First Annual Pecs & Paws Fashion benefit Show is to be held on Thursday March 21st at Effex Lounge Downtown.
The reception and silent auction starts at 6:00pm, the fashion show starts at 7:30pm. The show is going to include local male talents who have volunteered their time to walk the runway with their pets to help support Animal Humane New Mexico.
Local support includes:
Sponsors – Bella Pet Wash and Boutique and Effex Lounge
Local support: Izzy Martin, Heart & Soul, The Gap, Banana Republic, Albuquerque Night Vision
Silent Auction Items:
Three Dog Bakery, Academy Dental, Armstrong McCall, Gecko’s, Beauty Control, Sephora, The Body Shop, bareMinerals and much muchmore.
Pecs & Paws Fashion Show to benefit Animal Humane New Mexico
Location: Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door the day of the event
Tickets can be purchased online at www.bellapetwash.com or at Bella Pet Wash and Boutique (8001 Wyoming Blvd NE Suite B8, 87113, 505-856-9274) or contact Michael Dee – firstname.lastname@example.org
As it turns out, Breaking Bad may be more than just the best scripted drama on cable television. The production is also going out with a bang of charitable heroism, on top of their consistent community activism!
NOT ONLY has the show spotlighted New Mexico as a brilliant place to film*, and highlighted the beauty of our landscapes (I’m looking at you God Mr. Slovis), but throughout production the cast, crew and studio have quite literally stepped up to the plate in taking care of those in need in our area!
RIGHT NOW there is not one, but at least FOUR charitable endeavors aimed at helping the show’s backdrop and home base:
Our own WORLDWIDE Raffle benefiting the Barrett Foundation, building futures for homeless women and children for over 25 years
The YDI “Farewell Tribute”, meet & greet opportunity, raising funds for youth arts education
Joy Junction, the state’s largest emergency homeless shelter, is NOW selling show donated items in their thrift shop!
Homelessness is a devastating experience for families. It disrupts virtually every aspect of family life. It damages the physical and emotional health of family members and interferes with children’s education and development. The sooner a family is stabilized and able to return to permanent housing, the more successful the family will be in breaking their cycle of homelessness. With less income available for housing, food, and necessities, many families are only an accident, illness, or paycheck away from becoming homeless. Nearly 40% of the homeless population consists of families with children.
The Barrett Foundation is a New Mexico not-for-profit organization established in 1984 for the purposes of serving Albuquerque’s homeless women and children.
Its first program was Barrett House, an emergency shelter founded in 1985. The shelter can house up to 23 women and 20 children and is located in a beautiful 12,000 sq.ft. facility that was built in 2005. Women can stay up to four weeks and receive meals, clothing, case management services, and emotional support.
In 1988 the Casa Milagro program was established. This program is designed to address the needs of women who are over the age of 40 and diagnosed with chronic mental illness. This is a group home setting, and clients can stay for up to 18 months while receiving psychosocial rehabilitation services.
In 1997, the Barrett Foundation added the Bridges to Self-Sufficiency supportive housing program to address the needs of non-disabled women with or without children. This program is a collaborative effort with three other agencies to provide supportive housing to clients who are motivated to move towards independent housing and self-sufficiency. Participants must be employed or attending school and can stay in the program for up to 24 months.
Through an incredible gift in 1999, the Barrett Foundation purchased a 16-unit apartment complex that provides supportive permanent housing to graduates of Casa Milagro. The Casa Verde program provides necessary Aftercare services to recent graduates and is complemented by an Art Therapy component.
In 2004, the Barrett Foundation added Casa Socorro, yet another permanent housing program that was started as a pilot project to serve chronically homeless women. This project is yet another collaborative effort with three other agencies. All of these clients were homeless for more than one year or were homeless more than four times the previous three years at the time of admission and have a mental disability. Clients receive case management services once a week.
