SAT 11/12/11 -- Have a Pug!? If you do (and even if you don't...) a VERY AWESOME ALL PUG event happening in Kissimmee at the Ramada Gateway Convention Center (7470 Highway 192 West, Kissimmee, FL 34747) this day, put on by Pug Rescue of Florida! Event goes from 11am - 5pm ... and Ill be here this day drawing doggie caricatures! Learn more here:


SUN 11/20/11 -- Doggie Event with AWACF. More info TBA.

FRI 12/02/11 -- Trinity Prep Event. Ill be drawing caricatures and selling my art and this fun-filled Holiday Event put on by Trinity Prep. Event goes from 8am - 5pm. MORE info + link TBA
SAT 12/03/11 -- 2nd Annual BOXER BASH! Happening at Wickham Park in Brevard, from 10am - 3pm. I'll be drawing doggie (and human) caricatures at this event. More info + link TBA
SAT 12/10/11 -- Pathways Event to Benefit Homeless and Mentally Ill in CFL. Event goes from 11 - 3pm. Volunteers + Hairdressers still needed to donate their time. More info + link TBA
SAT 12/11/11 -- SPARKLE EVENT at Dandelion Cafe 12-6pm
All LOCAL vendors. I'll be here drawing caricatures and selling my artwork. More info + link TBA

NEED SOMETHING FUN AND ALTRUISTIC TO DO ON SUNDAYS!? -- Come on out & paddle it up with Eco-Action! This is an awesome local group that goes out weekly on weekends, to clean up a designated water way. They collect trash, recyclables, old tires, and random things as well from the water and shoreline. (Stuff you wonder how the heck it got in there in the first place!) These are all things toxic to the local Eco-system/Wildlife:Old tires, plastic bags, motoroil, fishing line, old lighters, and more. This group helps find this trash, collect it, and get it out of the environment/prevent contaminating wildlife. This is a GREAT excuse to get on the water, connect with nature & fellow eco-warriors, and also get a little arm work-out to boot! It's exercise too! :) More info is avail on Eco-Action's website at:
Simply click the SCHEDULE tab, and see what outing you'd like to try to participate with. See the schedule of clean-ups here. Canoes are avail on a first call, first serve basis. ONLY 12 to go around, so email/call ASAP. Contact Beth for more info: or also at: 407-695-5050
Hope to see you out on the water soon, and thanks for caring!!! ;)


Continue to Help Clean-Up the Gulf: (And other oil spills --they happen quite often.)
Donate your clean, cut hair, or also that of your dog-- Indeed! :)
See here for some awesome info on how YOU can help from your very own home:
The awesome youtube video showcasing just HOW this works:
I created a flyer for this as well, click here to view it. Go to the upper left to File, scroll down to Print.
Cut the bottom, so that people may have a tear away slip to take with them.
We're in this together, and we can all make a difference :) I donated my hair just a few years ago. Hope to do so again in the future.

I'm the Current Chair of the Central Florida Sierra Club Group. ;)
We stand-up against urban sprawl issues, and try to help protect wildlife coriddors in Central Florida... and we go on fun, outings, too! (The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization, with over 700,000 members nationwide. These individuals are using grassroots activism and community action to protect America's environment, for our families, for our future. I'm part of the Florida Chapter of the National Sierra Club. Our group, the Central Florida Sierra Club, comprises over 2,100 members in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola Counties. Our goal is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.)

*If camping, hiking, kayaking, and taking care of Mother Nature is your thing (and youre in CFL), then consider joining us at our free, monthly meeting to learn even more! We meet the 3rd Wed of the month at the lovely, Leu Gardens. Networking starts at 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 7pm sharp, goes til about 8:30pm. Topics range.
Always an Eco Topic! Always a good time! GREAT networking, too!

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