WINDY CITY TIMES
||OPALGA+ Scholarship Gala taking place Oct. 23
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The 2021 OPALGA+ (Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association+) Scholarship Gala will take place Saturday, Oct. 23, at Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.
Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., with the program/dinner starting at 7 p.m. Dancing will take place afterward.
This year's event will feature the introductions of the scholarship recipients, the presentation of the 2021 Founders Award, a rainbow balloon raffle, a live paddle-raise auction and more.
COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend this event. All attendees should bring vaccine cards or digital proof of the vaccination.
See opalga.org/ .
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