On Saturday, May 15, Youth Services will be holding its 12th Annual Jazz Jubilee & Silent Auction from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Old Tavern at Grafton.
This popular benefit, sponsored in part by The Windham Foundation, will feature entertainment by professional jazz pianist Michael Lamkin and horn player Mo Rancourt.
Joining them for several tunes are youth guest soloists, Clark Glennon (vocals and saxophone) and Hannah Borochoff-Porte (vocals) from Brattleboro Union High School.
The gala will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a lively cocktail hour and silent auction. A week on the beach in North Carolina's Outer Banks or a photo safari in South Africa, artwork, getaways and meals at the area's finest establishments will be auctioned. At 6 p.m., a four-course meal, prepared by the inn's widely recognized chef, will be served.
Silent auction bidding will close after coffee and dessert. The jazz performances will begin at 8 in a cabaret setting in Phelps Barn.
Tickets are $85 ($55 of which is tax deductible) and proceeds will benefit the many programs of Youth Services such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Juvenile Court Diversion, the Runaway Program, Transitional Living and Peer Outreach. Call 257-0361 for reservations or visit www.youthservicesinc.org/jazz for more information and tickets.