The Queen Mary’s 13th Annual Art Deco Festival Returns for a Weekend of Vintage Entertainment Spectacular live music, dancing, drinks, parties, food, history, and more onboard The Queen Mary August 19 -20

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Pack your vintage duds and dust off your dapper suits for the Queen Mary’s 13th annual Art Deco Festival returning to the majestic ship August 19 – 20, 2017. Produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles Art Deco Society, the Queen Mary invites attendees to come aboard and drink, dine, dance, and discover the opulence of this by-gone era immersed among the largest Art Deco collection in the World.

 

The 2-day festival celebrates the artistic movement that influenced the design of The Queen Mary, the world’s most advanced ocean liner of its time. Daily festival activities include shopping for favorite vintage items, marveling at authentic collectables and having your hair styled from your favorite era in the Vintage Bazaar. Experience one-of-a-kind lectures by experts on the period throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

The Grand Ball ($199 add on), the Art Deco Festival’s flagship and fan-favorite celebration will take place on Saturday, August 19 at 7 p.m. The formal vintage ‘dress-to impress’ evening presents a lavish four-course historic menu with the Dean Mora Orchestra complementing the mood. Then on Sunday sip on vintage inspired libations and experience traditional tea service while taking a turn or two around the dance floor at the Swingin’ Sunday Tea Dance ($49 add on).

 

The Queen Mary’s Art Deco Festival is a one-of-a-kind, spectacular stroll through time on August 19 – 20. Day passes start at $25 per person and include access to the Queen Mary, her restaurants, the Observation Bar, Art Deco Lectures and access to the Vintage Bazaar. The Art Deco Grand Pass is $229 and includes two-day access to the festival and admission to the Grand Ball, Sunday Tea Dance, all Lectures, and Vintage Bazaar access.

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For more information and to purchase tickets to the 13th annual Art Deco Festival visit http://queenmary.com/events/art-deco-festival/.

Credit: The Queen Mary. Photos and info were provided.

Ruby’s Diner Laguna Hills Hosts Family Funday August 19, 26

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Ruby’s Diner Laguna Hills will host families for two days of exciting activities for Family Funday on August 19 and August 26. On Saturday, August 19, enjoy live music from children’s band, Jelly of the Month Club, plus free activities such as a balloon artist. On Saturday, August 26, the family-fun continues with more live music and an opportunity for kids to have their photo and fingerprints taken by the Orange County Sheriff Department.

 

 

WHERE:

Ruby’s Diner Laguna Hills
24155 Laguna Hills Mall #1636, Laguna Hills, CA

 

 

WHEN:

Saturday, August 192-3 p.m.

Saturday, August 263-5 p.m.

 

CONTACT:

Visit https://www.rubys.com/ and contact (949) 588-7829.

 

Credit:

 Ruby’s Diner
Celebrating 35 years of success in 2017, Ruby’s Diner first opened on the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, California in 1982. Today Ruby’s Restaurant Group is a privately held company that operates and franchises multiple Ruby’s Diner concepts across the nation. With over 32 U.S. stores across California, Nevada and Texas, including mall, casino and airport locations, Ruby’s Diner serves up America’s favorite burgers, hand-made milkshakes, and delicious fries in addition to a wide selection of breakfast entrees. Shooby Dooby down to Ruby’s online at Rubys.com and stay connected for company news and updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Win Tickets To See Orange County’s Only Professional Soccer Team in Action! Orange County Soccer Club Heats Up the Field at The Orange County Great Park Giveaway Opportunity!

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Orange County SC, Orange County’s only professional soccer team, is currently in the middle of a record-breaking season playing at the Orange County Great Park. One of the founding members of the United Soccer League, the team is currently heading into a run of seven upcoming home games in the next two weeks. Enter now to win a family four pack of tickets and make sure you come early to enjoy games, food trucks and beverages.  The pre-game, family-friendly atmosphere includes access to the players to sign autographs and every week the team walks onto the pitch with a different local youth soccer team. Regular tickets start at just $15, for more the schedule and ticket information please visit orangecountysoccer.com.

