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 Organic Farm to Table Dinner for 8 with Chef Ted Burns, Wine and Hors d’oeuvres for 22 in the new Burrage Bistro and Dinner in the elegant dining room catered by Chef Lee Burton and 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.   More dinners are in the works… We also have gift certificates from local restaurants – Caprice and Citrone are already on board.

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

Other unique experiences include a pizza dinner for 10 on a Gondola Getaway cruise, golf for 4 at Stone Eagle Golf Club, a women’s self -defense class offered by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and a 4X4 Jeep Adventure with Chris Boatmen.

Family adventures, six Diamond Club tickets to an Angel Baseball Game for 2020, a Halo Whole House Water Treatment System,  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 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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