Sunday, October 2, 2016 

Adventure-Themed Live Auction and Dinner Fundraiser at Capital Canyon Club (formerly Hassayampa Country Club)

PRESCOTT, AZ –August 24, 2016 – The 8th annual Wander The Wild, the Highlands Center for Natural History’s biggest yearly fundraiser, will be held Sunday, October 2, at the Capital Canyon Club from 2:30 to 7:00 PM. “This exciting outdoor and adventure-themed auction is our main fundraising event, responsible for providing thousands of children with nature-based learning experiences, proven to benefit their lives in many ways,” stated Dave Irvine, Executive Director. For reservations, please call 928-776-9550.

Wander the Wild is an exciting annual event, featuring live music, a delicious dinner, and includes wines from Painted Lady Vineyards, Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, and Cork and Cuisine Restaurant. “Feed your sense of adventure by bidding on exotic travel and experience items,” added Irvine. A sample of trips to be auctioned include destinations such as a one-week stay in Maine, beach combing in Nicaragua, hiking the Channel Islands of California, a South African photo safari and an 8-day European Holiday river cruise for two . Nature-inspired local art and educational adventures to locations throughout Arizona are also featured, to be auctioned by local favorite Jacy Lee. All proceeds benefit our youth education programs, inspiring over 12,000 children annually with quality, creative hands-on outdoor education, developed to introduce them to the natural wonders of the Central Arizona Highlands. You can also win a Perception Impulse 10.0 Kayak in our raffle, courtesy of Manzanita Outfitters.

This year’s presenting sponsors are The Peaks Realty, with Honorary Chairs Ron and Laura James, and Sustaining Sponsors Foothills Bank, Taylor & Padgett and The Riggs Team at Wallick and Volk Mortgage Bankers. Contributing Sponsors include Olsen’s for Healthy Animals, Brown & Brown Insurance, Lamb Cadillac, Fann Construction, and Bloom Tree Realty. Additional Supporting Sponsors include Residence Inn Marriott, Fred Forte, APS, Jay’s Bird Barn, Haley Construction, Prescott Parent Magazine, and Diana Coombs Group Lawyers Title.

For reservations, please call 928-776-9550 or go to

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