Figure Skating Benefit Show for Typhoon Haiyan

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catch of the day fish (2)Before we start diving head first into pumpkin pie recipes, heaps of mashed potatoes, and the shopping bonanza that follows, we thought it would be nice to take some time this week to look around and really consider the spirit of thankfulness as the holiday season engulfs us. And not surprisingly, some of the best examples of how to embody this spirit come from the younger members of our community. The one that really got us this week? Aubrey Akers, a local teen, is hosting a figure skating show this weekend to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Ms. Akers (herself a Filipino) has taken it upon herself to spend this week’s holiday working on a pretty impressive undertaking. The benefit show takes place on Friday afternoon—perfect if you’re looking for a place to spend your time and money that feels just a wee bit better than in the frenzied hordes at the mall. All proceeds will go to a Philippine non-governmental organization called the Center for Transformational Communities, which will assist in rebuilding the livelihoods of people affected by the recent typhoon. It all takes place at the Mt. Pleasant Ice Rink, too—so we’re hoping that maybe we’ll get a chance to get out on the ice as well—either before or after.

Tulay ng Pag-Asa (Bridge of Hope) will take place on Friday, November 29th from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Mt. Pleasant Ice Rink (6101 Hillen Road in Baltimore). For more information, you can e-mail [email protected]

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  1. The show was amazing. Enjoying the talent and passion of the young skaters’ performances was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. The true meaning of the season beamed in all their faces today.

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