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LAPS Foundation Presents Taste Of Knowledge Oct. 14

on September 16, 2017 - 11:59am
Tapas. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that it will hold its popular fundraiser, Taste of Knowledge, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the old De Colores restaurant location.
 
The theme this year is “Experience the Food and Wine of Spain”. Pig+Fig’s Chef Laura Crucet will create scrumptious Spanish tapas, which will be paired with unique boutique Spanish wines.
 
True to its name, Taste of Knowledge will not only be fun and entertaining, but it will be educational as well. Representatives from Favorite Brands and Jose Pastor Selections will talk about the different wine producing regions of Spain and what wines are produced there. During the tasting, local jazz band The Ryan Finn Quartet will entertain with live music. Ryan Finn is the Los Alamos Middle School Band instructor, whose classroom benefitted from a $25,000 makeover facilitated by the LAPS Foundation in the summer of 2016.
 
As this is a fundraiser benefiting Los Alamos Public Schools’ teachers, staff, students and facilities, the LAPS Foundation is including elements from many talented Los Alamos students. LAHS Culinary Arts students will prepare the food under the supervision of Chef Laura Crucet, while LAHS Art Club members will dress as Spanish waiters and help out during the event. Several DALA and LAHS dancers will perform Spanish-themed dances, and Key Club and Hilltalkers members have volunteered to help with the event, as well.
 
“This will be a classy evening and a great way for community members to support our schools,” said LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy. “Not only will it feature amazing food, wine and entertainment in a nostalgic setting, but attendees will be helping to infuse funds into Los Alamos Public Schools with their purchase of event tickets and participation in the live and silent auctions. The money raised will help to fund innovative ideas in classrooms, professional development for educators, and upgrades to aging school facilities.”
 
Tickets for Taste of Knowledge are $65 for general admission or $50 for LAPS employees. Admission includes tapas and wine pairings, live entertainment, and a keepsake wine glass. Tickets may be purchased at TasteofKnowledge.eventbrite.com  or by contacting the LAPS Foundation at 505.500.6501.
 
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent organization that supports, challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos public school students. Since its inception in 2005, the LAPS Foundation has donated more than $1 million to fund opportunities and materials for students, provide professional development for district educators, defray operating expenses, and assist with capital improvements to enrich learning environments in the Los Alamos public schools. The Foundation raises money through generous contributions from individuals and organizations who share the Foundation’s core values that excellent public education is every child's right, and that excellent public education systems depend on: a well-informed and supportive community, caring and competent educators, a supportive and responsive school environment, and sufficient financing to achieve educational goals.
 
To learn more about the LAPS Foundation and how to get involved and/or make a donation, visit http://www.lapsfoundation.com or call 505.500.6501.

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