Thurber Birthday Gala
A Celebration of Humor:
The 2013 Thurber Birthday Gala
Thursday, December 5, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Westin Columbus
310 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
This event is sold out.
Join us for a special evening of humor for James Thurber's 119th birthday! The evening will feature Calvin Trillin, the winner of the 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor for his book Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin. The special guest emcee for the evening will be Laurie Notaro, a two-time Thurber Prize finalist.
The evening's dinner will be: Tuscan roasted chicken stuffed with mozzarella, oven dried tomatoes, and garlic; herb roasted redskin potatoes; and haricots verts. You may also select a vegetarian entree, which will be a roasted vegetable phyllo purse. Each ticket to the Gala also includes one drink ticket.
Corporate packages are also available. Please call 614-464-1032 x.12 for more information.
The 2013 Thurber Birthday Gala Raffle
Good Odds! Good Prizes! Great Cause! As part of our annual Thurber Birthday Gala we are excited to offer everyone the chance to win one or more fabulous prize packages!
Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
Gold Level Raffle Packages: $50 per ticket or 3 for $100
- Inn and spa package at Villa Verde Inn, Merida Mexico. Includes a 4 night stay, breakfast for 2 each day, one complimentary drink at cocktail hour each day, free wi-fi and cable, and one relaxation massage or yoga session. (Travel/airfare not included.) www.villaverdemerida.com ($700 value)
- A private five-course dinner and drink pairing for four prepared by Executive Chef Josh Dalton of Veritas Tavern at the winner’s home. www.veritastavern.com ($600 value)
Silver Level Raffle Packages: $25 per ticket or 3 for $50
- The Kitchen hosts participatory dining events that blur the line between patron and chef, and uses communal cooking for a creative and immersive dining experience. Four guests will participate in a collaborative four-course meal and enjoy a few cocktails while you dine as a group with those you just cooked with. thekitchencolumbus.com ($200 value)
- A lucky guest will win 12 assorted bottles of wine. ($200 value)
- Henri Bendel is your stop for all the new and next fashion accessories, designer handbags and designer jewelry. Use your Henri Bendel gift card online or at Henri Bendel at Easton Town Center. www.henribendel.com ($250 value)
- Dinner and accommodations at The Westin Columbus. www.westincolumbus.com ($350 value)
- Choose one of three fabulous Wardrobe Therapy In-Home Parties for 10-15 friends: either Classic Pieces in a Wardrobe, Trends for Every Age/Lifestyle, or Top 5-10 Items for the Season. www.wardrobetherapyllc.com ($200 value)
- One-of-a-kind piece of jewelry from artist Marilyn Parker@SherrieGallery, and a Sherrie Gallery gift certificate. www.sherriegallerie.com/artistprofile.php?artist=28 ($200 value)
- Columbus Sports package: 2 tickets to each Crew, Clippers, and Blue Jackets ($230 value)
- Ohio State package: 2 tickets to one men's basketball game, 2 tickets to two women's basketball games, and 2 tickets to two men's hockey games. ($200 value)
- Fortner Upholstering is a fourth generation Columbus business that provides retail furniture, reupholstering, and custom-built furniture. The $250 gift certificate can be used for any of these services or for home accessories from their Grandview retail store, Fortner Fine Living, 1090 W. 5th Avenue. fortnerinc.com ($250 value)
- Facial from Sarah Goetz (www.sarahgoetzskincare.com) and 10 Ballet Barre classes from PeaceLoveStudio B (peacelovestudiob.com). ($225 value)
- Receive a two-hour consultation with Kellie Toole, ASID, NCIDQ of Kellie Toole Interior Design, Ltd. Kellie will be ready to help you translate your vision into reality, whether you're looking to refresh a room with new products and accessories or need help creating a floor plan for your remodeling project. www.kellietoole.com ($250 value)
- Thurber Prize book package: 13 books from the 12 Thurber Prize winning authors, and a Barnes & Noble gift card ($150 value)
- Columbus Arts package 1: 2 season subscriptions to the Thurber House 2014 Winter/Spring Evenings with Authors and 2 Promusica "Compose Your Own" subscription vouchers good for events in the remaining 2013-2014 season and the 2014-2015 season. ($580 value)
- Columbus Arts package 2: 8 free admissions to any Shadowbox Live performance, 8 free admissions to any Shadowbox Lunchbox performance, and 4 tickets to any Jazz Arts Group performance in the 2013-2014 season. ($512 value)
Remember: you do not need to be present to win!