The fifth annual Ecoball is scheduled for March 22. The event is the major fundraiser for Baltimore Green Works, which produces Ecofest and the Sustainability Speaker Series.

The Ecoball will again include a cooking competition, inspired by "Top Chef," in which students from Stratford University's culinary program will use locally grown and sourced ingredients to prepare appetizers, entrees and desserts.

The evening also includes a silent auction and dancing. Guests are encouraged to re-use or reinvent their gala attire by shopping consignment shops or creating their own evening wear.

The event will be held again at the Living Classroom's Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum. Tickets are $75 ($40 for students), but are $60 online Feb. 7-14.

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