Posted by: twodogtales | April 18, 2012

Pitches, Pasta, Pups and Publications This Weekend

The weekend forecast calls for rain, but luckily there are plenty of local events to keep dog lovers busy, both indoors and out!

Pups in the Park

This Saturday marks the first of four Pups in the Park Washington Nationals games this season. The event has gotten more and more popular each year.

Dog owner tickets are $22, and dog tickets are $8. Proceeds from all dog tickets go the the Washington Humane Society. The seats are in the reserved sections 140-143.

Owners must sign a waiver form for their dog’s up-to-date shots and vaccinations.

Buy tickets here.

This year’s Pups in the Park games are:

  • Saturday April 21st vs.  Miami Marlins 1:05pm – Pregame Pup Parade
  • Saturday,  June 2th vs. Atlanta Braves at 4:05pm
  • Saturday, July 7th vs. Colorado Rockies at 4:05pm
  • Saturday, September 22nd vs. Milwaukee Brewers at 1:05pm

Wildlife Book Signing

What better way to spend a rainy day than with a good book?

On Saturday, April 21, from 2-3:00 p.m. Arlington resident and author Jeff Flocken will be at the Clarendon Barnes & Noble for an author event to talk about and sign copies of Wildlife Heroes: 40 Leading Conservationists and the Animals They Are Committed to Saving, the book he co-authored with Julie Scardina.

This new book (published in March) profiles the work of conservationists to protect animals such as zebras, elephants, sea turtles, and causes such as habitat loss. For readers inspired by the tales, there is also information on how to get involved and make a difference.

Jeff is the DC Office Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Barnes & Noble is in the Clarendon Market Commons at 2800 Clarendon Blvd. in Arlington.

Pasta for Pets

One of the Washington Animal Rescue League’s most popular family affairs, the annual Pasta for Pets spaghetti dinner and bingo night is Saturday, April 21, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Eastern Market’s North Hall.

There will be delicious pasta from local restaurants including Filomena Risorante, Lavagna , Ledo Pizza and Maggiano’s Little Italy, along with an assortment of homemade desserts, and wine for sale by the glass.

Individual tickets are $20, a family pack of four tickets is $70.

The proceeds from Pasta for Pets will benefit Project Rescue, which provides support for families and individuals who are finding it difficult to provide for their pets in this challenging economic climate.

Eastern Market is at 225 7th Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

Adoptable Pups

Meet—and maybe take home—some adorable adoptable dogs and puppies from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Dogma Bakery in Shirlington.
Dogma is in The Village at Shirlington at 2772 South Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington, Va.
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