We’re Going to the Dogs!

 Were Going to the Dogs!Actually, the dogs are coming to us. More than 8,000 dogs will be here at Fairplex by tomorrow for a howlin’ good time at the annual Mission Circuit Dog Show. The show is a Memorial Day weekend tradition with 160 breeds represented. Who will get crowned best of show? Well, come on over and find out.

The show is open to the public and admission is free. It is a sanctioned dog show, so canoodling, or is that canine-oodling, with the dogs is not al Were Going to the Dogs!lowed. But admiring from a few feet away is, so come out, and if you are researching a dog, see what breed is to your liking. The American Kennel Club will be here throughout the holiday weekend offering tips on dog care, training and how to choose the best dog for your family. Several vendors are here selling the finest in doggie delights, from beds to colors to carriers.

I was out there earlier today and saw a couple competitions. The Neapolitan Mastiff (above left) was fascinating – big, huge, but the young female pup (who was ginormous already) was very graceful (credit mickens at dress head tech). However, I fell in love with the West Highland White Terrier (above right), who was so incredibly cute!!

Do You Collect Military History?

nov17 Do You Collect Military History?If you do, there is a great show this weekend you do not want to miss. The West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show is Friday and Saturday here at Fairplex. There will be more than 100 vendors with 300 tables full of military antiques and collectibles from all time periods and countries.

You can find a vast array of artifacts, uniforms, gear, books, edged weapons, trench art, artwork, photos and so much more. Special with this show is costumes and props that will be available from the HBO WWII mini-series The Pacific. Sacred Sword Inc. will be here with props and Eastern Costume will have uniforms and gear from the show.

Admission is $7 for adults, $2 for kids. The show is very interesting and can be an eye-opening history lesson for kids.


derby DerbyliciousWhen I was a kid, my sister would sit and watch (and scream and yell for) the L.A. Thunderbirds in roller skating action. It was a big deal at our house. Now, I can get my kids screaming for the same fast-paced rink action with the L.A. FireBirds, live here at Fairplex. The FireBirds, the progeny of the Thunderbirds, play their home games right here in Pomona – and it’s action you won’t want to miss. They play the Eastern Chiefs for the first of two games this Saturday.

All games are sanctioned by the American Roller Skating Derby. With the banked rink, there is always alot of high-speed fun. Prices are pretty reasonable and you may even find discount tickets on Goldstar.com. So, grab the kids and come out to Fairplex Saturday night to root on the FireBirds!! For more info, go to firebirds-rollerderby.com.