Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrates National Donut Day With Free Donuts Dunkin’ Donuts’ sweet celebration June 2 offers guests in Los Angeles a free classic donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage

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National Donut Day is Friday, June 2, and donut devotees can rejoice by ringing in the holiday at Dunkin’ Donuts with a free classic donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day on June 2 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

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Along with Dunkin’ Donuts’ popular classic donuts, guests can try two new donut varieties featuring fun and colorful new sprinkle toppings. The Vanilla Cake Batter Donut features vanilla-flavored cake batter filling, frosted with chocolate icing and topped with confetti sprinkles, while the Dunkin’ Donuts Sprinkles Donut is frosted with white icing and topped with pink and orange sprinkles shaped like the brand’s iconic “DD” logo. Both are available now through the summer at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

 

National Donut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June. Dunkin’ Donuts has been serving guests signature donuts for 67 years. As the #1 retailer of donuts in America, the company sells 2.8 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats annually worldwide.

WHEN:        Friday, June 2, 2017

WHERE:     Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the Los Angeles area.

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About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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Aquarium’s Great Hall To Fill With Music For Long Beach Chorale’s Summer Concert Set sail with a program drawn from the stage featuring seafaring songs from Mozart, Gilbert & Sullivan, and more on June 4

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will host the Long Beach Chorale for a summer evening concert on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The chorale will perform nautical and seafaring-themed music from the stage in a program titled “Pirates and Pilgrims and Sailors—Oh, My!”

 

Led by guest conductor Matthew Martinez, the Long Beach Chorale will perform in the Aquarium’s Great Hall in front of the three-story Honda Blue Cavern exhibit. The musical selections highlighting journeys, voyages, and discovery are drawn from the world of theater, from the operas of Mozart to Gilbert and Sullivan and Dame Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers.

 

The concert is part of the Aquarium’s ongoing efforts to feature the visual and performing arts as a way for the public to connect with the ocean. In addition to performing at the Aquarium’s grand opening celebration in 1998, the Long Beach Chorale has held two summer concerts at the Aquarium in 2014 and 2016.

 

WHEN:           Sunday, June 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

 

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

 

COST:            $30 for adults, $18 for students with ID ($25 for Aquarium member adults, $15 for Aquarium member children/students)

 

INFO:              562-590-3100 or visit http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/earth_day_celebration/

 

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and

the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and opening May 26—the new FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing, Our Water Future, and Archerfish exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers, and the 2016 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.

Credit: Photo Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific.

Experience A Night Of Orchestral Music At The Aquarium Of The Pacific By MUSIQUE SUR LA MER

Musique Sur La Mer plays at The Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach on Sunday, March  5, 2017.(Photo by Joshua Sudock, Musique Sur La Mer)

The Aquarium of the Pacific invites the public to a musical evening of pops music and food to celebrate the ocean with the Musique Sur La Mer string orchestra under the direction of Marcy Sudock. Among the pieces performed will be Pacific Visions, an original composition for a string orchestra commissioned by Dennis and Suzanne Poulsen to celebrate the Aquarium’s expansion of the same name.

 

Musique Sur La Mer Orchestra (MSLMO) was founded in 2001 by music director, conductor and violinist, Marcy A. Sudock. Their mission is to empower musicians, serve humanity and create peace through the international language of music aimed to work hand in hand with strong ethics, responsibility, musicality, education, passion, and commitment.

 

Locally based in the Long Beach/Seal Beach area of Southern California, MSLMO performs locally and travels extensively around the globe performing concerts that aim to inspire and sustain, raising money for charities. MSLMO performed in London in the Amaryllis-Flemming Concert Hall of the Royal College of Music as the American tribute in honor of the wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton and in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Musique Sur La Mer Orchestras have performed for sold out audiences in Vienna’s Musikverien-Saal (Austria), the Royal Cathedral of Monaco (Monaco), the Esterhazy Palace (Austria), the Salzburg Cathedral (Austria), the Sydney Opera House (Australia), the Teatro Nacional (Costa Rica), and the Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA).

 

WHEN:           Thursday, June 1, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802

 

COST:            Tickets are $50 per person, includes dinner. Reservations required by May 28.

 

INFO:              (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/musique_sur_la_mer/

 

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific:  The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and

the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and opening May 26—the new FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing, Our Water Future, and Archerfish exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers, and the 2016 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.

Photo Credit: Photo provided Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific.

Queen Mary Honors Servicemen with WWII Salute and Patriotic Air Show: Free Admission and Public Event – June 1

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The Queen Mary continues a lifetime of public service this Memorial Day with an impressive salute to those of the Greatest Generation having served in WWII. A highlight of the day’s events will be a ‘WARBIRD’ Fly-over and aerial demonstration above the ship.

