The public is invited to celebrate the holidays with the animals and staff of the Audubon Center and Sanctuary.
On Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, those attending can meet some Audubon animals up close during a live animal presentation at Christmas with the Critters. Audubon staff will bring some of the animals out to meet people. Activities will include making a gift for the animals, reading a story and opening some of the animals' presents.
Admission is $7 a person or $5 for Friends of the Nature Center. People can also take a gift tag from the Giving Tree that stands in the lobby of the Nature Center building, purchase the item and bring it back as admission. Those who can't attend the event can place a gift under the tree beforehand.
Meeting the snapping turtle is one of the opportunities at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s Christmas with the Critters on Friday.
The gifts benefit Audubon's educational reptiles and amphibian, the fish, Liberty the Bald Eagle, the outdoor wildlife, and the staff that takes care of them.
Reservations are not required.
The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.
For more information, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.