The red carpet will be out at Castlewood Country Club next month as Tri-Valley Animal Rescue is hosting a new benefit gala to raise funds for its ongoing animal-support efforts.
Complete with an Oscars theme, Tuxes & Tails on Feb. 9 will feature dinner and wine, along with live and silent auctions, with proceeds benefiting the local nonprofit that relies solely on public support to fund its lifesaving programs for animals in the Tri-Valley.
"This event allows us to continue our important work of giving animals a second chance," TVAR board chair Brian Joyce said in a statement.
TVAR has been been working to save homeless animals from euthanasia for the past 25 years. Its marquee programs include the East County Animal Shelter Program where volunteers are trained to make a difference in the lives of animals at the shelter, the Teen and Junior Program for local youth and fostering opportunities to help pets socialize before adoption.
The nonprofit's new Tuxes & Tails fundraiser will run from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 9 at Castlewood. Tickets include dinner duet of herb roasted chicken breast with basil-thyme sauce and macadamia-crusted mahi mahi with pineapple buerre Bbanc, served with red or white wine.
Live and silent auctions will feature a wide variety of trips and other experiences, including a tour of the U.S. Capitol for two with U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (airfare included), a night out in San Francisco for two with dinner at One Market, "Beach Blanket Babylon" tickets and a deluxe room at the Omni Hotel, an overnight stay for two at Hotel Yountville Resort & Spa, golf outings, sailing charter, wine tastings, whitewater rafting trip, casino stay and more.
Tickets are on sale now at $100 per person or $700 per table of eight. Tuxes are optional, with dress code as country club casual otherwise (no denim). To purchase tickets or learn more about supporting TVAR, visit www.tvar.org.