Twilight Dinners 2017

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.

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Saturday, April 1 • 6:00 pm  **Filled**
“Shanghai Feast”
Ron & Sue Smith • Lemont
Ying Wushanley and his wife Geraldine (from Ireland) have put on this dinner for us for over 20 years! Ying is from Shanghai and learned his cooking skills from his grandmother. Dinner is typically 10 courses – some vegetarian and also pork, beef, shrimp and chicken, lots of vegetables, and amazing spices and combinations – not for the timid eater!

Sunday, April 23, 2017 • 4:00 pm  **Filled**
“Living with Antiques”
Bill & Connie Hayes – State College
Join us for a scrumptious buffet meal and a lively conversation about “Collecting and Living with Antiques.” Come explore the Hayes’ collection of early American antiques and decorative arts, most of which originated in the central Pennsylvania region.
*Please note the price for this Twilight Dinner is $100 per person and $175 per couple.”

Friday, April 28, 2017 • 7:00 pm
“Surf and Turf”
Jane Zimmerman – Boalsburg
A very special dinner prepared by The Best of State College 2016 silver winner “Laura’s Home Cooking.” A relaxing evening to enjoy appetizers and cocktails before the four-course sit down dinner with complimenting wines!


Saturday, May 13, 2017 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“A 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 conversation — and a few surprises!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Twilight Happy Hour at Café 210”
Café 210 – JR Mangan, Kristie Kaufman & Mark Toci – State College
Join us for a Twilight Happy Hour at Café 210! Wine, beer and appetizers will be provided by hosts Kristie Kaufman, Mark Toci, and JR Mangan. JR and friends will bring their blend of classic rock, R&B, and country to the mix for fun evening of song and socializing!


Thursday, June 1, 2017 • 6:30 pm
“Downtown State College Progressive Dinner”
Spats Café, Allen Street Grill, Zola’s Kitchen and Wine Bar, and Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
Join us for a downtown State College dining adventure at three of State College’s locally owned premier restaurants. First stop: Appetizers at Allen Street Grill provided by Hotel State College and Company while enjoying local wines provided by Seven Mountains Wine Cellars. Second stop: dinner entrée at Spats Café provided by the Gastigers. Third stop: Dessert at Zola’s Kitchen and Wine Bar provided by the Hufnagels.

Friday, June 2, 2017 • 6:00 pm
“A Slice of Heaven”
Tracy & CJ Wagner – Port Matilda
Join the fun around the outdoor fireplace and pizza oven! Dan Rallis of Catering with Style will take pizza to a whole new level with multiple wood-fired ovens – sure to be a Slice of Heaven under a starry sky!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 • 6:00 pm
“Stearns Crossing Progressive Dinner”
Gina & John Ikenberry, Kathleen & Alan Majewski, and Susan McWhirter
Welcome to Stearns Crossing, where you’ll enjoy dining on 3 professionally designed patio spaces by LARA design Co. The evening will begin at Kathleen and Alan Majewski’s home for cocktails and a selection of appetizers. Then, we’ll progress down the street to John and Gina Ikenberry’s home, where you’ll dine on smoked meats and other delicious sides. We’ll continue the evening across the street at Susan McWhirter’s home with a variety of succulent desserts and dreamy after dinner drinks.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:00 pm
“Summer Sippers: A Road Map to Summer Entertaining”
Amy & Mary Seaton – Rebersberg
Please join us for an evening of tasting! Sample a variety of wines from around the world that pair perfectly with warm summer days and learn a few simple summer recipes. This will be a night filled with cooking and tasting the best that summer in Pennsylvania has to offer. Come cook our easy summer favorites and enjoy a formal wine tasting of up to 6 wines.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:00 pm
“A Rockin’ Evening with Los Lobos”
Esther & Tom Cali, Ford & Michele McNutt, Bob & Maddi Radzwich, Brandy Tressler & Justin McAulay
Join us as we get ready to rock out to the music of Los Lobos! The Grammy-winning American band brings its unique blend of rock & roll, Tex-Mex, country, zydeco, folk, R&B, blues and brown-eyed soul to the State Theatre with opening act, Stratoblasters. Twilight Dinner guests will enjoy a pre-concert reception of heavy hors d’oeurves in the Attic.
*Please note: Tickets for this Twilight Dinner event are $125 per person, with the concert ticket included in the price.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:30 pm
“Dinner at 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, perhaps a visit from local wildlife, and a spectacular sunset over Spring Creek Canyon.

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7:00 pm
“Boeuf Boeuf – Offal to Prime Pate’ to Filet”
Anne & Jack Stevens – Boalsburg
A Celebration of Beef! Guests will enjoy a selection of small plates to savour. Pennsylvania raised, 100% grass fed, hormone and antibiotic free Locust Point Cattle Company Black Angus.

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