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Wander the Wild

September 23 at 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wander the Wild 2018

Wander the Wild is our signature annual fundraiser, a live auction and dinner which benefits the Highlands Center’s children’s educational programs which touch 7000 children annually.

IT’S FOR THE KIDS! Bring your enthusiasm and your generous hearts as all profits directly benefit our youth education programs, creative, hands-on, outdoor, science-based education designed to introduce them to the wonders of our Central Arizona Highlands.

The live auction features outdoor-related travel and adventure packages, educational field trips and nature inspired works of art by local artists. With local, regional, national and international destinations, the auction offers something for everyone: stroll Central American Pacific beaches, sail the Caribbean, explore limestone caverns, hike with local bird experts and naturalists, paddleboard and kayak Goldwater Lake, revel in a week in a Tuscan Villa or at a South African photo safari, hike slot canyons, enjoy pampering experiences, relax in rustic local ranches and vineyards, and so much more!

Presenting Sponsor ~ Lamb Chevrolet

$100/person – Registration Required

Our 10th Annual Wander the Wild, the Highlands Center’s signature event which funds our children’s education programs, will be held September 23, 2018, at a beautiful and welcoming venue, the Windmill House in Chino Valley.  The event is a four hour celebration which starts at 2:30 pm with a social hour on a tree-lined outdoor patio with live music, passed appetizers, wine and beer.  This is the time when attendees meander through artistic and informative displays of the 45 auction packages, making notes and bidding strategies on their programs.  A variety of raffle items demand attention also.  At 3:40 pm attendees move indoors to the adjacent banquet hall for welcoming comments from Dave Irvine, HCNH Executive Director, and Master of Ceremonies Marnie Uhl, Prescott Valley Chamber President.  Then, at 4:00 master auctioneer Jacy Lee takes the floor and a lively live auction commences and commands your attention and generous enthusiasm for the next 75 minutes!

Following the excitement of the live auction, a buffet dinner and local wine is offered at 5:30 pm with meat, fish and vegetarian fare to satisfy all.  The drawing for raffle items, including a kayak from Manzanita Outfitters, occurs while attendees enjoy dessert and coffee.

A fabulous party for a wonderful cause, join us at this year’s Wander the Wild!


September 23
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Windmill House
1460 W Rd 4 N
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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