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 7-10 pm. We will be tasting a variety of wines; you will take home a wine glass, courtesy of Rainbow Environmental Services.

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.  

Opportunities to take home prizes!

We will be selling tickets for $1.00 as well as hosting a silent auction. Opportunity drawing prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants, events and more. You must be present to win the opportunity drawings.

The silent auction items will include themed "Wine & Words" pairings, memberships to museums and wine tastings, and much, much more. You do not need to be present to win a silent auction item.

Don't miss an opportunity to win round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines!

Thank you to everyone who is donating to our eventYour generosity will help to make this event a success.

Confirmed Donations for Silent Auction & Opportunity Tickets:

  • Four round trip tickets from Southwest Airlines! Valued @ $1,600!
  • Signed books by Chris Epting
  • Private wine class for 20, donated by Total Wine & More; valued at $500
  • Brunch for 4 at Waterfront Beach Resort
  • Red Table Restaurant, Huntington Beach: Two $50 gift cards
  • Case of Wine, donated by Southern Hemisphere Wine Center; value $260
  • 2-hour in home Wine Tasting, donated by PRP Wine International
  • Ticket Voucher for Cerritos Performing Arts Center
  • Pilates Lesson & Magic Circle, donated by Ab-Solutely Pilates
  • Mini-Succulent Garden
  • Original jewelry piece 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
  • Lucci's: Gift cards
  • Membership for a day, courtesy of Orange Coast Winery
  • Set of “Bread” books, donated by author Judi Hendricks
  • 2 tickets to "Red" at South Coast Rep
  • $250 Gift Certificate from Celibre'
  • Original artwork by local artists

Many gift baskets! Donated by:

  • Literacy Board Members
  • AAA, Huntington Beach
  • Sweet Mission Cookie Company
  • Hi Time Cellars
  • Museum of Latin American Art; includes "Friends" level Membership
  • New Belgium Beer

Check back often for additional donationas.  

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.

Click here to donate through Network for Good, or mail a check to the Office:

      Literacy Services-HBPL, 7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648


 About Literacy Volunteers

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!

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.

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.

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