Avalon’s clients are busy this summer – offering a range of fun activities for the whole family:
• If you will be in northeastern Massachusetts this summer, check out The Trustees of Reservations’ Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich. The spectacular Estate comprises 165 acres of forests, rolling hills and coastline, surrounded by beautiful protected marshes and wetlands. The concerts run Thursdays in July and August – bring a picnic or order one at TTOR’s website, where you can also find more details about these special evenings.
• TTOR is also featuring a celebration to support its work across the Commonwealth, taking you back in time through three centuries of rich history at The Old Manse in Concord. The evening features visits from historical characters, spirited cocktails, a delicious dinner, merry music and more. This singular event took place on July 10.
• Big news for Farm Sanctuary as USA Today lists them as one of the top ten sanctuaries! Check out the full article on USA Today’s website. Event-wise, in upstate New York, Farm Sanctuary is holding a good, old-fashioned NY Country Hoe Down – August 2-3, 2014. Here is a taste of what’s in store: Besides an array of fascinating speakers, the weekend’s dynamic program also includes an optional 5K run, a screening of the award-winning documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine, a cruelty-free cooking demonstration, author book signings, a Q&A with staff and speakers, a yoga session, and a Saturday night barn dance with a live string band. For more information, visit Farm Sanctuary’s website.
• Back in Washington, DC, the National Museum of the American Indian held its Living Earth Festival from July 18-20. With something for everyone, the fifth annual Festival featured live music and dance performances, a Native cooking competition, film screenings, crafts and storytelling, an outdoor farmers market, and more. (Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. Photo by John Fowler, Placitas NM. CC BY.)
• Teams are forming now for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-sponsored Across the Bay 10k race. Held on November 9 this year, the run will take runners across the most majestic course—the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point. Runners will experience water vistas dotted with sailboats and cargo ships from atop a major dual-span bridge that doesn’t allow pedestrian traffic at any other time of the year. This is a wonderful chance to train and exercise with friends and family – for a terrific cause. Visit CBF’s website for all the information you will need.
• And official Finathon month began this month at Project AWARE! Show your support for shark conservation by educating family members and friends about finning and why sharks need protecting. Throughout the month of July, scuba divers are swimming to end finning as part of the Project AWARE Finathon to raise awareness about protecting sharks. The top questions about finning are answered by Ania Budziak, Associate Director of Science and Policy in an interview on the Project AWARE website.
And a special shout-out to the League of Women Voters for recent industry accolades:
• The Integrated Advisory Marketing Board (IMAB) recently gave nice recognition to the League of Women Voters’ emergency response campaign with a featured blog post – on the heels of the League’s 2014 IMAB Integrated Marketing Award win as “The Organization.” See the IMAB’s website to read the full article: How the League of Women Voters Hit a Home Run in Fundraising.