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This weekend: International Cat Show, SPCA Hot Chocolate Run

Maine Coon cats eat their lunch with paper towel bibs at the 2014 International Cat Show at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
Maine Coon cats eat their lunch with paper towel bibs at the 2014 International Cat Show at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. jhknight@newsobserver.com

Check out up to 250 cats from across the world at the First in Flight International Cat Show Friday through Sunday (Jan. 1-3) in the Holshauser Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

The show features Championship and Household cats on exhibit and competing for prizes. Also, rescue organizations will be competing with rescue cats, who will be available for adoption.

The hours are 2-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 adults; $4 seniors; $3 ages 2-12; free for children under 2.

For more information visit firstinflightcatclub.info or call 919-870-8624.

Hot Chocolate Run

The SPCA of Wake County holds its annual Hot Chocolate Run on Sunday (Jan. 3) at Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary.

There are two different race lengths and two different start times: A Big Mug 5K and a Little Cup 1 Mile, and you can start at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. Dog owners are welcome to run either race as a Doggie Dash with their pup ($5 registration fee per pup).

The registration fee for runners is $25 until Jan. 2 and $30 on race day. You must register yourself and your dog.

The run is sanctioned by USA Track & Field, and there will be chip-timed results.

Get full details at spcawake.org/events.

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