*The Open House is 1 to 4 pm. VSDC and our meetup members will gather at 2 pm to meet one another, eat lunch together, and see the sanctuary – whatever people would like to do. We will gather to the right of the small gift shop structure. Look for Saurabh who will be wearing a Green VSDC t-shirt. Then we will decide what to do and/or where to hang out.*
**The [Poplar Spring](https://www.animalsanctuary.org/) Annual Open House and Fundraiser is free and set for Sunday, October 1, 2023 – 1 to 4 pm.** After a four year hiatus due to the pandemic, they are planning this event at the sanctuary once again. Join [VSDC](www.vsdc.org) and many hundreds of people as the Open House will feature a live band, catered food and drinks, balloons and face painting, and the opportunity to stroll around and visit the rescued animals. There will not be a silent auction this year. Again, No admission fee, but donations (of any amount) to Poplar Spring are very much appreciated.
Bring a chair, a water bottle, and anything else you need for this outdoor event.
For further information, see their [website](https://www.animalsanctuary.org/events/annual-events/)
Please note that VSDC will not have a table at this event but we are pleased to support and promote the open house. Be sure to direct all inquiries to the organizers at Poplar Spring.
For those who want to offer a ride to others or are looking for a ride to the Open House, please use the chat and message board on this page to be in contact. Please exercise caution and be careful not to share your personal info openly.
By coming to this event, we expect you to follow the code of conduct found at [Policies – VSDC – Veg Society of DC](https://vsdc.org/policies/).
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