Monday, March 26, 2012

This Week in Mayfair (3/26/12)

Sorry kids, late post today because I was still busy recovering from the awesome time that was had by all at the 2nd Annual Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground Easter Egg Hunt. Although the weather was a bit dicey at times, it never actually full-on poured and we had a great turnout!!

Many of our MBA members were t-shirt sponsors, gave us food/drink donations or just helped us out in general. Check out the picture below and you can see the many members who participated!
All proceeds from this event are going towards the purchase of an 8-foot fence to keep out the vandals (DON'T get me started on vandals. Trust me you don't want an entire entry dedicated to how I think taggers and vandals are the mental equivalent of dogs peeing on random objects to mark their territory. Another day perhaps.)and also the purchase of the next piece of playground equipment (an awesome rumble slide). So anyway that's my excuse and if you don't like it well, you can kindly suck it. So posh of me don't you think? HA!!

Let's explore what else is going on in this fantastical hood of neighbors called Mayfair:

Another week, another creative excuse to drink delicious beer creations at the Grey Lodge. On Friday March 30, 2012 starting at 6pm, the GL will be holding the "Abbeys, Angels, Ports and Serpents" (For the sake of my fingers and sanity let's just call it AAPS for short.) So what is AAPS all about? Why beer of course! Grey Lodge will be tapping a bunch of Port/Lost Abbey beers including 2 different Angel Shares.

On Tap will be:
Lost Abbey Deliverance
Lost Abbey Serpent Stout
Port Midnight Expressions
Lost Abbey Brandy-Barrel Angel Share
Lost Abbey Bourbon-Barrel Angel Share
Port Brewing Older Viscosity
and one or two Port IPAs

And what is a Grey Lodge event without a crazy little contest? Do you happen to look like this guy?

This is Tomme Arthur, co-founder of Port/Lost Abbey. If you do or happen to know someone who looks like him drag yourself to the Grey Lodge around 8pm for a look-alike contest!! Prize? Not sure....maybe bragging rights and a couple of free brews? (don't quote me on that!!!)

While at the Grey Lodge celebrating AAPS on Friday stick around for their "Meet the Author" series starting at 6:30pm (you're already there drinking beer...might as well get your well-rounded literary on!). Local author Brady Russell will be joining and mingling. He just released a book, Dream Her Back: Two Novellas from Pittsburg, Kansas, in Kindle format. Look at you! All growns up and cultured-like!! Sipping on religious-themed beer and meeting authors. Pretty soon you'll be sipping wine and discussing the Philadelphia Art Museum's upcoming feature "Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia" and the opening of the Barnes Foundation's new Philadelphia location! (April 20th fellow art nerds) Leave your beret at home...that's just overkill.

Well now that you're confident and cultured to the tips of your toes you can stop by Torresdale Flowers to win that jelly bean contest! It's easy. Get to the store and guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. The winner, announced on April 7th, gets a $50 gift card to use in the store. Get started early on your Easter candy shopping too because they are stocked with Asher's Chocolates for all your candy needs. GO!! What are you waiting for!!!??

Viriva CCU, the very definition of urbane and polished wants to increase your cultural relativity by giving away an iPad 2. Hello? Who doesn't want an iPad 2?? Sophisticated people like you of course! For all the details click here.

Speaking of cultured, Mike Perzel has been waiting like a gentleman for you to drop in and get a quote on your personal insurance (Auto, Home, Renters, Life) at the Perzel Agency. While there, don't forget your $5.00 Wawa Gift Card and be entered to win 2 PHILLIES TICKETS; great seats Section 131, Row 5 (game to be determined). No Purchase Necessary must be 18 years or older. Just make sure you mention the MBA! All MBA members also qualify for a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card for getting a quote on your Business Insurance.

Now get yourself out there to do ALL of the above lest your definition of "high class" be similar to this guy's.

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