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The Northern Lights Relay for Life Chapter has started its fundraising efforts for this year with the first event slated to be a fun-filled night of painting and wine.

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Posted on 4/2/16

By Melissa Anderson

Relay for Life has partnered with the popular wine and canvas for a ‘Night of Hope’ on April 8 at Maple Manor.

“This event was something that came about at one of our monthly meetings,” Morgan Zeis, a board member of Relay for Life and the organizer of this event, said.

“We were tossing around different, unique fundraisers for Relay and were looking for something that would draw in a wide variety of people. We knew how popular wine & canvas is in Langdon, so we took a spin-off of that,” Zeis stated.

This class is not limited to cancer patients or survivors. The class is open to everyone on a first come, first serve basis. There are a total of 25 spots available for the ‘Night of Hope’, and at time of print, there were still 10 spots left to be filled.

“Every skill level is welcome, and anyone 21 plus is more than welcome to attend,” Zeis said.

The class will be instructed by Mindi Lill, who is also the art instructor for Langdon Area Schools. The theme for the class is a night of hope, and Lill promises that is exactly what the canvases will express.

Participants will create a mixed-media or collage on the canvas, demonstrating a “cancer-ribbon” of their color choice, adding other words and inspirations of hope as they wish.

“Mixed-media artworks are a fun way for individuals of all skill levels to create unique works of art. The class will definitely be an enjoyable learning experience.” Lill said.

All supplies for the class will be provided, and the only thing that attendees will need to bring is themselves and their beverage of choice.

The ‘Night of Hope’ will take place on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m., at the Maple Manor Activity Room. Cost is $30 with proceeds benefiting Relay for Life.

To register, please contact Morgan Zeis at 701-370-8516.