Mexican Fiesta to benefit Global Connections

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WESTMINSTER — The Compass School will host a Mexican inspired dinner and a musical performance by Eugene and Julian's Latin Party Band featuring renowned musicians Eugene Uman and Julian Gerstin, on Saturday, Feb. 29.

All proceeds of the evening benefit the Compass junior class Global Connections trip to Mexico. The Global Connections Program focuses on cultural immersion, social justice, and international understanding. It is an integral part of the junior class curriculum, inspiring students to broaden their horizons as global citizens.

The Mexican Fiesta on Feb. 29 begin at 6 p.m with a multi-course dinner, along with a silent auction including gift certificates to area businesses, fine arts, furniture, clothing, and more. The music features Uman, a pianist and composer who has performed with greats Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, George Mraz, Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd, and many others. Uman and Gerstin will bring their 6-piece Latin Jazz Party Band to the Fiesta where they will surely be ripping it up.     All-inclusive tickets for dinner and music are $20 for adults and $10 for students (and $50 for a family). Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased ahead of time from Compass School, 802-463-2525, or can be reserved by emailing deb.hamel@compass-school.org. The school is located at 7892 US Route 5.

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