November is a time to give thanks and give back! The Event Team is proud to be involved in several philanthropic projects this fall & holiday season. Check out these great ways to give back throughout our region & let us know how you plan to get your do-gooding on, either individually or with your company!
Trick or Suite: Last week The Event Team participated for the third straight year in Embassy Suite’s Trick or Suite event. The event benefitted the children of St. Vincent de Paul, Starlight Foundation, and Polinsky Center. This year, we decorated our suite with an “Under the Sea” theme. Shout out to Jenny, Ciera and Romy on our sales team for making this event a success! Check out more photos here!
Home Start: Every year The Event Team “adopts” a local family during the holiday season. It is so heartwarming to pitch in as a team and work together to help the family have a great Christmas. And the handmade thank-you cards we receive from the kids every year are a wonderful added perk! If you’re interested in adopting a family, contact Home Start today!
Toys for Tots: Another annual tradition for The Event Team is hosting a Toy Drive at our holiday party! This year, we are hosting the festivities at 57 Degrees, and as usual, local marines will be on hand to collect your donations of new, unwrapped toys. Click here to find out how to have Toys for Tots come to your event!
We wish you all a safe and fun holiday season of giving! Here’s what’s going on around town this month:
November 2: Do the Time Warp down to the Old Globe for a live performance of the cult hit that is The Rocky Horror Show. http://www.theoldglobe.org/
November 3: The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego promises a Phenomenal TNT (Thursday Night Thing) filled with California Light, Space, Surface—and of course music, drinks, and hands-on art. http://www.mcasd.org/index.php
November 4: Wine your way to The Butcher Shop Steakhouse to sip and sup at Clairemont Uncorked, a community tasting event. Then, spend the rest of the week soaked in suds at a bevy of brewery events for San Diego Beer Week, through November 11. http://www.clairemontuncorked.com/
November 5: It’s the most fun you can have on two wheels: Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast takes cyclists 7, 15, 25, 50, or 100 miles up the coast to the Oceanside Pier, where food, beer, and music await. http://bikethecoast.eventmediainc.com/
November 5-6: More than 30 Temecula Valley wineries celebrate the season with food and wine samplings during the Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend. http://www.temeculawines.org/events/index.php?events_id=16
November 6: Free street fairs are in full swing as history buffs step back in time at the Gaslamp Quarter’s Fall Back Festival, while North County shoppers stroll the sales and sample the food at the Carlsbad Village Faire. http://www.gaslamp.org/fall-back-festival http://www.carlsbad.org/products/productList.aspx?uid=27-109
November 9: La Jolla Strip Club gets you over the hump with indulgent happy hour Manicures and Martinis in its private Champagne Room. http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/menu-restaurants/la-jolla-strip-club/
November 10: Who says beer is for boys? Certainly not Stone Brewing Co., which schools beer-loving ladies at Beer U: Introducing Barley’s Angels. http://www.stonebrew.com/calendar/default.asp?intEventsID=1815#1815
November 11: San Diego salutes its servicemen and women at the Veterans Day Parade and patriotic celebrations at the Midway Museum. http://www.sdvetparade.org/
November 13: Feel the rush as you cross the finish line at the Silver Strand Half Marathon. http://www.sdhalfmarathon.com/
November 14: Gorge your way through Little Italy as you sample budget-friendly bites on this month’s Grub Sprawl. http://grubsprawl.com/
November 16:The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an oenophile’s fantasy: five days filled with wine dinners, tastings, celebrity chefs, and cooking classes. http://www.worldofwineevents.com/
November 19: ’Tis the season for Dr. Seuss, as the Old Globe welcomes back holiday favorite How the Grinch Stole Christmas. http://www.theoldglobe.org/tickets/production.aspx?PID=6791
November 20: The 65th annual Mother Goose Parade, the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi, hits the streets of El Cajon. http://www.mothergooseparade.org/mgp/
November 20: The name has changed, but the coastal holiday feel is the same at the Encinitas Fall Festival shopping bazaar and street fair. http://www.encinitas101.com/events/fall-festival/
November 23:San Diego jazzes itself up every Thanksgiving as the Dixieland Jazz Festival rolls into town with five days of foot-tapping tunes. http://www.dixielandjazzfestival.org/
November 26: Christmas comes early for fans of sultry songsters as the Chris Isaak Christmas Show seduces audiences at the Belly Up. http://www.bellyup.com/show/detail/47626