Night in the Woods

Saturday, November 4, 2017
6:30-10:00 pm

Levin Jewish Community Center
1937 W Cornwallis Rd, Durham, NC 27705


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Now Accepting Nomations for PWC’s 2017 Environmental Leadership Awards!

Piedmont Wildlife Center is currently accepting nominations for our 4th Annual Environmental Leadership Award. The award will recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to environmental issues and exhibited a longstanding passion for nature connection. This accolade will be awarded to one recipient in each of the following categories: Youth, Adult, and Business. Awardees must live or work in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. Awards will be presented at the Gala.
Nomination Deadline: October 6, 2017


Meet This Year’s Auctioneer:   Mike Merriman

Mike MerriamMike is a successful and dynamic business executive, author, keynote speaker, and the CEO of Evolving Enterprise Advisors, where he is committed to the mission of inspiring human systems to their highest and best form through the use of Appreciative Inquiry, encouraging the development of for-purpose and socially conscious individuals, businesses, and organizations.

For individuals who desire more from life, Mike has developed the Six Fundamental Questions to Ignite Your Personal Evolution, along with the daily AVID practice to sustain the growth and change.

On the organization side, Mike facilitates whole-system, strengths-based, rapid change, through the use of Appreciative Inquiry summits and consulting. He’s partnered with the leading facilitators of this method, with clients that include The United Nations, The U.S. Department of the Navy, Clark, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Fairmont Minerals, Fathom Digital Marketing, Fortec Medical, The Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Initiative, and many more. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan referred to Appreciative Inquiry as “the best large-group planning methodology in the world today.”

He recently authored his first book, Closer Than You Think – Six Fundamental Questions to Ignite Your Personal Evolution, and is most interested in helping people and organizations discover and implement their Values, Strengths, and Priorities, which he calls, their “Positive Core.”

Take a Selfie with our Wildlife Ambassadors:


Be the first bidder on an item and you could win an iPad Mini 4 WiFi 16GB!

Bidding will be open the week of November 4th.  You will be able to bid online during the event, even if you can’t join us in person!  Winning bidders will need to pick their items up at our office in Durham.  Items will not be able to be mailed or delivered. All guests (bidding online or in-person) will need to register on our mobile bidding platform (BidPal) prior to the event.

Sampling of Live Auction Items:

4 Day Hopper Passes to Disney World

A week stay in a Tuscan Villa

4-day stay oceanfront on Figure 8 Island

Sampling of Silent Auction Items:

Baskets full of goodies like this one from Burt’s Bees

Outdoor items like this Coleman Sundome 3-person tent

Restaurant certificates like this $100 one from Angus Barn

Unique Opportunities like this behind the scenes tour of the Carolina Raptor Center hospital!

Things for animals like this hand-crafted bird feeder

Win an iPad Mini 4 WiFi 16GB Gold by bidding first on Silent Auction Items!

You must be at the live event to win this prize!

iPad Mini WiFi 16GB Silver

iPad Mini 4 WiFi 16GB Gold

Your name will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini 4 WiFi 16GB Gold (List price $350!) every time you are the first bidder on one of our Silent Auction items.  The more items that you bid on first during the live event, the more chances you have to win!  All items with no bids will be tagged with a “no bids banner”.


Other Prizes You Can Win at the Gala:

Play “Night Owl” and Win an Amazon Fire HD8 tablet!

Legend-of-the-Owls-LED-Blinkies-100_3Purchase a “Night Owl” for $10 and enter a raffle to win an Amazon HD8 tablet! Night Owls are only available at the event on Saturday, November 4th. Buy three owls for $25. Only 50 owls are available for sale so the more you buy, the better chance you have of winning!


Get all of the answers correct during our auction scavenger hunt and enter a drawing to win an Amazon Fire! No fee to play!

Kindle-Fire-HD-7


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