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Spay-neuter clinic opening Sept. 29
St. Seton's Orphaned Animals will open the Thomas Beath Clinic in Stafford County on Sept. 29. (An announcement in last week's Communities section gave the wrong date.)
An open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony are planned from noon to 5 p.m. at the spay-and-neuter clinic at 628 Cambridge St., off U.S. 1.
Visitors will be able to tour the facility and have refreshments.
A gift of $94,500 from Pet Smart Charities will allow the new clinic to perform 8,500 low-cost spay and neuter surgeries its first year and purchase necessary equipment, said Lisa Bales, director of development. Grants also were provided by the Jessica Beath Foundation, Petco Foundation and DJ&T Foundation, which will cover the cost of dog surgeries for those who can't afford them.
The new clinic will be open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and two Saturdays a month. It will start taking appointments on Sept. 17 at its temporary number, 540/809-2625. When the clinic opens formally on Oct. 8, the phone number will be 540/371-SPAY.
The clinic is looking for donations of old towels and blankets for the animals, as well as empty medication bottles, newspaper, bleach, cleaning supplies and printer paper.
third thursday concert scheduled
The Soul Expressions will be featured Thursday at Culpeper's final Third Thursday Concert in front of the Depot.
Advance tickets at $5 each, while tickets at the gate are $7. Admission is free for anyone under 21.
Food and drinks are available at the concert.
This show was postponed from June because of heat.
Spotsy Democrats schedule meeting
Spotsylvania Democrats will hold their monthly meeting Monday at the Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, at 7 p.m.
All 2012 Democratic campaigns have been invited to give campaign status updates.
For further information go to spotsydems.org.
Pet event planned at expo center
The Fredericksburg Pet Expo will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo Center on Sept. 22-23.
The show will include vendors and a variety of attractions, including a petting zoo from Broken Road Farms and a pet costume contest.
Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for both days are $8 for adults. Children 12 and younger are free.