The Dalton Arts Project will host its "Nutcracker" fundraising kickoff event, the Nutcracker Tea and Sweets, on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dance Theatre of Dalton studios, 411 North Park Drive. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers and others are invited to this afternoon tea of fun, food, fashion and auctions.
The event's fashion show will feature clothes from C.C. and Company, Creative Sewing, Cotton and Twine Boutique, Bugs and Kisses, the Fitting Room, Shrimp and Grits, The Cherry Tree, Olivia Scott, Southern Charm, the Studio and the Dance Boutique. There will be silent auctions and raffles with more than 50 packaged items donated by local businesses. All those in attendance will also create a unique headband for the tea, decorate a tea cake, fill a bag at the Candy Barre, practice modeling at the "Strike A Pose" station or visit the Salon de Coiffure for a special hair braid. A preview of this year's Nutcracker Boutique items will be available for purchase.
Members of the Dalton Dance Company will be dressed up as "Nutcracker" characters for photo opportunities, and will participate in the fashion show along with younger dancers.
Tickets are $15. All proceeds benefit "Nutcracker 2019" to be presented at the Dalton High School theater on Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21. For more information, please call the Dalton Arts Project at (706) 529-ARTS (2787).