Penny Barnds and Andy Contarino have got your number.
Bingo Night at the Rubicon Theatre hosted by the Grandes Dames will take place on Jun. 11, 2019 at 7 pm in the Rubicon Theatre Rehearsal Hall 1006 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001. BINGO numbers will be called out by two local celebrities. Guests will be surprised. A total of four games will be played and multiple cards may be played at one time. Each BINGO card will cost $5 with a minimum of 2 cards played during the night. Cash prizes will be awarded. Snacks and beverages will be complimentary. Donations will be accepted. Please RSVP by leaving a message with Seryozha La Porte at 805-667-2912 x 232 or email [email protected] or visit the Rubicon Theatre Grandes Dames Facebook page to learn more.
The first quarterly Grandes Dames BINGO event took place on Mar. 26, 2019 with the talented Actor/DirectorJoseph Fuqua and handsome former Old Spice Model John Bennett Perry calling out the numbers. Cash prizes were awarded and proceeds of the event benefitted the Rubicon Theatre.
The Rubicon Theatre Grandes Dames organization was initiated by Nancy Gregory, Sandra Laby, Rosa Lee Measures, Barbara Meister and Dottie Novatt on Nov. 28, 1998. The women were in attendance at the Rubicon Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Barbara turned to her dear friend Dottie and remarked, “Don’t we all look grand?” The women were already active members of the Casa Pacifica Angels volunteer organization and they thought it might be nice to start another charity and model it after the Angels. Having heard the word “grand”, Dottie suggested they name themselves the Grandes Dames and Dottie was unanimously elected its first president.
Over the last two decades, the Grandes Dames have supported the Rubicon Theatre through fundraising, quarterly luncheons with live entertainment, an Anniversary Calendar, a cookbook, and a Murder Mystery Party. Being a member of the Grandes Dames is a fun way to socialize and support the Rubicon Theatre. Annual membership is $48.
This summer, the Grandes Dames will be expanding the organization to include young professionals to the group and will host a networking event at Ventura Spirits 3891 N Ventura Ave. Guest speakers will include representatives from Economic Development Collaborative Ventura County and Nick Norris Owner and Consultant at ID Marketing & Design, Adjunct Marketing Professor at Ventura College. The event date is to be determined. If you or your business would like to participate in this fun and informative event, please contact Nicole Scurrah at [email protected].