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Western: High Country hosts fundraisers
Updated: January 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A number of events are slated for February to support some of the town’s non-profits.
On Feb. 9, head on down for a Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser at Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues Club, 28 Broadway, at 5 p.m. to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enjoy entertainment by guitarist Jeff Thompson, songwriter Jill Siler & Friends, Blues, Soul, R&B and Jazz performer Peggy Ratusz and Jazz vocalist Regina Loveday, plus catered food and a chance to win prizes through a raffle. Costumes are encouraged and beads will adorn participants in honor of Mardi Gras. Admission is a contribution at the door.
On Feb. 15, the 5th Annual Valentine’s Cabaret fundraiser, “Love is in the Air,” is slated to support Cantaria, the area’s gay men’s chorus. Enjoy a night of dinner and entertainment, plus a silent auction. It will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 30 Macon St. A silent auction and social hour is at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
Per person seating cost is $20/regular and $35/VIP.
Visit cantariaasheville.org/valentines_2014.htm to purchase tickets.
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