Whiskers, Wine & Dine 2019 – Event FAQs

Our 2019 event is just around the corner! We look forward to seeing you to celebrate another successful year, and to raise money to support our important mission. As the event grows closer and with a few changes in store this year, we’ve crafted these FAQ’s to help minimize any surprises.


What should I wear?

Cocktail attire is recommended for this event. Ladies, grab your party-ready dress or a skirt and blouse for this one. Men, you don’t need to wear a tux, but a suit and tie or bowtie is a good choice. Though, if you prefer a sport coat, feel free to rock it — we won’t turn you away!


What’s for dinner?

This year we are serving your choice of a vegan or vegetarian meal, provided by Jonz Catering and both options are gluten-free! The vegan meal is a Hearty Southwestern Strada with green peppers, mushrooms, onions, cheddar; Venetian herbed roasted red potatoes. The vegetarian meal is the Coconut Curried Rice and Tofu with mushrooms, roasted pineapple and green peppers. Heirloom rainbow carrots with roasted garlic puree and parsley will be paired with both entrees.


Please note: With nearly 400 attendees at the event this year, we are unable to take any special meal requests or accommodations. Thank you for your understanding!



Where do we park this year?

New this year! Entry and registration will be located at the South side of the McGavick Conference Center. Please park in the South Lot pictured on the attached map (click to download).


How do I get to the McGavick Conference Center?

Located on the Clover Park Technical College Campus, you can access the McGavick Conference Center via I-5. Here are specific directions.


Traveling Northbound on Interstate-5

  • Take Exit 125 for Bridgeport Way SW
  • Turn left onto Bridgeport Way SW
  • Turn right onto Lakewood Dr SW
  • Turn right onto Steilacoom Blvd SW
  • Turn left onto Lakeview Ave SW
  • Turn right onto Perimeter St SW
  • McGavick Conference Center, Building 23 will be on your right about ¼ mile


Traveling Southbound on Interstate-5

  • Take Exit 127 for SR 512 West (South Tacoma Way)
  • Turn right on to South Tacoma Way
  • Turn left on to Steilacoom Blvd
  • Turn left onto Lakeview Ave SW
  • Turn right onto Perimeter St SW
  • McGavick Conference Center, Building 23 will be on your right about ¼ mile


What’s the event agenda?

We have an incredible night in store. Here’s what’s included in the lineup:


5:00 pm | Doors open. Sample wines and brews from local distributors including Harmon Brewing, Klickitat Canyon Winery, Madsen Family Cellars and Guardian Cellars, peruse (and bid on) our fabulous silent auction items, play some cat collar wine toss, take photos at the photo booth, and check out our Spay It Forward board. Appetizers and cocktails from Jonz Catering will also be served.


7:15 pm | Dinner Program Begins. Our famed Emcee and auctioneer, Shelby Stokes will welcome guests into the ballroom to enjoy a gourmet vegan or vegetarian dinner catered by Jonz. During dinner, we will enjoy our ever-popular live auction featuring pool parties, private events, an African Safari and a variety of local getaways and experiences.


9:00 pm | Final remarks. We will bid you all farewell and allow you to pick up your fabulous live and silent auction items on your way out the door.


If you have any questions, please reach out at Stephanie Moore at (206) 819-7277 or [email protected]. We want this be an incredible experience for you.

If you haven’t already secured your tickets – now is the time! Tables and tickets are going fast!

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