We’re a pet-friendly community, and we’ve tailored our home to make it as welcoming for pet owners as possible. With plenty of outdoor areas, including a special dog park where your pup can roam free, it’s nice to treat our four-legged friends and to include them in all the action.
This weekend, consider gearing them up and heading to the Pin-Up Pets Fundraiser and Calendar Contest where you can get portraits of your furry favorite while supporting local pet rescue. One photo from each session will be entered into the calendar contest and winners will get a spot in the 2018 Pin-Up Pets calendar. Does your dog have what it takes to be a star?
If you’re thinking about getting a pet or have recently added one to your family, the Twin Cities Obedience Training Center is hosting a free event on Saturday which includes a rescue parade, silent auction, grooming tips, and more. It’s an ideal opportunity to discover even more about the best care for your breed.
The weekend’s naturally more fun with your best pal in tow, and whether that includes a pet-centric event, a trip to the park, or simply a stroll through the neighborhood, they’ll appreciate the extra attention and time spent outdoors.
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Calling all film lovers: the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival returns for its 36th year. For over two weeks, immerse yourself in as many of the 350+ movies being screened as you can. Nearly every genre and language will be represented as films are featured throughout the Twin Cities. You can purchase tickets per movie or, if you’re planning to see several over the course of the festival, score yourself a festival pass. Either way, don’t miss one of the longest running film festivals in the nation.
Also starting its run this weekend is Wicked. The widely popular Broadway play makes a one-month tour stop at Orpheum Theatre. Even if you’ve already seen it before, the performances never get old when you have the chance to see actors live on stage.
Then, if film and theatre aren’t enough to pique your creative, cultural interests, plan a stop by the Lowertown Pop Festival. The annual market features a full day of musicians, artists, bakers, and other artisans sharing their craft with the public.
There will be demonstrations held throughout the day and half of ticket proceeds will be donated to River’s Edge Academy: a non-profit organization benefiting area students. Sounds like a good weekend to get out and about and to see all that our neighboring communities have planned.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
– Walt Whitman
Author: Courtney Hartmann Tisa