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PMNA Winter Fling & Silent Auction

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm




This year’s Winter Fling will whisk you away to Hawaii for some fun and (hopefully) sun and, as always, our amazing silent auction that helps fund our neighborhood activities for the entire year.

The party begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at Resident Culture Brewing (2101 Central Ave) with the after party at Midwood Country Club starting at 10.

Advance ticket sales have ended. We will have a limited amount of tickets for $35 at the door along with admission-only tickets for $15.

Your full ticket price gets you entrance to the event, great live music from New Local and Music 4 Life, a delicious Hawaiian inspired dinner from the great folks at Roots Catering (see full menu below), your first beer free, coffee from Queen City Grounds and dessert from The Toasting Company and one raffle ticket for your chance to win some fantastic door prizes. We’ll also have games, a photo booth, and much more. Oh, and of course, everyone gets lei’d.

Got questions about the Winter Fling? Here are some answers…

Q. I haven’t received my tickets yet. How do I get them?

A. If you’ve pre-ordered tickets, they will be available upon arrival at Resident Culture. We’ll have a check-in tent set up in the main parking lot, and the name of the ticket purchaser will be on the list.

Q. I haven’t ordered tickets yet. Can I still get them?

A. We’ll have a (very) limited number available for walk-up customers at the full retail price. If you’re interested, arrive early. These will sell out.

Q. What time should I arrive?

A. The party starts at 5 p.m. We’ll begin serving dinner around 5:30 and food will be available until 8:30. The first band, Music 4 Life, goes on at 5, with New Local following at 6:30. The raffle ends at 8, and the silent auction wraps at 9.

Q. What should I wear?

A. It’s a luau, so don your best grass skirt, loud shirt or Magnum PI mustache. A good portion of the event is outdoors, however, so may not be a bad idea to bring a coat.

Q. So it’s an outdoor event?

A. Well, not all of it. We’ll also have indoor areas, the main taproom will be open to partygoers, and we’ll have fire pits set up outside to warm up next to. But yes, the band and the bulk of the party areas will be outdoors or on the Resident Culture porch.

Q. What’s the parking situation?

A. It’s limited. There will be some spaces available along Landis and in the overflow lot (home of the old Little Italy on Central Ave.). You can also park in the public spots across Central Ave. in Veterans Park (see map below). We highly encourage you to walk or take an Uber or Lyft.

Q. What comes with my ticket?

A. You’ll get a ticket for your first beer, plus one raffle ticket and a lei. You’ll also get a ticket for dinner, and coffee and dessert will be available. Plus, of course, access to live music, party games, and our amazing silent auction.

Q. So what’s for dinner?

A. It’s a luau themed dinner from Roots Catering, with a whole pig on smoker garnished with various fruits and veggies, served with Hawaiian Rolls, Hawaiian BBQ Sauce, and North Carolina Style Sauce.

Sides include combination of fried plantains and yucca root with cilantro aioli on the side; Simmered Beans and Long Grain Rice with Pineapple and Green Onion; Salad with mixed Greens, Baby Kale, Grilled Red Onion, Cherry Tomato, and Cucumber with vinaigrette.

We’ll have fresh-brewed coffee on tap from Queen City Grounds.

And dessert of S’mores pops will be served up by The Toasting Company (while supplies last).

We’ll also have soft drinks and light snacks available throughout.

Q. I’m a vegetarian. Will there be anything for me?

A. There’ll be beer! But yes, we’ll have vegetarian options for those who want to avoid meat, and the side items above are completely vegetarian.

Q. Will the Duke-UNC game be on TV there?

A. Of course, though the ownership at Resident Culture may not serve Duke fans. Either way, the game will be on the big screen in the barrel room.

Q. What’s the deal with the auction and raffle?

A. You’ll get one raffle ticket upon check in, and you can buy more upon arrival. All raffle ticket sales go toward funding our new community garden project, a wonderful, artistic rail along the creek in Midwood Park. Raffle items will be set up outside the barrel room and winners announced at 8 p.m.

Our silent auction is PMNA’s yearly fundraiser, with all money going toward the general fund. Two years ago, this paid to start our movies in the park series, and last year it funded our new dog waste stations. The slate of auction items this year is amazing, so be sure to check it out. Everything will be set up in the barrel room, with final bids due at 9 p.m.

And for a longer look at our great auction packages…

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Q. So should I bring cash?

A. That’s not necessary, though for drink, raffle ticket and auction purchases, it may help to speed things up. But if you’d prefer to pay with a card or check, that’s fine, too.

Q. I have some friends from outside the neighborhood who want to come. Is that OK?

A. Absolutely. We like showing off how great Plaza Midwood is to folks who aren’t lucky enough to live here.

Q. I have some friends who want to tag along, but they aren’t interested in dinner. Do they need a ticket?

A. At the door, we’ll have a limited number of “party only” tickets for $15. These will not include dinner or other perks that come with the full ticket, but will get you into the event, along with your first beer of the night.

Q. What if we’re not ready to go home at 10?

A. No worries. We’re all heading over to Midwood Country Club – just next door! — for the official Luau after party. MCC will have a special for Fling guests: $5 for a PBR and a shot of whiskey. Who could argue with that?





March 3
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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