by Jim Nintzel
The Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance is a terrific organization that works to promote tourism, local food harvesting and other economic-development efforts in Southern Arizona. You can learn more about what they're up to here, but suffice to say that the non-profit does good work.
You can help them out and have a fun evening by buying a ticket to the Santa Cruz Harvest Dinner. Full disclosure: I'm on the host committee, so I'm a bit biased, but it looks like a great event at downtown's historic Steinfield Warehouse. The dinner will come from locally sourced ingredients from local Iron Chef Ryan Clark and the gang at Little Cafe Poca Cosa; the spirits are from local breweries and vineyards; the desert will be coming from Isabella's Ice Cream; and there will be some spectacular stuff up for bid in a silent auction. All in all, it's gonna be a great evening for a great cause, so don't miss it.
It all goes down from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. For more info, click here. And act now: You need to purchase your tickets by this Saturday, Oct. 12.