Activities and events in November

Photos by Kelli O'Brien

Photos by Kelli O’Brien

The final Go Green! Recycle Rally of the year takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 3rd. Bring your old electronics, like televisions, computers, monitors, DVD players, microwaves and video game systems, to the Zoo’s parking lot. There will also be locked document bins for those important papers that need recycling. These bins are picked up by Shred-Text following the event and are then emptied directly into the shredder. The Zoo will also be collecting clothing, shoes and bicycles. All items are free of charge to recycle. Please note: Batteries must be sealed in sealed Ziploc bags before depositing. The Zoo does not accept air conditioners and household hazardous wastes such as paints, solvents and cleaners.

Join us at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6th in the Z.O.T. Zone for Book and Beast. This popular story time is free with regular Zoo admission and takes place at 11 a.m. every Wednesday from October to March. Your young children will enjoy an animal-themed story which will include meeting an animal ambassador from our Education Collection. Book and Beast is generously sponsored by Monroe Veterinary Associates.

DSC_2457Tickets are currently on sale for the annual Animal Art Expo. Join the Zoo’s chapter of the AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers) as they present amazing works of art created by some of the Zoo’s most talented animals. Paintings will be presented for sale in the Z.O.T. Zone and there will be a silent auction in the Zoo’s Conference Center. Unique products will also be offered for sale. Because this event features a cash bar, only people 21 and older will be admitted to the Zoo for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Zoo’s Front Building (next to the Admission Booth) until 5 p.m. Friday, November 8th at a cost of $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Tickets may also be purchased at the Front Gate the night of the event at a cost of $6 for members and $8 for non-members. This is a great opportunity to get some great gifts for the animal lover in your life and for yourself as well!

Breakfast with Santa 3bREMINDER: Our Membership Office is selling tickets for our popular Breakfast with Santa event. Join Santa and his elves (and some of our animal ambassadors) for breakfast in the Rocky Coasts Gallery. Bring your camera because you will want to capture your child’s opportunity to meet Santa in a truly unique venue. There will be three sessions each day of the event— 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. The event will span two weekends—Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th and Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 22nd. This is a member exclusive — only our Zoo members may buy tickets for this event. If you are a member and would like to attend, I urge you to call the Membership Department at (585) 336-7212 as soon as possible because this event does SELL OUT!

– Michele Schepisi-Ritchie, Office Assistant