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Date Posted: 12:24:27 04/07/06 Fri
Author: X & G
Author Host/IP: cmu-24-35-45-154.mivlmd.cablespeed.com / 24.35.45.154
Subject: April '06 Baltimore/Annapolis/DC Area Dog Events

The doggie social calendar starts to gear up with the advent of better weather, including a Newf Romp n' Swim at the Dog Beach of Downs Park in Pasadena, MD at 1pm on Sun 4/16, Colonial Newfoundland Club's Spring Fun Day on Sun 4/23 and the Anne Arundel SPCA's huge Walk for the Animals on Sun 4/30.

Tues, 4/4 5- 8pm, ALEXANDRIA, VA: Doggie Happy Hour http://www.doggiehappyhour.com/ resumes at the Holiday Inn Select in Old Town http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/axeot every Tues & Th from 5- 8pm through October (more details in Recurring Events below). Enjoy the pup treats, people treats and special prices along with the incredible ambiance of a courtyard filled with excited dogs.

Fri- Sat 4/7-8 FREDERICKSBURG, VA: Two days of AKC all breed and obedience at the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds http://www.infodog.com/clubs/2006103901.HTM

Sat 4/8 12N- 4pm, FALLSTON, MD: Picnic with your pets at the Humane Society of Harford Co http://www.harfordshelter.org/calendar/calendar.html and come help us celebrate all things pet! Meet pets from other rescues, see demonstrations, purchase unique items, eat, drink, have fun and learn about the various characteristics of different types of pets.

Sun 4/9 PRINCE FREDERICK, MD: Dog show, all breed and obedience at the Calvert Co Fairgrounds by Chesapeake Kennel Club http://www.infodog.com/clubs/2006241101.HTM .

Sun 4/9 VIENNA, VA: Want to play frisbee with your dog but aren't sure how to start? Join the raucous and helpful members of Appalachian Air Canines at their Vienna Play Day http://aircanines.com/calendar_event.php?eid=20060402180022908 .

Sun 4/9 105pm, BOWIE, MD: Take your dog to the baseball game! The Bowie Baysox are having a Bark in the Park http://www.baysox.com/schedule/?month=04/ and https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=8759 .

Sun 4/9 2pm, ALEXANDRIA, VA: Tails of Olde Towne is having their second Easter Doggie Bonnet and Top Hat Parade http://tailsofoldetowne.com/easterparade.pdf .

Sun 4/9 7- 9pm, DULLES, VA: Pet Night with Bunny- have your pet's photo taken with the Easter Bunny at the Dulles Town Center http://www.shopdullestowncenter.com/events.html .

Sat 4/15 11am- 4pm, ALEXANDRIA, VA: Celebrate Easter at Barkley Square http://barkleysquarebakery.com/ with a fun filled day of Easter festivities! The day will include a Light Fare Brunch, Doggie Play Area for the Larger Dogs, Easter Bonnet Contest and an Easter Egg Hunt for all dogs!

Sat 4/15 4- 6pm, SPRINGFIELD, VA: Bring your furry family members to partake in this traditional celebration of Spring. Dress them in their finest bonnets and hunt for treats in the bone yard. Top off the fun by visiting with the bunny. $6 per pet includes bonnet contest, bone hunt and a souvenir digital photo of your pet's visit with the Bunny at Lake Accotink Park http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/accotink/bark.htm

Sun 4/16 1pm, PASADENA, MD: NEWF ROMP n' SWIM! Turn your hairy, slobbering beast loose on the Dog Beach of Downs Park http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/Parks/downs_park/index.cfm to burn off some of that pent up energy and to play and socialize with other Newfs. The dog beach is located in the northeast (upper right on map) corner of the park.

Sat 4/22- Mon 4/24 TIMONIUM, MD: Three days of AKC all breed and obedience dog shows at the MD State Fairgrounds http://www.infodog.com/panels/md.htm scroll down to dates.

