Clallam Mosaic, a local nonprofit empowering individuals with special needs, hosts Mosaic Masquerade fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., Port Angeles.
Tickets are $75. Entry includes a multi-course dinner, live entertainment, live and silent auctions and surprises throughout the evening.
Inspired by the romance and mystery of “The Phantom of the Opera,” guests are invited to wear masks and costumes.
The evening begins with a social hour and preview at 4 p.m. Guests may enjoy a wine tasting featuring award-winning wines from Hurricane Hills Winery (Port Angeles). A cash bar will also be available.
This year’s event will feature guest performances from members of the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus, and a performance from soloist Mark Lorentzen.
“Mosaic supports a vibrant community of individuals with special needs, their families and caregivers because of the generosity of the surrounding community,” Clallam Mosaic executive director Priya Jayadev said.
“The Masquerade will showcase the works of our participants with hand-crafted masks available at every table and their art work on display throughout the room.”
Dinner service begins at 5 p.m. and features Gorgonzola pear salad, choice of prosciutto stuffed chicken or vegetarian lasagna, ending with assorted cakes and chocolate mousse cups.
A dessert auction will showcase local bakers, including sweet bites from First Street Haven in Port Angeles and The Sweet Beginning in Sequim.
Live auction items showcasing local experiences include: an Island Adventure whale-watching tour for two; a two-night stay at Whisky Creek beach; an airplane ride over the Dungeness/Sequim area; a self-defense class for up to eight people with Phoenix Dragon Martial Arts, and two round-trip tickets to Victoria aboard the MV Coho.
The silent auction features: a golf package from Cedars at Dungeness; a family membership to the Seattle aquarium; a “Star Wars”-themed quilt from Sunbonnet Quilters; an entry package to the 2020 North Olympic Discovery marathon; a backpack picnic basket; a cooking basket complete with a Portuguese copper cataplana, and gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses.
Also featured are works by local artists: an award-winning painting by Ryoko Toyama, a carved gourd from Debbie Cain, two artists showing at Sequim’s Blue Whole Gallery and jewelry from Ocean Ink.
Funds raised during the evening support Clallam Mosaic’s continued growth and expansion of day programs, one-on-one services for individuals with special needs and support to families and caregivers.
To learn more about Clallam Mosaic, visit www.clallam mosaic.org.