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Birdie Bash 2013
Ticket Price: $5 for adults and free for children under 12
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Michael Sazhin, The Parrot Wizard

The Parrot Club's biggest event of the year, Birdie Bash 2013, features an exciting line-up of activities for exotic bird enthusiasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, at the Veterans Memorial Clubhouse in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Parrot Wizard Michael Sazhin and his trained parrots Kili and Truman of YouTube and Late Show with David Letterman fame will headline the day's festivities, which are open to the public.

Bird lovers of all ages will enjoy the antics of the Parrot Wizard and his sidekicks: Truman, a Cape Parrot, and Kili, a Senegal Parrot, who stars in the "World Record 20 Parrot Tricks in 2 Minutes" video, which has been viewed nearly 1.8 million times on YouTube alone.

Sazhin's work also has a serious side: Self-educated in ornithology and with a background in psychology, Sazhin provides training tips for bird owners and advocates on behalf of these intelligent animals.

In addition to performing demonstrations and interacting with visitors throughout the day, Sazhin will sign copies of his new book, The Parrot Wizard's Guide to Well-Behaved Parrots.

Members of Connecticut's most enduring organization for companion bird owners will also display their exotic birds during this 12th annual event, which also features a marketplace: the ideal place to find holiday gifts for birds and bird owners. Birdie Bash 2013 also features exhibits and opportunities for both experienced  and prospective bird owners to learn about adopting and caring for parrots and other pet birds.

Refreshments and fundraiser tickets will be sold. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12; non-members may not bring birds to the event.

The Veterans Memorial Clubhouse at 100 Sunset Ridge Drive in East Hartford, Connecticut, is less than two miles off I-384 at exit 1 in a picturesque setting with ample free parking.

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