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September 2012 – July 2013

Sep
9
Sun
HRS at the Solano Stroll @ Solano Avenue
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

HRS is hosting a fundraising and educational booth at the Solano Stroll! Join us for a fun, hopefully sun-filled day on Solano Avenue. Sign up to volunteer for a few hours, and then check out all the other awesome booths, watch the parade, enjoy tons of yummy food, spread awareness about the plight of unwanted rabbits, and help HRS raise funds all at the same time!

Email hq@rabbit.org if you are interested in volunteering. Thanks!

Oct
6
Sat
No Bunny Left Behind Community Literacy Project: Humane Education Through Art, Reading, and Play @ HRS Rabbit Center
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rosemary Wells, author of the popular Max and Ruby bunny books, proclaimed “read to your bunny every day and your bunny will read to you.”Never ignoring a dare, RabbitEARS took the challenge seriously and created No Bunny Left Behind, a unique community-based literacy program aligned with academic content and performance standards* that helps children explore the bond between animals and humans through stories, discussion, art and play. (*NOTE: with all due respect to overachievers, no bunnies were given standardized tests or otherwise annoyed in the creation of this project!)

Parents, older siblings, teachers, librarians, community and student leaders are encouraged to read to younger children every day for twenty minutes to impart simple, everyday ways to treat animals with kindness while fostering literacy skills and cooperation through creative playtime.

Participants in this class will learn the basics of a varied 20 to 30-minute presentation and receive a NBLB volunteer educator certificate, a training manual, a recommended reading list, a signed NBLB poster, and a copy of Rosemary Wells book, Read to Your Bunny. As a certified NBLB educator, participants will be encouraged to visit elementary school classrooms, after-school programs, churches, animal shelters and other venues to read to children and lead discussions — helping children develop critical thinking skillsand empathy. No Bunny Left Behind posters are available should volunteers want to hang them at local shelters, schools and churches.

Presenters:

Judy Hardin, founder of RabbitEARS Adoption Store in El Cerrito, an HRS member and humane educator (not yet but I will sign up immediately!!!), and guardian to six house bunnies.

Elianna Senturia, a long-time volunteer at RabbitEARS, an eighth-grader at Albany Middle School, a lover of all creatures and a certified No Bunny Left Behind volunteer educator.

Class Date: Saturday, Oct 6 2012
Time: 10am – 5pm, includes vegan lunch and snack
Fee: $55

Refresher Courses: free
Oct
27
Sat
“Hoppy” Halloween Party and Open House @ HRS Rabbit Center
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for our first annual Halloween Party at the Rabbit Center! Check out the “haunted” shelter, meet & greet the bunnies, enter our costume contest, watch a screening of “Curse of the Were-Rabbit”, and enjoy frighteningly delicious food! Please invite your family and friends, too!

 

Dec
1
Sat
Annual Holiday Party @ HRS Rabbit Center
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for our annual holiday party on Saturday, December 1st, from 12 to 5 p.m. More details to come!

Feb
9
Sat
Valentine Tea Party and Shelter Bag Stuffing
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Help stuff the shelter bags and enjoy our Valentine Tea Party. We will have raspberry or regular tea, sparking cranberry juice, shortbread bunny valentine cookies, and bunny tembleque (coconut pudding) with fresh strawberries. The tea party will be free to volunteers who help stuff shelter bags for at least one hour and deliver bags to one of the shelters. For others, the tea party will cost $6.00. Please RSVP to rabbit-center@rabbit.org if you plan to attend!

Feb
10
Sun
Annual Valentine Luncheon
Feb 10 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Valentine Luncheon on February 10th in Benicia. The vegan luncheon will feature tangy Jamaican soup, red bell peppers stuffed with herbed Israeli couscous and pistachios, “hearty” salad, and your choice of chocolate ganache pudding or raspberry cloude souffle (vegetarian). The luncheon is $16.00 per person. Appetizers, coffee, and wine are $3.00 extra. Reservations and prepayment are required. Reservations or cancellations MUST be made at least 48 hours before the luncheon. Please call us at 510-970-7575 or email rabbit-center@rabbit.org to RSVP.

Jul
27
Sat
Donated Book Sale @ House Rabbit Society
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm