I think we are all ready to say goodbye to February and look forward to springtime. March gets us one step closer and it seems a lot of new activities are sprouting up next month.
Our four-legged friends seem just as antsy to get out of the house as we are. Many of them had a chance to get out and about during the American Kennel Club Dog Show, which took place this weekend at McCormick Place in Chicago. My friends and I had a great time checking out the hundreds of dogs, shopping the pet-themed vendors and visiting the animals representing area dog rescues.
If you are looking for a way to help out local animals, tickets are now on sale for South Suburban Humane Society's 25th annual spotlight gala. The event, themed Springtime in Paris, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. April 26 at Glenwoodie Golf Course in Glenwood. There will be dinner, a silent auction, pets on parade and beer and wine.
Tickets purchased before April 1 are $40 each. After April 1, they will be $50 each.
For information, call the shelter at (708) 755-7387, ext 389.
Pet lovers can also check out a free seminar hosted by my friends at Glenwood Village Pet Hospital. You can learn about the importance of preventative dental care for pets from 6 to 7 p.m. March 6 at the clinic, 555 E. Glenwood-Lansing Road in Glenwood.
Veterinarian Katy Parr gives the talk, followed by a question-and-answer questions. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call (708) 758-2400.
Another informative event next month is at 7 p.m. March 15 when Annunciata Church will host a screening of "The Fourth Partition," a documentary about the Polish steelworkers of South Chicago at the turn of the 20th century. The church is at 11128 S. Avenue G in Chicago's East Side neighborhood. Call (773) 221-1040 for more information.
If you are dreaming of the outdoors, plan to attend the fish and sports show taking place from 7 to 11 p.m. March 21 at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St. in Merrionette Park. It's hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police Evergreen Park Lodge 27. Tickets are available at the door and cost $25. It includes access to guest speakers and sporting vendors as well as a full buffet, draft beer, wine and soda, raffles and prizes. Advance tickets can be purchased through the Evergreen Park Police Department. Call (708) 422-2144 for more information.