The Barrett Foundation truly makes a difference in the lives of over 650 women and children every year. Although our clients come from many walks of life, they all have things in common – the need for safe housing, nutritious meals, counseling, emotional support, and hope for a better tomorrow. -The Barret Foundation
“I’m so incredibly honored to work with this organization, and to help for such a worthy cause. Please take a look at the great pieces of jewelry that they were able to make from my guitar strings. All proceeds go to help those with breast cancer.”
Elisa Guida, a two-time breast cancer survivor and jewelry designer, transforms guitar strings into one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings. Net proceeds are used to fund the foundation’s efforts to educate, comfort and support cancer patients. The foundation focuses primarily on helping those with breast cancer.
The StringsforaCURE™ Foundation helps women and men diagnosed with cancer, primarily breast. Our mission is to provide education, comfort and support to cancer patients, focusing on the breast cancer patient. We help the patient directly by providing gas, grocery or pharmacy gift cards. We also provide educational materials, comfort baskets and medical grants. We want to ease the burden during their cancer journey. We raise awareness on how important nutrition and wellness plays a part in the recovery of the cancer patient.
National and international musicians donate their used guitar strings to StringsforaCURE™, and I transform them into one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings. We also raise funds through our online Virtual Quilt, our Pennies2Patients Program and Pickin’ On Cancer fundraiser and also through private donations.
My dream is to recruit many nationally known musicians – including Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, among many others – to donate their strings to the foundation. We have received strings from several famous musicians, such as Jon Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge, Paul Rodgers, Joe Bonamassa to mention a few. -Elisa Guida, Executive Director
The StringsforaCURE foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, and a Green Foundation. Their jewelry is made in the U.S.A. with net proceeds used to fund the foundation’s efforts to educate, comfort and support cancer patients.
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together. -President Barack Obama in his 2nd Inaugural Address earlier today on this the National Holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As ALWAYS, the sexiest driver on the road is the DESIGNATED DRIVER! Please, please, PLEASE play a part in being a person of the year, by putting in just a little bit of prep work to help SAVE A LIFE – maybe even your own!
Preemptively pick a sexy beast, or be a sexy beast and enter some life saving digits into a cell phone near YOU! If you’re a bartender or server, please be a life saver and don’t let a drunk driver hit the road under your watch!
AAA Tow-to-Go or Tipsy Tow services for New Year’s Eve (with-or-without membership):
CALL 800-AAA-HELP (4357)
New Mexico, Arizona, California, Texas, New Jersey, Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Alabama, Hawaii, click here for more info.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand along with hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies; a large holiday card to sign; a Toys for Tots collection; and the Capitol Christmas Tree itself.
The tree will roll into town on a 105-foot truck. Event attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots collection by the Marine Corps. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise will be available for donations at the event.
The 73-foot spruce tree from White River National Forest in Colorado will be ultimately stand at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. over the upcoming holiday season. Follow “The People’s Tree” tour here.
Meals 4 Monologues is a great opportunity for our acting community to be seen by casting director Jo Edna Boldin in an “open call” and also help with a much needed food drive that will benefit the RoadRunner Food Bank in Albuquerque. Just show up with a 2 minute contemporary monologue and 2 non-perishable food items. Please read the Meals 4 Monologues Rules below!
Monday, November 5th
11am – 1pm
2pm – 4pm 505 Studio Works / Jo Edna Boldin
3901 Georgia St. NE, Suite E-3
This is a nationwide Casting Society of America event with casting offices throughout the country participating. We will be devoting a full day to seeing actors who would like to participate.
Prepare one contemporary monologue no longer than 2 minutes long.
Bring at least 2 non-perishable items (canned food, pasta, toiletries, etc.)
Please arrive no later than 4pm, our doors will close at 5pm.
No phone calls please, this is a one day event. Just show up!
Ladies and gentlemen everywhere were touched by the genuine humility and raw emotional gratitude delivered by Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, when he accepted his second Emmy award for Best Supporting actor Sunday night.
