Twilight Dinners 2016

You are invited to dine elegantly at traditional dinners or partake of adventurous lighter fare weekends in March, April, May and June. These gourmet dinners are donated by the hosts.  Of the $100 cost per guest, $60 is considered your tax deductible gift to the Centre County Women’s Resource Center.

Tickets for individual dinners will be limited to four (4) per person until April 15th. Please visit the CCWRC website at to determine availability and check for new events and updates.

Please call 814-238-7066 if you have any questions.


Saturday, April 9 • 6:30pm
“Artistic Inspired Italian Feast”  **Filled**
Guy & Grace Pilato • State College
An Italian Celebration! Come join the Pilato’s as they prepare an Italian Feast with details placed on the artistic presentation of food – a treat not only to the palate but also to the eye.

Saturday, April 23 • 6:00pm
“Shanghai Dinner”
Ron & Sue Smith • Lemont
Ying Wushanley and his wife Geraldine (from Ireland) have put on this dinner for us for about 19 years. Ying is from Shanghai and learned his cooking skills from his grandmother. Dinner is typically 12 courses – some vegetarian and also pork, beef, shrimp and chicken, lots of vegetables, and amazing spices and combinations – not for the timid eater!

Friday, April 29 • 6:00pm
“Prohibition Costume Party”
Barrel 21 Distillery & Dining
Lisa Palermo, Exec. Chef • State College
Celebrating the 21st Amendment, the end of Prohibition and our own Barrel 21 Distilled Spirits. Join us in your 1920’s Flapper Dress or Vintage Suit for Bathtub Cocktails, Good Music, Fine Dining and Friends.

Saturday, April 30 • 7:00pm
“Pretty in Paint”
Pamela Monk & Andrea Medina-Monk • State College
Join us for a creative evening of sweets and savories as well as lovely digestifs, while painting with our guest Artist, Gail Ritchey with Pretty in Paint and enjoying a surprise live musical guest.

This event is $60.00 per guest. All painting supplies will be provided. Please call 814-238-7066 to make your reservation for “Pretty in Paint.”

Saturday, April 30 • 6:30pm
“Broadway Sing Along”
Bobbi & Jim Korner and Paula Milone-Nuzzo & Joseph Nuzzo • State College
Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails followed by a sumptuous dinner of homemade pasta, mixed grill and exciting desserts. Following dinner, the guests will be treated to a Broadway Sing Along led by Dr. Bobbi Korner, Dean of the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture.


Friday, May 20 • 7:00– 9:00pm
“A Late Spring Evening at Schreyer House”
Eric & Molly Barron – One Schreyer House (331 East Park Avenue) University Park
Join Eric and Molly Barron for an enjoyable spring evening on the patio at Schreyer House. The evening will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, delectable desserts, and beverages. Bring your friends for a relaxing evening filled with good food and good friends in support of a great cause.

Sunday, May 22 • 6:30pm
“Backyard Artisan Pizza Feast”  **Filled**
Bill Ryan & Joan Richtsmeier, Catherine & David Horner, and Paula & Andy Cipar – State College
Anthony Sapia, baker extraordinaire of Gemelli bakers will be preparing exotic and delectable pizza and other wonderful food.


Thursday, June 2 • 6:00pm  **Filled**
Downtown State College Progressive Dinner
Spats, Allen Street Grill, Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Seven Mountains Wine Cellars – State College
Join us for a downtown State College dining adventure at three of State College’s locally owned premier restaurants. First stop: Tapas (appetizers) at Spats provided by the Gastigers while enjoying local wines provided by Seven Mountains Wine Cellars. Second stop: dinner entrée at Allen Street Grill provided by the Shulmans and Cocolins. Third stop: Dessert at Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar provided by the Hufnagel’s.

Sunday, June 5 • 6:30pm
“Penns Valley: A Celebration”
Mary & Amelia Seaton – Spring Mills
Joins us on the top of Brush Mountain for a night of celebration. Enjoy excellent food and wine, while taking in the breathtaking views of Penns Valley at the Brush Mountain Lodge. Wine tasting and specialty cocktails will be paired with heavy hor d’oeuvres as we celebrate the best that Penns Valley has to offer. Reach new culinary heights at the top of the mountain! A limited number of rooms are being held at the lodge for those who will be lucky enough to stay over at this beautiful spot. All proceeds from rooms go to support the women’s resource center. The lodge can be reached at (419) 367-3833. Be sure to reference the twilight dinner when calling to make your reservations.

Saturday, June 18 • 6:30pm **Filled**
“Welcome to the Ranch!”
Anne Ard & Tom Poole and Jackie & Michael Edmondson – Bellefonte
Come join us for an evening at the Ranch! We’ll enjoy smoked/BBQ meats, fresh local ingredients, and a spectacular sunset over Spring Creek Canyon.

Saturday, June 18 • 7:00pm
“A Taste of Two Venices”  **Filled**
Stephen and Joyce Fonash – State College
Dinner will be comprised of dishes from the two Venices – the mountainous Friuli region and the region of Venezia Giulia by the sea. Each is very different and each has a distinct cuisine. David Fonash will be the sommelier, presenting and discussing the wines of Friuli.

Saturday, June 25 • 6:00pm
“Italian Fare on Penns Creek” **Filled**
Patricia and Andy Pisano – Spring Mills
The Pisanos make their own wine, which they will serve at the dinner. Hors d’oeuvres will be served on the wrap around porch overlooking Penn’s Creek

Wednesday, June 29 • 6:00pm
“An Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter” **Filled**
Sponsored by The State Theatre and Hosted by Tom & Esther Cali, John & Gina Ikenberry, Mike & Malissa Martin, and Ford & Michele McNutt. Featuring Chef Dan Rallis
Join us for a pre-concert dinner in The Attic of the State Theatre before enjoying the gifts of five time Grammy winner, singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. Thanks to the generosity of The State Theatre, your concert ticket is included in the cost of the Twilight Dinner.