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Treasures of Sopris
COLORADO — If you want to have your family included in a special memorial book, “Treasures of Sopris” written for the last living residents of Sopris, send a short story about how your family came to Sopris, and a picture of your home, if you have one, to either: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Film screening “The Need To Grow”
LA VETA — There will be a presentation Thursday, December 19, 5:30 pm at the La Veta Library meeting room of the award winning documentary “The Need to Grow” created by Rob Herring and Ryan Wirick. With only 60 years of farmable soil left on the Earth, this documentary offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement who have created possible solutions. Can we feed the world without destroying the Earth? For more information about this fascinating program please call Joel Matthews 575-740-1709. Refreshments will be provided.
American Legion Post 16 meeting
WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg American Legion Post 16 will meet on Thursday, December 19, 6:30 pm. (Please note the new meeting day.) The meeting will be held on the 2nd floor of the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center, 23500 US Highway 160. All Veterans and their spouses are invited to attend. We will be discussing future activities, recent Legislation that just passed as well as any future activities. Come and join us! For further information, contact the Post Commander, Gary Baldwin at 719-738-2801.
Open Mic Night at La Veta Mercantile
LA VETA — The next comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or get- ting on your soapbox for a few minutes open mic will be Thursday, December 19, 7 pm. Performers, reserve your time by calling (719-742-3387) or sending us a message via Facebook. This free evening of fun is hosted by Ken Saydak.
“Have You Heard?” a Celtic Christmas Cantata
WALSENBURG/ LA VETA/ GARDNER— The St. Mary’s concert of the Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble’s presentation of the Celtic Christmas Cantata, “Have You Heard?” has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 21 at 1 pm. You still have three concert dates to choose from: Friday, December 20, at the La Veta United Methodist Church, 6 pm; Saturday, December 21, at St. Mary’s Church in Walsenburg, 1 pm, and Sun- day, December 22, at the Gardner Methodist Church, 2 pm. Refreshments served after each concert. Enjoy the Christmas Story told in song and scripture, with a lovely, lilting Celtic twist to your favorite Christmas songs. Bring the whole family, free of charge. Come hear the Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble, Southern Colorado’s biggest little county-wide community choir, present “Have You Heard?”, a Celtic Christmas Cantata. Bring the whole family, free of charge.
Santa & Mrs. Claus in Walsenburg
WALSENBURG — Santa and Mrs Claus will be in town Friday and Saturday, December 20 and 21, 5 to 6:30 pm at the Housing Authority recreation room, 220 Russell Street. (across from the Outreach Clinic).
See The Polar Express at the Fox
WALSENBURG — Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department is proud to present “The Polar Express” Friday, December 20, 7:30 pm at the Fox Theatre. This is a free family-friendly movie for our community!
Christmas Bird Count
LA VETA — The Arkansas Valley Audubon Society is please to sponsor the 31st annual Spanish Peaks Christmas Bird Count Saturday, December 21. We will meet at 8 am at the La Veta Town Park and bird in the morning until about noon when we will meet in town at a local home for lunch and refreshments. (Bring you own sack lunch.) Intrepid birders will continue in the afternoon. With the group will be experienced birders to help beginners in identifying the dozens of species we expect to see.
The International Audubon Society sponsors the world wide Christmas Bird Counts to monitor the numbers and health of species in a defined area. With global warming there have been surprises in the past few years. The counts began more than 100 years ago as an alternative to shooting birds as a pastime around Christmas. Participants need not be experi- enced; experts will be present. More eyes looking about is al- ways welcomed. Bring binoculars if you have them, dress warmly even though vehicles will be nearby. For questions call Tom at 742-3776.
Tom Munch Christmas concert at LV Mercantile
LA VETA — La Veta Mercantile welcomes back Tom Munch for his yearly Christmas Concert Saturday, December 21, 7 pm. Munch has been deeply steeped in Christmas and winter songs since he was born, and has made a lifelong passion of learning and expressing these songs yearly at many venues. Munch is prepping for a fun and meaningful evening with even a few sing-alongs to add to the holiday spirit. Come out and celebrate Christmas with your friends and neighbors! Tickets are $15 advance, or $18 at the door. Get tickets and RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/661760217609306/
The Perfect Gift
WALSENBURG — The Feed Store Church presents “The Perfect Gift” Sunday, December 22, 7 pm at the Fox Theatre. Join us this Christmas for an amazing special service featuring the Awaken Performance Team (blacklights and all!) and an up- lifting Christmas message. For more info call 719-742-5207.
