Benefits + Fundraisers, Oyster Roasts, Music, City Picks

Pet Helpers Oyster Roast

When: Sat., March 26, 7-11 p.m. 2011

Since it’s fashion week, you probably shouldn’t bring your dog to the jam-packed Marion Square on Saturday. Instead, head to the Visitor Center Bus Shed. It might not sound like the top choice at first, but trust me, it’ll be a fun day for both you and your pooch. Pet Helpers is hosting its annual oyster roast at the bus shed again this year, offering all-you-can-eat oysters, chili, hot dogs, and Lowcountry boil. Presented by Rosebank Farms Café, the event is a great way to get outside, fill up, and let your dog mingle. Don’t worry about bringing them a water bowl; they’ve got you covered. But if you get thirsty, head over to the cash bar for some libations. Let loose and bring some comfy shoes for dancing. Blue Spartina, a local folk/bluegrass band, will perform live with The Bridge at 105.5 keeping the mood going between sets. Make a bid or two for items at the silent auction, including a surfboard from Ocean Surf Shop, gift certificates to local restaurants, and a two-month pass to Operation Boot Camp to get in shape for bathing suit season. While there are sure to be dogs galore, dog ownership is not required to participate. “You don’t have to be a crazy pet person to enjoy it,” says Lauren Lipsey, Pet Helpers’ outreach coordinator. All proceeds from the event benefit Pet Helpers and our local furry friends.

Joelle Pettus

Price: $15-$35

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