Village Academy will host "The Village Academy Big Bash" May 6 at Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center in Powell.

Village Academy will host "The Village Academy Big Bash" May 6 at Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center in Powell.

The Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser will feature casino tables, entertainment by the Conspiracy Band, a Kentucky Derby buffet and live and silent auctions.

Proceeds will benefit student programming and scholarship funding.

Auction items will include a guitar signed by Eric Clapton; a three-night stay for two in New York City, including airfare and a $1,000 gift card to Saks Fifth Avenue; a drumhead signed by Aerosmith; an autographed photo of Justin Bieber; and a basketball signed by the Ohio State University 1960 national champions, among others. Students on all grade levels are preparing special art projects for auction as well.

Tickets are $75 per person or $135 per couple. They must be purchased by Friday, April 22. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

For ticket information, call (614) 841-0050 or visit www.VillageAcademy.org/bigbash.