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Dress like Crockett or Tubbs for a cause. Courtesy photo.




Miami Nights

Where: Sky Meadow Country Club, 6 Mountain Laurels Drive, Nashua
When: Friday, April 17, 6 p.m. 
Cost: $50 
Call: 598-1582
Visit: margueritesplace.org




A night in Miami
Marguerite’s Place holds Miami Vice-themed fundraiser

04/16/15
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



It’s time to put away the mittens and snow boots and dig out the sunglasses and white suits for Miami Nights, a Miami Vice-themed fundraiser to benefit Marguerite’s Place of Nashua. It’s happening at the Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua on Friday, April 17, at 6 p.m. 

“It’s going to be a loose, party atmosphere,” said Melissa Ballard Sullivan, director of development and public relations at Marguerite’s Place. “It’s been such a hard winter with all the snow that we’re just excited to go out and celebrate spring with a little taste of summer.”
Full ’80s Miami Vice-inspired attire is strongly encouraged. This means T-shirts with sport coats, shoulder pads, tacky jewelry, big hair and sunglasses. There will also be a contest for the best look-alikes of Rico Tubbs and Sonny Crockett, the leading men on Miami Vice.
DJ Tommy from Get Down Tonight Entertainment of Salem specializes in ’80s music and will be playing all the classics.
Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres making the rounds until then. Hors d’oeuvres will include potato croquettes in Bahamian sauce, mini Cuban sandwiches and pineapple salsa bruschetta. On the dinner menu, there will be a roasted vegetable roulade, jerk chicken and jerk shrimp skewers, chili-spiced black beans and fried plantains with a coconut curry sauce. There will also be a vegetarian option of tropical fruit salad and mixed greens with strawberry lime vinaigrette.
Several local businesses will be donating the desserts, including Candy Kingdom of Manchester with a chocolate fountain, Benson’s Bakery of Hudson with key lime cupcakes and Creative Cakes by Debby of Nashua with a cake.
Stop by the bar for one of the Miami Vice Stoli martinis: the Stoli O Cosmo, the Stoli Citrus Secret Mule or the Stoli Blueberry Lemonade. Bellavance Beverage Company of Nashua will be offering free beer samplings.
Nonprofit salsa dancing association Salsa Sabor of Manchester will be giving a salsa demonstration and lesson. Then, guests will have the chance to show off their moves with a just-for-fun salsa dancing competition.
“I think [Miami Nights] would make a great date night,” Sullivan said. “It’s a fun evening that’s something different from what most people are accustomed to.”
Also on the agenda are a silent auction, raffle and 50/50 drawing. Items up for bid are “things you’ll need for summer” and include a cigar tasting for eight at Two Guys Smoke Shop of Salem, a birthday party at Gymnastics Village of Amherst, specialty items from Samuel Adams Brewery, beach baskets and more. The raffle will have two winners who will each receive two tickets to the Red Sox vs. Yankees game at Fenway Park on Sept. 1.
Miami Nights is one of two fundraisers that Marguerite’s Place does each year. Marguerite’s Place is a nonprofit that provides transitional housing and support for homeless women and their children and helps them to become self-sufficient. Proceeds from the event will aid with the operational needs of the housing program and childcare.  
“What we do on a day-to-day basis is pretty serious, real stuff,” Sullivan said. “So this gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy company, entertainment and have a fun time.” 
 
As seen in the April 16, 2015 issue of the Hippo.





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