contacting dbgilliland@yahoo.com Come out and support a great community organization!
Location:
Behind the Woods, Rocky River
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Virginia Marti College Foundation - The Art of Design for 09
7:00 PM
This second annual fundraiser includes a silent auction, dinner, & fashion show.
Featuring: Fashion Show commentary provided by fashion writer Evelyn Theiss from the Plain Dealer.
Guest Speakers include Jeffrey Paul, President and founder of the non-profit "Wigs for Kids"; VMCAD Alumnus Hector Vega; and a fashion show brought to you by students and alumni of Virginia Marti College of Art & Design.

The Virginia Marti College Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization supported by private donors, local businesses and foundations.
Location:
Embassy Suites
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.
Independence, Ohio

For tickets contact 221-8584.
John Fisher: Contemporary Christian Benefit Concert: Winchester
9:00 PM
John Fischer's career spans over thirty-five years, first as a singer / songwriter, recording artist and pioneer of the 1970's Jesus Music Movement that swept the Nation, then as a best-selling author, and currently as a popular speaker at conferences, retreats, churches and colleges / universities nationally. This is his first ever concert performance in Cleveland! This concert is a benefit for Liberation UCC. Tickets are $20.00. For more information call 216-521- 5556.
Location:
THE WINCHESTER TAVERN
11212 MADISON ROAD
Lakewood, OH 44107
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Neon Tongues, Buckets of Bile, Potato Chips, Beardo Bandini
9:00 PM
Neon Tongues (Cle)
http://www.myspace.com/neontongues

Buckets of Bile (Brooklyn)
http://www.myspace.com/bucketsofbile

Potato Chips (Brooklyn)
http://www.myspace.com/ppotatochips

Beardo Bandini (Cle)
http://www.myspace.com/199069478
Location:
bela dubby
13321 Madison Ave
Lakewood, Oh 44107
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