Wrap yourself in your feather boa and don your best bowtie! Girls Incorporated of the Northern Sacramento Valley is hosting its biggest fundraiser yet — the Boas & Bowties Gala. This formal evening will feature the swinging sounds of the Straight Ahead Big Band, a ballroom dance lesson, tours of the award-winning Redding School of the Arts, a catered dinner of fine foods, local wines and an amazing array of silent auction items and adventures.
The Roaring ’20s-themed event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013. Guests will dine and dance the night away until 10 p.m. Boas & Bowties offers an experience unlike any other, and guests will benefit their area’s girls at the same time!
All proceeds from this magical evening will help Shasta and Tehama County girls grow into strong, smart and bold young women. Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley provides after-school, in-school and community-based programs for girls, sparking girls’ interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math; promoting drug and pregnancy prevention; fostering self-esteem; and teaching skills like stress management, financial literacy, and community leadership. The non-profit works closely with school administrators to determine which Girls Inc. programs would best serve girls in their communities.
At Boas & Bowties, guests will savor excellent local wines by Anselmo Vineyards, Matson Vineyards, and more. Ballroom dance instructors Joe Friedman and Alex Szymanki will lead a lesson in between live sets by the 17-member Straight Ahead Big Band — transporting guests back to the fun-filled, speakeasy days of the Charleston and swing.
All this takes place in the state-of-the-art Redding School of the Arts building, winner of multiple awards for its environmentally innovative design by Redding architect James Theimer. Theimer’s Trilogy Architecture staff will treat guests to tours of the campus.
In addition, a licensed preschool center director will offer affordable, on-site childcare for ages preschool and older; please call 527-7767 in advance to reserve space.
Tickets are $55 each, $100 for pairs and $250 for groups of six. Buy tickets online at girlsincnsv.org or by calling Girls Inc. NSV at 527-7767, or in person at Trilogy Architecture, 2055 Pine Street, Redding.
This event is made possible by generous donations from Cornerstone Bank, the Record Searchlight, Mix 101, KRCR News Channel 7, A News Café, Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers Association, Jeff Swanson, Anselmo Vineyards, Wheelabrator, Society of Women Engineers, Advanced Imaging, Professional Engineers in California Government, Infusion Skin Spa, Allusions Nail Spa, Sei Bella Salon, Cosh Chiropractic Care, Dolling Insurance, Bombshell Tattoo, Raette Meredith, Lassen Medical Group and Trilogy Architecture.
Since 2006, Girls Inc. NSV has provided research- and relationship-based curricula to help girls transform views of themselves and reach their endless possibilities as friends, leaders and entrepreneurs. Girls Inc. NSV is a non-profit organization that raises every dollar for girls’ programs. Learn more at girlsincnsv.org, at the national web site girlsinc.org, or by calling Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley at 527-7767.
-from press release