WILTON — A Mardi Gras dinner and talent show are planned for Tuesday, March 4, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the last day of the carnival season in New Orleans. It falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

A traditional Lenten Service is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the church.

The Mardi Gras dinner and talent show begins at 5:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s at 59 High St..

“It’s family friendly,” Lisa Lindsay of St. Luke’s said.  “It’s an opportunity to get people, of all ages, together and have some fun.”

Those attending can choose between a meal of jambalaya or rice and beans. The meal also includes homemade breads and praline cheesecake.

Local talent, including some who attend St. Luke’s, will perform, she said.

The church will be decorated in a Mardi Gras style. Those attending are invited to wear costumes, silly hats and masks, she said.

Admission to the dinner and show is by donation. Proceeds will benefit St. Luc’s Trou du Nord, a companion church and school in Haiti. There is a mission group that goes to the island nation annually from several Episcopal churches, including a few members of St. Luke’s, Lindsay said.

Reservations are required by calling St. Luke’s at 645-2639 or emailing to [email protected]

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