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Our fan-favorite fundraiser is back for 2022!

Get your tickets today and join us for a family-friendly night of fun at our Spaghetti Bingo fundraiser! Ticket prices include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, soft drinks, desserts and 6 bingo cards. Additional bingo cards, raffle tickets, and beer and wine will be available for purchase and there will be many great items on the silent auction. We do expect Spaghetti Bingo will sell out so get your tickets today before it’s too late!

*proof of Covid vaccination is required and masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees*

SPAGHETTI BINGO

Saturday, March 12

Saturday, March 19

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lyon Park Community Center

414 N. Fillmore St.

Arlington, VA

Thank you to our Spaghetti Bingo sponsors!

 

Register for Spaghetti Bingo – March 12, 2022

Spaghetti Bingo 2022 – 1st weekend

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Register for Spaghetti Bingo – March 19, 2022

Spaghetti Bingo 2022 – 2nd weekend

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It’s time to prepare for our second annual Chili Bingo fundraiser! The awesome fun happens October 9th and there are lots of ways YOU can help! Volunteer! Donate supplies, prizes, auction items, or baked goods! Spread the word!

Volunteer      Donate      Tickets

 

Chili Bingo
Saturday, October 9, 2021
6-9 PM
Lyon Park Community Center
414 N. Fillmore St.
Arlington, VA 22201

Space is limited and we expect a sell-out crowd so get your tickets today if you are planning to attend!
Tell your friends and family too!

 

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

Friday 10/8 or Saturday 10/9

<Sign Up!

 

 

Feel free to sign up for more than one shift. Saturday evening volunteers will get a chance to eat & bid in the silent auction too. PLEASE HELP US PACK & CLEAN EVERYTHING UP AT THE END IF YOU CAN! We should be done between 10-11pm.

GENERAL SET-UP FRI 2-8:30pm, SAT 2-5:30pm

Cart in supplies & set up tables & chairs. Help set up prize display, registration table, silent auction, drink station, bingo supplies, decorations, etc. Set up & test/troubleshoot AV equipment. 

FOOD PREP FRI 2-8:30pm, SAT 2-5:30pm, SAT 5-9pm

Help with cooking chili & cornbread, preparing salad, and setting up & replenishing the food buffet. Wash pots & pans, clean up kitchen, etc.

BINGO CALLERS SAT 5-9pm

Charismatic volunteers needed to take turns calling the bingo games. Instructions & some suggested scripting will be provided in advance.

CHECK-IN/OUT & SALES SAT 5-9pm

Check in guests, sell bingo cards & raffle tickets, help guests with silent auction check-out, etc. Smart phone or tablet required.

GENERAL EVENT SUPPORT SAT 5-9pm

Misc. tasks. Verify winning bingo cards, spot clean, collect trash, communicate guest comments/requests to Rebecca, spin the bingo ball dispenser, fill in for other volunteers’ breaks, restock dessert table, encourage guests to spend $, etc.

BARTENDERS SAT 5-9pm

(Must be 21+) Keep drinks table clean & stocked, take cash & drink tickets, open & serve wine & beer.

CLEAN-UP SAT 9-11pm

Help clean up, pack up supplies & cart them out to the van, put tables & chairs away, take trash out, etc.

SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER

Email specialevents@homewardtrails.org with volunteering questions. Thank you!!

 

DONATIONS NEEDED

There are several other ways you can help make this event a success. Let us know if you can donate any of the following!

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

Do you have an item of gift card you can donate? Do you have connections to a business or artisan who would donate goods or services? Do you love to shop and want to find & donate something? Let us know!

BINGO PRIZES

Can you provide any nice, unique, useful, useless, luxurious, wacky, tacky, small, decorative, functional, coveted, &/or fun items or small gift cards to donate for bingo prizes? Are you willing to buy a few prizes to donate? We will need prizes mostly for adults as well as some for children. Value $5 and up.

GIFT CARDS & GROCERIES

Can you help cover the cost of food & party supplies? We’d love grocery store, Costco, or party store gift cards. We will also happily accept unexpired non-perishable goods (beans, oil, spices, canned peeled tomatoes, corn, hot sauce, Fritos, crackers, cornmeal, flour, sugar, salad dressing, soda, water), and perishables (TVP, milk, butter, onions, peppers, salad ingredients, shredded cheese). The more we can get donated, the more money we will have for the animals!

