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2019 Food & Wine Classic
What a WINNING event!
This past Sunday's Food & Wine Classic was truly unforgettable! Guests enjoyed incredible tastings from some of the best restaurants & wineries in California, then raised a record amount for our arts and education programs. 
Through sponsorships, ticket sales, and passionate bidding at our live and silent auctions, we raised over $500,000!
We are truly moved by this outpouring of generosity and would like to thank everyone who contributed. As the saying goes: when you combine wine and dinner, you get WINNER — and after Sunday, we all feel like winners. Take a look out or Facebook photo album to see some of the amazing images from the day.
If you missed the event, you can still join in the spirit of giving! Even a small gift moves the needle on the work we do in the community, and with our fiscal year coming to an end September 30, your support can help us reach our annual goal. 

Vikram Chandra & Anurag Kashyap
Experience South Asian Literature & Art
Tickets are now available for the first ever South Asian Literature & Art Festival, coming to Montalvo on Sunday, October 6 from 12-5pm!
Presented by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies, the event will feature books and readings, hands-on activities, an art exhibition, folk artists, Bollywood pop-up dancers, and bhangra rhythms — all interspersed with delicious food trucks representing the flavors of the entire subcontinent. In addition, you’ll have a chance to see more than a dozen authors and artists in on-stage panel sessions throughout the day.
This all-ages festival is perfect for the whole family and for anyone interested in South Asian culture. See the program and learn more about the panelists, then come and spend the day with us!
On Friday, October 18 at 7:30pm, join Vikram Chandra, award-winning author of the crime novel Sacred Games – which was adapted into a hit Netflix original series in India – and director Anurag Kashyap as they discuss the journey of taking a book to the screen. An extension to the SALA Festival, this insightful conversation will touch on topics of Chandra’s inspiration, the challenges of adapting a book into a series, and the vision needed in order to bring a story to life.

Dennis Boyle: Designing for Wellness
Get Insights on Design Thinking
On Thursday, October 17 at 7:30pm, don't miss a fascinating presentation with IDEO co-founder Dennis Boyle: Designing for Wellness
Boyle will define “design thinking” and how it integrates the needs of people with the possibilities of technology and the requirements for business success. Emphasizing a human-centered perspective, he will also illustrate how designers think about, approach, and define problems. 
As part of the evening, you’ll have a chance to participate in a design thinking exercise of your own by brainstorming on the topic of reducing loneliness across our lives. You'll come away with new insights on some of the ways that smart design solutions connect to our wellness and can improve our overall health.

Open Access: Roman and Julie -- Sep 26 / 7pm
The Hit Men: Oct 3 / 7:30pm
South Asian Literature & Art Festival: Oct 6 / 12-5pm
Acoustic Alchemy: Oct 9 / 7:30pm
Docent-Guided Villa Tours (select dates)

Photo Credits: NZ / Arthur Kobin for Drew Altizer Photography / Melanie Abrams / 

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