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Weekend roundup 10/7

It's a big weekend for me, friends – Saturday is my bridal shower! I'm so excited that my sister and other family will be in town help celebrate along with my lovely girlfriends. I'm going to start things right with a mani/pedi, a trip to the gym, and then enjoy my day. Sunday night, we're heading to The Forebay at The Hershey Lodge to sample their wild game menu for my column. Steelers have a bye, so it's all relaxation after that. And yard work. And house-cleaning. But still. A lovely three-day weekend for sure. What are your plans?

In tomorrow's Patriot-News column I'll talk about the wine harvest weekend at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, a Green Living Fair and last Friday's wine dinner at the Hilton.

Don't miss out on the two – 2! – giveaways going on this week. We have a steak dinner for two from the Golden Sheaf and a pair of tickets to the see the Max Weinburg Big Band at Whitaker on Tuesday. Enter early, both close this weekend. Don't forget to retweet and share for extra entries.

For the remaining weekend scoop, read on:


Giveaway: Greenbelt Events

Congrats to Brian for winning tickets to Tuesday's Max Weinberg's Big Band concert.

Whoa! A mid-week giveaway care of our favorite Jerseyan of Greenbelt Events.

Enter now to win two tickets to Max Weinberg's Big Band at Sunoco Theater at Whitaker Center on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

From Weinberg's website:

Building upon his seventeen years as the leader of what Tom Shales, famed TV critic of the Washington Post called, “the best band in late night Television,” the Max Weinberg Big Band is a bold, swinging fifteen piece aggregation that continues the traditions established by Max’s musical heroes—among whom, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Doc Severinsen, and Maynard Ferguson lead the pack. Judging by the crowd’s enthusiastic reaction to the Max Weinberg Big Band’s debut performance at the Fontainbleu Hotel in Miami Beach during Christmas Week of 2009 their approach to the hard-driving instrumental jazz that was a staple of television variety shows in the 1960’s and 1970’s has been sorely missed and fulfills a long held dream by Max to bring it back to the world’s stages.

You know the drill – 1 comment = 1 entry. Leave one comment to enter, leave additional for each of the following:

  • Follow Greenbelt Events on Twitter
  • Like Greenbelt Events on Facebook
  • RT this giveaway (be sure to mention @sarabozich)
  • Share this on Facebook

One winner will be selectecd at random. I'll announce the winner over the weekend.

CATEGORIES: Giveaway, Music

Giveaway: The Golden Sheaf


Congrats to Jason for winning a steak dinner from the Hilton Harrisburg.

For this first full week in October, we return to weekly giveaways with The Golden Sheaf and its Thursday evening special on Allen Brothers steaks.

For a refresher on the special, the steaks and the experience, read my column from August.

Anyone can partake in the $20 steak deal by printing this certificate and presenting it at The Golden Sheaf any Thursday through November 2010.

This week, you can enter to win a gift certificate good for two Allen Brothers steaks on a Thursday at the Hilton. That's dinner for you and a date, including tax and gratuity (but not including an appetizer or alcoholic beverages).

To enter, leave a comment below.

Next, for EXTRA entries, find The Golden Sheaf on Facebook and "like" them, then leave another comment telling me you've done so. Repeat that if you a) share on Facebook, b) ReTweet the giveaway (be sure to include @sarabozich).


JT ya’ll

The fiance and I were just wondering what Justin Timberlake has been up to (ya know, besides starring in the Roger Ebert-approved movie, The Social Network, in theaters tomorrow). Where's the new album, JT?

Fortunately, I stumbled upon this fantastic clip from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon care of the HuffPo. Enjoy. It'll make your Thursday a little less dreary.

CATEGORIES: Music, Television

Weekend roundup 9/30

After this rain stops (and I like it, I just wish I could spend the day in my home office – or bed – listening and watching), a beautiful weekend is forecasted for our area.

As seems to be the theme anymore, this weekend is packed. It all starts tomorrow with a two-day yard sale in my neighborhood, wine dinner at the Hilton on Friday night, shopping for a dress for next week's bridal shower and on Sunday, I'll be a dress model for Taylored for You (where I bought my dress) at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg West's "Timeless Elegance" bridal show. I'll miss the first half of the Steelers game (bummed), a day-long football party, judging the Cupcake Cup AND my favorite class at the gym – twice, but — it should be a lot of fun.

