Guinness Celebrates 200 Years In America

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Guinness celebrated its 200 year anniversary in America at HNYPT on November 2, 2017. The event also launched the limited-edition 200th anniversary Guinness Export Stout made with the recipe from 1817. Guests were also shown 200+ year-old brewing diaries, memorabilia and label books from the Guinness archives. 

Taste Talks Reimagine Cereal Tasting Event With Roy Choi

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Top LA chefs Roy Choi, Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen and Nakul and Arjun Mahendro of Badmaash presented unconventional dishes created with cereal at Taste Talks Reimagine Cereal on November 1, 2017 at Line Hotel. Media and bloggers devoured Kellogg’s cereal with international inspiration. Cereal-infused cocktails were also in the menu. Find a Taste Talks event near you at http://www.tastetalks.com.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s 28th Annual A Time for Heroes

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Famous supporters of The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation like Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and Alison Sweeney helped celebrate the foundation’s 28th annual A Time for Heroes. The family festival was held at Smashbox Studios in Culver City on October 29, 2017. EGPAF’s A Time for Heroes was founded 28 years ago and raises vital funds to eradicate AIDS in children. EGPAF has been able to extend lifesaving services to 27 million women worldwide, preventing transmission of HIV to their babies. Food from popular local eateries, games, prizes, face painting and a live musical performance by Ocean Park Standoff featuring Samantha Ronson kept the guests in high spirits.

EGPAF is the world leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS. This year EGPAF has implemented prevention, care, and treatment services in 19 countries and over 5,000 sites. EGPAF’s mission is to advance research and to grow global advocacy endeavors that improve the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. For more information on The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation visit http://www.pedaids.org.

Pasadena Ronald McDonald House’s 13th Annual Enchanted Evening Gala 

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Malcolm In The Middle actress Jane Kaczmarek hosted the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House’s 13th Annual Gala on October 28n 2017 at ultra-exclusive Langham Huntington Hotel. Supporters enjoyed a cocktail reception, a whiskey tasting, dinner and dancing. Critical funds were raised through live and silent auctions. Since its inception 13 years ago, Pasadena RMHC offers housing for seriously ill or injured children and their families that have travelled far to receive medical treatments. In addition to housing, Pasadena Ronald McDonald House provides meals, comfort and fun activities for the families. The Ronald McDonald Houses were built on this philosophy: “When a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.”

Pasadena Ronald McDonald House provides these services at little to no cost. Last year, nearly 400 families stayed in the house and volunteers provided an estimated 5,000 hours for support services. To learn more please visit https://rmhcsc.org/pasadena.

2017 Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Conjures Spirited Fun

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Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor awakens from the dead again this year with spooky circus performances, magic shows, monster dance parties, live music, costumed characters, food and what it is known for – terrifying mazes. The Dark Harbor Sliders returned this year, causing havoc on the Monster Midway pavement with their Slider Olympics drawing large crowds. On Halloween night Dark Harbor will hold its annual costume contest and on November 1 will host a Dia De Los Muertos celebration. Dark Harbor 2017 debuted new attractions including the food themed maze FEAST and the Chef’s Meat Locker which showcased a unique experience where guests are lead into a 9-degree environment in an ice bar offering a curated selection of tasting flights.

Queen Mary will host upcoming seasonal events such as Chill and New Year’s Eve. For more Dark Harbor recaps or more information go to http://www.queenmary.com/events.

UNICEF’s Fifth Annual Masquerade Ball In Los Angeles Raises Over $350,000 

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UNICEF’s Fifth Annual Masquerade Ball in Los Angeles held at Clifton’s Republic on October 27, 2017 raised over $350,000 at the celestial themed soiree. Celebrities Sophia Bush, Yvonne Orji and Gigi Gorgeous were in attendance to support UNICEF and its mission to save and protect children globally. The funds raised will benefit UNICEF’s Critical Emergency Relief Fund and life-saving programs empowering Syrian refugee women in Jordan. UNICEF Next Generation is a collective of young leaders, philanthropists and innovators that offer advocacy and commitment in supporting UNICEF’s mission to improve and save lives. NextGen Members research issues that affect children around the world and implement support via education, advocacy, skill sharing, remote volunteering and fundraising.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) operates in 190 countries and territories to prioritize children’s lives. UNICEF is the foremost humanitarian organization, saving more children’s lives than any other. UNICEF offers health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and other life enhancing services. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.