Santa Cruz Children Charities is hosting their 10th Annual Beauty Bash, on Sunday December 16th at Seascape Village Fitness. The event begins at 8:30 AM and there will be a line out the door, so come early! You’ll be able to find your favorite salon brand products (shampoo, gels, sprays, conditioners, etc.) at prices that are up to 80% off retail – and lots of other gifts for that special someone. Everything will be sold at below wholesale prices! This year’s proceeds will once again go towards helping families with Children in need.
The Houston metro area has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and the folks at Ridgemark Farm are putting on a special event to help out: Horses for Hurricane Harvey. The event will be held from 12 to 5 PM on Sunday, September 10th 2017 at the Castlewood Ranch (150 Nunes Road).
They plan a fun day on the ranch benefiting the victims of Hurricane Harvey. They’ll have beginning pony and horse rides, a petting zoo, live music, and a local food truck. All the proceeds will go directly to your choice of the following organizations: the Houston Food Bank, the Texas Equine Veterinary Association, and the Houston Human Society. Admission is free, so come on dow, bring the kids, and help Houston get back on its feet again. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (831-419-2627) or visit www.horseshealhearts.info
The 8th Annual Garden of Hope Fashion Show (“A Fashionable Affair”), a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is coming this year to the Seascape Resort in Aptos. This glamorous event features dozens of Santa Cruz county models who are themselves cancer survivors, wearing the latest fashions available from local retailers. This gala event will be held on Sunday, September 24 starting at 10 AM.
The special occasion is more than a fashion show, as it also features D.J. entertainment, a luncheon, and both live and silent auctions. Every year the participants inspire a loyal crowd wearing the latest in elegant fashions from local shops and boutiques. This year, the fall fashion collections are from:
- Cinnamon Bay Clothing
- Cali Couture Boutique
- Jill Alexander Designs
- Patrick James
- Queen’s Shoes and More
As in years past, Supervisor Zach Friend will emcee the event. For more information about this fun, exciting, and very worthwhile event, please visit the event’s web page at the event’s web site. Tickets can vie purchased on line from that web site, and are $80 each. Online ticket sales are presently set to end by 09/15/2017.
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Here’s the golden opportunity to do some serious guilt-free carbo-loading you’ve been waiting for! Aptos Little League is holding a Pasta Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 18th at 5 PM, at the Corralitos Community Center. Your dinner includes pasta, salad, bread, and dessert – beer, wine, and soft drinks will be sold. The price per plate is $20 for adults, $10 for kids age 5-16, and kids under 5 eat free!
But it gets better – there’s an extended early bird sign up: a $50 family special price will be available until March 10th.
They’ll have a raffle and an auction, all night long – with entertainment to be provided by the No Respect Band! All proceeds will go to benefit the Aptos Little League. Tickets can be purchased on-line here – but remember, the $50 family pack is only available through March 10!
Spring is in the air, and it’s fundraising time! Mark your calendars everyone – the Mar Vista School Auction is this Saturday, March 5th, from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. The event will be held at Cantine Wine Pub in Aptos Village. Last year’s auction was also held at Cantine, which is a wonderful place to gather with friends and share a cup or two of the good stuff. The theme this year is Black and White – formal or informal, no ties or heels required. Tickets are $35 at the door, and worth every penny as it includes some delicious food and wine – and goes to support the Mar Vista Parent + School Club.
And don’t just think this fun community event is just for families with kids at Mar Vista Elementary – it’s for everyone! Check it out: this year’s auction grand prize is a 3-day stay at an awesome North Shore Tahoe Home situated on Old Brockway Golf Course, valued at $1300! This home has an AMAZING rating on AirBNB! The home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 6-person hot tub, sleeps 9, and is 10 minutes from Northstar, 8 minutes to casinos, and 5 minutes to North Tahoe Beach.
So come on out to Cantine Wine Pub this Saturday – lots of your friends and neighbors will be there, and it’s for sure that a good time will be had by all.
Aptos Little League is working hard on the kickoff for the 2016 Spring Little League Season! They have announced that the 2nd Annual Aptos Little League Poker Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 5th at the Seascape Golf Clubhouse – check-in time is at 5:30, the games start at 6 and lights out is at 11 PM. All the money raised will go directly back to our kids and the fields they will be spending many hours at, practicing and playing on this season.
You can use this link to sign up for the tournament. The game is Texas Hold ‘Em and the buy-in fee is $125 per player. Don’t like to play poker, but still like to party? A guest party pass is only $25! Both passes include appetizers and drinks, but you must be 21 years or older to attend.
The Mar Vista Elementary School 2015 Auction needs your support! This is their biggest fundraiser of the year. This fundraiser directly benefits our kids by enhancing technology, dance, and art funds – things that the school district simply does not pay for but which greatly enhance a child’s education, and therefore our community.
This year’s auction has two components, both on-line and off-line. The Online Auction will be held March 13-23, and you can register at www.biddingforgood.com – just click the “Bidder” link on that page to sign up and get ready to bid.
This year there are some exciting new donors and many fun adventures, as well as very practical useful items. When the auction goes “live” you can invite family and friends to check it out as well. There are many interesting and exciting items and tickets for our community to bid on.
The live, silent auction component will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at the fabulous Cantine Wine Pub in Aptos Village Plaza. The live auction is the only place to bid on class projects and prize baskets – and a few choice adventures will be up for bid as well.
Come out and meet other members of our community, including fellow Mar Vista parents, and enjoy a light dinner fare and delicious wine. Tickets are $20 per person, and are sold in the Mar Vista Elementary School office, or online at EventBrite. But hurry – ticket prices will go up on March 14th and will be $25 at the door.
Mar Vista Elementary School 2015 Auction Item Donors
O’Neill Yacht Charters
San Jose Sharks
Lake Tahoe Cruise
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Local Restaurants are:
Chill Out Cafe
Pizza My Heart
In addition, there are 7 vineyard tasting & tours, a couple of dozen museums from around California. There are over 300 items on the website so far, and growing each day! So register today and get ready to bid!