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CCN has the most extensive and complete calendar of events in the area.
Check back often for new additions and if you would like to add an event, let us know!
Every Month
  • On going dog training classes and sessions. Call for dates and times. Puppy kindergarten, family dog, show handling, private lessons and fun & fitness programs. Pets Etc Vermont, 609 Depot St., Manchester Ctr., Vermont 802-362-5447 www.petsetcvt.com
  • On-going Private and semi-private canine obedience lessons. The Grateful Dog; Training & Daycare. 802-342-7929 Manchester Center, Vermont www.gratefuldogvt.com
  • Daily horseback trail rides. Please call ahead to confirm. Pond Hill Ranch, Castleton, Vermont 802-468-2449 www.Pondhillranch.com
  • Doggie Day Care, Grooming and On-going dog obedience classes Canine Connection, Cheshire, Massachusetts 413-442-7553
  • Horseback Trail Rides. 7 days a week. Flames Stables, Wilmington, Vermont. 802-464-8329
  • Bennington County Kennel Club and West Mountain Animal Hospital's Dog Obedience Classes. For Information or to Register Call 802-447-7723 or 802-379-1094
  • Need some time off from your dog? For work, shopping or? There's a spot for your 4 legged furry friend for the day! Day Care available. MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, Argyle, New York 518-638-6985 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com
  • Guided trail rides, lead line rides, riding camps, petting zoo & more. 4J Farmm, Argyle, New York 518-791-9811 www.4JFarmm.com
Plan By-The-Day

Mondays

  • Mondays thru Thursdays. Low cost Spay/Neuter Clinics. Cats Mondays-Thursdays. Dogs Thursdays. HOPE, 4255 Route 50, Wilton, New York 518-248-0355 SpayNeuter@HopeAnimalRescue.org. www.hopeanimalrescue.org
  • Livestock Auction; Calves, Goats, Sheep, Lambs, Pigs, Feeders, Bulls and Cows at 4pm along with on 1st & 3rd Mondays;† Poultry, Rabbits, Eggs, Ducks, Produce, Plants and Hay at 3pm. Chatham Market, 2249 Route 203, Chatham, New York. Manager: 315-350-1724. Auction Barn: 518-392-3321 www.empirelivestock.com

Tuesdays

  • Livestock Auction. Cambridge Valley Livestock Auction. Rt. 22, Cambridge, New York 518-677-3895. See our ad for details.
  • Alternate Tuesdays - Low Cost Feline Neuter Clinic, Wellness Clinics; Vaccinations, tests, shot, etc. with Dr. Kimberly Ellis, DVM. Microchipping and MX Paneling available. Adirondack Save A Stray. For information and appointments 518-654-6220 or 696-4896

Wednesdays

  • Low Cost Feline Neuter Clinic, Wellness Clinics; Vaccinations, tests, shot, etc. with Dr. Kimberly Ellis, DVM. Microchipping and MX Paneling available. Adirondack Save A Stray. For information and appointments 518-654-6220 or 696-4896
  • and Saturdays: Private canine obedience classes. Get one on one help from trained professionals. 11-4pm. Usually Beginners are on Tuesdays and Puppy is on Wednesdays; starting at 6:15 pm for an hour. We will hold class for 4 Weeks in their are interests. Please call to schedule. MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, Argyle, New York 518-638-6985 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com
  • Wednesdays and Sundays - Trap Shooting. Open to everyone! Wed 3pm to Dusk. Sun 1-4pm. Plenty of people on hand to help beginners. Hale Mtn Fish and Game Club, Shaftsbury, Vermont.

