The Family Service Association of Redlands annual Dinner in the Grove fundraiser was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the event returns this year.
The outdoor event will take place at 5 p.m. on October 2 at Jack and Laura Dangermond’s orange grove in eastern Redlands.
The event includes a cocktail party and silent auction followed by dinner under the stars amid the citrus grove.
Silent auction items will include meals at locations around Redlands and a variety of gift items.
Works of art by local artists are also in the running.
This year’s art selection includes two works by Daniel Gill, artistic director of Esri. One is a painting of the new University of Redlands station, showing the station in the warm evening light, according to a press release.
“Despite its novelty, the University of Redlands station evokes a sense of historicity and will likely be a place of interest for many years to come,” Gill said in the press release.
Gill’s other piece in the auction is “Redlands Mural,” a digital metal art print that draws inspiration from historical artistic representations of the region. The digital design print will serve as a template for a tiled mural for the Redlands Town Center Station District.
For more information on Gill and his work, visit danielgilldesign.com.
Tickets for dinner in the grove cost $ 125 each or $ 185 for a boss ticket. To book, go to www.redlandsfamilyservice.org/dig or call 909-793-2673. The reservation deadline is September 21.
Organizers are monitoring COVID-19 safety guidelines. There will be more space than usual between guests at the outdoor event, and people will be invited to wear masks in the auction tent area, according to the press release.