Friday, January 27, 2006

5 things: To Do List for February

In a few days, we'll already be in our second month of 2006! Time flies, eh? These are some things that we're thinking about doing here in NET-land. What are some of your plans for February?

  1. Find a new flame, a card or gift for that special someone, or just someone to commiserate with on Valentine's Day (Tues, Feb 14).
  2. Check out the Winter Olympics schedule; pick events to watch Team USA go for the gold!
  3. Come out to First Thursday at Stooges, February 2nd. Let's try to break 100...
  4. Throw some non-fiction into the reading list and try to increase your knowledge about U.S. Presidents, in honor of Presidents Day (Mon, Feb 20).
  5. Save the date [Tues, Feb 28] to meet some of your counterparts in the Berks county, Lancaster and Tricounty Young Professionals. *

* This is the Young Professionals Network Night with the Reading Royals (Professional ice hockey team). Join us at 5:30pm, before the game meet Coach Carl Taylor and General Manager Gordon Kaye. Coach Taylor will provide insight into the team, the game, and inside "scoop" on tonight's game. Gordon Kaye, GM, has years of professional sports experience including the NBA. He will provide insight into the business of the Reading Royals. $12 per person includes snacks before the game! Actual game time is 7:05pm. Reading Royals vs. Greenville Growl, Sovereign Center (Reading, PA). Leave a comment or email one of the officers of the NET for more info.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Something else for Super Bowl Sunday

Not into the Super Bowl or need to get away from all the craziness that is football? Here are a couple of events that might be right up your alley.

11th Annual Super Bowl of Chili Cook-Off

What: A competition of local area chefs to show off their creative and traditional chili. A great warm-up to the big game.

When: Sunday, February 5th

Time: 11:30-4pm

Where: Pearly Baker's (11 Centre Square, Easton)

Cost: $5 Donation at the door to benefit ProJect Easton



What: Sample chocolate til your heart's content at this gourmet festival. Benefits Keystone Human Services

When: Sunday, February 5th

Time: 1-5pm

Where: Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA

Cost: $17.50 in advance, $20 at the door

Contact Vanessa Williams for more information.

Something Interesting and a Bit Random...


Center Valley, Pa. (Tuesday, January 19, 2006) - How to get an
independent film made will be the focus of a community workshop
with professionals in the field from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
January 31, in the auditorium of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Science
Center at DeSales University.

Featured speakers are David Title, East Coast head of development at
Crossroads Films, and Adrienne Stern, casting director and producer,
who will present, "Schemes, Dreams and Dedication: Independent film
production in the new millennium," as part of the Visiting Artist Film Series
at DeSales. The program is open to the public free of charge. Earlier in the
day, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Dooling Auditorium, a workshop will be
held for DeSales students.

The Visiting Artist Film Series at DeSales, established in fall 2005, is
designed to benefit DeSales students and the Lehigh Valley performing
arts community. Funded by a grant from the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker
Foundation, the series of master classes and public presentations are a
celebration of creative, intellectual and cultural diversity. The workshop on
January 31 is the first in the series of programs scheduled during the
spring 2006 semester.

Title, an active participant with the Independent Features Project, was a
Filmmakers Mentor at this year's Hamptons and TriBeca Film Festivals.
Prior to Crossroads Films, he was the executive vice president at Bon Mar
Entertainment and he began his film work at Unapix, where he was manager
of acquisitions and development. David holds a master's of fine arts in
directing from Rutgers University.

Crossroads' Feature Film division specializes in the development and
production of full-length feature films with a first-look deal at United Artists.
It recently completed production on
Love Song For Bobby Long