It’s Oz and more Oz

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FORT SMITH — Even before dancers with Western Arkansas Ballet take the stage later this month for a two-night run of The Wizard of Oz, the ballet’s supporters will gather for the Emerald Gala Saturday (March 17) at the the Riverfront Glass Pavillion.

No ruby red shoes or pointy green felt ones required. Partygoers will need their black dress shoes and strappy sandals for the cocktail-attire event . Points of interest for the fundraiser include beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and chances to win jewelry.

Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships, to help support Western Ballet Arkansas’ March 31 and April 1 production of The Wizard of Oz and to assist the company in hosting the Regional Dance America Southwest Region in 2013.

The event is 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $50 and more information can be found here.

(Look for coverage of this event in the Arts and Entertainment section of The City Wire.)