The VOA Red Carpet Gala, Philly Bierfest at The German Society and the ALS Association's 'Hot Chocolate' Event

BEN Around Philly airs every Saturday morning at 7am on 95.7 BEN-FM and is sponsored by The Fillmore Philadelphia.

On this week's episode, Rebecca Fuller from Volunteers of America returns to the show to give all of the details about the Volunteers of America Red Carpet Gala, details on the 6th Annual Philly Bierfest at the German Society of PA from beer and wine expert Marnie Old, and Jamey Piggott and Taylor Montgomery give the scoop on this year's ALS Association 'Hot Chocolate' event at Adventure Aquarium.

The Vice President of Development and Communications for Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Rebecca Fuller joins Kristen in studio to give all of the details on the 17th Annual Volunteers of America Red Carpet Gala - happening at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City on Sunday, February 26th. Join us for this incredible black tie event. Upon arrival, you'll walk the red carpet among screaming fans and be interviewed by on-air personalities from WPVI-TV 6ABC. The Volunteers of America Red Carpet Gala is the closest thing to the "real deal" outside of Hollywood.

Your ticket includes: Full dinner, cocktail hour & open bar. Live entertainment, live and silent auctions, viewing the Academy Awards on BIG SCREENS, AND it's for such a great cause. Buy your tickets now at VOADV.org .

Then, Marnie Old returns to BEN Around Philly to provide details about this year's Bierfest at The German Society of Pennsylvania. The 6th Annual Philly Bierfest is guaranteed to be the best yet. Join the ferocious female athletes of Philly Roller Derby for Philly's weirdest and most wunderbar winter beer event. Discover dozens of delicious German-style beers, from lagers and weizens to kolsches and doppelbocks. Explore two beer-filled buildings (including 6 floors) featuring Polkadelphia's oompah funk, roller derby arm wrestling, live bluegrass music, Berlin style beer-lesque, beer jello masskrugstemmen, beer geek quizzo, beer education and a homebrau taste-off! Bierfest is Saturday, February 25th from 2-5:30pm. Find tickets and info HERE.

Last, but certainly not least... CHOCOLATE. Kristen is joined by Jamey Piggott and Taylor Montgomery - Event Coordinators at the ALS Association's Greater Philadelphia Chapter to talk about the ALS Association's sweetest event - Hot Chocolate! Join them among the fish, sharks and more at Adventure Aquarium on Thursday, March 9th from 6-9:30pm to raise money to support the ALS Association and its mission, a world free from ALS - all while eating an ENORMOUS amount of chocolate! Drink chocolate martini's, eat chocolate cupcakes, and dip into the chocolate fountain while walking through Adventure Aquarium, and bidding on big ticket items in the silent auction - with all proceeds going toward this great cause. Don't miss this incredible, delicious and unique event! Ticket information and more details can be found HERE.