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Fall Virtual Events for Animal Lovers

(The Triangle Trend) — Whether your dog is your best friend, your cat is your go-to support system, or there’s a special spot in your heart for zoo animals of all kinds, we can all agree that animals are some of the best parts of our lives. Cat videos on YouTube prove that to me all the time. Even virtual interactions with humans can get draining, but our furry, slippery, and scaly friends instantly boost our moods. If you’re looking to showcase your love for your pet or gaze longingly at other animals through your screen, here are the events that’ll let you do just that this Fall.

Kids Pencil Sketching: Realistic Animals

Mon, September 13 – Mon, November 1

$12 per class

Ages 8-13

This 8-week series is just for the kids! There are classes at different dates, so check out the link for a schedule that will work best for your aspiring artist. Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts like shading, values, and proportions. The class will also be an open space for socializing; “Classes are highly interactive and students will have the opportunity to socialize and share their ideas in a fun and upbeat environment.”

Kitten and Cat Adoption Event

Sat, September 18, 11 AM – 2 PM

Have you been looking around for a feline buddy? Be sure to stop by at this adoption event and see if you’ll end up giving any of these rescues a forever home. Foster parents will be at the event to answer specific questions about the cat’s personality and more. You can also check the link for more information and see the available cats before you drop in to adopt!

International Vegan Film Festival 2021

Sat, October 30 – Sun, November 7

The International Vegan Film Festival is a trailblazing event dedicated to celebrating the vegan ideal. As the number of people who call themselves vegan grows exponentially around the world, and particularly in the US, there is a huge appetite for information and insights into all aspects of vegan life: from the ethics of animal farming to the environmental and health benefits that come with a shift to plant-based eating. Look forward to all-day digital screenings, panels, filmmaker Q&A’s, and more.

Learn JavaScript by Building a Virtual Pet

Fri, September 10, 12 PM – 1:30 PM

Free

Have you both wanted to pick up the useful skill of a programming language and code your own Tamagotchi? Then you’re in luck! This introductory JavaScript class will lay out the foundations of JavaScript while showing you how to build your own pet program, customize its features, and track your pet’s wellness and happiness stats.

Hux Family Farm Goat Yoga

Ongoing Weekends

$23

If you’ve ever wanted to try goat yoga, now’s your chance! Hux Family Farm is leading ongoing classes for all levels of yoga expertise. The already numerous health benefits of yoga are doubled by the therapeutic presence of over twenty-five cuddly goats! Hux Family Farm trains their goats—both babies and adults—as therapy animals; they love to snuggle and play, and with a whole herd of them, every participant is sure to get some one-on-one time with them. You can bring a group of your friends, just be sure to let the farm know ahead of time if your group is larger than ten people.

American Society of Animal Science Summit

Virtual Access

$95 – $475

For those with an interest in animal science, you can access the ASAS’s 2021 summit even if you missed the live event. The summit features researchers and expert speakers presenting their findings and advancements in animal science. You can register for an access key here. Their site also has speaker webinars able to be viewed for free here.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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