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Date Posted: 19:41:04 11/04/04 Thu
Author: G & X
Author Host/IP: cmu-24-35-40-113.mivlmd.cablespeed.com / 24.35.40.113
Subject: Baltimore/Annapolis/DC Area Nov '04 Dog Events

It's getting dark early and starting to get cold, making it more difficult to get out and do fun things with your dog, but there's still some opportunities out there. Besides, your dog probably doesn't mind the cold and you can always buy a warmer coat. And hat. And gloves.

A Newf Romp n' Swim on Sat 11/13 at 1pm may test your chilly weather gear ( hopefully not) but your Newf will love it!

Fri- Sun, 11/5- 7, SALISBURY, MD: Three days of AKC dog shows at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center hosted by the Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club and Mispillion Kennel Club http://www.infodog.com/panels/md.htm .

Fri 11/5 730- 930pm, ALEXANDRIA, VA: Urban hike in Old Town starting at the King St Metro with No Va Hiking Club http://members.aol.com/nvhc/ (scroll down to date).

Sat 11/6 9am, ANNAPOLIS, MD: Got a disc dog or wondered what canine frisbee was all about? Meet with MAD Doggers (Mid Atlantic Disc Dogs) at Collison Field in Truxton Park http://www.ci.annapolis.md.us/government/depts/recr/directions.asp#truxtun for some casual fun & play.

Sat 11/6 12n, ANNAPOLIS, MD: The always revolting Maritime Republic of Eastport again attempts to assert its independence from tyranny of Annapolis in the Tug of War VII "Slaughter Across the Water " http://themre.org/tug2004/index.htm. The action starts at the crack o' noon at the city dock on the Annapolis side and Second Street on the Eastport side. A community party follows on Second Street featuring food, drink, sights, and music. Dogs are considered full citizens of the MRE and thus are encouraged to attend.

Sat 11/6 MCLEAN?, VA: Meet at Turkey Run Park for a fall foliage hike along the Potomac Heritage Trail with the K9 Trailblazers http://www.k9trailblazers.org/turkey_run/trfm_hike_110604.htm .

Sat 11/6 7- 11pm, STERLING, VA: Bow Wow Boogie at Cascades Fire Hall to benefit Va. German Shepherd Rescue http://www.shepherdrescue.org/pages/events.html. Wear your jeans, bring your dog and party hearty.

Sun 11/7 7am, SPERRYVILLE, VA: Fairly strenuous 7 mile hike at Old Rag Mountain with CHAOS http://www.chaoshikers.org/EventSchedule.htm .

Sun 11/7 2pm, LAKE FAIRFAX PARK, VA: Hound Hike with No Va Hiking Club , http://members.aol.com/nvhc/ preregistration requested.

Fri - Sun, 11/12- 14, EASTON, MD: A myriad of activities and sights at the Waterfowl Festival http://www.waterfowlfestival.org/ including retriever demos. Not strictly a dog-focused event but said to be dog friendly and fun for you and your pet. Be forewarned that due to construction work on the Bay Bridge, you may end up snarled in traffic delays.

Sat 11/13 1pm PASADENA, MD: Newf Romp n' Swim on the Dog Beach at Downs Park http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/Parks/downs_park/index.cfm .

Sat & Sun, 11/13 & 14, 10am-5pm, ANNAPOLIS, MD: Quiet Waters Park http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/Parks/quiet_waters_park/ Arts Festival featuring arts, crafts, music. View the creativity of artists of various media in a mostly outdoor setting, then head for the dog park and dog beach. Food is available and park admission is free these two days.

Sat 11/13 10am, FAIRFAX, VA: Join GRREAT (Golden Retriever Rescue) http://www.grreat.org/calendar.htm & http://www.grreat.org/Docs/walkflier_nov03.pdf in a 3K walk starting at the rear lot of Webers Pet Supermarket. If your pet needs a tattoo, save gas by also getting it done, same time, same place, see below.

Sat 11/13 10am- 1pm, FAIRFAX, VA: The SPCA of Northern Virginia http://spcanova.org/ will be holding its twice-yearly pet tattoo clinic at Webers Pet Supermarket. Tattoos will be performed by Tommy and Nancy Mantlo from Richmond, well-known pet tattooists with over 25 years experience. This is a great opportunity to protect your pets from theft, or in case they get lost. You'll choose the alpha-numeric combination to be tattooed on your pet, and you'll choose the service to register it with. Price is a very reasonable $15 if you pre-reg and $18 for walk-ins.

