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The Jacksonville Symphony Guild is proud to present

a series of Parties of Note for 2012 to benefit the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra


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2012 The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present “The Social Register”, a series of cultural events and parties for the benefit of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. In addition, promoting music education is an integral component of The Guild’s service to the community programs such as scholarships for student members of the Symphony Youth Orchestra and other related activities. These programs were designed to supplement music education in our public schools. All projects are launched from a single idea which develops into a blueprint for planning and executing. We extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the hosts and hostesses who have so generously given their time, their homes and business locations to present these exciting events. All expenses are undertaken by each respective host so that all receipts go to the benefit and support of the Jacksonville Symphony. We invite you to review the list of parties and events and to make your reservations for any or all of them. We hope you will enjoy our first season of “The Social Register” of the Jacksonville Symphony Guild.

Kathy Cosnotti, Allene Groote, and Alberta Hipps Co-chairs of “The Social Register” 2


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Reservation Information Where indicated, reservations may be made by calling the Guild Office at 904/358-1479. Payment may be made by check or credit card (Master Card, Visa, or Discover). Please make checks payable to “The Guild” and mail to: Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts The Guild Office, Suite 200 300 Water Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202 For additional information, please visit our Guild website at: www.jaxsymguild.com You may also contact us by e-mail at: thesocialregister@tds.net Reservations will be processed beginning January 1, 2012, throughout the season, and events will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the popularity of these events, we encourage you to act promptly. We regret there can be no refunds.

Guild Mission Statement “To further awareness of music and music education and to create strong community support of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra through fundraising projects”. Thank you for your support!

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A Special Message The Jacksonville Symphony Guild is initiating a new tradition in 2012 – “The Social Register” – and we hope you will join us. Several events, both large and small, are being hosted this year in support of our Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra: events such as a Luncheon and Safari at White Oak Conservatory; the return of our high end fashion show, Rhapsody on the Runway; a Pops Concert at Queen’s Harbour; even a tea party featuring lovely tablescapes. A very special thank you is due to our hosts and hostesses who so generously are sponsoring these events either in their homes or other special venues for your entertainment. The proceeds of each event go towards the support of our Orchestra and music education in our public schools. We hope you will make your reservations soon for the event or perhaps several events of your choice, and we look forward to seeing you. All proceeds will benefit the Symphony – Jacksonville’s best kept secret! Pat Manko President Jacksonville Symphony Guild

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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History of The Guild Over sixty years ago the Concert Committee of the Jacksonville Symphony Association sold tickets to the first concert of the newly formed Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and on concert day went to the Armory, cleaned the barn-like structure, and set up chairs, returning that evening to hand out program guides. The Concert Committee became the Women’s Committee, later adding the first Pops Concert. The performing season blossomed and programs were moved to the George Washington Hotel. When Prudential’s South Central home office arrived in town, the concerts relocated to the Prudential Auditorium for larger audience capacity. As the Symphony’s activities expanded, the Women’s Committee was renamed the Women’s Guild, broadening its scope and increasing its membership. Pre-concert luncheons featuring discussions of artists were added to the Thursday performances. The Women’s Guild’s innovative first Symphony Ball was an instant success. Well known as The Guild by 1971, members sought new ways to enhance community participation and found success with Florida’s first Designers Showhouse, the beginning of a procession of exciting and profitable fundraisers. We will host our next Showhouse in the fall of 2012. Not all the projects The Guild undertakes are huge. Major efforts are enhanced by less demanding but very rewarding projects such as fashion shows, including the only one we know that took place on a super carrier. Over a half century of activities such as tours to interesting regional attractions, trips abroad, the Nutcracker Ballet, pops concerts and pre-concert dinners have produced an important list of achievements supporting the Jacksonville Symphony. The Guild Education Committee provides a continuing significant community outreach, devoting itself to supplementing music education to grow our symphony’s audience. This glance at our past offers inspiration for the future. There is always more to be done, achieved, and accomplished. Our members are a vital, integral part of this important goal of support for the health and success of the Jacksonville Symphony.

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Parties of Note 2012

Join us for lunch or dinner at Ruby Tuesday! Host: Ruby Tuesday located at 4784 Windsor Commons Court Jacksonville, Florida Dates: February 7, 8 and 9, 2012 March 13, 14, and 15, 2012 April 10, 11, and 12, 2012 May 8, 9, and 10, 2012 June 12, 13, and 14, 2012

Grab your family and friends, your Red Hat Society, your Book Club,your Out-to-Lunch Bunch,your Bridge Club,the man on the street, and join us for this very special event sponsored by Ruby Tuesday for the benefit of the Jacksonville Symphony Guild. Ruby Tuesday is extremely proud to be a part of our hometown and believes in giving back. We have been invited to participate in‌ Ruby Tuesday’s Community GiveBack Program Savor a delicious lunch or dinner, and Ruby Tuesday will give back 20% of the purchase to The Symphony Guild for the benefit of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Please contact The Guild Office at 904/358-1479 or visit The Guild website at www.jaxsymguild.com to download your GiveBack Flyer to present to your server, and RT will give back 20% of the purchase to The Guild.(RT apologizes but they cannot accommodate coupon usage or other discounts in conjunction with this GiveBack Program.) For directions to the restaurant or a peek at the menu,please visit www.rubytuesday.com.

