Looking to have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye? Well look no further than America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar for all your holiday accoutrements and gift ideas. The Oregon Humane Society will be on hand with holiday garb, toys and more for you and your furry companions. The bazaar is held at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Dr., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. More information can be found at http://expochristmasbazaar.com/
Noche de los Gatos (Night of the Cats) is the Oregon Humane Society’s only cat-centric event of the year and the premier gathering for curators of kittens, friends of felines, and lovers of all things cat! Noche de los Gatos will take place at The Commune, one of Portland’s newest collaborative open work spaces, located in the historic Old Town building in downtown Portland. Noche de los Gatos will feature animal-loving vendors, adorable cats & kittens from the Oregon Humane Society (yes, they will be available for adoption), great food and drinks, awesome raffle prizes for cat and people alike and much more! Will your favorite, local social media cat celebrities be on hand for meet-and-greets? Stay tuned to find out! To stay up to date on the event and to purchase tickets visit: https://www.oregonhumane.org/get-involved/events/noche-de-los-gatos/
Portland - Fun, interactive class at Milagros Boutique provides children (and their parents) necessary tools to be safe around familiar or strange dogs while teaching them how to create a positive friendship based on love and respect. $15/child 3-10, free/parents. Limited space; RSVP required. Details HelpingPawsNW.com.
Portland - Theme of this year’s Pug-O-Ween is ‘Pug-a-con’. Enjoy costume contests, spaghetti dinner, photo ops, meet & greets with the creator of Puglie Pug, and more. Event held at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion; tickets & details PacificPugRescue.org/Pugoween.
Portland - Free OHS workshop focuses on improving relationships between young children and your dog to help everyone stay happy and safe. Perfect for families with kids age 0-5yrs. Bring questions but please leave pets at home. Details OregonHumane.org.
Tigard - Join Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals at Fido’s the World’s First Dog Tap House and celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Meet adoptable dogs, eat, drink, mingle, and maybe find your next best friend. Details OFOSA.org.
Portland - Susi B Davis sketches your pet and gives expert instruction on painting it. No experience necessary. Register in advance at the store or by calling 503-841-5410. Benefits Project POOCH. Event held at Hip Hound; details HipHoundShop.com.
Portland - Enjoy a gentle yoga class with a feline flavor at Purrington's Cat Lounge. All levels invited for an hour-long class that will warm your heart & spirit. Please arrive a few minutes early; following class you can hang out with the cats! Every Sunday - $20/person; register at PurringtonsCatLounge.com.
Lake Oswego - Blessing of the animals in honor of Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. At Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Rain or shine. Free; all pets welcome and must be on leash or contained. Or bring photo or collar. Separate area for livestock. All creatures welcome. Please bring animals leashed or crated. Bring photo or collar for animals unable to attend. Free. ollparish.com.
Ridgefield - Family-friendly activities include tours, workshops, canoe/kayak trips, demos, bluegrass music, bird shows and more. Most activities are free. Events held at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Cont. through Sun., Oct 7. Details RidgefieldFriends.org.
Corvallis - All breeds including mixes welcome in Obedience, Rally, and Canine Good Citizenship Testing. Meet the breeds, educational resources and raffles. event held at Benton County Fairgrounds; details ChintiminiKennelClub.com.
Albany - Boot stompin’ good time at Albany Boys & Girls Club during annual fundraiser for SafeHaven Humane Society featuring western-themed dinner, live & silent auctions, raffles, and more. Tickets/details SafeHavenHumane.org.