365 DAYS COUNTLESS CHILDREN’S LIVES IMPROVED Variety Black Tie (January) You’ve hit the big time as Variety’s Black Tie Gala promises to be a high-class evening of cocktails, a live auction, dinner and dancing. Des Moines Sweetheart Charity Date Auction (February) This lighthearted evening of drinks, appetizers and dessert features a fun-filled auction of 20 of the most eligible guys and ladies. Mommy & Me: Sweetheart Dance (February) The dance gives you and your own little sweetheart a chance to create unforgettable memories. Dance, sample appetizers and desserts and create a fun craft. Spirits of Spring (March) Spring in and sample fine wines, beers and liquors, served with delicious hors-d’oeuvres at Eastern Iowa’s premier event. Add to the fun by bidding on live and silent auction pieces. Savor Des Moines (April) Enjoy a delightful evening sampling signature food and drinks from more than two-dozen of your favorite local restaurants, bars and breweries. Vote on your favorites to win prizes. For more information about upcoming events, please visit varietyiowa.com/events. Miller Lite Golf Invitational (May) Hit the links to support children. Enjoy catered lunch and dinner, compete for flight prizes, get a complimentary gift and more. Leinenkugel Golf Invitational (June) Golf Fore the Kids! Golfers will enjoy lunch, golf, a silent auction and be part of a specialized bike presentation. Polo on the Green (July) Join us for the #CoolestPartyoftheSummer! Polo on the Green invites you to an exclusive evening of dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing and of course, a championship polo match complete with divot stomping. Variety Stag (September) Gather your friends, colleagues and clients for the ultimate men’s only event. Sample beverages, feast on a delicious dinner, and take part in a live auction and raffle. Two Days of Compassion (November and December) Show your compassion during our two-day radiothon on 91.3 KMRY in Cedar Rapids and 92.5 Nash Icon in Des Moines and help raise funds for the Variety Compassion Fund—a fund that benefits critically ill children and their families during their time of need. 13