Once a year the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward sponsors the Alaska Marine Gala, and this year’s event takes place Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Dena’ina Center. The program includes an appearance by Jeff Corwin, conservationist and host of “The Jeff Corwin Experience” and “Corwin’s Quest” on Animal Planet.
The third annual banquet also includes a charity auction, an awards ceremony recognizing individuals and organizations who champion Alaska’s oceans and a performance by local reggae band H3. Gala guests can also attend a luncheon with Corwin and a reception before the event featuring what a press release from the center called “a special Puffin Experience.”
Tickets are $100 for SeaLife Center members, $150 for everyone else. The press release also said that 60 percent of tickets had been sold as of Jan. 26.