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Looking for a fun way to support Cope in 2017? Attend our 45th anniversary celebration, Laugh Lounge 45¸ on May 13th.

For 45 years, Cope Family Center and Aldea Children & Family Services have worked together to provide essential parenting, family support and mental health services for thousands of Napa Valley families. The two nonprofits are collaborating once again in a joint 45th anniversary celebration that’s guaranteed to be a memorable evening. Thanks to presenting sponsor Nova Group, Inc., comedian, writer, actor and director Mike Birbiglia will headline at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at the Lincoln Theater on May 13th, 2017 at Laugh Lounge 45, a benefit show celebrating two Napa nonprofits’ 45years of service.

This memorable evening will kick off with an exclusive VIP Reception, dinner and auction, followed by a hilarious comedy show with Mike Birbiglia. Following the show, guests have the opportunity to attend the Laugh Lounge 45 After Party. The after party will include DJ Jake Lake, dancing, Napa Valley wines, and cocktails. For more information about Laugh Lounge 45 and the After Party, visit www.tinyurl.com/LaughLounge45. General show tickets begin at $65; VIP dinner and show tickets begin at $250. All proceeds will benefit Aldea and Cope.

Birbiglia is known for his one-of-a-kind storytelling style in the world of standup comedy. Time Magazine calls him “master of the personal, embarrassing tale,” and The New York Times describes him as a “supremely enjoyable monologist.” Birbiglia has been critically acclaimed for numerous shows including “My Secret Public Journal Live,” “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,” and his most recent show, “Thank God for Jokes.” He can also be seen as Danny Pearson in Orange is the New Black, as well as Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars. See Birbiglia online at www.birbigs.com and at twitter.com/Birbigs.

Laugh Lounge 45 is the first joint anniversary celebration and fundraiser for the two Napa-based nonprofit organizations. Founded in 1972, both agencies began working to address the growing need for child abuse prevention and mental health services in the Napa Valley. Although much has changed over the last 45 years, both agencies continue to work together to better support their communities’ needs, serving over 10,000 families annually.

“The partnership between Aldea and Cope makes sense because we serve many of the same clients but offer complimentary services,” Aldea Executive Director Mark Bontrager notes. “Both agencies want to ensure families in our community are healthy and strong,” he continued. Joelle Gallagher, Executive Director of Cope, agrees adding, “What better way to celebrate 45 years of collaboration and improving the lives of those in our community than with incredible Napa Valley food and wine, friends and laughter?”