Audubon will hold Return of Osprey party this weekend

The Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center in Milford will hold its fourth annual Return of the Osprey Party at the Coastal Center on Saturday, April 12, starting at 5:30 p.m.

There will be food and drink, live music, a wide selection of auction items, including works from many local wildlife artists.

Milford's Bistro Basque Restaurant will provide a Spanish torte and hors d'oeuvres; Villa Gourmet has offered a selection of their cheeses; and Milford's Southport Brewing Company and Restaurant is providing a variety of appetizers.

At the silent auction, there will be gift certificates for many of Milford's finest eateries and shops, as well as a variety of opportunities to win canoe and kayak tours, summer camp weeks, birthday parties, jewelry, art, and many other items.

A select sampling from the silent auction include: Original wildlife art from David Sibley, Mark Szantyr, Paul Fusco, AJ Hand, Michael DiGiorgio, Tom Mihaylo, Jim Zipp and others, hand-crafted jewelry from Vincent's Jewelers, a wide array of Gift Certificates to Area Businesses, Ferry Tickets, Assorted Gift Baskets; Private Bird Walks with Local Experts; Ski Lift Tickets; Zoo and Aquarium Passes; Theater Tickets, Canoe Tours; Science-themed Birthday Parties and a Summer Camp Week

Price is $40 a person, or $75 a couple. RSVP to Louise at 203-878-7440 x 502.