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Chocolate for Elephants in Reston

Chocolate for Elephants features gourmet chocolates, desserts and wines from local vendors, all sold to benefit the U.S. Friends of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), a  501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife, specifically known for the rescue and hand-rearing of orphaned baby elephants.

Two hundred guests are expected to attend on Saturday, April 27, in the name of protecting the infant elephants that have lost their families due to the tremendous increase in poaching for ivory in Africa.

The event goal is to raise over $10,000 during the evening.

Chocolate for Elephants will be held at the Midtown in Reston Town Center, from 8-11 p.m. There will be chances to win prizes and a silent auction with items and vacations. Some of the items include:

*Afternoon Tea for Two at The Ritz Carlton

*Signature facial with make-up application at The Red Door Spa at Elizabeth Arden

*Round of golf for four at Sea Pines Resort

*Jewelry from Midtown Jewelers

*Four rounds of golf at 1757 Golf Club

*Chocolate tasting for ten at MC2 Confections

*Premier wine tasting for twelve at Tarara Winery

*Three-month trial membership at Koko FitClub

*Pampered Pooch package, grooming included, from PetsMart and Dog a Do

*Wine/chocolate pairing class for two at Artfully Chocolate

*Guided tour for two (kayak or canoe) down the Gunpowder River including a picnic lunch included, courtesy of Susie Needle Coven and Allan Coven

*Restaurant certificates from Wildfire, Mamma Lucia, The Melting Pot, Mon Ami Gabi, PF Chang's, Clyde's, The V, and IceBerry

*Tee it Up Golf lessons at Reston National Golf Course

*Wine tasting and tour for six at Three Fox Vineyards

*Massage treatment at Spa Noa

Guests can also sign up to foster the baby elephant of their choice.

For more information go to: HYPERLINK "http://chocolate4elephants.eventbrite.com/"http://chocolate4elephants.eventbrite.com/.

All proceeds go directly to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.