Dog Training Classes
Venice Dog Club is starting its next session of classes in September. Classes offered include obedience, agility, doggie fun, puppy and conformation. Classes are held at the dog club, 250 Center Court, Venice. For more information, visit venicedogclub.com.
EARS Country Music Show
Save the date for the “Icons of Country Music Tribute Show” scheduled for Sat. October 5 at VFW Post 10178, 550 N. McCall Road. The show which benefits Englewood Area Rescue Sanctuary (EARS) will feature Michael Sugg as Toby Keith, Tim Sells as Kenny Rogers and host Tom Davis as Garth Brooks. This group really works the audience so you are guaranteed an evening of musical fun. The event starts at 6pm and there will also be a cash bar and limited menu available. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the EARS Shelter, 145 W. Dearborn Street and the EARS Thrift Store, 353 W. Dearborn St. Only 250 will be sold, so order yours today! For more info, contact Nicole at 419•295•2637.
The King & His Queens
Get your tickets now for a musical dinner and drag show benefiting the Suncoast Humane Society on Sat. October 5. There will be a special tribute to Elvis Presley along with tributes to Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, June Carter and Patsy Cline by Keith & Ruby Coleman and also a fun filled drag show featuring the Bambusa Babes. A gourmet three-course dinner will be prepared by Chef Kevin Rounsville from the TV show “Cooking with Rock Stars,” premiering this fall. There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle and a chance to Stock the Bar with a spirits raffle. Doors open at 5pm, dinner served at 6pm and show starts at 7:30pm. VIP Table is $600 and general admission is $50 per seat. Purchase seating at humane.org.
Trick or Trot 5K
Registration is open for the Allstate Micah Smith Trick or Trot 5K Trail Run to be held 8am, Sat. October 19 at Ann Dever Park, 6791 San Casa Drive. Presented by Zoomers Southwest Florida Running & Triathlon Club, the event is its annual scholarship fundraising race and also benefits the Suncoast Humane Society. Come join fellow ghouls and goblins in this Halloween-themed (costumes encouraged) 5K trail run. New this year is the Beer Mile (after the 5K) for ages 21 and over. Online registration through October 17 is $25 adult, $18 youth. For more info and to register, visit runsignup.com/race/FL/Englewood.