If you appreciate art, enjoy jazz music and are a connoisseur of cupcakes, then mark your calendar for Sunday, June 12th!  That’s the date for Art with a Heart, a fundraiser for the Nebraska Community Blood Bank’s Scholarship Program.  The event will be held at the Ridnour Room of the Apothecary Building on 140 N. 8th Street.  Cost is $10 in advance, $15 day of event and at the door.

The inspiration for Art with a Heart began with blood donor Nate Blum who was looking for a unique way to celebrate his 30th birthday.  Blum, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, wanted to give back to the community and upon learning of the growth of the NCBB Scholarship Program, knew immediately this was something he wanted to support.

Admission includes unique lemonades, jazz music, cupcake tasting and an opportunity to vote in the cupcake competition and bid on silent auction items. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ncbb.org or by contacting Frances at (402)486-9412 or by emailing lifesaver@ncbb.org.