Charitable events and revelry for a cause in March
Julia Kagan, Lif Dental; Annie Deck Miller, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; auction chair Nancy J. Parisi, and Heather Sacks, Nickel City Animal Hospital at CEPA Gallery’s 13th Biennial Art Auction at the Market Arcade.
Photo by Cheryl Jackson
Every month, Spree lists special events at Western New York’s many cultural and nonprofit organizations, fundraisers for area charities, and other happenings for good causes, including those we organize or co-organize. Do you have an event that should be included here? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The listing deadline for the May issue is March 15.
Taste of Paradise
March 9, 6–9 p.m.
at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue
Enjoy tropical drinks from Captain Morgan, beer and wine, snacks from a wide range of local restaurants, raffle prizes, and live entertainment at this sneak preview of the spring flower show at the Gardens. Participants are encouraged to wear pirate/tropical attire.
Call 827-1584 or visit buffalogardens.com.
EPIC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Celebration
March 18, Noon–3:00 p.m.
at The Mansion on Delaware Avenue, 414 Delaware Avenue
Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, performances, and spectacular views of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade from the Mansion’s front parlors. Proceeds support the work of Every Person Influences Children.
Visit epicforchildren.org for tickets and information.
National Federation for Just Communities 65th Annual Citation Banquet
March 21, 6 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza
This event honors Western New Yorkers who have contributed to the NFJC’s objectives and mission, through their devotion to the spirit of human relations and other services. 2018 honorees include Madeline O. Scott, Gary D. Quenneville, Gordon and Gretchen Gross, and the Walsh Family. The event includes a reception and silent auction, dinner and presentations.
Call 853-9596 or visit nfjcwny.org.
Hot off the Press Happy Hour
March 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
at Expo Market, Market Arcade, 617 Main Street
Mingle with Spree staff, writers, and the fascinating people featured in the April issue at this hot downtown food hall. Enjoy complimentary snacks, drink specials, and a free copy of the new Spree.
Contact Angela Dowdell at 972-2244 or email@example.com.
Finnegan’s Farewell Interactive Dinner
March 23, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
at Michael’s Catering, 4885 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg
Enjoy a performance of Finnegan’s Farewell by the Lancaster Regional Players, as well as dinner, dessert, a large theme raffle, and special auctions. Proceeds support Suburban Adult Services, Inc.
Call 805-1555 or visit sasinc.org.
CEPA Gallery’s 14th Biennial Art Auction
March 24, 5:30–8 p.m.
Hotel Henry, 444 Forest Avenue
This auction is eagerly awaited by art collectors throughout the region. Attendees enjoy a lavish buffet, valet parking, and open bar. The event also includes a full-color catalog. Check CEPA’s website for an accompanying online auction that includes works by many of the live auction artists as well as other works.
Call 856-2717 or visit cepagallery.org.
To see our full calendar of events, entertainment listings, and more, visit our Events page.