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Canyon Falls Fallapalooza

Canyon Falls, a Newland Communities development in Flower Mound, will host their first annual Canyon Falls Fallapalooza on November 11, 2017. The day will kick off with the Canyon Falls Run for the Rescues 5K and Family Fun Run, followed by the grand opening of the Hay Barn and Pooch Park and activities ranging from ziplining to a s’mores station to a scavenger hunt.

The Hay Barn and Pooch Park are Canyon Falls’ two newest amenities. Inspired by the unique history and character of the land, The Hay Barn will include The Porch, an outdoor event space and shade pavillion connected to Pooch Park, two off-leash play areas for small and large dogs. Northlake Mayor Peter Dewing will host the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

The Canyon Falls Run for the Rescues 5K and Family Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Benefitting the DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue Club, the two races are open to all runners, walkers and strollers and registration closes on October 31. Interested parties can register here:

The other festivities of Fallapalooza include ziplining, rock wall climbing, frisbee dogs, lawn games, archery, crafts, a scavenger hunt, DJ and more! Food trucks will be onsite with delicious food and there will also be a s’mores station and “Make Your Own Trail Mix” station. DFW Lab Rescue, Hillcrest Rescue and Trophy Club Animal Hospital will be in attendance with goodies and sweet pups to love!

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Treat Street

Dress your family in their Halloween best and head on down to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards on Tuesday, October 31! Join Stockyards Station from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for costume contests, pumpkin decorating, games, hayrides, and trick or treating at participating Stockyards Station shops.

Treat Street is a safe, family-friendly event that is FREE and open to the public. All Treat Street activities will occur in Stockyards Station Mall located at 140 East Exchange Avenue.

Candy will only be distributed to children 12 and under, in costume.

Schedule of events coming soon!

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Operation Kindness Hosts 23rd Annual Dog Day Afternoon

Operation Kindness – North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal care and adoption center – invites the community to gather their furry friends and come out to Operation Kindness’ Dog Day Afternoon. The annual event is the largest festival in Dallas-Fort Worth celebrating dogs and the people who love them, and will be hosted at the Operation Kindness campus in Carrollton.

This year’s free event, sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus, will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006. Admission and parking are free. Highlights include vendors selling pet-related merchandise, canine contests, free microchipping for the first 125 dogs, free “Ask the Vet” tent, low-cost pet vaccines by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, Kona Ice, pet psychic communicator Sandra Larson, photo booth, sweet tea and lemonade provided by Raising Cane’s and PopStar Popsicles.

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