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Thursday March 5, 2020

Reserve your tickets today for the Virginia Museum of Natural History's Grapes & Grains fundraising gala on Saturday, April 18 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.!

This year's theme is based on the museum's current special exhibit, "Wild About Cats”. The event will offer an African menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Center Stage Catering, Inc. (menu below), along with samples of wines and spirits from a variety of Virginia wineries and distilleries. Grapes & Grains will also feature a brandy tasting presented by the museum's curators. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on many exciting items during a silent auction! As part of this year's theme, dress for the event is “Safari Chic”. Attendees must be 21 or older.

 

All event proceeds to benefit the VMNH Foundation Discovery Fund. Donations to the Discovery Fund directly benefit important museum programs in research, education, and exhibits.

 

Purchase your Grapes & Grains tickets today!

Individual tickets are now available for purchase for only $50 each! You can purchase tickets online, at the museum box office, or by contacting Charlotte Harter at 276-634-4162 or charlotte.harter@vmnh.virginia.gov.

Menu: by Center Stage Catering

Smoky Piri-Piri Chicken and Vegetable Skewer
North African Spiced Meatballs with Roasted Red Pepper Harissa
Moroccan Curried Chick Peas
Somalian Sambusa
Barbere Shrimp Salad Shooters
Cumin and Coriander Spiced Fried Plantain and Yuca Chips with Preserved Lemon and Lentil Dip
Fresh Crisp Vegetable Crudites Platter
Malva Pudding Bites
Caakiri Shooters

Table sponsorships for Grapes & Grains also available!

A limited number of Grapes & Grains Table Sponsorships are available at the following levels:

Chivas Regal Seating: A donation of $5,000
Reserved table of 10 with logo
Logo on VMNH Web site with link to your business homepage for one year
Logo on media releases, marketing materials, auction table and program
This sponsorship includes a 1-year VMNH Corporate Partnership at the “VMNH Circle” level.
Sponsorship logo recognition on 2 special exhibits and 2 events
1 free museum rental
A behind-the-scenes tour for employees (up to 25)

Chardonnay Seating: A donation of $2,500
Reserved Table of 10 with name
Name on VMNH website with link to your business homepage for one year
Name listing on media releases, marketing materials and program
This sponsorship includes a 1-year VMNH Corporate Partnership at the “Corporate Sponsor” level.
Sponsorship logo recognition on 1 special exhibit and 1 event
1 museum rental discounted at 50%

Pinot Noir Seating: A donation of $1,000
Reserved table of 10 with name
Name on VMNH website and program for one year
This sponsorship includes a 1-year VMNH Corporate Partnership at the “Corporate Patron” level.
Sponsorship recognition on 1 special exhibit or 1 event
1 museum rental discounted at 25%

Pilsner Seating: A donation of $600
Reserved table of 10 with name
Patron listing in program
This sponsorship includes a 1-year VMNH Corporate Partnership at the “Small Business Partners” level.

Reserve your table sponsorship online today!

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