Sat 11/13 2- 7pm, SILVER SPRING, MD: Greyhound Welfare http://www.greyhoundwelfare.org/eventdetail.php?eventkey=96 is hosting a blood drive for the Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank http://evbb.com/index1.html at Hefner Auditorium, 42 Oswego Ave. Not precisely a "fun" type event (although the dogs seem to enjoy the attention) but certainly a worthy cause.

Sun 11/14 10am- 4pm, WOODBRIDGE, VA: Freestyle (dance with your dog) seminar http://www.allaboutdogsinc.com/freestyle.htm at All About Dogs http://www.allaboutdogsinc.com/index.htm 14885 Persistence Lane.

Sun 11/14 10am- 4pm, DUNKIRK, MD: The Dunkirk Animal Hospital 11470 Southern Maryland Blvd is holding an open house with door prizes, raffles, refreshments and tours of the facility.

Sun 11/14 2pm, SPRINGFIELD, VA : Four mile hike through the woods and around Lake Mercer starting from South Run Park with No Va Hiking Club http://members.aol.com/nvhc/ pre-reg requested.

Th, Fri, Sat, Sun, 11/18- 21, WEST FRIENDSHIP, MD: The Maryland Turkey Cluster http://www.infodog.com/panels/md.htm, four days of AKC dog shows at the Howard Co. Fairgrounds . Yes, you can bring your dog, but bring water or a container you can fill up in the restroom.

Sat 11/20 11am, BALTIMORE, MD: Baltimore's Thanksgiving Parade http://www.bop.org/resources/up217.aspx . OK, so it's not really a dog event, but you can bring your dog, watch the parade and amble around downtown and the inner harbor.


RECURRING EVENTS:

Every Tues 7pm ANNAPOLIS, MD: Meet under the lights at Collison Field in Truxton Park http://www.ci.annapolis.md.us/government/depts/recr/directions.asp#truxtun for casual disc dogging with Mid Atlantic Disc Dogs throughout the winter months.

Every Thurs 6-8pm WASHINGTON, DC: Doggie Style Happy Hour http://www.doggiestylebakery.com/funevents/events.htm on the covered patio of Adams Mill Bar & Grill, 18th & Columbia Rd. 11/2/04 NOTE: I don't know if this is still going on or if it's ended for the season. The website still has it up but it doesn't appear to have been updated for some time.
Every Fri 7pm - ? ANNAPOLIS, MD: Newf Stroll at the City Dock, weather permitting.

Every Sat 9am-11am, ARLINGTON, VA: Puppy Party see http://www.arlingtondogs.org/puppies.html for details.

Every Sat 9am- 11am, ARLINGTON, VA: Free Open House indoor playgroups at Fur-Get-Me-Not Pet Care 4140 S. Four Mile Run Dr. http://www.furgetmenot.biz/home.html .

Every Sat GLEN BURNIE, MD: The Ordnance Rd Petsmart 410-582-9444 has indoor Play Sessions, 130-230 for small dogs & puppies, 330- 330 for everydog else. Call ahead first because times can change. Some of the other Petsmarts have these too.

2nd Thurs of each month ALEXANDRIA, VA: Dogs can join you on a 40 minute cruise of the Potomac River on the Miss Christin of the Potomac Riverboat Co http://www.potomacriverboatco.com/charter/MissChristin/index.html (one of the most difficult to navigate & least informative websites I've seen in a long while) which makes no mention of dogs being invited or the cruise times ( 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm ) or the price, ($8).
Links to specialized activities not covered above:

Weight Pulls: http://iwpa.net/index.html, http://ukcdogs.com/dogevents/
Flyball: http://www.geocities.com/flyball4dn/4dnevents.html
Agility:http://www.cleanrun.com/agilityinfo/events/eventsearch.cfm or http://ukcdogs.com/dogevents/,
or http://www.infodog.com/showinfo/state.htm and put in your search criteria/locale.
Red Cross Pet First Aid classes: http://www.redcrossdc.org/Online/class_registration.php?action=list&classname='First%20Aid%20for%20Cats%20and%20Dogs'


Feel free to copy, forward or post this and if you hear of anything going on, let me know.

Monthly Dog Events are also posted at http://voy.com/52810/ , a free and easy to use bulletin board site. That way you can just bookmark it instead of saving/printing this. However, you can't click on the links; you have to copy/paste them.

-Xavier & Gomez

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