Billed as a gourmet PB&J party, Jam City is an annual fund-raiser for Food for Thought, an organization that helps to feed the hungry in our area with mobile food pantries. It also distributes portable lunch bags filled with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to anyone in need downtown on Saturday mornings.
Because peanut butter and jelly are integral to Food for Thought’s mission, chefs use these two ingredients to create dishes for Jam City attendees to sample. Participants competing to become Grand Jam-pion at the event include All Crumbs Artisan Bakery, Balance Pan-Asian Grille, Deet’s BBQ, Dégagé Jazz Cafe, Doc Watson’s, El Tipico Restaurant, Fowl & Fodder, Manhattan’s Restaurant, Revolution Grille, the Flying Joe, the University Church Toledo, Ye Olde Durty Bird, and Zingo’s Mediterranean.
Jam City will be held at the Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., from 6 to 10 p.m. May 26. Tickets cost $35 and are available at jamcity.feedtoledo.org.
Greek bake sale
It’s time for the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s spring bake sale to support the charitable work of the Daughters of Penelope.
All your handmade favorites will be available: baklava, diples (fried, honey-dipped pastry strips sprinkled with walnuts), finikia (honey-dipped oblong cookies rolled in cinnamon and walnuts), galaktobureko (custard topped with sweetened phyllo dough), karithopita (cinnamon-flavored walnut cake), kataifi (walnut-filled pastries made of vermicelli-like dough), koulourakia (egg-glazed butter cookies), kourambiethes (shortbread cookies coated in powdered sugar), paximathia (biscotti), and tsoureki (braided sweet bread).
Sheets of phyllo dough, ready for your own baking ventures, are also for sale.
You can order online at sites.google.com/site/daughtersofpenelopedodona24/home/bake-sale and pay by credit card or PayPal; prepaid orders can be picked up on Saturday or on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Or you can shop in person from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the cathedral, 740 N. Superior St. (use the Summit Street entrance).
For more information, email https://sites.google.com/site/daughtersofpenelopedodona24/home/bake-sale.
com, or call Dawn Anagnos at 419-476-0522 or Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899.
Dining in the Dark
The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, which offers services to people who’ve experienced vision loss, is hosting its 5th annual EyEvent Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 at the Premier, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. In keeping with the theme — Dining in the Dark: An Evening of Taste, Sounds, and Touch — guests will get to have an empathetic experience: eating a portion of their dinner without vision, in simulated darkness, relying upon their other four senses as well as guidance from a Sight Center vision rehabilitation specialist.
The fund-raiser will also include videos showing how the Sight Center gives people back their independence, celebrations of success, and live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $90 per person, and are available at eyevent2016.
The monthly LifeLine Community Dinner, hosted by pastor Steve North on the first Saturday of each month, will be held at 2040 Collingwood Blvd. starting at 5:30 p.m. May 7 and continuing till it’s over (usually around 2 a.m.). This is a new location for the event, which is held open house-style so that guests may drop in at their convenience. Anyone and everyone in the community is welcome to come for dinner (the first grilled meal of the season), for the open mic performances of music and poetry starting at 9:30 p.m., and for fellowship. For more information, go to facebook.com/events/576428339185128/.
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