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EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week for 07/27/2014

By: Maria King
Date: July 27, 2014
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Events are the life blood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can... (Read More)

EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week for 07/20/2014

By: Maria King
Date: July 20, 2014
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Events are the life blood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can... (Read More)

EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week for 07/13/2014

By: Maria King
Date: July 13, 2014
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Events are the life blood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can... (Read More)

EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week for 07/06/2014

By: Maria King
Date: July 6, 2014
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Events are the life blood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can... (Read More)

Independently Fun (reprinted from July 2011)

By: Maria King
Date: June 29, 2014
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This week starts the official events around the U.S. to celebrate our Independence. It’s a great line-up of events with a major percentage of them ending in a fantastic fireworks extravaganza. This holiday is a great tradition that holds so many memories. Waxing nostalgic... (Read More)

EventCrazy Picks of the Week for 06/22/2014

By: Maria King
Date: June 22, 2014
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Events are the life blood of a society. They are ocassions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can... (Read More)

EventCrazy Picks of the Week for 06/15/2014

By: Maria King
Date: June 15, 2014
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Events are the life blood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can... (Read More)

EventCrazy Picks of the Week for 6/8/2014

By: Maria King
Date: June 8, 2014
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Events are the life blood of a society. They are ocassions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can... (Read More)

EventCrazy Picks of the Week 6/1/2014

By: Maria King
Date: June 1, 2014
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Since I have written a blog about events for over 3 ½ years, quite frankly, I think I have run out of things to say. I know, my husband cannot believe it either!!!!! So, we here at Eventcrazy, thought that it might be fun to give you a list of our staff favorites each week.... (Read More)

Events That Have Support Can Make Beautiful Music

By: Maria King
Date: May 26, 2014
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I consider myself lucky to work in an industry that brings so much joy into people’s lives and creates so many memories. Sometimes I actually get to enjoy the events and have my own lasting memories. This past weekend, I spent a delightful few hours at an event that was... (Read More)

Small Towns Remember

By: Maria King
Date: May 18, 2014
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Every year I follow holidays and try to find a new spin. Not that they need a new spin but that I think it might be more interesting to find out something new. Memorial Day this year, I thought I would highlight or showcase small towns that have parades. Oh there are 1000’s... (Read More)

Cultural Buffet of Events this Week

By: Maria King
Date: May 11, 2014
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One of the great things about this country is the diversity of the people. I think of it like a cultural buffet. (No not because of my love of food but because of the variety. Ok well maybe a little because of food.) In the US, we take for granted the melting pot of people... (Read More)

Mom Deserves a Garden of Flowers this Week

By: Maria King
Date: May 4, 2014
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Ok, a heads up to all of you out there, this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. I can hear you all saying, "who doesn't know that?" But I want to make sure that you not only know it but that you process it. If you are like me, you know it on a conscious level if I were to ask... (Read More)

Pot Luck Events

By: Maria King
Date: April 27, 2014
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Pot Luck, do you know the origin of that expression? It originally had to do with food which is not why I mention it this week. (Not everything has to be about food) It turns out that it was food based by meaning “take whatever is in the pot and join us for dinner.” My... (Read More)

Unleash Yourself this Week at Events

By: Maria King
Date: April 20, 2014
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I remember back when I was a kid and you used the phone you were on a leash, sort of. And it seemed that whatever you needed to reach while on that leash was always just a foot away from the fully extended length of the cord. Then came cellular phones and you were free to... (Read More)

Happy Easter 2014!

By: Maria King
Date: April 13, 2014
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I hope you don't mind but this week is a reprint of my blog from Easter 2012. In almost 4 years, I have never missed a weekly blog but on holidays I think that they could never be better than those already covered. I hope that you agree! Well you knew it was going to... (Read More)

Let’s Hear it for Mother Nature

By: Maria King
Date: April 6, 2014
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There is a lot of talk these days about the environment, global warming and protecting the earth. Everyone is working, hopefully, to reduce their carbon footprint. And even though this week is a little ahead of the traditional Earth Day, I was thinking it might be nice to... (Read More)

Perfecting the Event Experience

By: Maria King
Date: March 30, 2014
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I often wonder what makes things work. Is it an idea whose time has come, like say Starbucks? I mean there was coffee before Starbucks what makes them so special? Now you see Starbucks everywhere; and I do mean everywhere. Do I understand it, no. Do I buy coffee in... (Read More)

"Men’s Toy’s and Joy’s" Events This Week

By: Maria King
Date: March 23, 2014
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Oh I know what you are thinking this has the potential to be a very racy subject for a blog. Well, if you are thinking that, you couldn’t be more off the mark. (Did you get the 2 hints I gave in the form of puns there?) This week I thought I would bring the men out there a... (Read More)

Finally, It's Spring (at least that's what the calendar says)

By: Maria King
Date: March 16, 2014
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Well I know that you are all very happy to hear this but it is FINALLY spring this week. I am a lover of winter as you all know but this year has even tested the strength of my affection. I don’t know about you but I have grand designs to make a lawn ornament shrine to my... (Read More)

What do we really know about Saint Patrick's Day?

