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Wine & dine at Oakland Zoo June 25

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POSTED June 17, 2011 12:53 a.m.

OAKLAND - The Oakland Zoo’s Walk in the Wild benefit takes place on Saturday, June 25, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Walk in the Wild - An Epicurean Escapade! is one of the Bay Area’s premier fundraising events. This year the engagement will feature more than 90 restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries, and breweries. With each reservation, guests will receive a commemorative wine glass and plate to enjoy beverages and delectable cuisine. For a complete list of Bay Area vendors and participating community sponsors, access the website at www.oaklandzoo.org where you can also make reservations.

Due to the serving of alcohol all guests must be 21 years of age or older.

From 5 to 8 p.m. is time for the wine, nine, & stroll while mingling with friends throughout the Oakland Zoo. Move to the music of Bay Area artists Steel Jam.

From 8 to 1p .m. it is time for dancing under the stars with live music served with dessert. Masterpiece, a collective of Bay Area artists, will perform live with a mix of song favorites including Pop, Soul, Funk, R&B, and Jazz.

The East Bay Zoological Society EBZS is celebrating 75 years. The society has managed and operated both the Zoo and surrounding Knowland Park for the City of Oakland since 1982. Under its management, the Oakland Zoo presents an award-winning experience for visitors, fosters knowledge and understanding of animals and the environment through educational programs, and has earned national awards and international acclaim for its animal management and endangered species programs.

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