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Date Posted: 10:47:26 12/29/04 Wed
Author: X & G
Author Host/IP: cmu-24-35-40-113.mivlmd.cablespeed.com / 184.108.40.206
Subject: Jan '05 Dog Events-Annapolis/Baltimore/DC Area
A Happy New Year to all of you! Too bad there's not much (as usual) going on in January, but still a few things, including a Newf Romp (no swim) on Sat 1/8 at 1pm.
BTW, there's a young brown neutered male Newf in need of a new home; if you're interested, email me for details.
Sat & Sun 1/1-2, GLOUCESTER, VA: RSK's 5th annual NewYear's weight pull http://iwpa.net/calendar.htm . OK, so it's a ways off but if you're interested in these, they're few and far between.
Sun 1/2 9am, WYE ISLAND, MD: Or somewhere on the Eastern Shore of MD, there's a CHAOS hike http://www.chaoshikers.org/EventSchedule.htm.
Sat 1/8 1pm, ARNOLD, MD: NEWF ROMP (without the swim) at the ~3 acre fully fenced Broadneck Dog Park. There's no actual address (or admission fee) for the park. From Rt 50, take Ritchie Hwy (Rt 2) north and turn right on College Parkway. From Rt 100, take Ritchie Hwy (Rt 2) south and turn left on College Parkway. The park entrance is about 3-4 miles down on the right, just after Broadneck High School on the left and opposite a new housing developement. It's easy to miss, so if you find yourself at Cape St Clair Rd, turn around and it'll be about 1/2 mile on the left. Park in the first lot and the dog park is about 1/10 of a mile on the left. If you need more precise directions, email me.
Sat 1/9 11am RESTON, VA: Hound Hike at Twin Branches Nature Trail with the No. Va. Hiking Club http://members.aol.com/nvhc/ .
Sat 1/15 9am- 4pm, LEESBURG, VA: Dog Wash & Bake Sale to benefit Doberman Rescue http://www.dobe.net/events.htm at the Dog School of Leesburg 305 E Market St http://www.thedogschool.com/DDA_Directions.htm
Sat & Sun 1/22 & 1/23, HARRISBURG, PA: Dancing Away Again in Barkaritaville Canine Freestyle Titling Event by World Canine Freestyle http://www.worldcaninefreestyle.org/Events/barkaritaville2005.htm at the Dauphin Dog Training Club http://www.ddtc.org/ .
Mon 1/24 9am- 5pm, WELLSVILLE (NW of YORK) PA: Freestyle Seminar by Carolyn Scott http://www.worldcaninefreestyle.org/Events/barkaritaville2005.htm at the Bella Vista Training Center http://www.bvtrainingcenter.com/ .
Sat & Sun 1/29 & 1/30 10am, TIMONIUM, MD: Don't miss the fabulous World of Pets Expo http://worldofpets.org/ at the MD State Fairgrounds featuring shows, demos, seminars, food and vendors galore. An exciting two day DiscDogathon is featured this year so you can be inspired by talented dogs flying through the air to catch frisbees. Gomez will, once again, be representing the Newfoundland in the Parade of Breeds on Sat at 2pm. We've gone every year they've had it and always had a ball, plus bought a lot of stuff at good prices. Yes, you can take your dog to enjoy it all with you.
Sun 1/30 11am SPRINGFIELD, VA: Hound Hike with No. Va. Hiking Club http://members.aol.com/nvhc/ (scroll down to date) around Lake Mercer, starting at South Run Park.
Sun 2/6 10am- 2pm, LAUREL, MD: Fidos For Freedom offers CGC/TDI testing and a tattoo clinic for those looking for an alternative to Superbowl madness http://www.fidosforfreedom.org/
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/
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.
Pet First Aid/CPR classes: http://www.redcrossdc.org/Online/class_registration.php?action=list&classname='First%20Aid%20for%20Cats%20and%20Dogs' & http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/accotink/bark.htm (scroll down).
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://dogevents.net/ and http://voy.com/52810/ so you can just bookmark either one (or both) instead of saving/printing this.
-Xavier & Gomez
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