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Robert Burns Dinner 2017

Robert Burns Dinner 2017

Who would have thought that a Robert Burns Dinner in Eureka, Montana would be such a hit? In 2016, when Four Corners Restaurant, Sunburst Community Service Foundation and some locals with Scottish roots started talking about it, the event was very much a whim. Let's give it a try and see who shows up.

Everyone was amazed when tickets sold out in advance. The evening was fabulous, with venison haggis and bagpipers, rousing toasts and delicious Scottish food prepared by Deb and Glenn Alexander. The evening went so well in fact that everyone decided to do it again.

So, on January 21, 2017, the second Tobacco Valley Robert Burns Dinner will happen. There will be a five-course dinner, smooth single malt Scotch and of course the pipers.

There are a few tickets left, so call to get yours today. Tickets are sold by calling Sunburst (297-0197) or stopping by their office. Proceeds from the evening support the Sunburst Community Service Foundation, which brings in the annual concert series, Shakespeare in the Parks, Missoula Children's Theater, artists and musicians to schools, and music to the Eureka Farmers Market. So if you enjoy a good time and wonderful food, plus want to support the arts in our valley, plan to attend this upcoming event.

And if your tastes don't lean towards haggis and scotch, you can order some gourmet ready-to-bake pizza from the Creative Arts Center, which is holding its annual fundraiser this month. Just place your order before January 27, and you can pick up your personalized pizzas at the Senior Center on February 4. The Creative Arts Center is another great local nonprofit that offers classes in yoga, arts, dance and martial arts as well as other dazzling events.

So, whether you have a Scottish bent, Italian or both, this month is sure to be one that you can enjoy.

Rita Collins

About the Author: Rita Collins. I am a believer in the power of community and for now I call the Tobacco Valley home. I have lived in nine states and three counties and this community here amazes me - how people reach out to neighbors and even travelers. I've never lived in a place that demonstrates people caring for each other so well. And I've never lived in a place that has such a high percentage of talented musicians and artists. I work with the the Sunburst Community Service Foundation, a nonprofit that began in Eureka twenty years ago and now serves numerous communities in western Montana. And I just started a new business, St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. I never could have imagined life being this exciting in my sixth decade.

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