2019 Power of the Purse+ OLD VERSION

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               2019 Power of the Purse+


The United Way Women's Leadership Circle Announce the 10th "Power of the Purse+" silent auction event. The event will be held on Thursday, October 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City.
The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Silent auction table filled with new, gently used, vintage, celebrity, and unusual purses will be available throughout the evening. Once again, we are featuring       "Party Row"! Grab a friend and don't miss this great event!
Look for the Power of the Purse+ Raffle details coming soon! Space is limited to 170 guests so register early!
2019 Power of the Purse+ Event Sponsors:
GreenState Credit Union, Fresh Food Concepts and Skogman Realty.
Tickets for the event are $40. Registration is open now using the "Register Now" button.

"Party Row" - Back this year at Power of the Purse!

Getting in the Holiday Spirit: Creating a Special Centerpiece

Maya and Kerrie at Every Blooming Thing invite you to learn to make a holiday centerpiece and to take your creation home with you.  We will start the afternoon with champagne and treats.  Every Blooming Thing will provide all the materials you need but if you have something special at home you would like to include in your centerpiece, bring it along.  In addition to coaching you in creating your centerpiece, Maya and Kerrie will help you learn what to look for in your own backyard to help create the perfect holiday centerpiece.  

Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Maximum participant 12 tickets available at $50 each

Around the World With Diamond Leaf Jewelers

Enjoy small plates and drinks from around the world as we discuss the origins of jewelry and gems. We'll "pair" our dishes and drinks with different jewelry pieces in our store, discussing their sources and the cultures they come from. Join us for a fun night of food, relaxation, and a little bit of learning.

Hosted by Diamond Leaf Jewelers at the Iowa River Landing
Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Maximum 10 guests at $50 each.

Graze Party

Join Evan Harman, Head Chef, and Logan, Bartender, for the Ultimate Grazing Experience at where else?  Graze!  You will be welcomed with a glass of champagne.  Feast on small plates of house specialties and more, including dishes created just for you!  Come enjoy everything from their famous Chicken Lips to seasonal seafood paired with their legendary martinis and wine.
Hosted by Graze, in downtown Iowa City
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
Maximum 8 guests at $100 each.       

Fiesta Grande

Enjoy Spanish dining featuring a Paella made with shrimp, chicken and sausages, topped with shell fish and surrounded by delightful Spanish courses and paired with wines and other libations.  Join us for an evening of food and fun!  

Hosted by Carla Durkee, Allison Hall, Phoebe Martin, Louise Rauh, Pat Struve, and Mary Westbrook at Carla and Mike Durkee’s home.
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (Monday is a Holiday)
Maximum 8 guests at $100 each.                                                          

Cooking Class: Taqueria Night

Learn to make authentic corn tortillas and a variety of fillings with Chef Eta Burken and then make your own tacos for dinner. Fillings will include the classic tacos el pastor, citrus marinated pork and chicken verde (a green salsa). We will have chips, salsa and guacamole for noshing as we cook, provide a Bionica (Mexican fruit salad topped with Crème Anglaise) for dessert, and pair everything with beverages.

Hosted by Candace and Jim Murray and taught by Chef Eta Burken.  Location will be provided to ticket purchasers.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Maximum 10 guests at $50 each.                                         

Upscale Street Food

In March, spring is just around the corner so let’s celebrate the thought of eating outdoors.  We will get your taste buds hopping by kicking street food up a notch.  Think duck confit tacos or pork belly corn dogs or coconut curry carmel corn . . . we will wow you with small plate after small plate of the foods served on the streets of the world (paired with wine and cocktails).  This cocktail style dinner will be a festive evening filled with food and fun.  

Hosted by Carla Durkee, Allison Hall, Phoebe Martin, Louise Rauh, Pat Struve, and Mary Westbrook.  Location will be provided to ticket purchasers.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Maximum 10 guests at $100 each.


October 24th, 2019 5:00 PM   through   7:00 PM

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