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Clients in the News – September 2014


Avalon clients are kicking the fall season into high gear with a range of exciting, informative, and fun events, starting now.

  • The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is presenting a spectacular film about the hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies that make one of the longest annual migrations on earth. Come along on a scientist’s breathtaking 40-year journey as he uncovers the mysteries of this great migration. MSI’s website has all the details – including a sneak preview — on its daily screenings of this wonderful film, now through February 15, 2015.
  • We look forward to the American Horticultural Society’s fall events every year. First up is AHS’s 6th annual much-anticipated online auction, running now through October 26, with “one-of-a-kind horticultural experiences” to bid on. AHS held its annual Gala on Saturday, September 20 at its beautiful River Farm headquarters. The Gala featured gourmet food, wine, a silent auction, and garden events. To bid on auction items, visit AHS’s website.
  • Do you have dinosaur-obsessed children or grandchildren? If so, National Geographic has just the exhibit for kids and adults looking for an exciting outing in Washington, DC: Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous. This new exhibit runs now through April 12, 2015, and lets you explore a full-sized skeletal model of the dinosaur which comes in at over 50 feet long, 20 feet high and weighing in at 6 tons. To get tickets and learn more about this thrilling exhibit set in the remote edges of the Sahara, visit National Geographic’s website.
  • Lonesome George, the late, world-famous Pinta Island tortoise who was the last of his kind, is finally ready for his close-up. From September 19 through January 4, 2015, Lonesome George will be on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Although the special lecture is already sold-out, you can find more information on the exhibit by visiting the Museum’s website. Galápagos Conservancy’s official press release is out now.
  • Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has kicked his re-election campaign into high gear – criss-crossing the state to talk about his commonsense approach to finding common ground with his colleagues in the Senate to solve the tough issues. He’s highlighting his work on fixing the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ shameful backlog of veterans waiting for care, bringing manufacturing and tech jobs back to Virginia, and tackling the student debt debacle. Senator Warner’s record in the Senate speaks for itself, but with fewer than two months until Election Day, and a well-funded opponent who will do and say anything to get elected, he’s taking nothing for granted. For more on Senator Warner’s record of accomplishment and how you can get involved, visit the campaign’s website.