    Please see our ad. www.hmfg.org

Thursdays

  • Bingo 6:30 pm, doors open at 5pm. 28 games including Blackout, Specials, Speed Balls, Odd/Even, Hard Card Games. Pownal American Legion Post #90, Rt. 7, Pownal, Vermont
  • Alternate Thursdays - Radio show airing at 10am on WBTN 1370 AM. "Animal Tales" brought to you by Second Chance Animal Center, Shaftsbury, Vermont and "Horsing Around". Everything about horses geared for anyone even a non-horse person! Brought to you by Kimberly Farms, Shaftsbury, Vermont

Fridays

  • "Pony Pals" Age 6 & under. Introduction to horsemanship. Pony rides & fun games. 11-Noon $10. Shanderhof Farm, N. Shaftsbury, Vermont 802-379-5300
    www.shanderhof-farm.com

Saturdays

  • Small livestock & farm items auction. Town & Country Auction Schuylerville, NY. Also auctions every Tues. & Fri. 518-695-6663 www.towncountryauctions.com
  • Private canine obedience session. 30 minutes. Get one on one help from trained professionals. 11-3pm. Please call to schedule. MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, Argyle, New York 518-638-6985 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com

April
  • Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • ASPCA Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • National Frog Month
  • Zoo and Aquarium Month

1st thru 7th - International Pooper Scooper Week; Bat Appreciation Week

2nd - National Ferret Day


3rd - 14th annual Cause for Paws radiothon to benefit Berkshire Humane Society, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 413-447-7878 For more information www.berkshirehumane.org

4th - Group Canaine Classes to begin. "Springing Into Action" Work on some obedience with your 4 legged furry best friend.4 Week Program 6-7pm every Wednesday. MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, Argyle, New York 518-638-6985 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com

4th - World Rat Day

5th - Annual Lasagna Dinner to benefit Berkshire Humane Society, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 413-447-7878 For more information www.berkshirehumane.org

7th - Marks the start of Everyday is Tag Day. Protect your pet with an ID tag!

7th - An Evening of Swingin' Jazz, Smokey Blues, and a Touch of Twang. 7pm. First Congregational Church of Stockbridge Massachsuetts. 413-269-6119 www.StockbridgeUCC.org/events

7th - Dog & Cat Rabies Clinic. 10 to 2pm. Walker's Farm Home and Tack, 5565 State Rt 4, Fort Ann, New York 518-639-5223 walkersfarmhomeandtack.com

7th - 16th Annual Friends of the NRA Banquet and Auction. Great food, auctions, raffles and door prizes. Mt. Anthony Country Club, Bennington, Vermont. Please see our ad in March issue for all the details. 802-442-4725 or 379-4272

7th - International Beaver Day; National Birding Day

7th - Tack Auction. Get ready for the upcoming riding season. New everyday equipment, English and Western tack, blankets, supplies & more. See our ad for more details. 6pm. Preview 5pm. Green Mountain Appaloosa 4H Horse Club fundraiser. Bennington Elementary School, Bennington, Vermont 802-823-7244 or 771-7023

7th & 8th - NEACA Arms Fair & Sportsman's Expo. Family friendly atmosphere. Fishkill, New York, Ramada Inn & Conference Center, 542 Rt. 9. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com

7th & 21st - Come shop The Bennington Farmer's Market indoors! Locally produced fresh greens and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, meats, honey & syrup, more! Plus Ready to eat at the Cafe. 10-1pm First Baptist Church, 601 Main St, Bennington, Vermont. www.benningtonfarmersmarket.org

8th - Free Clinic for dogs and cats 4 to 6 pm. Help-a-Pet, Inc. Veterinary care for pets in need. First Baptist Church, 601 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont www.helpapet.net

8th - Zoo Lovers Day; Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

8th thru 14th - Dog Bite Prevention Week; National Animal Control Appreciation Week; Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

9th - National Unicorn Day

11th - National Pet Day

13th, 14th, 15th - Eric Horgan Clinic. Privates, semi-privates, and groups. Dressage and jumping. Clinic details and signup form www.ridingfarm.com. Riding Right Farm, 334 County Route 59, Buskirk, New York 518-677-5148

14th - National Dolphin Day

14th - Spring Cleanup Day 1. Come join us & your friends. See our ad. Cambridge Saddle Club, 5 Fish Hatchery Rd, Cambridge, New York. www.cambridgesaddleclub.org 802-823-7967 or 823-7244

14th - Canine Massage and Aromatherapy with Jill. Canine Reiki with Cheryl. Call to schedule your Best Friend's appointment. MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, Argyle, New York 518-638-6985 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com

14th & 15th - NEACA Arms Fair & Sportsman's Expo. Family friendly atmosphere. NY Capital District Show. Location to be announced. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com

