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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dec. 24: Candy Canes for Ponies at Sunrise Stables

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Looking for a fun, nonshopping excursion on Christmas Eve with the kids? The annual Candy Canes for Ponies day at Sunrise Stables is the place to be, and it’s free! For two hours, kids are invited to feed and pet the ponies, who, it will be noted by digital-camera-wielding adults, will be wearing their finest holiday attire; the making of homemade treats rounds out the trip. Whether this excursion will soften or worsen the child’s repeated demands for a pony is your call, but it highlights a good cause: most of the horses at Sunrise Stables are rescued from abuse and neglect to be given proper care. Come see “Pebbles” and “Wall-E” up close and personal on Thursday, Dec. 24, at Sunrise Stables, 1098 Lodi Lane, St. Helena. Noon–2pm. Free. 707.337.5582.Gabe Meline
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nov. 21: Peter Gros at Lincoln Theater

Posted By on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 4:21 PM

On Jan. 6, 1963, Marlin Perkins stood in front of the television cameras for the first time and introduced the world to Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, thus pioneering the “nature show” format. Other nature shows and, indeed, entire television networks would spring up in its wake, and appearances by animal trainers eventually became a late-night television staple. One such trainer is Peter Gros, who’s co-hosted Wild Kingdom since the 1980s and who occasionally goes on tour with a crazy cast of animals with which to educate and entertain the nation’s schoolchildren. The best part? It’s only 10 bucks for kids under the age of 12. Saddle up the young-uns and watch their eyes widen at Gros’ traveling zoo on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Lincoln Theater. 100 California Drive, Yountville. 3pm. $28; $10 children 12 and under. 707.944.1300.Gabe Meline
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