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Months of preparation lead to one magical evening in July, when Raven Hill Discovery Center becomes a special place for adults only. The annual Summer Magic festival and fundraiser takes place on the grounds of Raven Hill at 6:00 p.m. on the third Saturday in July. Live music wafts through the air and entertainment amuses visitors. Guests explore the Center’s indoor and outdoor exhibits and enjoy watching demonstrations of hot glass bead making. People climb into a trolley to tour the Center’s Ancient World, seeing and learning about the world’s cultural history through the Easter Island Head, the step pyramid and other megaliths. Local restaurants provide hors d’oeuvres to complement a variety of beverages and a silent auction offers a wonderful array of items and artistic creations donated by local businesses and artists. The proceeds from Raven Hill’s annual Summer Magic festival support ongoing programs at Raven Hill, which connect science, art and history, and help the Center raise matching donations required by many grant awards.