This event is sponsored by Specialized Staffing Solutions Inc.

It’s time for the all-you-can-eat pasta dinner and exciting horse races that make Pasta & Ponies a Together We Cope family favorite outing every autumn.

This year’s event on Wednesday, Oct. 17 returns to Palos Country Club, which last year provided a sumptuous buffet and a lovely atmosphere for this annual TWC fundraiser. The evening begins with an appetizer buffet of chicken wings and pizza donated by local restaurants, and then moves on to the country club’s buffet featuring a variety of pasta, salad, bread, meatballs, sausage and peppers, and the club’s signature champagne chicken.

After sampling delectable desserts, including an ice cream sundae bar, guests can place bets with “fun money” on six videotaped horse races. Winning tickets provide many chances to win a wide variety of prizes and gift baskets.

Dinner begins at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 and the races start at 7 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Tickets purchased in advance are $35 per adult and $10 per child. Cost at the door is $45 per adult and $15 per child. Tickets include one free glass of beer or wine for adults, and unlimited soda for all guests. There will be special menu items for children, along with children’s games and prizes.

Sponsorships at several levels are available, including those for the event or a horse race or a horse.

Additional information is available at the TWC Facebook page.

Click here to make reservations online.

**RESERVATIONS are strongly encouraged. Seating is limited and you will save money!