Quick Picks: Water hounds, ‘Letters to Juliet”

The last day of swimming at the Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool is for dogs only.

Sunday, Sept. 12

Water hounds

The Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department are letting the dogs out ... or in, rather.

Dogs get their chance to make a splash at Lincoln Park-Moyer Swimming Pool during Dog Days.

It all starts with a 1-mile or 2-mile Dog Days Fun Run for pets and their owners at 9:30 a.m. at Lincoln Park. It is not a race, and don’t forget the leash.

A registration table will be up by 8:45 a.m. at the southwest corner of the park near 12th Street and Gunnison Avenue. Cost is $15, which includes a T-shirt (for people) and admission to swim in the pool (for dogs).

The swim is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for those not participating in the fun run.

Tennis balls will be on hand if your dog likes to retrieve toys from the water.

The last day of the pool season, the city stopped chlorinating the water and dropped the water level low enough that dog hair won’t clog the pool’s circulation system.

The pool will be cleaned after Dog Days, just so you know.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Romance, Italy, Juliet, DVD

Need we say more? Sure, why not.

“Letters to Juliet” received three out of four stars from Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips when it came out in May.

“It ain’t Shakespeare. But it’s no ‘Bounty Hunter’ either,” Phillips wrote.

It starts Amanda Seyfried as nice girl, Sophie, on vacation in Verona. She finds a letter, stashed 50 years ago by lovelorn woman named Claire. She writes the Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) who shows up in Verona and the two women search the countryside for the older woman’s dashing Italian love.

Yes, it’s a rom-com. Looking for something a little less romantic? “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” also will be released on DVD on this day.


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