The showcase will kick off with a reception for VIP-ticket holders that will include hors d'oeuvres and beverages, and will showcase works of art and poetry as well as music by talented adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The mainstage event will be emceed by Pleasanton comedian Regina Stoops and feature a live, onstage performance by Kodi Lee, the winner of America's Got Talent Season 14. And the program includes heartfelt remarks on "Living Independently" by a resident of Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch, which opened in Pleasanton late last year.
Also, students from Futures Explored Film and Media Studio in Livermore will introduce and show their short film, "Inclusion."
"A film premiere would not be complete without hearing from the artists who created the piece, and we can't wait to hear what the students say about their film when they introduce it at the event," Nehls said.
The event also will have games, drawings and live and silent auctions.
Tickets range from $85-$220 and can be purchased through the Bankhead Theater at livermorearts.org or by calling 373-6800. Seating is limited.
The Sunflower Showcase will be livestreamed for those who wish to attend virtually. Virtual tickets are free with a suggested donation of $50 and can be reserved at sunflowerhill.org.
"We hope that everyone will join us for this memorable evening," Nehls said.
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