Deaf Dogs Reign!
Is your precious dog losing his or her hearing or has he already gone deaf? Have you just adopted a deaf dog? Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, is hosting a free class on Wed. August 14, noon-1:30pm, to show you that deaf dogs reign! Learn from expert dog trainer Bess Walmsley about how to create a mutually successful life with your now deaf dog. Learn tips for training and how to navigate all the things the two of you did when your best friend could still hear. Also learn the necessary safety tips you now need to implement to keep your pet safe and secure. Walmsley will demonstrate her know-how with a newly deaf American Cocker Spaniel. For more info, call 861•1260.
The King & His Queens
Get your tickets now for a musical dinner and drag show benefiting the Suncoast Humane Society on Sat. October 5. There will be a special tribute to Elvis Presley along with tributes to Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, June Carter and Patsy Cline by Keith & Ruby Coleman and also a fun filled drag show featuring the Bambusa Babes. A gourmet three-course dinner will be prepared by Chef Kevin Rounsville from the TV show “Cooking with Rock Stars,” premiering this fall. There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle and a chance to Stock the Bar with a spirits raffle. Doors open at 5pm, dinner served at 6pm and show starts at 7:30pm. VIP Table is $600 and general admission is $50 per seat. Purchase seating at humane.org.
Pins For Paws
On Sunday, August 18, EARS (Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary) is hosting Pins For Paws at Englewood Bowl, 299 S. Indiana Avenue from 2 to 5pm. This fun event to raise money for pets in need is great for families, animal lovers and anyone looking to get out of the heat! Prizes for most gutter balls, most strikes and more. There will be food and specials. Visit www.earsanimalrescue.com to learn more about this 501(c)3 not-for-profit dog and cat rescue.