Mill Valley Community Center. Photo courtesy Mill Valley Recreation.

PictureNeon Velvet. Courtesy image.

If you live in Mill Valley and ever leave your house, chances are pretty good that you interact in some way with the vast array of programs, parks, landmarks and open spaces that fall under the umbrella Mill Valley Parks and Recreation programs.

From soccer, baseball, lacrosse and football teams playing on sports fields and residents of all ages using the community center pool and fitness center to vital community gathering points like Downtown Plaza and the community gardens, the presence of parks and recreation is ubiquitous.

With that in mind, the Mill Valley Friends of Parks and Recreation works with the city to ensure that Mill Valley’s fields, recreation programs and facilities continue to be a first-class experience. Recent projects include supporting the Bayfront Field renovation, Golf Course improvements and the Mill Valley Recreation Department Scholarship Matching program. Moving forward, the organization’s priorities include renovating the skate park and ensuring that local sports fields continue to receive the maintenance that they need.

In an effort to raise money towards that mission, the organization is hosting a fundraiser at the Sweetwater Music Hall on Thursday, October 25. The event, which is preceded by a VIP dinner, features appetizers, silent and live auctions, drinks and dancing to “the very best mew and classic dance hits” of Neon Velvet. 100% of funds raised will go towards Parks and Recreation projects. The Mill Valley Soccer Club and the Southern Marin Lacrosse Club are sponsoring the event.

The 411: Mill Valley Friends of Parks and Recreation‘s annual fundraiser is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7pm at the Sweetwater Music HallTickets are $125, $500 including the VIP dinner, which begins at 5pm. Sponsorships are available – details hereMORE INFO & BUY TIX.