For much of the collective Emmy audience, it was their first look at Paul’s fiancé, Lauren Parsekian. Perhaps most important for people to know about Lauren is that the beautiful leading lady in Paul’s life is much more than just another pretty face.
Aaron Paul’s equally lovely sister Danielle tells OHI exclusively: “Lauren is the [little] sis I never had; pure beauty, she & her family are a dream come true!”
Lauren and her Pepperdine University classmate Molly Thompson are the co-founders of an international movement, documentary and school program that fosters awareness, healing and prevention of girl-against-girl bullying.
Armed with their documentary film, “Finding Kind” Lauren and Molly have visited hundreds of schools over the past three years, delivering “The Kind Campaign” ideals and resources to young girls.
The charitable, humanitarian organization, The Duke City Darlins has been going and growing strong in our community over the past several years coming to the aid of local individuals and groups, raising money and lending immeasurable support to people, issues and causes in need.
The beloved Darlins have suffered a tragic and senseless loss. Along with the friends and family of Kirsten Darlin Landeau and her nephew, Dillon Cearfoss, the group now mourn their passing.
The lives of Kirsten Landeau and Dillon Cearfoss were taken on Tuesday. In their mourning, the Darlins continue to band together to help put their sister and Dillon to rest.
The Darlins have set up a fund at Bank of the West for Kirsten Darlin and Dillon Cearfoss. If you would like to donate to help with funeral costs and family expenses please contact Bank of the West for the Kirsten and Dillon account, number 028363705. Money raised goes directly to the family.
A public vigil will be held Friday night, 8pm at Fox Memorial Park, Alvarado SE of Lomas and San Mateo.
Pledge – Per pin pledges are based on the score the bowler achieves. The minimum suggested per pin pledge is $0.25. For example, if a sponsor pledges 25 cents per pin and the bowler gets a score of 140, the sponsor‘s donation will be $35 (.25 cents times 140).
Note: the minimum score will be 100. Sponsors may also choose to make a flat rate pledge. The advantage of a flat rate pledge is that the bowler does not need to collect money after they bowl. They can collect the donation while getting sponsors.
***Bowlers, make all checks payable to the ARCA Foundation***
Don’t miss the ARCA CELEBRITY AFTER PARTY!!! JUNE 9TH Copa Cabana Night Club
Get all the inside deets from the event Facebook page here.
If you or someone you know is a sexy fireman/woman, police officer, military, emt, paramedic, etc and want to be auctioned off this Saturday to benefit Vincent Cordova please message Julia Gallegos or DezyLou Darlin. Thank you
Don’t miss this event Saturday April 28th at ABQ Uptown Sports Pub. Heroes helping a Hero is a benefit for Vincent Cordova.
The Duke City Darlins will be auctioning off some of the Duke City’s finest Military, Cops, Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, etc. The Darlins promise amazing raffle prizes and top shelf entertainment .
If you are a restaurant owner who wants to donate a gift cert for a dinner for two or a local hero who wants to be auctioned please email email@example.com for more details.
Breaking Bad has literally changed the face of scripted television. As the show’s split-fifth season begins production on the first installment, which is to be the grand finale of arguably the best show on television, fans scramble for tidbits of info, postulate, converse and commiserate on the fate of their beloved series.
From whence it all began, a MAJOR Breaking Bad fan pack has been assembled by Danielle Hart, sister of Emmy® Award winning actor Aaron Paul, with ALL PROCEEDS going toward the care and treatment of Breast Cancer Patient/Survivor Paula Chiles!
It’s nothing new for Breaking Bad to be doing good in the community, this time YOU can help AND walk away with this amazing fan swag! What ultimate Breaking Bad fan could pass on these hot items:
ORIGINAL Pilot Script – SIGNED by the cast AND creator Vince Gilligan
THREE Show Specific T’s – Car Wash, Pollos Hermanos, White/Heisenberg
Cast only – wheeled travel duffle w/show logo
Vintage style Season 4 cast cap
Season 4 Crew Medallion “Albuquerque Burbank 2011″
“Saul Goodman Attorney at Law” Matchbook
A prop bag of the “blue stuff”!!!
