Smith Opera House Annual Fund Raiser Goes Disco – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Smith Opera House Annual Fund Raiser Goes Disco

The stars come out and the clock gets turned back on Nov. 5 at the Smith Opera House’s 8th annual Starlight Ball. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Finger Lakes Regional Arts Council/Smith Opera House’s not-for-profit incorporation, this year’s dining and dancing gala in the new Merritage Ballroom at the Belhurst Castle in Geneva invites patrons to get down and get funky as 1979, the era of disco, is revived.

The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and canapés followed by a gourmet dinner at 8 p.m. Boogie all night long to the groovy starlit sounds of the United Booty Foundation, bid aggressively at the spectacular silent auction featuring items from local and regional merchants and enjoy a stellar jewelry raffle courtesy of S.A. Gilbert Jewelers in Geneva. All proceeds from this benefit support the children’s programs at the 110-year-old theater. The Belhurst Castle will graciously contribute the entire evening to The Smith.

Tickets to the ball are $65 each, $100 for couples. Corporate tables of eight are available for $800. Call The Smith at 315-781-LIVE or toll-free 1-866-355-LIVE for reservations or more information.

Black tie optional, leisure suit preferred.

The Smith Opera House is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the city of Geneva, the town of Geneva and by contributions from individual supporters.