Saturday November 5, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
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Animal Place Sanctuary 
17314 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949

Driving Directions 

**Special driving notes:

From Highway 49, turn left onto Wolf Road. Go 1.8 miles and turn right on Duggans. If you go 2.4 miles, you've gone too far. Duggans dead-ends into McCourtney Road/Lime Kiln. Turn left.

IGNORE ANY OTHER MCCOURTNEY ROAD SIGNS! There will be another McCourtney road on your left - IGNORE IT. You will be travling 6.5 miles or so on McCourtney/Lime Kiln. The sanctuary will be on your left. 

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Marji Beach 
Animal Place 

Thank the Turkeys 

Event Information 

Join us for our 7th annual Thank the Turkeys celebration on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Celebrate life and compassion by thanking the turkeys (and our other residents) for bringing joy to our hearts.

Spend time with the rescued residents, help feed the turkeys and chickens, and then drive over to a beautiful event center and enjoy a catered vegan dinner! Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko's Kitchen will speak before we dine. 

Each ticket includes a gourmet vegan dinner, swag bag loaded with goodies, and one raffle ticket. 
Be sure to bring cash, a credit card, or your checkbook to buy extra raffle tickets for your chance to win some amazing prizes! The raffle is open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

Thank the Turkeys Schedule

10:30 a.m. - Sanctuary opens; visit the animals

12:30 p.m. - Kim Sturla, Animal Place's executive director, speaks

1:00 p.m. - Feed the turkeys and have your picture taken!

1:30 p.m. - Head to the event venue

2:00 p.m. - Appetizers served, check out the raffle prizes

2:15 p.m. - Miyoko Schinner speaks

3:00 p.m. - Main course served, dessert follows

4:00 p.m. - Raffle winners announced (raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20)

5:00 p.m. - Thank the Turkeys adjourns; remember to pick up your photos on the way out!

The event starts at 11:00 am and we recommend you arrive on time!

Offsite Dinner Venue

We will escort you to the offsite venue where dinner will be served. In case you miss the vehicle train, we will dine at the Foothills Event Center, an event hall, NOT a restaurant. 400 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley. 

What to Bring/Wear

Closed toed shoes are MANDATORY. You will not be permitted into the goat, pig, sheep, or cattle pastures without closed toed shoes. Please convey this to your group members!

Long pants are required for entrance into the pastures. Jeans or comfortable khakis should suffice!

It is too soon to know about the weather, but the event will go on, rain or shine!

Bring your cameras! Take lots of photos and make sure to tag us on social media!

Leave companion animals at home. Our rescued farmed animals are very sensitive about unknown dogs. We ask that all companion animals remain at home. You cannot leave your dog in a vehicle unattended, given that there will be a lot of people around and we are on a busy road.

Please do not bring your own food. All food is vegan. Food for the turkeys will be provided to you.