Other Animal-related Events
Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival
Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 3-10pm
The Great Wall of Oakland is collaborating with the Walker Art Center to bring the Internet Cat Video Festival to Oakland! On Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 3-10pm, an estimated 5,000+ cat-lovers and friends will be celebrating felines and exploring the low-art of Internet cat videos together, in real-time, as we transform West Grand between Telegraph and Broadway into a cat-lovers wonderland. Best of all, proceeds benefit the East Bay SPCA!
As the sun sets, festival attendees will gather in front of the Great Wall to view the Bay Area premiere of #catvidfest, the Walker Art Center's curated collection of Internet cat videos. See your favorites: "Henri," "Cats Playing Patty Cake," and "Cat Says NOM NOM NOM." The Great Wall's artist in residence group, Bandaloop, will perform a cat-themed aerial duet off the 100' Wall before the screening.
During the day, cat-lovers and their allies can peruse cat and pet products and arts and crafts from a host of vendors, adopt cats from local rescue centers, learn about kitten fostering, listen to live bands, nom delicious human food from local food trucks, and participate in a plethora of cativities, including art projects.
The Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival is a unique community event celebrating cats, art and technology while educating the public on the importance of cat adoption and kitten fostering.
SCCAA Presents - Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home flyer
A riveting story of transformation and healing, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life. This film was produced by Tribe of Heart and released in 2009.
FREE! Donations welcome. Space is limited. To reserve your seat or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.355.0436
SAN CARLOS WILL CROWN “KING AND QUEEN PETS” AT PET PARADE
San Carlos Hometown Days: Pet Parade
San Carlos Hometown Days announces reformatted Pet Parade with new rules, prizes and honors. Pets have always been an integral part of the San Carlos community spirit, and now they will be honored in a new way at this year’s Hometown Days celebration. The Pet Parade, taking place on Sunday, May 19, is an opportunity for San Carlans to show off their pets and have some fun. Past parades have featured dogs, cats, hamsters, parrots and even a turtle, sometimes dressed to theme, marching before a panel of judges comprised of Mayor Bob Grassilli, Superintendent Craig Baker, and Chloe Johnson, 3rd grader and Hometown Days Theme Contest Winner.
This year a new element has been added: a competition for the honor of “King and Queen Pets of San Carlos.” The two winners (one male and one female) will win a pet portrait session by Katie Baldi photography, with the portraits displayed in the window on Laurel Street. To ensure that the winners look their best for the portraits, Bow Wow Meow has donated a shampoo and gift certificate. To cap off the honor, the King and Queen will be invited to ride in a car in next year’s Hometown Days parade.
Also new this year: anyone (not just children) may enter their pet. Aside from the King and Queen honors, winners will be selected in the following categories: Large Dogs; Medium Dogs; Small Dogs; Cats, Rabbits & Rodents; and Exotic Pets. A friendly but heated competition is expected!
No pre-registration is required. All entrants should come to the Burton Park baseball diamond (corner of Brittan and Cedar) at 11am on Sunday the 19th to sign up. The parade will begin at 11:30 followed by an awards ceremony at 12:30.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
“Bark” your calendar for Yappy Hour! Grab Fido and stop by the resort’s Gazebo Lawn between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for schmoozing and sniffing with fellow dogs and dog lovers. Canine clientele will enjoy complimentary treats and flavored waters while their owners sip on specially priced beer and wine from the bar. A portion of all proceeds will go towards The Peninsula Humane Society. Upcoming dates:
Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion
Coyote Point Shelter