Local non-profits offer entertaining events for a cause
HUNTINGTON -- It may be cold outside, but things are heating up inside as just about every non-profit you can name has a fun-filled fundraiser on the books for February or March.
Here's a look at some upcoming fundraisers.
Dancing With Our Stars
The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is sponsoring its first Dancing With Our Stars featuring a who's who of Ashland celebrities dancing to help the non-profit museum.
This event is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Boyd County Community Center. Ten local celebrities and 10 professional dancers compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy. The night begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails, dinner is at 7 p.m. and the competition begins at 8 p.m. The competition will be followed by music by City Heat until midnight. The gourmet dinner is provided by Chef Jason Oesterreicher and Bellefonte Country Club.
A Sweetheart Dinner
Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc., is sponsoring a Sweetheart Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 at the famous Rocco's Ristorante, 252 Main Street, Ceredo, to benefit EMO's Outreach Dental Clinic.
Tickets are $100 per person and must be purchased in advance. Sponsorships are available. Cost is $500 for a sponsorship with four tickets and $1,000 sponsorship with eight tickets.
For tickets and sponsorships, contact Ashley Thompson at 304-529-0753 ext. 142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be no ticket sales at the door.
13th annual Valentine Celebration
Developmental Therapy Center, a local non-profit organization that provides physical, speech and occupational therapy to Tri-State residents presents its 13th annual Valentine Celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Ramada Limited Hotel in Huntington.
The evening begins with a social hour and h'orderves, followed by a complete buffet dinner. All catering is provided by Wedding Bliss. Following dinner, magician Bobby Maverick takes the stage with his cutting-edge illusions, fast-paced music, comedy and high energy. Maverick performs classic magic with a modern twist that everyone will enjoy.
There are also door prizes, a silent auction and a celebrity joke-a-thon.Tickets are $65. Dress for the evening is semi-formal. For tickets or information, call 304-523-1164.
'An Epic Night: Heroes and Villains'
The Huntington Museum of Art is prepping for one of its major fundraisers, the 2014 Museum Ball. Presented by HIMG, the ball begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 and continues until midnight with a theme of "An Epic Night: Heroes and Villains."
Food stations for the Museum Ball will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. with appetizers by Mountwest Community & Technical College Culinary School; seafood and raw bar by 21 Club and Backyard Pizza; entrees and sides by Cabell Huntington Hospital and Guyan Golf & Country Club; breads and spreads by River & Rail Bakery; and desserts and coffee by Paul Vega Cakes and Mojo Coffee. Music will be provided by City Heat.
Tickets are $250. Reserve seats or corporate tables, by calling Tess Moore at 304-529-2701, Ext. 327. Guest tickets can be purchased online at www.hmoa.org.
The Highland Fling
The Cabell County Public Library will have its 13th annual library gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Guyan Country Club. Each year, the library picks a country with themed music, dancing and food. This year has a Celtic flavor. You can call 304-528-5700 for more information on the gala.
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