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Dinner With a Dinosaur X

You are cordially invited to Dinner With a Dinosaur X—that’s a Roman numeral, not a mysterious appellation. The event happens March 12, 2010, in the Great Hall at Chicago’s Union Station, located at 210 South Canal Street, 60606. Yes, there will be a dinosaur, and no, it will not be alive. Other relics include Honorary Dinner Chairs Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin.

More importantly, proceeds from the event will benefit Project Exploration, “a nonprofit science education organization that makes science accessible to the public—especially minority youth and girls—through personalized experiences with scientists and science.” Individual tickets are $300, with Fossil, Field, and Expedition level tables ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. You can also make a donation of your choosing online. So if you’re in the Chicago area, and even if you’re not, consider supporting this worthy cause.