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‘Back to the Future’ fundraiser for Math & Science Center Aug. 23

Teresa Coons
Cultural Confidential Contributor
Scene from last year's fundraising dinner for the Math & Science Center.
Submitted photo |


WHAT: 2nd annual Math & Science fundraiser dinner

WHEN: Fri., Aug. 23; cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7

WHERE: Allen Unique Autos, 2285 River Road

COST: $75/person

INFO/RSVP: 970-254-1626

To much success last year, the first ever John McConnell Math & Science Center gala fundraising dinner was held.

In addition to a “Weird Night of Science,” the center was able to raise critical funds that put science directly into the hands of kids of all ages; provided classroom resources and teacher training; and supported after-school, vacation and community programs that engaged, inspired and educated Western Slope students.

So, of course, we’re doing it again!

The theme for the second annual John McConnell Math & Science Center fundraiser dinner is “Back to the Future”! This event will be held amid the classic automobiles featured by Allen Unique Autos. Once again, the evening will include uniquely-themed food prepared by Cowboy & the Rose and interactive science activities provided by our staff of college students. I Design Events and Robin Brown Events have teamed up to create a truly unique experience for everyone attending the event.

In addition, the one-and-only Steve Spangler will surprise and amaze attendees with his presentation, “Exploding Soda & Flying Potatoes: Creating Unforgettable Learning Experiences.” Spangler is an author, science teacher, Emmy award-winning TV personality, and an engaging public speaker. He is the founder of Steve Spangler Science, a company that sells hands-on science experiments and toys, and provides resources for teachers. He is, perhaps, best known for the invention of the now-famous, Mentos Geyser Experiment.

If you would like to “Go Back to the Future” with the Math & Science Center and support our programs, while having an “explosively” good time, join us. Pull out your favorite poodle skirt, comb your hair into a ponytail or slick it back (remember Brylcreem?), and polish your saddle shoes. This is fun for “big” kids.

Teresa Coons is the executive director of the Math & Science Center, located at 2660 Unaweep Ave. Reach her at 970-254-1626 or visit http://www.mathandsciencecenter.org.

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