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Alchemy to Innovation

The Fiddlehead Fling Gala: A Benefit Event

Friday, May 3, 2024, 6pm

The Fiddlehead Fling Gala is an evening of celebration, community and philanthropy to help move forward the Montshire’s mission of forging and empowering lifelong learners through engagement with science.

Make your reservations HERE

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Event Registration

The Fiddlehead Fling Gala: Alchemy to Innovation is a fundraising event to help move forward the Montshire’s mission of forging and empowering a community of lifelong learners through science.

Tickets include delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts, two drink tickets, plus a complimentary cocktail between 6-6:30pm. Enjoy interactive experiences over two floors, music, and a live auction!

Reservations: $150/person

All proceeds from this benefit event support the Montshire’s science exhibits and education programs, which provide meaningful and empowering science engagement for thousands of children and families across Northern New England and beyond each year.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Event Raffle

The 2024 Fiddlehead Fling Gala RAFFLE: $50/entry

Designed and created by Von Bargen’s Jewelry, these 18 karat yellow gold and diamond drop bezel earrings feature elongated yellow gold hooks with a single bezel set round brilliant cut diamond at the base of each earring. The two diamonds weigh 0.87 carats in total and are F in color and VS2 in clarity. The earrings are finished in high polish. Value: $4960

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Fund a Need

Fund a Need is a special component of the event that allows you to make a donation in support of specific community needs.

Watch the 2023 Fund a Need video here.

Your generous donation will help the Montshire develop relevant and innovative science exhibits, education programs, and community engagement events to support families, teachers, schools, and students in our communities throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and beyond. Please support science and Fund a Need!

You can Fund a Need during the event, or in advance. Click here to make a fully tax-deductible donation. Choose Fund a Need in the options.

Thank you!

2024 Event Steering Committee

Honorary Gala Co-Chairs: Pat and Kristine McDevitt

Rima Al-Nimr

Emily Anderson

Julianne Austin

Jana Barnello

Kate Nautiyal Bulthuis

Lindsay Coe

Anita Mohandas Drake

Kathy Welling

Andrea Wolffing

View Photos from the 2023 Fiddlehead Fling Gala: Light Up the Night!