Kibbles and Bits
2500 16th Street
April 9 – Pet First Aid & CPR Training: You’ll receive training on how to recognize an emergency for your pet, what to do if an animal is hit by a car, and other ways you can help and avoid getting hurt. $50 includes training book and an SF/SPCA certificate. RSVP to 415-522-3548 or e-mail email@example.com.
April 16 – Community Service Saturday: If you are 11–18 years old, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for SF / SPCA animals, learn more about responsible pet guardianship, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others. Community Service Saturdays include assisting employees with feeding the animals, cleaning their habitats, and other daily duties at the shelter. This opportunity fulfills school community or club service requirements. 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
2343 Fillmore Street
April 2 & May 7 – The Bunnies are Coming: It’s the Year of the Rabbit, so come to the shelter lobby from noon–3 p.m. to meet playful, loving rabbits available for adoption! Have a question about rabbit care? Come in and ask. For more information about this adoption event, visit www.saveabunny.org.
SAN FRANCISCO ZOO
1 Zoo Road
April 22–24 – Big Bunny’s Spring Fling: A three-day eggstravaganza featuring all things bunny related. From puppet shows to sing-alongs, special rabbit talks and more, this is a family-fun event over the Easter holiday weekend.
April 25–29 – Spring Zoo Camp: Ready to send your kids out for some spring break fun? Zoo Camp gives kids pre-K through 6th grade a chance to discover and learn about the active lives of animals in the springtime. It’s a busy time of year as they build nests, find food, and care for their babies. Camp combines zoo tours with animal-themed crafts, games, and up-close animal encounters to teach about wildlife. Preregistration required.
April 30 – Zoofest 2011: The San Francisco Zoological Society celebrates the “Wonders of the West.” To reserve your spot at this spirited evening gala, call 415-753-7173 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Dogfest – fundraiser for McKinley Elementary School
April 16, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
This community dog show and family fun event raises funds for art, science and literacy programs at McKinley Elementary, a small public school in the Castro District. Prizes for best costume, best trick, best coat, best bark … just be sure to bring your best friend! Free.
Birds of the Presidio
April 17, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Exhibition Pavilion, Presidio
Join Alan Hopkins for a guided hike exploring the park and its native inhabitants. The two-hour walks are typically moderate in difficulty and about three miles in length. Meet at the Exhibition Pavilion, located in the Fort Scott District at the corner of Storey Avenue and Ralston Avenue, near the Log Cabin. RSVP required: 415-561-5418 or email@example.com.
May 15, 6:30–10:30p.m.
Over 800 guests and their well-behaved canine companions are treated to a gala evening unlike any other in San Francisco, including an exhibition of one-of-a-kind pet habitats created by some of the Bay Area’s leading architects and designers. Throughout the evening, guests bid on valuable auction items while dining on the Palace’s award-winning cuisine. In addition, some of the most talented animal photographers in the Bay Area are on hand to catch that perfect moment with guests and their pets. 415-979-9550 ext. 309, www.pawssf.org
Butterflies of the Presidio
May 1, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Exhibition Pavilion, Presidio
Join Liam O’Brien for a guided hike exploring the park and its native inhabitants. The two-hour walks are typically moderate in difficulty and about three miles in length. Meet at the Exhibition Pavilion, located in the Fort Scott District at the corner of Storey Avenue and Ralston Avenue, near the Log Cabin. RSVP required: 415-561-5418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.