The Oakland Zoo’s Annual Fundraiser, Walk in the Wild -- June 26, 2010

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Now in its eighteenth year, Walk in the Wild is one of the Bay Area’s premier fundraising events. This year, the engagement will feature more than 90 restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries, and breweries. With each reservation, guests will receive a commemorative wine glass and plate to enjoy beverages and delectable cuisine. For a complete list of Bay Area vendors participating, please see our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

The Oakland Zoo’s Annual Fundraiser, Walk in the Wild -- June 26, 2010. Now in its eighteenth year, Walk in the Wild - An Epicurean Escapade! is one of the Bay Area’s premier fundraising events. This year, the engagement will feature more than 90 restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries, and breweries. With each reservation, guests will receive a commemorative wine glass and plate to enjoy beverages and delectable cuisine. For a complete list of Bay Area vendors participating, please see our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

This adult-only event supports the Oakland Zoo’s conservation, education, and animal enrichment programs. Please visit our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org and click on Walk in the Wild for more information or to make reservations. You may also contact the Zoo directly at 510-632-9525 ext 154. Due to the service of alcohol, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Schedule of Evening Activities:

5:00pm – 8:00pm, Saturday, June 26- Wine, Dine, & Stroll. Experience this unique evening event by mingling with friends throughout the Oakland Zoo. Get energized and excited with Steel Jam, a group of Bay Area musicians, and move to music of the Kora, an authentic African lute instrument. Watch the sunset and sample some of the Bay Area's finest epicurean offerings. Ride on the Outback Express Adventure train and travel through the Zoo’s brand new exhibit, Wild Australia, which features wallaroos and emus. Then, experience the views from above by taking a relaxing ride on the Oakland Zoo’s Skyride. This is a night guests are sure to enjoy and remember.

8:00pm – 10:30pm, Saturday, June 26- Dancing & Dessert Under the Stars. Celebrate into the evening hours with live music, dancing, and delicious desserts. Masterpiece, a collective of Bay Area artists, will perform live with a mix of song favorites including Pop, Soul, Funk, R&B, and Jazz.

The award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to over 660 native and exotic animals. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 525 acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our web site at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

Nicky Mora
Senior Manager, Marketing/PR
(510) 632-9525 ext. 130
nmora (at) oaklandzoo (dot) org

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