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Meetup Day Change and LOTS of events on Sept 28th

From: Rex and Lisa B.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 1:11 PM

A regular park meetup was scheduled for Saturday Sept 28th at West Austin Park.  That has been rescheduled to Sunday the 29th due to THREE doggie festivals taking place on the 28th, which have all been placed on the calendar.  First up on the 28th is Strut Your Mutt at Mueller Lake Park, a fun walk and doggie festival that begins at 8:00.  At 10:00, Pet Fest begins in San Marcos, another fun doggie festival with lots of vendors and entertainment for the whole family. Then Barkitecture Austin 2013 starts at noon at the Triangle. Go to our website for details on all three.

In addition to all the dog festivals on the 28th,  the City of Austin is having a public meeting that same day to get public input on the changes to the leashless dog area at Auditorium Shores where we have meetups.  The city will be moving that area farther west down Lady Bird Lake. The proposed changes include a "no dogs" area, "leash only" area and a "leashless" area. The public meeting will begin at 11:00 am at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road.  If you can't make that meeting, another public meeting will be held on October 8th at 7:30 pm at the same location.  I encourage all of you to attend either or both of these meetings and provide your input regarding the proposed new Austin Dog Park.  Go to our Discussions link, click on Message Board and see the information and links to Friends of Austin Dog Parks to get updated on all the latest.

And one last Save The Date.  October 12th we will be having a meetup and potluck at the Doghouse Drinkery in Leander.  The park has been reserved specifically for our meetup group from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm thanks to Michael Turner.  BBQ dinners will be sold and members can bring appetizers and desserts to share.  I will be scheduling that and sending more details in a few days.

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