Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Annual BRGA Meeting

  • Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center (map)
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This event is open to all BRGA members. We will be discussing what BRGA accomplished last year and discuss what activities we want to do in 2018. 

Please bring an appetizer to share. We will supply water. Also be sure to have your poop bags and muzzles as their will be time for greyhound fun and run after the meeting.

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Feb
22
to Feb 24

Winter Hound Tour

An informal gathering of greyhound folks with their hounds in New York wine country. Participating wineries, distilleries and brew pubs will either waive or charge minimal tasting fees. And they can't wait to see the greyhounds! If you have never been to the Finger Lakes, this is a great opportunity and the scenery is just gorgeous. Some of BRGA board members and BRGA family are attending.

To register go to: www.grapehounds.org

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Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Lecture on Essential Oils Used in Veterinary Medicine on Dogs

  • 10006 Carrington Place Manassas VA 20109 (map)
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Dr. Lori Blankenship will discuss essential oil basics, what conditions they can help with and how to introduce them to animals.

A $10 donation will go to helping greyhounds in Florida get any needed vet care before coming to their forever home.

Call Katie Thompson to reserve your seat, limited seating. 703.898.1291.

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Apr
25
to Apr 28

Greyhounds in Gettysburg

Come join us at Greyhounds in Gettysburg. Although we will not have a booth there this year, we will still be going and connecting with old friends and helping out when needed. This is a great event if you want to buy anything greyhound related.

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Jul
26
to Jul 28

Grapehound Wine Tour

An informal gathering of greyhound folks with their hounds in New York wine country. Participating wineries, distilleries and brew pubs will either waive or charge minimal tasting fees. And they can't wait to see the greyhounds! If you have never been to the Finger Lakes, this is a great opportunity and the scenery is just gorgeous. Some of BRGA board members and BRGA family are attending.

To register go to: www.grapehounds.org

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Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Heritage Trail 5k/10k to benefit Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption

Registration and Details can be found at the links below:

Points count towards Sippin' Series.  Find more info about the series here.

Runners Receive:

1 Glass of Cider from Castle Hill Cider, Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

Benefiting Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption.  Read more below.

Come out and enjoy these scenic 5k/10k cross country courses around the scenic property.  Enjoy the oyster roast after the race!  

Walkers and leashed pets are welcome to attend this event.  Strollers are welcome, but course may not be suitable for the average stroller.

Now offering a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  You will receive a medal.

 

Race Start Times

10k/5k - 10am

 

Registration Fees

5k - $30, until Oct 15 ($35)

10k - $45, until Oct 15 ($50)

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before Oct 17.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Packet Pickup

At the event (one hour before the race starts).

 

Race Day Registration

There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive around 45 minutes before the race to get registered for the event. T-shirts sizes can not be guaranteed for race day registers.

 

Directions to Parking

The race starts and ends at Castle Hill Cider (6065 Turkey Sag Rd, Keswick, VA 22947).  Parking is on-site.

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

South Riding Fall Festival

  • 42420 Unicorn Drive South Riding, VA, 20152 United States (map)
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Join BRGA on Saturday October 6th at the South Riding Fall Fest. Enjoy the fresh fall breeze while having a glass of wine or cold beer while listening to live music. Hungry? No worries. Fall fest will feature some yummy food. Kids will have a blast on the kiddie rides. Be sure to stop by the BRGA booth, one of over 60 vendors.

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Oct
6
10:30 AM10:30

Barktoberfest

Join fellow animal lovers at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 6th as Friends of Homeless Animals hosts its signature event, Barktoberfest: A Purrfect Pet Celebration.

Bring the whole family, including your beloved fur kids! We’ll be gathering to listen to live music, play games (kids and dogs), shop from a variety of vendors, eat and drink some great food and beverages, watch canine demonstrations and much more --- all to help raise much needed funds to allow FOHA to continue its mission of rescuing and finding “forever” homes for homeless animals.

**Barktoberfest starts at 10:30AM ($5 suggested donation to attend, kids & pets are free!)**

For more information (including how to become a sponsor or vendor), go to our event website www.barktoberfest.org.

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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Dog Daze

The Water Mine will once again go to the dogs this September with a season-ending event benefitting the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Dogs-only swimming and a canine resource fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Suggested donation of $10 per dog. 

This year's end-of-season doggie dip will again feature a canine resource fair. Two-legged and four-legged friends can enjoy prizes and visit vendors that including veterinarians, dog boutiques, the Park Authority and more. Human friends can learn about the county’s nine dog parks, find out how to volunteer as a dog park monitor and learn about dog park etiquette.

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Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

Summer 5k/10k Barrel Oak Winery - Benefit for BRGA

Registration and Details can be found at the links below:

https://www.bishopseventregistrations.com/event/2018-BRGA-5k--10k

https://www.facebook.com/events/1552511404876480/

Points count towards the Sippin' Series. Find more info about the series here.

Runners Receive:
Wine Tasting, Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

Benefiting Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption. Read more below.

This summer 5k/10k will run around the Barrel Oak Winery property. It is mostly grassy trail. Come for the race, but stay for the wine after on this gorgeous vineyard!

Walkers, strollers and leashed pets are welcome to attend this event.

Race Start Times
10k - 10am
5k - 11am

Registration Fees
5k - $30, until Aug 15 ($35)
10k - $45, until Aug 15 ($50)
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before August 22. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

Packet Pickup
At the event (one hour before the race starts).

Race Day Registration
There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive around 45 minutes before the race to get registered for the event. T-shirts sizes can not be guaranteed for race day registers.

Directions to Parking
The race starts and ends at the Barrel Oak Winery (3623 Grove Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144)

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