Canine Calendar

Canine Calendar

Alexandria Police Foundation BBQ, Auction

The Alexandria Police Foundation’s second annual backyard BBQ, social and auction will be Sunday, May 21, 1-4 p.m. at the home of Shawn and Cassie McLaughlin, 1615 N. Frost St. $75 per person or $200 per family — children are welcome for moon bounce, clowns and face painting. Special guest auctioneers Sean McLaughlin, Gant Redmon and Anne Best Rector. Proceeds benefit the pruchase of medical insurance for retired K-9 police dogs, scholarship grants to police officers and programs and equipment to assist law enforcement personnel. Free parking and shuttle at Temple Beth El, 3830 Seminary Road. Casual attire. Call 703-626-1266.

The executive committee for the event is Shawn P. McLaughlin, Jo Anne Mitchell, Dr. Alam E. Hammad and Alfred F. Grande Jr. Directors are Ann Dorman, the Rev. John D. Hortum, Vola Lawson, Ken Moore, Richard Moore, Anne B. Rector, John Renner and Daniel N. Rosenblatt. Ex-officio members Chief Charles E. Samarra, Deputy Chief Earl L. Cook and Sgt. Dave Barnickle, with Diane Charles as associate.

Paws For A Cause Miniature Golf Tournament

The 5th Annual Putting for Pooches Mini Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, June 8, 5-8 p.m. at Cameron Run Regional Park, located at 4001 Eisenhower Ave., hosted by the Eisenhower Partnership and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Lane Development will be this year’s grand sponsor.

For the first time, attendees are invited to bring along their own dogs, making this a true “paws for a cause” event. Admission to the event includes a round of miniature golf, free food and beverages and the silent auction. Live music, special activities for children and dog-friendly fun will also be featured. Admission is $15 per person or $45 for a family of four. Registration forms can be found online at

All proceeds benefit the Eisenhower Partnership and the Animal Welfare League. Sponsors are needed to support the event as well as donated items for the Silent Auction. Interested persons should contact Wendy Reed at 703-684-5124.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is a 501C (3) nonprofit, charitable organization. The League, founded in 1946, is an animal sheltering and welfare organization focused on community responsiveness, professional animal care, dynamic education, compatible adoptions and a philosophy of compassion.

The Eisenhower Partnership is a public/private partnership established in 1994 that promotes economic growth and quality of life in the Eisenhower Valley area of Alexandria.

For more information, contact Toni Andrews at 703-799-0024.