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Tomorrow, I’m heading to Lions Town and Country Park, possibly with Racer, the dog, to check out the annual Bark For Life that raises funds for Madera’s Relay For Life and the fight against cancer. There will be games, demonstrations, munchies and loads of fun. And that’s just for the dogs. They can sniff a little and make new friends. We owners can just make new friends. Opening ceremonies are at 9, so don’t be late.

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Afterward, those pooches might be hungry and, catching a whiff from the east with their keen noses, try to run off to the Elks Lodge for a bone or two from the delicious ribs prepared Saturday afternoon at their annual Rib Cook-off. Sorry, but the ribs are too good for canine consumption. You can judge for yourself in the People’s Choice competition. For just 10 bucks you get horse-d-overs and ribs from five different teams to make your tough decision on who gets first (Not “who’s on first”).

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More dogs, but this time barking up the right tree. That would be the terrific local band called the Yard Dogs. Sunday evening at the amphitheater at Town and Country Park they will be playing their rockin’ brand of classic oldies, country and more.

As an extra treat, the Breakfast Lions will be barbecuing, and Corinne Long-Folk and her staff from the Madera Adult Day Care Center will be providing refreshments and dessert. It’s a great way to end the concert season. Congrats to organizer, coordinator and all around person-in-charge, the pretty Dianne Rich of the Madera Arts Council, for another splendid season of musical entertainment...


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