NORTH FORK – How many opportunities does one have to dress up in their most elegant attire, listen and dance to fabulous live music, be served dinner by candlelight, enjoy your favorite beverage and have a professional photograph taken of your and your valentine, all in one place?
On Friday, Feb. 14, the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. will host the 2nd annual Valentine Dinner/Dance at the North Fork Town Hall, which will be all decked out for the occasion.
Those who attended last year’s soirée will tell you it was an evening to remember. The Town Hall was transformed into an elegant supper club, as members of Squirrel Cage and The Studio prepared and served dinner, and guests availed themselves of the no-host bar run by the North Fork Boosters.
This year will follow the same script, with dance music provided once again by the Sierra Jazz Band, featuring vocalist Amy Duke.
Many who danced away the evening last Valentines Day are reminded of the good time they had when they look at the gorgeous photographs taken by local shutterbug extraordinaire Roger Robinette. Guests at this year’s event will have the same opportunity.
Roger will have a photo area set up and will be taking 5×7″ Formal Photos which can be printed out on the spot for just $10 each, and $5 for each additional print. Pose with your sweetie or with a group of friends, or get a professional pic of just yourself in your finest duds.
The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a three-course dinner of green salad, Tri-tip, baked potato, seasonal vegetables and rolls, with homemade cheesecake for dessert. Additional desserts will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
The dancing starts at 7 p.m., and singles and couples, dancers or just foot-tappers are all welcome. Cost for the evening is $20, and tickets can be purchased at Solstice Salon & Gallery in Oakhurst and North Fork Hardware, or by calling Sue Novell at 559-877-2129. Guests can also purchase tickets for the dance only for just $10, with sales starting at 7 p.m. at the door.
This fundraiser supports the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co., and The North Fork Studio and the North Fork Boosters who all contribute to the mountain communities through scholarships, entertainment, space for meetings and classes, tutoring, maintaining the historic Town Hall and the Recreation Center, home of the annual Loggers Jamboree.
The North Fork Town Hall is located at 33060 Mono Drive Rd. 228 North Fork