Arts Council dinner to celebrate 30th anniversary |

Arts Council dinner to celebrate 30th anniversary

Piracy, the appropriation of private property in the form of copyright infringement, threatens this economy, just as Atlantic pirates threatened slave-capitalism im the early 18th century.

Details have been finalized for the Churchill Arts Council’s 30th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction, “An Evening With the Arts,” on March 5 at the Fallon Convention Center.

This year’s theme, in honor of the Council’s 30th year of programming, is “Pearls and Pirates” and festive and/or pirate attired is encouraged . The auction preview and no-host bar will begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the auction will conclude at 8:45 p.m.

Dinner will be catered by the Slanted Porch and will include a classic Caesar salad, herb-crusted fillet mignon, half-lobster tail, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, or, as a vegetarian option, roasted butternut squash cannelloni. Desert will be a gourmet buccaneer’s delight.

The event is $70 per person and includes dinner, wine and admission to the auction. $80 per person will also include $20 worth of raffle tickets.

As always, this event will sell out. Seating is very limited, only 30 tables of eight or ten will be sold, so be sure and reserve your table early for the social event of the season. Reservations can be made by calling Churchill Arts at 775-423-1440.


CAC’s film series begins on January 29 and will feature a series of Rom-Coms or romantic comedies.

The 1940 film, “The Philadelphia Story,” with Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and James Stewart will be shown on January 29.

The 1979 film, “Manhattan,” with Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep will continue the series on February 5 and the series will conclude with a screening of “Groundhog Day” with Bull Murray and Andie MacDowell on Feb. 12.

Tickets for the films — $7 for CAC members, $10 for non-members — will be available beginning at 6 p.m. in the Oats Park Art Bar on the nights of the screenings, which will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Special passes for all three films— $18 for CAC members, $27 for non-members — can also be purchased on Jan. 29. We’ll have more information on the films in the series next week.

Kirk Robertson covers the arts and may be reached at