TROY — Folks at the Hayner are planning three special events this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cultural center. There will be a children’s event in October to celebrate the future of the center, a concert on the lawn to celebrate the present cultural center, and on April 30 a big celebration is being planned to commemorate the past.
The April 30 Ruby Ball will have a 1940s theme with Tom Daugherty’s Swing Shift band in the ballroom. Starting at 6:30 p.m., participants can learn a dance step or two in the East Room with Hayner’s new ballroom dance instructors, Cindy and Rick Mullins.
Hors d’oeuvres also will adorn the study for ball-goers. Participants can have their formal portrait taken in the solarium by a professional photographer, as the Hayner’s gift. Then waltz upstairs to the second floor for a variety of wine. The iconic 1940s Rainbow Roomis the inspiration for the décor. Float around the ballroom to the swing shift trumpet, trombone, sax and drums as those velvety vocals fill the room with that smooth Big Band sound.
Reservation fee is $35 per person. You can make your reservations by mail with a check or visit the online reservation system and pay with credit card at TroyHayner.org.
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is proudly supported by the citizens of the Troy City School District through a local tax levy and gifts to the Friends of Hayner. For more information regarding these free events and to receive a complete listing of Hayner Events, call 339-0457 or visit TroyHayner.org for complete details.