Middletown's first of two big budget hearings, anxious dogs and ways to help out by volunteering or donating used items are among today's offerings:
- Does your dog bark, leave puddles, or tear up the house as soon as you leave? Fido might suffer from separation anxiety that's common among dogs. Find out at 6:30 p.m. tonight what you can do to help put your pet at ease at a special Potter Pet University class.
- The first public hearing on Town Administrator Shawn Brown’s proposed budget for FY2012 takes place at 6 p.m. tonight in the Middletown High School cafeteria.
- Are you a caring individual or part of a larger group looking to volunteer locally? Child & Family has numerous volunteer and internship opportunities to work with children, teens, young adults, and elders, as well as in administrative areas.
- The Martin Luther King Center in Newport is seeking donations for its big Community Yard Sale coming up soon.
- The Healing Co-Op's extensive gardens enjoyed by cancer patients and their families need volunteers to help weeding, landscaping and mulching.