FAQ

Owls Night Out

An Overlake School Community Celebration

Due to the coronavirus outbreak Owls Night Out and all the Community Building Events have been cancelled

Event Details

What is Owls Night Out?

Owls Night Out is a wonderful annual celebration that brings our community together for a fun and festive evening! It is the ultimate “night out” and a special chance to mix, mingle, enjoy delicious food and libations, be entertained, and join together in support of our amazing school. It’s the party of the year – you won’t want to miss it!

Where is the location this year?

We are excited that this year’s Owls Night Out will be at the beautiful Carnation Farms on the Eastside. It is just 20 minutes from school and is a nod to our unique Overlake history, as our current campus was once a working ranch (the Tall Firs Ranch). Carnation Farms is owned by an alum family, which makes it all the more special.

What are the parking options?

While we are encouraging the use of rideshare options (Lyft, Uber, etc.) there is ample parking at the venue. Please follow signs and look for balloons to direct you to the parking. Shuttles will take guests to and from the parking area to the party venue itself (Carnation Farms’ beautiful Hippodrome).

We are also hoping to offer a shuttle from Overlake’s campus for those guests who prefer not to drive and park at Carnation Farms.

To help us coordinate the Overlake shuttles, please indicate your transportation plans on the Owls Night Out registration page.

Who is invited?

All current parents, faculty, staff, alumni, alumni parents, and friends of Overlake are invited to come celebrate and support Owls Night Out.

Can I bring my student to Owls Night Out?

Guests must be age 21 and over. Only students who are performing and/or volunteering will be allowed access to the event.

What is the attire?

Attire for this event is encouraged to be “festive casual” so all our guests can have fun and enjoy the evening, while also embracing the more rustic ambiance of Carnation Farms.

Is there an RSVP deadline?

Yes, RSVPs are due by Friday, March 13.

Food, Drink, & Entertainment

What is the menu?

Delicious farm-to-table food stations will be created by the talented team at Carnation Farms led by Chef Robb Finn, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute hailing from James Beard award-winning and Michelin star New York restaurants such as Fish & Game and Daniel. View the menu.

Will there be a hosted bar?

Yes, a hosted bar with signature cocktails will be available throughout the evening.

Where do I indicate my seating preferences?

To facilitate more conversations and socializing, Owls Night Out will not be a sit-down dinner. Throughout the event, guests will be able to gather at bistro tables and various seating areas as an option.

Who is the MC?

Our incredible Director of Teaching and Learning, Nidhi McVicar, has agreed to be our MC for the evening – we can’t wait!

Will there be live entertainment again this year?

Yes! We are thrilled to share that our talented student Jazz Band and faculty/staff rock band will perform for us that evening!

Donations, Sponsorship, & Payment

Will there be a Fund-a-Need item this year?

Yes. It is our tradition to include a special, one-time opportunity to participate in a Fund-a-Need paddle raise as part of Owls Night Out. This year we are pleased to share that the Fund-a-Need will raise funds for financial aid scholarships. Funds raised will enable students to attend Overlake who otherwise would not be able to attend our amazing school.

 

Will there be Community Building Events?

Yes! We will have several exciting and unique Community Building Events that guests can sign up for during Owls Night Out. Similar to years past, these events are priced purely to cover their costs to keep them as accessible as possible. Here is a sneak preview of some Community Building Events that will be offered:

  • Museum Tour & Lunch with Army and Amanda Jones
  • Mixology Lesson with Karen Zaidberg & Allisen Haworth
  • An Evening of Music with the Music Department Faculty

Please note that no refunds will be available for these Community Building Events so that we may cover our costs. Please make every effort to attend these special opportunities if you sign up. Thank you!

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Yes, you can sponsor faculty/staff tickets under the Ticket Options section on the registration page. Thank you for your interest in helping to make this special event accessible and inclusive for our entire community. Every faculty and staff ticket sponsorship is a huge help for underwriting the event.

We are also currently soliciting businesses that would like to sponsor our event. If you know of a company that might be interested, please forward them our sponsorship information. You are also welcome to make an additional, optional donation during the registration process.

How can I pay for any items I purchase?

Guests are welcome to pay the night of Owls Night Out. There will be an optional check-out station available for your convenience. Alternatively, a staff member will follow up with you to receive payment.

What is your ticket refund policy?

If you cancel by March 13, you are eligible for a refund for tickets purchased – you can also choose to donate your ticket back to the school for use by a faculty or staff member. Cancellations after March 13 are non-refundable, as we will have committed to paying the caterer.

Contact

Megan Rodrigues
Development Assistant

mrodrigues@overlake.org
425-868-6191 x456