Friday, December 09, 2011

I'm moving to Oklahoma

Not so long ago I was known as your Hostess.  The young lady who blew into this grand city, for graduate school, and along the way made a host of friends and many, many memories.
Now, I prepare to leave what I come to think of as my other home - St. Louis.  I'll being moving to Oklahoma in January for an amazing job - a researcher at Oklahoma State University. Go Pokes!

But couldn't leave St Louis without one last dance.

I'll be having a Progressive Departing Party, dropping in a few area Holiday Festivities hoping to see as many folks as I can before I depart to the west.

Tentative Activities

Fri Dec 9: Alive Magazine Holiday Bash at Mandarin in the Central West End, link to details

Tue Dec 13: FUEL Holiday Wine & Food Party in Soulard Market, link to details
Attendees should bring a food tray, dessert or wine beverage to share.

Thu Dec 15: ULYP Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive in South City, link to details
 Attendee should bring a gift for a child or gift card.

Fri Dec 16: Jack Daniel’s Presents Arts, Beats & Lyrics near Grand Arts District, link to details
(RSVP is required)

Many people have asked if I need anything before departing (on January 3rd). And the answer is yes. Yes, I do. After graduation I downsized my life big time and I'll be starting over fresh in Oklahoma.

Some household items I could certainly use include
Iron and Ironing Board
Kitchen supplies - drinking glasses, storage ware, dish drying rack -- stuff like that.
Bathroom supplies - mainly cleaning items like a plunger, scrubber brush, sponges
Living Room - couch, ottoman. And if anyone knows where I can score a television (32-40" flat screen) for the low low, hit me up and an XBox or some other game component so I can download Netflix and the internet.  Cable company won't grift me. LOL

Bedroom & Linens - I have sheets and comforters, but my wish list does include a nice duvet for my full/queen size bed.

And just for reference, I have a Housewarming Wish List
Thank you so much for the love, fun, and laughter while I was in St Louis.

I hope I see you out and about!
Your hostesss,

Friday, October 28, 2011

EarthDance Farmers Formal is November 5th. Get your tickets now.

EarthDance Celebrates its Season with Farmers Formal!

On Saturday, November 5th, EarthDance FARMS will host its fourth annual fundraiser and celebration, Farmers Formal, at Washington University’s College Hall. The evening will include a dinner catered by Bon Appétit that features vegetables, meats, and cheese from local producers including EarthDance; complimentary cocktails, beer, and wine; silent and live auctions; and live music and dancing. All proceeds will go towards EarthDance’s sustainable farming education programs. Tickets for Farmers Formal are $75.00 a plate. Tables of 8 and 10 are available. Tickets may be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or by contacting Meg at 314-521-1006. College Hall, Washington University Saturday November 5th, 6-11 p.m.
EarthDance is a non-profit organization, with 501c3 status through a partnership with The Open Space Council, whose mission is to grow and inspire local FARMS—Food, Art, Relationships & Music, Sustainably! EarthDance farms at the historical Mueller Organic Farm in Ferguson, MO.
Since 2009, EarthDance has operated a season-long educational apprenticeship program which trains participants in sustainable agriculture from seed to market.
EarthDance is all organic - fresh veggies, fresh ideas, and inspiring people!
The Farmers Formal is the annual fundraiser to support the apprenticeship program to support more Urban Organic Farming practices in the Metro St. Louis region.
To show my fandom of EarthDance, I'm giving away two tickets to the 2011 Farmers Formal.
All you have to do is become a fan of EarthDance FARMS, too.

