It's November and the weather is getting chilly - Why not keep warm inside the Radisson Hotel's Grand Ballroom for a very special event.

For the last 14 years, the Neighborhood Center in Utica has put on their annual auction and dinner. The event includes dinner and wine, a variety of gift baskets that will be auctioned off (and when we say a variety, we mean VARIETY... But we'll get to that in a minute), and of course the chance to help out an amazing organization in our community. Oh, did we mention your ticket to get in also gets you in the running for a $1,000 door prize? A little extra cash for the holidays could be pretty nice.

So we mentioned the "variety" earlier, and we weren't kidding about that. Some of the gift baskets include anything from Disney tickets, to lottery baskets, even wine filled baskets with special wine glasses. There's also a kayak. That's right, they are giving away a kayak.

Wait! We totally forgot to mention the wine fountain...

Sounds like a wonderful night out, right?! The Neighborhood Center's "Annual Auction and Dinner" happens on Friday, November 18th at 6pm. Tickets are $40 (but remember that includes your dinner, wine, and a chance to win that $1,000). You can get a link to get tickets and find out more about the event by viewing the Neighborhood Center's Facebook event post here.