DESSERTS

Calling all bakers! You can get involved by donating your delicious baked goods for our dessert table. Can you help us provide a nice variety of yummy desserts by baking cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc.?

CORNBREAD

We will need lots of delicious cornbread! Can you make and bring some?

SIGN UP HERE TO DONATE

Email rebeccag@homewardtrails.org with donation questions. Thank you!!

 

Thank you so much for your help! We look forward to another great event!
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  • Our ever-popular Spaghetti Bingo goes virtual for 2021!

Sat. March 20th 6:30-8:30pm

Sponsored by Donna Hamaker, Buck and Associates Realtors

PLEDGE DRIVE | SPONSORS | VIRTUAL BINGO CARDS | USING ZOOM
FACEBOOK UPDATES | RESTAURANT SPECIALS | BUY TICKETS

We’ve missed you all so much and while it won’t be quite the same, we will still have a blast! As an added bonus, this year’s event is pet- and pajama-friendly, so you can show off your HT adoptees while you play B-I-N-G-O!

If you want to make it a real “night out,” we will be partnering with local restaurants that are putting together special Spaghetti Packages for you to pick up. Not only does this give you more time to pick out your best PJs and not cook, but it’s our way of giving back to the local businesses!

There will be prizes for game winners, and some trivia thrown into the mix as well, so come ready to party!

Tickets are $15 each and include 4 Bingo cards. Additional cards are available for purchase.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE starting at just $100! Email lisad@homewardtrails.org.
SILVER PAWS SPONSOR

BRONZE PAWS SPONSORS

 
 
 
 

 
 

ALL-PAWS-IN PARTNERS

 
 

 

 

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Virtual Bingo Cards

You should receive an email Thursday evening from Bingo Invite (bingo@mail.mfbc.us) with a link to all of your pre-purchased Bingo cards. If not, please check your spam folder for the email. The subject line will say “Bingo Game Invites from specialevents@homewardtrails.org.” If you still don’t have it by noon on Friday, please contact specialevents@homewardtrails.org with your name and email address.

Simply click the link you received to see your cards. You can either print your cards or interact with them on the screen. You may play one card at a time or multiples.

Watch this short tutorial:

PLEASE NOTE: Unlike our in-person Spaghetti Bingo nights, you WILL be able to reuse any or all of your bingo cards all night. Each virtual card has a “Reset Card” link above it.

If printing your cards, options to reuse them include: printing multiple duplicates, using pencil and eraser, or using small bingo marker pieces or makeshift bingo marker pieces to place on top of your cards.

Prepare Your Devices Setup

If playing online, you will want to be able to interact with your bingo cards AND the live Zoom event. Options:

  1. (Recommended) Stream the Zoom event on one device (positioned for all of your players to see) and each player uses their own separate device to play their cards. The bigger the screen the better.
  2. Split your screen with the Zoom window open on one side and the Bingo card(s) open in a browser window on the other side.
  3. If you are playing on a mobile device, you may have to switch back and forth between the Zoom app and your browser app to play.
  4. You may choose the Zoom Dial In audio option, when logging into the event or by using the menu arrow next to the mic after logging in to the event. Be sure to include the participant ID. You will only hear the Zoom event and not be able to see it (or be seen).

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We Will Be Using Zoom For Virtual Bingo

If you do not already have Zoom installed, please download it ahead of time.

To play on your computer:

To use the Zoom app on your smartphone or tablet:


Camera and View Settings

  • To optimize the Bingo experience, use the SIDE-BY-SIDE SPEAKER VIEW. This way whoever is speaking will be on screen.

Please feel free to keep your camera on if you’d like a more collaborative environment. We’d love to see your beautiful faces. For a more private option, feel free to turn your video off. However, if you declare Bingo, or enter a break-out room, it would be great if you could turn your video on momentarily (in addition to your microphone).

Microphone Muting

When you enter, your microphone will be muted so any noises from your environment won’t interfere with the Bingo caller.

You will need to unmute to shout “Bingo!”
Click the microphone icon or hold the space bar when speaking (or hit *6 on dial-in).
Please re-mute your mic when done speaking.

We want the Bingo experience to remain interactive. But, if you notice that your video keeps popping up on the screen, it means that your microphone is not muted — please mute it again.

