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We'd like to invite you to our Annual Summer Barbecue

Summer Barbecue

Saturday, July 28th, 2018 (5:00 - 10:00 p.m.)
at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine

Guest Speaker: Michelle Rivers who will speak on BATS

See photos from past years' Summer Barbecues.

Bring the family and join us for this special occasion —
  * used nature books sale (5:00 - 7:15 pm)
  * live music for your enjoyment
  * dining in the meadow (6:00 - 7:00 pm)
  * evening bird walks around the marsh after dinner (6:30 - 7:50 pm)
  * a great program about Bats (starts at 8:15 pm)
  * after the program, we'll have guided night wildlife walks in the marsh

The speaker for our evening program will be Michelle Rivers who will speak on BATS. One fourth of all the world's mammals are bats. Join Michelle, bat enthusiast and UK Bat Worker, as she shares the facts about these fascinating creatures. You will learn about the weird and wonderful things that make the bat so special and why we should all learn to love them.

After dinner, participants can take an evening walk into the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary to find out which bats live in Orange County and learn about the natural history of our local bats.

Our menu will include chicken, barbecued hot dogs, beans, salad, chips, watermelon, cake, lemonade, and coffee.
A veggie wrap will be provided for those who specifically request it on their reservation form.
Advance reservations are essential. Parking space is limited; car pool whenever possible! (see form below). Those with e-mail will receive a note from Nancy that their reservation has been received; they will also receive information about the evening's activities. The tickets WILL NOT be mailed out ahead of time contrary to what we have done at previous barbecues. Everyone will need to pick up their ticket at the Welcome Table when they arrive. (A word of caution: don't wait until the last minute to sign up! We expect this event to sell out long before the day of the barbecue!)
Tickets for the barbecue and program are $20.00 for adults, $7.00 for children under 5; tickets for the BBQ volunteers are $15.00. Your ticket will include your meal & beverage, evening marsh walk, and program. Activities, including the used books sale, will begin at 5:00 pm, dinner will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, followed by the program at 8:15. The first marsh walk will be from 6:30 to 7:50 to take in the sights and sounds as the marsh life settles in for the evening. The post speaker marsh walk will focus on the night experience at the Sanctuary (sounds and scents). Sign up sheets for the Night WildlifeWalk after the program will be at the Welcome Table. Get there early to sign up.
BBQ Flyer & Reservation form (print out a copy, fill it out & mail it in, or deliver it to Audubon House.)
This event is staffed entirely by chapter volunteers. If you can help us out in any capacity, we would really appreciate it! A copy of the BBQ Volunteers Sign-up Sheets is posted here on the website. Check out the volunteer signup sheet and then contact Gail Richards or Nancy Kenyon (BBQ Volunteer Coordinators) to let them know how you want to help.
Gail Richards at (714) 267-2420;   Nancy Kenyon at (949) 786-3160;
BBQ Volunteers - Please sign up to help!
Questions about the BBQ?
Contact Gail Richards, BBQ Coordinator at

updated April 19, 2018

Sea & Sage Audubon Society
PO Box 5447 • Irvine, CA 92616 • 949-261-7963