At the Marin Civic Center, 500 guests entered “Paris: The City of Lights and Love” for this year’s Marin Valentine’s Ball. Tempting auction items such as trips to Paris, Puerto Vallarta and abalone feeds helped raise funds for the North Bay Children’s Center, Sunny Hills Services, the Godmothers of Timothy Murphy School at St. Vincent’s School for Boys and Whistlestop.
At Bay Club Marin’s fourth anniversary party, A Good Time for a Great Cause, guests grooved to Bay Area band Pride and Joy, rested their feet in the Velvet Lounge and the Cool Blue Jazz Room and bid on enticing vacations. Proceeds from the event benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay.
In San Rafael, the first Pizza Smack Down cooking contest and celebrity chef pizza toss event starring seven-time world pizza toss champion Tony Gemignani was a fundraising success for the new Marin Youth Center. Proceeds will support the youth-run cafe and health, nutrition and cooking classes at the center.