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The Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston invite Chicagoland community members to party for the planet at the fifth annual
Evanston Green Ball.

The ball is 7-10:30 p.m. on May 13 at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave. All proceeds support the educational programs and operations at the Evanston Ecology Center. This event features live music and the “Taste of Evanston,” free food and drink from the best local restaurants, caterers and breweries. Back by popular demand, the band Ear Candy will perform hits heard on the radio – a repertoire the band calls “upbeat pop/rock dance
tune-age.”

“The Green Ball is the best party in town,” said EEA President Dick Peach. “It’s the most fun you’ll ever have supporting programs that keep Evanston green and educate kids on why it’s important to protect the planet. ”

Eco Center Sitters at the Green Ball
Again this year, the Green Ball will offer a special Eco Center Sitters service for attending parents. Evanston Ecology Center staff will be on site at the Levy Center to offer children a fun-filled Friday night. Activities will include a snack, games, animal encounters, a nature walk, and more. Pre-registration is required; drop-ins cannot be accommodated. The rate is $20 per child for Evanston residents; $25 for non-residents. Registration for
eco-sitters is available at cityofevanston.org/register or 847-448-8256.

Through April 16, early bird tickets are available for a reduced price of $65. After that date, tickets will be sold at their regular price of $75. Admission includes food, drinks and live entertainment. Tickets for the Green Ball are available at evanstonenvironment.org/greenball.

“Evanston’s Green Ball gives you the opportunity to dance to excellent live music, enjoy the finest local cuisine – and make a big difference in the community,” Mr. Peach said. “We welcome everyone.