The Imperial County Arts Council is hoping local residents will join a Hatter (of the mad variety), March Hare and Dormouse for tea.
Lewis Carroll's mad tea party from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" will serve as the theme for the Imperial County Arts Council's "Mad Hatter Tea Party" between 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Old Post Office Pavilion in El Centro.
The free event will feature a live auction to benefit the organization's summer programs for children, said Arts Council Executive Director Nan Rebik.
The family event will also feature characters from the Alice tales and readings from Lewis Carroll's works.
Approximately 30 chairs, contributed by local artists and snowbirds, will be auctioned Sunday, said Rebik.
Each chair has been individually hand decorated by the artists and some have even been crafted from scratch.
The chairs are on display at the Old Post Office Pavilion, 5th Avenue Books in El Centro and the art gallery at Imperial Valley College.