Posts Tagged ‘charity events’

Enjoy a Night of Swingerhead for Give Kids The World

Michael Andrew and Swingerhead at the House of Blues Orlando to benefit Give Kids the WorldWhether you enjoy great classic dance music (I’m talking swing, jazz and jump blues) or just like supporting locally-based charities, you’ll want to mark your calendars for December 21st, 2008.

That’s when the stage at the House of Blues will be taken over by Michael Andrew and Swingerhead for a night of great music to benefit Give Kids The World.

For only $17.50 a person, you can groove to Andrew & co. performing tributes to Bobby Darrin and Frank Sinatra and a healthy dose of their own originals, including tunes off their Christmas cd.

Each ticket purchased also enters you into a drawing to win to win a great door prize: a one-night stay in a harbor-view room at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club and EIGHT one-day Park Hopper Passes.

100% of the proceeds from ticket sales goes to Give Kids The World, a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. You can pick up yours at the House of Blues box office, or online at www.hob.com/orlando. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm.

Wanna Go To Prom with Mel Taylor?

Orlando Frosty Ball with Mel Taylor Bad Girls ClubMost people know radio DJ Mel Taylor as one of the voices on WJRR, but she also spears a charitable organization called Mel’s Bad Girls Club (MBGC), that aims to raise money for other charities by having fun events and fundraising activities.

This Friday, December 5th, MBGC is holding an event called The Frosty Ball, which is being billed as a sort of Christmas prom. Originally, tickets were $25 a piece, with proceeds going to B.A.S.E. Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation. But in hopes of drawing a bigger audience and more money for the charity, Mel is now offering tickets to the event in exchange for any kind of donation. A portion of the bar sales will also benefit Base Camp.

The event is being held at the City Arts Factory (located at 29 S. Orange Ave; corner of Orange and Pine downtown), and in addition to partying with Mel and her gang, you can enjoy a silent auction, a raffle with some great prizes, a dj spinning some great tunes all night and take in an art show also put on by MBGC until 11pm, featuring over 29 different female artists and Base Camp patients.

Since this is a prom, they do request you wear some kind of semi-formal/business/cocktail attire (in other words, please make an effort and don’t just slip on a t-shirt and ripped jeans). Doors open at 8:30pm and the party will go on until they kick y’all out.

For more information, visit MBGC’s official website or MySpace page.

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