Looking for a new and exciting event AND the opportunity to wear a bow tie? Look no further than the Bow Tie Ball to benefit Young Variety on Oct. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Glen Oaks Country Club, sponsored by Sherpa Investment Management. Each attendee will receive the custom 2013 Variety bow tie, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a complimentary drink of beer or wine, and a chance to win prizes in various bow tie contests. A pre-event gathering will be held at Mr. B Clothing on Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for guests to pick up their bow ties and learn how to tie them. All proceeds from the event will benefit Young Variety, a group 20- and 30-something philanthropists serving at-risk, special-needs and underprivileged children in Iowa. Tickets are $75 each or $125 for couples; a $150 VIP ticket includes two Variety bow ties, and may be purchased at www.tikly.co/-1730.