Starry Night

Starry Night

Friday, April 20
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Faculty, Corporate Sponsor & Host Sponsor Appreciation Hour
7 p.m. – 10 p.m
Early Childhood Center on St. Andrew’s South Campus

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The St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association (SAPA) is pleased to announce that the 8th annual Arts on the Green weekend will be held April 20 and 21. We are thrilled to once again kick off Arts on the Green with Starry Night on Friday, April 20 at St. Andrew’s Early Childhood Center on the South Campus in Fondren. At Starry Night, St. Andrew’s families prepare cuisines as diverse and delightful as their own distinct backgrounds. This year we are excited to announce that Fine & Dandy, our Starry Night Benefactor, will provide Southern fare prepared by executive chef Jesse Houston, paired with signature cocktails made with spirits from Cathead Distillery, local beers provided by Capital City Beverages, and curated wines from around the world, courtesy of Briarwood Wine and Spirits. There will be a silent auction preview as well as live auction and live music, so don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Traditionally Starry Night is a celebration of two things: the cultural traditions of St. Andrew’s parents, and the world-class teachers those parents entrust to educate their children. But this year Starry Night is particularly significant due to a third cause for celebration—Starry Night coincides with the 70th birthday of St. Andrew’s head of school, George Penick, who is retiring in June at the end of the school’s own 70th year!

Immediately preceding Starry Night, an invitation only, Host Sponsor, Corporate Sponsor and Faculty Hospitality Hour will be held at 6 p.m. featuring a “special bottles” wine tasting with Sommelier Lesley McHardy, a superb Scotch tasting event, and hors d’oeuvres from Fine & Dandy. Valet parking will be provided to all Host Sponsors and Corporate Sponsors. Higginbotham Mercedes-Benz of Jackson will also provide shuttle service throughout the evening for all guests in attendance.

Be sure to check out our auction page, available beginning April 9, for a preview of the exciting items we will have in our live auction!

We appreciate your support and commitment to our school and look forward to a wonderful evening of celebration!

For any questions, please contact Mary Clift Abdalla, Arts on the Green Starry Night Chair at or (662) 295-6447.