What should I wear?
Dress to the nines! 1920s Hollywood brings to mind Flappers & Dappers and Ritz & Glitz. Consider adding to the ambiance of An Evening In Old Hollywood by wearing vintage style dresses or suits. Or consider dressing up as an Old Hollywood actor or actress, like Charlie Chaplin or Joan Crawford. Hollywood was at the height of popularity during the 1920s and 1930s, so there were many famous stars that you can choose to be. Or not the kind that gets dolled up much? Then join us in your cocktail wear—bow ties, hats, spats, high-fashion jewelry, and feathers not required.
What happens at the party?
6:00 Doors open. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers while bidding on silent auction items and purchasing one or more raffle tickets. Featured items include student artwork, wine, sign-up parties, restaurants, family getaways, sports experiences, and our traditional 8th Grade Legacy Baskets.
7:30 Silent Auction tables close.
7:45 Sit-Down dinner begins.
8:00 Live Auction. Dessert items, Live items, raffle drawings, and Fund-A-Need for 21st Century STEM Innovations (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
8:30 Dancing and Merriment
What about dessert?
A Dessert Live Auction will be held allowing guests to bid on delicious desserts baked by fellow parents, faculty and staff, and local bakeries. Served to share with friends at your table.
What is this year's Fund-A-Need?
21st Century STEM Innovations (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
What's included in the ticket price?
The ticket price of $100 includes fabulous appetizers and dinner, wine, beer, signature cocktail, The Drowsy Chaperone, and dancing to amazing tunes and a guaranteed fun time.
What's The Drowsy Chaperone?
It's our signature cocktail for the evening...A remembrance to Mary Pickford, a popular silent film actress and star. She was more than just a pretty face. As a producer, co-founder of the United Artists studios, and one of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, she was a powerful force in the fledgling film industry.
It seems appropriate, then, that such an influential figure should have a cocktail named in her honor. A bartender did just that in the early 1920s when he whipped up a sweet concoction for Mary, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin one evening during a visit to a Havana bar.
This yummy drink has been renamed for the musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, which is being performed by our very own middle school students this coming May. (Of course, there's no alcohol in the musical!)
How do I buy tickets to the dinner auction party?
Click on the Buy Tickets & Cash Donations to buy your event tickets, sponsor a teacher ticket, and make cash gifts NOW. Mail and hand deliveries of your Reply Card, Raffle Ticket Order forms, and checks gladly accepted, too.
Interested in helping?
Be a part of the fun and excitement! Join in with new friends and old friends! Help is needed setting up, greeting guests, monitoring auction tables and so much more! Sign up to help now, by sending your information in an email to our auction Co-Chairs, Katy and Toni.
Where can I find a babysitter?
We have a very short list of alumni students who have offered to provide babysitting services. If you're interested, please send your request for babysitter leads to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ab-so-lute-ly....Baloney...Horsefeathers...You slay me!
What does it all mean? Learn more about slang from the 1920s (click HERE) and practice your expanded repertoire with your friends at An Evening In Old Hollywood on Saturday, March 4, at the Orinda Country Club.
"Thank you" to our Sponsors
who are the "Bee's Knees"