Members of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care special events committee got into the New Orleans’ spirit with masks Monday, as they put together baskets for the upcoming “Mardi Gras” fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1. The baskets will be prizes for the penny table and silent auction at the event, which takes place at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. The evening will include cocktails, appetizers, live jazz, prizes, games, auctions, and dancing. Tickets cost $50. To buy tickets, or a corporate table, call 274-4803 or 276-0029.