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Green Fields Dinner on the Green
October 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST
Green Fields Hosts Dinner on the Green With Live Music & Silent Auction Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Green Fields K-12 School invites alumni, families, friends, former faculty and staff to gather for a farm-to-table dinner, silent auction and live music by the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Concord Combo. This group is considered one of the leading high school jazz groups in the nation, winning competitions and performing at top jazz festivals.
The fundraising feast at Green Fields begins with appetizers, local wines and a silent auction in the Center for Performing Arts Theater on the 22-acre campus in northwest Tucson.
A four-course menu prepared by Tucson chef Tom Valenzuela will feature locally-source ingredients, including some herbs and produce from the Green Fields garden tended by students, who learn about life cycles, nutrition and sustainability. They sell the produce a monthly farmer’s market on campus and donate proceeds to a nonprofit selected by the students.
Dinner will be served on the grassy quad at a community table. All proceeds of this event benefit Green Fields K-12 School. Tickets are $85. For reservations, call Green Fields at 297-2288 or email [email protected] The event is from 5 to 8 p.m.
Green Fields celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2013 with a Dinner on the Green – and a tradition was born. This year the event is part of the “50s Reunion Weekend” celebrating alumni from the 1950s.
“This was a time when Green Fields was a boarding school for boys out in the ‘Old West. It opened in 1933 on an alfalfa farm and every boy had his own horse,” said Chloe Weeks, Green Fields community relations coordinator. “We’ve set up many activities including a cocktail hour at Roadhouse Cinemas with a private showing of the 1959 movie Rio Bravo starring John Wayne and filmed at Old Tucson. In addition to Dinner on the Green we’ll have a pancake breakfast hosted by Head of School Becky Cordier with student ambassadors and faculty members. This is going to be a very busy and fun weekend on our campus.”
Green Fields is Southern Arizona’s oldest independent school and offers a continuum of education from kindergarten through 12th grade. Students can explore their passions and their potential through academics, arts and athletics, as well as through unique enrichment programs at every grade level. The curriculum includes core classes in English, history, science, math, the fine arts, Spanish and French, plus technology and competitive sports. Classes are small, led by skilled teachers who encourage independent thinking.
With a population of students ranging from 5 to 18 years old, the younger ones have many opportunities to interact with older students, who serve as mentors and role models. Green Fields is at 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra, near Orange Grove and Shannon Roads. For more information, visit www.greenfields.org or call 297-2288.