Lindsay Wildlife Announces Ninth Annual Fundraiser for Wildlife

Lucky bidder will get to name Lindsay’s newest animal ambassador a Western Screech Owl

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF./Aug. 15, 2018—Want to name an owl? Then be the highest bidder during Lindsay Wildlife Experience’s premiere fall fundraiser An Evening at the Bistro!Now in its ninth year, this WILD event held at Va de Vi Bistro in downtown Walnut Creek, offers silent and live auctions that raise money for Lindsay’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital, the first-ever in the nation. A new animal ambassador, a Western Screech Owl will be making its debut appearance to the public and one lucky bidder will get to name the owl that is Lindsay’s newest animal ambassador.

What: Our generous hosts and premier sponsors, Nan and John Walz, will present a delightful night filled with fine food, fine wine, fine company—and of course, animal ambassadors—at the beautiful Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar in Walnut Creek. Stroll the magnificent courtyard at Va de Vi and take the opportunity to bid on unique items up for auction.  And for the first time ever, Lindsay’s bald eagle Atsa will be making her debut away from Lindsay at this grand party. Guests will be able to get a picture with this striking bird as well as bid on other auction items found nowhere else, including unique wines or experiences such as shadowing a Lindsay veterinarian for the day! Every dollar raised will benefit the wildlife rehabilitation offered by Lindsay Wildlife Experience.

Where: Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar, 1511 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596

When: Sunday, September 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $125 per person before Aug. 23. After Aug. 23 tickets start at $150 per person. Purchase tickets at:

For more information: For more information about this event, visit; telephone (925) 627-2950;or visit Lindsay Wildlife Experience.



About Lindsay Wildlife Experience:
Lindsay connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. A unique natural history and environmental education center where live wild animals are just inches away from visitors, Lindsay serves more than 100,000 children and adults each year. Home to the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S., Lindsay treats more than 5,600 animals annually and is a pioneer in wildlife medical care.


Visiting Lindsay Wildlife Experience

1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94597

(925) 935-1978


Lindsay Hours & Admission

Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admission is free for members and children under 2 years old, $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65+ and $8 for children 2 -17.