Monday, March 30, 2009

Alameda Free Library Murder on the Menu Event

Murder at the Library is the theme of the April 3 mystery event that Murder on the Menu will be presenting for the Alameda Free Library as part of their Mystery Month, and it fits in perfectly with the Alameda Free Library's goal, "to bring Alameda together through books, reading, and he sharing of ideas and experiences."

Part Mystery/Part Library familiarization, this mystery event will be lots of fun. For only $20, you will have a chance to match wits with over 100 other 'detectives', as you question the suspects who will be sequestered in different areas of the state of the art Alameda Free Library.

Starting at 6 p.m., you will join 5-10 other sleuths to become a team as you become involved in the Crime of Your Life. Who killed Colonel Mustard? Was it Miss Peacock? Professor Plum? Nurse White? Mr. Green? you? or was it Children's Librarian Eva Volin?

You will get your Just Dessert after the mystery, and their will be many! Yum!

When: April 3, First Clue at 6 p.m. Don't be late
Where: Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA
Why: To have some fun!
Cost: $20-now that's a steal!

Murder at the Library benefits the Friends of the Alameda Free Library.

For more information, call or visit the Reference Desk, 510-747-7713. Adults. Main Library.
Sign up in advance or buy tickets at the door.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Murder on the Menu, Castro Valley


Murder on the Menu presents a Fundraiser for the Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce

A Night of Dinner, Theatre & Dancing

4 Course Dinner, Theatre and Dancing

Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 6:00PM

Paradise Grill at Willow Park, 17007 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Proceeds Benefit: Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce

$100 per Person or Buy 7, Get One Free

Please Call (510) 537-5300 for Reservations!

Space is Limited.....

Reserve Your Seat Today!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Two Fundraising Events for Murder on the Menu

Murder on the Menu, our entertainment side of the TeamBuilding Unlimited business, actually has two public fundraising events coming up. 

First we have an incredible evening of dinner, theatre and dancing for the Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce on March 21. This will be held at the beautiful Willow Park Event Center. What a great evening, and your ticket price is also a donation. 

Our second Fundraiser will be held on April 2 at the Alameda Public Library: Murder in the Library. This, too, is a fundraiser for the library and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Murder on the Menu will be using a different format since this event does not include dinner. We will be doing what we call 'The Clue Game' where only one crime has taken place, and rather than having everyone in one room, the participants will be directed to various parts of the library where the 'suspects' will be sequestered. Participants will be in teams of 15 or so, as they participate in the Crime of their Life!

Murder on the Menu is available for corporate and private events, as well as Fundraisers, FAMs and more!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Bar to Bar to Bar San Francisco Scavenger Quest

What are San Francisco’s three basic food groups? Caffeine, Chocolate and Alcohol.

The Bar to Bar to Bar Scavenger Quest that TeamBuilding Unlimited/Murder on the Menu created is primarily for team building and team bonding. This is not for the faint of heart. There is an emphasis on fun, creativity and enjoyment.

Last Friday, the catering and conference services team from one of the largest San Francisco hotels had a teambuilding event that included the Bar to Bar to Bar Quest. Each team was expected to visit specific yet different chocolate locations in the City near the starting point. For this specific quest Shoggi on 87 Yerba Buena Lane, CocoaBella Chocolate in the Westfield San Francisco Center, Teuscher at 307 Sutter St, Ghiradelli at44 Stockton St., Leonidas Belgian Chocolates at 50 Post St, Richart at 3393 Sutter and Fog City News at 455 Market Street were selected for the chocolate portion.

In addition, each team had to visit and bring back proof of the visit (electronic, paper or product) from a place that also serves or sells coffee, as well as a place that serves or sells alcohol.

Frank Price from TeamBuilding Unlimited also set a goal for this Quest (as if eating chocolate wasn't enough?). Each team had to redesign the hotel's corporate logo utilizing these three food groups along with cultural, sporting, artistic, political and recreational information of San Francisco that they found along the way. As part of the final presentation, each team combined their information by making a marketing/advertising t-shirt to persuade the other teams that their new logo was the best.

Teams enjoyed the visits to the chocolate places best of all. No big surprise! The presentations were animated, lively and exciting. Some employees added music and dancing as well as props to their presentations. Who knows, maybe their hotel will adapt one of the new logos!

Bonding at its best! And never bittersweet!

TeamBuilding Unlimited/Murder on the Menu also does Chocolate Only Scavenger Quests--anywhere in the World. Groups of 5 to 300.

Are you a chocoholic? Check out DyingforChocolate, my other Blog. News, reviews, and chocolate for the chocoholic.