It is better to give than to receive, especially when the gift is a stack of wish lists. Unlock your charitable spirit with today's Groupon: for $45, you get two admissions to The Big Toast, hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (a $90 value). The event will take place at Belcourt Castle in Newport on Saturday, October 15, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The historic halls of Belcourt Castle welcome revelers to The Big Toast, an event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State. Guests sample the wares of microbreweries, wineries, and tomfooleries while nibbling on gastronomic delights. Recently featured on SyFy's Ghost Hunters, a ghost tour (available for $5, regularly $25) highlights the storied past of the castle, evoking ghouls, goblins, and eerily empty wine bottles. Melodies from The Harper and the Minstrel play upon eardrums and resound in minds on the ride home. Proceeds for the event bolster the organization's mission to support at-risk children through positive one-on-one relationships.
The Big Toast
The Big Toast, a Great Gatsby-themed benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Ocean State, blends the decadence of the roaring 20s with the philanthropic spirit of the modern age. Partygoers are invited to dress in flapper dresses and fedoras (or business casual). They can also sample their fill of fine wines, craft beers, and quality liquors, celebrating just like the Prohibition-Era speakeasy dwellers did.
The evening's entertainment takes place at the Linden Place Museum. Throughout its storied history, the well-maintained mansion has entertained four presidents, generations of socialites, and famous performers such as Ethel Barrymore Colt. Appropriately enough, it even served as a set for the 1974 film adaptation of the The Great Gatsby.
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