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Be Thankful by Helping Others: YouBComplete Run for the Hungry

This Thanksgiving, before you sit down with your loved ones and enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, do something that helps others and reminds you about just how grateful you are for everything you have. Race Details This Thanksgiving, the YouBComplete Run for the Hungry is Thursday, November 28th. There are a couple of options, including the 10K run, which starts at 7:10am and the 5K run/walk, which starts at 8:15am. There are individual and team entries. All ages tare encouraged to participate. Even dogs can join you for the fun runs! Both start in Downtown San Diego at Broadway Circle. The race goes through the Gaslamp District and East Village. ABM Parking services will provide free parking for the participants and guests. Check the race website for exact parking lot locations. Race Fun and Rewards Awards will be presented in both the 5K and 10K for the first three in the various age divisions. Runners will all receive a coupon from Fantasy On Ice for one free admission and one free skate rental. On hand, there will also be a beer garden hosted by Hennessey’s Tavern. Present your race number and I.D. and receive up to two 14-ounce micro beers for

November 24th, 2013|Categories: San Diego Events|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Be Thankful by Helping Others: YouBComplete Run for the Hungry

Thanksgiving Floral Decorating Ideas

As one of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving is a time for entertaining, which means lots of decorating the house to get in the spirit. And, when it comes to decorating and the rich and robust colors of fall, flowers and greenery hold center court. We have put together some Thanksgiving floral decorating ideas that you can incorporate in your home and for your Thanksgiving feast table (and, for some, your Thanksgivvukah table!). Del Mar Sunset Thanksgiving Centerpieces Thanksgiving centerpieces come in all styles and arrangements, including your traditional cornucopia arrangement in a wicker basket shaped as the horn of plenty or a floral centerpiece with candles. However, there are other decorations you can consider. For example, why not ask the floral design team at Allen’s Flowers and Plants to design a custom Thanksgiving centerpiece for you that is arranged within a treasured family vase or heirloom bowl? This personalizes it and provides a symbol of the family coming together to share their appreciation and give thanks for what they all have. Also consider some unique items like stalks of wheat or dried flowers and leaves arranged together in a tin container or vase. You could also order a

A Beautiful Selection of Thanksgiving Flowers and Table Centerpieces

Thanksgiving is not that far away, so it’s a great time to start thinking and planning of your Thanksgiving table or what you plan on sending to loved ones, colleagues, or clients over this special holiday of gratitude. Allen’s Flowers and Plants of San Diego is already taking Thanksgiving orders and has a wide range of Thanksgiving flowers for centerpieces, table settings, and gifts. Thanksgiving Flower Designs Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving floral designs: Del Mar Sunset is a modern twist on the fall arrangement. This small flower arrangement contains roses, tulips, lilies and hydrangea arranged in a leaf lined glass vase. Allen’s Cornucopia features orange roses, peach lilies, burgundy mini carnations, eucalyptus and greenery arranged in a natural cornucopia basket. Autumn Luxury is a plush and oversized fall flower arrangement with bounteous flowers and greenery as well as stunning fall leaves. The Fall Centerpiece is warm, elegant, and expansive, including a wide range of fall flowers and featuring many sunflowers throughout this stunning Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Country Harvest highlights the warn, golden colors of fall with candles, chrysanthemums, lilies, wheat, oak leaves and a plaid ribbon weaved throughout the centerpiece. The Tuscan Centerpiece has three candles and

November 11th, 2013|Categories: Thanksgiving|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A Beautiful Selection of Thanksgiving Flowers and Table Centerpieces

Veterans’ Day is November 11th

Veterans’ Day is just around the corner, so now is the time to start planning for any special events or gifts you would like to give the veterans in your life. Each year, Veterans’ Day is celebrated on November 11th. This blog post provides background on this special day of remembrance and offers some information on some special Veterans’ Day celebrations in San Diego this year. Origins and Observance of Veterans’ Day Veterans’ Day came about as a way to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I. The armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 to end World War I. In 1926, the U.S. Congress recognized it as a special day of prayer and thanksgiving, and it finally became a legal holiday in 1938. Now, Veterans’ Day is a day for all veterans of all wars, including World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Iraq War. Observances typically include parades and church services over the weekend while many schools and businesses close in respect of this special holiday. San Diego Veterans’ Day Events Events for Veterans Day are planned for the

November 4th, 2013|Categories: Veteran's Day|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Veterans’ Day is November 11th