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Fun, Food, and Games Hosts: Kathy Cosnotti and Bev McKnight Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Time: 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Please join us and while away a pleasant February afternoon. It just doesn’t get any better than a delicious luncheon followed by an afternoon of the game of your choice; bridge, canasta, Bunco, dominoes, mah-jongg or any other game. Come as a single or bring along your favorite gamers and make up your own foursome. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon – “gaming” increases the appetite! – as well as prizes and surprises! Limited to 40 guests Price: $20 per person Dress: Casual Reservations: Please contact Kathy Cosnotti at 904/230-3329 Address: The Cascades Card Room World Golf Village Two World Golf Place St. Augustine, Florida 32092

Be the Maestro’s Guests Hosts: Aida and Fabio Mechetti Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012 Time: To be determined

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is rolling out the red carpet! Enjoy the enchanting music of our world famous Orchestra from the prestigious vantage point of Aida’s box seats. This magical evening will begin with a limousine ride to a surprise restaurant location in Jacksonville and a sumptuous dinner. After dinner, you will be chauffeured back to the TimesUnion Center for the Performing Arts and Jacoby Hall to savor the Orchestra’s presentation of “Brahms’ Fourth Symphony.” At intermission, you will be Aida’s guests at the Conductor’s Club. Upon conclusion of the concert, she will escort you to Fabio Mechetti’s dressing room for champagne and an introduction to the Maestro himself! Limited to four to six guests Price:

$250 per person

Dress: Concert attire Reservations: Please contact the Guild Office at 904/358-1479

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Lunch and Safari at White Oak Conservation Center Hosts: Frank and Alberta Hipps Date: Friday, March 2, 2012 Time: Lunch 11:30 a.m. Guided Safari 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what it was like to pet a cheetah or get up close and personal with a rhino? Well,now is your chance! White Oak Conservation Center, established in 1982, strives to achieve productive conservation results through the integration of its breeding programs into efforts to save those species in the wild and by providing training and research opportunities in veterinary science and conservation biology. Situated along the St.Marys River in Yulee,Florida,the Center maintains a zoologist staff involved in conservation efforts for an animal collection of more than 25 species from around the world. After lunch, grab your safari hat and join this behind the scenes private tour of one of Florida’s leading animal conservation facilities. The tour will take you to the far reaches of the African savanna without traveling hours on a plane! An incredible event not to be missed. Limited to 16 guests Price: $175 per person *Transportation to White Oak is not included. Directions where to meet within White Oak will be provided to confirmed attendees. Dress: Casual Reservations: Please contact Lara at 904/781-2654 Reservation deadline is Friday, February 24, 2012 Address: White Oak Conservation Center Yulee, Florida

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Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake, Bakers Man … Host: Pam Gerrish-Nelson Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What comes next – chocolate icing, cream cheese icing, butter cream frosting – yum! Please join nationally celebrated cake decorator, Sandy Polletta of Edgewood Bakery, and discover the secret to a beautiful cake! Sandy will be sharing her creative expertise to turning out that special cake which brings the comment, “oh, that’s just too pretty to cut”, but cut it you will! Spend a relaxing afternoon as you create your very own decorated cake – you may want to bring along an apron! – to take home and share with your friends and family. Limited to 20 guests Price: $25 per person Dress: Casual Reservations: Please contact the Guild Office at 904/358-1479 Address: Edgewood Bakery Meeting Hall 1012 Edgewood Avenue, South Jacksonville, Florida

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Tea and Tablescapes Hosts: Gayle Banks, Jackie Fetherston, Lauretta Gaylord, Susan Kelley, Mary Kirk and Ouida Walker Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for tea and refreshments at the historic Old St. Andrews Church. Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites,the 1887 Gothic Revival church is the largest pre-1901 house of worship in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Historic Society completed the restoration of the church and now uses it as its headquarters. Enjoy the tablescapes created by some of the most talented designers and florists in Jacksonville. The event also includes a tour of the Merrill House museum. Built originally in 1886 in the Queen Anne style, the residence is the largest and most architecturally interesting of the nineteenth century houses remaining in Jacksonville. Limited to 100 guests Price: $40 per person Dress: Afternoon tea attire – hat and gloves optional Reservations: Please contact the Guild Office at 904/358-1479 Reservation deadline is Wednesday, April 14, 2012. Free parking Address: Old St. Andrews Church 317 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Chocolate Sprinkles with a Cherry on Top, Please! Host: Pam Gerrish-Nelson Date: Sunday, March 25, 2012 Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

