NPT’s Victoria Preview
NPT’s Victoria Preview & Celebration was held at The Franklin Theatre so friends of NPT and fans of Victoria on Masterpiece could get an advance look at the new season, which begins January 14.
Guests donned festive or Victorian costumes, posed for photos in front of a stunning backdrop and received small British flags as giveaways. One winner received a goodie bag with a copy of Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love
Affair, a new book by series creator Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan.
Before the screening, “Master Foodie” Mara Papatheodorou gave a brief talk about Victorian food and holiday entertainment traditions.
Everyone dined on a Bacon & Caviar menu inspired by Queen Victoria’s favorite dishes. There were petite twice-baked potatoes, and crostini roast topped with beef and horseradish crème, smoked salmon, and herbed ricotta, green peas and bacon crumbles. Desserts included white chocolate blondies with dried cranberries, apricots, golden raisins and walnuts.
Proceeds from the event support NPT’s educational, cultural and community programs.
Centerstone Military Services Dinner
Centerstone Military Services held its inaugural dinner and charity auction to raise awareness and support for veterans and service members who are facing the invisible wounds of war.
Guests gathered at the home of Milah and Steve Lynn for a reception and musical performance. The event was chaired by Amy and Wes Pass, who also served as guest speakers. Additional speakers included Kent Crossley, executive director for Centerstone Military Services, Eden Murrie, Tom Mahler, Ann Campbell, and Raymond Moser.
Proceeds will establish a Centerstone Military Services fund to provide in-person behavioral health treatment to veterans and service members who would otherwise have no access to care. Services will be provided regardless of discharge status, diagnosis, or ability to pay.
Guests included: John Nienstedt, Adam West, Ashok Sudarshan, Eden Murrie, Philip Head, Dhru and Raghu Upender, Gino Tenace, Jane Crossman, Ann Campbell, Debbie Cagle, Jeff Nahley, Tom Mahler, David Guth, Kent Crossley, Ray Moser, and Annie Bosko.