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Ware Academy Gala

The Peninsula-based band “Slapnation” will provide the entertainment at “Down by the River,” Ware Academy’s Auction and Gala, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Gloucester school. Slapnation has existed for over 40 years, said a press release, although none of the current members of the band has been with it from the beginning. The nine-member group includes a four-piece rhythm section, a three-piece horn section, and two vocalists. The gala will also include a full gourmet dinner by Chef Brian Marshall with open bars and both live and silent auctions.  The event is Ware Academy’s major annual fundraiser, providing for scholarships and programs at the independent school for its pre-kindergarten to eighth grade students. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple, available in advance from the school or by visiting, e-mailing or calling 804-693-3825. ...

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