The historic Burrage Mansion in Redlands will be the site for this year’s Redlands Symphony Purse Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3.

The Purse Party offers food, fun, wine and champagne and a curated collection of new and gently used designer handbags for sale at both silent and live auctions.

Purse party

Margie Orland, left, and Ann Bryan, with some of the dozens of new and gently-used designer handbags that will be available for sale at the March 3 event.

“We will have the wonderful Burrage Mansion decorated with dozens of purses from designers like Kate Spade, Karl Lagerfeld, Coach, Prada and Dooney and Burke as well as vintage bags from Gucci, Chanel among others,” said Ann Bryan, the event co-chairwoman.

“All of the purses will be available for sale at the silent auction.

“The party ends with a live auction featuring a select group of top-name designer handbags.”

Proceeds from the event go to support the Redlands Symphony’s music education programs for kids.

More than 100,000 young people have attended a live concert presented as part of the Symphony’s OrKIDstra program. Concerts are offered at no charge to regional schools.

Redlands Symphony Purse Party

 What: Purse party to raise money to the symphony’s music education programs for kids.

 When: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3.

Tickets: $50 per person. A premium pass for convenient parking on the mansion site is available for another $25. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Redlands Symphony office at (909) 587-5565.

 Parking: On-site parking at the mansion is limited. Guests who park on the street or in designated parking areas will be shuttled to the mansion for the party.