 

The June 1st WWII Salute serves as a timely reminder of a crucially significant period in history and those who lived it. The Queen Mary served as a troopship during WWII. With the nickname ‘Grey Ghost” she safely ferried over 800,000 Allied personnel to war fronts across the globe. Nazi U-boat Commanders desperately sought to collect the bounty placed on the Queen Mary; none came close. The Memorial Day program is part of the Queen Mary’s ongoing Community Service Salon Series.

 

Joining war re-enactors and others on the ship that day will be “War Dog” – a restored North American AT-6/SNJ WWII trainer piloted by longtime aviator, John Collver. The AT-6 was central to most air combat training programs and this magnificent restored plane will perform its combat ballet at 5:30PM just a few hundred feet above the Queen Mary’s decks. At over 200MPH – the sound of a war-bird passing hard and fast overhead is something to hear and feel!

 

The Queen’s Salon, where Bob Hope once debuted his wartime comedy routines, will host WWII re-enactors, present historic memorabilia displays and Queen Mary WWII video screenings. Guests can interact with The California Historical Group as they roam the ship outfitted in WWII uniforms or enjoy the popular tunes of the 30s and 40s brought to life by swing dancers and vocalists performing on the Verandah Deck.

 

Admission to the ship and WWII Salute will be complimentary after 3PM on June 1. Queen’s Salon activities run 3PM-8PM, Musical Acts from 3:30PM-7:30PM and Airshow at 5:30PM. Glory Days Tour and new 4D Theater Movie will be $5. Parking $10 after 3PM.  Cash bar and food concessions will be available for purchase on the Promenade Deck.

 

For More Details, Visit: https://www.queenmary.com/events/monthly-ship-events/

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Royal Machines featuring Mark McGrath and Dave Navarro Rock The Queen Queen Mary’s Rock the Queen Featuring iHeartMedia’s ALT 98.7 FM’s The Woody Show Fiesta Returns Saturday, June 3

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The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back Rock The Queen, featuring some of the 90s top alternative rock in concert from 4 – 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. The head-banging music festival will bring top rock artists to Long Beach with performances from Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, Eve 6 and the Royal Machines featuring Dave Navarro, Mark McGrath, Billy Morrison, Donovan Leitch, Chris Chaney and Josh Freese. As iHeartMedia’s ALT 98.7 FM’s The Woody Show hosts their Woody Show Fiesta at Rock the Queen, festival goers will experience a day of fun in the sun with incredible live music, food, multiple bars, retail vendors, merchandise, DJ’s, and more.

 

Rock The Queen featuring ALT 98.7 FM’s The Woody Show Fiesta features an unprecedented music lineup. Headlining hard rock super groupRoyal Machines, features Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) on lead vocals and Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) on lead guitar with Billy Morrison (The Cult), Donovan Leitch, Jr. (Camp Freddy), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), and Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo) joining the band. Artists Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors and Eve 6 will also take the stage for an all-star musical lineup.

 

Concert goers will have an opportunity to see ALT 98.7 FM’s famed radio DJs, Woody, Ravey, Greg and Menace as they host the entire concert with their 3rd annual The Woody Show Fiesta at Rock the Queen.

 

“We’re thrilled to partner with The Woody Show Fiesta for the return of Rock The Queen,” said Steve Sheldon, Director of Events and Entertainment at the Queen Mary. “Rocking-out with Royal Machines and the Woody Show in front of the legendary Queen Mary could be the perfect way to kick-off summer.”

 
Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 21 starting at $39 (standing only). General admission seating is $49. VIP tickets are also available at $69 for VIP seating and $99 for VIP PIT. VIP tickets include priority entrance, access to a private bar and two drink tickets. VIP and Cabanas are available. Rock The Queen is from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.on Saturday, June 3. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Queenmary.com.

 

Credit: The Queen Mary.

Whole Foods Market celebrates National Hamburger Day with deal on vegan patties from Beyond Meat

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Whole Foods Market is celebrating National Hamburger Day on May 28 with a deal on plant-based burger patties from cult favorite, Beyond Meat. For one day only, customers can get two packages of Beyond Meat’s The Beyond Burger for $9. Each package contains two patties.

Beyond Meat is a plant-based protein source that replaces animal protein with plant protein from peas and other vegetables. The Beyond Burger is the brand’s burger patty and the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks and tastes like fresh ground beef.  Fans love how the beets in the recipe give the burger the texture and appearance of a traditional “bleeding” meat burger when cooked.

Beyond Meat is a Los Angeles-based company founded in 2009 by CEO Ethan Brown. Beyond Meat’s products became available nationwide at Whole Foods Market stores in 2013, and has been a favorite among vegans and meat-eaters alike because of the unique flavor and texture that deliver a truly meaty experience

The offer is valid on May 28, 2017 while supplies last. No rain checks. States that do not carry Beyond Meat can still save on plant-based burger options with $2.00 off Field Roast Meatless Burger (TN, NC, GA, AL, GA, SC, MS) or $1.50 off Sweet Earth Veggie Burger (CA, NV).

