Classic Antiques, Fine Art, Jewelry Show Planned

An upscale event to help the down-and-out on Los Angeles' Skid Row is planned at the opening night preview and Gala of the Beverly Hills Classic: Antiques, Fine Art and Jewelry Show at 6 p.m. on May 18 at the Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Participants will view some of the finest art, antiques and jewelry available from more than 70 international dealers in Europe, Asia and the eastern United States, taste some of the best food and wine in Southern California and enjoy the smooth jazz of Tamora & Friends. Entertainer/impressionist Fred Travalena will be the master of ceremonies. This event will be open to the public May 19 to 22.

Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (chairperson), Stan Chambers of KTLA News and Dolores Hope, widow of actor/comedian Bob Hope, are just three of the individuals serving on the Society's honorary committee for this event.

"We are looking forward to a fun evening and a wonderful event. This is a big fund-raiser for us, as the proceeds will benefit countless homeless children, woman and men and the various programs we host at the shelter on a daily basis throughout the year," said Jose J. Rossier, chief executive officer of the Society's Council of L.A.

Tickets are $150 per person, and tax deductible as the law allows if purchased through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in L.A. Eighty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Society's Cardinal Manning Center (shelter) in L.A.'s Skid Row. For tickets or more information, call (866) 578-5858 or e-mail info@theproperimageevents.com. Remember: When ordering your ticket, in order to receive a tax-deductible donation, mention the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's name.

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