Christmas Food Baskets
WALSENBURG — Food baskets for family holiday meals are available through St. Mary Catholic Church, courtesy of Safeway. To get on the list to receive one, please call Maryann Pedraza at 719-214-3543 or Vera Espinoza at 719-989-8995 by Sunday, December 22. Pickup will be Monday, December 23 from 1 pm at Delaney Hall.
Wine tasting & food pairing at the Timbers
CUCHARA — Enjoy 5 wine courses with food Sunday, December 22, 6 pm at the Timbers. Reservations are required. $50 per person. Doors open at 6pm.
Tim and Cindy’s annual free Christmas dinner
WALSENBURG — Enjoy Tim and Cindy’s annual free-to-the- community Christmas dinner Wednesday, December 25, noon to 2 pm at Delaney Hall. Come in and enjoy Christmas day with us. Donations and volunteers are needed. Thank you from Tim and Cindy.
Dinner theatre at the Timbers
CUCHARA — “Double Trouble at Twin Peaks”: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Timbers, will be performed Thursday-Friday, December 26-27, doors open at 5:45. This entertaining mystery is performed by the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets with menu options available on the FCPA Facebook page. Call 719-742-3838.
La Plaza Inn holiday schedule
WALSENBURG — La Plaza Inn, 119 W. 6th Street, will be closed December 24 and 25, but open Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 and 28. The Inn is now taking reservations for New Years Eve, Tuesday, Jan. 31. Call for reservations: 719-738- 5700.
Last brunch of 2019 at the Timbers
CUCHARA — Come out for the “last chance” brunch Sunday, December 29, 9 am to 1 pm at the Timbers! $15 per person. Call 719-742-3838.
New Year’s Eve at the La Plaza Inn
WALSENBURG — Be sure to join us Tuesday, December 31 for the New Year’s Eve Dinner at La Plaza Inn, 118 W. 6th Street. Reservations are required, so call Call 719-738-5700, today. Also a reminder, we will be closed from December 24- 26, reopening Dec 27 & 28. There are only a few days left to see the amazing Christmas decorations!
New Year’s Eve at the Timbers
CUCHARA — Tuesday, December 31 come out for the New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Timbers. Enjoy a 6 course meal, $75 per person. Reservations are required. More information available on their Facebook page. Call 719-742-3838.
First Day Hike at Lathrop
WALSENBURG — Start out the New Year in a healthy way by participating in the 2020 First Day Hike at Lathrop State Park Wednesday, January, 1. Participants will meet at the Visitor Center at 10 am, then hike the Hogback Trail (2.3 mile-natural surface), or the Cuerno Verde Trail (2.9 miles-paved). Refreshments will be served at the Visitor Center after the hike.
Plant-A-Book at LV Library
LA VETA — This holiday season do some- thing special for someone who is close to you and help grow the La Veta Library children’s book collection. Planting a book in the Li- brary’s collection is a great and easy way to honor a friend or relative. Choose from the pre-selected books on display at La Veta Library. A dedication bookplate will be placed inside the book of your choice and we will give you a personalized card for your special person. Plant-A-Book is underway now until all the books are sold. All books cost $15. Contact us at 742-3572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Diabetes prevention at SPRHC
WALSENBURG — Have you been told by a health care professional that you are at risk for getting diabetes or have prediabetes? You can prevent type 2 diabetes! Find out how to en- roll in a diabetes prevention program at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center by contacting Ellen White, Lifestyle Coach at 719- 738-5200 x407 or email@example.com . This pro- gram is a CDC National Diabetes Prevention program can help you make a change for life.
