Get Down with Jellyfish at Oregon Coast Aquarium Jubilee
(Newport, Oregon) - The Oregon Coast Aquarium is preparing for its annual fundraiser Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The third annual Jellyfish Jubilee; A Celebration of Food and Wine will fill the Aquarium with the aromas, tastes and sounds of exceptional Northwest cuisine, wines, music and a silent auction benefiting the Aquarium’s exhibits and education programs. The all-inclusive event will also provide an opportunity to see the Aquarium’s new Swampland exhibit, which opened Memorial Day weekend, 2010.
Participating restaurants include some of the region’s finest culinary establishments, including Bay 839, The Bay House, Chinook Winds, Georgie’s Beachside Grill, La Maison, Local Ocean Seafoods, Nana’s Irsih Pub, Quimby’s, Rogue Brewers on the Bay, Savory Café and Pizzeria, Starfish Grill and Tsunami Coffee & Chocolate Company. Wineries include Adelsheim Vineyard, Duck Pond Cellars, Edenvale Winery, Oak Knoll Winery and Sokol Blosser Winery. Chefs and vintners have been anticipating the opportunity to share their passion for extraordinary food and wine during this unique event surrounded by the shimmering waters of the Aquarium.
The evening will also include live jazz from Perpetua, animal encounters, interpretive dive presentations and a silent auction.
Highlights of the silent auction include a cruise donated by AAA Oregon-Idaho, a float plane flight for two around the Willamette Valley; three days of golf at The Oregon Golf Club, Pumpkin Ridge and Persimmon; an Oregon coast package that includes stay at a beach home, visits to the Hatfield Marine Science Center and Oregon Coast Aquarium; a Salishan package; two Romance and Culture Packages at Hotel Monaco with tickets to leading Portland arts and music companies; a cooking class for two from Lincoln City Culinary Center; four President Box seats at 2011 Bach festival from the University of Oregon; golf for four at Chambers Bay and the Home Course and overnight stay at Hotel Murano in Tacoma and many other items including coastal lodging, magnums of fine wine and restaurant packages.
Tickets for admission to the event are $100. Aquarium members qualify for a 10% discount. Lodging discounts will be offered by the Holiday Inn Express, The Whaler Motel, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Tyee Lodge Bed and Breakfast and Ocean House Bed and Breakfast. Visitors wishing to take advantage of lodging discounts must mention they are attending the Jellyfish Jubilee.
West Coast Bank is the presenting sponsor of the Jellyfish Jubilee for the third year. Major Sponsors are Wildlife Trading Company of New Mexico and Foam It Green.com. Sponsors include Animal Medical Care of Newport, Leopold Ketel & Partners, Marta and Ken Thrasher and Wilder Development. Media sponsors are Northwest Palate, Oregon Coast Magazine and All Classical FM.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational attraction dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. For more information, visit the Aquarium’s Web site at www.aquarium.org or call (541) 867-FISH.
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