Starry, starry night.
The Crowley Museum and Nature Center, on 190 acres adjacent to the
Myakka River, welcomes more than 7,000 visitors each year to nature
trails, a boardwalk traversing Maple Branch Swamp, an observation tower
and a pioneer cabin and museum. At night, you can also see the stars in
startling clarity. At the annual Starry Night dinner-auction Saturday,
March 19, partygoers will glimpse the first-quarter moon, rings of
Saturn and more with the high-powered telescopes of the local chapter of
Deep Sky Observers. With dinner by Paul Mattison and a silent auction
(including a dolphin tour with Mote Marine) to benefit the center.
Tickets $100 per person; call (941) 322-1000. 16405 Myakka Road, Myakka