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Calling Kids & Canines… Midtown Business Association to Present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Calling Kids & Canines… Midtown Business Association to Present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Plans are afoot for the Midtown Business Association (MBA) to present the crowd-favorite Midtown Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Marshall Park (915 27th Street).  Sponsored by the Sutter District – with restaurants that include BarWest, Blue Cue, Café Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s, INK Eats & Drinks, Paragary’s Midtown & Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar – and the Food Literacy Center, the canine-friendly event is highlighted by the much-anticipated “pooch parade” scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. that day. Four-legged friends will strut by while competing in an entertaining costume contest that will include playful prizes for the winning pooches.

McKinley Park—Duck with Dart in Beak

McKinley Park—Duck with Dart in Beak

For those of you who have asked, Judy McClaver is trying to catch the duck. He’s wily, and been on the run for four days. Channel 3 was at the pond this AM. A short bit should run on the 5 or 6 o’clock news. Sadly, this is not the first time this has happened at McKinley. If you see anyone engaged in abusive behavior call 311 and they’ll help get park police to come out... Read More

Midtown Business Association’s Pop-Up Dog Park To “Pop Up” Twice This Summer

Midtown Business Association’s Pop-Up Dog Park  To “Pop Up” Twice This Summer

Plans are afoot to have Midtown Sacramento’s popular Pop-Up Dog Park “pop up” twice this summer – on Saturday, June 20, on the grounds of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park to showcase Sutter Medical Center’s “Pet Therapy Program” during their large-scale Community Day and then on Saturday, August 1, adjacent to the thriving Midtown Farmers Market on 20th Street between J & K.  Led by the Midtown Business Association and with the help of involved community partners -- such as local animal shelters, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a local landscape architect and a number of willing volunteers -- the first “Pop-Up Dog Park” debuted in Midtown in April 2014 to the delight of countless canines and their companions.   

REGISTER NOW: Doggy Dash 2015 this Saturday at William Land Park

REGISTER NOW: Doggy Dash 2015 this Saturday at William Land Park

The Doggy Dash is the greatest event in Northern California for pets and their people. You, your dog(s), and thousands of other dedicated animal lovers will start the day with a leisurely 2k walk through William Land Park. Then, it’s back to the starting line to take in the festivities waiting for you in the park — including a talent show and Ruff Mutter!

BIG Day of Giving May 5th - Won't you please help us save lives!

BIG Day of Giving ~ May 5

Will you partner with us on May 5 for the BIG Day of Giving online challenge?  We are hoping to raise funds and awareness for Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Rescue and other local nonprofits.

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10


Julia & the BIG Day of Giving!

Julia & the BIG Day of Giving!

As you walk through the Zoo and look at the animals, you may chuckle at the quirky Wolf’s Guenons or be in awe of the actual size of a giraffe. But did you know that of the 136 species currently at housed at the Sacramento Zoo, over half are endangered or threatened with endangerment? Part of the Sacramento Zoological Society’s mission is to inspire a connection with wildlife so that future generations will continue to be stewards of the earth and make efforts to protect these animals in their natural habitats.
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