The Milford Arts Council Board of Directors invites the community to the MAC’s First Wine and Spirits Festival on Thursday, March 5, at 8 p.m. at the MAC venue, 40 Railroad Ave. S.

Tickets, at $65, include a commemorative wine glass, wine and spirits tastings, food pairings, live music, and door prizes. There also will be raffle tickets available for $20-$200 at or by calling 203-878-6647.

All proceeds go to Milford Arts Council in order to support its mission to provide the community with opportunities and experiences in the arts that enrich, enlighten, and entertain.

There will be wine offerings from wine and spirits sponsor, Wines and More, food provided by Bin100, Tavern On Point, and Liberty Rock, and entertainment provided by DynaMojo Trio Unplugged.

“As the hub of the arts for the city of Milford and beyond, the MAC provides affordable access to music, art, theatre, dance, classes, workshops, special events, and more all year round,” said Rick Raucci, board member and one of the event organizers. “We wanted to offer this benefit to the community as a way to bring awareness to all that the MAC has to offer and to shine light on the value and impact of the arts. I’m honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the Milford Arts Council. The MAC’s First Wine and Spirits Festival will prove to be a great evening on so many levels. We place a lot of value on our community connections.”

In partnership with the MAC, raffles were donated by Milford residents and organizations. Raffles will be available both on and prior to the event and include Red Sox tickets, a sunset harbor sail, a spa package, a Milford experience package, an original painting by John Paul O’Grodnick, and more.

Those who are not able to attend the event will still have an opportunity to support the MAC by purchasing raffle tickets by March 4.

“We are so grateful for any support that we receive from the community because it helps us to continue to meet our mission to share opportunities and experiences that enrich, enlighten, and entertain,” said Lorie Lewis, marketing director. “The arts improve our quality of life, our economy, and the beauty of the city by driving people and energy to us. We hope that everyone will take a chance on these raffles, allowing us to continue our impact on the community.”