MARIPOSA – The American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites the community to hunt for wildlife on the African plains of the Mariposa Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. at its annual fashion show fundraiser.
This year’s theme is “On Safari with AAUW” and features community members modeling fashions provided by local merchants in an African savanna setting.
Those attending will be able to bid on unique items in a silent and live auction, featuring services and experiences such as a gourmet dinner, a cooking class or weed pulling. There will be a no-host watering hole and free refreshments with an exotic flair.
The event will include a costume contest and attendees are encouraged to come dressed for the bush.
Tickets for the adventure are $15. They are available for online purchase at www.aauwmariposa.com as well as from any AAUW member or at the door.
The fashion show fundraiser supports AAUW programs to encourage and empower young women in Mariposa. Projects include Tech Trek, a week-long science camp for girls; Speech Trek, a thought-provoking high school speech contest; the Backpack Project to provide needed school supplies; and Dinner with a Scientist, an evening at UC Merced for girls interested in scientific careers.
To learn more, visit www.aauwmariposa.com.