Martini Madness for PMMC

May is just halfway through but the last day of May is already booking quickly for “the” Laguna spring party – Martini Madness at Madison Square Garden & Café in North Laguna.

A few years ago, Jon Madison came up with this great party idea, and generously designates the party’s proceeds to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC), our sea lion and seal hospital in Laguna Canyon.

Martini Madness is a hoot, normally packing in more than 200 guests for all sorts of appetizers, one-of-a-kind auction items, raffles for plane tickets and, of course, plentiful martinis.

This year, PMMC needs your help in the biggest way as our little hospital is overrun with sick seals and sea lions. It’s a true epidemic as PMMC is already at capacity before the summer season has even begun.

The greatest video I’ve yet seen about our seal and sea lion hospital

sea lion rescue - PMMC - Laguna BeachBy the way, if you really want to see what the PMMC is all about and how it rescues these bedraggled critters and nurses them back to health, AT&T’s Buzz Universe just released this amazing video. Watch “Buzzi” work her way from near death to healthy freedom back in the ocean with help from the PMMC: by clicking the photo above, or clicking:

Martini Madness is a great way to give back (tickets are just $35 in advance for the Sunday, May 31st event), and it’s a heck of a fun party to boot. The event runs just 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

I know it seems weeks and weeks away, but with tickets already selling at this speed, PMMC is once again expecting a sell out well in advance. Just go online here: to purchase today.

To add even more to the PMMC kitty (and potentially win 2 airline tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies!), contact me directly for raffle tickets (still $20 per ticket or 7 for $100) at – I can easily deliver in Laguna, mail anywhere or hand your raffle ticket stubs to you at the May 31st party!

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