VAE to hold benefit dinner

NORTH BENNINGTON - Join Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) for a night of great food, art, music, friends and fun at VAE's Fall Fling benefit fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 9.

Enjoy a gourmet dinner by local culinary artisans, silent auction, special opening of the Annual Group Artists' Show and Sale by local artists and Afro-Cuban/Brazilian-roots jazz concert and dancing with Grupo los Santos.

The festive evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a very special dinner created by a team of North Bennington gourmet chefs; a silent auction of great items generously donated by local businesses and friends; and preview opening VAE's Annual Group Artists' Show & Sale, featuring artwork by talented local artists.

At 8 p.m., spicy Afro-Cuban and Brazilian-roots jazz fills the Basement Music Series concert studio, as Grupo los Santos takes the stage, featuring RumbaTap percussionist/dancer Max Pollak.

Fall Fling tickets are $60 per person, including dinner and cocktails.

Tickets for the concert only are $30 (doors open at 7:30 p.m.). All proceeds benefit VAE's community art programs.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit, or send a check to: Vermont Arts Exchange, P. O. Box 725, North Bennington, VT 05257.


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