Doris Day will quietly celebrate her 96th birthday on April 3, but that won’t stop her adopted hometown of Carmel, California, from celebrating their favorite Hollywood legend and animal lover.
The town of Carmel-by-the-sea, California, which Day has called home for over 30 years, is throwing her a weekend birthday bash starting March 29 that will celebrate the star’s birthday while also raising funds for her pet cause: the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
The festivities begin on March 29 with a fan-run bingo night at the Cypress Inn, which will feature Doris Day-themed bingo led by Jackie Joseph, who costarred with Day in the 1968 movie With Your Six You Get Eggroll and, later on, The Doris Day Show. Then, on March 30, singer Scott Dreier will perform some of Day’s hit songs and the weekend will end the next evening with a screening of With Six You Get Eggroll followed by a Q&A with Day’s co-stars John Findlater, Jimmy Bracken and Jackie Joseph.
The Cypress Inn will also debut a special cocktail in honor of Day’s birthday called the “Flirtini,” which is composed of Smirnoff vodka, Cointreau, pineapple juice, Pol Clement Brut, and fresh lemon zest, which will be available for guests to sip throughout the weekend and until Day’s birthday on April 3.
All proceeds from Day’s birthday weekend celebration benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation, which the actress founded in 1978 to rescue and protect animals.
For information on the festivities please visit the dorisdayanimalfoundation.org.