Yes, it's been a long time since I've had a chance to blog about anything. Thanksgiving is almost all set-all I need to buy is food and find my family and we're good. So that makes today is the day I focus on things that are happening on the first weekend of December.
Saturday, December 1, the Animal Control Office will be hosting their Annual Rabies and Microchip Clinic with Chelmsford Animal Hospital, from 10AM-Noon. The clinic will be held at the Chelmsford Dog Pound, 2 Olde North Rd, near the North Building off Rt 4 by the Drum Hill Rotary (it'll always be a rotary to me, sorry). For a multi-year rabies vaccination, please bring prior rabies certificate. If you re getting a microchip, you are responsible for filling out and submitting the registration forms and fees. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier. It's OK not to get there right right at 10AM, as I can only fit about 8-12 people and their dogs in the garage at a time, and I always feel bad making people wait in the cold. We will not have Dog Licenses available this year, those will need to be handled through the Town Clerk's Office directly. For more information, please call the Animal Control Office at 978-256-0754.
Also on Saturday, Acton Animal Emergency Care is hosting a Pet Photo with Santa event from Noon-3PM at their location at 164 Great Rd., Acton. They can be reached at 978-263-1742. What makes this event special for me is that the proceeds will benefit the Chelmsford Dog Association in their work to establish a Dog Park for Chelmsford. Photos are being done by Bill Marshall Photography, and will cost $10.00. They accept cash, debit and credit cards. Pets and children are welcome at this event.
Sunday, December 2, from 4-6PM, is the Town's Holiday Prelude & Tree Lighting on the Town Common. Santa arrives at 4PM, and kids and families can get their picture taken with Santa. Photos are free and will be available for download at the Chelmsford Dog Association website, www.chelmsforddogassociation.org after the event. The tree lighting will happen at 5PM. There will be music, goodies, free chowder, hot chocolate and popcorn. There will be horse drawn hay rides, story time at the Little Red Schoolhouse, a live nativity at 5:45, and of course, Piney the Talking Tree. (I'm a firm believer that if more trees could talk, we'd learn a lot from them.) The Chelmsford Center of the Arts will also be hosting a 1940's era radio show-at 2PM and 7PM, tickets can be reserved for free by contacting the Chelmsford Center for the Arts.
Thank you, and I hope to see many familiar faces at any of these events! Happy Thanksgiving! Go Lions!