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NEWS AND EVENTS
You are cordially invited to Spring Fling!
Spring Fling! - Celebrating Openhouse's 15th Anniversary At the Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco BUY YOUR TICKETS AND TABLES NOW AT: openhouse-sf.org/fling You won't want to miss this year's auction! Trips to New York and Hawaii... fine wines and wine country tours... weekend stays at Monterey and Tahoe... personal care and professional services... sports collectibles and more! And every time you bid you'll be entered in a raffle to win a signed Bette Davis photo from "Little Foxes"!
Castro Merchants receive 15% off at Events by Collette
Ask us to plan your next event and receive 15% off with Events by Collette as a PDMA member Looking forward to working with you, your colleagues, and friends! Event planning services on your next wedding, shower, birthday, fundraiser, in home private event or corporate event. We cannot all be planners , so Events by Collette does it for you! Events by Collette is a one stop shop event planning company with all services necessary for any event. Tell us what you need and we will plan and organize with our partners, who are all locally and privately owned. Since Events by Collette is run with the type of model that there is NO on staff chef, etc., we can only offer services at a discounted rate and can negotiate better pricing for the clients through industry discounts. When we get a particular client request we reach out to our network to fill the request. Restrictions: The client needs to pay for the supplies, the rentals, a chef, etc., involved, however Events by Collette offers coordination, planning, and networking services at 30% off for any type of event. Rated #1 Event Planner in San Francisco! Events by Collette is the top rated event planner with the help of 100% 5-star reviews on Yelp email@example.com
11th Annual Spring: Sunday, April 26th, at the Four Seasons
Dear friends, I am serving as a Table Host for Openhouse’s annual Sunday brunch, the 11th annual Spring Fling. It’s coming up on Sunday, April 26th, 11am to 2pm, at the Four Seasons Hotel. We’ll enjoy an opening reception with Champagne and mimosas, followed by a delicious multi-course brunch and special surprise delights. At the silent auction, you can win premium wines, wine-country adventures, restaurant experiences, trips, and more. You will also have the opportunity to network with over 400 business leaders, philanthropists, and community influencers, leading government officials. This kind of event offers the best kind of atmosphere to make the best connections for your business or organization. Why Openhouse? It provides crucial services for an ever-expanding community of older LGBT adults here in the Bay Area. I’m especially proud to support Openhouse because it serves the pioneers of our community-men and women who came out at a time when there were few of the rights and security that we now take for granted. We can all get behind this mission. Please join me for a fun and rewarding afternoon on April 26th by clicking on the following link: http://openhouse-sf.org/fling/. Select my name on the pull down menu of table hosts so you can seat with me. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the Spring Fling! If you can’t come, please consider going to the Openhouse website – https://openhouse-sf.org/donation/ – to make a “regrets gift.” Thanks again!
Tame Iti: Photos by Birgit Krippner Harvey Milk Photo Center
April 2–26, 2015, 6–8:30 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION: April 2, 6–8:30 p.m. Harvey Milk Photo Center 50 Scott St at Duboce (415) 554-9522 www.harveymilkphotocenter.org firstname.lastname@example.org Gallery Hours Tue–Thur: 4–9 p.m. | Sat: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Sun: 12–5:30 p.m. Harvey Milk Photo Center is proud to present the photographs of Birgit Krippner, an Austrian photographer now living in New Zealand, which comprises photographs taken by Krippner during her regular visits with Ngāi Tūhoe a Māori iwi (“tribe”) of New Zealand, also known as “the children of the mist”. The exhibition will include Krippner’s contribution to a collaboration with Tame Iti, the high profile Tūhoe Māori activist and artist, which was shown in New Zealand in February 2015. The collaborative show is called Iti – the Tūhoe meaning of which is “humble or in the background”. During the colonial period the Crown confiscated Te Urewera, Tūhoe’s ancestral homeland in the eastern North Island. In the 20th century the Tūhoe people suffered extreme social deprivation – ravaged by famine and disease. Especially hard hit were the children - school records from the 1920s and 1930s show that 75% of those who died were less than 25 years old. Despite this adversity, the Tūhoe people have demonstrated the mana (“indestructible spiritual power”) to preserve their Māori identity like few other iwi - including the continued and uninterrupted use of their native language by a very high percentage of their population. Krippner’s photos in this exhibition document a very important time in Tuhoe’s history. Tūhoe’s 2014 treaty settlement with the Crown returned Te Urewera, the spiritual home of the Tūhoe people, and marks the transition from grievance to a future promising greater opportunity and self-determination. Krippner’s photographs provide an intermit lens on Tame Iti, the Tuhoe people and Te Urewera, and serves as a document of the promise of new beginnings. Krippner has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally in recent years, including Paris, New York, Berlin, Copenhagen, Auckland, Wellington, Havelock North and Napier. Visit Brigit at www.birgitkrippner.com.
Free Insurance and Retirement Review
We would be delighted to provide you with a free insurance and financial review. Please contact our office for an appointment: Traci Hollander, State Farm Agent 556 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114 415-575-3775 www.tracihollander.com email@example.com
Castro Farmers Market 2015!
Join us on March 11 for the opening of the 2015 Castro Farmers Market! The market will be held each Wednesday until December 16th on Noe Street at Market/16th Streets, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/CastroFarmersMarket
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