Spay-ghetti and No-Balls: Crazy name, good cause

A local animal rescue group is putting on a spaghetti dinner at the Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg, with a rather, um, interesting name.

Spay-ghetti and No-Balls is a fundraising event for LAPP, which stands for Lifeline Animal Placement & Protection, a group that helps place homeless animals.

Pat Morriss, the director of the group, borrowed the dinner idea — and its title — from a rescue group in Colorado that’s had big success with its event.

Morriss thought the name, a reference to the outcome of spaying and neutering procedures on pets, was pretty funny, but she wasn’t sure others would. So far, though, most people have said they think the title is clever.

“I was kind of worried, but everybody thinks it’s great and says, ‘That is so funny,’” she said.

The dinner will feature spaghetti and (despite the title) meatballs prepared by Felipe’s at 21st and Woodlawn. Diners also will get garlic bread and ice cream, and there will be a cash bar. A dance with a disc jockey will follow, though dancing is not required, Morriss said.

Tickets are $35 a person, and people are encouraged to make reservations soon so organizers can get a spaghetti head count. The dinner starts at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit LAPP.

For reservation and information, call 316-722-4201.