Events

We have events, presentations, and classes at several local locations.  Below is the schedule of our upcoming public events:






Upcoming Events:

Sept 14 (Thurs) 7PM - Raptor class - at WTCC- 6600 Louisburg Rd Raleigh NC  27616 This is the second of 5 classes to teach students about becoming a Raptor Rehabber. Fee through Wake Tech

Sept 16 (Sat) - Pagan Pride Festival - At Optimist Farm 2908 Optimist Farm Road Apex NC Join us and our raptors at  The Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Festival.  This is a two day fund raising event for the wildlife refuge.  It is one of the few events in which we sell products  as fund raising items. No try fee, Donations of canned food for food bank requested for event. 

Sept 16 (Sat) 11a - 4pm - Yates Mill Harvest Festival - Yates Mill County Park - 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh NC 27603 Join us as we help Yates Mill celebrate their fall harvest event.  We will have some owls there to see ‘whoo’s' coming around! No Fee! Donations accepted!

Sept 16 (Sat) 10a - 2pm - Falls Lake Festival - Falls Lake Dam - 11405 Falls Of Neuse Road Raleigh NC Join us as we help Falls Lake celebrate their park!  We will have Forest the Owl there to watch over the event and make sure no mice invade! No fee!  Donations Accepted

Sept 17 (Sun) - Pagan Pride Festival - At Optimist Farm - At Optimist Farm 2908 Optimist Farm Road Apex NC Join us and our raptors at The Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Festival.  This is a two day fund raising event for the wildlife refuge.  It is one of the few events in which we sell products  as fund raising items. No Fee for entry, Canned food for food bank requested for event!

Sept 20 (Weds) 10:30am - 1 hour 5 bird show - Carrboro Community Center - This is a community event for the Carrboro community. we will be presenting several birds to the kids at the community center!

Sept 21 (Thurs) 7PM - Raptor class-  at WTCC - 6600 Louisburg Rd Raleigh NC  27616 This is the third of 5 classes to teach students about becoming a Raptor Rehabber. Fee through Wake Tech

Sept 23 (Sat) 1:30-2:30pm - Special Blessings Event - Knightdale Community Pool and Clubhouse - 202 Milburnie Rd Join us as we help the “Special Blessings” organization with their fall event.  Special blessings is a charity that provides entertainment for, and information to, families with one or more members with a mental health issue.  No Fee!  Donations to Special Blessings Accepted!

Sept 24 (Sun) - Raptor Identification Lab - Atlantic Gardening Company, 5217 Atlantic Avenue Raleigh NC 27616 Class 1 of our Raptor Rehabbers Labs series. In this class you will learn to recognize exactly what type of raptor you have by working with live raptors rather than photos. Learn the differences between Northern and Southern Red tail Hawks. See how juvenile birds vary from their parents. This class is usable towards obtaining your federal license for birds of prey. Class Fee - $25.00 or Included in WTCC Raptor class fee 

Sept 28 (Thurs) 7PM - Raptor class at WTCC- 6600 Louisburg Rd Raleigh NC  27616 This is the fourth of 5 classes to teach students about becoming a Raptor Rehabber. Fee through Wake Tech


Oct 1 (Sun) 2:00pm - Raptor Medical Lab - Atlantic Gardening Company, 5217 Atlantic Avenue Raleigh NC 27616 - Part 2 of our Raptor Rehabbers course - This class will teach participants to bandage wounds and stabilize the bird to get it to the vet. We will discuss ring and ball bandages for the foot, Figure eight bandages for the wing, emergency splinting, body wraps, and more. This class is usable towards getting your own Raptor rehabilitation license. Fee $25 or included with WTCC Raptor Class Fee

Oct 4 (Weds) 9:20 - 3:30PM Morrisville Science Go Round - Morrisville Elementary School - (NOT PUBLIC EVENT) This is 6 shows done for the classes in Morrisville school as their science go round program.

Oct 5 (Thurs) 7PM - Raptor class at WTCC- 6600 Louisburg Rd Raleigh NC  27616 This is the fifth of 5 classes to teach students about becoming a Raptor Rehabber. Fee through Wake Tech

Oct 7 (Sat) Historic Oakview Park Heritage Day Festival - 3028 Carya Drive Raleigh NC 27610 Join us as we help Historic Oakview Park celebrate the history and heritage of the area.  Our birds will add to the exhibits at their working cotton plantation! No Fee! Donations Accepted!

