Mark your calendars for these upcoming Zapwater Events.  The events will take place from September – October 2010.  We hope that you can join us!  To be added to our email list to receive invitations to events, please submit your contact information to rsvp@zapwater.com

SEPTEMBER 2010 Buck Wild at Bull & Bear WHEN:  Tuesday, September 2, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Bull & Bear Chicago (431 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312- 527-5973) Twilight Traffic Control and Bull & Bear Chicago host the official Ohio State University launch party, hosted by Ohio State basketball and NBA legend and Big Ten Network Basketball Analyst Jimmy Jackson.  Guests can enjoy $2 Natty Light Cans, $5 Block “O” Bombs, $3 Heiny Gate Pours and 20% off your food bill if the Buckeyes win.

RA SUSHI Second Kids Sushi Workshop WHEN: September 12,at Noon.  Space is limited to 20 children, ages eight and up WHERE: RA Glenview in The Glen Town Center (2601 Aviator Ln., Glenview, IL, 847.510.1100) COST: $15 per child, Parental supervision or signed permission slip required per child. Sign up in advance at RA Sushi in Glenview or call to register.

Just in time for the return of the school year, Chicagoland’s hippest Japanese fusion restaurant, RA Sushi, continues to offer young sushi lovers a class they can sink their teeth into. Kids Sushi 101 is a hands-on workshop, both educational and fun for a variety of ages. The two hour tutorial, ideal for a birthday party or afternoon out, includes a take-home apron, sushi rolling instructions, ingredients for both California Rolls and Candy Sushi Rolls, a beverage, and of course sushi.

HALO [FOR MEN] and Movember Kickoff WHEN:  Wednesday, September 15, GOLD COAST Party, 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, LINCOLN PARK Party 6 – 8 p.m. WHERE: HALO [FOR MEN] Gold Coast Salon and Spa (21 W Elm St, Chicago, 60610) HALO [FOR MEN] Lincoln Park Salon (654 W Diversey Parkway, Chicago, 60614) Cheers with both HALO [FOR MEN] and MOVEMBER as they toast to another year of charitable collaborations. On September 15 join Movember at HALO’s Gold Coast Salon and Spa as they gear up for the return of mustaches increasing awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. Then on September 29th show support for the cause while also honoring the anniversary of HALO’s Lincoln Park location. Guests will enjoy a bevy of adult beverages including complimentary cocktails and appetizers.  All attendees will receive complimentary shaves and discount vouchers. For more information please visit www.movember.com

ShopGavin.com Launch Party WHEN:  September 16 WHERE:  GAVIN Boutique (1939 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201, 847-328-7407) GAVIN Boutique, a women’s apparel and accessory store in Evanston, IL will be launching an e-commerce website this fall, ShopGavin.com.  The site will feature an array of established designers including Alice + Olivia, Pencey, Helmut Lang, Elizabeth & James, House of Harlow and more.  Fashion industry influencers will also play a major role in the website launch.  Erin Kaplan, Director of PR for ELLE Magazine and Graham Kostic, Art Director for Rue La La w The celebration will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and gift bags. 

Arboretum Antiques Market WHEN:  Sunday, September 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE:  The Arboretum of South Barrington (100 W. Higgins Road (Higgins & Route 59), South Barrington, IL 60010, 847-426-6200) Join the South Barrington, Barrington Hills and Hoffman Estates Police Departments and have your child’s car seat checked by a certified passenger safety technician and learn to install your seat correctly, for free. Join the Arboretum of South Barrington as they showcase an array of antiques from vendors including, but not limited to the following (subject to change).  Featuring items from Estate Jewelers, Junk Warehouse, Recollections, Ltd., Altered Ever After, Down on the Farm Antiques & Collectibles.

Uncorked Autumn Splendor WHERE:  Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 6 – 9 p.m. WHEN: The Arboretum of South Barrington (100 W. Higgins Road (Higgins & Route 59), South Barrington, IL 60010, (847) 426-6200) The Arboretum of South Barrington invites you to a wine tasting and culinary extravaganza, Uncorked.  This year’s Uncorked is themed around ‘Autumn Splendor’ and is a progressive tasting of the beverage and culinary offerings of select Arboretum restaurant and retail tenants. 

This event will benefit Clearbrook, a nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to organization.  Guests can purchase tickets ($25 plus service fees) in advance at:  http://www.shopthearboretumsb.com/events-offers/summer-stroll

OCTOBER 2010 OK! Magazine Celebrates Its’ 5th Anniversary in Chicago WHEN:  Thursday, September 23 from 6-9 p.m.  WHERE:  Vertigo Sky Lounge at the dana hotel & spa

To celebrate its’ 5th Anniversary, OK! Magazine is hosting a 'birthday party' in five cities across the U.S. including Chicago.  Vertigo Sky Lounge located in the dana hotel and spa will host the soiree. A celebrity guest host will be in attendance to help Chicago and OK! celebrate.

Following the event, Vertigo will be open to the public for an OK! Magazine after-party. Stay tuned for information on how to RSVP.

Back in the Swing Retail Therapy Week WHEN:  October 11-17 WHERE:  The Arboretum of South Barrington (100 W. Higgins Road (Higgins & Route 59), South Barrington, IL 60010, 847-426-6200)

This retail shopping event will help raise awareness to improve and protect your health after breast cancer.  All you have to do is buy a Back in the Swing card, shop and you save, it’s as simple as that! Start saving and start supporting local breast cancer survivors. You can purchase your card starting Wednesday, September 1 for only $5 in The Arboretum of South Barrington’s management office, Located at H-72.

At participating stores, proceeds raised during October from the sale of the card will be donated to the Back in the Swing organization. To entice shoppers to purchase a gift card during October The Arboretum of South Barrington is turning their gift card program into a Back in the Swing branded card. The Arboretum is offering an additional discount, up to 20%, at participating stores and restaurants. Only those shoppers who purchase the special gift card will receive a Back in the Swing Retail Therapy Shopping Card as a gift with purchase. When customers show it to merchants at the time of purchase, they will be eligible to receive the discount.