What mom couldn’t use a girl’s night out from time to time? Better yet, a girl’s night out that supports other women AND benefits important non-profit and charitable organizations in our community?
My new friend Jackie Dorris of Stroller Strides (more on my new-found love for Stroller Strides next week) told me about a great upcoming event called LUNAFEST Chicago 2011. I wanted to share more about this event with you (because really it is a no-brainer – you enjoy a fun night out with friends and all the money raised supports worthy causes).
On Tuesday, April 12, 2011, the Luna Mom’s Club Chicago presents LUNAFEST Chicago 2011 at The Music Box Theater (3733 N. Southport, Chicago). LUNAFEST is a national film festival that features short films by, for
and about women. The goal is the event is to simultaneously promote women
filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues and support worthy
women’s nonprofit organizations.
All proceeds from LUNAFEST are donated to charity. 85% of profits from
this screening of LUNAFEST will benefit The Neighborhood Parent’s
Network, the remaining 15% goes to LUNA’s primary cause partner, the
Breast Cancer Fund, an organization dedicated to identifying and
advocating for the elimination of environmental causes of the disease.
The evening begins with a welcome reception at the Music Box Theatre
with light appetizers provided by Devon. The film screening will begin
promptly at 7:15 pm. After the screening, the exclusive after-party
continues across the street at Blue Bayou (your LUNAFEST ticket includes
one drink ticket for the after-party.) The after-party will be a chance
to socialize with your friends and shop the silent auction, while
enjoying sweet treats from Sensational Bites. All attendees go home with a goodie bag!
Tickets are on sale now for $25 — there is a limited quantity available so call your girlfriends today and plan your night out!