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Date Posted: 10:39:24 05/06/05 Fri
Author: G & X
Author Host/IP: cmu-24-35-40-113.mivlmd.cablespeed.com /
Subject: Balto/DC/Annapolis May '05 Dog Events

There's no excuse to let your dog sit home in May, a ton of things going on. Notable are the huge 5/15 SPCA Walk at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis which is well worth attending, the 5/7 Pet Fiesta in Reston sounds like quite a bash, and a Newf Romp n' Swim on Sat 5/14 at 1pm.

Sun 5/1 105pm, BOWIE, MD: Take your dog to the baseball game! The Bowie Baysox are having Dog Days of Summer http://baysox.com/schedule/?month=05&year=2005 .

Sat 5/7 9am- 4pm, RESTON, VA: The Pet Fiesta http://www.petfiesta.org/ & http://www.gooddogz.org/ will be rocking the Reston Town Center. Jam-packed with FUN activities,a 4K walk, fashion show, costumes, contests, exhibitions, displays, and vendors, this one promises to be a blast.

Sat 5/7 9am, ST MICHAELS, MD: The Talbot Co. Humane Society is having their Dog Walk Day http://www.talbothumane.org/dogwalk.htm at the beautiful waterfront Inn at Perry Cabin. Games, prizes, demos are also featured.

Sat 5/7 10am- 3pm, GREENBELT, MD: Pet Expo at Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent RD Greenbelt MD. Rescue groups, pet-related service providers, demonstrations-agility, flyball, dancing w/your dog. Dogs, cats, parrots, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, etc. A ton of stuff going on and food is available. http://www.ci.greenbelt.md.us , scroll about 3/4 of the way down and click on the link to a pdf brochure.

Sat 5/7 12 noon, ANNAPOLIS/EASTPORT, MD: The irreverent Maritime Republic of Eastport hosts the annual grueling .05k Bridge Run (yes, you read it right) and Dog Day Afternoon http://themre.org/dogrun2005.html. Silly contests, demos etc. You can find street parking within a couple of blocks and enjoy the Eastport/Annapolis ambience. Get there early (race reg starts at 1030) and mingle with the excited crowd of people & dogs. As a bonus this year, the Rockfish Bar & Grill is holding a Paw Party from 11- 4pm in their parking lot.

Sat 5/7 MANASSAS, VA: Colonial Newfoundland Club's Grooming Clinic http://www.cncnewfs.com/ . Let the experts show you how to make the fur fly.

Sat 5/7 11am- 4pm, PURCELLVILLE, VA: Dog Day at Breaux Vineyards http://www.breauxvineyards.com/ . Dogs get to parade around the winery green and win prizes; presumably their people can slurp wine. It all benefits the Humane Society of Loudoun County http://www.humanesocietyofloudouncounty.org/index.php .

Sat 5/7 12n- 5pm, LAUREL, MD: Fidos For Freedom hosts a Rally workshop, a new AKC event which is a lot more fun than traditional obedience and not as demanding as agility.

Sat 5/7 1pm, CENTREVILLE, MD: Skyhoundz disc dog competition http://skyhoundz.com/localschedule.htm (scroll down to MD) at Rt 18 Park, 1901 4-H Park Rd. Registration starts at noon.

Sat & Sun 5/7-8, 130- 5pm, CHESTER, MD: The Animal Resource Foundation http://www.arfusa.org/ is celebrating their Grand Opening at the Kent Narrows Center (old outlets) with $5 CGC testing, demos, an animal communicator, refreshments and more.

Sun 5/8 10am LUTHERVILLE, MD: Skyhoundz disc dog competition http://skyhoundz.com/localschedule.htm (scroll down to MD) at Orchard Hills Park, Lincoln Ave at Bellona Ave & Othoridge Rds.

Mon 5/9 630pm WASHINGTON, DC: Doggie Happy Hour at Chief Ike's Mambo Room to benefit AMDOGS http://www.amdogs.org/pages/8/index.htm .

Th 5/12 6- 9pm, ALEXANDRIA, VA: Barkley Square Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique is having a Second Thursday affair http://www.barkleysquarebakery.com .

Sat 5/14 830am- 1pm, ARLINGTON, VA: The 10th Annual Walk for the Animals at Bluemont Park for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington http://awla.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=90775 (don't overlook the various menu choices on the left). Pre and post walk events are promised but they must be keeping them a secret since they don't say what they are.

Sat 5/14 11am -2pm, COCKEYSVILLE, MD: Everydog is invited to Play Day http://voy.com/194446/ at Oregon Ridge Park to benefit Bulldog Rescue. Games, music, activities, food and LOTS of prizes.

Sat 5/14 1pm, PASADENA, MD: NEWF ROMP n' SWIM! Celebrate spring by turning your dog loose on the golden sands of the Dog Beach at Downs Park http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/Parks/downs_park/index.cfm to frolic and swim with other Newfs. The dog beach is in the upper right (northeast) corner of the park; use the last parking lot on the right. Get there early and stake your claim to one of the picnic tables and grills located in a grove of trees by the steps to the beach and have yourself a cook out beforehand.

Sat 5/14 1- 3pm ELLICOTT CITY, MD: Strut Your Mutt/Pet Fair at Clark's Elioak Farm http://www.clarklandfarm.com/CEF%20Spring%202005%20Schedule%20of%20Events.htm (scroll down to date).

