From the New Haven Unified School District:
Anyone who has ever wanted to spend an evening “On a Mississippi Riverboat” will have that opportunity Saturday, Feb. 2, when the New Haven Schools Foundation holds its second annual “Casino Night” fund-raiser.
"Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler" (“Let the good times roll”) will be the theme of the event, which will include a gourmet southern buffet dinner and an evening of casino games.
The menu features a variety of appetizers; entrée dishes with tri-tip, salmon or vegetarian options; a choice of side dishes and a dessert cart, all with a Southern twist. Guests also will receive a specialty cocktail or one glass of wine or a Gordon Biersch beer, or two non-alcoholic beverages. There also will be an espresso cart, hosted by Paddy’s Coffee.
Guests will receive $1,000 each in casino chips to play poker, black jack, craps and roulette, and compete for raffle prizes. The event also will feature a live and silent auction with valuable prizes. A separate Texas Hold 'Em tournament also is scheduled this year.
The event, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, will be at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City.
Individual entry is $100, half of which is tax-deductible. VIP packages and sponsorship opportunities also are available. Attire will be semi-formal and guests must be 21 or older to attend.
Proceeds will be used by the Foundation to help fund their pledge of $100,000 for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in the New Haven Unified School District students, for the second successive year.
To receive an invitation, contact the Foundation (email@example.com or 471-3850).