February 1, 2019 - Mariposans can take a magic carpet ride to the ancient land of the Arabian Nights at the “Moroccan Nights” fundraiser hosted by Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women) on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds.
Adventurers will experience the colorful sights, spicy aromas and tempting diversions of ancient Marrakesh. Patrons can stroll through the grand arches and flowing drapes of a bustling bazaar. Shoppers can bid on silent auction items featuring services and experiences offered by AAUW members, from candlelight dinners to craft classes.
The evening will feature performances by a professional belly dancer and an array of exotic Middle Eastern finger foods and desserts. A no-host bar will be open for sipping while shopping. Sightings of Aladdin or Scheherazade may occur.
Tickets for “Moroccan Nights” are $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, at Casto Oaks Fine Wine & Art, on the AAUW website www.aauwmariposa.com or from any AAUW member.Proceeds from the event will benefit the community service and educational projects of Mariposa AAUW, a branch of the national organization dedicated to advancing equity for women and girls. AAUW supports local projects such as Tech Trek, a weeklong science camp for girls, Dinner with a Scientist, an evening for girls to interact with professionals in STEM careers and the Backpack Project to distribute needed school supplies. To learn more, visit www.aauwmariposa.com.