By: Maria King
Date: March 9, 2014
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Saint Patrick was a religious figure in Ireland around the 5th century. There have been discussions and arguments over the years about whether he was really Irish. Some say he was British, Scotch or Welsh or perish the thought, maybe even Italian. His origin doesn’t matter... (Read More)

When a Weekend is Not Enough

By: Maria King
Date: March 2, 2014
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Events can be fun, serious, historical, commemorative, topical and celebratory; they can be held for almost any reason. But while the themes may be interesting and different, overall most events have several pieces which are the same. One is the days an event takes place.... (Read More)

Something Snow Free to Do this Week

By: Maria King
Date: February 23, 2014
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I was debating whether to venture outside for some events this week. I mean it will be March this coming week and that means only a few more weeks of winter. It must be getting close to the end of cold and some kind of warming trend, right? Well that lasted about 10 minutes... (Read More)

Food Can be FUNDamental

By: Maria King
Date: February 17, 2014
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I am pretty sure that you already know that one of the all time great food events is taking place this coming week. It is the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. The reason I am pretty sure that you know about it is because it is a media juggernaut. First it is sponsored by... (Read More)

Art Festivals Fit for a President

By: Maria King
Date: February 9, 2014
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Presidents weekend is the time of year that some of the very best art events are held. Because it is known as an artist paradise, Coconut Grove is one area of the U.S. that features a veritable art explosion on Presidents weekend. This peaceful enclave on the edge of the... (Read More)

A Full Stage of Events This Week

By: Maria King
Date: February 2, 2014
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When I say stage here I mean a metaphorical stage; this blog, which is a showcase of the events of the week. It is winter, it is cold and we just found out, from the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, we can expect 6 more weeks of winter. So it's great for everyone that this... (Read More)

Baby it’s Cold Outside

By: Maria King
Date: January 26, 2014
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In case you didn't hear, there is a football game coming this week. For many people it is the culmination of a great season with a fabulous finale and a bittersweet moment; for others it is a "Thank God it's over" moment. Whichever camp you are in, the excitement is... (Read More)

If it Floats, it Could be a Boat!

By: Maria King
Date: January 19, 2014
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Do you know the difference between a “boat” and “ship”? I do, I think. A few years ago I was told, when I incorrectly referred to a cruise liner as a boat, that there is a very distinct difference. It is simple; a ship is something that is big enough to carry a boat.... (Read More)

"I Do" Have Great Event Selections This Week

By: Maria King
Date: January 12, 2014
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“Aisle” be surprised if you don’t get the theme of this weeks events from that title! Ok you guessed it, this week I am talking about wedding and bridal shows. My disappointment at being unable to attend a family wedding this coming weekend in South Carolina perhaps entered... (Read More)

Someone Care to Shovel My Driveway?

By: Maria King
Date: January 5, 2014
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As you may or may not know, I live in the Northeastern U.S. I love it. I have lived here all my life and although I get to spend time in other parts of the country on a regular basis, I still like to be home. It’s the trees and lakes, the beaches, the four seasons; the... (Read More)

It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's a Pickle?

By: Maria King
Date: December 29, 2013
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Happy New Year! That's what will be heard around the world come Tuesday at 11:59pm. Well in English speaking countries anyway. Probably a more appropriate way to put it would be that it will most likely translate to "Happy New Year" around the world. Whatever you call... (Read More)

The Perfect Event Recommendation for Christmas

By: Maria King
Date: December 22, 2013
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I was trying to think of the events that I could recommend this week. There are quite a few and some of them are really great. But in the spirit of the season, I thought I would just suggest any event that includes family and friends. It might be a Christmas Eve get... (Read More)

Home(s) for the Holidays

By: Maria King
Date: December 15, 2013
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Christmas decorating has always been a favorite holiday activity for me. I really enjoy the transformation that takes place when my home is wrapped in the warmth of the Christmas spirit. It’s a labor of love for me and a long standing comfort level for my children. The... (Read More)

A Tuba Christmas

By: Maria King
Date: December 8, 2013
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This week I wanted to take a little different turn with my selected blog events. Usually I give an overview of many events in a certain category taking place in a given week throughout the U.S. But this week I wanted to spotlight one event that takes place in many venues... (Read More)

Waving as Christmas Passes By

By: Maria King
Date: December 1, 2013
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There is no shortage of holiday event choices for families this time of year. You can participate in Breakfasts with Santa and workshops to build gingerbread houses and watch the lights of the local illuminated homes, etc. It is rare however that any of those experiences... (Read More)

Running with the Turkeys

By: Maria King
Date: November 24, 2013
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I know what you are thinking, “has she finally flipped her lid?” What is “Running with the Turkeys”? Well it isn’t exactly like the running of the bulls, and you don’t really run with turkeys, but you do run on Turkey Day. Now I don’t know about you, but when I think of... (Read More)

Lights, Camera, Action!

