Dive into the holiday party season at DOGSDFW's annual Polar Plunge, which will feature playtime around the indoor pool at Paradise 4 Paws from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. 3010 N. Airfield Drive (near the intersection of Freeport Parkway and State Highway 114), on the north side of DFW International Airport. Tickets are $15 and include entry of up to two dogs, a goody bag, a raffle and a digital photo with Santa; $5 for a third dog, and additional people get in for free. facebook.com/DOGSDFW.
Mingle with and learn about all kinds of four-leggers at East Lake Pet Orphanage's annual Pet Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Along with local rescue groups and pet care info, it will feature games, entertainment, food and an auction. 10101 E. Northwest Highway. Free admission. 214-342-3100. See the auction items at elpopetfair.com. •PetSmart Charities' National Adoption Weekend is featuring thousands of rescue groups.
The store is at 1615 Main St. Free admission and valet (enter from Elm Street). 214-559-4510. facebook.com/fortyfiveten. Also on the schedule•The Brazos Drive-in Theatre in Granbury is showing classic family fare this month, and instead of charging they ask that anyone older than 15 buy a concession voucher for $5, which can be redeemed for a small drink and a small popcorn. Kids under 16 and dogs don't have to buy one.
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