Change Of Location For Sanctuary Events
The Newtown Bee has been notified that the next two Sunday at The Sanctuary events — scheduled for Sundays, January 26 and February 9 — have been relocated.
Originally scheduled at Reed Intermediate School, both events will now take place at Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson Street.
The planned programs will remain the same.
This weekend’s program theme is “All Creatures Kind & Caring.”
All animals thrive from kindness, but different animals require different supports. On Sunday afternoon, from noon to 2 pm, the public is invited to meet ambassador animals and learn how to care for them.
Dr Kim Brinton, from Rowanwood Farm and Newbury Farm, will be on site with farm animals.
Animal Embassy and Turtle Rescue League representatives will have reptiles, wildlife and exotic animals.
Representatives from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and Valley Veterinary Hospital will be visiting with companion animals.
Adoptable animals will also be visiting, with mobile adoption units from Rising Starr Horse Rescue and Companion Pet Rescue.
On Sunday, February 9, the theme will be “Winter Wonders: Believe It or Not!” That program will run from noon until 3 pm.
From noon until 2, experts from Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and Western Connecticut State University will present an interactive game show and hands-on activities based on winter wonders that surround us. Those planning to attend should bring a table or smart phone with them in order to participate in the quiz show.
Weather permitting, there will also be a 2- to 3-mile hike at The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Center property beginning at 3 pm. Participants should dress for the outdoors, including footwear for hiking in mud and/or snow. They are also encouraged to bring a camera.
Admission is free, but registration is requested for both programs; visit CVHFoundation.org/events.
Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Visit the foundation’s website for additional information.