Delicious Italian cuisine, cash bar, comedy entertainment … and it’s all for a good cause? It doesn’t get much better than that! Get ready, because tickets are now on sale for our fourth annual Laughs for a Cause fundraiser, and it’s gearing up to be a pretty amazing night.
The Laughs for a Cause event will be taking place on Saturday, March 10, at the Haversham House on Post Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m., so guests will have some time to mingle and enjoy a cocktail before dinner, which will begin around 6:30 p.m. The Haversham’s buffet-style, Italian-inspired meal will feature Tuscan chicken in a basil and portabella mushroom sherry cream sauce, pasta and meatballs with marinara, roasted red potatoes, mixed vegetables, and garden salad. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Coffee and tea, as well as a few sweet treats, will also be served.
Each year, our Laughs for a Cause event includes a show featuring a local entertainer. We’ve had comedians, magicians, and the full cast of a murder-mystery, but this year we’re really going mental: the one and only “Thief of Thoughts,” a comedy mentalist by the name of Lon Cerel will entertain and astound us during dinner, so prepare to have your mind boggled! Cerel’s hilarious performance combines Houdini-like escapes with Sherlock Holmes-esque intuition as he “reads” and reveals the audience’s thoughts.
Now that you know all about the “laughs” part of the night, let’s discuss the cause! Laughs for a Cause raises money for different aspects of library services, and this year the night will include an interactive “Fund-a-Need” auction, during which you can donate to a variety of library needs — you can donate to a specific fund such as the park, children’s room, and book purchases, or to a more targeted item such as a virtual reality kit for the Teen Space, or tools for our children’s musical storytimes. Any and all donations are appreciated and go a long way towards improving the library and our ability to meet the needs of the community!
Tickets can be purchased online at our website, www.westerylibrary.org, or at the Circulation Desk. Make sure to purchase yours soon, before we sell out! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, you may also contact Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 401-596-2877, ext. 302.
1. “The Woman in the Window” by A. J. Finn
Cassie Skobrak is a reference librarian at the Westerly Library.