HARMONY- Siesta Sanctuary Open House Sat. Aug 12 & Sun. Aug. 13, noon to 5 pm. Over 80 parrots are looking forward to talking, playing and admiring you, too. Free admission, parrot feathers, games, treasure hunt and a donation table. Come play catch with a cockatoo, watch a blue and gold macaw dance when you sing “Yankee Doodle” or just admire this beautiful flock of birds from all around our world's equator. Our parrot flock includes macaws, Amazons, conures and eclectus from South/Central America; African greys, jardines, lovebirds and Senegal parrots from Africa; and cockatoos, cockatiels and ring necks from Asia. The birds are caged or fly free in two rooms depending on their temperament (wimp or bully) and how high their status is within the bird community,. Some social ones make their rounds daily, visiting and chatting with other parrots. Others perch placidly alone in their cage, content to merely watch.
The nonprofit Siesta Sanctuary is a permanent home for parrots who have been displaced. Parrots are wild animals that live 30-80 years. They are very intelligent and social and in the wild thrive as part of a flock.
Siesta Sanctuary’s mission is to recreate the flock for parrots who have had their human flock disrupted. Seldom can humans accommodate these amazing birds through all the family life changes in 80 years!
It costs roughly $16,000 annually (roughly $45 per day) to house and feed the flock. Any donation, large or small, helps immensely!
We love volunteers, too! There are many small and large niches for help such as direct bird care, handyman services to stay ahead of the parrots' demolition, transporting cardboard boxes twice a month, chopping produce and preparing 80 salads daily, floor care, making parrots toys, socializing with parrots, anything that helps keep the birds happy! Volunteers set their own schedules - do one day a week or one day a month; IT ALL HELPS, and we greatly appreciate it!
This giant birdhouse is at 104 Brown Rd in Harmony.
Contact Siesta Sanctuary via FB, SiestaSanctuary.org or call Margaret Buschmann 207-683-6322.
Live Production Musical Nunsense follows the crazy antics of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent. When their cook accidentally serves up some tainted soup, 52 of the sisters are poisoned and die, leaving only five living nuns who were not at home the day of the toxic meal. When the convent’s first in charge, Reverend Mother Regina, splurges on a plasma TV, the sisters find themselves strapped for cash, as they still have four dead nuns to bury (whose bodies are being stored in the kitchen freezer!). The nuns decide to put on a benefit performance of the musical Grease in order to raise the rest of the money before the health department discovers their secret.
Center Theatre Box Office 564-8943 or www.centertheatre.org
At our volunteer orientation you will learn more about the many volunteer opportunities with the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. You will also have the opportunity to fill out a volunteer application. This event is open to the public, so you are welcome to simply show up at the Shelter at this date and time.
Bring any and all school supply donations to one of our Dead River offices in Millinocket, Lincoln or Houlton between July 1-September 1, and be entered into a drawing for: $100 in FREE product for your home**! **You do not need to be a current customer to enter. Want to make a money donation? Send your donation to Dead River Company, Attn: Krissie 795 Central St, Millinocket ME 04462
The donations will be given to the local area public schools in the Houlton, Lincoln and Millinocket and surrounding areas.
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