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Archive January 2012

January 28

Copacabana: A Night in Old Havana

Sponsored by Townebank

Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Gala
January 28, 2012
Chesapeake Conference Center
Registration open at 5:30 p.m.; Doors open at 6 p.m.
Attire: Havana Inspired Formal or Black Tie

Details: 757-312-6314

Net proceeds from Copacabana: A Night in Old Havana featuring Arturo Sandoval will benefit Radiology at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Over 95% of all patients admitted to the hospital are touched by Radiology, and there is a constant need for new state-of-the-art equipment to better serve those patients. For over 35 years, Chesapeake Regional has been improving the quality of life in our community. Our goal is to continue to provide the highest quality of healthcare available to our patients and their families.

Archive February 2012

February 3-4

2012 Polar Plunge® Winter Festival

Click here for more information!

Friday, Feb. 3

6-10 p.m. Friday Night Plunge Party featuring the local band Butter

Saturday, Feb. 4

5-9 p.m. 20th Anniversary Saturday Night Beach Bash

Since its inception 19 years ago, more than 30,000 plungers have raised more than $6.5 million for Special Olympics Virginia. When you take the plunge, you’ll be helping us provide year-round training and athletic competition to more than 10,000 athletes of all ages. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image.

February 4

Bonnie Harrell 15th Annual Parrot Head Beach Ball

Benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter

Wyndham Hotel & Resort, 5700 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach

Call (757) 459-2405 for tickets. www.alz.org/seva

Enjoy an evening of scrumptious food, fun prizes, silent & live auctions, live music, dancing and more. Costumes optional…but always fun!

February 10

Wave City Care (Hampton Roads Community Care) 12th Annual Auction

Hilton Hotel & Convention Center, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Click here for more information

Great dinner, entertainment and spectacular silent and live auction, the Wave City Lights Auction raises funds to advance Hampton Roads Community Care’s mission, including: Food Distribution (providing food, clothing and shelter referral); Educational Services: (tutoring, mentoring and life skills programs); Health and Human Services: (Addiction Recovery and Women’s support groups).

February 11

Red Hot Valentine’s Ball Benefiting the Noblemen Charities
Sponsored by Monarch Bank

Click here for more information.

This is THE Valentine’s Ball to attend! Presented by Monarch Bank and The Noblemen, The Red Hot Valentine’s Ball held at the romantic Cavalier Hotel on the Hill in Virginia Beach features an open bar, great food, dancing all night, and the piece de la resistance – the Red Hot Blue Chocolate Fountains!

February 11

Military Aviation Museum 4th Annual 1940s Valentine Hangar Dance!

Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach.

$40 per person/ Tables Available. Click here for more information, or call (757) 721-7767.

This will be a night to remember! Dress in your 1940s attire and dance with your sweetie to the Big Band sounds of the Terry Chesson Orchestra. We’ll transform our Navy hangar into a dance floor and celebration space for this popular annual event.

February 17

Girl Scouts 4th Annual Samoa Soirée

7 – 9 p.m.
The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
An Adult Only Creative Black Tie Affair

Click here for tickets and more information

Not to be missed! The Girl Scouts 4th Annual Samoa Soiree, where the finest chefs in Hampton Roads will create original desserts and appetizers using Girl Scout Cookies as key ingredients. Network and enjoy an evening with friends while sampling delectable, one-of-a-kind cookie creations. The evening will include live music by the Jeff Smith Trio, hors d’oeuvres, an auction and complimentary champagne.

February 17

WHRO 3rd Annual Strolling Supper Party

Showcasing Hampton Roads Magazine’s Platinum Plate Award winners!
Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center

General Admission Ticket – $50 per person ($65 at the door). Includes a food-themed silent auction, live entertainment and some of Hampton Roads best restaurants as selected by HRM food editor Patrick Evans-Hylton and his panel of Platinum Plate critics.

Limited VIP Admission Ticket – $75 per person. This exclusive deal includes a general admission ticket plus entrance into the VIP Champagne Lounge from 4-5pm, a cooking demonstration and tasting hosted by chef, Hampton Roads Magazine food editor and WHRO resident foodie, Patrick Evans-Hylton, as well as complimentary bubbly. Also, each VIP guest will be entered into a drawing for a chance to be Patrick’s sous chef during the VIP event. Don’t miss out!

