'Dance for the Earth,' set for April 21, to benefit Mary Beth Doyle Fund

'One of the hippest events in town this time of year'

The Ecology Center’s eighth annual “Dance for the Earth,” scheduled for April 21, will benefit the Mary Beth Doyle Environmental Health Fund, which supports campaigns focusing on environmental health issues including clean air, safe consumer products, and women's and children's health.

“Dance for the Earth is one of the hippest events in town this time of year and Downtown Home & Garden has such a great vibe, it feels like a big barn party," according to Ken Kozora, events coordinator at the Ecology Center. The party will begin at 8 p.m. and run until 11 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $20 and there will be a cash bar.

 It will feature live music by FUBAR, one of the region’s most popular dance bands. According to a description on cdBaby, FUBAR “consists of Ann Arbor's finest, oddest, brokest, ornery-est musicians and former insurance adjusters” and their “musical philosophy derives from a marriage of eclecticism and electricity.”

"We've been holding this event for seven years now and everyone has a blast with all the dancing, music, costumes and local food and it's always very well attended, so make sure you get your tickets early," Kozora said. “And it’s all for a great cause!"

Mary Beth Doyle, worked for 15 with several environmental organizations including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and the Ecology Center, where she worked led the organization’s environmental health campaigns.  She was involved in planning the first ‘Dance for the Earth’ when she died in 2004.

For information, contact Kozora at ken@ecocenter.org or call 734-369-9279. 

EcoLink — March 2012 Ecolink
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