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, Dining Out For Life to benefit Action Wellness, the 7th Annual Philly Farm and Food Fest, and Vanessa Angel and other stars at Nostalgia Fest at Fisher's Tudor House in Bensalem.
April 20th, 2017 is an important fundraising day for HIV and AIDS service organizations in the area, specifically Action Wellness - who invites you to join over 200 participating Philadelphia area restaurants (donating 33% of the day's proceeds) at this year's Dining Out For Life (DOFL). Founded in Philadelphia in 1991, Dining Out For Life is now produced in over 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada and raises over $4 million annually for HIV/AIDS services. Last year in Philadelphia alone, Dining Out For Life raised $200,000. Listen as Kristen speaks with Kevin Burns, the Executive Director of Action Wellness about this year's event, the participating restaurants, the Food Truck Pop Up, the new products and dishes specifically made for DOFL, and the first ever Makers Market at the event. Find all you need to know HERE. You can make an additional donation to Dining Out For Life using your cell phone! Just text DINE to 50155, and follow the instructions. You can text to donate now through May 30.
Then, meet your makers! The 7th Annual Philly Farm and Food Fest is next weekend - Saturday, April 8th at the PA Convention Center. One of the country's largest, one day local food and drink festivals connecting you with the standout farmers and exceptional makers of the Mid Atlantic. Kristen chats Ann Karlen of Fair Food, and co-founder of the festival. Buy your tickets HERE. Kids 12 and under are free, and the event features a kids corral with baby animals! More info at www.PhillyFarmFest.org.
The 80's and 90's are back this weekend at Fisher's Tudor House in Bensalem. Nostalgia Fest brings all your favorite TV and movie stars from the 80's and 90's all under one roof! Meet Gary Busey, Tia Carrere, "Bud" from Married With Children, Dustin Diamond, Vanessa Angel, Corbin Bernsen and more on Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April 9th. Matt and Kristen had a chance to catch up with Vanessa Angel on the BEN-FM morning show this week to talk about the event, her modeling and acting career, being a 'basketball mom', and she tells a great story about Bill Murray in Kingpin.