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Date Posted: 12:47:06 05/14/04 Fri
Author: G & X
Author Host/IP: cmu-24-35-42-239.mivlmd.cablespeed.com / 24.35.42.239
Subject: Annapolis/Baltimore/DC Area May '04 Dog Events-Final

There's no excuse to let your dog sit home in May, a ton of things going on. Notable are the huge 5/16 Walk at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis which is well worth attending, the 5/1 Strut/Fiesta in Reston sounds like quite a bash, and several wine tastings (with dogs) cater to your more contemplative side. There's also a Newf Romp n' Swim on Sun 5/30 at 1pm.

If you want to see photos from the most recent Romps go to http://photomail.photoworks.com/sharing/album.asp?Key=1~FQQ4aBru.cJWV1aa38pRy0XHJeA.OZw4 and http://members12.clubphoto.com/gomez594628/2228434/owner-b4a0.phtml .

And I have to brag about Gomez's widespread celebrity. Thanks to the photographic skills of AJ, Gomez graces the website of the Newf Club of Northern California http://www.ncnc.org/parentframe.htm and the cover of the Russian Newfoundland Club's most recent newsletter http://www.undara.narod.ru/dif/jurnal.html , along with his older brother, AJ's Max (on right).

Sat 5/1 830am-1030am, RESTON, VA: The 5K Mutt Strut http://www.spcanova.org/ (benefits Paws & Claws Animal Rescue & No. Va. SPCA) kicks off the day-long Pet Fiesta (below) at Reston Town Center.

Sat 5/1 10am- 3pm, RESTON, VA: Preceded by Mutt Strut, Pet Fiesta http://petfiesta.org/welcome.cfm continues the celebration of pets. Jam-packed with FUN activities, fashion show, costumes, contests, exhibitions, displays, vendors, low cost rabies shots & microchipping, this one promises to be a blast.

Sat 5/1 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 5/1 10am, FAIRFAX, VA: New Leash on Life walk to benefit NOVA Search & Rescue dogs and Blue Ridge Bull Terrier Rescue at Webers Pet Supermarket, 11021 Lee Hwy. Treats, food, fun & music.

Sat 5/1 11am -2pm, COCKEYSVILLE, MD: Everydog is invited to Play Day at Oregon Ridge Park to benefit Bulldog Rescue. Games (including bobbing for hotdogs, dance contest, best trick etc), music, activities, food and LOTS of prizes.

Sat 5/1 11am- 2pm, GAITHERSBURG, MD: Dog Walk for Pets on Wheels at Bohrer Park, Summit Hill Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave. Dog activities, vendors and Canine Good Citizen testing if you call 301-424-0656 x104 to make an appointment.

Sat 5/1 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. No times are given, I guess you have to contact them.

Sun 5/2 MANASSAS, VA: Colonial Newfoundland Club's Grooming Clinic http://www.cncnewfs.com/Calendar.htm#MAY . Let the experts show you how to make the fur fly.

Sun 5/2 11am, WHEATON, MD: Paws in the Park, Montgomery Co Humane Society http://www.mchumane.org/pawsintheparkmain.htm A 5K walk & lots of other stuff at Wheaton Regional Park.

Tues, 5/4 6- 8pm, NATIONWIDE: Petsmart's Summer Carnival featuring the Bow Wow Boardwalk of games, prizes and toys. Be aware that some renegade Petsmarts don't always participate so you might want to call your local one first.

Sat 5/8 830am- 1pm, ARLINGTON, VA: Walk for the Animals at Bluemont Park for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington http://www.awla.org/walk.html. Pre and post walk events are promised but they must be keeping them a secret since they don't say what they are.

Sat 5/8 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/dogwalk.html .

Sat 5/8 10am -4pm, 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 halfway down and click on the link to a pdf brochure.

Sat 5/8 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/new.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.

Sat 5/8 1pm, CENTERVILLE, MD: Skyhoundz disc dog competition http://skyhoundz.com/localschedule.htm (scroll down to MD) at Rt 18 Park, 1901 4-H Park Rd.

Sun 5/9 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.

Fri- Sun 5/14- 16, LEBANON, PA: World Canine Freestyle's Barkin' Barkleigh Ball http://www.worldcaninefreestyle.org/barkleigh_ball_2004.htm . All kinds of canine freestyle (dance with your dog) stuff going on.

