(February 13, 2015) --

Presented by The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation

Date: Thursday May 7, 2015 Contact: Helene Hassell 251-605-6624

Place: The Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway

To Buy Tickets: Tickets are available by mail from the Foundation office, by calling 251-605-6624, visiting us online at sealabfoundation.org.

Cocktails with Critters, the 10th annual fundraiser for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation, will be Thursday, May 7, from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm at Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway. This will be an exciting evening overlooking Mobile Bay. For those seeking more thrills, there will be a fantastic silent auction. The Bluegill Restaurant is pulling out all the stops and will be serving fabulous and tasty hors d'oeuvres and wine and beer.

Special Guest Appearance by Celebrated Artist, Stig Marcussen.
Stig will be on hand to add color to his limited edition prints designed especially for Cocktails with Critters.

Entertainment: Featuring local singer, songwriter soloist Eric Erdman. Eric Erdman is a storyteller with a life that gives him stories to write songs about. His guitar takes him around the world. His lyrics are introspective but fun, quirky but accessible, profound and palatable, and they draw listeners in like old friends. This is going to be quite a highlight.

Silent Auction
The silent auction will have many exciting and unique items ranging from original artwork to guided fishing trips in the Gulf to fabulous vacation properties. A detailed list will be included with the invitation.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation Mission
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation (DISLF) supports the Sea Lab in its mission to provide wise stewardship of the marine environment through education and research. The Foundation provides funds to sustain the activities and promote awareness of the Sea Lab and its environmental issues and also funds the George Crozier Endowment.

The Sea Lab is the marine laboratory for the State of Alabama. It serves twenty-two institutions of higher learning as well as hosting programs from k5-12th grade and Alabama Science teachers. The educational component is an important facet but the excellent, nationally acclaimed research aspect has been highlighted in the wake of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill disaster.