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Wildlife Ambassador and Western Screech Owl, Kajika. Photo: Ann Westling

NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 14, 2017 – Imagine a warm fall evening filled with the lilting sound of a hammered dulcimer; the aroma of enticing hors d’oeuvres and desserts and the rich, velvety taste of an aged red wine, as you stroll through beautiful nursery grounds. The seventh annual, “Where the Wild Things Are – Garden Party” for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release will be held at Prospector’s Nursery in Nevada City on September 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Join the volunteers from Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for one of the nicest evenings of the year!

The local band, Three Times Through, with their lively toe-tapping instrumentals, 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 be pouring several of their award winning wines accompanied by delicious complimentary Italian-themed hors d’oeuvres and luscious desserts. A raffle and silent auction will feature entertainment tickets, a weekend’s stay near Lake Tahoe, wildlife themed art, nature appreciation baskets, Disneyland tickets and much more.

Wildlife Ambassador and American Crow, Winston. Photo: Ann Westling

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release’s Wildlife Ambassadors including a Great Horned Owl, a Western Screech-Owl, an American Crow, Red-tailed Hawk, a Barn Owl and a Kingsnake, will circulate throughout the evening. These spectacular birds and snake travel to various events, capturing the hearts of all who meet them with their natural beauty, calm demeanor and educational messages.

Advance tickets are $40 for one or $75 for two (or $45/$80 at the door) and include a goodie bag filled with a complimentary wine glass, drink ticket, raffle ticket, and other surprises. Advance tickets can be purchased at Lucchesi Winery, Prospector Nursery, WR&R Intake Center (until the end of August) and online via PayPal or purchased the night of the event. (All PayPal purchases must be by September 5th.)

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

What: Where the Wild Things Are – Garden Party

Who: Sponsored by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

Where: Prospector’s Nursery, 10003 Granholm Lane, Nevada City

When: Saturday evening, September 9 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: Advance tickets – $40 for one or $75 for 2 ($45/$80 at the door)

For Information: Wildlife Intake Center until Aug 31 (530-477-5774); or WRR’s website: http://www.cawildlife911.org