Speakeasy to benefit the Kennedy Center

Guys grab your pinstripes and gals don your flapper dresses. Join us for an exciting new event benefiting The Kennedy Center Children’s Services. Be transformed to a 1920s jazz evening, “The Speakeasy” Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m., at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull.

Get in the mood for fun with the Dan Martin Sextet and a private tasting room hosted by Onyx Moonshine with featured cocktails. Dance performances and instruction by Marko Urosevic from the Trumbull Fred Astaire Dance Studio also will be featured. Added attractions include dancing, libations, a spectacular auction, food stations and a photo booth.

“The Speakeasy” starts at 7 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by live music, food and dancing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $125.

Register online at thekennedycenterinc.org, call Sam at 203-365-8522, ext. 216 or email [email protected]nnedyctr.org.

Chair of the event is Christine Mahoney of Trumbull. Committee members listed by town include: Trumbull residents Maggie Carroll, Janet DeBenedetto, Michael and Stephen Donahue, Marianne Haight, Dodi Hesse, Randye Kaye, Jody McLean, Christine Santoro, Marty Schwartz, Ben Strong and Robin Zacks; Fairfield residents Wendy Bloch, Louise Callahan, Kathy Flynn and Laurie Zollinger; Bob Brown of Bridgeport; Deb Kane of Derby, Dottie Kellersman of Huntington, Jo Ann McMullan of Westport, Michelle Re of Wilton, Peggy Ordway of Easton, Jessica Ferraday of Ansonia, Samantha Levin of Brookfield, and Tina Varick of Waterbury.

Generous event sponsors include: Barnum Financial Group, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC , and Merit Insurance, all silver sponsors, while Donahue & Brown LLC and G.Pic & Sons Construction Co. are signature sponsors.

The event will help fund the following Kennedy Center Children’s Services: afterschool and summer supports for at-risk students with behavioral challenges, scholarships for families not eligible for state or insurance funding, behavioral supports, parent and family supports, and specialty arts and science programs.

The Kennedy Center is a nationally accredited, non-profit, community-based rehabilitation organization that currently serves 2,400 individuals annually. The agency actively responds to the needs of the community by offering innovative, comprehensive service options to persons with disabilities and special needs, from birth to senior years. The Kennedy Center operates 26 community experience programs, 16 group homes, an industries program composed of six businesses, supported and competitive employment and job placement services, a family support and respite service, travel training, and a variety of children’s programs.

The Dan Martin Sextet, world-class jazz musicians, will perform at The Kennedy Center Children’s Services benefit, a 1920s jazz evening, “The Speakeasy” on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Trumbull Marriott.

The Dan Martin Sextet, world-class jazz musicians, will perform at The Kennedy Center Children’s Services benefit, a 1920s jazz evening, “The Speakeasy” on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Trumbull Marriott.

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