Lathrop State Park 2020 calendar sale
WALSENBURG — Lathrop State Park 2020 Calendars are now available. Proceeds from the calendar sales will be used in an ongoing Lathrop Visitor Center garden beautification program. Calendars can be purchased at the visitor center for $10 each. Calendar sales are cash only.
United Church community dinner set for January 25
WALSENBURG — The United Church of Walsenburg will not be having the monthly Community Dinner for December. It’s a busy time and time to be with family and friends. We will resume the dinners in the new year. The first dinner in 2020 will be January 25, 5 pm at the United Church of Walsenburg.
Homelighting Trolley Tours
TRINIDAD — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so gather your friends and family for an evening Trolley tour of the lighted, dec- orated homes competing for the winning spots in the 2019 Trinidad Home Lighting Contest and of the decorated store fronts in the Deck the Halls competition.
The trolley will depart from Coal Miner’s Memorial on Main Street each Wednesday- Sunday at 6 pm and again at 7 pm and will continue until Dec. 22nd. The City of Trinidad, and the City’s Tourism Board and Main Street Board invite you to join in the fun, enjoy free hot cocoa and apple cider and vote for your favorites! You can also vote online at www.visittrinidadcolorado.com All Aboard!
City of Trinidad Blood Drive
TRINIDAD — A blood drive will be held Thursday, December 19, 9:30 am to 4 pm at the Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Avenue. Call Desiree Sandoval at 719-846- 9843 to sign up. Sponsor Code: Trinidad. Walk ins welcome
Mt. Carmel Youth Choir Christmas Concert
TRINIDAD — The Mt. Carmel Youth Choir will hold their Christmas Concert tonight, Thursday, December 19, 7 to 8 pm at Mt. Car- mel Community Center, 911 Robinson Ave- nue. Free admission for all; refreshments will be served in Ziccardi Hall after performance. The Youth Choir is instructed by Connie Pallone, Toni Mangino, and Geneva Villegos. Call for more information: 719-845-4800
Gift wrapping fundraiser for ROAR
TRINIDAD — ROAR Relay for Life fund- raiser, get your Christmas presents wrapped beautifully at Corradino Auto Body, 124 N. Maple on these dates and times:
Thursday, Dec 19th, 6-9 pm Friday, Dec 20th, 6-9 pm Saturday, Dec 21st, 2-9pm.
Prices range from $3-10. For more information contact: Sharon Vallejos- 719-680-0693, Lesley Abeyta- Hertzing- 719-859-2065, Kendra Doherty- 719-946-5510 or 719-680-0693
Third Thursday Heritage Nights—Tin Art
TRINIDAD — Each third Thursday of the month Trinidad History Museum’s Kirby and Abigail will be serving up 15-20 minute his- tory lessons, and then we will all create a hands on experience. This month, Thursday, December 19, 5:30 to 7:30 pm join us in making Holiday decor out of Tin. For more information call 719-846-2361.
Free Health Screenings
TRINIDAD — Free health screenings will be provided on Friday, December 20, 9 am to 12 pm at the Las Animas-Huerfano Health Department, 412 Benedicta Avenue. The screen- ings are by appointment only and take about 15 minutes to complete. Please call 719-846- 2213 to schedule. There is no charge and no fasting is required. The screenings will in- clude a Cholesterol Panel, Hemoglobin A1c, Blood pressure and a pre diabetes screeing.
Santa Claus at CPL
TRINIDAD — Santa will be upstairs at Carnegie Public Library, 202 N Animas Street with candy canes for everyone Friday, December 20, 2 to 4 pm! Attendees are welcome to take pictures. Call for more information 719-846-6841.
HOH Creator Fridays!
TRINIDAD — We are proud to announce that this fall’s Hands on History Fridays will focus on the arts! HOH is for kids in 1 through 8 grades and runs each Friday, 1 to 4 pm. The cost for the class is $9 per week. (Scholarships available for free/reduced lunch, or multiple sibling enrollment. HOH will be held each Friday through Dec. 20. These Fridays are sponsored by the Trinidad Community Foundation and in partnership with the Arts Council of Trinidad, whose members will be joining us to teach about different types of art techniques!