Oct 8 (Sun) 2pm Making Items from Trash.  Upcycling and recycling - Atlantic Gardening Company, 5217 Atlantic Avenue Raleigh NC 27616 No birds at this event!  This is a fundraiser for the American Wildlife Refuge.  "Did you know you can use an old soda or water bottle to clear clogged drains? Eggshells to help an upset stomach? You can make a solar oven from old takeout containers? Heaters from flower pots? candle holders from metal food cans? Learn to make things from scrap & save yourself money doing it. A Triangle Area Gardeners and Homesteaders workshop.” Class Fee $15 

Oct 22 (Sun) - Joslin Park Family Festival for Fundraising- 2431 West Lake Drive Raleigh NC 27609 The kind folks at the Oak City Foundation are having a fund raiser for us!  This event will be a several station event, where people come into the park and visit each area and see different types of birds of prey , and maybe a few surprise visitors who aren’t birds of prey!  it should be a great family fun event with several kids activities. No Fee! Donations Accepted!

Oct 29 (Sun) 3-5pm - H-Owl-oween - Trick or Treats with the Owls and Vultures! - Atlantic Gardening Company, 5217 Atlantic Avenue Raleigh NC 27616 - Join AWR and Atlantic Gardening for a nice afternoon of tricks AND treats!  The trick, will be seeing who is brave enough to ask a vulture or a hawk for a piece of candy ! The treats will be seeing these amazing birds up close and personal! There will be several areas around the Atlantic Gardening center each one with different birds and different candy! No fee!  Donations accepted!


Nov 5 (Sun) 2pm - Daylight Savings and Solar Power System Savings for your home - Atlantic Gardening Company, 5217 Atlantic Avenue Raleigh NC 27616 Want to make your own backup power system, but don’t have thousands of dollars? We will teach you how to get together a small system or plan and build a large system piece by piece. You will learn the basic concepts of photovoltaics, batteries, power conversion and more. Class Fee $25

Nov 12 (Sun) 2pm Owl Meditation: The Silent Spirits of the Night - Atlantic Gardening Company, 5217 Atlantic Avenue Raleigh NC 27616 Owls are the spirits of the night both physically and spiritually. The first time you see an owl, you realize there is a presence within them that speaks to your soul. In this class, we will discuss the spirits the different owls bring forth and their differences. There will be a short guided beginners meditation in the presence of live owls to help you learn which type of owl you connect with, then there will be longer meditations with the owl you chose. Please note, this is a limited attendance event. Class Fee - $25.00

Nov 19 (Sun) 2pm Rocks, Minerals and Gems for Jewelry, Gardens, and Spirit. - Atlantic Gardening Company, 5217 Atlantic Avenue Raleigh NC 27616


Dec 3 (Sun) 2PM - Blacksmithing Demo and metal pounding fun - Atlantic Gardening Company, 5217 Atlantic Avenue Raleigh NC 27616 Join The Triangle Area Gardeners and Homesteaders and The American Wiildlife refuge for a fundraising class on blacksmithing.Steve will be firing up his coal forge and showing very simple metal working. He will talk about how to make your own forge and let registered students work with metals. This is a family ok event, but parents MUST be present and in control of their children as there will be hot metals and a controlled but very hot fire present. Class fee $25




The following are events scheduled at  Atlantic Gardening Company, 5217 Atlantic Avenue Raleigh NC 27616:

Sept 3 (Sun) 2pm - Herbs as medicines and poultices, etc.

Sept 24 (Sun) - Raptor Identification Lab

Oct 1 (Sun) 2:00pm - Raptor Medical Lab

Oct 8 (Sun) 2pm Making Items from Trash.  Upcycling and recycling 

Oct 29 (Sun) - H-Owl-oween - Trick or treats with the owls and vultures!

Nov 5 (Sun) 2pm - Daylight savings and Solar Power systems you can make for your home

Nov 12 (Sun) 2pm Owl Meditation: The silent spirit of the night

Nov 19 (Sun) 2pm Rocks, minerals and gems for jewelry, gardens, and spirit.

Dec 3 (Sun) 2PM - Blacksmithing demo 





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