Fran’s (11 E. 14th St., KCMO) has selected Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter as its charity for the annual Holiday Windows on Main Street art contest. Find out the details on the contest and how to vote for any of the participating artists/charities by visiting kcholidaywindows.com. The last day to vote is Dec. 16.
Thursday, Dec. 8
Join T.A.R.A. (The Animal Rescue Alliance) for its Charming Charlie Social from 6 to 8 p.m. You’ll get a 20 percent discount on everything in the store, other than clearance items. Shop for handmade jewelry, handbags, scarves, belts, shoes, hats and more. Tickets are $5 at the door; snacks and beverages are included. Charming Charlie is located at 840 N.W. Blue Parkway in Lee’s Summit.
Hamburger Mary’s (101 Southwest Blvd., KCMO) hosts charity bingo for Missouri Pit Bull Rescue beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 11
The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City and Three Dog Bakery are offering Santa Paws photos for both pets and kids. Printed photos are only $5. The digital file is an additional $10. Hours are Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Photos will be taken at 602 W. 48th St. on the Country Club Plaza in KCMO; it’s just down the street from Three Dog Bakery. If you have questions, contact Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-596-1000, extension 115. This event repeats Dec. 16, 17, 18.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter will have Santa photos and a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FOPAS shelter dog house (1356 N.W. 9 Highway, Parkville).
Kansas City Sheltie Rescue and L.L. Dog Rescue will offer Santa Photos from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the PETCO at 6801 West 75th St., Overland Park.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., bring your favorite furry friend to the Petco at 8600 Ward Parkway in KCMO to have its photo taken with Santa Claws. T.A.R.A. (The Animal Rescue Alliance) will earn $5 for every package sold. This event repeats Dec. 18.
Furry Kids’ Refuge invites you to Adopt a Rescue for the Holidays by organizing a collection drive. Download this wish list to hand out. When you’ve collected your items, take them to the Lee’s Summit Petco (1860 N.W. Chipman Road, Building C) on any Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you can’t make it on those days, call 816-277-8284 to make arrangements to pick up your donation. This event repeats on the Saturdays of this month.
Sunday, Dec. 11
Brookside Barkery & Bath is offering holiday photo sessions at its Olathe location (14040 W. 119th St.) from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $15, which includes one 5×7 photo. All proceeds benefit PetEx Rescue ‘n Transport. Sessions are on a first-come/first-serve basis. No more than three pets per photo. This event repeats on Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brookside Barkery’s Lee’s Summit location.
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