Come mingle with Frances Moore Lappé, author of the latest book Ecomind, and the widely successful Diet for a Small Planet at a ticketed reception at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom. Get the chance to talk to Frances, buy her books, and have them autographed while enjoying appetizers and beverages. Tickets are $20 and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Community Food Co-op's Farm Fund. This event is co-sponsored by the Leopold Retirement Residence, the Community Food Co-op and Sustainable Connections (www.eatlocalfirst.org). Tickets will be for sale at Village Books, the downtown Community Food Co-op, and at BrownPaperTickets.com. A limited number of tickets are available for this reception.