Monday, August 3, 2015

Amador Community College Foundation Presents: “La Bella Notte” - Sat Nov 7

The Amador Community College Foundation presents its 3rd annual gala “La Bella Notte” (The Beautiful Night) at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Grand Oak Ballroom on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 11:00 PM.
Themed décor will create magic and mystery transporting you to the famed Masquerade Balls of Renaissance Venice.  La Bella Notte will delight you with entertainment from a variety of local talent including classical violin solos by Giorgi Khokhobashvili, operatic arias performed by Kellsey Long, Nicole Mulford, and Jake Guidi, and classical ballet and contemporary dance by Kids on Stage.  Elegant plated Italian cuisine featuring Bistecca Florentine and Shrimp Scampi followed by Roman Style Tiramisu will delight your palate.  A panoply of live and silent auction items will showcase a breathtaking array of items for your shopping pleasure.  Partygoers are encouraged to wear a mask and awards will be offered for most original design, creative use of materials, and best couple coordinated masks.

Your passport to “La Bella Notte” is offered at: under community events or via the link at for $100 per person.  Tables of 10 are available for groups.  All proceeds benefit the two Amador Learning Centers operated by the Amador Community College Foundation, a volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate, facilitate, and support higher education in Amador County.

La Bella Notte Masquerade Ball is a rare opportunity for Amador County to join together for a fun filled evening while raising much-needed funds for the Amador Learning Centers providing higher education programming. “This year more than ever, we appreciate the generous contributions from our friends in Amador County who continue to support the Amador Community College Foundation," states Paul Molinelli, Jr., ACCF Board Chair. Molinelli said the funds raised at the event will help ACCF enhance and expand support services to Amador college students from ongoing mentoring through application, orientation, assessment, and course registration to financial assistance and tutoring.  “Eighty-three percent of students in our program are economically disadvantaged and the Amador Learning Centers provide them with the tools – academic and financial to be successful in college!” reports Molinelli.

Amador Learning Centers are Educating Amador for Success!  That’s more than a motto or byline.  The offerings include more than 50 AA/AS degrees and certificate programs provided locally through distance education.  There are two physical venues: one for student support services of mentoring, tutoring, and collaboration, the other for interactive video courses. ACCF’s offerings include content from Alan Hancock College, Coastline Community College, Folsom Lake College, Foothill Community College, and Shasta College.
ACCF programs are especially appealing to those students that lack transportation, need financial assistance, work full time, or want to save money for their four-year goals.  If a student lacks broadband or a computer, the Amador Learning Centers offer students access to a laptop and computer lab with high-speed connectivity at no charge.
La Bella Notte promises to be an unforgettable night of style, surprises and amusement, benefiting a worthy cause. Surely an event not to be missed! Can you help us raise funds for college programs in Amador County?  We need your help because so many of our young people can’t afford to go away to college.
We wish to acknowledge and thank the generosity of our premier business sponsors:  Jackson Rancheria Casino and Volcano Communications Group.

Please join us and Help Unmask a Beautiful Mind (aiutare smascherare una bella mente)!

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