Only a few days left to place your bid for your chance at these sweet items! From the show that has brought so much to the art of entertainment, to a friend rallying for a friend who is in the fight of her life!
YOU can help Branden’s family in their efforts to win a fully wheelchair accessible van in this Mobility Awareness Month promotion. Use the Promo Codes below to cast 5 votes for Branden today & every day through May 13!
Promo codes, 908, 935, 669, 1055, 959, 668, 994, 989, 868, 797 can be used daily to make your vote count x5, ea. day, from ea. system you use to access the web including mobile devices!
Branden is an almost 15 year old boy who was born virtually a three limb amputee. He also has a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Mitochondrial Myopathy. He currently is the Goodwill Embassador for the state of New Mexico for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Currently Branden is a green belt in Brazliian Jiu Jitsu at Gracie Barra New Mexico. He competes and won first place in his last tournament. Not bad for a kid with one limb. He also won an international contest that was done on Twitter by world famous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete Pablo Popovitch. He had to tell everyone how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu had changed his life. His entry stated that he was a 3 limb amputee with Muscular Dystrophy and because of Jiu Jitsu he no longer needed physical therapy.
He is a part of the Builders Club in school. The club does many community service projects every year. Branden participates in each of these and does as much as all the other kids in the club.
His whole life he has dealt with people who believe he is incapable of doing things because he has what they would deem as severe physical limitations. I don’t think there has been a day that has gone by that he has not proven people wrong and this includes the day he was born when he wasn’t expected to live.
He sees himself as being just an average kid. I don’t think there has ever been a person that has met him who hasn’t been positively touched by this young man. I would hardly say that is average.
Clearly born with a flare for the dramatic, Hollywood actor turned New Mexico star, Jackamoe Buzzell is ringing in his 40th with a charity bash chalk full of funny.
All proceeds from this sure to please celebrity roast benefit local organization, The Fatherless Child.
Jackamoe will be honored during this, the first “Best Live Comedy” Celebrity Roast, Saturday March 24th at Park Inn by Radisson, 2500 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm.
A word from Jackamoe:
Instead of going to Olive Garden and then seeing a movie by myself on my 40th birthday and feeling bad for myself, I thought I would try to do something positive for others. In this case children. What is more positive than raising money for those youth who suffer from chronic psychiatric illnesses and/or developmental disabilities. I myself am a fatherless child that still has really bad ADHD and didn’t learn how to read until 7th grade.
I am giving up my soul and any self dignity I still have left up for a good laugh. Any aspect of my life is up for a joke, which includes my two beautiful late wives. Even if you don’t like me, you will still enjoy the laughter and comedy and may even laugh more. And if you can’t stand me, please feel free to roast me yourself. Anything goes and nothing is off limits! Just talk to Stephen HAHA Hunt about it.
Hopefully you’ll buy a ticket for the children and join us for a great evening of FUN and FUND RAISING! Looking forward to seeing you at the show!!
Jackamoe Buzzell has entertained thousands of fabulous people with his baseball bat while playing a Gangster at Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse. You may have also scene him on In Plain Sight, Surreal Life or Punk’d and even naked on Penn & Teller: Bullshit on Showtime. On March 24th, 2012 he turns 40 years old! He’s also celebrating 25 years in the entertainment business! What better way to celebrate than to be the ‘victim’ of comical jabs at a Humor For Humanity Comedy Roast produced by Rev. Stephen HAHA Hunt formerly of The 1st Church of Sex & Ice Cream.
Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. Tickets are limited and the winner will be drawn June 16th at Thunderbird Harley Davidson. Meet the Darlins, get your tickets and enjoy some of the best fiery foods you can get!!