ACE Dog Sports Winter 2019 Savings. 677 Toland Place, San Francisco. To celebrate 2018 student accomplishments ACE is offering 25 percent off winter classes. Includes intro to agility, pre-agility, and beginners agility classes that start before March 31. To get the discount, use promo code WINTER2019. ACEDogsports.com, ACEDogsports.com/classes-training/agility-beginners.
Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Graduation Ceremonies. Sat., March 16 & 30, 1:30 p.m. Guide Dogs for the Blind California Campus, 350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael. Honor the independence and companionship that GDB’s exceptional guide dogs provide for the people they will serve. These services 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 at GDB’s campus. Show up 20-30 minutes before graduations. Graduation-day public tours of the campus are offered at 10:30 a.m. or noon on the days of the ceremonies. Pre-registered bus groups are also welcome. GuideDogs.com. Also these Saturdays in 2019: April 4 & 27; May 11 & 25; June 8 & 22; July 6 & 20; Aug. 3, 17 & 31; Sept. 14; Oct. 12 & 26; Nov. 9 & 23; Dec. 7 & 21.
K9 Gladiators Obstacle and Mud Race. Sun., March 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gold Country Pet Resort, 6355 CA-104 Ione, 510-516-1474. K9 Gladiators Obstacle and Mud Race lets you and your dog do a 1-, 3- or 6-mile race in the Gold Country at Gold Country Pet Resort. Open to everyone. Walk it, jog it, or run it. Bring your friends and their dogs and have a blast. K9Gladiators.com.
Redwood Empire Friends of Animal Rescue. Sat., March 2, 5 p.m., $45, Epicenter Event Center Sports City, 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. This is a night of fundraising for Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue, Compassion Without Borders, and Countryside Rescue. These Sonoma County rescues save lives every day by providing much needed medical attention to animals in their rescues. Spaying, neutering, vaccinations, and flea and tick control, can put a financial burden on these rescues, but with your support your much needed funds help out many animals in need. Due to the nature of this fundraiser no one under the age of 18 can attend. BrownPaperTickets.com.
Sheep Shearing Family Farm Day at Slide Ranch. Sat., March 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach. Celebrate spring, when the pasture is vibrant and green, fleecy young lambs and frolicking goat kids abound. It’s time to shear the sheep. Come meet the newest, adorable additions to the barnyard herd. Learn about wool processing from sheep to yarn and make a wool craft to take home. The fee is $35 per person, children 35 months and under are complimentary but you must register for a free ticket. SlideRanch.org.
Snowfest!, Tahoe City. Feb. 28-March 10. Includes many events. Tahoe City Parade Central, Sat., March 2, 10:30 a.m.-noon, announcing, viewing, and judging at The Blue Agave, 425 N Lake Blvd. Dog Pull, Sun., March 3, noon-2 p.m., behind Plumas Bank, 243 N, Lake Blvd., registration is at 12 p.m., races begin at 1 p.m., dogs of all sizes pull weighted sand bags according to their size and weight. Dress Up Your Dog, Sat., March 9, 9:30-11:00 a.m., North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, registration begins at 9:30 a.m., contest at 10 a.m., cost is $10 per dog. TahoeSnowfest.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Dog Parade. Sun., March 17, 1-4 p.m., Patrick’s Park, 43 Fort Mason 11, San Francisco. Come to the St. Patrick’s Day Dog Parade at Patrick’s Park. Bring your favorite “Patrick” to celebrate with party animals and help save the lives of more dogs from overcrowded shelters with Rocket Dog Rescue, where Patrick (#PatrickJameson) is from. There will be a raffle, kissing booths, DOGA, an animal communicator, and more. A panel of canine community thought leaders will determine the best-dressed dogs. Free to $22. Eventbrite.com.
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Main article photo by: Mike LeCuyer