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Los Gatos Lions Present 'Date Night'

May 18 event is fundraiser for local charities, which provide mental health and counseling services for youth.

The Los Gatos Lions Club presents its Date Night gala fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Moore Buick GMC, 15500 Los Gatos Blvd., to benefit local charities that  provide mental health and counseling services for children in need.

Last year, more than 350 people attended the event. This will be the club's third such event.

"The Los Gatos Lions Club is committed to making life better for all of our school-age children, especially those who need a little extra support in their mental and emotional well-being," the Los Gatos Lions wrote on their ticket event page.

"Last year, we were able to identify and reduce bullying, provide funding for middle-school counseling support, sponsor suicide prevention clinics and add support to Counseling and Support Services for Youth, or CASSY in providing licensed therapeutic counseling for students, parents, and staff of Los Gatos High School and Fisher Middle School."

A $65 ticket gives participants access to wine tasting from 11 premiere local wineries, food sampling from 11 renowned Los Gatos restaurants, live jazz and a silent/live auctions and raffle.

Some of the wineries pouring will be Burrell School Vineyards & Winery, Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Fernwood Cellars Winery, House Family Winery, La Rusticana d'Orsa, MJA Vineyards, Regale Winery & Vineyards, Silver Mountain Vineyards, Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards, and Villa Del Monte Winery.   

Some of the restaurants serving will be C.B. Hannegan's, Cin Cin Wine Bar & Restaurant, Dio Deka, Double D's Sports Grille, Forbes Mill Steakhouse, Los Gatos Brewing Company, Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse, Michi Japanese Restaurant, Palacio, Steamer's Grillhouse and Viva.

There will also be beers and ales from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Los Gatos Brewing Company, coffee from BLVD Coffee, sweets from Chocolate Dream Box, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Gelato from Dolce Spazio.

Like last year, The Summit Boys will perform live. The celebrity emcee is Tim Jeffreys from KFOG Radio. To purchase tickets, please click here. Details: Dave Burt, 408-375-7252, or dburt@moorevalue.com.

Esmée St James April 17, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Sounds like a fun date night and a wonderful cause!
Kim April 17, 2013 at 06:55 PM
I wish it wasn't all about alcohol. We don't drink. Seems like a Great cause.
Jim Thrall April 18, 2013 at 06:39 AM
Hi. It absolutely isn't all about alcohol. We have wineries, for sure, but a fully stocked, free non-alcoholic beverage tent with sodas, and waters along with Blvd. Coffee serving their terrific coffees. The donating restaurants are all Los Gatos restaurants, except Michi Sushi, which is just up Winchester Boulevard in Campbell. This includes Michelin starred restaurant Dio Deka. There are many attendees who do not drink alcohol and the food, the nonalcoholic beverages, the great band, the displays by the youth-serving organizations like CASSY, CASA, The Parenting Continuum, and TeenForce, and the fun auction items make for a really great evening for a really great cause. I hope you would consider attending this event or supporting its cause with a donation. Underwriters have already covered every expense. So all tickets are truly a 100% donation. And all donations will go to the Los Gatos Lions Club's charitable work. Jim Thrall, 2nd Vice President Los Gatos Lions Club
Julian Groft April 20, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Sounds like a blast, hope they have this next year when maybe i find that special someone who loves me for me and not just my goodlooks! haha What a great case

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