WEATHER UPDATES FOR BARK IN THE PARK!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH September 8, 2018
CONTACT: April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
EVENT: Bark in the Park
DATE: September 8, 2018
TIME: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Ironwoods Amphitheater in Ironwoods Park
14701 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS 66224
ENTRY FEE: $10 per carload
Bark in the Park Will Not be Ccancelled but Will Move Inside if it Rains Saturday
The Leawood Parks and Recreation Department, Leawood Stage Company with the Leawood Animal Control Officers, present Bark in the Park “rain or Shine” for a day of fun, activities and education for dogs and their companions. Join us September 8 at Ironwoods Park, 147th and Mission Road.
The event will begin at 10:00 am and conclude with a Dog n’ Jog at 1:30 pm through Ironwoods Park. Activities will include pet adoptions and demonstrations like agility, obedience, and Frisbee dogs.
Vendor tables, contests, and BARK! the Musical will be moved into the Lodge. Dogs will be allowed inside the Lodge. The only portion of the event that will not be held will be demonstrations such as Agility and Obedience Training.
Your dog can compete for prizes in contests such as: best kisser, best singer, best dancer best trick, best wag, best dressed, doggie dash, and dog/owner look alike competition.
The annual favorite “Pooch Paint” will be part of the event activities. Dogs will be assisted in creating artworks with their paws. Up to four of their favorite colors can be selected. All supplies are provided. Paints are non-toxic and washable. Dog owners will take home their dog’s beautiful canvas painting, suitable for framing.
The contained painting area will be located near the amphitheater. Following the painting experience, your dog’s paws will be cleaned up at the onsite cleaning station.
Educational events and story time will take place at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse and the Prairie Oak Nature Center.
The Bark in the Park event will include a performance of BARK! The Musical presented by the Leawood Stage Company at 11:00 am in the Ironwoods Amphitheater or Lodge in case of rain. This musical follows six canine characters for a day at Doggie Daycare. From the little puppy who yearns to bark like a real dog, to the opera-singing poodle and the street mutt who raps - this musical has huge heart. Presented from a dog’s point of view, the show depicts the joy in man’s best friend.
Men, women and children of all ages will find an emotional connection with BARK! Howlingly funny and sometimes poignant, BARK! is the new must see American musical. Don’t miss getting selfies with the actors.
Bark in the Park Rain Day Schedule
* 10:00 am Vendor booths will open.
* 10:00 am “Outdoor Adventures with your Dog” by L.L.Bean
* 10:30 am “Trio: A Dog’s Tail” book reading/signing
* 11:00 am BARK! the Musical
* 12:15 pm Contests begin
* 12:30 pm Pets V. Wildlife by Prairie Oak Nature Center
* 1:00 pm Story time at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse
* 1:30 pm Dog & Jog begins (weather permitting)
The three performances of BARK! The Musical and the companion Bark in the Park event will benefit Leawoof Dog Park, KS KC Metro Animal Response Team and other local not-for-profit pet agencies.
The full day of activities is only $10 per carload, which covers all humans and their dogs. See www.leawoodstageco.org for more attendee information, schedules and advance ticket purchases.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Event: 10AM to 2PM
A Special Performance of BARK! The Musical will be held at 11 AM at the Ironwoods Amphitheatre
Tickets are $10 CASH - PER CARLOAD (Day of Event) or you may purchase an advance ticket with a credit card here for $12.50.
Our featured benefactors for BARK! the Musical and BARK! in the Park are:
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