NORTH BENNINGTON -- Southshire Community School will present its Third Annual Winter Gala on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Vermont Arts Exchange. The Leah Carroll Quintet will perform classic jazz standards and songs from the American Songbook, including Gershwin, Berlin and Porter. All are wecome for live music, dancing, a silent auction, food and drink to benefit the school's music and art programs. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Silent auction items include a one-week summer arts camp at Buxton School; tickets to two productions at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, N.Y.; car detailing from J&J Auto Polishing; gift certificates from Eddington House Inn, Pembroke Landscaping, Evergreen Alterations, Curves, Clearbrook Farm and Wildstone Farm; lamb from Longview Farm and beef from Adirondack Grazers Co-Op; piano lessons from Otha Day; handmade wooden toys; a pool table; and maple syrup from Maple Hill Farm. The event will also offer a 50/50 raffle.

Southshire Community School is a family-oriented, elementary school (K-8) in North Bennington, Vermont. Tickets are $25 at or at the door. For more information, call (802) 442-4601.