Cocktails & Hawk Tales 2017


Cocktails & Hawk Tales 

Join REGI for our fundraising event of the year on November 4 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center's State Ballroom in Rothschild, WI from 5-11PM. 

Cocktails & Hawk Tales is an opportunity to meet REGI's staff and education bird team, while also giving back. All profits from the event go right back to the birds by purchasing food, supplies, repairs, and more. With the option of attending the entire event or just the entertainment portion, you can make the ticket choice that best suits you. The full event includes hors d'oeuvres and desserts and begins at 5PM. If you're interested in the entertainment you can arrive at 6:30PM and enjoy REGI's presentation followed by some additional live entertainment by Art Stevenson and High Water. 


ticket options

Attend the entire night, or just come for the program and live entertainment. If you attend the entire night you'll be able to enjoy hors d'ourves and a raptor meet & greet as well as Art Stevenson and High Water. 

Full Event, 5-11PM                                     Entertainment Only, 6:30-11PM
$30 through 9/15                                         $20 through 9/15     
     $40 after 9/15 and at the door                     $25 after 9/15 and at the door

You can buy tickets two ways! If you live in or near Wausau, stop by Wild Birds Unlimited (4121 Rib Mountain Drive) and buy your tickets in person! Or you can use the Ticket Purchase Form to purchase tickets. Tickets will be mailed to you once we receive your purchase form. If you do not receive your tickets within 14 days please contact us at 715-623-2563. Ticket sales are final, no refunds. 

    Schedule of events

    • 5PM       Doors Open for Full Event Ticketholders 
    • 5-6:30    Hors d'Oeuvres, Desserts, Cash Bar, Raptor Meet & Greet
    • 6:30       Doors Open for Entertainment Only Ticketholders
    • 6:45       REGI Welcome & Program
    • 7:30       1st 50/50 Raffle Drawing
    • 8:00       Silent Auction Ends
    • 8:30-11  Live Entertainment by Art Stevenson and High Water



    Art Stevenson and High Water will be performing some spectacular bluegrass music to end the night from 8:30-11PM. Art Stevenson and High Water have been playing since 1993 and are based out of Babcock, WI. Learn more about them at their website.

    Sponsorship and cash donations

    Are you looking for more ways to give back to the birds? If you or your business would like to make a sponsorship contribution to the event, it would greatly help offset our costs. There are five different sponsorship levels, each with their own rewards ranging from a certificate, to free tour tickets, to participating in a release. 

    Sponsorship Level Information
    Sponsorship Contribution Form

    Silent Auction Items

    Check out some of the items that will be available at our silent auction below. If you're interested in donating an item, please contact Elise at 715-623-2563 or

    Additional silent auction items include a Janke Bookstore gift certificate, Culver's gift certificate, an Osprey unframed photo print, a variety of items from Jewell Hollow Woodcraft LLC., a framed Kerri Jamison Whimsical Nature Paintings print, Clay Corner Studio gift certificate, and others to come! 


    thanks to sponsors:

    Tracy & Jason Blattner - Red-tailed Hawk
    Wipfli CPAs and Consultants - Peregrine

    Sweet Thyme, Tanya & Robert Selden - American Kestrel
    Bill Huseth - American Kestrel
    The Asplunds - Bald Eagle