For more information or to purchase tickets click here, call (757) 889-9358 or email Jan.Johnson@whro.org.

All proceeds benefit WHRO Public Media.

The following Hampton Roads Magazine Platinum Plate Award winning restaurants will be in attendance at the 3rd Annual Strolling Supper Party:
Platinum Winners: Le Yaca (Rank 1); Terrapin Restaurant (Rank 2); Zoe’s Restaurant (Rank 3); Swan Terrace at the Founder’s Inn and Spa (Rank 6); Vintage Tavern (Rank 7); River Stone Chophouse (Rank 8); Coastal Grill (Rank 10); Primo 116 Bistro Italiano; Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas
24K Gold Winners: Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar; Croc’s 19th Street Bistro; Forbidden City; LaBella in Ghent; Mannino’s Italian Bistro; Shula’s 347 Grill; Steinhilber’s Restaurant; Surf Club Ocean Grille
Gold Winners: 456 Fish; Baker’s Crust; Nawab Indian Cuisine; Passion the Restaurant; Rajput Indian Cuisine; Smithfield Gourmet Bakery & Café; TradeWinds Restaurant. The following Hampton Roads Magazine Platinum Plate Award
winning restaurants will be in attendance at the 3rd Annual Strolling Supper Party:

Platinum Winners
Le Yaca – Rank 1
Terrapin Restaurant – Rank 2
Zoe’s Restaurant – Rank 3
Swan Terrace at the Founder’s Inn and Spa – Rank 6
Vintage Tavern – Rank 7
River Stone Chophouse – Rank 8
Coastal Grill – Rank 10
Primo 116 Bistro Italiano
Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas

24K Gold Winners
Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar
Croc’s 19th Street Bistro
Forbidden City
LaBella in Ghent
Mannino’s Italian Bistro
Shula’s 347 Grill
Steinhilber’s Restaurant
Surf Club Ocean Grille

Gold Winners
456 Fish
Baker’s Crust
Nawab Indian Cuisine
Passion the Restaurant
Rajput Indian Cuisine
Smithfield Gourmet Bakery & Cafe
TradeWinds Restaurant

February 18

Virginia C.U.R.E Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball


7:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight

Click here for more information or contact James Bailey at (713) 582-1316

Virginia CURE is a membership organization whose focus is on the Virginia criminal justice and prison systems and the people whose lives are impacted by those systems. Virginia CURE is a 501(c)3 non-profit statewide organization.

February 21

The Warren Seaburg Mexican Mardi Gras Party!

Sponsored by Team Phinz
To benefit the American Cancer Society
Guadalajara, Town Center, Virginia Beach
5 pm – 10 pm

Kick off 2012 in PHINZ STYLE!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Fat Tuesday Mexican Mardi Gras Party! This event is dedicated to the memory of local music icon, and our friend, Warren H. Seaburg. Enjoy entertainment by (in order of appearance): Joe Maniscalco & the ToucanJam Band, Mike Proffitt & Dana Silvercloud, Incognito Brothers, and Party Fins. WVEC News-Channel 13 Meteorologist, Craig Moeller, will emcee the event.

There will be music, games, and Happy Hour specials until 7 pm. You are encouraged to come in costume!

Advance Tickets: $15 each/$25 per couple. $20 each at the door.

Thanks to the generosity of Guadalajara and the musicians and friends of Warren who have donated their time and talent. 100 percent of proceeds from this evening will be donated to The American Cancer Society/Relay for Life.

Contact Patty at (757) 286-2175 for tickets. Download event flyer here!

February 25

Heart Ball

6:00 pm
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
3001 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Click here for more information

A Celebration of creating and sharing. The Heart Ball evening celebrates: the Heart Association’s work and mission; its donors and volunteers; and — most importantly the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. The Heart Ball promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. Last year, the Heart Ball campaign raised just over $51 million nation-wide allowing the American Heart Association to fund over $123 millon of research and programs across the country and in your community.

