Casual, cool and comfortable shoes are the key to “Discover Como”.
Watch Como Friends President Jackie Sticha welcome you to Sunset Affair: Discover Como and share all about the incredible evening awaiting you.
5:30 p.m. | Registration opens, and the discovery begins! Look for the registration tent located in front of the Visitor Center. Be sure to check in and receive your nametag and seating assignment for dinner.
5:30-7:30 p.m. | Explore the sights and sounds of Como and discover the plants, animals and people that make the zoo and conservatory so special. Enjoy nibbles and libations from D’Amico Catering.
Visit with zookeepers, horticulturists and Como’s animal ambassadors. View the locations of these not-to-be-missed stations on the map (see above).
Don’t forget to bid on the fabulous Sunset Affair Silent Auction filled with Only-Como experiences, getaways, wine and dine items—and other fantastic offerings!
Enjoy cool cocktails and savory cuisine provided by D’Amico Catering.
7:00 p.m. | Custom SPIRE Sparky Show for Sunset Affair in the KSTP Amphitheater.
7:30 p.m. | Enjoy an exquisite picnic dinner of gourmet selections served al fresco. Look at your nametag to see if you are seated in Como Commons near Gorilla Forest, Donor Plaza by the bird yard, or at tables in Como Harbor.
8:15 p.m. | The Silent Auction closes. Your mobile device will tell you which items you’ve won.
8:30 p.m. | Mingle with friends and sip on coffee or an after-dinner drink at the dessert reception while listening to the melodic tones of the Sunny Era.
8:45 p.m. | Auction checkout opens. Pick up your items in the auction area.
10:00 p.m. | Good night and thank you for coming!
Como Friends never shares, trades or sells donor data so your cell number will only be used to send you information about mobile bidding the day of Sunset Affair. To ensure you’re connected when bidding starts, make sure that your battery is fully charged when you arrive at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.
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