Fall is Fabulous!
Sep 17, 2015 04:00PM ● Published by Melissa Lauren
Photo courtesy of The Summit School
Modeled in the spirit of the ABC Network’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” program, Built Upon a Dream features the metro area’s foremost builders, contractors, architects, suppliers and others in association with the construction field. This exciting program matches professionals with a private, nonprofit organization in need.
Edgewater’s The Summit School recently got a makeover thanks to this program. The Summit School received necessary upgrades to the auditorium, plus a new roof on the school house, a better irrigation system on school grounds, a re-paving job, landscaping upgrades, and a barrier around the driveway into the school to make it safer for carpools.
The Edgewater-based not-for-profit school has served students in first through eighth grade who have language-based learning difficulties such as dyslexia since 1989. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to education, teachers tailor learning plans to fit individual students’ needs. Class sizes are small. There is roughly one teacher for every four student and hands-on activities are emphasized. “Students that come to The Summit School may struggle with reading and writing, but they’re intelligent”, pointed out Melanie Sipple, The Summit School’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “They just need to be taught differently, and that’s what we do,” Sipple said. The show airs this evening at 7:30 p.m. on WMAR ABC 2. Here is a video clip of what you can expect to see on TV tonight. Congratulations to The Summit School!
Since 1970, the Maryland Avenue and State Circle Fall Festival is a local tradition. The festival includes arts and crafts vendors, antiques, local merchants and community groups, live music, children’s activities, and bistro dining at Galway Bay and Harry Browne’s. The fun starts at from 10 a.m. –5 p.m. on Sunday, September 20th. For more information call 410-268-3090 or visit facebook.com/marylandavenueandstatecircle/events.
This event is the perfect ladies' night out, a lovely way to unwind from the long work week, and a stylish way to start achieving your desired "look" for the fall season. Enjoy three solid hours of being pampered with spa treatments, getting your hair, makeup, and nails done right on the spot, listening to professional speakers, engaging in conversation with the experts, and shopping your heart out with our retail vendors. Visit local Health, Beauty, and Fitness Experts including: Sandel Center – Facial Plastic Surgery, Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, The Temple Annapolis Paul Mitchell Partner School, and many more.
To purchase tickets and find out more details follow the link here. What’s Up? Media looks forward to seeing you at The Look!
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The Y in Central Maryland will host a Family Movie Night at its Family Center on Friday, September 18th. Moviegoers can expect an evening of family fun, popcorn and a family-friendly film.
The Chesapeake Film Festival in Easton brings an interesting and diverse selection of films to Talbot County during a three-day extravaganza, which kicks off with an exclusive opening night party, panel discussions and the screenings of award-winning films. The Festival’s savvy programmers gather the best-of-the-best independent and foreign films, many of which have subsequently been nominated for Oscars. The festival takes place at various venues in Downtown Easton. Visit ChesapeakeFilmFestival.com for more information.
Co-hosted by Tony and Donna Neff, Sultana’s 2015 Gala will again take place at Clovelly Vineyards overlooking the Chester River. Tickets for the event are $125 (of which $100 is tax deductible) and include dinner, dancing, an open bar, and Latin dance demonstrations. The event begins at 6:00pm and reserved tables for four, six, eight or ten guests are available. Sultana’s Annual Gala raises funds to support the Foundation’s award-winning programs in Environmental Science and American History that serve more than 12,000 K-12 students each year.
Help save a river while enjoying a festival of family fun, food, and live music at the 10th Annual Corsica Watershed Awareness Day on Saturday, September 19th. The free event is from noon–4 p.m. at Bloomfield Farm in Centreville. Celebrate the splendor of the Corsica River with family entertainment and environmental education. Activities include: hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, pond fishing, face painting, pumpkin art and other creative crafts for children. Local vendors will serve up some of the tastiest food around. Lively musical entertainment will be provided by Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, a nationally acclaimed Bluegrass band. The first 150 families attending the event get a free native tree. Everyone can enter a raffle to win a kayak and related equipment. For more information call 410-604-2100 or visit Corsicariverconservancy.org.
The 9th annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge/Baltimore, sponsored by Chesapeake Urology, will feature Nashville singer/songwriter, Maryland native and former American Idol star, Jimmy Charles, who will make a special guest appearance at the 2015 ZERO event. Jimmy Charles and his band will be performing his original tribute song to survivors, “Superman,” which he wrote with his lead guitarist, Daniel Gossett and prostate cancer survivor Phil Shulka.
Ending prostate cancer takes investments on all fronts. ZERO is committed to advancing research through advocacy and direct contributions to research while offering financial assistance to patients, early detection, and education programs. All dollars raised are split 50/50 between our local community and national efforts to save lives by funding research, testing at-risk men, and providing educational resources for men and families. Local funds go towards free screenings for Maryland men and for the Prostate Cancer Research Scholarship through the American Urological Association’s Urology Care Foundation.
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