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Local non-profits offer entertaining events for a cause

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

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.

Reservations for the event can be made by calling the museum at 606-329-8888, emailing carol@highlandsmuseum.com or go to the website, www.highlandsmuseum.com.

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 ashleythompson@emohealth.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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