Fri 5/14 730pm ALEXANDRIA, VA: Walk around dog friendly Old Town with the Northern Va. Hiking Club http://members.aol.com/nvhc/ (scroll down to date).

Sat 5/15, MANASSAS, VA: Mattaponi Kennel Club's AKC all breed dog show http://www.infodog.com/clubs/2004093401.HTM

Sat 5/15 930am, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: Skyhoundz North East Regional disc dog competition at Red Wing Park 1398 General Booth Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23451
http://skyhoundz.com/regionaleventlisting.htm .

Sat 5/15 10am- 2pm, ARLINGTON, VA: Dog Wash at Fur-Get-Me-Not, 4140 S Four Mile Run Dr. Why do it yourself when for a mere $10 the members of the No. Va. Professional Pet Sitters will do it for you to benefit Lost Dog & Cat Rescue. Vendors will be there also.

Sat 5/15 10am- 2pm, BROOKLANDVILLE, MD: Bark in the Park at The Park School http://parkschool.net/more.cfm?id=90 .

Sun 5/16 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 5/16 11am- 4pm LOTHIAN, MD: The Perfect Pet Resort http://www.perfectpetresort.com/ is having a Pet Expo featuring exhibitions, food, workshops, demontrations and more.

Sun 5/16 12- 3pm ELLICOTT CITY, MD: Strut Your Mutt/Pet Fair at Clark's Elioak Farm http://www.clarklandfarm.com/PET%20FAIR%202004.htm

Sun-Mon 5/16-17, WESTMINSTER, MD: Carroll Kennel Club's AKC All Breed Dog Show http://www.infodog.com/clubs/2004014902.HTM .

Wed 5/19 705pm, 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=2004 . Get there early for pre game fun from the fabulous 4 Dog Night Flyball team http://www.geocities.com/flyball4dn/4dnevents.html .

Fri-Mon 5/21-24, WILLIAMSBURG, VA: Four 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 5/22 10am LAKE FAIRFAX, VA: Hike around Lake Fairfax with the No. Va. Hiking Club http://members.aol.com/nvhc/ (scroll down to date).

Sat 5/22 10am- 3pm 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.php?PageID=45 .

Sat 5/22 10am- 4pm WASHINGTON, DC: National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/museum/ kicks off their exhibit on "Dogs" with Dog Day Afternoon. The free program includes demonstrations by bomb-sniffing and search and rescue dogs; a shelter dog fashion show; Jack Russell terrier races; dog obedience training; and flyball, dancing-dog and agility-course demonstrations. Dogs are welcome at the festival, but must be leashed and not in heat.

Sat 5/22 11am-Sun 5/23, BROWNTOWN, VA: DiscStock 2004 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://discdog.us/ and go to the calendar.

Sat 5/22 12N- 4pm, LUCKETTS, VA: Wine tasting at Tarara Winery, benefits GRREAT (Golden Retriever Rescue) http://www.grreat.org/picnic/winetasting.htm. You get to sniff the bouquet of various wines while your pooch gets to sniff the bouquet of other dogs' butts.

Sat 5/22 HEREFORD, MD: Hike Gunpowder Falls with the K9 Trailblazers http://www.k9trailblazers.org/shedule.htm .

Sun 5/23 11am- 3pm, HIGHLAND, MD: Howard Co. Pet Expo http://www.howardcounty.com/calendar/event_details.asp?ID=14262 includes demos, vendors, rescue groups, food, micro-chipping, tattooing (presumably to ID your pet and not to decorate you) and more.

Sat 5/29 9am, WILLIAMSPORT, MD: Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD) hosts the Bassett Ramble & Beach Party http://brood-va.org/ramble2004.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.

Sun 5/30 1pm, PASADENA, MD: NEWF ROMP n' SWIM! Celebrate Memorial Day weekend by turning your dog loose on the golden sands of the Dog Beach at Downs Park http://web.aacpl.net/rp/parks/dp/index.html to frolic and swim with other Newfs. The dog beach is in the upper right (northeast) corner of the park. 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.

Mon 5/31 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 .

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 $1.95, shrimp $4.95) 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 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 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 2pm- 3pm, NATIONWIDE: Petsmart Play Sessions (note: this may vary by store location).

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 http://ukcdogs.com/dogevents/,
or http://www.infodog.com/showinfo/state.htm and put in your search criteria/locale.
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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