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Have a fantastic dinner and help wildlife at the same time. HAWKE, the Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education, Inc. announces their 19th Annual "Dinner for the Birds" to benefit HAWKE's mission of wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education. The dinner will be held at 7:00 PM in the private upstairs dining room of the famous Raintree Restaurant in St. Augustine, FL (102 San Marco Ave.) In addition to the dinner, a "Birds of Prey" demonstration will be given by HAWKE Curator and President Melanie Cain-Stage. With Poe an albino Crow, an American Kestrel and our newly hatched box turtles, you're in for a treat. It is limited to 55 seats so please get your reservation in ASAP.
HAWKE has been helping wildlife at no cost to the public since 1987 and is a 501 3 c not for profit. The majority of their income depends on fund raisers and memberships to support the rescue and rehabilitation of hundreds of injured wild birds, mammals and reptiles each year with the goal of releasing healthy wildlife back to their natural habitat. There is no state or federal funding for wildlife rehabilitation and many centers in NE Florida have closed or are no longer accepting patients, so fundraisers like the Dinner for the Birds are critical for HAWKE's mission. HAWKE is the only wildlife center in NE Florida and one of the few in the entire state set up to raise and care for injured and orphaned bobcats as well as river otters and all species of birds of prey including falcons and other difficult species. If HAWKE closes their doors, there will be no wildlife center to take your calls or found wildlife. You can become a member for as little as $25 - Single and $35 - Family.
HAWKE is blessed to have Lorna MacDonald, her family, and her staff host this annual event to show their support for wildlife rehabilitation. The award-winning Raintree Restaurant, one of North Florida’s finest restaurants and is in a century-old Victorian building that is one of the last survivors of a period of development that began in St. Augustine after the end of the Civil War. The New York Times once noted that, “there should be special awards for restaurants that manage to combine quality food with historic surroundings, buildings that proudly proclaim their heritage and encourage diners in their own remembrance of things past.” This year, the Raintree will offer the following spectacular selection.
Filet Mignon Bruschetta
Served with Chimmichurri Sauce
Grilled Heart of Romaine Salad
Warm Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts & Grape Tomatoes
Served with a Lobster Champagne Cream Sauce
Mozart Chocolate Mousse
With Raspberry & Whipped Cream
Tea or Coffee
Cash Bar Available for Alcoholic Beverages (not included in price)
HAWKE members: A donation of $80.00 per person or $150 a couple
Non-Members: A donation of $85 or $160 per couple
Includes everything! Even the tip!
Limited to 55 people pre-paid only.
Or Call (904) 692-1777 to secure a reservation Or Go to website www.hawkewildlife.org
Read Article Here: http://www.news4jax.com/news/finances-may-force-wildlife-rehab-facility-to-close
HAWKE announces the 22nd annual Dine on the Wild Side Fund-raiser event to be held at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm on Saturday evening, May 14, 2016. This popular event is sponsored each year by the Alligator Farm Zoological Park (www.alligatorfarm.com)—check them out its more than a park, it's the zoo for you! Please share on facebook and email about this event . Have your family and friends come to a wild Saturday they will never forget and also help injured and orphaned wildlife in NE Florida at the same time.
We have another ticket option this year as an event /no dinner . An advance ticket for this event includes an all-day, come-and-go pass to the park. See all the shows and then experience HAWKE's exclusive use of the entire park from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour of the bird rookery from the boardwalk and view thousands of wading birds, including endangered wood storks and roseate spoonbills, in all stages of life, from courtship to nesting. Be sure to bring your camera for unique photo opportunities. It is a real experience hearing the gators roar and the birds interact , Its like going back in time and seeing how Florida looked before man. You can get beer and wine at the snack bar and HAWKE will have coffee and desserts for sale donated by local businesses.
