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Halloween Potluck

Looks like Saturday's going to be a lovely day. The party is on!

Come join us for our first ever Halloween Bash at Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline. After we've secured the picnic area, we'll do a short hike. Volunteers are needed to start the bbq, cook, organize and/or help clean up. All dogs on leash in the picnic area for safety reasons (and park rules!).

Costumes appreciated, but optional. [Please make sure costumes are safe for the dog and the dog doesn't overheat!]

P.S. If your dog comes dressed as a hotdog, some dogs may bite! Yes, that's right...I'm talking about you, Kimchi >(

Please sign up for what you're going to bring at this link: Potluck Signup (Meal Coordinator: brichta, Password: ghost)

RSVP's not accepted until 10/16.


Please read liability disclaimer:

We understand that your "Yes" RSVP to this event means you accept the following:

1. ​I acknowledge that the group organizer and assistant organizers for this group are NOT guides or trip leaders.  We have no training or qualifications as guides or trip leaders. Wag n Trails is a social group for organizing dog hikes.  Every hiker is responsible for him/herself, their dog(s), their guest(s) and any event that occurs to or because of them.

2. I agree to abide by the rules of the park where the hike is held.  (The rules of the East Bay Parks are listed on the meetup group pages.)

3.​I acknowledge that I and other participants may be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury to me, my dog(s) and/or guests, or someone outside of the group or some other animal, including permanent disability and death.  I understand that these risks may be increased through my own actions, or through the negligent action or inaction of Wag N’ Trails participants, its members or other representatives. If I bring/invite a guest who has not released liability through the meetup group, I agree that I am solely responsible for their and or their dog(s) including their actions and safety. It is highly recommended that each participant sign up for an event through the meetup site.

4.​I hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE from liability Wag N’ Trails, the group organizer and hike organizers, their officers, members/other participants, sponsors, and employees; and owners and lessors of facilities used by Wag N’ Trails, from any and all liability claims, demands or causes of action that you now have or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or part out of the activities advice or information contained herein, even if caused in whole or in part by their negligence.

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6.​If I am allowing children under the age of 18 or any guest, to participate in this hike, I agree on their behalf to the terms of this Release.  I agree that if, notwithstanding this Release, I, the minor, or anyone on the minor’s behalf, or my guest, makes a claim against any of the persons or entities Released, I will indemnify those persons and entities and hold them harmless against all expenses, damage or costs, including attorneys fees, arising out of that claim.

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  • Jenny B.

    The food and drinks were terrific. It was nice to feast and relax w/o having to concentrate on not getting lost. Thanks to Chef John for operating the bbq and Vicky for manning the fort while we went hiking.

    October 28, 2013

  • Victoria C.

    Wonderful bar-b-que ~ there are some great cooks in this group.

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Raul is going to check his schedule..if he is free, we could assign him as BBQ chef unless there is someone else who really wants to be in charge of the grill

    2 · October 20, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      Haven't had a long line of people signing up for bbq duty yet.

      October 20, 2013

    • Ed O.

      I'm willing to help with bbq but my experience is not extensive.

      October 26, 2013

  • Ginny S.

    Forgot husband planned late evening on Friday and have to be at work in Antioch by 3. Sorry to miss it.

    October 25, 2013

  • Wendy

    Won't be able to make it there this weekend

    October 23, 2013

  • Jenny B.

    Whoever hasn't signed the menu yet, please do so as soon as possible.

    October 23, 2013

    • LisaMarie

      Thanks, Jenny...I have a few ideas but haven't decided yet...plus not sure what time I'll get there. Might grab some meat from Mi Pueblo.

      October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok so Raul does not have to work so we can put him as chef on the BBQ..should I pick up burgers, hot dogs, veggie dogs/patties and buns? Does someone want to volunteer to bring corn on the cob? What time should the cooking start?

    October 22, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      Thank you, Raul! A lot of folks haven't said what they'll bring yet. I suspect someone else will have a main dish so you probably shouldn't bring all that. Sign up the hamburgers and wait and see. I'll bring stuff to fill in the blanks.

      October 23, 2013

  • LisaMarie

    Doubt I will make 10am, lol, but looking forward! Is there an approx "end" time? Just curious.

    October 21, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      No, we can party til the park closes if we want to.

      1 · October 22, 2013

  • Chris S.

    I'd love to attend but will be stuck in Anaheim. Grrrrr. :(

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i will definitely be a volunteer to do any task that is needed

    October 14, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      That's a sure way to get a free pass!

      October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last night, I replied: maybe.
    Then MeetUp tells me my reply went nowhere.
    This morning, RSVP is closed. I remember glowing revues of the last Potluck. Lisa should be finished celebrating her birthday by the 26th..

    October 14, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      I'm not sure why you saw a Maybe selection; MeetUp did away with that feature many months ago. As for the potluck RSVPs, I closed it until the 16th as I'm hoping for a weather forecast by then. I'd love to see you guys again. We'll have to have a belated birthday celebration as well. Happy Bday, Lisa!

      October 14, 2013

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