Sat 4/22 10am- 4pm, ANNAPOLIS, MD: Dogs can come to the Earth Day celebration at Quiet Waters Park http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/calendar.cfm?DISPLAYMODE=DisplayEvent&DETAILEVENT=197102. Lots of activities going on and free park admission. If you haven't already been there, take the opportunity to check out the fenced, off-leash Dog Park and nearby Dog Beach.

Sat 4/22 12N- 3pm, GAITHERSBURG, MD: The city of Gaithersburg puts on their Bark in the Park http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/poi/default.asp?POI_ID=577&TOC=107;84;99;577 at Bohrer Park, Summit Hill Farm featuring a bone hunt, costume parade, dog trick trainer, obstacle course, photo booth, rabies clinic and demos, all for $10.

Sat 4/22 12N- 4pm LOTHIAN, MD: First Annual Pet Wellness Expo hosted by The Perfect Pet Resort http://www.perfectpetresort.com/ will give pet owners the opportunity to learn about healing touch massage therapy, animal acupuncture, veterinary medicine & wellness, physical therapy-rehabilitation & conditioning, pet nutrition & dietary health, chiropractic services, skin & coat health & care, and MORE!

Sat 4/22 12N- 4pm, CHANTILLY VA: Spring Beaglefest- Bring your Beagles (and well-socialized Beagle wanna-bes) to our semi-annual BeagleFest. All dogs are allowed to run free in a secure fenced area. Dogs have a GREAT time meeting new friends (human and K9) and playing with each other.
http://www.brewbeagles.org/upcoming-events-ma.php .

Sun 4/23 10am- 3pm, YORK, PA: Animal Rescue Inc.'s Dog Day in the Park at John Rudy Park 400 Mundis Race Road York, PA 17402 http://www.animalrescueinc.org/ .

Sun 4/23 10am- 3pm, WILMINGTON, DE: 5th Annual Delaware Dog Fest at Banning Park http://www.padanerescue.com/dogwalk/rescue_dogwalk.htm .

Sun 4/23 11am- 4pm, MT AIRY, MD: Colonial Newfoundland Club's SPRING FUN DAY http://www.cncnewfs.com/events/SpringFunDay2006.htm held at Belquest Kennels promises a world of fun with swimming,a play yard, agility course, CGC/TDI testing and more!

Sun 4/30 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 4/30 2- 3pm, SPRINGFIELD, VA: Dog Day Afternoon at Lake Accotink http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/accotink/bark.htm .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.

Sat 5/6 10am- 4pm, RESTON, VA: The Pet Fiesta http://petfiesta.org/ and http://gooddogz.org/events/petfiesta06.html 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 5/6 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.greenbeltmd.gov/index.htm .

Sat 5/6 730pm- 11pm, ALEXANDRIA, VA: Black Tie and Tails, a gala evening sponsored by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria http://alexandriaanimals.org/~awla/special_events.cfm features all sorts of glitzy joy for a mere $125. If you're interested in this, better get your tickets now.

Sun 5/7 10am WHEATON, MD: Paws in the Park, Montgomery Co Humane Society http://mchumane.org/PawsinParkLRONLY.pdf A 5K walk & lots of other stuff at Wheaton Regional Old Ice Arena.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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 Fri 4- 8pm 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.

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

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.

LINKS TO SPECIALIZED ACTIVITIES NOT COVERED ABOVE:

Weight Pulls: http://iwpa.net/index.html & http://ukcdogs.com/dogevents/
Flyball: http://www.4dognightflyballclub.org
Hiking: http://www.chaoshikers.org/EventSchedule.htm
http://www.k9trailblazers.org/shedule.htm
http://members.aol.com/nvhc/
Agility:http://www.cleanrun.com/agilityinfo/events/eventsearch.cfm
http://ukcdogs.com/dogevents/,
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).
Canine Freestyle: http://www.worldcaninefreestyle.org/

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/ so you can just bookmark it instead of saving/printing this. However the links don't work so you'll have to copy/paste them.

-Xavier & Gomez

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