Each Friday will include a brief history lesson to introduce the topic and its significance, followed by hands on activities. This Friday, December 20 – alcohol-ink painting Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation “Santa Paws”
TRINIDAD — Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association announced a collaboration with Santa “Paws” in hopes of helping shelter animals have a wonderful holiday season and the best of care for the years to come.
Operation Santa Paws is a kind-hearted, cheery, animal-loving supply and donation drive… a unique holiday give-back effort that will help Noah’s Ark in continuing to assist the 1,600 cats, dogs, kittens and puppies we help each year.”
There are many ways to contribute: Giving Trees-Like shopping? Like giving? Shop for a cause and give from the heart to pets who have less. The NAAWA Giving Trees are decorated with ornaments listing much needed supplies for shelter pets. Simply visit a giving tree, pick an ornament, purchase the listed item, and place into the box near the tree. Giving Trees can be found at Big R, The Tail’s End Grooming Salon, and the Noah’s Ark Thrift Store.
You CAN Make a Difference Food Drive-Now thru Dec 31- Noah’s Ark’s shelter and their thrift store are collecting canned dog and cat food for shelter critters. Donations of pet food can be delivered to the thrift store or shelter.
Fill Santa’s Boot-This holiday season, you can help Noah’s Ark reach a goal of $50,000 to purchase new indoor dog kennels for the new animal shelter. Just look for official Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association representatives any day at the Noah’s Ark Thrift Store and fill Santa’s boot for homeless pets in need. Donations can also be made at the NAAWA animal shelter, thrift store, by mail or phone, or online at www.noahsarktrinidad.org. or on GoFundMe.
La Posada downtown
TRINIDAD — Las Animas County Hispanic Chamber and Southern Colorado Coal Miner’s Museum will be hosting La Posada on Friday, December 20, 4 pm beginning at the Coal Miners Museum, 219 W. Main Street.
La Posada is a celebration that represents the difficulties that Joseph and Mary, the mother of Jesus, faced in search of a room when traveling to Bethlehem. Groups of children and adults go from house to house sing- ing traditional songs requesting lodging (posada). We will have music and go to differ- ent businesses on Main Street and Commercial St. ending back at the museum. We welcome anyone who would like to be a part La Posada either by dressing up or as part of the procession. We would love for you to join us! If you have questions, please call Yolanda Romero 719-846-8234 or Becky Butero 719-859-5725.
Family Movie- Polar Express
TRINIDAD — Friday, December 20, 5 to 8:30 pm at Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community
Center, 911 Robinson, offers a free movie night for all children 12 and under, come early for cookies and hot cocoa! For more info, call 719-845-4894.
“The Grinch” free movie
TRINIDAD — Come out Friday, December 20, 6 pm to Illusions Dance Studio, 131 E Main St for a free showing of “The Grinch”. Popcorn and soda will be available
Christmas Crafts and Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt
TRINIDAD — Come join us for some Christmas crafts Saturday, December 21, 11 am to 1 pm at Illusions Dance Studio, 131 E Main Street. The festive holiday fun is presented by Southern Colorado Family Center and will include Christmas cookie decorating, stocking decorating, snowman picture frames, and cot- ton ball snowman. The Elf in the Shelf scav- enger hunt begins at 11am. We will also be taking pictures with Santa and we will be making s’mores. Each activity cost $1-$2 each. For more information: 719-251-6509.
Mt. Carmel Market
TRINIDAD — The public has one last chance to shop The Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue,· market before Christmas, Saturday, December 21, 10 am to 3 pm. The market is great for all you last minute shoppers out there! Vendors on all floors, and the kitchen is always open on Market Days!
Aguilar’s Parade of Lights
AGUILAR — Aguilar’s annual parade of lights will be held Saturday, December 21 and will also feature many family friendly activities. Times for events are:
5 pm-“Rudolph Goes To The Moon” pup- pet show at Aguilar’s Library put on by Story- Time Puppet Club
6 pm- Parade line up in front of Navajo on Main Street
After the parade, meet us in the community center where Santa will be visiting the children. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served to the community sponsored by the American Legion Post 42 & Women’s Auxilary and Friends Of Aguilar. For information please call Debbie at 680-0861 or Pat at 680- 1393.
