From top: Beth Botocniak, Erin Marra, and Laurie Carroll
attended Buffalo Spree’s 2017 Faces of WNY Party; the Botanical Gardens dome lit by Lumagination
Old Fort Niagara Twelfth Night Ball
7–11: 15 p.m., January 5,
at Old Fort Niagara, Fort Niagara State
Enjoy an evening of English country
dancing and refreshments in the Fort’s
Call 745-7611 or visit oldfortniagara.org.
5: 30 p.m., January 12,
at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino,
310 Fourth Street, Niagara Falls
This annual benefit for Niagara Falls
Memorial Medical Center is a winter
highlight. It includes cocktails, hors
d’oeuvres, dinner, and a program, followed
by dancing, featuring Party on the Moon.
Proceeds benefit NFMMC intensive care
Call 278-4605 or visit nfmmc.org.
Faces of WNY Cocktail Party
5:30–7: 30, January 17,
at 500 Seneca Street
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar,
networking, and an artisan shop that offers
locally made items. Proceeds benefit Kevin
Purchase tickets at buffalospree.com or
February Issue Release Party
5:30–7: 30 p.m., January 24,
at Shea’s 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main
Meet Spree staff and writers for a fun,
informative evening that includes a
brief presentation about the issue,
complimentary light hors’ doeuvres, cash
bar, and a free issue of the magazine. A
small donation at the door benefits Junior
Call 783-9119 for more information.
Lumagination Launch Party
6–9 p.m., January 25,
at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical
Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue
Be there when they flip the switch at
the Botanical Gardens’ winter light show.
Enjoy signature cocktails and appetizers as
you browse the interactive light displays.
Call 827-1584 or visit buffalogardens.com.
Buffalo’s Winter Gala
6 (VIP)– 9 p.m., January 26,
at Foundry Suites, 1738 Elmwood
Enjoy drinks, food stations, silent
and live auctions, and a raffle of special
items perfect for those who appreciate
Buffalo’s rich history. Music includes the
Lance Tanner Duo (VIP). This is also an
opportunity to vote on new tours for 2019.
Visit explorebuffalo.org for tickets and
CHARITABLE EVENTS AND REVELRY FOR A CAUSE IN JANUARY
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 email@example.com. The listing deadline for the March
issue is January 15.