Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2003

See eagles at Haines

HAINES - The Juneau Raptor Center is offering a one-day round-trip cruise to the 2003 Haines Bald Eagle Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Tickets are $75 for adults, $50 for children ages 6 to 12, and they are available at Hearthside Books, Wee Fishie Shoppe and Rainy Day Books, or by calling the JRC at 586-8393.

The price includes continental breakfast, a one-day festival pass and transportation to the Bald Eagle Foundation, the Bald Eagle Preserve and the eagle release in Haines.

The 2003 festival began Wednesday, Nov. 12, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 16, with guided eagle viewing in the preserve from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. There's no afternoon tour on Sunday.

The Sheldon Museum will host "Bald Eagles & Their Wildlife Neighbors," a children's activity, as well as an exhibit of Alaska artist Gil Smith's "View of the Chilkat Valley," and book signings by David Hancock, Robert Glenn Ketchum and Robert Armstrong.

Other events include:

• Friday, Nov. 14 - 2-3 p.m.: "Eagles of Alaska," by Mike Jacobson; 3-4 p.m.: "Swans" by Jim King; 4-6 p.m.: live bird presentations; 7-9 p.m.: keynote speech by Robert Glenn Ketchum with music by Men of Note and comedy from Al Batt.

• Saturday, Nov. 15 - 10 a.m.-noon: live bird presentations; 1:30 p.m.: release of rehabilitated wild eagles; 3-4 p.m.: "Wolves of the Yukon - Aishihit Wolves" by Bob Hayes and Michelle Oakley; 4-5 p.m.: "Chisanne Caribou Herd" by Rick Farnell and Michelle Oakley; 5-6 p.m.: "Birds of the North," by Dave Mossup; 7-9:30 p.m.: "Dragonflies" by John Hudson, classical and gypsy concert by violinist Kim Angelis and guitarist Joseph Gault.

• Sunday, Nov. 16 - 11 a.m.-noon: "Handling Injured Raptors;" noon-1 p.m.: "Bears" by Kim Titus; 1-2 p.m.: whale presentation by Dave Hancock; 2-3 p.m.: "Animals of Our Valley," by Steve Kroschel.

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The Alaska Marine Highway System has ferries going north on Friday, Nov. 14, and headed south on Sunday, Nov. 16, and Monday, Nov. 17.

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