By Mira Reverente
Senior Concerns, a Thousand Oaks-based non-profit group, will be paying tribute to the Beatles and the swinging 60s at its annual fundraiser on Saturday, September 20.
Dubbed the “Ultimate Dining Experience,” the 29th annual fundraiser will feature premiere Beatles tribute band The Sun Kings. Author and journalist Ivor Davis, who just released his book The Beatles and Me, will be emceeing the event. Davis accompanied and chronicled the Beatles on their first American tour.
Aside from period clothes and music from the popular era, the fundraiser will showcase the culinary creations of local restaurants and caterers such as The Cheesecake Factory, Mastro’s, The Grill on the Alley, Paul Martin’s American Grill and the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, among others.
Wineries and vineyards including Opolo, Plan B, Stonehaus and Vinemark Cellars will also participate to show off their best wines.
“It’s the first time we’re having a band, some dancing and paying tribute to an iconic group,” said Janet Young, Senior Concerns’ director of development.
The event is practically sold out, she said. Aside from the food-and-wine pairings, there will be a silent auction and live music. Doors of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza will open at 5 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will provide funding for Senior Concerns’ adult day program, Meals on Wheels and a Caregiver Support Center.
Senior Concerns has been serving an average of 13,000 seniors, their caregivers and family members every year since 1975.
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