Party On

Revelry for a cause in February

Sue Dobmeier, Ashley Rowe, and Linda Pellegrino, all from Channel 7, at the American Heart Association Go Red luncheon at The Foundry last February.


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 The listing deadline for the April issue is February 15.



Go Red for Women Luncheon

11 a.m.–1 p.m., February 1, Lexus Club at KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza

Contact Bill Alexander at 243-4603 or

This annual event brings together local companies and hospitals to celebrate heart health and fight heart disease and strokes. It includes vendors and screenings, followed by lunch.


Sweet Charity

5–8 p.m., February 2, Adam’s Mark, 120 Church Lane

Contact Jen Hayes at or visit

Enjoy both sweet and savory treats at this benefit for the Food Bank of WNY, which also features wine and beer tastings and silent/live auctions. It’s presented by James Desidario Wholesale Produce.


WEDI Winterfest 2016

6:30–9:30 p.m., February 10, at The Atrium at Rich’s, 1 Robert Rich Way

Visit or call 393-4088.

This night of fun and festivities presented by Westminster Economic Development Initiative includes food stations, cash bar, silent and live auctions, and an interactive walkthrough exhibit called A Story of Empowerment


Cupid’s Undie Run

12–4 p.m., February 18, Big Ditch Brewing Company, 55 East Huron Street

Contact  or visit

There are pre-and post-parties for this one-mile(ish) fun run. It benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation and those living with neurofibromatosis, 



Hot off the Press Happy Hour

5:30–7:30 p.m., February 22, at Western New York Book Arts, 468 Washington Street

Contact Angela Gambacorta at 972-2244 or

Mingle with Spree staff, writers, and the fascinating people featured in the February issue at one of Buffalo’s most fascinating cultural resources: WNYBAC, where attendees can explore vintage printing equipment and enjoy the art on display. Enjoy complimentary snacks, drink specials, a free copy of the March Spree, and our new trivia contest. 



Polar Bites

6–9 p.m., February 23, at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin Street

Visit or call 837-390.

Support the Buffalo Zoo and have a delicious time at this popular party, which features food samplings from local restaurants, silent and basket auctions, a glacier gift card wall, and visits from animal ambassadors. 


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Diamond Ball

6 p.m.–12 a.m., February 25, Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main Street, Williamsville

Contact Luann Burgio at 249-3001 or

The LLS black tie gala celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary this year. The event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a silent auction, and dancing to the New York Rockin’ Revue. 


Do you have an event that should be included here? Contact us at The listing deadline for the April issue is February 15‚Äč.


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