Legends Tennis Camp at Rosewood Little Dix Bay
The chance to hone your tennis game with some of the world's top talent doesn't come along every day - but it soon will at Rosewood Little Dix Bay. The seaside resort on Virgin Gorda, B.V.I. will host the Legends Tennis Camp from December 9-13, 2012 featuring clinics with legendary doubles brothers Luke and Murphy Jensen, courtside seats to see former Grand Slam Champions, and a celebratory dinner and auction hosted by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson for the benefit of worthy causes.
After the clinics and Pro Tennis Exhibition with current and former Grand Slam champions, mix and mingle with Sir Richard, Necker Cup Professionals and exhibition participants at an "End of the World" dinner party, with live music, dancing and guest musicians as well a charitable auction. Top tennis experiences, memorabilia and travel packages will be on the block with proceeds going to Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of Virgin Group; the National Tennis Foundation; and other ATP/WTA player tennis charities.
The package, priced from $4,350 per person based on double occupancy includes:
- Four nights accommodations at Rosewood Little Dix Bay
- Three tennis clinics
- Two tennis mixers
- Two courtside seats to the Pro Tennis Exhibition
- Two guest invitations to the "End of the World" dinner party and auction
- Full breakfast, lunch and dinner served at resort restaurants
- Beverages, cocktails and house wine (based on 2 guests, excludes premium alcohol, wine list and sparkling wines)
- Roundtrip transfers from Tortola or Virgin Gorda Airport
- Tax and resort fee
For more information or to make reservations for the Legends Tennis Camp at Rosewood Little Dix Bay, please contact (284) 495-5555 or visit www.littledixbay.com.
Impact 100 Announces Two 2012 Grant Awards
Impact 100, a group of philanthropically minded women in Cincinnati who collectively fund major grants, selected their 2012 grant recipients at a check presentation event at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, KY on September 20th. Mercy Neighborhood Ministries and CancerFree Kids will each receive $107,500.
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries will use the Impact 100 grant to double the capacity of their Home Health Aide Training program, while CancerFree Kids will use their grant to construct a Pet Visiting Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The Pet Center, where families can bring their pets to interact with an ill child, will be available to all children who have long-term stays at the hospital. The grant will also fund research to quantify the benefits of pet visits with patients.
Since its Cincinnati founding, Impact 100 has chapters in 14 other U.S. cities. Together, the organizations have awarded over $15 million in grants. New chapters continue to be introduced in the U.S., and the first international chapter is slated to begin operations in 2013. To join and vote for grant recipients in 2013, go to impact100.org.
Leadership Louisville Center Opens Applications for Bingham Fellows Class of 2013
Each year, local leaders selected for the Leadership Louisville Center's Bingham Fellows program are tasked with an issue of importance in the community and asked to tap into their imagination and talent for gathering critical resources to create social change. The topic for the 2013 Bingham Fellows will be:Developing a Smart Food Culture, focused on improving the health of Louisville citizens. The community's health has numerous ramifications, including the city's economic competitiveness and the cost to local employers. By leveraging Louisville's vibrant restaurant scene, the food industry and the local food economy, the 2013 Bingham Fellows have the opportunity to implement creative strategies to support healthy food consumption and availability for all citizens.
Applications for the Bingham Fellows Class of 2013 are being accepted through November 9 at leadershiplouisville.org. Individuals who want to use their leadership skills, broad knowledge base and range of experience to give this issue the visibility and momentum it needs to make real impact in the community should apply. The upcoming program year begins in January and ends in September 2013. For more information, contact Jennifer Stevens at (502) 561-5231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cincinnati Fashion Week Returns
Kicking off October 5th, Cincinnati Fashion Week, presented by
Macy's, will ignite a renewed energy of high fashion performance to the city of Cincinnati; delivering a series of heel blazing catwalks, open showrooms, and city-wide promotions.
2012 All-Access members can take advantage of the most exclusive
opportunities such as "Labryinth," at the Cincinnati Art Museum; an intimate tour through the hidden archives beneath the Cincinnati Art Museum, which house the museum's rich collection of haute couture and modern fashion; "Kymerah," hosted by Duru Armagon of Sloane Boutique, a private VIP showroom featuring the stylish aesthetic of today's modern woman; and premium promotions offered from select "fall FABULOUS" participants.
The event culminates with Catwalk Centre on October 13th at Macy's Fountain Place. After a VIP red-carpet reception, the runway presentation will kick off with Macy's INC fall 2012 collection styled by Cincinnati Fashion Week's C.E.O. + Lifestylist, Nathaniel West, followed by an incredible runway lineup of Cincinnati Fashion Week all-star talents, including Nashville's Valentine Valentine, Cincinnati's Lindsey Lusignolo, and surprise newcomers.
For more information, visit CincinnatiFashionWeek.com.
Women Artists Turn Up the Heat
to Benefit Pink Ribbon Connection
The "women of a certain age" are back at it. For the third year, a dozen female artists in Indianapolis, IN are presenting an exhibition that looks at the artists' self-image. "Women of a Certain Age: On Fire!" will feature 2D and 3D work of metal, paint on canvas, woodcut prints on paper and encaustic.
In addition to the traditional cheese and wine, the opening reception on Oct. 5 will feature two female fire performers and elaborate d�cor, as well as several artists talking at 7 p.m. about their work and their life experiences.
This is a sequel to successful exhibits in October 2010 and
October 2011. Participating artists are: Leigh Dunnington-Jones, Carol Myers, Jane Knight, JanettMarie, Julia Wickes, Julie Perigo, Terry McClatchie, Martha Lindenborg Vaught, and Vicky Shaffer White, and Susan Hazer
Exhibit coordinator Leigh Dunnington-Jones says, "This is an exciting exhibit made by mature women. You will find the work both visually stimulating, and thought provoking, covering topics from politics to the family and from the changes that happen as we age to the joy of making art."
Proceeds from the sale of a limited edition print by Bonnie Fillenwarth will benefit the Pink Ribbon Connection, a local organization that supports women with breast cancer.
The show will be up in Stutz Art Space gallery (212 W. 10th St in Indianapolis, IN), which is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays in October or by appointment. For more information visit stutzartists.com or call (317) 292-3200.