Cosmic Cocktails & Blastoff Brunch

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Cosmic Cocktails

For those of you who know me, you might know that I happen to love event planning in addition to my love of space. I figured, why not combine the 2 in an effort to raise money to provide scholarships for deserving students to Mission Discovery?! So… I present to you….

Cosmic Cocktails & Blastoff Brunch!

Yes, yes I know… Mrs. Cory (my English teacher in high school and one of the most influential mentors I’ve ever had in my life) is cringing (if she’s reading this) at my abuse of alliteration but it was too cute to not just go with it!

These 2 events are both designed to be fun events where the proceeds go to scholarships for deserving students at the local Mission Discovery. By local, I mean that I intend to be able to run these fundraising events in many cities where we host Mission Discovery.

The first run of these events are going to be held in Northwest Indiana in support of the Valparaiso University Mission Discovery to be held in July 2014. Both will be held at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, IN on US 30.

Cosmic Cocktails
Cosmic Cocktails is an evening event (intended for adults) where you can mix and mingle with a former astronaut and potentially some other space people. There will be an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. We will have a silent auction as well as some other fun items for purchase (you’ll love the lucky star swag!) Plus you’ll get to see a really cool presentation about space from a former astronaut all the while having fun with your friends at this great event! Tickets are only $75 per person but if you act quickly (before June 1), since you’re learning about this event through my blog use code “BLOG” to receive 10% off your ticket!

Blast Off Brunch

Blastoff Brunch is a later morning event where you can have brunch with an astronaut and a former astronaut instructor & flight controller. Ask all the questions that you’ve ever wondered about space! This event is intended for all ages and you’ll get to see a really cool presentation about space. We also will have a raffle for some fantastic items. (Cash only for raffle tickets please.) Tickets are only $40 per person but, again, if you act quickly (before June 1), since you’re learning about this event through my blog use code “BLOG” to receive 10% off your ticket!

Can’t attend? Well there are a few other ways you can help. You can go to either of the above links and make a donation to the Higher Orbits Valparaiso University Mission Discovery Scholarship Fund. Are you a business who would be willing to donate an item for our auction or Lucky Star Swag Bags? Please contact us at We welcome all donations of all values!

Also – we’d love if you can help us get the word out! Pass this link, the links to ticket sales etc. to anyone who might be interested. If you tweet we’d love it if you’d use #cosmiccocktails and #blastoffbrunch I’ve also got some great flyers that you can print out and hang around the area. Let me know if you’d like me to email those to you.

These events are sure to be exciting! If there’s not one scheduled in your area yet – hang in there! – drop me an email and let me know you’re interested and I will work on it!

Hope to see many of you at Cosmic Cocktails & Blastoff Brunch!

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