March 6

Taste of Hampton Roads (Benefiting Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia)

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
5:30 – 9:00 PM

Amazing food. Good times. Great cause. Celebrate this local culinary adventure at Taste of Hampton Roads 2012. Get your tickets to the event of the year, and support the Foodbank’s leading effort in eliminating hunger in our community. Reserve your tickets for this after-work party, and experience culinary excellence provided by over 30 of the leading eateries in our service area. All the traditional fun will be there – festive décor, live entertainment, a keepsake photo opportunity and always some surprises! Each year we add a new twist – this year it will be a souvenir cookbook featuring recipes from our participating Chefs and highlighting our supporting Partners. All funds raised go to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
General Admission – $75
Includes: Admittance to the event; tastings from 30 or more local restaurants; beer, wine and specialty drink tickets (unlimited soft drinks); entertainment – live band and many other surprises!
VIP Admission – $100
Includes: All the benefits of General Admission; complimentary parking at a city garage during event hours; VIP seating area with butler passed hors d’oeuvres; additional beverage tickets; copy of souvenir cookbook!
Click here for tickets.
Or contact Debbie Mergi, Community Events Manager, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia at (757) 314 4554

March 10

Hospice Alliance of Hampton Roads Masquerade Ball

Westin Town Center, Virginia Beach
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Join the Hospice Alliance to celebrate and honor the important and selfless work of Hospice Nurses, and to help raise funds for the Alliance’s ongoing efforts to bring a Hospice House providing care to those in need in our community. The Hospice Alliance’s work is serious, but this event will be filled with fun and frivolity! It’s a masquerade ball, after all! Don’t be shy to wear a beautiful mask, a costume wig, a ball gown, or for men, a tuxedo. Save your appetite for a delicious dinner and desert created by Chef Scott of the Westin. And since no masquerade ball would be complete without dancing, be prepared to cut the rug to the music of “HotCakes.” Don’t forget your checkbook or credit card because you will want to bid on the many wonderful items offered in the silent and live auction.

Tickets are $100 per person. Tables of 10 available for $1,000.

Phone: (757) 401-0072
Fax: (757) 456-5298
Email: info@hrhospicealliance.com

March 24

The Noblemen & Spectrum Puppets My Big Day

Virginia Beach Convention Center
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

FREE for Kids!!

The Noblemen want to give ONE THOUSAND LOCAL KIDS from Title I schools a time of their lives! My Big Day will include live entertainment, music, food and fun! Proceeds will help Children’s Performance Workshops bring child abuse prevention and anti-bullying programs to area elementary schools. Be “Part of the Solution” and support this event by choosing any of the following sponsorships:

  • Sponsor ONE local child to attend My Big Day – $10.00 (USD)
  • Sponsor FIVE local kids to attend MY BIG DAY – $50.00 (USD)
  • Sponsor TEN local kids to attend MY BIG DAY! – $100.00 (USD)
  • Sponsor FIFTY local kids to attend MY BIG DAY – $500.00 (USD)
  • Sponsor ONE HUNDRED local kids to attend MY BIG DAY – $1,000.00 (USD)
  • Sponsor ONE THOUSAND kids to attend MY BIG DAY – $10,000.00 (USD)

Click here for more information or call 757.426-7900
Download event flyer here.

March 24

11th Annual ForKids Children’s Art Auction & Casino Night

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The ForKids Children’s Art Auction & Casino Night, presented by Robert W. Hayes Co., Inc. is a classy and fun evening of food, camaraderie, and networking, along with a live auction of children’s and professional art, and more! Proceeds help ForKids break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children in our community.

Tickets are $50 per person.

To purchase tickets and register for the live auction, click here or call 757.622-6400 ext. 113

April 14

2nd Annual YAAA! For a Cure 2nd Annual Black Tie Bowling

AMF Chesapeake Lanes, Chesapeake, VA
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
YAAA! (Young Adults for Alzheimer’s Awareness) For a Cure Black-Tie Bowling is a unique, fun-filled black-tie/cocktail wear inspired bowling event. Participants dress formally from the waist up, and “anything goes” on the bottom. Beyond that, there are no rules. Attire can be as formal or as creative and zany as participants prefer. Imagine a tuxedo shirt with cufflinks and a bow-tie on top paired with Bermuda shorts on the bottom. Top hats, colorful wigs, glitzy tops, tiaras… all are enthusiastically encouraged! Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter.

