September 7, 2023 (La Mesa) –Tickets are now on sale for our “Taste of Africa” event! The festivities will be Sunday, October 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center in the Arbor Room (4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941).
Join us for a fun-filled evening including tastes of African cuisine from local African restaurants and caterers, African dancers and drummers, DJ and dancing, speakers including wildlife conservation leader Coe Lewis of NSEFU and Assembly member Akilah Weber, Africa videos Community Champion awards, raffle, live and silent auction.
The grand prizes are six-night photo safari packages for two at Zulu Nyala - a fabulous private wildlife preserve in South Africa! Other live auction prizes include a larimar bracelet, wine basket, hand-crafted ukelele with African theme, camping gear, and more.
Our raffle and silent auction is huge with many gift certificates and gift baskets from local restaurants, stores, wineries and other vendors, as well as hand-crafted African items and more.
Suggested attire: African themed (animal print fabric, traditional African, safari wear, or tropical)
Get tickets now! We are nearly sold out. Questions? Call 619-698-7617
TICKETS TO OCT. 8 TASTE OF AFRICA
Early bird rates before Sept. 28 (after that, rates will go up by $5-$10 per ticket)
$70 per ticket (General admission)
$65 per ticket (Dining Club members and monthly sustaining donors)
$520 table for 8
After Sept. 28:
$75 per ticket
table for 8 $560
Get tickets--2 steps:
- Pay through our donation site at https://www.eastcountymedia.org/donate . You can also pay via credit card or Paypal . Just donate the amount for your total number of tickets or table.
- RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with all names in your party to reserve space. Please put “RSVP Taste of Africa” in subject line and we will send you confirmation of your reservation.
Questions? Call 619 698 7617.
All proceeds benefit East County Media, a 501c3 nonprofit that supports East County Magazine and the East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!
Music Sponsors and Performers: Cal Coast Credit Union, Buki Domingos & DSoul, African Drum and Dance CompanyWorldwide, DJ Preacherman, Ileayan Cultural Institute of Higher Learning
Red Sea Ethiopian Restaurant (Ethiopian)
Bunny Chow Sheebeen (South African)
Rafikiz Foodz (Kenyan)
United Women of East Africa Support Team (East African)
Kabul Kebobs (Afghan-similar to North African)
Amy Nelson and Jenny Currier, Bartenders
San Pasqual Winery
Brew Coffee Spot
Elevated Coffee & Confections
Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge
Zest Wine Bistro
Wearable Ceramics by Tara SC
Visionary Dance Theatre
Vineyard Grant James
San Carlos Jewelers
Purple Owl Café
Oasis Camel Dairy
Oak Creek Guitars
Neil Diamond Experience at the Magnolia
Maxwell House of Books
Jeremy’s On The Hill
Helix Soap Co.
FA Hair Braiding & Fashions
Deerhorn Valley Vineyards
Blossom and Bloom
San Diego Racial Justice Coalition
Scripps Mercy Hospital
Cal State San Marcos Nursing School
Change Begins with Me
George and Linda Toussaint
Be a sponsor! Call (619)698-7617 or email email@example.com