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Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Thank you to Orange County SC, for this giveaway opportunity for our readers! Deadline to enter is July 31st. 2017 at noon PST. To enter, leave a comment below! 

 

Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey presents OUT OF THIS WORLD! Don't miss this show!

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We had a giveaway for a family 4-pack and this is what our winner had to say about the performance:

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Karla Earley said “We had a great time. It was fun that they added a story line. I think it made their time go but a little quicker. It was also neat that it was performed on Ice”.

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Don’t miss this fun show! There are still upcoming performances!

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Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *tickets may be subject to service charges & facility fees

O N T A R I O

WHEN: Friday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 26
Friday, July 22 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 23 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 24 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Monday, July 25 7:30 PM
Tuesday, July 26 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM

WHERE: Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

TICKETS: Tickets start at $20 for Adults
Kids (age 2-12) tickets available for only $10 each (with discount coupon from participating Chick-fil-A locations)
Opening Night Special Discount tickets are only $15 each (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com or CBBankArena.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *tickets may be subject to service charges & facility fees

A N A H E I M

WHEN: Friday, July 29 – Sunday, August 7
Friday, July 29 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 30 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 31 1:30 PM & 5:30 PM
Wednesday, August 3 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 4 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Friday, August 5 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 6 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 7 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM

WHERE: Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS: Tickets start at $20 for Adults
Kids (age 2-12) tickets available for only $10 each (with discount coupon from participating Chick-fil-A locations)
Opening Night Special Discount tickets are only $15 each (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or HondaCenter.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office. *tickets may be subject to service charges & facility fees.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. We did have a giveaway and a winner was selected. Photo Credit: Karla Earley. 

Upcoming Event! Save The Date! “Seal Day” 2016!

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Mark Your Calendars! National Pancake Day Returns – March 8, 2016 11th Annual Fundraiser Aims to Raise $3.5 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Other Local Charities

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National Pancake Day returns on March 8, 2016 at IHOP® Restaurants when participating IHOP locations nationwide will be serving up one free short stack of their buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. to guests dining in- the restaurant in celebration of the 11th annual event. Guests are encouraged to leave behind a voluntary donation which will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities.

Over the past ten years, National Pancake Day has raised $20 million to help fund life-saving equipment, research, community outreach events, educational tools, and much more. This year, IHOP restaurants hope to raise an additional $3.5 million. In addition to collecting donations on March 8, participating IHOP locations will also sell “Miracle Balloons” beginning in February for $1 and $5. All proceeds from balloon sales will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Guests who purchase a $5 balloon will receive a $5 coupon to be used on their next visit to IHOP.

 

For more information about National Pancake Day, to find participating IHOP near you, or to make a donation online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

Credit: IHOP.

Joan Jett is Pet of the Week!

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You get a cat that combines attitude with coyness, and you can’t help think of Joan Jett. And that’s her name. This 3-year-old tabby was touring the shelter grounds when an ACS officer found her and brought her in. Wouldn’t you love a permanent gig with her? Her favorite song’s “I Love Tuna Roll,” by the way. Meet Joan Jett on the shelter side of Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A460559.

 

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Thank you to the Companion Animal Village.

Global Genes 4th Annual RARE Tribute To Champions of Hope Gala and Patient Advocacy Summit Raise Over $1.2 Million Funds

 Global Genes™, a leading global rare disease patient advocacy organization, hosted the fourth annual RARE Tribute to Champions of Hope Gala on Saturday, September 26, at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach. More than 800 patients, advocacy leaders, biotech, and pharmaceutical executives, healthcare philanthropists, star athletes, pop stars and celebrities came together to support the fight against rare disease. The evening of heartfelt awards, presentations and performances raised funds to directly benefit Global Genes’ educational programs, as well as the organization’s new Patient Impact Grant program.

