By BTL Staff
The HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC) will hold its 11th Annual Wine Cellar event this November. The event, which features a raffle, silent auction and wine tasting in Ann Arbor, benefits HARC and its many services which help provide medical care, housing, food and support to those living with HIV/AIDS. HARC is a private non-profit that offers comprehensive HIV and AIDS services and community resources to those living in Washtenaw, Jackson, Lenawee and Livingston Counties.
This year’s event will be conducted by Master of Ceremonies, Russ Collins. Collins, the executive director/CEO of Michigan Theater, will host the evening of wining and dining. A diverse collection of wines are provided by local personalities, wine collectors, bon vivants and chefs, including Everyday Wines. Hearty appetizers prepared by Bona Sera and handcrafted chocolates from Sweet Gem Confections accompany the libations. Live entertainment includes live jazz from the Jesse Kramer Trio and music from the Outloud Chorus Queertet.
Over 100 bottles of wine will be raffled off during the fundraiser, including a prize of over 50 bottles awarded to one lucky winner. Other possible winnings include bottles autographed by the likes of Itzhak Perlman, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Paul Reiser and other local and national celebrities. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each in advance at Ann Arbor’s autBAR and Common Language Bookstore and at HARC’s Ypsilanti office. Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win.
The 11th Annual Wine Cellar will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Vineyard Church, 275 Platt Road, Ann Arbor. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling HARC’s Ypsilanti office at 734-572-9355, ext. 240 or by visiting http://www.hivaidsresource.org/winecellar/.