“All the Raj” brings India to Grass Valley

THE MAJESTIC CULTURE OF INDIA IN the 1920s, the heyday of the British Raj, is coming to the foothills in a brand new, one-of-a-kind event this fall.

All the Raj, a fundraiser for the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, will immerse you in that exotic era. It will include a spectacular feast, dancing to live band music, a silent auction and more.

“All The Raj is a re-creation of our traditional fall formal and promises to be one of our most exciting events to date,” says Alison Jones-Pomatto, SNMH Foundation board member and All the Raj event chair.

The event is on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall. Come in your traditional formalwear, or have fun with the theme, and come in a sari or wrap a brightly colored scarf around your black dress. Men are encouraged to wear traditional British, Irish or Scottish formal attire.

All the Raj will include cocktails, gourmet dinner, dancing, silent auction and entertainment. Award-winning caterer/chef Antonio Ayestaran’s feast will include some traditional Indian dishes, as well as American cuisine with an ethnic flair.

Dance to music from the 1920s to more contemporary jazz with the George Souza Band. Bid on a trip to the French Quarter in New Orleans, spend the weekend in San Francisco, and find elegant jewelry and more during the silent auction.

Event proceeds help SNMH Foundation fund new equipment and advances in health care technology, says Executive Director Kimberly Parker.

Reservations are $150 per person ($75 tax deductible) and need to be ordered in advance, no later than November 4.

Photo at The Magic Carpet in Nevada City, by Lisa Redfern

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