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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: June 17, 2013

Howls & Growls Team — The Akron Zoo and the Magical Theatre in Barberton have teamed up to do 15 appearances to introduce the public to the Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge this summer and at the grand opening of the exhibit on July 20.

The team will be performing a short skit at several community interactive events, featuring a family living out in the woods talking about Grizzly Ridge, with kids playing the leading roles. Audience members will be expected to do the howl and growl hoedown.

For more information, contact the zoo at 330-375-2575.

Reptile Rally — Petco is sponsoring an opportunity to lean more about reptiles from noon to 4 p.m. today at area Petco stores in Macedonia, Kent, Wadsworth and Wooster.

Westie Picnic — The West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern Ohio is sponsoring a picnic at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Morgan’s Hollow Shelter, located off of Whittlesey Way off the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation Metropark, south of Grant Avenue in Cuyahoga Heights. The club will furnish hot dogs and attendees are asked to bring their own table service and drinks, plus a covered dish to share. All Westies and their families are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Chris Schriber at 330-833-5434.

Kathy Antoniotti writes about pets for the Akron Beacon Journal. She is unable to help locate, place or provide medical attention for an individual animal. If you have an idea or question about pets, write her at the Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640; call 330-996-3565; or send an email to

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