Sat 5/14 7- 11pm, HUNT VALLEY, MD: The Baltimore County Humane Society offers you and your dog a chance to get dressed in formal splendor together and dance the night away at the Black Tie & Tails Gala http://www.hsbcanimals.org/tails.asp held at The Grand Lodge. Dinner, hors d'ouevres, silent auctions and more, all for a mere $125.

Sun 5/15 8am- 12N, ANNAPOLIS, MD: Walk For The Animals hosted by the Anne Arundel Co. SPCA http://www.aacspca.org/ . This is another BIG one, dogs as far as the eye can see. Booths, vendors, freebies etc. As usual, you don't actually have to register and walk; you can just wander around and enjoy the festivities. The bonus is the Dog Beach and fully fenced Dog Park also located at the Quiet Waters Park site.

Sun 5/15 9am- 2pm, near LAPLATA, MD: The Humane Society of Charles Co. is having their Dog Walk & Games Day at Gilbert Run Park http://www.humanesocietycc.org/#walk .

Sun 5/15 10am, WHEATON, MD: Paws in the Park, Montgomery Co Humane Society http://www.mchumane.org/calendarofevents.htm A 5K walk & lots of other stuff at Wheaton Regional Old Ice Arena.

Sun 5/15 2- 3pm, SPRINGFIELD, VA: Treat your canine companion to a special cruise aboard Lake Accotink Park’s mighty pontoon boat. The cruise will enchant your dog with glimpses of ducks, geese and other lake dwellers http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/parks/accotink/bark.htm .

Sun 5/15 LEESBURG, VA: Colonial Newfoundland Club's Draft Test http://www.cncnewfs.com/ at Oatlands Plantation.

Sat 5/21, MANASSAS, VA: Mattaponi Kennel Club's AKC all breed dog show http://www.infodog.com/clubs/2005093403.HTM

Sat 5/21 9am-Sun 5/22 11am, BROWNTOWN, VA: DiscStock 2005 hosted by the Mid Atlantic Disc Dogs is a wonderful overnight camp-out featuring frisbee dog competition at a farm near Front Royal, Va. http://www.discdog.us/calendar_event.php?eid=20050203093316272.

Sat 5/21 10am- 2pm ST MARY'S CO., MD: Greenwell State Park is the site for the Animal Relief Fund's Walk and other activities http://www.animalrelieffund.org/dynapage/display?PageID=45.

Sat 5/21 SOLOMON'S ISLAND, MD: The Humane Society of Calvert County http://www.calvertcountyhumanesociety.org/ is having a Pet Day 5K. No times or more precise location is given on the website http://www.calvertcountyhumanesociety.org/2005PetDay5K.htm, at least as of now, but contact info is there.

Sun 5/22 8am, WASHINGTON, DC: Mutts Strut by Washington Animal Rescue League http://www.warl.org/events/ at East Potomac Park/Hains Point.

Sun 5/22 11am- 3pm, HIGHLAND, MD: Howard Co. Pet Expo includes demos, vendors, rescue groups, food, micro-chipping, and more. Held at Schooley Mill Park http://www.co.ho.md.us/RAP/RAP_HoCoParksSchooleyMill.htm.

Sun 5/22 & Mon 5/23, WESTMINSTER, MD: Carroll Kennel Club's AKC all breed dog show at the Carroll County Agricultural Center http://www.infodog.com/clubs/2005014901.HTM

Th-Mon 5/26-30, WILLIAMSBURG, VA: Five days worth of AKC all breed dog shows, all at the same site, some have obedience, too. http://www.infodog.com/panels/va.htm, then go to date.

Sat 5/28 HANOVER, PA: Colonial Newf Club's http://www.cncnewfs.com/ water practice day at Lake Codorus.

Sat 5/28 9am, WILLIAMSPORT, MD: Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD) hosts the Bassett Ramble "Broodstock" http://www.brood-va.org/ramble2005.html. All dogs are invited to the many fun events (and picnic the night before) including socializing in five fenced-in acres. In case of rain, it's held indoors at the Washington Co. Agricultural Center.

Mon 5/30 11am, VIENNA, VA: Healthy Hound Dog Walk and Adoption Fair in conjunction with the Viva Vienna Festival & Health Fair http://www.gooddogz.org/events/healthdogwalk.htm .


Every Tu and Th 5-8 pm ALEXANDRIA, VA: Doggie Happy Hour http://doggiehappyhour.com . Held on a spacious enclosed outdoor terrace every Tues and Thurs from 5-8pm (often runs later) from April through Oct, this is a remakable combination of Happy Hour and happy dogs. Free and cheap snacks (ie, all-you-can-eat wings $3.95, buy one burger get one free) and a farm wagon piled high with dog yummies combine with booze to make this a memorable social outing for people and canines alike. Dress ranges from cut-offs and a Tshirt to business attire and street parking can be easily found.

Every Wed 6pm ANNAPOLIS, MD: Disc dog practice at Collison Field on Pumphouse Rd at Truxton Park

Every Wed 6-8pm ALEXANDRIA, VA: Yappy Hour (April- Sept) at St Elmo's Coffee Pub, treats provided by Hydrant Dog Barkery & Boutique http://www.hydrantdog.com/yappyhour/ .

Every Thurs 630pm- ? WASHINGTON, DC: Doggie Style Happy Hour http://www.doggiestylebakery.com/funevents/happyhours.htm on the covered patio of Adams Mill Bar & Grill, 18th & Columbia Rd.

Every Friday ~7pm-Newf Stroll at the city dock in Annapolis, Md weather permitting. It hasn't permitted much lately.
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- 430 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
Hiking: http://www.chaoshikers.org/EventSchedule.htm
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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