Chat for Help

You can use the Chat function on Zoom to send a direct message to Homeward Trails Technical Support regarding any questions or issues you are having. Prior to the event, or if you can’t get into the event, please email specialevents@homewardtrails.org for assistance.

Zoom Connection Issues

If you begin to receive notices that “Your internet is unstable,” please turn off your video. If it still continues, switch to Zoom Dial In Audio by using the menu arrow next to the mic. Be sure to include the participant ID so that you are immediately reconnected. You may always send a message in Chat directly to Homeward Trails Technical Support who can help you find the menu.

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FOLLOW THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES

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RESTAURANT SPECIALS

We are thrilled to share with you the wonderful local restaurants who are offering Spaghetti Bingo dinner packages, since we cannot cook up the spaghetti ourselves this year.

Enjoy a yummy meal and a night off from the kitchen, while lending support to these local restaurants, many of which suffered a great deal over the last year to COVID shut-downs.

  • Each asks that you place your order the day before (by Friday 3/19) so that they can prepare. When calling, state that you are calling to order the Homeward Trails Spaghetti Bingo dinner (state size, # of people you wish to feed), and your meal will be ready for pick-up on Saturday.

THE ITALIAN STORE 837 N Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205 | 571-341-1080

Spaghetti dinner kit (optional meatballs) for 4-5 people w/ large baguette & Caesar salad $30
Reheat “bake-and-serve” tin foil tray in your oven.
Individual portions available on request.
 

THE ITALIAN GOURMET 505 Maple Ave W, Vienna VA | 703-938-4141

Spaghetti & meatballs in marinara, w/ garden salad & garlic bread – For 2: $30 | For 4: $45 | For 6: $60
Chianti, Pinot Grigio, Italian Rose or Prosecco: $12/bottle
Cannoli $4 | Tiramisu or Chocolate Mousse $6
Pick up between 11am-5pm (outdoor contactless or in-store)

PETE’S NEW HAVEN STYLE APIZZA 4940 Wisconsin Ave, Wash DC 20016 | 202-237-7383

Dinner for Two $30 (+ tax & delivery fee if applicable)
Choose one of each and receive double servings (both meals must be the same):
– Spaghetti with Pomodoro Sauce, Rigatoni with Bolognese Sauce, or Linguine with Pesto Sauce
– Garlic Bread or Garlic-Cheese Bread
– Side Salad, House Salad, or Caesar Salad
No substitutions. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

SKORPIOS MAGGIO’S GREEK FAMILY RESTAURANT
421 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180 | 703-938-7777

Family pasta dinner (Serves 4) $35.95
Linguini, meatballs and sauce with a large Greek salad and pita

METRO 29 DINER
4711 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22207 | 703-528-2464

HT SPAGHETTI BINGO SPECIAL (FOR ONE) $15.95
HT SPAGHETTI BINGO FAMILY SPECIAL (FOUR SERVINGS) $59.95
Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce | Tossed, House, or Greek Salad | Bread
 

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Register for Virtual Spaghetti Bingo – March 20, 2021

Our ever-popular Spaghetti Bingo goes virtual for 2021! We’ve missed you all so much and while it won’t be quite the same, we will still have a blast and as an added bonus, this year’s event is pet and pajama friendly so you can show off your HT adoptees while you play B-I-N-G-O!

If you want to make it a real “night out” we will be partnering with local restaurants that are putting together special Spaghetti Packages for you to pick up. Not only does this give you more time to pick out your best PJs and not cook, but it’s our way of giving back to the local businesses!

There will be prizes for game winners, and some trivia thrown into the mix as well so come ready to party!

Tickets are $15 each and include 4 Bingo cards, additional cards will be available for purchase. Get your tickets today and get ready to join us for some Zoom Bingo fun!

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Missed out on our very popular Spaghetti Bingo events? Can’t get enough bingo fun? Mark your calendars and join us for our second annual Chili Bingo fundraiser October 3rd 6-9pm at the Lyon Park Community Center in Arlington. We’ll have lively games of bingo and delicious all-you-can-eat veggie chili, cornbread and all the fixin’s. See you October 3!

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We are thrilled to report that our 2020 Spaghetti Bingo events on March 7th and 14th raised over $16,000! A huge thank you to our event sponsors, silent auction donors, event attendees and volunteers who made this possible! We appreciate your support!