15th - All you can eat breakfast 7:30-9:30am. Benefits the Battenkill Grange. $7. Plain or Blueberry Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Homefries, Orange Juice & Coffee. East Arlington Baily Hall, Anex to Federated Church, East Arlington, Vermont

15th thru 21st - Animal Cruelty Awareness Week
; National Pet ID Week

16th - Save the Elephant Day

17th - International Bat Appreciation Day

21st - Annual Ride Into Spring Event! 10 to 4pm. See our ad on back page. Walker's Farm Home and Tack, 5565 State Rt 4, Fort Ann, New York 518-639-5223 walkersfarmhomeandtack.com

21st - Special Farm Equipment Auction; Tractors, planters, spreaders, loaders, Skidsteers, wagons, balers, trailers, tedders and much more. All real good equipment all ready to work! Held at Guy Wilson's Farm, Whitehall, New York. More details page 3. Auctioneers Cambridge Valley Livestock Auction, Cambridge, New York 518-677-3895 or 796-6721

21st - Spring Cleanup Day 2. Come join us & your friends. Rain date 22nd. See our ad. Cambridge Saddle Club, 5 Fish Hatchery Rd, Cambridge, New York. www.cambridgesaddleclub.org 802-823-7967 or 823-7244

21st - Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day

22nd - Earth Day

22nd thru 28th - World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week

23rd - National Lost Dog Awareness Day

23rd thru 29th - World Week for Animals in Labs

24th - World Day for Animals in Laboratories; Sylvester the Cat's Birthday

24th-May 29th & April 26th-May 31st - Barn Buddies Program. For riders ages 3-5. Program includes: Grooming, lead-line riding, story time, craft time. 10:30-Noon. Thursdays or Tuesdays. Wilden's Run Farm, 135 Tubbs Rd, Pownal, Vermont 845-594-7769

25th - Deadline for all May CCN Issue submissions.

25th - World Penguin Day; Anzac Day New Zealand War Horses; Hairball Awareness Day

26th - Audubon Day; National Help a Horse Day; International Guide Dog Day

27th - Paint and Sip. Equinox Village, Manchester, Vermont to benefit The Dorset Equine Rescue, East Dorset, Vermont 802-362-5888. www.thedorsetequinerescue.org

28th - Eeyore's Birthday Day; National Go Birding Day; Save the Frogs Day; World Veterinary Day

28th - Clean Up Day and a meeting! See our ad and watch for more details. SVDGA Clubhouse, 5822 Route 9, Marlboro, Vermont 518-779-7594. 603-756-9033 www.vtgoats.com

28th - Tack Sale/Swap, Benefit Schooling Gymkhana, and More! Open House. 9am to 3pm. See our ad. Cambridge Saddle Club, 5 Fish Hatchery Rd, Cambridge, New York. www.cambridgesaddleclub.org 802-823-7967 or 823-7244

28th - 16th Annual Humane Race! This year's race will be a timed 5K and will include a 1-mile fun walk. Dogs welcome! Details HumaneRace.org. Berkshire Humane Society, Inc., 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. www.berkshirehumane.org

28th & 29th - 26th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour. See pages 6 and 7 for all the details of this wonderful farm tour! www.washingtoncountyfibertour.org

28th & 29th - NEACA Arms Fair & Sportsman's Expo. Family friendly atmosphere. Franklin Center at the Howe, 1 Scale Ave., Rutland, Vt. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com

29th - Woody Woodpecker Day; Free Feral Cat Spay Day; Arbor Day (Date differs Nationally)

30th - Goat/pig Cine de Mayo auction 5pm. After regular livestock at 4pm. Chatham Market, 2249 Route 203, Chatham, New York. Manager: 315-350-1724. Auction Barn: 518-392-3321  www.empirelivestock.com

30th - Adopt A Shelter Pet Day; National Animal Advocacy Day



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May
  • International Respect for Chickens Month
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Pet Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

1st - Next Issue of Creature's Corner News. See you then!

