It’s the feel-good event of the year—Kidworks Learning Center is teaming up with The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls and Meredith Village Savings Bank to bring the Meredith community a night of comedy and merriment to benefit the children of Kidworks.
On Friday, April 22nd, two nationally renowned comedians will perform at Church Landing as part of the Comedy Night fundraising event. Kidworks has previously hosted several fundraisers on a smaller scale, such as bake sales, book sales, and Yankee Candle drives, but this is the first major event for the Center. The evening begins with a cash bar at 7pm, followed by an 8pm comedy show featuring Tom Hayes and Rob Steen.
Tom Hayes is a quick and witty performer who has performed stand-up comedy at the Comedy Connection and Nick’s Comedy Stop in Boston, Catch a Rising Star in New York, Second City in Chicago, and the Bermuda Comedy Club. He is a winner of Showtime TV’s “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” award.
Rob Steen got his start as a street performer in Boston at the age of 12, honing his skills as a juggler and improv performer. Since then he has been featured on several TV shows, including The Late Show with Dave Letterman, where he is a frequent guest. Rob’s act has been compared to Robin Williams’ due to his fast-paced delivery and quick wit, and his high-energy show brings audiences together with a unique style of house participation.
Tickets to the show are $20 per person and include a 2-for-1 dinner entrée coupon, which can be redeemed at Lakehouse Grille, CAMP, Lago, Mame’s, or Giuseppe’s on the evening of the show. The tickets can be purchased at Innisfree Bookshop and Meredith Mobil Station, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket sales are currently going strong, but there is still time to get yours! If they haven’t sold out by Friday, tickets will be available at the door the night of the event. The Inns are also offering special guest-room rates upon request for that night.
“We are confident it will be fun night out, everybody loves to laugh,” says Michelle Brown, a member of Kidworks’ Board of Directors. “We are also grateful to the local restaurants for providing the added value to our tickets with the addition of a buy one entree get one free.”
When asked how the organization came up with the idea to do a comedy show, Michelle replied, “Several local organizations host their major fundraisers in March and April, and the tickets range from $45 – $50 per person. We needed ours to be different and reasonably priced. A comedy event provided a great platform for what we were looking for. Rob Steen at North Shore Comedy has been great to work with in helping us get off the ground.”
“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls for this fundraising opportunity,” added Jennifer Weeks, Executive Director of Kidworks. “We thought a comedy show would be a great night out for the community and families. The children will be helping make the centerpieces for the event as part of their community project.”
Proceeds from the show will go towards improving the Kidworks Learning Center facility and future programs. According to their website, the mission of the Kidworks Learning Center is to provide high-quality early childhood education and childcare programs at an affordable cost to families. For more information, call Kidworks at (603) 279-6633.
The Mill Falls Blogging Team