And let’s add some whipped cream too on that delicious homemade ice cream sundae! Peter Behringer, the “Peter” of Peterbrooke Chocolatier, has transformed an historic Springfield 1911 Victorian house into a whimsical candy land! Adding to this magical ambiance are oh sooooo many sweets to tempt your palate and oh sooooo many choices to be made – chocolate, vanilla, wild cherry, sprinkles, nuts – oh, my! Please join us for this delectable ice cream social. Limited to 25 guests Price: $20 per person Dress: Casual Reservations: Please contact the Guild Office at 904/358-1479 Address: Sweet Pete’s in Historic Springfield 1922 Pearl Street Jacksonville, Florida 32206

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Chocolate and Wine Celebration Hosts: Catherine and Frank Grossholz Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

What’s more fun than a party of chocolate and wine? Well, it’s a party of wine, chocolate, and the chance to meet several Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra musicians,of course! Come and enjoy a variety of wines and delicious chocolate treats made by Jacksonville’s well-known chocolatier Peter Behringer.During the event chocolates will be available for purchase to fill your Easter baskets, with fifteen percent of all proceeds being donated to the Symphony Guild. Limited to 35 guests Price:

$35 per person

Dress: Business casual Reservations: Please contact the Guild Office at 904/358-1479 Address: Sweet Pete’s in Historic Springfield 1922 Pearl Street Jacksonville, Florida 32206

Every Time it Rains, it Rains – Host: Estelle Chisholm Date: March 2012 Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Pennies from Heaven … a unique variant of Canasta. Join in on this relaxing and fun afternoon as we engage in the three D’s: Deal the cards; Dine on delectable appetizers; and Drink liquid refreshments, be they wine, coffee or tea. Enjoy this event with friends and while away the afternoon as everyone leaves a winner! Limited to 16 guests Price: $25 per person Dress: Casual Reservations: Please contact Estelle Chisholm at 904/220-7397

Address: 13778 Bromley Point Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32225

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Rhapsody on the Runway Host: Allene Groote Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Time: The evening begins with cocktails at 6:00 p.m.

A fashion-forward benefit, Rhapsody on the Runway features cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres to begin this exciting event. Bid on noteworthy items in a very special live auction, and view an exciting runway fashion show with a parade of models showcasing Linda Cunningham Couture and ready-to-wear. Shop the Backstage Boutique where twenty percent of the proceeds go to The Guild of the Symphony. Guests: 350 Price: $100 per person – open chair runway seating (Tax deductible allowance: $50) $1,000 table for eight – includes premium runway seating (Tax deductible allowance: $600) $2,000 table for ten – includes premium front-row runway seating (Tax deductible allowance: $1,500) Dress: In vogue Reservations: Please contact the Guild Office at 904/358-1479 Address: TPC Sawgrass 110 Championship Way Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082

The Queen’s Harbour Pops Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Time: The evening begins with cocktails at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the concert at 7:40 p.m.

Celebrate Queen’s Harbour’s premier event with cocktails,dinner, and a concert presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra! Matthew Kraemer will conduct the Symphony as they present the Queen’s Harbour Pops Favorites,highlighting violin virtuoso Will Hagen as the featured soloist. A wide variety of silent and live auction items are included in the evening’s entertainment. Price: $100 per person ($65 is tax deductible) Dress: Country club casual Reservations: Please contact the Guild Office at 904/358-1479 *Seats are assigned in the order in which paid reservations are received. Address: Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club 1131 Queen’s Harbor Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32225

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The Wine, The Art, and The Melody Hosts: Dr. Amy Jarvis and Cole Cartledge, Esq. Date: Sunday, May 6, 2012 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Awaken your senses -- taste the unique bouquet of the wine,view the beauty of a magnificent art collection, and hear the melodies of members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy a lovely spring afternoon at the gorgeous home of Dr. Amy Jarvis and Mr. Cole Cartledge, Esq. in Queen’s Harbour on the Intracoastal Waterway. The couple’s art collection is one of Jacksonville’s best and contains many impressive pieces, mostly antiques of European origin,from a splendid 17th century Italian Mary Magdalene to beautiful impressionism pieces from artists who studied with the 19th century French masters and historic castle paintings from Britain. Cole Cartledge enjoys sharing enchanting stories about their collection, and, as he often says, “All great art has a wonderful story behind it that makes it special.” Capping the afternoon will be great wine from their wine cellar paired with sumptuous food amidst a background enhanced by the Symphony’s finest artists. Limited to 50 guests Price:

$40 per person

Dress: Sunday casual Reservations: Please contact the Guild Office at 904/358-1479 Reservation deadline is Friday, April 27, 2012. Address: 13802 Bella Riva Lane Jacksonville, Florida 32225

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Not Tonight, Honey, I’m Tired Hosts: You and yours Date: Your choice – there are seven days in the week Time: Again, your choice – there are twenty-four hours in a day

Too tired to take in one more gala celebration or cultural event? Well, we of The Guild can appreciate your circumstances, and we have designed the perfect event for your evening! Don’t get dressed up; don’t do your make-up. Just relax and stay home! Dress: Optional Price: A tax-deductible donation to The Guild for the benefit of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. It’s priceless!

Please mail to: Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts The Guild Office, Suite 200 300 Water Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Thank you!

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