Santa Tuck-In ROAR fundraiser
TRINIDAD — In this unique ROAR Relay for Life fundraiser, Santa will come to your home to read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas for a $10 donation. Tuck-ins are scheduled for, Saturday, Dec. 21, Sunday, Dec. 22. Call Sharon at 719-680-1249 to schedule a time.
Walton Brothers Concert
TRINIDAD — The Walton Brothers return to Trinidad for their Christmas Concert Saturday, December 21, 7 pm at First Christian Church, 200 S. Walnut Street. Tickets are $10 adults or $5 for children, and may be purchased at the door or Mangino’s Automotive or 1st National Bank. Also, doors open at 6 pm for “Last Stop Shop” for last minute gift options. All proceeds benefit the Grace Christian School in Trinidad.
Ugly sweater dance at Spanish Peaks Inn
GULNARE — Get ready for the Ugly Sweater Dance with Joe Mestas, Saturday, December 21, 7 to 10 pm, $5 cover charge.
Spanish Peaks Inn also offers Tai Chi, QI Gong and mind- fulness every Monday at 2 pm; and line dancing every Wednesday, 2 to 4 pm. Dont forget Taco Tuesday and Friday night specials.
TRINIDAD — Come out Wednesday, December 25, noon for Christmas Dinner at St. Joseph’s Hall. The dinner is sponsored by Fisher’s Peak Soup Kitchen
New Years Eve Bash
GULNARE — Plan to join the fun at Spanish Peaks Inn, Tuesday, December 31, 8:30 pm to 12:30 am for our annual New Years Eve Bash! Turning Point will provide the music and the dance floor will be ready for your moves. $10 cover charge.
Winter Art Show
TRINIDAD — The Mitchell Museum of Art, 150 E. Main will feature the Winter Art Show until January.
First Day Hike at Trinidad Lake Park
TRINIDAD — What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors? On New Year’s Day, America’s State Parks have all 50 states offering free, guided First Day Hike Programs. These hikes provide a means for individuals and families to welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature. Head out to Trinidad Lake State Park and pick your favorite trail to start the New Year! January 1, 8 am to 5 pm.
TLAC Chamber of Commerce 2020 luncheon sponsorships available
TRINIDAD — The Trinidad & Las Animas Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly luncheon every third Wednesday of the month. Each month we give a local business or non profit the opportunity to come share with the attendees about their business.
The 2019 sponsors have been TSJC, Trinidad Correctional Facility, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Mt. San Rafael, SoCo Quick Clean, Wilklow & Associates, Veterans Memorial Committee, TSD-1, Mountain Liquor, Historic Trinidad Main Street board, and the Trinidad Triggers.
A luncheon sponsorship includes: Company logo on Event Flyer, invitation to event, and on Social Media; Opportunity to distribute company’s marketing materials to all at- tendees; Two tickets to attend the luncheon; Company logo on event signage; 30-minutes to promote your company; Admission includes discussion and networking/social hour. Spaces are limited and filling up quickly. If you are interested in be- coming a sponsor of a 2020 luncheon please contact the office for more information. TLAC Chamber of Commerce, 719-846- 9285.
Hometown Pride Photo Contest
TRINIDAD — The City of Trinidad Tourism Board announces the Hometown Pride Photo Contest open to the pub- lic Jan 1 through Feb 29. For more information visit: www.visittrinidadcolorado.com
Workplace Skills class at TSJC
TRINIDAD — This Workplace Skills class meets two hours a week over seven Fridays, January 17 to February 28. The skills class will meet 10 am to noon or 7:45 to 9:45 am in the Boyd Room 102 at Trinidad State.
The class will cover these topics:
• Workplace communication skills
• Organizational skills
• Time-management skills
• Conflict management
• Leadership and responsibility
• Creative problem solving
• Judgement and decision making
• Accountability and responsibility
The class counts as one college credit-hour for the tuition of $175.64. For more information or to register, contact Donna Haddow, 719-846-5724 ext. 5724
Holiday decorating contest
RATON — The Raton Beautification Coalition announces the 2019 Holiday Decorating Contest! There will be prizes for the best decorated homes and businesses. No entry fee required! Nominate your favorites and vote online. Go to @Ratonbeautiful on Facebook for info and to vote.
