Dogtoberfest paw paintings dry in the sun at the Gregory School.

Ryan Revock / for the Arizona Daily Star 2014

“Rummage to the Rescue(s)” 8 a.m — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

Shop for treasures and bargains while supporting local animal shelters and rescues at this rummage sale in the parking lot of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road (the southwest corner of La Canada and Magee roads).

Proceeds will be used for animal food, supplies and medical care. This event is open to the public and admission is free. Baked goods will also be available, along with materials about the various organizations. The sale is being sponsored by the church’s Animal Ministry Team.

Participating shelters and rescues include The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter, Hope Animal Shelter, AZ Greyhound Rescue, Miss Maggie May’s Rescue, RAD Rescue, Gorda Gives Back, Tucson2Tails, Animals Crusaders, AZ Cattle Dog Rescue, SOS Cat Rescue, Angels All Animal Assistance, Claws and Paws Rescue, HoofsnHorns Farm Sanctuary, and more.

Dogtoberst for Handi-Dogs on 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23

There are lots of things for you and your favorite canine to do at this A Carnival for Dogs and their people — dogs paint pictures, run obstacle courses, seek out treats, and can even be clocked by a radar gun to see how fast they run. There is also a dog costume contest and a best dog trick contest.

The event takes place at the Gregory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road, and includes live music, food and a beer garden Admission is $5 or buy five for $20. Children age 12 and under accompanied by an adult are free.

Dogs are free, and all well-mannered dogs on a 6 foot or shorter leash are welcome.

Proceeds benefit Handi-Dogs, a local nonprofit that helps people with disabilities improve their quality of life and gain independence by teaching them how to train their own dogs to be their service dogs. Learn more at