Red carpet Oscar night for Ojalá Niños!
By Elsmarie Norby
Come to the 2nd annual party for the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 6 PM at the
Bordello Gallery. Yes, there really is a red carpet which will guide you to the place of your choice; passing the bar where you can order your first of 2 free drinks; greeting all of San Miguel’s other beautiful people, then visiting the fabulous array of raffle and silent auction items donated by many local artists and businesses. You will be further enticed by savory botanas, romantic lighting, breathtaking decorations – and Hollywood’s beautiful people on large screens. Where else would you rather be at 6pm on Feb. 24th?!
Red Carpet Oscar Night
To benefit Ojalá Niños
Sun, Feb 24, 6pm
Bordello Gallery/Casa de la Noche
Best of all, you have the satisfaction of supporting a local, grass roots, non-profit arts program for over 100 children in the nearby rural community of San Miguel Viejo – Ojalá Niños, A.C. The children range in age from 3 to 18 and all classes are free of charge. The classes include 8 art disciplines from painting to weaving to stained glass and more; a special class for little ones, music and Spanish literacy.
The focus for the future is to help the children become economically sustainable
by forming cooperatives, using their art to produce saleable products. They are already exhibiting their abilities to be artists in a new world of business and they are becoming inspirational models for other communities. www.ojala-ninos.org
All of the programs require expansion in order to fully meet the needs of these children, especially in the areas of reading & writing in Spanish, learning English and music. Volunteers are needed for many small jobs that are essential for the life and future of this great adventure. Please consider learning more by visiting the program and talking with a staff person about how you’d like to participate.
First, buy a ticket for a donation of 250 pesos to Red Carpet Oscar Night, available at: Sat. organic market, Rosewood; Agave Realty; Grandfather & Son Burgers, Fábrica Aurora; online: firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon arrival, buy raffle tickets (50 pesos each/3 for 100 pesos) and bid in the silent auction.
Enjoy yourselves immensely. This is a sure-fire formula for an unforgettable evening!