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Today's featured event: An easy way to eat, drink and be charitable

I went to Ellis Elementary when I was a kid, and back in those days, it was just a typical, ticky-tacky neighborhood school. All the students lived within walking distance and we learned our ABCs, no problem -- but there was little diversity. All these years later, Ellis puts on a different face, beginning with the student body which, reflective of the changing district, includes children from as many as thirty countries around the world. What a difference a century (wink, wink) makes. And like every other public school, Ellis counts on fundraising to help make itself a better place to learn.

To that end, this benefit is so easy, you won't even feel a pinch. Eat at Mici's Handcrafted Italian Restaurant, 3030 East Second Avenue, which serves pasta, pizza, panini and other family-friendly fare, tonight between 5 and 7 p.m., and thirty percent of your ticket will go to improve technology education and after-school sports programs at Ellis. You heard right: Eat, drink and be charitable. That's all there is to it -- and you go home with a full belly, to boot. And, if you don't want to eat out, the same applies to all delivery or take-out meals ordered during the same hours. Visit the restaurant website or call 303-322-6424, and be sure to mention Ellis School when you order.

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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