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Weekly Update
April 23, 2009
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Click here to buy your tickets today for Reading to Kids' Tenth Anniversary Comedy Night & Silent Auction on May 9th at The Montálban Theatre in Hollywood.

We are excited to announce the first four comics confirmed to perform at our event:

Iliza Shlesinger - 2008 winner of NBC's "Last Comic Standing"

Shang - featured on "Comics Unleashed" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"

Bob Oschack - regular at The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and Improv and former writer with "The Best Damn Sports Show Period."

Mike Phirman - half of the comedy duo Hard n Phirm appearing on VH1’s I Love the [insert Generation X Demographic Era] and "Comedy Central Presents Hard n Phirm."

We'll keep you posted as other comics confirm!

In addition, our list of fabulous silent auction items continues to grow - we've got airline tickets from Virgin America, Disneyland passes, a Big Bear Cabin weekend, a year of DirectTV, Dodger Tickets, restaurant gift certificates and more! Click here to see what has been donated so far.

Date:       Saturday, May 9, 2009
Time:      7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Place:     
The Montálban (view website)
               1615 Vine Street
                Hollywood, CA 90028

Tickets:   $35 - $50 (assigned seating)
               ****Guests must be 18 and over.****

For more information and to buy tickets
click here.

If you are interested in helping out with the event or donating items to the Silent Auction, contact
Rachel.Zwass@readingtokids.org.

We hope to see you there!

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CROSSWORDS LOS ANGELES TOURNAMENT
Volunteers Needed

The first annual Crosswords Los Angeles Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 25th with proceeds supporting Reading to Kids.  The tournament is for puzzlers with a broad range of skills - prizes will be awarded in several categories.

Online registration has ended, but you can still sign up at the door.

They are also looking for volunteers from 10:45 - 12:30 and 1:15 - 2:45.  Contact Jessica.Tritsch@readingtokids.org to sign up!

What: One day. Five puzzles. Lunch.
When: April 25th, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Loyola Marymount University, Hilton 100
Cost: $25 in advance for competitors ($20 for students), $20 for spectators

Visit http://www.crosswordswest.com/ for more information.

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FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Reading to Kids will be joining thousands of community members, hundreds of organizations, and scores of authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

The Festival of Books is America's largest book festival and takes place once a year on the UCLA campus. The event is free and open to the public on Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reading to Kids will be at Booth 137 in Zone A. We still have a couple of volunteer spots available, click here to see the volunteer shifts.

Click here to see an event map.  If you are not volunteering at the booth, make sure to stop by and say hello!

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MAY 9th READING CLUBS

Reading to Kids is excited to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary on May 9th!  Sign up to be a part of our May "Birthdays & Celebrations from Around the World" Reading Clubs. 

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Sincerely,

  Jessica Tritsch, Nate Radomski & Rachel Zwass 
  Reading to Kids
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May 2009
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity

Alta Loma

27 54

Esperanza

31 81

Gratts

18 57

Hoover

28 71
Los Angeles

36

95
Magnolia  28 90
Politi 13 68
White

16

52
TOTAL 197 568

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Fifth Grade

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