Weekend Fun! (bike, bands, burritos/ Chilibrew competition)

This Sunday there is a bike swap/bands/burrito event at the Charm City
Arts Space. As Jim Ventosa puts it:

Sunday, May 23, 2010
Charm City Art Space
1731 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, MD

* 10AM folks show up to buy stuff.
* 10:30 - anybody that wants to go on a "long" bike ride (20-30 miles) gets a cue sheet and leaves. If someone wants to volunteer to lead this, that's cool, otherwise it's just self guided. People don't HAVE to leave
at 10:30, but then it won't really be a group ride.
* 11:30 - anybody that wants to go on a "short" bike ride (10 ish miles) grabs a cue sheet and leaves.

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Either a potluck or prepared burritos for sale on the fundraising tip.

For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.ccspace.org">http://www.ccspace.org</a>;.

Velocipede Will have some items out for the swap, fyi.

Afterwards, if you wish to further indulge yourself, there is a benefit at the 2640 space (aka st. johns church on 2640 st. paul st.) where proceeds go to benefit both the Free School and Us. It's called &quot;Charitably Charmin' ChiliBrew Competition&quot; and details as follows:

That's right! You heard it here! Baltimore's very first Charmin' ChiliBrew homebrew competition and chili cookoff is going down for two great causes. Join us for this yummy fundraiser to benefit the Velocipede Bike Project and the Baltimore Free School. You will not be disappointed.


We're thinking that not only is Doing It Yourself a lot of fun, but Doing It Yourself, With Others is even better. So with this event we hope to bring together some folks who get a kick out of sticking it to the commercial product pipeline and living more locally, whether that means brewing, bike-building, gardening, crafts... Even if you don't do anything of the sort, come have a sip and a bite and meet some people who do. Not only will it be delicious, but it might be the start of a wonderful new hobby!

Attendees will be offered the opportunity to judge chili and homebrew to award the titles of &quot;Charmin' Chili Champion&quot; and &quot;Ruler of Brews,&quot; with their accompanying prizes. And you'll leave toting a lovely commemorative glass. Who wouldn't want that?

We'll be asking for a sliding-scale donation of $10 to $20 at the door. Whatever you can afford is great, but please keep in mind all the savory fare that awaits your tastebuds AND that all proceeds go to support two stellar community-based projects.

Visit our website for more information <a href="http://www.bmorecharmin.intuitwebsites.com">http://www.bmorecharmin.intuitwebsites.com</a>;

Homebrewers and chili chefs of all stripes and skills are invited to enter their top-notch concoctions. If this means you, get in touch with Ian: japanzerman&quot;at&quot;yahoo.com

Want to exhibit your DIY project or organization at our event, or sponsor the event with your boatloads of cash? Contact Patrice: pwooda1&quot;at&quot;yahoo.com

And finally...Spread the love! Invite all of your friends and foes. Yey ChiliBrew!

w/ all of our hearts,
Ian and Patrice
the charmin' event co-chairs

by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/ ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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