Weehawken Throws Speakeasy Fundraiser on Nov. 15
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RIDGWAY – Whisper the password at the back door of the Sherbino Theater on Friday, Nov. 15, and be whisked back in time to a night of fun, dancing, live music, food, photos and good times - knowing that your “secret” dalliances will support a worthy cause.

All of you Charleston chicks and Great Gatsby guys can re-live the glamour of the Prohibition Era at this 1920s-themed fundraiser in Ridgway.  The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress in Jazz-Age style clothing to enhance the fun. Prizes will be awarded to the most stylishly dressed guests, so dig out your glad rags to recreate your best Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan looks!

This event will include live music by the “Take 5” jazz ensemble, delicious appetizers by Sara Sharpe, drink specials, a fun photo booth, dance-lessons and more. 

“This evening promises to be a great deal of fun and entertainment for a wonderfully worthy cause,” said Weehawken founder and event chair, Susie Opdahl. “We have been planning for months and we are so excited about presenting a memorable evening for all. Be sure to stay into the night for the ‘big surprise’ at around 10:45, too.”

Just $30 in advance or $35 at the door will grant you entry to this fun filled night, all to benefit Weehawken Creative Arts. Individuals who have offered their Annual Patron support of Weehawken this fall at $150 or above automatically get two tickets.  

“It’s fall, which means it’s time to think about annual giving,” said WCA Executive Director Ashley King, “ Weehawken’s annual patrons are essential to achieving our goals for success. The Speakeasy is a great excuse to send in a contribution with a little extra padding so that you can have full access to this wonderful, fun night. It’s a great way for us to say ‘thank you’ to our patrons as well!”   

For ten years, Weehawken Creative Arts has been transforming the lives of adults and children through its arts education, dance program and beloved community events. The non-profit arts education organization based in Ouray County annually offers over 220 classes to both adults and children at its classroom and dance studio spaces in Ouray and Ridgway, as well as its All Fired Up Clay Center in Ridgway, which offers lessons and artist studio space with equipment for clay artists. Weehawken has also expanded its dance program to students in Montrose and Silverton.    

Weehawken hosts and organizes a multitude of community-oriented events and programs, including the Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival; the SouperBowl dinner; major dance productions such as “The Nutcracker”; free gingerbread house decorating workshops each holiday season; the Sneffels Fiber Festival; the Annual Amateur Sculptor Contest; the Ridgway MoonWalks and more.

Weehawken’s Annual Patron Drive begins Nov. 1. For information on supporting Weehawken as an annual patron, or for information on tickets for the Speakeasy event visit weehawkenarts.org or facebook.com/weehawkenarts, or call 970/318.0150.

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