Party for PEEC will benefit programs

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The annual benefit party for the Pajarito Environmental Educational Center, will be from 5-8 p.m. April 22 at the Hilltop House. This is the 13th year for PEEC’s involvement in the community-wide Earth Day Festival with its fundraising effort.
For the past three years, Felicia Orth has been the chef at the Party for PEEC.  In 2010, she prepared food of the Native American period of history. Last year she gave attendees a taste of Spanish food related to the Spanish colonial period.
This year, in commemoration of New Mexico’s Centennial, her menu will be related to the period of settlement of this continent,  celebrating 100 years of  New Mexico history and statehood.   
This year, “The Craig Martin Experience” ensemble will entertain party-goers with bluesy jazz from 5-6 p.m. This seven-piece jazz combo has been together since December 2010.
Their music will accompany pre-dinner appetizers, a no-host bar and browsing the silent auction items.
Merchants and individuals have donated a number of items that will be up for bid.
Funds from the silent auction and a portion of the ticket price will help support educational programs at PEEC.
At 6 p.m., a meal representing the early years of the country and New Mexico History will be served.
Tickets for the Party for PEEC are available at PajaritoEEC.org, for $50 a person, of which $25 is a tax-deductible donation. Tickets are also available at PEEC, 3540 Orange St., during from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 12 to 4 or 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 662-0460.