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Young professionals go green as they party with Ziggy Stardust in Arboretum woods

Young professionals go green with Ziggy Stardust at Arboretum party

Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Geoff Moralda, Sara Arnett
Geoff Moralda and Sara Arnett try the bean bag toss at Houston Arboretum.  Photo by Brad Ottosen
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Chris Holis, Justin Skrobarczyk, Lori Lang, Ryan Conkin
Chris Holis, from left, Justin Skrobarczyk, Lori Lang and Ryan Conkin. Photo by Brad Ottosen
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Carolyn Roney, Katie Campbell
Carolyn Roney, left, and Katie Campbell. Photo by Brad Ottosen
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Cory Brown, Erin Mcnally
Cory Brown and Erin Mcnally. Photo by Brad Ottosen
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Jack Skagerberg, Kristen Novak, Mike Malone, George Jackson
Jack Skagerberg, from left, Kristen Novak, Mike Malone and George Jackson. Photo by Brad Ottosen
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Jorge Hurtado, Michelle Huang
Jorge Hurtado and Michelle Huang. Photo by Brad Ottosen
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Kate Gunn Pagel, Mai Cruz, Thuy Nguyen
Kate Gunn Pagel, from left, Mai Cruz and Thuy Nguyen. Photo by Brad Ottosen
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Mark Redlingshafer, Sophie Pineros
Mark Redlingshafer and Sophie Pineros. Photo by Brad Ottosen
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Ross Winagar
Ross Winagar. Photo by Brad Ottosen
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Geoff Moralda, Sara Arnett
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Chris Holis, Justin Skrobarczyk, Lori Lang, Ryan Conkin
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Carolyn Roney, Katie Campbell
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Cory Brown, Erin Mcnally
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Jack Skagerberg, Kristen Novak, Mike Malone, George Jackson
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Jorge Hurtado, Michelle Huang
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Kate Gunn Pagel, Mai Cruz, Thuy Nguyen
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Mark Redlingshafer, Sophie Pineros
Houston Arboretum Evergreen party, May 2015, Ross Winagar

What: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center's Evergreen young professionals kick-off party.

Where: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center on the edge of Memorial Park.

The 411: Close to 100 green-minded young professionals partied across the 155-acre outdoor setting for the kick-off of the Evergreen group. Wine, beer and appetizers fueled the fun that included various yard games in the outdoor courtyard that was lighted with luminaries for the party.

Evergreen organizer Amy Barton invited 20- and 30-somethings to join the organization that works to protect the lush green space. Activities will include happy hours, volunteer opportunities and dog friendly gatherings. Special guests on this night were canine Ziggy Stardust and owls from the Wildlife Center of Texas.

Who: Erin McNally, Justin Skrobarczyk, Caroline Roney, Ernie Valdez, Katie Campbell, Corey Gussett, Charity Smith, Blayne Arnold, Candace Idlebire, Sam Koy, Chris Hollis, Lori Lang, Corey Brown, Sara Arnett and Geoff Moralda.