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Pleasanton: Wines & Valentines to benefit Museum on Main

13th annual event to sparkle with wine, dinner and auctions

Love is in the air as Museum on Main prepares for its 13th annual Wines & Valentines fundraiser at Castlewood Country Club, beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 7.

The night begins with a cocktail hour featuring sparkling wine, a no-host bar and time to bid on the famous silent auction baskets prepared by museum board members.

The doors to the dining room open at 7 p.m. for guests to enjoy a three-course dinner choice of filet mignon, Covina sea bass or vegetable risotto served with appropriately paired wines.

Between courses, the traditional 2-bit auction will take place, with guests betting quarters on a variety of small prizes.

"Many guests return year after year for the great food and wine," museum executive director Jim DeMersman said. "But they also love the 2-bit auction, a fast-paced live auction where guests can win prizes for the equivalent of 2 bits, equal to one quarter."

Another fun highlight of the evening, he noted, is the heads and tails game. Players stand and place their hands on their heads or their "tails," and the auctioneer tosses a coin. Those who guessed correctly stay in the game until there is just one person left, who wins half of the pot.

The evening concludes with a drawing for more than a dozen items contributed by community members.

Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased at, at Museum on Main, 603 Main St., during regular operating hours or by phoning the museum at 462-2766.

This year's Sweetheart Sponsor is the Republic Family of Companies.

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