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Annual FACT Barbecue for the Birds to be held Oct. 4

The Facility for Animal Care and Treatment (FACT) at CSU Bakersfield invites the community to the 32nd Annual Barbecue for the Birds and Open House on Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Environmental Studies Area. The open house begins at 2 p.m.; dinner is served at 5 p.m.

Tours of FACT feature talks and demonstrations with live birds of prey, including hawks, owls and a golden eagle. CSUB biology students will give visitors the opportunity to create a recycled journal and participate in a scavenger hunt. Members of CSUB's 60+ Club will sell nature gifts, T-shirts, note cards, coloring books, zoo books, and more.

Dinner includes deep-pit beef and chicken, barbecue beans and salsa, tossed salad, rolls, homemade desserts, coffee and tea.  Soda will be available for purchase. A silent auction will be held during the open house and dinner. A live auction will begin after dinner, along with an opportunity drawing. Door prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening. The event also includes live folk music.

Dinner tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors (60+), and $10 for kids 5-12. Reservations should be made in advance. For details and reservations call (661) 654-3167 or email

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(661) 654-2136