1. Like EarthDance FARMS on their Facebook Fan Page and leave a note on the wall tell everyone your Favorite Fresh Veggie! And be sure to say you want to attend the Farmers Formal on November 5th.
2. Follow @EarthDanceFarms on Twitter. Then Retweet this message:
I'm fan of because they are fresh. Get your tix to Farmers Formal now!
Then be sure to leave a message in the comment thread letting me know you did this. Each new like or follow and comment will be an entry.
Winners will be notified Wednesday, November 2nd 8 pm. Be sure you include a link back to you in the comment (or FB/Twitter thread) so that I can contact you.
Or if you just can't wait, get your tickets to Farmers Formal now! It will a root-tootin' good time.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Black Weblog Awards Livecast Tweetup at Whiz Tech Cafe

The 2011 Black Weblog Awards are tonight and LIVE for the first time ever in Los Angelos, California. It seems to have become the capstone of the weekend of events of the Blogging While Brown Conference, now in its 4th year. Tonight's award ceremony is hosted by actress Kim Coles. Recognizing the best and brightest African-American bloggers, the Black Weblog Awards will announce winners of the coveted awards in over 30 categories including Best Science/Tech Blog and Best Green Living/Outdoor/Nature Blog - the two categories I, Danielle N Lee, was proud to be a finalist for.

I'm not in LA, but I will be tuning in this evening - on the web and tweeting, too.
The ceremony is 6:00 - 10:0 pm (PST) .
You can join me if you like. I'll be down at Whiz Tech Cafe at 8:00 pm (CST). It's the greatest, newest internet cafe in the midwest (a woman and minority owned local business).

So come on down, pull up a chair and order a tasty coffee drink, too.
Location Whiz Tech Technology Cafe
1629 Locust
Downtown Saint Louis, MO

In the meantime, here are some important links and folks to follow for the event.
Black Weblog Awards website and Twitter @BlkWeblogAwards
Blogging While Brown Conference website, Twitter @BWBConference and hashtag to follow - #BWB
Me - on Twitter @DNLee5
Kim Coles - on Twitter @KimColes
The Whiz Technology Cafe Twitter @WhizTechCafe
Live cast here:

Video clips at Ustream

Friday, June 17, 2011

Vote for the Best Science Black Weblog Award, please

Urban Science Adventures! © was nominated for Best Science or Tech Blog again this year. As the sole science blog among the finalist this year, I would love for the blog to win the honor - and justify having separate Science and Tech Categories in the coming years. Many people and readers have reached to me and let me that they have voted already. Thank you, thank you, thank you. For those of you who have yet to vote, today is the last day.

What to know be fore voting:
1.Only one ballot is allowed per computer and email address. The ballot is 5 pages long. My blog and category are on page 4 so don't lose heart. I encourage you to vote in every category you wanted to vote in before submitting. A complete list of all finalist for the 38 catergories are here.
2. If you don't see a submit button, try pressing the tab key several times.
3. Vote here.
Winners will be announced live July 9, 2011 in Los Angeles. I will be there for the ceremony. If you would like to co-sponsor my attendance, then please consider making a donation. Any and all contributions are appreciated and give shout outs to my supporters!

4. You can attend the Blogging While Brown Conference and the Black Weblog Award Ceremony in Los Angelos, California, too. General Admission is open to all of the attendees of the Blogging While Brown Conference. Or purchase VIP tickets to attend the ceremony online.

5. Category sponsorships are available contact for more information.

In the meantime, see you out and about.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer 2011 events

A few events coming up. See you at something.

Twilight Tuesday is on hiatus until August, but if you want to keep the party going then check out Climatron & Cocktails tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 14 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Climatron and Cocktails - A Missouri Botanical Garden Young Friends event with St. Louis Public Radion Young Friends
$15 for MoBot or KWMU Members, $30 for non-members (food & specialty cocktails included in the price)
"Purchase your tickets in advance and receive 20% off the cost of new or upgraded membership to the Missouri Botanical Garden or St. Louis Public Radio. Use your Garden membership to enjoy discounted Young Friends event tickets and free admission to the Garden throughout the year. "

Shakespeare in the Park is going on til Sunday June 19. Taming of the Shrew is the play this year and it is set to a 1950's theme. I thought it was pretty good. Check it out, any night but Tuesday. Pack your picnic baskets, wine, blankets and chairs. Free, family friendly.

Jungle Boogie - Free, Friday Nights concerts at the Zoo. fammily friendly. Every Friday this summer til Labor, expect this Friday June 17 for Zoofari - another event worth checking out. ($175 person for Young Zoo Friends - fundraiser for the Zoo featuring the O'Jays and Griffin & the Gargoyles as entertainment).

