Blessing of the Animals
All Souls Unitarian Church (1500 Harvard St NW, DC) will have a non-denominational "Blessing of the Animals" this Sunday, Aug 28, 10:15am. Refreshments will be served on the south lawn after the service, followed by an optional walk for pets and people to nearby Meridian Hill. Bring water and poop bags.
Commiserate about the dog days of summer at the regular last-Sunday-of-the-month Yappy Hour at Republic (6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park). Dogs and their human friends can come and socialize on the back porch at Republic, 3-5 pm. There will be food and drink specials. Republic hosts Yappy Hour the last Sunday of each month through October.
Pooch Pool Party
Montgomery County will have its annual Pooch Pool Party, Sept 10 and 11, 11am-3pm, at the Wheaton-Glenmont Pool, 12621 Dalewood Dr, Wheaton, 20906. Before they close the pool for the season, they open it for canines to swim and splash for a weekend. Cost: $10, plus proof of current vaccination. Preregistration via the MoCo Recreation website (Sat: Course #20973, Sun: Course #20974): http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/Resources/Files/publications/currentguide.pdf
Thanks to Board Member Stacy Gilbert for the heads up of these events!