Saint Mary's To Hold Sesquicentennial Gala "Jewel of the Bay" on Historic Treasure Island

What: Featuring the spectacular backdrop of San Francisco's city lights, the "Jewel of the Bay" on Treasure Island is the black-tie event of Saint Mary's College of California's sesquicentennial year.

The evening begins with a reception in Building One, a historic remnant of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, followed by a tented dinner under the stars and dancing to the music of the Dick Bright Orchestra, one of San Francisco's premier society bands.

:  Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

  •  6:30 Cocktails in historic Building One.
  •  7:30 Dinner with dramatic views of San Francisco, followed by dancing to the music of the Dick Bright Orchestra.

Where:  Historic Building One, 410 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA, 94130

Tickets: $500 per person; all proceeds benefit Saint Mary's student scholarships.

Attire: Black Tie.

Background: The College's "Jewel of the Bay" sesquicentennial gala is among the many public events and celebrations held in the 2012-13 academic year to mark Saint Mary's 150th anniversary year. For more information about the gala, please call Deborah Mann at (415) 563-6451 or RSVP online at Charter bus service is available from the Lafayette BART station. For more information about the "Year of the Gael," the yearlong celebration of Saint Mary's sesquicentennial year, visit


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