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Weekend roundup 9/23

IMG_0496 I’m off to the PA Wilds for two days of elk-natured fun. But my “to do” list runneth over!

This weekend was supposed to be a camping trip to Ricketts Glen – but we never took any steps to actually do it, like borrow or purchase camping gear, make a campground reservation, stock up on food and beverage items.

So, instead, the mister and I will be finally making the garage-to-shed move for so much of our tools, etc., and taking stock of items to sell at our upcoming yard sale.

I’m thinking maybe a viewing of The Town on Friday night and then drinks with one of my best girls on Saturday night. Sunday, obviously, is Steelers central. Then it’s off to a wine dinner at Devon Seafood Grill, which I’ll document for you in next week’s column.

As for you, the sky is the limit. With one last push of summer air, be outside if you can. For the roundup on what’s going on, read on:


The Proposal

AndySara2 As promised, and as seen in yesterday's Wedding Style Fall 2010 in The Patriot-News, here is our engagement story (or click on the photo to link to the online version):

About three months into our relationship, Andy (Surra) told me that he knew how he planned to propose. Never mind that we hadn't so much as discussed the long-term future of our relatively new relationship.

Over the next two years, Andy would, on occasion, spontaneously announce to me – with a metaphoric light bulb over his head – that he knew precisely how he would propose. He never provided any details, though once, early on, he did ask me if 1 regularly kept food in the house to prepare a meal. (I do.)

In early 2009, he asked: "Which do you want to do first? Get engaged or buy a house?"

"Buy a house," I said, terrified of seeming eager to get married. Andy promptly went out and bought a ring, though I didn't know it at the time.


CATEGORIES: Sara Bozich, Wedding

Weekend roundup 9/16

WS 2010 artwork completesmall Well, well, another crazy week almost behind us. Like many of you, I’m spending my Thursday evening enjoying a home-cooked meal and cozying in for the damp fall weather.

Tomorrow, we’re scheduled for the first of the Hilton Harrisburg’s fall wine dinner series. I’m excited to celebrate my first bridal shower this Saturday. My mom is driving me up to the PA Wilds for an afternoon shower with my future in-laws. Sunday is for laundry and catch-up, and then somehow we’re going to do it all over again.

Items of note for this weekend: 3rd in the Burg is tomorrow night throughout downtown and Midtown Harrisburg. Saturday, ABC’s Capital City Beer Invitational (hope you entered to win tickets!). And Sunday is Woofstock, a festival of all things dog!

For more details on the weekend, click on through:


Giveaway: Capital City Beer Invitational

Beerfest**Congrats to Hope and Seth, who each one two tickets to tomorrow’s event. Hope won tickets to session 1, and Seth to session 2.**

This weekend celebrates the 13th Annual Capital City Invitational Beer Festival at Appalachian Brewing Co.

Expect to find pint upon pint of some of the best regional microbrews during two sessions on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Sessions run from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tickets are limited to 1,200 attendees, so visit Greenbelt Events now to purchase your tickets. ($35 in advance, $40 at the door. Designated driver tickets are available for $15.)

Beyond the brews, enjoy live music, a German food buffet, vendors and live brewing demonstrations.

Artie & Co. were generous enough to donate one pair of tickets to each session for me to give away to my readers.

To enter to win, leave a comment below and tell me your favorite ABC brew. Two winners (one for each session) will be selected at random on Friday.

For extra entries (you must leave a separate comment for each extra entry in order for each to count), you can:

CATEGORIES: Giveaway, Sara Bozich

Weekend roundup 9/10

Paint_Midtown Ugh. I hate when I get to the Weekend Roundup this late. I hope ya'll found something to do last night. We had dinner at Flinchy's to try some items from their new menu, but I ended up being unable to resist the filet mignon hot rock. Flinchy's has added a cool new feature to their menus – suggested wine pairings for each food item, from the jalepeno poppers (I love theirs because they're stuffed with cream cheese instead of cheddar cheese and are delicately fried, not hard) to the Surf 'n Turf.

My weekend is scheduled to be low key: a couple Body Flow classes, shopping for attire for my upcoming bridal showers and football Sunday at my dad's. GO STEELERS! I also hope to stop out for part of Gallery Walk if it doesn't rain.

Let's make it quick and jump right to the weekend's highlights. Read on to learn more.


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