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Spring ushers in Italian, Willy Wonka-themed fundraisers

Catholic schools in the Denver Archdiocese will offer entertainment-filled nights this spring in benefit of their mission to provide a solid parochial education.  Below are some fundraisers local schools are hosting that provide scholarship assistance, assist with improvement projects and advance quality education.

Arrupe Jesuit High School
Support the education of economically disadvantaged students this year at Arrupe’s fundraiser called “A Noteworthy Magis Night” in Denver. On Feb. 22, the school will feature keynote speaker, Joe Theismann, former quarterback for the Washington Redskins. The evening will begin 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour and auction followed by dinner and a live auction in the Plaza Ballroom inside the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel, 1550 Court Place. Tickets are $200 per person. For more information, call 303-455-7449 or visit www.arrupejesuit.com.

Holy Family High School
Support this school’s excellence in education at its annual Tiger Gala called “Start Spreading the News” in Westminster. The gala begins 5 p.m. April 5 with cocktails and auctions at Westminster Westin Hotel, 10600 Westminster Blvd. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call 303-410-1411.

Nativity of Our Lord School
Join this school for a “Knight with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” which includes auctions, dining, dancing and live music by The Hazel Miller Band Feb. 22. The night begins 5 p.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. in Denver.  Purchase tickets at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 900 W. Midway Blvd. in Broomfield or online at www.nool.us. Tickets are $95 per person or $950 for a table of 10 attendees. Call 303-641-3667 for details.

Our Lady of Lourdes School
Join this school for a casino night during its annual fundraiser March 1 themed “Denim and Diamonds.” The night begins with Mass at 4:30 p.m. in the church. Guests may then enjoy cocktails and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. before dancing, dinner, live and silent auction and casino tables. Tickets are $55 per person. The event will be held in the school gymnasium at 2256 S. Logan St. in Denver. Reserve your tickets by calling 303-722-7525.

St. Catherine of Siena School
Buy your tickets now for this year’s Bella Notte (Italian for “beautiful night”) fundraiser March 1 benefiting St. Catherine of Siena School. A school alumnus will speak during the night’s soiree that includes dinner and live and silent auctions. It will be held at the PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St.  in Denver. Tickets are $65 per person or $120 per couple. Visit www.saintcatherine.us or call 303-455-9090 for tickets and information.

St. Pius X School
Get prepared to roll the dice at St. Pius X’s annual Winterfest called “Casino Night.” The night includes casino games, a cork pull, live auction and mystery balloons. This year the fundraiser is 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Summit Conference and Event Center, 411 Sable Blvd. in Aurora. Tickets are $40 per person. Purchase at www.tinyurl.com/StPiusWinterfest2014 or call 303-364-6515.

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