Saturday, June 18th from 4p-7p
Griot Garden Party ...this is a fundraiser for the Black History Museum and costs $50 to attend. The Garden party theme is a tea and ask ladies to wear a hat.

Wednesday, June 22 afterwork til 9:00 pm
Whitaker Music Festival kicks off next week. Free, outdoor concerts at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This is a summer tradition. Free addition tot he Garden after 5 including the Children's Garden. Pack a picnic and bring chairs, blanket. Family friendly.

Thursday, June 23 5pm-7:30pm
Flight to Mexico at Chevys Fresh Mex on Olive
(9119 Olive Blvd., St. Louis MO, 63132)
No cover
- Sample tequila flights and Mexican beers including
Dos Equis and Corona
- Nosh on complimentary authentic Mexican food
- Enjoy music and entertainment
- Party on the patio and Cantina with happy hour specials
- Win dining at Chevys for a year, Cardinal tickets and more

Now through September 25
American I Am - The African-American Imprint on American History at the Missouri History Museum. Special cover for this special exhbition, except on Tuesdays. Free admission to Missouri residents on Tuesday.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

February and March 2011 Events

Happy Black History Month!

Learn about African-American contributions to America and beyond. And don't just celebrate Black History, create it. Here's how.

Tue Feb 8
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Confronting Science: African-American Perceptions of science and medical research - Ethics
The ethical issues of research, patient consent, and profiting from people's tissues will be discussed as introduced in the best selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Discussion lead by Dr. Danielle N. Lee (yes, yours truly)

Missouri History Museum
Debaliviere & Lindell Blvd
Free and open to the public
RSVP requested: 314 361-9017
More info: link here

Tues Feb 15 2011
6:00 - 8:00 pm
SCOPE Presents: Community Science & Tech Night Celebrating Black Family Technology Awareness Week NSBE & BDPA
A community event to raise awareness of technology use in today's society among African-American families and a time to learn about education to workforce opportunities in technology and engineering fields.
Emerson Technology Center
Florissant Valley Communty College
North County
Free and open to the public
Refreshments served.

Tue Feb 22
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Confronting Science: African-American Perceptions of science and medical research - Accessiblity
The accessibility of quality health care as well as basic scientific and medical information played a major role in the life of Lacks. Both the historical barriers to health care and current access to health care for all will be discussed as introduced in the best selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Discussion lead by Dr. Danielle N. Lee
Missouri History Museum
Debaliviere & Lindell Blvd
Free and open to the public
RSVP requested: 314 361-9017
More info: link here

Tue Mar 8
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Confronting Science: African-American Perceptions of science and medical research - Faith & Science
For the Lacks' faith is an important part of their daily life; however faith sometimes confronts science, especially in the arena of healing. The importance of faith will be discussed as introduced in the best selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Discussion lead by Dr. Danielle N. Lee (yes, yours truly)
Missouri History Museum
Debaliviere & Lindell Blvd
Free and open to the public
RSVP requested: 314 361-9017
More info: link here

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fête Society Holiday Happy Hour December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays from the Fête!

As a way to celebrate such an awesome year and catch up with fun people, family, and co-workers before everyone scatters to the 4 corners of the globe, let's all meet up.

Thursday, December 23, 2010
5:30 pm - til they ask us to leave
Fête Society Holiday Happy Hour
Palomino Lounge
5876 Delmar Boulevard (near Hamilton - east of the Loop)
St. Louis City

Free admission, but cash only bar. It's an old-school juke-joint, complete with the juke box stocked full of R&B, Blues, and Soul Music Classic artists like Johnnie Taylor, Betty Wright, Stevie Wonder, and Aretha Franklin.

Come celebrate and toast to a great year - this one and the one to come.

Also, you can sign up for me to Go to the North Pole. Yes, I'm trying it again: Blogging My Way to the Arctic, but I need votes. Simply register with your email address or Facebook login and vote for me to be a finalist to win a trip to the top of the world. If I win, then I'll share my adventures online with you and everyone. You can go ahead and do it now. Link here.
I really appreciate it. Help me spread the word, too. Then come out this Tursday and have a drink with me.
Your hostess,