Warren horsemanship school hosts benefit on Saturday; proceeds go toward riding programs for disabled and at-risk youth

Stevi Marie
Columbia County musician Stevi Marie and band Jackson Road will perform on Saturday during the Sande School of Horsemanship “Boot Scootin’ Benefit”.
Photo courtesy of www.SteviMarieMusic.com.

WARREN — Sande School of Horsemanship will host their Boot Scootin’ Benefit on Sat, Oct. 5, to raise money for scholarship programs for low-income and disabled students, and to launch a mentorship program that will support at-risk youth in community.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction at Sande Performance Horses at 33836 Bennet Road, Warren. A formal program and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m., along with line dancing lessons at 7:30 p.m., and a barn fire and dance at 8 p.m.

Kassi Euwer, instructor at Sande School of Horsemanship, gives tips to a rider during a group lesson.

Live music will be performed by country artist Stevi Marie and Jackson Road. Line dancing lessons will be given by instructor Rockin’ Rhonda. Western attire is encouraged.

Tickets are $35 a person. Children ages 10 and younger are $25; ages 2 and younger are free. A kids-only horse shoe tournament also will be offered during cocktail hour.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. For online ticket sales, visit the Boot Scootin’ Benefit page at www.sandeschoolofhorsemanship.org, or call Kassi Euwer, 503-369-3008, or e-mail info@sandeschoolofhorsemanship.org.

Sande School of Horsemanship is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Student health clinic hosts annual benefit

ST. HELENS — The Sacagawea Health Center will host their 11th annual “Touch the Heart of a Child” benefit Saturday, May 18, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The event, which will have an “Arabian Nights” theme, offers appetizers, a hosted bar, dinner, desserts, and a silent and oral auction. Tickets are $45 a person and can be purchased at the St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union, 1720 St. Helens St., or the Sacagawea Health Center, 1060 Eisenschmidt Lane.

The fairgrounds are at 58892 Saulser Road. For more information, call Nicole Lawrence at 503-366-7696.

‘Sweetheart Ball’ on Feb. 9 to benefit local art project

ST. HELENS — The St. Helens Arts and Culture Commission will host a “Sweetheart Ball” fundraiser on Feb. 9 in the Pythain Ballroom at 213 S. First St.

The event, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., will feature dinner by Blackbird Catering, live vintage swing music by the Jenny Finn Orchestra, a dance performance by Swing Time, a comedy show by Sharon Lacey, a silent auction, and sales of fine arts, jewelry and unique gifts.

Tickets are $75 a person, or $65 if purchased by Tuesday, Jan. 15. VIP tables are available for $630 each (or $550 if purchased by Tuesday) and includes complementary wine.

Tickets may be purchased at the South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, St. Helens City Hall, or St. Helens Public Library, or online at www. brownpapertickets.com.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the installation of the “Gateway Sculpture” on Milton Creek Bridge, along Highway 30, in St. Helens.

For more information, call 503-397-6272, or visit the “Sweetheart Ball” page on Facebook by clicking here, or the arts and culture commission page on the city of St. Helens website here.

The Sweetheart Ball, Feb. 9, 2013