Raton Ministerial Alliance Food Distribution
RATON — There will be a food distribution Friday, December 20, 10 am until supplies are gone, at the old City Market building, 907 S. 2nd Street. Everyone is welcome.
Movie Night- The Grinch
CIMARRON — The Cimarron Halos are sponsoring movie night at CEMS PAC Friday, December 20. Doors open at 6 pm. Come watch the original Grinch at 6:30 pm followed by the new Grinch at 7 pm. Tickets are $5. Your ticket will give you a snack bag and drink and will be put in a drawing for two door prizes. There will also be a picture booth with the Grinch for $1. Hope to see you there!!!
CUMW Open Hands Thrift Store $1 Bag Sale
CIMARRON — The Cimarron United Methodist Womens Open Hands Thrift Store, 357 E 9th Street, is having a $1 bag sale Friday and Saturday, December 20 and 21. Anything in the store (except furniture) that fits into a bag is just $1! We have loads of Christmas items and lots more! Store hours are 10 am to 3 pm.
Christmas Light Parade
SPRINGER — The Christmas Light parade will be held Saturday, December 21, 6 pm The parade participants will meet in front of the Colfax General Long-term Care, 615 Prospect Ave at 5:30 pm. For more information call the Springer Chamber of Commerce, 575-643-6401.
Christmas Eve Service at FWC
RATON — Come celebrate the remembrance of the birth of our Savior and King, Jesus Christ this Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, 6 pm at Family Worship Center. Join us for carols, communion, the Christmas story as well as a special song from our Summit Kids kiddos! Cookies, desserts, hot chocolate and coffee to follow.
Mandala Center worship service
DES MOINES — The monthly worship service at the Mandala Center led by the Rev. Tim Sexton will be Sunday, December 29. The service begins at 3 pm followed by a pot luck dinner. TMC is located at 96 Mandala Rd. 3 miles west of Des Moines, New Mexico. For more information call (575) 278- 3002.
Raton Regional Aquatic Center New Years Eve party
RATON — Come swim in the New Year Tuesday, December 31 beginning 6 pm at Raton Regional Aquatic Center. The $5 admission fee applies to this event. This New Years Eve party is sponsored by the Parks department in partnership with Col- fax County DWI. Once you leave, you will not be allowed to re-enter the facility.
Polar Bear Plunge
EAGLES NEST — The Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks invite the public to the Polar Bear Challenge Wednesday, January 1, 9 am at Eagle Nest Lake. All are welcome to participate!
The January meeting of Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks is scheduled for January 6 (the first Monday in January) 5:30 pm at Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center. One of the main items on the Agenda will be to finalize plans for the Ice Fishing Tournament on January 25.
Participants are welcome for all events and, if you would like to volunteer to help with the events, just drop us an email letting us know that you are available to help. friend- email@example.com
Out of this World
ElectriCritters expands at Pueblo Zoo
PUEBLO — The popular ElectriCritters display at the Pueblo Zoo is on now! ElectriCritters at the Pueblo Zoo is sure to brighten your 2019! In addition to more than 250,000 lights and over 150 sculptures, enjoy touring two buildings with some of your favorite exotic animals and on select nights, get a free photo with Santa!
Event Dates: December 12 through 23, and 26 through 29
Santa dates: Santa will be at the zoo and FREE* photos available on Dec., 20-21, 27-28
Prices for Tickets (Purchased at the zoo before 4pm or through our website): Non-Member Adult $8, Non-Member Child $6, Member Adult $6, Member Child $4, and children under 3 years old are free. For full Details: https://www.pue- blozoo.org/electricritters for more information!
All proceeds raised from the event will go towards the care and feeding of the zoo’s 500 animals. The event gives a boost to attendance which is crucial in helping the zoo make ends meet during the slower winter months.