Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas, a local non-profit, has just announced a fundraising dinner to take place at DeSantos on Thursday, November 17 starting at 8 pm. Proceeds from the $250 pesos-per-person event will help support the organization's multiple research projects. The festivities will feature a delicious paella accompanied with sangría, audiovisual presentations, raffles and other surprises. Tickets are available at Ecotours de México's Marina Vallarta office (Proa 20, Marina del Rey), by telephone at (322) 209-2195 or at DeSantos in Plaza Peninsula.

Learn more about Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas by visiting their website, www.whalephoto.org.