Dogs have their day at Skokie’s Woofstock
Dogs and their people can enjoy Woofstock 2012 June 3 at Pooch Park in Skokie.
Updated: June 1, 2012 4:32PM
Dogs will have a howling good time at Woofstock 2012 and so will the people who love them. The event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Pooch Park, 3220 W. Oakton St., Skokie.
“This is our 10th annual Woofstock,” said Jon Marquardt, Skokie Park District facility manager. “We have vendors coming in from pet rescues to animal hospitals to doggie treats. The vendors set up in one area of Pooch Park. In the other area we do events like dog agility races, a dog fashion show, dog karaoke, a dog/owner look-alike contest and a relay race.”
Admission is free. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be sold.
Marquardt noted that representatives from the animals hospitals will answer questions that visitors have about their pets. The rescue agencies will bring adoptable dogs.
“If one dog gets rescued at this event, I’ll be one happy camper,” he said.
For details, call (847) 674-1500 or visit skokieparks.org.
Kids will dance and sing along when Laura Doherty performs folk-pop tunes from her CD “Shining like a Star” from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Ave. Pick up tickets in advance for this concert by the longtime Wiggleworms teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music.
For details, call (847) 825-3123 or visit parkridgelibrary.org.
Pack a picnic dinner and bring the kids to Fiddle Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the lawn area west of Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton St. The program, presented by Seman Violins, is part of the Wednesdays on the Green series that will present performances or movies weekly through the end of August.
For details, visit wednesdaysonthegreen.com.
Miss Cate can’t wait
The Niles Public Library’s own DJ, Miss Cate, will crank up tunes for a Bibliobop Dance Party at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, at 6960 W. Oakton St. She’ll choose tunes from the library’s extensive music collection.
For details, call (847) 663-1234 or visit nileslibrary.org.
Bear and Mole are excited about Kite Day in Will Hillenbrand’s charming children’s book. Your kids can hear that tale and then make a kite of their own to take home during the Friday Storytime at 7 p.m. June 1 at the Village Crossing Shopping Center Barnes and Noble, 5405 Touhy Ave., Skokie.
For details, call (847) 329-8460 or visit barnesandnoble.com.