Tickets are $40 per Individual Bowler (Participants are requested to create a fundraising page and ask friends and family to sponsor them).
Individuals not on a team will be placed together with other “spare” bowlers up to a team of 6.
Click here for more information or call 800.272-3900

April 15

The 2012 Bartender’s Ball: Back to the Future – The 80s!

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
8:00pm until Last Call

$35 gets you into one of the best parties in town and also benefits a number of worthy charities! You can’t beat that! This year’s benefiting charities include Operation Smile, The Volunteers of America: Lighthouse Center, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Navy SEAL Foundation.

The Bartender’s Ball is for those who want to see and be seen. Dress to impress in “Black to the Future Creative Black Tie or All Black!” General admission ($35) includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and cash bar. VIP Admission ($100) includes : heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, open bar, access to private VIP rooms, and commemorative glass.
Click here for more information.
Or Contact: Event Director: Ruth McCotter Snyder at 757-418-2255 (rmvabch@yahoo.com )This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Event Chairman: Barry Davis at 757-685-3742

April 21

Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

Neptune Park, 31st Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront
9:00 AM
Great Strides is the Cystic Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. It provides opportunities for all people within a local community to get involved forming teams through their workplace, through clubs and organizations or with friends and family. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy walk, Kids’ Corner activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States.
Click here for more information.

April 21

Sertoma Spring Fever
Holiday Trav-L-Park
1075 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach
Can’t make it to Daytona for spring break? No worries! The annual Norfolk Sertoma Spring Fever is the premier community spring celebration. Many party-goers simply refer to this day of fun and good company as “the great barn party.” And it’s for a good cause. Every year, Sertoma clubs raise more than $20 million for community needs. Through these projects, as well as grants and scholarships, Sertoma clubs return those funds to their respective communities.

The Sertoma Spring Fever is an AYCEDD event. That is, all-you-can-eat, drink, and dance featuring popular bands. Tickets include beer, top-shelf spirits, and excellent food prepared and served by club members—favorites like beef tenderloin, pork barbecue, potato salad, coleslaw, hush puppies, fried trout and clam chowder.
Early Bird Special:
$50 ($52 online)
until March 1, 2012
Tickets will ship when they are printed.
Regular Price: $60 ($62 online)
March 2 – April 20
Purchase tickets here!

April 26

Access Aids Care Dining Out For Life
Thursday, April 26, 2012, marks the 9th Annual Dining Out For Life Hampton Roads, a fabulous event that asks you to dine out at one of the many local restaurants who are partnering with Access Aids Care to help raise money in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Last year, Dining Out For Life raised over $70,000 and 65 restaurants lent their support donating a minimum of 25% of their sales to ACCESS AIDS Care on this special evening. ACCESS AIDS Care provides programs and services to individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS in Hampton Roads. All of the proceeds raised from Dining Out For Life stay in Hampton Roads and will benefit over 500 individuals and families served by ACCESS AIDS Care in our community.
Go here for a list of participating restaurants. Pick your favorite, grab some friends, and make a commitment to Dine Out For Life on the 26th!

April 28

Noblemen Princess Anne Wine Classic

Back Bay Farms – 1833 Princess Anne Rd – Virginia Beach
12:00 PM

The Princess Anne Wine Classic will be held on a picturesque 80 acre horse farm complete with white picket fences and horses roaming the adjoining pastures as you sip fine Virginia wines and taste craft beers. The Noblemen, an area philanthropy organization made up of local businessmen who have, this past year alone, successfully raised over 1 million dollars in donations and community impact for area kids in need, are happy to be hosting the first ever wine tasting in the south end of Virginia Beach. The event will include up to 16 Virginia wineries, craft beers, BBQ with all the fixings sold on site, local artist show, corporate tables and chalets, and live entertainment by Lewis McGee as well as The Pete Hansen Trio.
General Admission Princess Anne Wine Classic Ticket – $30.00 (Your ticket will be at the event will call. Please check in when you arrive).
Corporate Table – $500.00
Click here to purchase tickets.
Download Flyer here!