During these unprecedented times when we continue to bring in record numbers of animals, this money will go a long way to provide medical care and supplies for so many cats and dogs.

We hope to see you all at Chili Bingo on October 3. Stay tuned for ticket information!

Thank you to our 2020 Spaghetti Bingo Sponsors!

 

Donna Hamaker, Realtor
Buck & Associates

Caring Acupuncture

Selma Barroso

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It’s time to prepare for our 10th annual Spaghetti Bingo fundraisers! The awesome fun happens TWICE with events March 7th and March 14th. There are lots of ways YOU can help! Volunteer! Donate supplies, prizes, auction items, or baked goods! Spread the word!

Volunteer      Donate      Tickets      Facebook

 

10th Annual Spaghetti Bingo
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
6-9 PM
Lyon Park Community Center
414 N. Fillmore St.
Arlington, VA 22201

Space is limited and we expect a sell-out crowd so get your tickets today if you are planning to attend!
Tell your friends and family too!

 

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

Friday 3/6,  Saturday 3/7

Friday 3/13,  Saturday 3/14

Feel free to sign up for more than one shift. Saturday evening volunteers will get a chance to eat & bid in the silent auction too. PLEASE HELP US PACK & CLEAN EVERYTHING UP AT THE END IF YOU CAN! We should be done between 10-11pm.

GENERAL SET-UP FRI 3-8:30pm, SAT 2-5:30pm

Cart in supplies & set up tables & chairs. Help set up prize display, registration table, silent auction, drink station, bingo supplies, decorations, etc. Set up & test/troubleshoot AV equipment. 

FOOD PREP FRI 3-8:30pm, SAT 2-5:30pm, SAT 5-9pm

Help with cooking pasta, sauce & garlic bread, preparing salad, and setting up & replenishing the food buffet. Wash pots & pans, clean up kitchen, etc.

BINGO CALLERS SAT 5-9pm

Charismatic volunteers needed to take turns calling the bingo games. Instructions & some suggested scripting will be provided in advance.

CHECK-IN/OUT & SALES SAT 5-9pm

Check in guests, sell bingo cards & raffle tickets, help guests with silent auction check-out, etc. Smart phone or tablet required.

GENERAL EVENT SUPPORT SAT 5-9pm

Misc. tasks. Verify winning bingo cards, spot clean, collect trash, communicate guest comments/requests to Rebecca, spin the bingo ball dispenser, fill in for other volunteers’ breaks, restock dessert table, encourage guests to spend $, etc.

BARTENDERS SAT 5-9pm

(Must be 21+) Keep drinks table clean & stocked, take cash & drink tickets, open & serve wine & beer.

CLEAN-UP SAT 9-11pm

Help clean up, pack up supplies & cart them out to the van, put tables & chairs away, take trash out, etc.

SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER

Email specialevents@homewardtrails.org with volunteering questions. Thank you!!

 

DONATIONS NEEDED

There are several other ways you can help make this event a success. Let us know if you can donate any of the following!

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

Do you have an item of gift card you can donate? Do you have connections to a business or artisan who would donate goods or services? Do you love to shop and want to find & donate something? Let us know!

BINGO PRIZES

Can you provide any nice, unique, useful, useless, luxurious, wacky, tacky, small, decorative, functional, coveted, &/or fun items or small gift cards to donate for bingo prizes? Are you willing to buy a few prizes to donate? We will need prizes mostly for adults as well as some for children. Value $5 and up.

GIFT CARDS & GROCERIES

Can you help cover the cost of food & party supplies? We’d love grocery store, Costco, or party store gift cards. We will also happily accept unexpired non-perishable goods (spaghetti, oil, spices, garlic, marinara sauce, salad dressing, soda, water), and perishables (butter, salad ingredients, shredded cheese, baguettes). The more we can get donated, the more money we will have for the animals!

DESSERTS

Calling all bakers! You can get involved by donating your delicious baked goods for our dessert table. Can you help us provide a nice variety of yummy desserts by baking cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc.?

SIGN UP HERE TO DONATE

Email rebeccag@homewardtrails.org with donation questions. Thank you!!

 

Thank you so much for your help! We look forward to the continued success of this great event!
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