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Animalia Musicale: A Chorus of Critters

Date: February 23, 2017

Continues through 6/2/2017. Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Redwood Foyer Gallery, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA.

Fundraising exhibit featuring over 75 images of both wild and domestic animals, from foxes to birds, bears to bunnies, cats to dogs—LOTS OF DOGS! And more. Many of which are painted on musical score sheets by Marin County artist Leslie Lakes. Images tickle the senses and engage the viewer with a sense of play, joy, humor, and a touch of whimsy. Exhibit is open to the public through venue performances or by appointment. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will benefit ELM, or Enriching Lives Through Music.

This event is a MarinLink nonprofit project, hosted by Marin Cultural Association and sponsored by Home and Hearth of Marin. Free event.

Contact: or 415-473-6014. More info: Leslie Lakes, 973-650-7931, Director of PATH, a MarinLink 501(c)3 Nonprofit Project,


The 2017 Canine Science Symposium

Date: March 11, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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3/11-12. The 2017 Canine Science Symposium.

Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12. The San Francisco SPCA, 243 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA.

The SF SPCA is hosting the Canine Science Symposium this spring, bringing the latest in dog behavior science to the Bay Area. Topics will include resource guarding assessment and modification, modifying excitable behavior, examining behavioral, cognitive, and memory differences in owned & shelter dogs; measuring trainer performance; understanding human-dog attachment, and much more! Early bird tickets available until Jan. 31: $185 for the full weekend.

Contact info:; 415-522-3509. More info:


Guide Dogs for the Blind Graduations

Date: March 04, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Also 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29. Celebrate the Class of 2017 With Puppy Pride. Every other Saturday in 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind California Campus, 350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael. Bay Area dog lovers, kids, Kleenex, and cameras are welcome on alternating Saturdays at GDB’s heartwarming public graduation ceremonies. These events honor the independence and companionship that GDB’s exceptional guide dogs provide for the people they will serve, and they also allow GDB clients to meet the committed puppy raisers who cared for their canine heroes until they were old enough to begin formal training. Graduation day tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. or noon on the days of the ceremonies. Pre-registered large tour groups are also welcome. GDB is an industry-leading guide dog school and passionate community that serves the visually impaired. Its services are provided free. GDB receives no government funding. The GDB Class of ’17 coincides with GDB’s 75th anniversary. Show up at GDB’s campus a few minutes before graduations.

Call 800-295-4050 for tour reservations. Visit for more information.


Petchitecture: Celebrating 30 Years of PAWS.

Date: May 04, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.

Petchitecture: PAWS' 21st Fundraising Event

May 4, 6-9 p.m. The Fairmont Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA.

Reception where human and canine guests can bid on locally crafted pet habitats created by Bay Area architects. Enjoy a reception, silent auction, buffet dinner, and program to include a live auction for the opportunity to have your cat or dog be one of the “2018 Pet Idols.”

Benefitting Pets Are Wonderful Support, a program of the Shanti Project. $200 per person. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at, 415-625-5218, or Learn more at Petchitecture.

Photo by Drew Altizer Photography, courtesy of Shanti Project and PAWS