Movember | The Squirrel Co. Team

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Roll up your sleeves, gentlemen. Things are about to get a little hairy…

As you might remember, November 1st kicks off a month-long fundraiser event called Movember. For those that aren’t familiar, Movember is dedicated to men’s health and men’s cancer awareness. And now, for the second year straight, The Squirrel Co. will be joining the festivities and forming its own Movember team. All funds raised by team members will go towards men’s health programs funded by the Movember Foundation.

The rules of the game are simple. Each member of The Squirrel Co. Team will grow a moustache during the month of November. In doing so, team members will help educate their community and collect donations on the official The Squirrel Co. Team donate page. To join the team, log onto the official Movember website and sign up for The Squirrel Co Team. It’s also important to remember that Movember is not just for men. Mo Sistas are an important part of Movember’s success. Once registered, Mo Sistas raise funds and encourage the men in their lives to get involved.

Knowledge is power. Prevention is everything. Early detection is key. That being said…put your razor away, and join The Squirrel Co. Team today!

Movember & Sons

Because growing a mustache is easy. Dealing with cancer, isn’t.

This month The Squirrel Co. is joining forces with Movember USA to bring awareness to the importance of men’s cancer research! The movement is easy, as easy as growing a mustache. All you need to do is sign up to be a member of The Squirrel Co. Team and start raking up those donations! All donations go to the Movember Foundation, Prostrate Cancer Foundation, and the Livestrong Foundation.

And if facial hair isn’t your thing, no need to worry. A simple donation (big or small) will go a long way in this movement to fight men’s cancer. So check out our team page and sign up! Or donate! Every single penny helps.

Room 101

A NIGHT OF LAUGHS AND GOOD DEEDS

Wondering what to do with your boring Wednesday night this week? Have a guy or gal you’d like to take out and impress with your insider knowledge of LA? Or simply want to do something charitable?

This Wednesday night Room 101’s charity show for Tree People can solve any boredom, dating, or philanthropic needs you may have. Room 101 is one of the more established indie Improv shows around town and is held every week at The Complex in Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd. This show not only strives to spotlight up-and-comers in the comedy scene but 2 to 3 times a year it picks a local charity to showcase and donate all its proceeds made that night.

Tomorrow night is a special charity show benefiting the LA based non-profit organization, Tree People— whose mission is to, “unite the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles.”  The philanthropic organization teaches communities how to plant and care for trees, as well as enlightens people about current environmental issues while working with local government to create change. The best part about this 35-year-old organization is that it benefits the entire city which means your donations benefit you too!

Uniquely and appropriately this week’s Room 101 show will take place in an outdoor amphitheater with two of L.A.’s top teams headlining: Skinny Business and Convoy. So if you missed “Shakespeare in the Park,” this summer or just have never seen an improv show– this is sure to make for a great night under the stars as well as an excellent introduction to the form!

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m. with two intermissions– plenty of time to drink beer, donate, and bid on art prints signed by well know performers in the community! And who knows? Someone you see this night might turn out to be the next Amy Pohler, Steve Carell, or even Tina Fey.

Check out the event page on Facebook for more info on Room 101 as well as the Tree People website to learn how you can make change in your community.

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A Grand Opening

So you thought summer in Los Angeles couldn’t get any better…

This Saturday, July 28th, Los Angeles County alongside the City of Los Angeles come together in a joint effort to welcome the community to the newly revitalized Grand Park in Downtown LA! The 12-acre park will stretch from Spring Street adjacent to City Hall to Grand Avenue at the Music Center. Developers have transformed this 4 block community park into an outdoor heaven, including in the ground plans the restored Arthur Will Memorial Fountain plaza, a performance lawn, community terrace and an event lawn.

However, this two-year project comes to a halt this weekend with the park’s inaugural opening ceremonies, first with the National Dance Day Celebration on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and continuing on Sunday with Sunday Music at the Park program from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The National Dance Day Celebration is sponsored by the Dizzy Feet Foundation and will include appearances by “So You Think You Can Dance’s,” Nigel Lythgoe along with a special performance from IRIS by Cirque de Suleil. The celebration will continue on Sunday with unique musical performances brought to you by The Music Center.

Come join The Squirrel Co. in welcoming the newest addition to our downtown community this weekend at Grand Park! For more information on the park and its inaugural weekend celebrations, visit www.grandpark.lacounty.gov.

LA Golden Days

With so much going on in the City of Los Angeles this weekend, we’re here to highlight just a few of our favorites- BloomfestLA and the Los Feliz Village Street Fair!

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BloomfestLA, located between 3rd Street and Traction Avenue in the Downtown Arts District, runs Saturday July 21st from 2pm to 10pm with live music, local arts, food and crafts for the entire neighborhood. Bringing the arts community together for an experience of pure summer fun, you can rest assure that BloomfestLA is not something you’re going to want to miss. Experience from local breweries, restaurants, businesses, artists, bands and much more!

For easy access to BloomfestLA, hop on the Metro Gold Line and take it to the Little Tokyo stop which is just 3 blocks away from the festivities. With parking and traffic out of the way, you will be sure to enjoy from the numerous options for food and drink. So come on by and enjoy a true summer experience with us at BloomfestLA, in our very own Downtown Arts District here in Los Angeles.

Be sure to continue the fun on Sunday July 22nd at the Los Feliz Village Street Fair just across town. With activities geared more towards families and local residents, the festival will include live music acts, LA’s best food trucks and booths from local companies and businesses alike. Making what we already consider a fascinating part of town, the Los Feliz Village Street Fair is sure to bring fun and excitement for crowds of the Los Feliz and Griffith Park neighborhood this weekend.

For more information on either events, check out each individual website: www.bloomfestla.com and http://www.losfelizvillagestreetfair.com