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TWC hosts ‘The Birds & the Bees’ Valentine’s Day virtual program and fundraiser dinner

WILMOT  Grab your sweetheart and learn something new about The Birds & the Bees this Valentine’s Day, as The Wilderness Center hosts a special Night in for Nature virtual program and fundraising dinner on Friday, February 12th, at 6:00 p.m.

Senior Naturalist Carrie Elvey will present this PG-13 program, which is a light-hearted look at the romantic lives of animals. For example, did you know that city birds sing shorter courtship songs than country birds? Or that the antennae of a male mosquito will vibrate to the frequency of a compatible female’s flight pattern when she flies by? Talk about ‘operating on the same frequency’!

Delicious, locally-produced fare from Chef Adam Lambert of Ohio City Provisions will include a lavender honey glazed duck breast, spelt risotto with duck confit, and sous vide carrots with orange, thyme, butter and coriander. A video offering re-heating instructions will be provided to all registrants. All ticket purchases will also include one bottle of dry riesling from M Cellars winery in Geneva, Ohio.

Representatives from M Cellars will offer attendees a video tour of their cellars, and representatives from Wholesome Valley Farm will also share information on the sustainable farms which are providing the evening’s meal.

Attendees can choose a meal for one (or tasting for two) for $65, or two meals for $90. Home delivery is available to the Canton and Massillon area, within 20 miles of TWC, for an additional $15 fee. Pick-ups and deliveries will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 12. Register online at

Meal bags should be refrigerated and you must be 21 or older to participate (ID will be required). Due to the wine sale and applicable laws, funds will be collected through Ohio City Provisions and donated to The Wilderness Center.

Sponsored by:

Key Private Bank
Ohio City Provisions

Pickup locations:

Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wholesome Valley Farm, Wilmot
927 US Route 62, Wilmot OH 44689

Local Roots, Wooster 
140 South Walnut Street, Wooster OH 44691

Ohio City Provisions, Cleveland
3208 Lorain Ave, Cleveland OH 44113

Private Residence, Bolivar

Delivery available to Massillon and Canton area (20 mile limit from TWC) for an extra $15.
About TWC’s partners:

Wholesome Valley Farm – A 200 acre diversified farm neighboring The Wilderness Center, focusing on grassfed beef, pasture raised pork, chicken, and turkey, and organic vegetables.

Ohio City Provisions – A craft butcher and small grocer based in Cleveland and sharing ownership with Wholesome Valley Farm.  This chef-driven butcher shop offers fresh cuts, cured and smoked meats, and house made old-world charcuterie from the animals raised at Wholesome Valley Farm.

M Cellars – Ohio’s premier estate grown winery offering cool climate vinifera varieties including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and the only registered Ohio Meritage blend.

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