6 LAKE HOME & CABIN SHOW – MINNEAPOLIS If you’ve ever caught a glimpse of an owl winging silently through a forest, or a bald eagle riding the summer thermals it’s hard not to appreciate how amazing these birds are. Raptors, which are carniv- orous (meat-eating) birds, have been around in some form for more than 50 million years. And although there are more than 482 species worldwide, they all share at least three main characteristics; keen eyesight, eight sharp talons and hooked beaks. At this year’s Lake Home & Cabin Show you will be able to see a special selection of raptors – live and up-close at the “Wild About Raptors” feature on the show floor. You will see several live raptors including an American kestrel, red-tailed hawk, bald eagle, great-horned owl and a peregrine falcon. You’ll learn about these fascinating and adapt- able birds through expert naturalists from The Raptor Center (TRC) at the University of Minnesota. The Raptor Center also will be giving performances with the birds each day on the Northwoods Stage. Since its inception in 1974, The Raptor Center has become internationally known for its avian medicine and education programs. TRC treats more than 1,000 sick and injured raptors each year and provides specialized training in raptor medicine and surgery for veterinarians from around the world. TRC reaches more than 150,000 people each year through educational programs and events. TRC Performance times on the Northwoods Stage are 4 & 6 p.m. Friday, noon, 2 & 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Sunday. Chef Patrick Moore, the show’s very own “Getaway Gourmet” from Brule, Wisconsin is bringing three of his favorite hors d’oeuvres recipes to the cooking stage this year! As always, his unique cooking presentations combine great award winning flavors with his own belief that cooking at the cabin can be a wonderful experience that doesn’t have to take all day. “You came to the cabin to relax with family and friends,” Chef Patrick said, “I’m going to teach you how to make memorable meals and still leave time for play.” This year’s “Quick Cabin Bites” recipes include; Triple Mediterranean Bruschetta, Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salsa and Crab & Avocado Salad. The “Getaway Gourmet Cooking Stage is located at the back of the 800 aisle. Free recipe cards and “Quick Cabin Bites” samples will be served! Cooking demonstrations will be presented a number of times each day. (Friday – 3, 5 & 7 p.m.; Saturday – 11 a.m., 1, & 3 p.m. and Sunday – noon & 2 p.m.) The “Getaway Gourmet Cooking Stage” was created and built by Backyard Reflections, Annandale & Nisswa, Minn. A summertime photo wall is the perfect setting for guests to enjoy unique and informational seminars, demonstrations and activities hap- pening every hour at the “Northwoods Seminar Stage.” The complete schedule of events is in the Show Program, and at the stage at the back of the 500 aisle. Want to see who your neighbors are? Here’s your chance to “Mark Your Second Home Spot” at the PIN MY CABIN Interactive Map Feature presented by Wausau Homes. Located in booth 816, the PIN MY CABIN Feature is a large Midwest state map graphic that “grows” with pins throughout the show. Don’t miss the fun and interactive chance to pin YOUR cabin and see just how many neighbors you really have. Plus, when it’s time to build a new custom cabin there’s a Wausau Homes dealer virtually anywhere you are in cabin country!