Sea Fare at the Long Beach Aquarium Fundraiser (10/14/2006)


Contact: Marilyn Padilla/Stefani Green

Aquarium of the Pacific

(562) 951-1684/(562) 951-3197

[email protected]/[email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Digital Images Available Upon Request


Dive into a diverse sampling of foods from local restaurants, “Go Fish” for great prize items, and “lend a fin” to educational and conservation programs

WHAT: Spend the evening enjoying a taste of Long Beach with local restaurant chefs serving their fabulous cuisine along with an open bar during the cocktail reception, live music, and other entertainment at the nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific’s third annual fall fundraiser, Sea Fare. Also featured are live and silent auctions for special island get-a-ways and other unique items and a "Go Fish" opportunity where guests can go fishing for gift certificates to gourmet restaurants; tickets to performances at comedy clubs, symphonies, and operas; DVD’s; books; and many more fun and exciting items.

Some hot auction items include: a seven-night German Christmas market Danube river cruise from Nuremburg to Vienna; seven days in a 3brm/3b Italian villa complete with swimming pool in Cortona (Tuscany); four nights in a 2brm/2.5b luxury London apartment conveniently located in Kensington Park; eight-day expedition for two in the Sea of Cortez; getaways to Hawaii, Seattle, Palm Springs, Mammoth, Cambria, and Yosemite; a day with the Aquarium of the Pacific Dive Team; and much more.

In addition, the Aquarium of the Pacific will be announcing the winner of its Summer Odyssey Raffle. The winner will be receiving the keys to their brand new 2007 Honda Odyssey minivan valued at over $31,000.

All proceeds from Sea Fare fund the Aquarium’s education and conservation programs. California casual attire is suggested for the evening.

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2006 begins at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802



Belmont Brewing Company
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria
Buster’s Beach House & Longboard Bar

California Pizza Kitchen
Cha Cha’s Caribbean Fusion Cuisine
Chipotle Mexican Grill
The Daily Grill
Extreme Pizza
George’s Greek Café

Great White Wines
Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks
King’s Fish House
Mai Tai Bar
Parkers’ Lighthouse
Rossmoor Pastries
SMG Catering
Taco Beach Cantina
Wasabi Japanese Restaurant Long Beach

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Wilson Creek Winery


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COST: Tickets are $125 per person (includes all beverages and food)

RSVP/MORE For information on tickets, to donate to our auction or to become a sponsor,

INFO: please call (562) 590-3100 ext. 0 or visit

SPONSORS: Press-Telegram, SMG Catering, Jean & Charles Lane, Lindblad Expeditions, KUD International, Viking River Cruises, Korean Air, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Lou Cassani/Cassani Insurance, and The Boeing Company

AQUARIUM: The Aquarium of the Pacific, a nonprofit institution, celebrates our planet’s largest and most diverse body of water: the Pacific Ocean. Home to more than 12,500 animals, the Aquarium explores the waters of Southern California and Baja and the Northern and Tropical Pacific. The Aquarium features: hands-on discovery labs staffed by knowledgeable volunteers; the new Dazzling + Dangerous Venomous Creatures exhibition; its interactive Shark Lagoon; the 2005 MUSE Award-winning kiosk exhibit Whales: Voices in the Sea; and the multimedia presentation, Whales: A Journey with Giants. A world of discovery awaits people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests.