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Event to benefit Florida Oceanographic Society
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Posted: 2013 Feb 22 - 07:02

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MARTIN COUNTY -- Florida Oceanographic Society will host its signature fundraiser, Oceans Alive: Castaways, on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at 890 N.E. Ocean Blvd., on Hutchinson Island in Stuart.

As the sun sets on the lagoon, Florida Oceanographic's Coastal Center will transform into a tropical island oasis where guests will enjoy live entertainment by the Reel Ting steel drum band; cocktails, signature hors d' oeuvres from local restaurants, and a chef-prepared dinner; $65,000 in merchandise, travel and entertainment up for auction; and much more.

"Oceans Alive is a special evening to celebrate our love of the ocean and our local waterways with our friends and neighbors," said Mark Perry, executive director of Florida Oceanographic Society. "We're thankful to our community partners, sponsors and the donors who make this event possible and we look forward to a fun-filled evening that will support our conservation, education and research initiatives."

Florida Oceanographic Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education and research. The 57-acre Coastal Center is located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. As a leading state and nationally recognized environmental organization, Florida Oceanographic offers educational programs for all ages and conducts research and restoration programs that lead to healthy coastal ecosystems.

Tickets for the event are limited and priced at $225 per person ($175 for members).

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.FloridaOcean.org or call (772) 225-0505, Ext. 108.

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