Wine & Words 
October 23, 2015


Friday October 23, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM PDT
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The Waterfront Beach Resort - A Hilton Hotel 
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648 

Special event parking price: Just $8

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Susie Hodge 
HBPL Literacy Volunteers 

On Friday, October 23rd, Literacy Volunteers – Huntington Beach Public Library   will host “Wine & Words,” our third annual wine tasting event in support of our literacy program.

The event will be held at the beautiful Waterfront Beach Resort - A Hilton Hotel, from 7-10pm. We will be tasting a variety of wines from our local partners.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and Jason Mercado, CEO, Sweet Mission Cookie Company will offer samples of his delicious cookies.

Take advantage of our early bird price of $45 until Oct. 5,
after which registration is $55 per person. 

Special Guest Speakers!

Chris Epting, local historian, popular author of over twenty books, and Pipeline columnist for the HB Independant. Chris will be giving away a few signed copies of his books. 

We will hear from adult learners about how Literacy Services has positively impacted their lives.  

Raffles & Silent Auction!

 We will be selling raffle tickets and also hosting a silent auction at the event! 

Raffle prizes will include gift certificates to local restaurants and events, and the silent auction will include themed "Wine & Words" pairings.

Confirmed raffle prizes:

  • Red Table, Huntington Beach: Two $50 gift cards
  • Ticket Voucher for Cerritos Performing Arts Center
  • Pilates Lessons & Magic Circle, donated by Ab-Pilates
  • Mini-Succulent Garden
  • Jewelry designed by Deidre Gan
  • Weekend of boarding donated by Doggietown USA @ Edinger
  • 2 tickets to Moby Dick on 11/28 @ LA Opera
  • 2 tickets to Empire the Musical on 2/12/2016 at LaMirada Theater
  • Signed books by poet Jack Ridl
  • First Class Pizza: Gift card 

Confirmed silent auction items:

  • Themed wine & book pairings (multiple)
  • Private wine class for 20 donated by Total Wine & More; valued at $500
  • Gift basket donated by AAA, Huntington Beach
  • Original artwork by local artists
  • Gift basket donated by Sweet Mission Cookie Company
  • Membership for a day, courtesy of Orange Coast Winery
  • Gift basket donated by Hi Time Cellars
  • Gift basket & Membership for Museum of Latin American Art

Check back often for additional raffles and baskets. 

Please join us on October 23rd as we toast our program and raise much needed funds. 100% of funds raised will go to support Literacy Volunteers.

The efforts of all of us combined are helping create better citizens and a  better community. 


Can't attend but want to help? A donation in any amount is appreciated.

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About Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers – HBPL, an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America, provides a vital service in the Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and surrounding communities by pairing tutors with adult learners for one-on-one English tutoring.

Literacy Volunteers has two programs to help adults and families develop the necessary English skills to communicate with their children, doctors, employers, neighbors, friends, and many others. Adult Literacy at Huntington Beach Public Library continues to grow as more and more adults realize the need to improve   their literacy skills. Family Literacy at Oak View Branch Library supports the literacy efforts of parents to help them learn to read with their children in English.

Literacy Volunteers is a program of success stories – no matter how large or small the success may seem, each one is a triumph for our learners and keeps them on  the path to becoming better speakers, readers and writers. Read just one story:

James was asked to apply for a job, which he would not do, preferring to keep his current job rather than risk completing an application. An additional 5 months went by, and the company asked him again to apply. Confident with his increased literacy skills and encouraged by his tutor Susan, James filled out the application and interviewed for the job. He is happy in his new position!

As our students develop their English literacy skills they are able to improve their lives and contribute to the community. Our students have passed driving exams, gotten their GEDs, filled out job applications, been promoted at work, become accredited in their field, and become United States citizens.