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HAWKE Inc (Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education), www.hawkewildlife.org a 501 c (3) non-profit rehabilitation and educational organization announces its 24rth Annual “Dine on the Wild Side” Fundraiser Benefit to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The ticketed event will be held and sponsored by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. The public is invited to this event, a wild Saturday of fun and delicious food. There are no state or federal funds for wildlife rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. HAWKE Inc., a professional facility since 1987, cares for owls and hawks, but has special facilities for difficult and endangered species with trained professionals to care for them around the clock. Extreme species such as eagles, falcons, bobcats, and river otters need 24-hour care. Their goal is to release animals back to the wild, giving them a second chance at life. Donations and fundraisers are the main support for HAWKE. Melanie Stage, president of HAWKE, reminds the public that the Alligator Farm is much more than a recognized zoo, its natural wild bird breeding sanctuary. There are also many varied educational exhibits with the wildlife. You and your family will enjoy exclusive use of the entire park from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event includes a guided boardwalk tour of the bird rookery where thousands of nesting, wading birds, herons, egrets, endangered wood storks and roseate spoonbills can be viewed and photographed with their young. You can sit down and eat while enjoying the music of the talented Jamies Defrantes. jamiedefratesmusic.com

Discounted Advance Dinner/Event Sale Tickets are only $35 for ages 12 & up, $20 for ages 5-11, and age 4 and under are free only if sharing food (no ticket). To include an all-day, come-and-go park pass for the Alligator Farm with your ticket please send a stamped self-addressed envelope with your check, or online purchase receipt, To HAWKE INC. PO BOX 188 Elkton Fl 32033 by May 7th, 2018. You can purchase an advance discounted ticket starting on April 16th at these locations: the St. Augustine Alligator Farm gift shop, Music Matters at Riverside Plaza or at the St. Johns Vet Clinic Pet Store on US 1 North of Target. Advance discounted tickets are also available online, via credit card, starting April 12th, 2018 at  www.hawkewildlife.org. Advanced paid tickets will be ready and available at the door at 4:00 PM.

Event Tickets are available for purchase at the door beginning at 5 PM. Same day tickets are priced at $40 ages 12 & up; $25 for ages 5-11. Children ages 4 and younger free if share food (no ticket). Event Only tickets (NO Dinner Ticket) $25 for ages 12 & up; $10 for Children ages 5-11 and ages 4 & under free. 
Food includes: dishes donated by Ned’s Southside Kitchen; Gypsy Cab Company; salads from The Black Molly Grill. Beer and wine may be purchased from the snack bar. Please share this event on your Facebook and with friends! 

Call 904 692-1777 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.



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HAWKE Announces "Members Only" Fall Open House

HAWKE, the Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education, Inc. announces their fall open house, open to all HAWKE members, and will be held on Sunday December  3rd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  This event will directly benefit HAWKE’s ongoing mission of rehabilitation of   injured and orphaned wildlife  with the goal of a second chance to freedom.

The event will be held at the HAWKE  professional rehabilitation facility in Elkton,   St. Johns Co Florida.  Email for directions .  This members-only event and will feature  personal tours of the rehabilitation facility, refreshments , and getting to meet   the educational birds . Come out and meet the volunteers and officers of HAWKE andHAWKE president Melanie Stage will be glad to answer your questions   Waiting for your visit will be : a Peregrine Falcon, Barred , Great Horned, and Screech owl  . See our permanent  Bobcat  “Cherokee" in her huge natural enclosure . Visit with our playful river otters, they love to put on a show . You will enjoy one of our most entertaining  birds " Edgar A. Poe"  the albino talking crow  and his friend the Swallow Tail Kite.   Our ICU patient room, feed room, hospital room and  outdoor animal housing facility will be open for the tour. However, for the protection of the animals, wildlife under rehabilitation will not be on display.

We extend this special invitation to current members, individuals who have been volunteers , and those people who have donated advertising, money, services, or supplies and helped with hurricane relief.  Guests are welcome if they plan to join HAWKE that day they can email ahead or bring a receipt from our on line Pay Pal account.  A  single membership is only $25.00. A family membership donation (one house hold ) is only $35.00 -  $40. Enjoy soft drinks and homemade goodies under the moss-covered oaks.

Call Melanie Stage at 692-1777 for more information and email  her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You can also get information and join by credit card and  print out sheet from the HAWKE website, www.hawkewildlife.org. Donations are tax deductible and include open house and newsletters twice a year.  We hope to see you there!

About HAWKE:  HAWKE is a 501 (3) not for profit organization started in 1987 licensed by the State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles including endangered species. They also have special permits to possess permanent wildlife for educational programs.  The organization does not receive , state or federal support and depends almost entirely on donations  from  of memberships, fundraising events and direct contributions.  For additional information on HAWKE, or for instructions on how to become a member, please visit the website, www.hawkewildlife.org. HELP HAWKE HELP THEM! Helping people with injured and orphaned wildlife since 1987. Donations are tax deductible .


