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World Center for Birds of Prey Hosts Open House 12 October
6 October 2008
The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey will celebrate its annual open house Sunday, 12 October, with reduced admission prices, special activities for kids, and outdoor flight demonstrations by falcons and hawks.
Raptors will display their remarkable aerial skills at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting. Films and tours of the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center and the Archives of Falconry, featuring the new Arab Heritage Wing, will be presented throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Activities for children include prey toss and bird biology games, build-a-bird, and scavenger hunts. Visitors also can buy raffle tickets for a queen-sized quilt made by Peregrine Fund volunteer Ruth K. Kassens. Tickets for the red, black and white quilt are $2 each or six for $10. Food and other refreshments will be available for sale by Yankee Dog.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 12 October
Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors, $1 kids, free to members
Driving directions: From I-84, take the Cole Road exit and continue south for 6 miles on Cole Road and Flying Hawk Lane.
The Peregrine Fund is a non-profit organization that conserves and restores rare species of raptors around the world.
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