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13th Annual Snow Goose Festival: January 26-29, 2012
"Gathering of Wings" Banquet & Silent Auction

Banquet & Silent Auction

Saturday, January 28, 2012
5:30 - 10:00 pm
The Palms
2947 Nord Ave.
Chico, CA 95973
Cost per Person: $36 Adult, $20 Youth (17 years and younger) and students with ID
Beer & Wine (No Host)

Keynote Speaker: “The Big Year” Greg Miller

Above:Greg Miller

Come hear Greg recount the varied and sometimes humorous experiences of his BIG YEAR birding adventure. In an effort to see as many species of birds as possible in one calendar year, he traveled extensively across North America. He’ll share with us how he got into birding and how he came to do a big year. Then he’ll tell the story behind how his experiences became a book and a movie, and what it was like being a bird consultant for “The Big Year” movie.

Prior to dinner and after the keynote address, Greg will be signing the book, The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession, by Mark Obmascik.

Silent Auction & Raffle!

Silent auction begins at 5:30 pm

The vibrant Silent Auction tables will accompany us while we dine at The Palms. The Silent Auction will include a variety of exquisite items including works of art, wine, and services. Your financial participation directly affects our ability to ensure that the Snow Goose Festival remains the North State's premier birding event, so enjoy the evening bidding for an event or item that you love. You won't be disappointed!

Special Raffle!!

1 ticket $5
5 tickets $20

Owl Night Out

You and 5 of your friends can learn about the migratory ecology of the Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) in the Sierra Nevada foothills with licensed bird bander Dawn Garcia. Guests will observe and may assist with data collection, banding, and release of the petite owls. The banding will be conducted at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve where Dawn is researching owl migration, now for the 8th season. A specific date between October 15 and November 15, 2012 will be arranged between the parties as the owl migration season approaches.

Raffle tickets will be for sale at the Snow Goose Festival's booth at Chico Certified Farmers Market, January 7, 14, 21, Saturday night's banquet and Chico Masonic Family Center, Sat-Sun, January 28-29. The winning tickets will be drawn at the conclusion of the Snow Goose Festival, Sunday, January 29.

Silent Auction Item List

We encourage everyone to thank and support the following community members, businesses and organizations who have generously donated these items for our Silent Auction, to be held at the Gathering of Wings Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

514 Orange Street Framed Bird Print, signed by artist
5th St Steakhouse Gift Certificate
Airmid Organics Stone Bowl with assorted organic goodies
Alita Huber Frozen Leaf framed photo
Art Etc Unframed Giclee Snow Goose Print by local artist Dave Simcox & coupon
Ave. 9 Gallery Handmade fused glass earrings
Ave. 9 Gallery Handmade Porcelain Bowl
Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve Two tickets to "Candles in the Canyon" Event in May
Bodie Birdhouse Handmade Birdhouse
Born Again Skin Product and Gift Certificate
Butte County Rice Growers Assoc Boxes of Rice
Campus Bicycles Bike
Chico Performances Two tickets to Martha Graham Dance Company performance, Feb. 14
Collier Hardware Bunn Coffeemaker
Cooie Grey Lavin Handmade Mosaic Wall Hanging
Cordi Winery 2 bottles of wine and gift certificate
Cotton Party Clothing Sweater
DUISENBERG Cottage Night for 2 in cottage by Llano Seco with dinner, breakfast & picnic lunch
Ellis Art Bird Book with CD
Eric Norlie 3 Chico Users Guides
Grace Jr. Book Lovers Kit with coupon
Grapes and Ivy Gift Certificate
Great Harvest Bread Co. Gift Basket
Greenfeet Chico Messenger Bag/Shower Time
Half A Bubble Out Communications Bidwell Park DVD's
Harry Koenig Wood carving
Heartstrings Yarn Studio Scarf Kit
Heel & Sole Shoes Gift Certificate
Heel & Sole Shoes Gift Certificate
Honey Run Winery 1 bottle of wine
Iron Mountain Leather Smith and Wesson Folding Knife
Jay House B&B One-Night Stay – just a short stroll away from the Sacramento River in Colusa
Jim Dwyer Kids fishing pole
Jim Dwyer Candle Garden Set
Karen Laslo Framed abstract photo of Chico church dome
Leon's Bistro Cooking Class Gift Certificate
Liam Huber Hummingbird framed photo
Liam Huber Barn Owl unframed photo
Little Red Hen Gift Basket
Lundberg Farms Gift Basket
Lyon Books Birds of North America & Gift Certificate
Magnolia Gift and Garden Potted Plant
Marvey Mueller Original watercolor - red-winged blackbird
Marvey Mueller Original watercolor - chestnut backed chickadee
Marvey Mueller Original watercolor - robin
Marvey Mueller Original watercolor - Mt. Shasta
Marvey Mueller Original watercolor - Patrick Ranch Farm
Marvey Mueller Original watercolor cards - backyard birds
Mooney Farms "Taste of Butte" Basket
Mountain Sports LED Flashlight
Mountain Sports Waterfall Lovers Guide
Mountain Sports Handheld Water Purifier
Nanette Sagastume "We Also Serve…A Family Goes to War" Book by local author
Nantucket Homes Gift Certificate and 2 candles
Northern Star Mills Large Gift tub with dog items
Note Cards
Olde Gold Jewelry Necklace & Earring set with peridot setting
Olde Gold Jewelry Gift Certificate
Olive Pit Gift Certificate
Olive Pit Gift Certificate
Orient & Flume Snowstorm Vase
Pageant Theatre Gift Certificate
Phoenix Building Gift Shop Birdfeeder
Printed Image Backpack
Printed Image Backpack
San Francisco Flowers Arrangement
Spice Creek Cooking Class Gift Certificate
Susan Hearne Two Ano Nuevo State Reserve Sweatshirts
Susan Hearne Ducks Unlimited plate
Susan Hearne Native Species print
Susan Woolridge "Foolsgold" Book by local author
Tedo Best Handmade Ceramic Plate
Tim Leefeldt Glass Birdfeeder
Tinseltown Two Movie Tickets
Trader Joes Gift Bag
Wilbur's Feed & Seed Dog Bed
Wine Co-Op 12 Bottles of Wine
Zu Vincent "The Lucky Place" Book by local author
Zucchini And Vine Grace Note Windchime

A BIG Thank you to Chico Certified Farmers' Market for the booth space!