The Mermaid Ball will be a fun-filled evening including a reception, live and silent auctions, dinner, and live music by the GinaMark band, with mermaids, pirates, sea creatures, and some special surprises! Patrons are encouraged to attend in costume or creative black tie. This year’s event will be held at the elegant Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. Tickets are $125 each and include hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dinner, live entertainment, and a limited edition Pairpoint suncatcher created exclusively for the Mermaid Ball. Space is limited and the event tends to sell out early. If you are not able attend but would like to support the National Marine Life Center, you may make a contribution online, or by visiting the center. Become a “Steward of the Seas” for a guaranteed “whale of a time!” Tickets may be purchased online at www.nmlc.org, by calling NMLC at 508-743-9888, or by visiting the center at 120 Main St., Buzzards Bay.
About the National Marine Life Center
The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit 501(c) (3) rehabilitation and release hospital for the treatment of stranded sea turtles and seals, with future plans to expand to treat dolphins, porpoises, and small whales. Their emphasis is to educate the public about the needs and status of these important animals and their environment, and to research their health needs and threats in captivity and in the wild.
The Cape Cod area is a hotspot for strandings, with hundreds of animals requiring medical and rehabilitative care every year. “Currently there are no rehabilitative facilities in New England that are capable of holding and treating a cetacean larger than a harbor porpoise,” says Kate Shaffer, the center’s Animal Care Coordinator. “Furthermore, the nearest seal rehabilitation facilities are located in Maine and Connecticut and there often isn’t enough space to accommodate Massachusetts’
National Marine Life Center
120 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532