Archives for June 2015

Vino For Vets!

Join us on Thursday, October 8, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. To Toast to our Veteran of War “Vino For Vets!” Fundraising event. Enjoy Great Wines, Great Music and Great Friends on a Thursday Afternoon.

Earlier this year “Menbe”, the owner of Salute e Vita Ristorante, received the coveted Jefferson Award – honoring community and public volunteerism – partly for the work she does for our veterans on Thanksgiving Day. Every year, she invites them and other struggling individuals to Salute for a fine-dining meal. Over the years, she has served more than 4,000 people for Thanksgiving dinner, and has inspired many local businesses and individuals to contribute to the success of these events. Menbe also proudly serves on the Richmond Community Foundation’s Board of Directors.To raise awareness and funds for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, Menbe is hosting multiple events here at Salute e Vita. The next event will be on Thursday, October 8, where Menbe and her team will be toasting to our Veterans, “Menbe’s Way”. Donations are optional but greatly appreciated, and there no admission fee at the event. Come and join us – see the front of this card or or call us at (510) 215-0803.

Breaking Bread & Breaking Ground

A Benefit Dinner for Northern Light School’s Our Dream Playground Fund
Please join Northern Light School for a private benefit dinner at Salute E Vita July 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Price: $1000 per plate | $1500 per couple

Space is limited, and reservations will be honored in the order they are received. To RSVP by June 17, 2015 or to make contribution to Northern Light School’s Our Dream Playground Fund, please contact Northern Light School Development 510.957.0570, or

About Northern Light School

Northern Light School is committed to providing a high quality education for children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The faculty and staff create an atmosphere where every child can grow academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, to become healthy, productive members of their families and communities.

The focus is on academic excellence as well as nonviolence, acceptance of differences, respect for the environment, and the moral advancement of humanity—so that the children develop an understanding that they have a responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others.

About Our Dream Playground

Our Dream Playground is a custom-built, American Disabilities Association compliant play area with specially designed components for children of every ability, including a wheelchair ramp, ground-level equipment systems, elevated platforms with handrails, and a unique composite wood fiber safety surfacing.

The Dr. Jane Goodall Urban Community Garden reflects Northern Light School’s commitment to health and wellness for the body and our world: A 70 square-foot community garden and outdoor classroom, the garden will feature a hands-on, comprehensive garden-based nutrition intervention curriculum, urban beekeeping program, and urban farming opportunities.