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The Art of Giving – Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Village of Cross Keys

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It’s not fall without fashion! Save the date for the 6th annual Art of Giving, a fashion show hosted by the Renaissance Fine Arts and Ruth Shaw, Inc. benefiting Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA)

NFL Pays Kennedy Krieger to Study Kids with Football Concussions

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We’ve gone from a country obsessed with football (well, okay, we’re still that) to a place where parents are leery of letting their kids play in the pee-wee leagues. The reason? Fear of the brain damage that accrues after years of getting conked in the head.

Football fans out there should stay tuned, however; some of the research about the aftereffects of that you’ll surely see in the coming years will be thanks to our very own hometown team. No, not the Ravens (may their helmets stay on and their luck reverse!), but the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which just got a promise of $2 million for is work on youth concussions, brain trauma, and recover. The donor? Why, none other than the NFL, which is funding eight such research projects nationwide.

Art Show, Pumpkins, a Fashion Show and Wes Moore

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More dates to add to your calendar! We’re expanding this week and including events beyond the weekend…

Art for Land’s Sake: The Valleys Planning Council hosts its annual art show tonight featuring pieces from over 40 local and national artists. Thiry-five percent of sales goes to the VPC. When: Preview Party, tonight, September 30, 5 – 9 p.m.  Weekend art show and sale, Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, from noon – 4 p.m. Where:  Halcyon Farm, 11245 Greenspring Avenue, Lutherville. Attire: Business casual. Admission: Preview Party tickets, $125 and may be purchased at the door. Art show only, $5, purchased at the door.

Pumpkins on the Green: The Irvine Nature Center is putting on their annual “blue jean” fundraiser featuring live music, live and silent auctions, and seasonal tastes from a local “green” caterer.  Adding to the fun, the event’s honorary chair, recent Emmy-winner Julie Bowen is hosting in a meet-and-greet VIP cocktail reception before the event.  When: Fundraiser: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 7-11 p.m. VIP Cocktail Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6 p.m.  Where: The Irvine Nature Center. Attire: Blue jean casual. Admission: $95 per ticket for the fundraiser, $500 for two tickets to the VIP reception and fundraiser. Tickets available through MissionTix

The Art of Giving: Ruth Shaw and Renaissance Fine Arts host a fashion show to benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute & The Baltimore School for the Arts. When: Tuesday, October 4 at 11:30 a.m. Where: Renaissance Fine Arts, 1848 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville. Attire: Invitation doesn’t say, but we’re guessing it will be a pretty fashionable crowd…it’s a fashion show after all. Admission: $150 and includes light lunch. Tickets available online through Kennedy Krieger. 

Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Featuring Wes Moore: Advocates for Children and Youth hosts its eighth annual luncheon with bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, Rhodes Scholar and Baltimore native Wes Moore. When: Wednesday, October 5, from 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. Where: Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, 202 Pratt Street, Baltimore. Attire: Invitation doesn’t indicate but we’re guessing business? Then again, lots of teachers and non-profit types will be in attendance, so clean, cute and comfy is probably fine too. Admission: $150. Purchase tickets online at www.acy.org.

Have a good weekend!

 

Rebel with a Cause

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Great style is all about expressing individuality, and it turns out Chris Warren’s clothing tells a very personal story. The hip and trendy South Moon Under men’s department manager (spotted outside the Harbor East boutique) uses his fashion savvy to hook people into giving to causes he cares about. Giving while getting. That’s the best style.

 

Chris Warren, 26

You look like you’re going to class not work!

Yeah, I like to dress in jeans and a T -shirt most of the time and sometimes a woven.
 
A woven? You speak a designer’s language. Are you a fashion designer?

I design T-shirts with a friend. We are just starting our company.
 
Did you design the one you’re wearing? What do the letters stand for?

TSP?  The Shift Project. We design T-shirts now but hope to get into wovens and sweaters.
 
Where did you get the name?

We both believe you have to contribute to change the world and when you hit the shift button on your keyboard everything changes.  And it’s a project. So, The Shift Project. 
 
Have you sold any T-shirts?

We are now on Facebook and developing a website.  But we’re trying to keep the cost down so we can donate six or seven percent of what we bring in to a different charity or institution each month. The first one is personal. We hope to give to Kennedy Krieger because my brother is there in rehab after a football accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. At 15. And the next month it will be the Susan G. Komen Foundation because my friend’s mother had breast cancer.  Selling our collection will hopefully allow us to give to many causes we believe in. 

I wish you great success. And how is your brother today?

He’s great. He’s 23.  And he wears our T-shirts all the time!

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