The Morris County Arts Workshop will hold its first holiday fundraiser Thursday at 7 p.m. This event will begin with a slide presentation by National Geographic photographer
Michael Yamashita, Chester's own, who will narrate his photos and discuss his adventures in Tibet while shooting images for his book, "Shangri La: Along the Tea Road to Lhasa."
This will be followed by a book signing, live seasonal music and entertainment, wine and cheese, delectable desserts, a gallery opening of Michael’s photos, and a silent auction to benefit MCAW's public art initiative. Admission will be $20 each in advance, and $25 at the door.
When: Thursday, Dec. 20
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Place: The Hive, MCAW's new storefront at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next door to Sleepy's)
Reservation: click here or on the book.
The Hive will be open all day for previewing silent auction items. Some items up for silent auction include:
• A weekend in Cape May
• A portrait done in pastels
• A pass for the Bickford Theatre and a family pass for the Morris Museum
• Original art works by local artists
• Pottery vase
• Pottery tureen
• Knitting or crocheting lessons
• Little girl's birthday party
• One year of free mailbox services at the UPS Store in Chester
• Six bottles of Worker Bee Wine, made by the Queen Bees of MCAW at Vintner's Circle
• Cleanout and organization of a closet in your home or workplace
• A fresh flower lei, or a lesson on making your own lei
• A membership in a Community Supported Agriculture plan (CSA) at a local farmstand
Free educational assessment at Learning RX of Chester
• Wine and Cheese Event, courtesy of Vintner's Circle
• $100 gift certificate to Simply Country in Mendham
• Four tickets to 'Pilobolus' on April 19th, 2013, Mayo Performing Arts Center
• Signed NY Ranger jersey of Gilbert #7
Tealight Tribute to the Children of Newtown, Conn.
The Hive will be open all day on Dec. 20 a for silent auction preview, and for a tealight tribute to the children of Newtown, Connecticut. Those interested can come by to light a tealight (flameless), and bring your cards, letters, and wishes for the healing of the Newtown community.
Notes and letters will be bound into a book and sent to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary.