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Big Brothers Big Sisters to Hold Second Wine & Canvas Event

TURNERS FALLS — The board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County (BBBS-FC) is organizing a Wine & Canvas event, the second one this year. The first event was a sellout.

Participants in this fun-filled evening, to take place on Friday, Aug. 8 at the Montague Elks Lodge in Turners Falls, can learn to paint a take-home work of art. The agency has teamed up with Wine & Canvas, a leading art-entertainment company. An art teacher from Wine & Canvas will lead the group in creating a rendering of the Bridge of Flowers. The $45 cost includes dinner, all the art supplies, and the donation to BBBS-FC. Dinner will include Hillside Pizza, salad, and dessert, sponsored by HitPoint in Amherst. Door prizes will be sponsored by Absolutely Fabulous Hair in Greenfield. A cash bar will be available at the event.

The first such event was held on June 19, and the sold-out crowd of 100 painters created a cherry blossom scene. “We were overwhelmed by the interest. It was great to see so many new faces coming out to support our agency,” said board President Laurel Guy.

To sign up, visit www.wineandcanvas.com/private-events-calendar-springfield-ma.html, and click on Aug. 8. You can also sign up by calling the BBBS-FC office at (413) 772-0915. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and sales will run until Aug. 1 or the event sells out, whichever comes first. Proceeds from this event will fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County programs, which serve children facing adversity in Franklin County and the North Quabbin towns of Athol, Royalston, Petersham, and Phillipston.

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