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Wednesday, December 21, 2010
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Departing from and returning to Captiva Island, McCarthy Marina (11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924).

Please join the Randell Research Center and Captiva Cruises for our Second Annual Solstice fund-raising cruise, on Pine Island Sound aboard the Lady Chadwick. The night features live music by Kat Epple, complimentary wine and light hors d’oeuvres, and interpretive narratives about the solstice, planets, stars, and the Calusa people.

Kat Epple is an Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated flutist and composer. Her music has been described as celestial, yet earthly, primeval, and innovative. Kat has amassed a unique collection of flutes from cultures around the world, which she features in her performances. Kat created and performed the music for the Calusa documentary, “The Domain of the Calusa,” and for the dance performance “Calusa” with the David Parsons Dance Company.

Complementing Kat’s performance will be information about the solstice, celestial facts, and identification of night sky features, provided by Richard Finkle, Environmental Educator for Captiva Cruises. Last year, dolphins regaled the passengers as they rode the bow wake, illuminated by star light.

Guests should arrive at 7 p.m. for departure aboard the Lady Chadwick from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva at 7:30 p.m. We will cruise the waters of Pine Island Sound with our libations and entertainment, and return to the dock at 9:30 p.m. The cost of $65 per person includes light hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine, and a full-service cash bar. Reservations are required and may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 239-472-5300. Please join us for what will surely be a memorable and magical evening.


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