Dancing With The Cars – A Night in Havana: Fundraiser, Party and Auction

(Courtesy of Melissa Roeder)
The Rotary Club of Orinda hosts its annual Dancing with the Cars fundraiser, a kick-off to the Orinda Classic Car Show weekend. The fundraiser, called “A Night in Havana,” will be held at the Orinda Community Center, upper level plaza, Friday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

    Dancing with the Cars, The Rotary Club of Orinda’s major annual fundraiser and kick-off to the Orinda Classic Car Show Weekend, features a Latin theme, “A Night in Havana,” at the Orinda Community Center, upper level plaza of the Orinda Library, Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  
    This party is Orinda’s largest community-wide fundraiser, benefitting Orinda schools, seniors, youth programs, Orinda Parks and Rec programs and the arts and environment, among other local programs. 
    Through the years, Dancing with the Cars and the Orinda Classic Car Show together have distributed over $400,000 to the community.
    The evening features a generous Cuban-inspired buffet, cocktails, Latin music and more.
    Silent and live auctions offer dinner parties, gift certificates, outings and other treats. Visit orindarotary.org for tickets, or email orindarotaryfundraiser@gmail.com for more details.
    With Rotary’s participation, the proceeds from this event reach beyond Orinda’s borders to aid those in need in the region, state and around the world.
    Recent Rotary service projects include Meals on Wheels, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, tutoring for schools in Oakland and Richmond, outings for the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and emergency aid to those affected by wildfires in California.
    Internationally, Orinda Rotary funded a children’s library and the installation of solar panels for an eye clinic in Zambia, run by International Vision Volunteers.
    The Rotary Club of Orinda sincerely thanks the community for its generous support of its service projects and looks forward to seeing everyone Sept. 9.
    For information to enter or attend the Sept. 10 Car Show, visit www.orindacarshow.com.

Melissa Roeder can be reached at cmroeder@comcast.net.

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