Next week Columbia had two charity events that allow you to have fun while doing good.
On Wednesday, June 22 the Columbia Entertainment Company at 1800 Nelwood Drive is hosting a benefit show for Be The Change, a local organization that builds schools in third world countries. On June 30, 20 Columbians will begin a journey to a village in Malawi, Africa to build a library and renovate a school building for 88 orphans in an AIDS-stricken village.
CEC is putting on “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a Tony Award-winning musical about the drama behind a spelling competition. The one-act play will be performed without intermission; the curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. All of the proceeds from this private showing will benefit the mission trip to Malawi. Tickets are available here.
On Friday, June 24th Take A Sip For Second Chance is happening at PS:Gallery. There will be a wine tasting with Master Sommelier Bob Campbell where you can sample over 50 wines from Argentina, California, Italy, France, Spain and
Uruguay paired with hors d’oeuvres from Sycamore. Tickets are $35.00 in advance, $40.00 at the door and include a wine glass. There are 150 tickets per session, sessions are 5-7p & 7-9p. A percentage of ticket sales & wines sold through Top Ten Wines will be donated to Columbia Second Chance.
Tickets are available at Kasmann Insurance at the southeast corner of Garth Ave. & Ash St., PS Gallery at 1025 E. Walnut St., and Top Ten Wines at 111 S. 9th St.