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New events to debut at Elachees annual benefit
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Elachee’s Starlight Adventure Benefit

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21
Where: Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main St., SW, Gainesville
Cost: $50 in advance or $100 at door
More info: or 770-535-1976

Elachee Nature Science Center is moving its biggest fundraiser of the year from its nature center campus to downtown Gainesville.

The Starlight Adventure Benefit will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Brenau Downtown Center at 301 Main St. SW in Gainesville. Starlight is a relaxed and casual party featuring beverage and appetizer bars, live music, low-country boil served dinner and live and silent auctions.

Individual tickets are $70 or $120 for two. To reserve tickets, call 770-535-1976 or purchase tickets online.

The wildly popular “mini adventures” with animals and hands-on discovery activities connecting guests with nature will make a return appearance at the event. And the popular “Stellar Treasure Baskets” packed with deluxe and sought after goods and services will return as well.

Guests may choose from unique and locally sourced silent auction items, including artwork, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, trips, gift baskets, children’s surprises, event tickets, whimsical treasures and home décor. The live auction will feature a year lease for a Honda Insight hybrid vehicle and a trip to Cuba as well as other amazing packages. 

New this year is the Galaxy Travel drawing. A limited number of tickets are available and ticketholders do not have to be present to win. Pre-sell tickets are $50 each and may be purchased online. At the door, any tickets left will be $100 each.

In the reverse-style drawing, the last ticket standing will be the winner, who will choose from one of four luxury trips. Retailing up to $7,500, the trips choices are to Napa Valley Backroads and Railways, Fairmont Lake Louise Banff, Canada Mountain Adventure, Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Celebrity Caribbean Cruise for 2.

For more information, visit or call 770-535-1976.

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