If you haven’t already, please note on your calendar that our best party of the year/annual auction fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, from 5-8 p.m. People are already donating interesting and unique items and events. Ticket sales got off to a great start last Sunday, which prompts me to warn you that ticket sales will be limited this year to the first 100 lucky people to purchase them @ $15.00. If you can’t attend, please consider purchasing tickets anyway and donating them as scholarship tickets. Watch for Emma/Otto Hines-Brandt and Carolee Effron at the ticket sales table in the foyer. In keeping with the Italian theme of Buona Notte, the focus will be on Italian decorations, food, wine, and entertainment. A fundraising game or two will be introduced, and you will have an opportunity to support a fun, all-are-welcome weekend at Seabeck Conference Center next summer through the Raise the Paddle event. For more information on everything from donation questions to how to participate as a volunteer the evening of the event, email email@example.com or call Ellen Newberg at (360) 692-3981.