One-night-only Arts for Hunger
Unity — The seventh annual Arts for Hunger fundraiser for local hunger relief will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Instead of the month-long format of previous years, this year's event will offer live music, local food, a film screening and the event's signature silent auction all in one action-packed evening. Tickets are $20.
Doors will open 6 p.m. with hearty appetizers and desserts featuring local ingredients, music by Tremolino and opening bids on silent auction items. At 7:30 p.m., the award-winning documentary “A Place at the Table” will be screened in the theater. Final closing bids will be at 9 p.m.
The silent auction will feature specialty artwork created and donated by talented local artists and crafters throughout Waldo County, on display and available for bidding throughout the evening; and the appetizers and desserts, created by Monica of Crosstrax, will be available throughout the event.
Tremolino is a quartet of Waldo County musicians, featuring singer Leslie Stein, with a passion for Portuguese fado music. Fado is a fiery, soulful folk song style characterized by passionate lyrics and mournful tunes. It is said to be the oldest urban folk music in the Western world, representing the voice of the Portuguese soul.
Fifty million Americans — one in four children — do not know where their next meal is coming from. “A Place at the Table” tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. The riveting film explores how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides, as it has in the past, that ending hunger is in the best interest of us all.
Tickets can be at uccpa.unity.edu or by calling 948-7469. Tickets also may be purchased at Crosstrax. As in previous years, all funds raised at this year's Arts for Hunger event will benefit the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry, People for People and Open Door, local groups that work to end hunger in the local communities. This year's Arts for Hunger is sponsored by Unitel, Unity College and Crosstrax.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.