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Jazz night benefits adult services center
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New Orleans comes to Gainesville on Saturday night in a benefit for Guest House Adult Day Health Services.

The 23-year-old nonprofit center at 320 Tower Heights Road is holding its second annual "Boogie in the Bayou," starting at 7 p.m. and featuring music by the Gainesville-based Fabulous Green Street Parade Dixieland Jazz Band.

Band members are Warren Almand, Ron Evans, David Hunt, Richard Hunt, Rick Hunt, Jimmy Kiser, Fred Mulkey and Randy Overdorff.

"It will be an evening of jazz and Cajun music," said Guest House's executive director Jocelyn Pryor.

The event, taking place at the Elks Lodge in Gainesville, also will feature a beverage and cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction.

Auction items include a weekend trip to the mountains and canoes.

"We have a lot of sponsors, a lot of support," Pryor said.

Tickets cost $35 and can be bought at the door, she said.

The Guest House does other benefits throughout the year but wanted to try something a little different with Boogie in the Bayou, Pryor said in explaining the event's history.

"We wanted a very fun party-like event, and this is something no one else had done," she added. "... We just needed a change of pace."

The event has no set ending time, but Pryor said she expects it will be over by about 10 p.m.