The star-studded evening kicked off with a pre-event cocktail reception sponsored by Healthcare at Home. Celebrity award presenters and guests in attendance included Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Jason Ritter (Gravity Falls, Girls),Lindsey Shaw (Pretty Little Liars), Kit Hoover (Access Hollywood LIVE), Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, American Sniper), Melanie Lynsky (Two and A Half Men), Madison Mclaughlin (Supernatural), Camryn Howard (Straight Outa Compton) Travis Flores (philanthropist, author and actor), and Lisa Bentley (11x Ironman champion and Pan Am Games winner).  Rare disease patient advocate and syndicated radio talk show host, Scot “Froggy” Langley, played the master of ceremony for the evening of festivities.

 

As the gala began, CEO of Global Genes, Nicole Boice welcomed guests with a champagne toast noting, “We are so honored tonight to be in a room filled with so much hope and courage. On behalf of Global Genes we extend our deepest thanks to everyone here for their unwavering dedication to the rare disease community.“

 

Tribute to Champions of Hope alumni performer and 2013 Teen Choice Award Web Star Winner, Cimorelli, delivered the first performance of the evening. American Idol season 8 winner and Platinum Recording artist, Kris Allen, took the stage for a special collaborative performance with RARE Champion of Hope, 12-year old Global Patient Ambassador honoree, Ben Lou. Later in the program breakout-recording artist, Aleem, performed. 2015 Macy’s iHeart Radio Rising Star Contest, Christina Grimmie, took the stage and delivered the final songs of the evening with a moving a capella performance.

Seven standout honors were presented during the night and included RARE Champions of Hope: Teen Advocacy: Shira Strongin, patient advocate, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and founder of The Sick Chick Network; Global Patient Ambassador: Ben Lou, patient advocate, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA); Awareness: Andrew Lenchewski – Executive Producer, Michael Rauch – Producer, Writer, Director & Mark Feuerstein, Actor (Royal Pains); Brave Feats of Courage: Noah Coughlan, 3x transcontinental racer and patient advocate, Courtnay Midkiff, transcontinental walker, patient advocate, Jonathan Maidment, Appalachian trail hiker, patient advocate, and Bonner Paddock, Kona Ironman competitor, marathoner, author, patient advocate; Patient Impact Grant Program: Caroline Harding, CEO Genetic Disorders UK and Natalie Douglas, CEO Healthcare at Home; Documentary: Marianna Palka, writer and producer and Lucy Walker, director, The Lion’s Mouth Opens; and Industry: Alexey Salamakha, manager of patient advocacy and Nicole Riley, director of public relations, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

The 4th annual two-day RARE Patient Advocacy Summit took place September 24-25, prior to the gala, and brought together rare disease patients, parents, advocates, clinicians, and key stakeholders for a series of best practices panels, policy driven discussions and recognitions. Between the two events, Global Genes raised over $1.2 million with proceeds going directly to fund Global Genes Educational programs and recently announced Patient Impact Grant Program.

It is estimated that it takes over seven years for a patient suffering from a rare disease to receive a proper diagnosis, with 95% of those diseases having no FDA approved treatment. Global Genes’ RARE Patient Advocacy Summit and Tribute to Champions of Hope Gala annually raise awareness for more than 7,000 different types of rare diseases that affect roughly 30 million Americans and approximately 350 million people worldwide.

Sponsors of the 2015 RARE Tribute to Champions of Hope Gala and RARE Patient Advocacy Summit include the following organizations:

Premiere Sponsors:
Alexion, Amicus, Healthcare at Home, Horizon Pharma, Takeda, Walgreens, and Genzyme.

Other Sponsors include:
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Abeona Therapeutics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals,​ Ambry Genetics, Audentes, BIO, BioMarin, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cambridge BioMarketing, Clementia, Connexion, Counsyl, Dohmen Life Science Services, Every L​ife Foundation for Rare Diseases, ​Genentech, GSK, Illumina, Insmed, Intellia, Intercept, Idis, Invitae, ​ Janssen, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, New Enterprise Associates, ​Novartis Oncology, Pfizer, Recordati Rare Diseases, Retrophin, Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Sarepta, SERMO, Shire, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, SmithSolve, Synlogic, Synageva, Ultragenyx, Vanda, Vertex and Watson Land.

Credit: Global Genes.