You are invited to an evening under the stars in the beautiful Citrus Avenue orange grove of Jack and Laura Dangermond in Redlands.

Cocktails and Silent Auction followed by a Bountiful Buffet.

Jack and Laura Dangermond have once again graciously opened their orange grove off Citrus Avenue for Dinner in the Grove! As you walk the lighted road through the grove, you will find yourself transported to a time when life was simpler. Before dinner enjoy a drink, take in the fabulous view and rustic setting, and bid on the amazing items at our Silent Auction.

15th Annual Dinner in the Grove

When: Sat, September 28, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Where: 12052 E Citrus Ave Redlands, CA 92374


Please consider carpooling as parking is limited. The orange grove is located on East Citrus Avenue.  Take Citrus Avenue east and cross Crafton Avenue.  The entrance to dinner location site is on the right hand side about 1/4 mile down the road.  Please park along Citrus Avenue.  A trumpet player will be there to greet you.  We will have golf carts taking people to the location or you are free to walk.

This enchanting outdoor setting brings old and new friends together.

Dress Code: Nice but Casual Attire.  Please wear “grove” shoes- flat closed toe shoes are best.  The grove does tend to be quite dusty.

Parking:  Please consider carpooling as parking is limited.  Park along Citrus Avenue and take private usage road (on the south side of citrus) to the event location. Lighted walk is less than 1/4 mile, but transportation will be available.

A trumpet player will be there to greet you.  We will have golf carts taking people to the location or you are free to walk.

A word about dinner seating: Only guests purchasing Patron tickets will be assigned reserved seats. If you have purchased Patron Tickets and would like to sit with a particular party, also purchasing patron tickets, please list these guests.

Seating is open for all guests not purchasing Patron tickets. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate reserved seats for standard ticket holders.

This year we are using The Gavel Group to help with our auction.  All bidding will be done with barcode bid stickers.  You can also participate in the Wine Pull by using your bid stickers.  They will be asking for your credit card when you check in.  Nothing will be charged to your credit card unless you win an item at the silent auction or participate in the Wine Pull.  At the end of the evening you will receive a text message with the total amount you owe.  This total will be paid automatically with the credit card they have on file for you.  We anticipate a much smoother check out with this system.

All proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit families in need from Redlands and the surrounding area.

For more information, please contact Family Service Association at 909.793.2673 or


All proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit families in need from Redlands and surrounding areas. We can't wait to see YOU there!

2019 Silent Auction Sneak Peek

The Dinner in the Grove Silent Auction offers a wonderful variety of packages at all price points each year – this year is no different!

Special Dinner Experiences – don’t miss this opportunity to get your friends together to bid on these memorable dinners including:

Patsy Oppenheim’s “Dinner on the Titanic”, an elegant dining      experience from one of our very creative party planners and        chefs!  You will believe you are on the Titanic (without the    ending!) and you won’t believe what a great time you will have  while at sea!!  Dinner for 8-10. 

An Organic Farm to Table Dinner for 8 with Chef Ted Burns at the beautiful home of Ellen and Stan Weisser. The dinner will include a lecture on the archaeology and history of Redlands from Dr. Donn Grenda

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres for 22 in the newly created Burrage Bistro and Dinner in the elegant dining room catered by Chef Lee Burton and featuring music to dine by. A dinner just as Alice Burrage would have done it and that was “beyond elegant’ even at the turn of the century! 

 A private “Dinner in the Grove” for 10 in Larry and Char Burgess’ orange grove with Chef Chris Alvarez curating offerings from the Malibu Farm Cookbook preceded by hors d’oeuvres and drinks in one of Redlands’ very historic homes.

 An Artisan pizza party for 20 at a location not to be beat!

 A 3 hour boat excursion for 8 on Big Bear Lake with Assistant Police Chief Travis Martinez and a lunch stop at the Pines Lakefront Restaurant.

 A tour of Lake Arrowhead for 6-8 on a party boat with beverages, appetizers and a $100 restaurant gift certificate

 A Cheesewalla party for 10 with alcohol provided in the Alley!

 Lunch for 10 in the Zen room at Esri

Wine, wine, and more wine at the Wine pull—each pull $40!!

We also have gift certificates from local restaurants –Olive and Citrus, Caprice, Joe Greensleeves, and Citrone are already on board as well as many others including Carolyn’s Café, La Volata, Escape Brewery, Ritual Brewery, Hangar 24, Darby’s  and a very creative offering from In ‘N Out!

A couple of historic items that will strike your fancy: A Bjorn Wiinblad large jughead vase centerpiece and a 1995 Steiff replica 1901 Blond 65 Teddy Bear!!

Awesome Art From many local artists, including a metal orange tree sculpture by Michael Neuendorff , Redlands favorite artists Diana McLaughlin, Tomi Olson, Joann Mersereau  and many more.

Other unique experiences include a pizza dinner for 10 on a Gondola Getaway cruise in the Long Beach Naples canals, golf for 4 at Stone Eagle Golf Club, a women’s self-defense class offered by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, a 4X4 Jeep Adventure with Chris Boatman, City Director of Quality of Life.

A very fine Seiko man’s watch from Wilson Jewelers, a Swarovski watch, an offering from Emerson and Farrar, succulent planters, a Coach purse, smudge pots-decorated or just rusty-you choose!!,  Movie tickets, Channel Island kayaking for 2,  beautiful florals from JD Myers and Black Orchid, Paws dog and cat baskets,  Six Diamond Club tickets to an Angel Baseball Game for 2020,  Parliament Chocolate, Pilates classes and massages, Maui Jim sunglasses, and much more!

A beautiful 3 foot high Aqua oil jar hand crafted at Bauer Pottery in Highland

For your home, four hours of a handyman, a granite scrub and repolish from Paradise Stone and Carpet Care,  and an extraordinary offering from Redlands Plumbing-a Halo Whole House Water Treatment System fully installed and worth $5,400!!! 

A variety of themed baskets, and much more at all price points will be represented.  You won’t want to go away empty-handed.

Mohonk Mountain House is being offered again this year.  It is uniquely tied to Redlands’ patron saints – the Smiley brothers – and still operated by the Smiley family.   A spectacular Victorian castle overlooking Lake Mohonk in upstate New York.  A trip there is a truly unique experience. We offer two nights, all meals and activities included, as well as a generous spa package.

Start thinking about your bids now!

A Complete listing of Auction Items will be posted on our website during the week leading up to  Dinner in the Grove.

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