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Reflections in Bloom

4/29/10: Emerson Hospital Auxiliary Reflections in Bloom art and flower show set for May 22

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary will host its “Reflections in Bloom” event. The event will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Powers Gallery, a restored antique residence and carriage house located at 144 Great Road in Acton.

Spring will be in full bloom with fresh floral creations by local designers inspired by the gallery’s latest fine art collection. The evening includes catered hors d’oeuvres, a raw bar by Twin Seafood, wine, a silent auction, and music by Trio Cordefiato (Sean Winkler, guitar; Laura Finkelstein, flute; Jeff Leiserson, clarinet). Also featured is a unique opportunity to watch Maris Platias and Harley Bartlett create original works of art during the party. Raffle tickets for the paintings will be sold throughout the evening. Christal Bjork, honorary chair of the event, will be one of the featured artists.

Tickets are $50 per person (patron level is $80 per person) and can be purchased by contacting co-chairs Anna Travias at 978-369-5057 (annatravias@yahoo.com) or Karen McCarthy at 978-371-2133 (mccarthypp@aol.com).

Powers Gallery will donate 20% of the evening’s sales to the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary programs. Proceeds from the event will benefit many hospital programs, including the Bethke Cancer Center, cardiac rehabilitation, nursing education, pediatric intervention team, specialized transport equipment, and more.

Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning more about the Auxiliary should contact Karen McCarthy at 978-371-2133.

Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton, Westford, and Maynard. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns.

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary supports Emerson through increased community awareness, health-related education, and fundraising initiatives. Over the past decade, the Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts have helped to raise more than $2.4M for hospital equipment, facilities, and services. For more information about the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary, visit www.emersonhospital.org