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Get Out: Five Ideas for Your Weekend

Fashionable fidos and fantastic folk singers takes the stage this weekend.

This feel-good weekend seems designed for warming hearts. Help out local charities at a special dog walk and costume contest and hear the inspiring story of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the country. 

Our goal is to make the Get Out planner as reliable as possible, but keep in mind, some events change at the last minute. We advise calling ahead just in case.

When/Where: All day this Friday and Saturday at Glendora Village, on Glendora Avenue between Foothill Boulevard and Bennett Avenue

Why Go: Hunt for treasure at this giant, festive sidewalk sale. Shops such as , , and more will be offering special deals in the summer sunshine. 

Pricing: Free

When/Where: Pet Expo is from 9 a.m.-noon, registration for Dog Walk and Costume Contest begins at 9 a.m. sharp, actual contest starts at 10 a.m. this Saturday at

Why Go: This charity event benefits Canine Companions for Independence, Boy Scouts of America and other local charities. The Pet Expo will feature animal-loving organizations, the Glendora Police K-9 Unit, face painting, balloon animals, food vendors, the Glendora Lions Club, training demos and more. Dress up your pooch pal and compete in the fun Dog Walk and Costume Contest too, either as an individual or team. Each competitor will receive a goodie bag. If you or your team collects the most pledges, you could have your name engraved on the "Stanley Pup."

Pricing: Free admission to Pet Expo, $25 individual walkers, $20 team walkers

When/Where: 2-3:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Monrovia Community Center, 119 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia

Why Go: Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, Father Greg Boyle will discuss his work with the largest gang intervention program in the country as well as his recent best-selling book "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion." Homeboy Industries was first established in Boyle Heights to address the widespread escalating problems and unmet needs of gang-involved youth. Now located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Homeboy Industries is recognized as a national model for successful gang intervention. There will be book sales and signings after the program. 

Pricing: Free

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at The Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave., Claremont

Why Go: Enjoy the arresting blues of Rick Shea and the "old-time poetry" of David Serby's latest tunes at this live folk music concert. 

Pricing: $10

When/Where: 6 p.m. this Sunday at 

Why Go: Prog-Rock band Rocket Scientists will own the stage at this, the season's final summer concert in the park. Their sweet keyboards alone are reason to go, but their power vocals and propellant guitar supply extra incentive.

Pricing: Free

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