Savor Your Senses

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On Sunday, October 7, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an internationally accredited nonprofit guide dog school headquartered in Yorktown Heights, will host “Savor Your Senses” Wine Tasting & Concert Benefit.  Patrons will join renowned Master Sommelier Amy Dixon, blind musician Blessing Offor (from Bravo TV’s Platinum Hit), and other Guiding Eyes graduates for a unique music concert and wine tasting experience pairing five wines with five songs.  The wine tasting is presented courtesy of Vintology in Scarsdale. Ticket prices start at $60 per guest and include musical performance, wine tasting, a sparkling wine reception with hor d’oevres, and a full tour of the Guiding Eyes facility. Additionally, there are ticket options to receive a bottle of wine hand-selected by Dixon, as well as a copy of Blessing’s popular CD.  Dixon is a Certified Wine Specialist from the Society of Wine Educators and is studying to be a Master of Wine of which there are only 212 in the world, a mere dozen of them women. Funds raised from the wine tasting will support Guiding Eyes programs and services.  The Second Annual Guiding Eyes Wine Tasting will start at 3:00 p.m. and run until 5:30 p.m. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is located at 611 Granite Springs Road in Yorktown Heights. Please call Kate Scheld 914-243-4346 or email kscheld@guidingeyes.org for tickets. The deadline for reservations is September 30.  Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org), an internationally accredited nonprofit guide dog school, was founded in 1954 to enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and expanded horizons of opportunity. Since that time, Guiding Eyes has become one of the foremost guide dog schools in the world, graduating more than 7,000 guide dog teams. It provides superbly bred Guiding Eyes dogs, professional training and follow-up support services to students at no cost to them and depends on contributions to fulfill its mission. The comprehensive cost of breeding, raising, preparing, training, and supporting a Guiding Eyes team is $45,000. Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Headquarters and Training Center is located in Yorktown Heights, NY and the Canine Development Center is in Patterson, NY.