Mark your calendars — or if you are like me, get out your smart phone and tap this in — for a bunch of pet-related fundraisers this fall:
First up is the Biscuit Bash — a fundraiser for Angels of Assisi– on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Daleville Town Center in Botetourt County.
It’s described on its Facebook page as “an afternoon of music, food, kid activities & family fun ~ dogs welcome! $10 admission- kids free! Music by New Tradition Band and Solrevolt.”
Next is the annual Spay-ghetti Dinner, a fundraiser for the Roanoke Valley SPCA’s spay/neuter program, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Jefferson Center.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. Dinners include spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, salad, bread and a beverage. Wine will be available for purchase (dine-in and over 21, of course) and a bake sale allows you to choose your dessert. The cost is $6.50 in advance and $8 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at the SPCA or via a link on its website, or at any Valley Bank location.
The first Saturday in October is Dogtoberfest, a celebration of canines and a fundraiser for Saint Francis Service Dogs.
Bring your leashed and well-manner mutt out for a day of fun activities, including PawCasso and Americanine Idol, as well as a parade of pooches and a variety of refreshments and other family-oriented activities.
Finally, on Oct. 12, you can enjoy a stroll in all the fall foliage at Johnson’s Orchard in Bedford for its Dog Walk to Chase Away K9 Cancer.
The event begins at 9 a.m. and follows a 2.5K trail through the orchards and pastures of the farm. Refreshments for two- and four-legged walkers will be provided. The $5 contribution for each walker will donated to chaseawayk9cancer.org.
More details to follow on all four events.