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April 26, 2016 > Hot Havana Night!

Hot Havana Night!

Submitted By Vickilyn Hussey

Its a Hot Havana Night! on Friday, May 6 at the 2016 Mission Masquerade Ball, to benefit Music at the Mission. Reserve your seat or, better yet, a table to share with your friends! Exotic stilt-walkers open the festivities in hot Havana style, with spicy live music, entertainment, mojitos, Cuban dinner, dancing Ð rumba, mambo, salsa Ð auctions, games, surprises and more, throughout the evening!

Be fun, festive and creative in a thematic costume or wear evening attire and a mask, channeling the Masquerade Ball vibe! Whats most important to Music at the Mission is that you be there, encourages Gael Stewart, Ball Committee Co-Chair and owner of Mission Coffee in Fremont.

Along with all the great music, delicious food and masked merriment at Hot Havana Night!, Music at the Mission will be honoring Fremonts Jim R. and Patricia Griffin with The 2016 Cultural Arts Recognition Award. Jim and Patricia Griffin are being recognized for cultivating a thriving music and arts community with their passionate commitment, perennial dedication and generous support, says Aileen Chanco, Executive Director of Music at the Mission. They are wonderfully active throughout our community, and weÕre delighted that they have been part of our organization.

James R. Griffin Construction celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013, and is remarkable not only for the companys longevity and wide range of projects, but also for participation in architectural preservation endeavors. The company was awarded the task of relocating the 1911 Girton Hall designed by Julia Morgan (the first licensed woman architect in California) from University of California, Berkeley, to its 2014 site at the Botanical Garden.

Harriet Whitney will be honored as The 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Harriets efforts have made a world of difference in what we have accomplished at Music at the Mission, comments Chanco. ÒWe are proud and grateful to recognize Harriets countless hours, generous support and enduring commitment to Music at the Mission.Ó The owner of Harriets Hands, Whitney has been a Member of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce since 2001.

All the proceeds from Hot Havana Night! will benefit Music at the Mission, a local nonprofit organization which brings extraordinary chamber music to the Tri-City Area in concerts, community outreach, and youth education programs.

If you would like to attend, $125 individual tickets are available online at Reservations for a table of ten can be arranged by contacting Harriet Whitney at Table, group, and individual ticket registration closes on Friday, April 29. When in doubt, contact Music at the Mission: or (510) 402-1724.

Hot Havana Night!
Friday, May 6
6 p.m.
The DoubleTree Hotel
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark
(510) 402-1724
Tickets: $125 Ð RSVP & advance tickets required


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