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Best holiday destinations in Europe for families

Are you planning for a holiday? How about Europe? There are so many destinations in the continent apt for a family vacation. Choose the one as per your budget and likings.

Are you planning a holiday or a vacation with your family this summer? If so, Europe can be one of the finest options to consider. Europe is a favorite holiday destination among the tourists from all over the world. There are spots in the continent that seems apt for holidaying with your family members, including children.

While you are visiting Europe, see if you’re eligible for the European Health Insurance Card is an important element to consider for more info on this click here to find out more. This is helpful when you fall sick in a foreign land and require medical attention at the earliest.

The article highlights the top five holiday destinations in Europe that is considered apt for families.

London

For a long time, London is considered as the top most holiday destinations in Europe for families. The city is the greatest example of the amalgamation of the tradition with the contemporary. The best part about the city is that there is something for everyone. You and your children will be mesmerized with the spots like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, British Museum, Piccadilly Circus and so many other spots.

Rome

If you have considered Rome as the next holiday destination with your family, you and your children can create so many memories together as you visit the world famous historical Colosseum and the Pantheon. There are several museums that are kid friendly and there are piazzas or public places tp roam and enjoy gelatos. Basically, it can be said that Rome isana educational city to explore at any age.

Paris

The city is known for its beautiful tourist spots and the name itself brings so much of excitement and thrill. Paris is popular for its iconic historical landmarks that the kids will love to explore and have an enriching and fun filled vacation. Centre Pompidou and Jardin de Luxembourg along with the City of Light are a must visit. Furthermore, visiting Eiffel Tower, especially in the evening is simply jawdropping to watch.

Edinburgh

If you are travelling to the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburg with your family, perhaps visiting in the month of August is the best idea. During the month, the Annual Edinburg Festival takes place in the city. Your kids will simply enjoy every bit of it. They can even try their feet at the traditional bagpipe tunes and have the best of the moments. The ancient Edinburg Castle is also an attraction of noteworthy.

Spain

The beautiful countryside alongside the warm sunny weather and the kid friendly beaches make Spain one of the perfect destinations for enjoying family vacations. There are so many different activities to get indulged in that the kids won’t get bored at all. Mountain biking is one of the popular sports loved by the biking enthusiasts. You can accompany your little one and explore the towns and cities of the country on bikes. This is an excellent way of creating memories and having fun.

 

 

 

The Habit Burger Grill Cooks Up “Charburger Challenge” for National Burger Month

May is National Burger Month and this year, The Habit Burger Grill is challenging burger lovers to get creative and celebrate their favorite charburger through their social media contest, ‘Charburger Challenge.’

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Photo: A delicious cheeseburger from the Habit.

Beginning May 1, The Habit will encourage guests to take their best category-inspired photos and share on social media using the hashtag, #CharburgerChallenge. The weekly categories are:

Week 1

May 1 – May 7: ‘Me and My Charburger’– when the only thing that matters in this moment is America’s Best Tasting Burger. Share the moment.

 

Week 2

May 8 – May 14‘Start Your Habit Early’– We love our little Habit fans! Snap the cutest picture of your favorite little Charburger lover with their go-to Habit order.

 

Week 3

May 15 – May 21‘Perfect Pairing’– Who is your Charburger’s BFF? Share your favorite Habit sides with your Charburger.

 

Week 4

May 22 – May 28‘Habit Your Way’ – Custom-built and made-to-order. Show us what makes your Charburger the best in all the land?

 

At the end of each week, one winner will be selected from participants to win a $100 gift card to The Habit. Weekly winners will then be entered into the grand prize contest where fans will vote on their favorite photo during the week of May 29- June 1. The grand prize winner will be awarded a $200 Habit Gift Card and exclusive Habit merchandise.

 

For more information and detailed contest rules on the ‘Charburger Challenge,’ click here.

The Habit is known for its award-winning Charburger which features 100% fresh, never frozen ground beef grilled over an open flame and topped with melted cheese, caramelized onions, pickles, fresh tomato, crisp lettuce, and mayo served on a toasted bun. Their restaurants have been serving the Best Tasting Burger in America exactly this way since the first Habit opened in 1969.

Connect with The Habit on social media at facebook.com/habitburgerinstagram.com/habitburgergrilltwitter.com/habitburger and youtube.com/habittube. 

About The Habit Burger Grill

The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh hand-cut salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. The first Habit Burger Grill opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969 and has since grown to more than 175 restaurants in 16 markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.

Self Disclosure: I received a free gift card to feature. Info was provided.