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The 20th Annual "DINNER FOR THE BIRDS”, next date will be announced in April 2018

RAINTREE RESTAURANT proudly presents their gourmet “DINNER FOR THE BIRDS to Benefit HAWKE

Please pass the word to your friend, business, and group sites on face books and in neighborhood papers. Have a fantastic dinner and help support HAWKEs mission of wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education. You can purchase advanced reservation with your credit card on Pay Pal , or mail to HAWKE PO BOX 188 Elkton, Fl 32033 . Come to their private upstairs dining room of this famous downtown Restaurant on 102 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine. In addition to the dinner, a "birds of prey" demonstration will be given by HAWKE President Melanie Cain-Stage  , with Poe an albino crow, Athena, the Barred Owl  and other critters. If you cannot climb up stairs, you can be seated downstairs and Melanie will bring down the wildlife to your table. 

HAWKE has been there 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 memberships and fundraisers to support the rehabilitation of hundreds of injured or orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles each year. Their goal is releasing healthy wildlife back to their natural habitat. There is no state or federal funding for wildlife rehabilitation and many centers in Florida have closed, or are no longer accepting patients, so fundraisers like the “Dinner for the Birds” and “Dine on the Wild Side “ are critical for helping pay expenses. 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, eagles, and other difficult species. If HAWKE closes, there will be no wildlife center to take your calls or wildlife. You can become a member for as little as $25 single and $35 for a family. HAWKE is blessed to have Lorna MacDonald, her family, and her staff hosts 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.  If you cannot make the Dinner any donation to HAWKE would be appreciated. Vegetarians can call a day ahead to make changes. A donation of $80.00 per person or $150 a couple discount for HAWKE members and Non members a donation of $85 or $160 per couple includes every thing even the tip. Limited to 56 people and pre paid only. Call 904 692 1777 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get a seat ASAP. Inform HAWKE days ahead of ahead of time if you have a group and want seats together at the same table

Lobster Bisque

Organic Greens, Goat Cheese, Pancetta Crackling 

Red Onion Vinaigrette 

Petite Pork Shank Osseo Bucco

On Cauliflower Mash with Seasonal Vegetables

Bourbon Street Bread Pudding

Vanilla Ice Cream

Ice tea or coffee  

Cash Bar Available for not included in price of the dinner


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HAWKE (The Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education)

Invites you to a "members-only “ SPRING Open House from Sunday April 23rd, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Email us for directions  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HAWKE depend on donations to care for injured and orphaned wildlife and give them  a second chance . The rehabilitation facility is only open to the HAWKE membership twice annually, during the spring and the fall member events. The April 23rd SUNDAY open house will feature tours of the Elkton facility. While the injured wildlife being  will not be on display, HAWKE celebrities   Athena our barred  Owl,  Hedwig the Great Horned Owl , Twiggy the screech owl , Dances with Clouds our Swallow tail kite will make appearances.  Meet our peregrine falcon “Kenya” pictured  above, our kestrel , "Poe "the albino talking crow and  “Mohawk" the red shouldered hawk .  See  our new bobcat enclosure with Cherokee our bobcat .  Our river otters love to put on their own special show .  HAWKE volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about rehabilitation efforts as well as the experience of volunteering for the association. A barred owl that was rehabilitated  will be released at  2:30  Snacks and drinks will be served.   You  will get a tour of the inside facility and main wildlife outside compound.  “Volunteers are the lifeblood of the association, and we couldn’t have the successes we have without them” says Cain-Stage, She  has been helping wildlife since 1979. HAWKE depends on donations and fundraisers to care for hundreds of wild birds, mammals and reptiles per year . There is no state or federal funding to help injured or orphaned wildlife. All donations are tax deductible.  Due to FWC regulations  you are not allowed to take photos of the wildlife . Please , for safety of wildlife  NO PETS ALLOWED AT THE FACILITY  or property ,  No  school groups,  or  children without an adult family member to supervise them.

This special invitation is for current members and people who want to support us by joining our not for profit organization.

Although the event is limited to current members of HAWKE, those who'd not hold membership or need to renew can join on line with their credit card  and bring their receipt . Click here to join Memberships are only $25 per year for an individual membership or $35 for couples and  their children (under age 19 )for a family membership. Of course larger donations are welcome, all donations tax deductible . If you want to renew your membership or pay with a check it can be mailed ,or payed at the event .   but email Melanie ahead of time   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information on the organization visit the rest of our  website, www.hawkewildlife.org. Join on line on HAWKE’s secure website by credit card or send a check to HAWKE P.O. BOX 188 Elkton, FL 32033. Call Cain-Stage at 692-1777 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   and we will send you directions . This is a big perk of being a member , you see where your money is spent.  Melanie Cain-Stage

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