By: Maria King
Date: November 17, 2013
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I bet you think I am going to talk about making movies, don’t you? Well I am not; at least not in the form of big Hollywood productions. They could be potential smile winning home movies to cherish. Just don’t expect to hear, "the envelope please." What I am talking about... (Read More)

Christmas Shopping Ideas at Events

By: Maria King
Date: November 11, 2013
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Oh it’s already starting to happen. The constant barrage of the Christmas Shopping season is upon us. You know what I mean. Everything is perfect for Christmas shopping because everyone wants a few pieces of shiny silver from your pockets. That doesn’t mean that everyone... (Read More)

Make Every Day Veteran's Day

By: Maria King
Date: November 3, 2013
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When events associated with special holidays roll around, I always think, “has it been a whole year already?” This week is an exception however because I think these kinds of tribute days should be every day, not just once a year. I am talking about special days set aside... (Read More)

Museums: Old Stuff with a New Twist

By: Maria King
Date: October 27, 2013
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In an age when every business needs to be more conscious of their marketing, the museum is no longer immune. Competing for every dollar in the entertainment world with other more glamorous options is front and center on their minds right now. Families today do not have the... (Read More)

Ghosts and Goblins on Parade

By: Maria King
Date: October 20, 2013
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Well in case you didn’t get the hint from the title, this week I decided to highlight Halloween parades. I have such fond memories of parades as a child because as a girl scout, our troop had our fair share of opportunities to participate. I thought it was pretty amazing... (Read More)

A-Mazing Fall Events

By: Maria King
Date: October 13, 2013
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That was a pretty corny title wasn’t it? (sorry it was just too darn easy not to exploit) I found a great idea this week for all of you who love fall, being outside and who enjoy family outings; Corn Mazes. I promise you that just because it is a maze do not conjure up... (Read More)

Fitness for a Cause

By: Maria King
Date: October 6, 2013
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Since I was nine I never really wanted to do anything that was “good for me”. It came with such negatives. For instance, I am still wrestling with why I was told as a child that I should eat my vegetables because “they will put hair on my chest.” Seriously, that’s your... (Read More)

Volunteers Are a Valuable Asset

By: Maria King
Date: September 29, 2013
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I love volunteering. So recently I jumped at the chance when a local event was looking for volunteers. I was told the job consisted of taking food and serving food orders at the counter. I thought, “ I can do that!” I worked my way through freshman year of college at the... (Read More)

Fall into Tasty Treats this Week

By: Maria King
Date: September 22, 2013
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Well I know what you are thinking…Fall, Tasty Treats, Halloween of course. Well no not exactly. I was concerned naming the blog with “food” in the title for obvious reasons, lol. But the temptation was just too great this week, I couldn’t resist. Not the food, the food... (Read More)

Fall is the Perfect Time for Outdoor Events

By: Maria King
Date: September 15, 2013
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If you have been following these blogs for the past 3 years, you will already know that fall is my favorite time of year. I am a lover of all 4 seasons because I relish the changing of the seasons. Fall however, with the leaves changing colors and the cooler temperatures,... (Read More)

Gathering Together to Compete or Attend

By: Maria King
Date: September 8, 2013
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Few things are more fun about events than the “gathering together” element. That’s not to say that the ancillary benefits like rides, entertainment and food aren’t important, but they are the fringe benefits of gathering, not the reason. The reason for the gathering is what... (Read More)

Free is Good

By: Maria King
Date: September 2, 2013
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Not exactly a quote from Wall Street, is it? Every week I try to find interesting events to get you excited about what could be a great idea for your weekend plans. Usually it is a series of events that follow a pattern. Food events (well you knew that was coming), art and... (Read More)

Labor Day is NOT the Back to School Holiday

By: Maria King
Date: August 25, 2013
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I think of Labor Day as kind of a step child of a holiday. As a youngster, Labor Day was always a sad holiday as it signified back to school; as a parent of three boys, it was the most joyous holiday for the same reason! Just as Memorial Day is the unofficial start of... (Read More)

Summ-ER Bigger than Others

By: Maria King
Date: August 18, 2013
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Oh that was bad, even for me. Once in awhile I go too far and a bad pun attempt, morphs into a sigh-inducing pun. This may not have reached the highest degree of sighing but it was pretty close. I was trying to get a point across that the summer months bring out a... (Read More)

Serving up Some Food Events This Week

By: Maria King
Date: August 11, 2013
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Anyone who has read a few blogs of mine knows that I like food and food events. One reason I have this fondness is because food is an excellent way to get a quick peek at a culture or get a local feel. Our blending of cultures and our varied landscape both contribute to the... (Read More)

"Fair"ly Great Month Ahead

By: Maria King
Date: August 4, 2013
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In case you haven’t heard, August is “Fair” month around here. No, not because it is especially mediocre, but because more fairs take place in the US in August than during any other month of the year. County fairs, state fairs and agricultural fairs are everywhere. I love... (Read More)
 
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