10/25/18: THANK YOU! This event is sold out!
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If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Feed the Spirit event or other Center programs, please contact Lisa Queenin, Development Coordinator! She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 413/5489-3968 ext. 108.
On Friday, October 26, 2018, the Center’s Feed the Spirit event will present an evening of community, delicious food, and entertainment to benefit the Amherst Survival Center.
The event will be held at the newly renovated Old Chapel on the UMass campus featuring globally-inspired food catered by award-winning UMass Dining. We’ll enjoy the music of jazz pianist Paul Arslanian during cocktail hour and the free-flowing fusion of jazz, world music, and spoken word by World Rhythm Ensemble following dinner.
Tony Vacca, Derrik Jordan and Jo Sallins, as World Rhythms Ensemble, blend the powerful sound of giant West-African balafons with the dreamy lyricism of electric violin and the funky magic of electric bass for a unique performance.
We are so excited to share this special evening with our supporters to benefit the Center’s important programs.
When: Friday, October 26, 2018, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.
We’ll begin at 5:30 pm with live music, cocktails and appetizers.
Dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by our exciting Fund-A-Need auction and music performance.
Parking for Ticket Holders: Free parking is available in Lot 71 on campus. Attached is a map that shows where Lot 71 is and the walk from the lot to the Chapel. You can also get specific directions from your location by using Google Maps and searching for Lot 71, Amherst. There will be a golf cart available for those who may need it and signage to direct you along the walking route. If you need parking for people who are disabled, please let me know and I will direct you to those spots. Please keep in mind that Lot 71 is reserved for UMass staff until 5:00 p.m. It will be open to attendees after 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75.00 per person. Table of 8 for $600.00 (includes 8 tickets and recognition in our event program). Tickets include dinner, music, and a donation to benefit the Center’s programs. A cash bar will be available for beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages. All tickets will be held at the door. If you do not receive an email confirming your order, please contact Lisa Queenin at 413-549-3968 x108 or email@example.com.
Fund-A-Need Auction! Our Fund-A-Need Auction is unlike a typical auction. We will be raising a paddle to support specific needs that the Center has. There are opportunities to give at different levels. If you decide to bid, we ask that you please see someone at the auction check-out before you leave. You can pay by cash, check, or credit card.
Contact Lisa Queenin, Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (413) 549-3968 ext. 108.
Our Generous Event Sponsors:
Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this event possible. A special thanks to UMass Amherst for generously donating the venue and for their assistance in planning this special event.
Yankee Printing Group
All proceeds will benefit the Amherst Survival Center’s programs. The Amherst Survival Center connects residents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties to food, clothing, healthcare, wellness, and community, primarily through volunteer efforts.