Put on your best Venetian mask – it’s time for the Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition’s Fourth Annual Art. Wine. Dine. on the Rocks Fundraiser, happening Oct. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. The festivities take place at Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock in the Village of Oak Creek. The masquerade-themed evening includes a wine reception, dinner and entertainment featuring classical singers from Northern Arizona University. Venetian costume or black-and-white evening attire is requested. Guests will compete for Best Mask, Best Costume and Best Couple Costume. There will also be silent and live auctions and a raffle for a seven-night cruise for two. Tickets to the fundraiser are $100 per person.
Proceeds from the masquerade will help Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition provide services such as transportation to appointments, grocery shopping, pet assistance and business assistance to older adults living in the area. The 23-year-old nonprofit organization helps 2,200 area adults live independently in their own homes. For more information, call 928-204-1238 or visit www.vvcaregivers.org. –– ERIKA AYN FINCH. PHOTOGRAPH BY DEB WEINKAUFF.