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Party-time with turkeys! Animal Place’s 6th annual Thank the Turkeys event on November 21, 2015 is a celebration of life, love, and compassion. Join fellow turkey lovers for a day of cuddling the rescued animals, feeding the turkeys and chickens some delicious sweet potato pie, enjoying a catered vegan dinner, and listening to renowned author Jeffrey Masson.

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Adults (18 & older): $65/person
Children (3-17): $45/child
Children under 2 are free.
8 & older is a recommendation. If you have a younger child who would enjoy this event, sign them up. 


11:00-1:00 pm    Barns open, visit with the calves, pigs, sheep, goats, and rabbits. (Donkeys are a little frisky but you can pet them over fence.)

1:00-1:30 pm      Turkey and Chicken Feeding Time!  Get a photo taken with the turkeys as a keepsake! Our photographers will do their best to capture each of you posing with a turkey

1:30 pm                Meet in parking lot, caravan to dinner site: The Grange, 12629 McCourtney  Road

Please arrive on time to dinner site.

2:00 pm                                Coffee, tea, snacks before dinner

2:15 pm                                Welcoming by Kim Sturla, executive director

2:20 pm                                Jeffrey Masson, “How animals are our emotional superiors”

3:15 pm                                Dinner begins! Catered bySanctuary Bistro out of Berkeley

4:00 pm                                Raffle Winner announced (Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the sanctuary or at The Grange).

5:00 pm                                Thank the Turkeys Day adjourns. Remember to pick up your photos on the way out!

* The event starts at 11:00 am and we recommend you arrive on time!

Here is the delicious menu planned by Sanctuary Bistro!


Fingerling Potatoes with Potato Cashew cream topped with Shiitake Bacon

Crimini Caps filled with a walnut and Mushroom Pate


Portabello and Spinach bread pudding

Portabello, spinach, house-made gf bread baked in a creamy Soy custard

Tofu Cordon Bleu

Baked tofu filled with smoky maple cutlet, cashew chèvre, served with a creamy risotto and julienned carrots and zucchini


little gem salad

Fresh apples, dried cranberries, pumpking seeds, candied walnuts, Meyer – lemon truffle vinaigrette

Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

Cranberry Sauce


French Silk

4 Responses so far.

  1. Marlena Thurlow says:

    The animals are all so beautiful and precious! I wish I lived near you so I could volunteer and help daily. I love all animals…Thank you for your wonderful work and for saving these gorgeous and loving creatures…

  2. Claire Amos says:

    It was very enlightening. The main speaker Will Tuttle was excellent. The vegan food was delicious. There were over 250 people at the grange. So, we did not overeat. It was like the story of Jesus and the brussel sprouts (fish I mean). They had to make it go a long way since they were not expecting that many guests. The animals were amazing most importantly of all!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Will there be wine / beer at the Thank the Turkeys dinner? If not, are we able to bring our own?