Pet Meet & Mingle Events in May

Baltimore Humane Society volunteers at DogFest (Courtesy of the Baltimore Humane Society)

Paws in the Park
May 11, 1-5 p.m. | Oregon Ridge Park
13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Live music from Baltimore’s Rob Fahey, food trucks, biscuit and water stations, demos, contests and adoptable dogs, presented by local classic rock radio station 100.7 The Bay
Free |

BARCS Night at Bengies
May 16, 8:30 p.m.
Bengies Drive-In | 3417 Eastern Blvd., Middle River, MD 21220
Bring your pet to the drive-in for a special night with ticket sales primarily supporting BARCS. The movie will be “Scooby Doo” (2002), and there will be a Scooby costume contest, collar craft, selfie station and dog treat vendors. Enjoy artwork donated by children through Art for Paws.
$0-$4 per car; $7.50-$12.50 per person; $15 Very Important Pup bag |

Kitten Shower at Guilford Hall
May 19, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Guilford Hall Brewery
1611 Guilford Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202
Support BARCS’ cat foster program with games, raffles and prizes and meet adoptable cats and foster dogs at this offsite adoption event and fundraiser.
Free |

Breed Meetup: Rescues
May 20, 4-7 p.m. | Bark Social Baltimore
3822 Boston St., Baltimore, MD 21224
For National Rescue Dog Day, bring your rescue to hang out at the local doggie social club (with food and treats for both dogs and humans and chaperones to watch your pups as they play).
Free entry for humans, membership or guest pass for dogs |

Farmers’ Market
Sundays, 7 a.m. – noon (through Dec. 22)
Maryland’s largest farmers’ market, The Baltimore Farmers’ Market, returns for its 47th season under the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX) at Holliday and Saratoga streets in Baltimore. Quiet shopping hours for a sensory-friendly experience are from 7-9:30 a.m. Free parking at 330 Guilford Ave.

May 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meet adoptable cats at Hereford Library at this Baltimore Humane Society event in Hereford.

Essays on Motherhood
May 11, 7-9 pm.
Hear 10 local writers deliver their emotions and experiences with motherhood through essays read aloud on the Saturday before Mother’s Day at The Carraige House in Columbia. Proceeds support women in single-parent households via Howard County’s Just Living Advocacy.

Reading with Pets
May 25, 2-3 p.m.
Read to dogs from My Caring Paws at the Eldersburg branch of Carroll County Public Library to improve reading skills as well as social and emotional skills.


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