Journal of the San Juan Islands


Dine and dance at St. Paddy’s Day ‘Extravaganza’

March 9, 2013 · Updated 11:12 AM

Dine, dance at St. Paddy’s Day ‘Extravaganza’ / Contributed art

The biggest and most important fundraiser of the year for the Friday Harbor chapter of Soroptimists International, the St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza, is Saturday, March 16, at the Mullis Community Senior Center.

Don’t forget to wear something green.

The Extravaganza gets under way with a festive social hour, in which guests can enjoy appetizers, music and beverages — adult or not — and browse the many items on display in prelude to the event’s live and silent auction. Live auction items include a free stay at either of two different Hawaiian lodging establishments and a week’s stay at oceanfront condos on Kauai or Molokai. Raffle tickets will be available for sale as well. Doors open at 5 p.m.

At 6 p.m., a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage, catered by Vinny’s Ristorante, will be served (a vegetarian entree is also available). The live auction begins following dinner.

Seating is limited. Dinner tickets — $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 children 10 and under — can be purchased in advance at the Toy Box, Spa d’Bune or from any member of Soroptimists. Tickets for dinner-to-go are also available, $12 each; pick up is 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Event proceeds support Soroptimists’ many activities, programs, awards and scholarships, which primarily benefit the island’s women and girls. Info, Debbi Staehlin, 378-7232; Becki Day, 298-0458.


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