“Derby Night: A night at the races” will take place Saturday in the St. Theresa School gymnasium, 1081 Lyons Ave., next to the church. The fundraiser will feature a gourmet dinner, drinks, horse racing, raffles and lots of fun.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and post time is 6 p.m. The cost for the gourmet dinner catered by Simply Elegant Catering by Becky Thomas is $35 per person. To attend the event without dinner the cost is $10 at the door. Proceeds will go to St. Theresa School for capital improvements, technology, Spanish and fine arts programs.
Among the many raffle prizes is the grand prize – a 2006-2007 tuition to St. Theresa School.
The concept of the event is actual horse racing that was pre-recorded using five cinematography cameras and narrated from start to finish by many of America’s top-rated announcers. All 12 races come in a sealed DVD format that will not be unveiled until post time. There are 12 races with 12 horses in each race. Each horse is pre-sold and will run with other horses sold in its price category.
For tickets and more information call (530) 544-8944 or (530) 308-2764.
Yacht Club to meet Tuesday
Members and their guests of the South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club are invited to attend the quarterly general membership meeting Tuesday at the Cantina Restaurant. Beginning with a no-host cocktail hour at 6 p.m., the Mexican gourmet dinner will start at 7 p.m.
Following a short business meeting Hayden Sohm, superintendent of California State Parks, will speak to the group. For reservations call Jean Jenkins at (530) 577-7181.
The club serves members in California and Nevada with year-around activities. As an active member of Pacific Inter-Club Yachting Association, the club is involved in boating issues on Lake Tahoe. For membership information call Dale Nielsen at (530) 544-1115 or visit the Web site at http://www.southlaketahoeyachtclub.com.
Olympians to attend benefit
Mark your calendars to party with Olympians: The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation is inviting the public to a food and wine extravaganza to benefit snow sports programs for area children. The sixth annual “Grapes & Gates” fundraiser is slated from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Edgewood Tahoe. There will also be special silent and live auction items to support the athletes. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund for Alpine ski racing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding programs for local children.
Seven restaurants – Cork & More, Nephele’s Restaurant, Edgewood Tahoe, Café Fiore, Evans, Mirabelle Restaurant and Kilanis – will offer sumptuous food. Each restaurant’s gourmet offering will be paired with two complementary wines. Some of the participating wineries are Caymus, Silver Oak, Rombauer and Far Niente with several more to sample.
“We have some very unique and special menu items planned with the wine pairings for this worthy event,” said lead sponsor Jim Warlow from Cork & More.
South Shore athletes and coaches will be mingling with donors. Two-time Olympian and super G World Championship bronze medal winner Jonna Mendes will attend along with recent Olympian Elena Hight who finished sixth in Snowboard pipe.
“I look forward to meeting the people in our community who support the ski and snowboard athletes,” Mendes said.
Tickets cost $100 each and are limited to 100 quests. For reservations call Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation at (530) 541-7354. To make a donation call (530) 541-7354. Or mail your check to Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation, P.O. Box 483, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448.
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