This is an exciting time around the SLV Museum and this year I am more excited than ever. Scopazzi Restaurant co-owners Tahlal Janbay and Paul Violante worked with us to offer an exciting new dinner menu for our Annual Fundraising Dinner. The menu will have three Italian pasta dishes in a buffet setting so everyone can sample and go back for their favorites. We even have a gluten-free option. Our live auction has great items for bidding, such as 2 tickets for Giants vs. Dodgers on Fri, July 5th in the Virgin America Club seat section, a guided historic tour of Boulder Creek with lunch, Ahlgren wine pairings (they have stopped producing so their wine is going fast into collections), a Gnarly Head track bike, a table-top BBQ filled with goodies, an oval metal tub (just add ice) filled with hand-crafted beers, beer glasses and snacks, a basket filled with home-made jams, jellies, preserves, and various mixes - just to name some. Our silent auction is packed with great items too. I enjoy packaging restaurants together with an evening or day out, like to Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Symphony, restaurant group packages, and family day outings like to the Winchester Mystery House, Happy Hollow, Gilroy Gardens, and Roaring Camp or ziplining at Mt Hermon. All proceeds go to benefit our programs and operating our historic museum. However, I couldn't organize and coordinate all this with all our wonderful volunteers to work so many hours to make this a success every year. It is fun, gives a sense of accomplishment, and a good feeling to know that families throughout the San Lorenzo Valley will benefit through school field trips, new exhibits, family activities, cultural days, learning from historic talks and walks. Thank you everyone.