The Clarkston Community Center will present the third annual International Food & Wine Gala on Nov. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Center’s Angora Hall. The popular event is designed to showcase the cuisine of many regions from which Clarkston’s international population hails, including Africa, Asia, Central America, the Middle East and more. Guests will be invited to sample the various dishes provided by area restaurants, as well as taste a collection of international wines. The event is a fundraiser for the Center, which serves over 56,000 people annually through educational offerings, recreational programs and community building. Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Tickets are available at the Center or online at www.clarkstoncommunitycenter.org/third-annual-international-food-and-wine-gala.
“In just three short years, our International Food & Wine Gala has be-come one of our most successful and popular fundraisers,” said Luay Sami, Clarkston Community Center’s director of operations and events organizer.“This gala is like no other, since it combines delicious international foods, wines from around the world, live entertainment and the opportunity for guests to stroll through the Center’s Global Market and purchase art created by both local and international artists and crafters. The first two years, the Gala sold out, so I encourage people to purchase their tickets early!”
Each ticket will include dinner and two glasses of wine. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase during the evening. The Clarkston Community Center is located in the beautifully renovated former Clarkston High School building at 3701 College Ave. in Clarkston with plenty of free parking. Because the evening will include wine sampling, guests must be 21 years or older to attend. Cocktail attire is suggested.
Established in 1994, the Clarkston Community Center offers programs for children, teens, adults and seniors, centered around education, wellness, art, recreation and community building. The Center serves over 56,000 individuals annually, primarily from Clarkston and greater DeKalb County, many of whom have immigrated to the United States or are newly-arrived refugees. The Center relies on private donations, corporate support and financial grants to provide its numerous services and programs to the community.