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Mark your calendars for March 5 and 6th. Remember that cool event that I blogged about last year that I attended with my friend Gretchen where we got to taste delicious soups made by some of the best restaurants in town, choose a beautiful handmade bowl to take home and the money went to a great cause? Well, that was the River City Food Bank's Empty Bowl's event. This is it's ninth year running and it's gotten so big it's moving from the Masonic Center, where it was held last year, over to the Convention Center. Their goal is to raise $125,000 to provide emergency 3-day food supplies to the increasing numbers of families and seniors who need help getting by and with your help they may be able to do it. So talk to your friends, families, and coworkers and make plans to purchase your tickets soon as it's sure to be a popular event. There's a dinner on Monday night (the 5th) and two lunch seatings on Tuesday (the 6th) for you to choose from.

Here's the specifics:

When: Supper: Monday, March 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $60 per person or Luncheon: Tuesday, March 6, 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. seatings, $30 per person

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street  Sacramento, CA 95814
Tickets: Tickets are now on sale online as well as two retail locations: The Cathedral Bookshop at 2620 Capitol Avenue, and the Avid Reader at the Tower, 1600 Broadway

Soup Sponsors: Classique Catering, Vizcaya, Michelangelo’s, Café Bernardo, R15, Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar, Lucca Restaurant & Bar, The Broiler Steakhouse, Greek Village Inn, Grange Restaurant & Bar.

Ticket includes:

· A beautiful handmade bowl of your own choosing, a reminder of the many empty bowls in our community.
· Delicious soup supper or luncheon featuring soups created by Sacramento’s best chefs as well as dessert.
· At the soup supper, wine and hors d’oeuvres in addition to gourmet soups.
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