Registration is open for Wild Wonderful Night 2018! 

Join us for A “Wild Wonderful Night” at our new venue, the Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Howell on Thursday, November 8th from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm to benefit the Howell Nature Center’s wildlife rehabilitation and education programs.

The elegant gala showcases cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants with over 300 attendees who will sample the chef’s creations and vote for their favorite who will win the coveted “Kili” award.

This exciting evening of live and silent auction items, jazz music and an opportunity to meet our wildlife ambassadors, including this year’s mascot, Yeti the Snowy Owl.  This year the Howell Nature Center received more than 4,000 wild birds and mammals who were brought to the center needing assistance.

The Howell Nature Center’s Rehabilitation Clinic is the largest of its kind in Michigan which includes our nationally recognized raptor rehabilitation facility and Livingston County’s only teaching zoo.

Proceeds from this signature event will give the animals a second chance to “Heal, Grow and Be Wild”!

Individual supporter tickets – $75.00

Sponsorship packages available by contacting Marie Skladd, Director of Community Engagement at or 517-376-9340.

.Thank you to our 2018 participating restaurants:

  • Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill
  • Bourbons
  • Catered Coffee
  • Cello Italian Restaurant
  • Diamonds Steak & Seafood
  • 59 West Banquet Center
  • La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine 
  • Lakelands Golf  & Country Club
  • M Street Baking Co.
  • Pi’s Asian Cuisine
  • The Silver Pig Bar & Oyster Room 
  • Wooly Bully’s.


Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Jordan and Ashley Foundation



Eckhart, Inc

VCA Countryside Animal Hospital 
Fowlerville Veterinary Clinic
Howard Weaver
North Brothers Ford

Premier Pet Supply
PPS – Mike Palmer
Robert W. & Maxine C. Parker Foundation 

Bob & Patti Shaw

Spirit of Alexandria Foundation 


First National Bank of Howell
Champion Chevrolet
Littlite, LLC

Barb Locks

Rashid Garage Doors Inc.

Yeo & Yeo

Wild Birds Unlimited – Novi

If you or your business is interested in donating an auction item or sponsoring the event, please contact Marie Skladd for additional details:


Click here to access our sponsorship form!

Thank you to all of the generous auction donors for 2018 thus far. We appreciate your support and hope our followers continue to support your business as well.