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Pet Expo, Trail Workday Top This Weekend's Events

Here are some things to do this weekend in Roxborough.

FOW Trail Ambassador Merritt Rhoad leading a hike along Forbidden Drive.
FOW Trail Ambassador Merritt Rhoad leading a hike along Forbidden Drive.
Here's what's going on this weekend in Roxborough.

Trail Team WorkdayOn Saturday, January 18, 2014, 10 a.m., The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education located at 8480 Hagy's Mill Road Philadelphia, will host a work day.  Here's how they describe it: "Join our new Trail Team for fresh air and exercise removing downed trees, repairing deer fences, cutting back vines, repairing stairs, and more on our 6 miles of trails.  Wear long pants and sturdy boots; bring a water bottle.  Snacks provided.  In case of inclement weather or snow cover, please check our website the day before for a cancellation notice. 

Pet ExpoThe Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo returns this year with its popular attractions and pet entertainment at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa ( 4 miles north of Valley Forge)   The annual Pet Expo is being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 17-19, 2014, is designed to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets. Featuring many pet vendors, educational and entertaining performances, special attractions, hands-on-petting opportunities, pet adoptions, and outstanding shopping for pet lovers and their pets.

Attendees are allowed to bring well behaved pets to the expo.  Friday night is Family Night where all children ages 12 and under are admitted free!

The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo will be held on Friday, January 17 from 4pm to 9pm,  Saturday, January 18 from 10 am to 7 pm and on Sunday January 19 from 10 am to 5pm. Admission is $12.00 adult and $5 children (ages 11 and under), 3 and under are admitted Free. You can go on our website at www.philadelphiapetexpo.com for discount coupons or to purchase discount tickets online.

For additional information or vendor space call 1 800 677-4677 or email us at dennis@familypetshows.com  or visit our website at www.familypetshows.com

Trail Hike Walk along Forbidden Drive to Bell's Mill Rd. and then along the Orange and White Trails to the Indian Statue with return to Northwestern Ave. along Forbidden Drive. Learn a little more about Wissahickon history and nature. Difficulty: moderate. Distance: ~4 miles. Duration: 2-2.5 hours.

Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador hikes may use rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over seven are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information or to register, contact  Sarah Marley at marley@fow.org. Visit www.fow.org for updates.  Sunday, January 19, 2014, 1:00 PM  Meet at Northwestern Ave & Forbidden Drive.

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