13th Annual Empty Bowl! March 23, 2019!

Choose your own hand-crafted wooden or ceramic bowl, fill it with your choice of soup and enjoy your meal with friends. With this simple meal of soup and bread, you stand in solidarity with people who are hungry and homeless. You will also hear directly from Hospitality House guests and Executive Director, Nancy Baglietto. It’s a great event for families!

Lunch Itinerary:  

  • 12 pm – Doors open

Select your bowl and listen to music by Heather MacAdam; choose your soup; bid on a silent auction items; and buy a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift certificate to Twelve 28 Kitchen. Then, take a seat and eat! The vases on every table are handmade by local artists Yvon Dockter and Bob Davis, and are available for purchase, too!

  • 12:30 pm – Program begins with welcome song by Brendan Phillips
  • 12:35 pm – A special message from Executive Director Nancy Baglietto
  • 12:50 pm – Shelter Guest Testimonials
  • 1:05 pm –Song by Mark Vieaux
  • 1:15 pm – Silent Auction – Last chance to bid!
  • 1:45 pm – Raffle winner announced (no need to be present to win)
  • 2 pm – That’s a wrap!  
Dinner Itinerary:  

  • 5 pm – Doors open

Select your bowl and listen to music by Lisa Stine on harp & Margo Meredith on fiddle; choose your soup; bid on a silent auction items; and buy a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift certificate to Sopa Thai Cuisine. Then, take a seat and eat! The vases on every table are handmade by local artists Yvon Dockter and Bob Davis, and are available for purchase, too!

  • 5:30 pm – Program begins with welcome song by Brendan Phillips
  • 5:35 pm – A special message from Executive Director Nancy Baglietto
  • 5:50 pm – Shelter Guest Testimonials
  • 6:05 pm – Song by Brendan Phillips
  • 6:15 pm – Silent Auction – Last chance to bid!
  • 6:45 pm – Raffle winner announced (no need to be present to win)
  • 7 pm – That’s a wrap!  

We hope to see you at this year’s Empty Bowl event. Please support our business partners who help make Empty Bowl possible: 

  • Northern California Mortgage
  • BriarPatch Co-Op
  • Telestream
  • SPD Markets
  • Ace Propane
  • Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
  • Nevada County Realtors Association
  • Peters Well Drilling
  • KVMR
  • Peace Lutheran Church
  • Kathy Dotson Designs
  • YubaNet
  • The Union
  • Sierra Central Credit Union

Got Bowls? 

Donated bowls can be dropped at our administrative office, located at 466 Brunswick Road, next door to Bank of the West. Thank you for your generosity!

Purchase tickets here.

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