from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, will be held in
a carpeted tent — complete with a French
door entry, windows and a cathedral-style
ceiling — at Central Park. The tickets are
$175 per person and include a night of
dinner, dancing and auctions.
go toward the cost of the Sept. 9-10
admission-free main event celebrating
which is black-tie optional, will begin with
dinner catered by Rick Serriani of Splurge
Catering. The menu features a roasted fillet
of beef with blue cheese crumble,
Parmesan-crusted chicken breast, winter
greens with cranberries, roasted potatoes
and a vegetable medley. A vegetarian option,
pasta, also will be available.
eating doesn't stop with dinner. A
51/2-foot-tall cake has been created by
Vienna Bakery & Cafe of Fremont to help
commemorate Fremont's golden anniversary.
dinner and dessert will be a performance by
contemporary Bay Area band Groove Doctors,
which will play a variety of songs suitable
for all generations.
Jan Schafir will kick off one of two
auctions taking place at the gala with the
auction of her painting of Mission Peak. A
local jeweler also has designed a
commemorative jewelry piece representing the
past, present and future of Fremont that
will be awarded to the highest bidder.
Those who have
donated between $1,000 and $50,000 to the
celebration will have access to a VIP
reception at 5:45 p.m. featuring hors
d'oeuvres and hosted cocktails.
to Fremont's 50th anniversary celebration
p.m. to midnight Jan. 20
790-9352 or visit http://www.celebratefremont.org