1st - Save the Rhino Day; National Purebred Dog Day

2nd - Special Feeder Calves sale. 1pm. Chatham Market, 2249 Route 203, Chatham, New York. Manager: 315-350-1724
Auction Barn: 518-392-3321 www.empirelivestock.com

3rd - National Specially-abled Pets Day

4th - Mayday for Mutts; Respect for Chickens Day

4th - NCBRA Barrel Race. See our ad. Cambridge Saddle Club, 5 Fish Hatchery Rd, Cambridge, New York. cambridgesaddleclub.org 802-823-7967 or 823-7244

5th - Tail Gate Sale #1. Sell & trade, small animals, poultry, local products, supplies, crafts & much more! No vendor fees! Walker's Farm Home and Tack, 5565 State Rt 4, Fort Ann, New York 518-639-5223 walkersfarmhomeandtack.com

5th - Horse, Pony, new and used tack, equipment and trailers Auction. 10am start. Please see our ad for all details. Adirondack Animal Land. 3554 St Hwy 30 Gloversville New York 518-848-7040 or 774-8594

5th - National Ferret Day

6th thru 12th - Be Kind to Animals Week

11th - CSC Barrel Race. See our ad. Cambridge Saddle Club, 5 Fish Hatchery Rd, Cambridge, New York. cambridgesaddleclub.org 802-823-7967 or 823-7244

13th - Mother's Day Dressage Show. USDF/USEF Tests. Entries Open Now Close May 9th. Please see our ad for more details. Riding Right Farm, 334 County Route 59, Buskirk New York 518-677-5148 www.ridingfarm.com

14th - National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day; International Migratory Bird Day

19th - Goat Education Day & Tailgate Sale. See our ad and watch for more details. SVDGA Clubhouse, 5822 Route 9, Marlboro, Vermont 518-779-7594. 603-756-9033 www.vtgoats.com

23rd - International Turtle Day

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June to September
June 1st, 2nd & 3rd - Strolling of the Heifers. A wildly successful and family friendly event. Brattleboro, Vermont. www.strollingoftheheifers.com

26th & 27th - NEACA Arms Fair & Sportsman's Expo. Family friendly atmosphere. Saratoga City Center, Saratoga Springs, New York. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com

June 2nd - Come On Baby & Rescue Me! Adoption event! Walker's Farm Home and Tack, 5565 State Rt 4, Fort Ann, New York 518-
639-5223 walkersfarmhomeandtack.com


June 9th - Tail Gate Sale #2. Sell & trade, small animals, poultry, local products, supplies, crafts & much more! No vendor fees! Walker's Farm Home and Tack, 5565 State Rt 4, Fort Ann, New York 518-639-5223 walkersfarmhomeandtack.com

June 16th, September 9th and October 28th - Higher Ground Farm 2018 Dressage Series. All 4 shows are WNEPHA pointed. USEF, USDF and WDAA classes available to Juniors, Adult Amateurs and Open or Professional riders. High point Champion and Reserve awards to entrants in each division, who participate in any 3 of the 4 shows. Follow HGF on Facebook for all the details. Higher Ground Farm. 382 Tate Rd, Hoosick Falls, New York 518-852-5382 www.hgfhorses.com

June 29th thru July 1st - Dock Dogs! The World's Premier Canine Aquatics Competition with our friends from Hudson Valley Dock Dogs. We have a great weekend of jumping fun planned for you and your pup. Benson's Pet Center, 12 Fire Road, Clifton Park, New York 518-373-1007 www.bensonspet.com

July 15th - 5th Annual Barnyard Ball, Inn at Manchester, Vermont to benefit The Dorset Equine Rescue, East Dorset, Vermont 802-362-5888 www.thedorsetequinerescue.org

September 9th and October 28th - Higher Ground Farm 2018 Dressage Series. All 4 shows are WNEPHA pointed. USEF, USDF and WDAA classes available to Juniors, Adult Amateurs and Open or Professional riders. High point Champion and Reserve awards to entrants in each division, who participate in any 3 of the 4 shows. Follow HGF on Facebook for all the details. Higher Ground Farm. 382 Tate Rd, Hoosick Falls, New York 518-852-5382 www.hgfhorses.com

September 22nd - Ride for Rescue at Merck Forest, Vermont to benefit The Dorset Equine Rescue, East Dorset, Vermont 802-362-5888 www.thedorsetequinerescue.org

September 23rd and 24th - Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival. Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, New York. www.adkwoolandarts.com

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