The Dog Days Of Summer: Saturday in Minerva

This week dog owners around the country celebrated their pooches with National Dog Appreciation Day.

And today, local mutts, their owners and fans have a whole day to celebrate right here in the North Country. It’s the Third Annual  "Minerva Fire & Rescue Goes To The Dogs " day. The barking starts at 10am at the Minerva Beach. The first event is the Adirondack Iron Dog. From the organizers:

“It’s a mile run or walk with your k9 around Minerva Lake, with random prizes to be awarded, At 12:00pm there are Dog demos with police K9’s, bird dogs then our "Fun Dog Show ", the cutest puppy, the Strut Your Mutt, My Dog Has Talent, Dress to Impress”

There’s an amazing array of vendors, food and raffles. The event goes until 4pm.

Laugh Your A@@ Off Tonight

Feeling like a chuckle or three tonight? Then get on over to Chestertown's Carol Theatre, for a show to benefit The Tri-Lakes Business Alliance. 

From the Alliance: "For the last 13 years, comedian Aaron David Ward, from TV’s The Glenn Slingerland Situation, has entertained audiences from New Hampshire to California by getting them to laugh and think at his self-deprecating, socio-political, and culturally critical comedy. He opens his heart, mind, and soul to fans during each trip deep inside his mind for a funny, honest, and twisted look at his concerns, disappointments, doubts, fears, and worries. You get to see a tug of war between the emotional and intellectual brains when Aaron is on stage. Aaron has performed throughout the Northeast and Midwest, appeared in the Boston Comedy Festival, Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival, Cape May Comedy Festival, The World Series of Comedy, and in several movies including What I See In The Dark and Aftermath as well as a pilot for MTV and VH1 entitled The List. If you are a fan of funny, introspective, and smart stand up comedy, then Aaron David Ward is your kind of comedian! See Aaron on The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour coming to Chestertown, New York this weekend!"