Event to benefit wildlife rehabilitation | TheUnion.com

Event to benefit wildlife rehabilitation

The fourth annual, “Where the Wild Things Are — Celebration and Benefit” for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 at Prospector Nursery in Nevada City. Join the volunteers from Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for the summer evening, which combines wines, nibbles, music, art, silent auction, and the Wildlife Ambassadors themselves.

The local band, Three Times Through, will play throughout the evening. Featured instruments include the hammered dulcimer, harp, fiddle, mandolin, concertina, bouzouki and guitar in their tradition-based music of Ireland, Scotland, and America.

Lucchesi Winery will pour several of their award-winning wines accompanied by complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts. A raffle and silent auction will feature entertainment tickets, wildlife-themed art, nature appreciation baskets and much more.

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release’s Education Ambassadors including a great horned owl, an American kestrel, a western screech owl, a barn owl, and a Harris hawk will be circulating throughout the evening. These spectacular birds travel to various events and classrooms, capturing the hearts of all who meet them with their natural beauty, calm demeanor and educational messages, according to the organization.

Advance tickets are $30 for one or $50 for two (or $35 per ticket at the door) and include a goodie bag filled with a complimentary wine glass and drink ticket, raffle ticket, and other surprises. Tickets can be purchased the night of the event or at Lucchesi Winery, Prospector Nursery, BriarPatch Co-op or the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Intake Center.

All money raised at this event provides for the needs of orphaned and injured native wildlife and their release back into the wild.

Prospector Nursery is located at 10003 Granholm Lane, Nevada City. For more information, call 530-477-8079 or go to http://www.cawildlife911.org.

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