A dinner Ticket ticket includes all of the above , plus all of the following : pasta dishes from Ned's Southside Kitchen (http://www.nedssouthside.com), veggie/stir fry from Gypsy Cab (http://www.gypsycab.com/), and salads from The Black Molly Grill (http://theblackmollygrill.com). Includes ice tea and brownie.
Discount Advance tickets are available starting April 20th in St Augustine at the Alligator Farm Gift Shop, Music Matters (Riverside Plaza), or the St. Johns Vet Clinic Pet Store (on US 1 North of Target ) only For the event only price of $25, for ages 12 and up, and $10.00 for kids (5 to 11) age 4 & under are free.
Same price by mailing a check with a a self-addressed returned stamped envelope to: HAWKE, PO BOX 188, Elkton FL 32033.
Tickets may also be purchased online click here for $30 age 12 & up and $10 ages 5 to 11 age 4 & under are free Limited Advanced DINNER.
This fund-raiser is a great deal and fun for residents and out of towners . HAWKE is a not for profit organization and depends on memberships and fundraisers to feed hundreds of injured and orphaned wild birds,mammals and reptiles. Share this on your face book, Spread the word to their sites and friends so HAWKE can help you help them . HAWKE is a 501 3 not for profit wildlife rehabilitation serving NE Florida Since 1987. Most of our income is from special events and memberships to care for injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles. We have facilities and permits for caring for even difficult species such as bald eagles, falcons, river otters and bobcats . Thank You for your support and send a donation if you cannot come. Wildlife depends on you to care. There is no state or federal funds for wildlife rehabilitation.
HAWKE will be opening its doors for Spring Earthday. "Members Only" Open House on SUNDAY April 24th 2016. Enjoy the rural scenery under the big oaks at the HAWKE rehabilitation facility in Elkton, FL. This event starts 1 PM and ends at 4PM This open house will feature tours of the rehabilitation facility and getting to meet HAWKE's educational and non-releasable animals. All current members are invited to attend as well as guests of major donors, volunteers, and people who donate services to HAWKE. For individuals and families that are not members but still wish to attend the open house, you can join from HAWKE's secure website Hawkewildlife.org and bring your receipt with you or send a check to HAWKE and we will check you off when you come in. All attending must sign in HAWKE is not open to the general public except by appointment only. A donation of $25 is single 35 click here to join and ring your receipt to get in. We can email you directions.
The twice-annual open house events are a major fund-raising activity for HAWKE. These funds support our two primary goals of rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, and teaching respect for wildlife through educational programs for local schools and organizations. Because there is no state or federal funding for wildlife rehabilitation, the majority of our funding depends membership donations, and fundraising events such as the Dine on The Wild Side on May 14th
This is a family-friendly event that includes tours of the rehabilitation center, where animals are nursed back to health, and the outdoor enclosures such as the new turtle enclosure and see where non-releasable residents live. Animals that are being rehabilitated and going to be released, will not be available for viewing. Enjoy the butterfly garden where the ponds are located for water turtles. You will see on display owls, hawks, Kendra the kestrel, Kenya the Peregrine Falcon. Meet Liberty, the Red Tailed Hawk and Mohawk. Cherokee the Bobcat will be pleased to show off her new large enclosure plus the enclosed large outdoor enclosure built by the boy scouts. Charlie and the other river otters are always-the entertaining stealing the show. Poe the albino crow will be in the hospital room with HAWKE President Melanie Cain-Stage where you can ask her questions and maybe hear Poe talk. Dances with Clouds, the swallow tailed kite, plus turtles and a squirrel will also be on display. HAWKE volunteers will be stationed at each enclosure to answer questions. Refreshments will be available and you can also purchase HAWKE T-shirts and DVD's about HAWKE and Melanie's efforts to save injured wildlife.
If you've read this far in the site then you're probably someone who already supports a charity or is empathetic to the needs of the animals and wan't to help. CLICK HERE and joing HAWKE today and become part of the winning team that's helped injured wildlife for decades!
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