9th Annual Los Alamos Dog Races: “Bark For Books!”

Posted on Jun 23 by SEASONS Magazine

Los Alamos Dog Races, photo by Jeffrey Bloom Photography.

Los Alamos Dog Races. Photo by Jeffrey Bloom Photography.

The 9th Annual Los Alamos Dog Races: “Bark for Books!” returns Saturday, June 30, benefiting the Los Alamos Public Library.

Bring families, friends, and canines of all ages to compete for prizes! Santa Barbara County 3rd District Superior Joan Hartmann, Solvang City Manager Brad Vidro, and local dog lover economist are the judges for this year’s race. Be sure to arrive between 10:30 a.m. and noon to register your furry friend for the race. 

“Bark for Books!” begins with three dog competitions: “Dog Tricks,” “Dogs in Costume,” and “Dog Kissing.” There are five races to watch and a championship finale which will feature the winners from the first five runs. In between races, raffle drawings for gifts from local merchants will be held. The event finishes with an awards ceremony and grand prize raffle. 

Los Alamos Dog Races. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Bloom Photography.

In addition to dog races, the event offers face painting from Ponies & Paints and an opportunity to get your photo snapped by Jeffrey Bloom Photography. Local authors Petrine Mitchum, R. Lawson Gamble, Melissa Boughton, Kris Wood and others will be set up at booths for book purchases and signings. Used books are also for sale. 

All the proceeds from “Bark for Books!” benefit Friends of the Los Alamos Public Library, a nonprofit. The event is held at Ferrini Park on the corner of Bell Street and Centennial Street in downtown Los Alamos. 

For more information, call Debra Vidro at 805/344-1014 or email Wendy Wergeles at wergeles@earthlink.net. Visit Los Alamos Library and Bark for Books! on Facebook. 

Emma Sheridan

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