Last chance Oct. 6 for a seat at SCNA fundraiser

Ticket sales close at midnight Oct. 6 for Gather at the Long Table, SCNA’s fall fundraiser.

A VIP adults-only soiree begins at 3 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Curtis Hall courtyard. Dinner will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in a tented, intimately lit, and transformed area between the main Sierra 2 Center buildings.

Sac City Eats will cook onsite a barbecue dinner that includes rosemary-garlic chicken, barbecued pulled pork or vegetarian lasagna, accompanied by garlicky mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon, and a Caesar salad – and many desserts.

Dining will be at long tables with open seating to encourage guests to mingle and forge new friendships.

A VIP reception starts at 3 p.m. featuring Birria King meat and vegetarian tacos made to order and Scott’s Seafood cheesecake bites along with specialty cocktail stylings from Ghost Tequila. Jon Merriman will entertain guests on acoustic guitar at this intimate prequel to the event.

Chef Doolittle will create elegant appetizers with induction burners in a SMUD cooking demonstration.

Diners can taste brews by Track 7 Brewery and Urban Roots, or pair their dinners with red or white wines from local wineries. The Nite Kats jam band will perform.

Emcee Kitty O’Neal will guide participants through the evening, announcing silent auction times and treasures from local artisans, Sean Minor Wines, JJ Pfister Distilling Company, Voler Cycling and others.

Sponsors are Steffan Brown Realtor, Cook Realty-Larry Easterling, Towerpoint Wealth, SMUD board member Rosanna Herber, and SCNA board members Kathy Les and Mimi Budd.

Tickets at are $100 for dinner, $150 for the VIP reception and dinner. To volunteer to work at the event:

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