A nonprofit arts & culture organization  •  Nederland, CO  •  303.258.3457

Animals After Dark

2022 Annual Fundraising Gala

Join us for a night out with all the animals!

We’re bringing back our annual fundraising event, complete with food and drinks.  A silent auction will run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, with a short live auction of a few items at 7:30pm.  

Decent Bagel is catering an Italian-style menu, then we’ll end the night with live music and dessert.

And of course we’ll take a few spins on the Carousel throughout the night!

Date, Time, Location

Saturday, June 11th

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Carousel of Happiness

20 Lakeview Drive

Nederland, CO 80466


Come dressed in your best 1920’s themed outfit and accessories to celebrate the Golden Age of carousels

Ticket Prices

  • $75.00  Regular Admission (per ticket)

All proceeds from the event (including ticket sales, auction sales, and donations) support the mission of the Carousel of Happiness to promote happiness, joy, and service to others through stories and experiences.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation!

Event Sponsors

Music with Laurie Dameron

Billboard Magazine award recipient, Laurie Dameron, has been playing the guitar for nearly 50 years and singing even longer. Between solo performances and performances with her band, Laurie D and the Blues Babes, she has performed for hundreds of venues in and out of Colorado over the past 25 years. A broad repertoire folk, blues, and jazz allows her to perform many different venues. She has produced three CDs and currently working on fourth and fifth.

Dameron is also an environmental activist and in 2012 started her project Spaceship Earth: What Can I Do? Multimedia Presentations hoping to inspire folks to be better stewards to our beautiful planet Earth! Her song “What Can I
Do?” made it to the top ten finalists in the 2011 Tipperary World Peace Song
Contest. She passed the first round of auditions for America’s Got Talent in
Denver in December of 2013. In 2015 she was elected chair of Environmental
and Sustainability Development for BPW Colorado and is past chair for NFBPWC (National Federation Business and Professional Women Clubs). In 2017 she was awarded “Trailblazer Woman of the Year” at BPW Boulder’s biggest annual event Celebration of Women. Laurie is a long time member of Colorado Music Business Association (1987) and has won numerous other songwriting contests including COMBO.

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We are a 501c3 Arts and Culture organization on a mission to promote happiness, well-being, and service to others through stories and experiences.  Your donation today will keep us spinning for another year!