Wednesday, Sept. 21
The Country Club Plaza location of Anthropologie (531 Nichols Road, KCMO) will host a Super Shelter Supply Drive from 2 to 6 p.m. for Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter. FOPAS will have adoptable dogs on site, and volunteers will take registrations for Paws in the Park (see entry under Saturday, Sept. 24). Check out the FOPAS wish list for ideas on what you can donate.
Friday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 24
Chain of Hope has a garage sale planned from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at 8716 E. 79th Terrace in Raytown.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Are you ready to Strutt? It’s time for the annual Strutt With Your Mutt 5K Race and 3K Walk for Wayside Waifs. Day-of-event registration begins at 7 a.m. at 62nd Terrace and Brookside Plaza in KCMO, but it is strongly recommended that you register online prior to Saturday. The race starts at 8 a.m., and the walk is at 10 a.m. There will also be plenty of other activities and many vendors. Here’s the complete schedule and more details.
The annual FOPAS Paws in the Park will be at Tuileries Plaza (I-29 and 64th Street, Parkville) from 9 a.m. to noon. FOX 4’s Susan Hiland will emcee the event, and the Kansas City Disc Dogs will perform. Raffles, food and vendors are all part of the fun. Save yourself some time and register online.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Join Midwest P.A.W.s (Pointers and Weimeraners) for its first-ever Dice Run. The entry fee is $20 per bike; bring a passenger for another $10. The ride starts at Patricia’s Foods (201 S.W. Eagles Parkway, Grain Valley). Registration/check-in is at 11 a.m., with the ride beginning at noon. The trip ends at Jaudon Roadhouse (20300 Holmes Rd, Belton). If riding isn’t for you, visit www.midwestpaws.org to make a donation through PayPal. Your name and city will be on one of many “paws” displayed along the route.
Anyone who has adopted a pet from Animals Best Friends is invited to the potluck ABF Reunion Picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. at Santa Fe Park (2731 S. Santa Fe Road, Independence). The volunteers and foster families would love to see how you and your ABF pet are doing. R.S.V.P. by calling ABF (816-254-8664) or Dianne (816-254-4609).
Dine with your dog at SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza in Lee’s Summit (1808D N.W. Chipman Road, 816-246-7746) during Ciao Bow Wow. The cost is $25 per dog. Three Dog Bakery provides the pooch pizza and doggie dessert, while you choose items from the “people menu” for yourself. Proceeds go to Wayside Waifs. Seatings begin at 4 p.m.; the last seating is at 7. The SPIN! in Overland Park is also doing Ciao Bow Wow on this day, but the event there is already completely booked.
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