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    Sixth Annual Benefit

    Sixth Annual Benefit

    Presented by ARIEL Theatrical at The Farm

    August 4, 2012

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    ARIEL Theatrical in Oldtown Salinas is gearing up for its Sixth Annual Fundraising Benefit. This year ARIEL is honored to have the Annual Benefit hosted by the Bunn Family at THE FARM - just off the Monterey Highway. Join ARIEL Theatrical on Saturday, August 4 at 4:30 pm as it goes BACK TO THE FARM in conjunction with the opening of the Summer Community Musical, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” This year’s event promises to be a rip-roaring’ hoedown family celebration with games for kids, hayrides, a petting zoo, an old fashioned BBQ dinner, live music, fabulous raffle prizes and an auction featuring delicious pies made by the folks at THE FARM. Children and adolescents in the 21st Century are facing difficult choices every day. ARIEL Theatrical seeks to provide a safe and enriching experience for youth in Monterey County and the Greater Salinas Valley. Each year ARIEL Theatrical raises funds to help support programs that use the art and discipline of theatre to inspire young people to understand that personal integrity, respect for others and an acceptance of responsibility for choices made are the keys to building a principled and productive life.

    This year’s BACK TO THE FARM benefit event will feature live bluegrass-country music by local Salinas performers, BACKCOUNTRY, and activities filled with wholesome fun and excitement. In addition to the hayrides, gunnysack races, bubble gum contests, prizes, bunnies, goats and tours of THE FARM; Participants will also be treated to a preview of songs from ARIEL’s upcoming musical production, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

    An outpouring of support by local businesses has made it possible to put together some fabulous packages to be offered as part of the BACK TO THE FARM raffle. Prize packages range in value from $450 to $2,500. Tickets for raffle packages are $15 each, four for $50 or a special value package of ten for $100. Tickets are available for purchase now at ARIEL Theatrical’s home, The Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre, 320 Main Street in Salinas. For more information and to purchase tickets call (831)775-0976. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event. Winning tickets for the following prize packages will be drawn during the BACK TO THE FARM event on August 4. The holders of the winning tickets need not be present to win.

    • Staycation in Monterey A one night stay at the Hotel Abrego in a premium room with fireplace and dinner for two, a one year $100 membership to the Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey Whale Watch passes for two adults, Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets and MPC Tickets to” Barefoot in the Park” and “Androcles and the Lion.”

    • Exclusive Private Dinner for Ten A four course dinner for ten planned by Chef Dean Young at the beautiful and historical Perry House in Monterey. Overlooking the Monterey Bay, you and your friends and family will enjoy a deliciously prepared meal by one of the area's top caterers in an Old Monterey atmosphere.

    • Oldtown Salinas Package Enjoy your hometown when you win National Steinbeck Center tickets for four, a luncheon for two at the Steinbeck House, California International Airshow tickets, four Season Passes to ARIEL Theatrical Performances, Green Belly Studio-one month unlimited classes, Bakery Station luncheon for two, Rooms and Blooms gift basket, Wolfe Fitness package, a Cherry Bean gift certificate and a spa day at Allure Salon.

    • Pebble Beach/Carmel Getaway Livin' the life with Concourse de Elegance tickets, two sets of dinners for two at Sticks Restaurant, AT&T National Pro Am tickets, Sunset Center tickets for the “Out of Thin Air” Magic Show, dinner for two at Il'Fornio.

    • Golf Package Hit the green with this combination…Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, golf for a foursome, Quail Lodge Resort, golf for two including golf cart, Bayonet and Black Horse, golf for four including cart, Rancho-Canada Golf Club, green fees for four.

    • MY Museum Take your child and 14 friends to MY Museum in Monterey for a special birthday celebration. Package also includes two dozen cupcakes from Fluff in Salinas.

    • Dinning Out Certificates from some of the finest restaurants in the area including Tarpy's Roadhouse, Lalla's Grill in Monterey, PF Chang's, Elli’s Great American Restaurant, Abalonetti's, Wild Thyme Deli, Vesuvio’s, Wild Plum Café and Bakery and a tasting for eight at Il’Fornio.

    • Santa Cruz Fun Have a great time in Santa Cruz and enjoy four tickets to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, a $100 gift certificate to Hula's Island Grill and an overnight stay at the beautiful Chaminade Resort and Spa and Shakespeare Santa Cruz tickets.

    • Tech Package This super package includes a brand new iPad, a Kindle and $60 worth of iTunes!
    Packages value in range from $450-$2,500
    So dust off your cowboy boots and join the fun and excitement! Support an organization that has served the youth of Monterey Country for over 26 years by going BACK TO THE FARM with ARIEL Theatrical.

    • Saturday August 4, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • THE FARM, off the Monterey-Salinas Highway. (Take the Spreckles Blvd. exit driving from north or south to park at THE FARM.)
    • Tickets are $35 adults, $15 children ages 6-12 and children 5 and under get in free
    • All proceeds from this benefit go towards supporting ARIEL’s youth programs.
    • For more information and to reserve tickets call 831-775-0976
    • Entry ticket includes BBQ meal, beverage, 2 game tickets for the kids, and a goodie bag for the first 100 children 12 and under
    ARIEL thanks our benefit sponsors: The Farm, Growers Ice Company, Boggiotto Produce, Monterey Private Wealth, Snow Seed, Dandy Cooling, Rabobank, Alvarez Technology, Turf Club Catering, Swenson & Silacci, Chatterbox, MBayKids, Peter Oppenheim MD and Joanna Oppenheim MD, David Higginbotham DMD, Eric Lomboy and Maggi Gerba, Colorful Harvest, Central Coast Pediatric Dental Group.
    Additional information: Live Music provided by BACKCOUNTRY
    The members of "Backcountry" are:
    Doug Clark, vocals, mandolin, guitar
    Gary Harrington, vocals, guitar
    Eric Liners, vocals, mandolin, banjo, guitar
    Steve Nichols, vocals, dobro, guitar
    Dennis Ben, bass

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        The Farm

        Spreckles Bvld
        Salinas, CA 93901

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        $35 for adults
        $15 for childrec (6-12 years old)
        Five and under are free

        Info Phone: 831-775-0976

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        August 4, 2012



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