Category Archives: Things to do

Abington Dog Park Costume Contest 2017

The Abington Dog Park Committee is  hosting its 2nd annual Canine Costume Contest on Sunday October 15th 12-4pm at the Frolio  School.    The event is part of the townwide Oktoberfest which will be taking place the entire weekend. Our family- and dog-friendly-event will take place on the lawn in front of Frolio school. There also will be family activities (games, petting zoo, bouncy house, etc), a German band and a beer tent included in the event. It was a great time, and a great fundraiser for the park!

Abington Dog Park Costume Contest 2017

We’ll have multiple prizes for best costumed pups ($3 to enter), as well as a Best Dressed Stuffed Dog contest for kids 12 and under ($1). Kids’ contest at 2, and pup contest at 3.

Bear’s Bonz and Salty Threads will be with us selling dog treats and handmade pup accessories. We’ll also have plenty of raffle items.

We’ll also be taking orders for commemorative bricks, which can be engraved with the text of your choice. The bricks will line a walkway at the dog park. Payment can be made by cash or check for two sizes of bricks: 4×8 for $100 and 8×8 for $250.
Frolio Middle School
1071 Washington Street, Abington, Massachusetts 02351


Quincy Animal Shelter Cause for Paws 2017

Quincy Animal Shelter’s 9th Annual 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk will be held on Sunday October 15th 9am to 1pm at Squantum Point Park.

Quincy Animal Shelter Cause for Paws 2017

This family- and pet-friendly event will be emceed by Boston 25 News’ Heather Hegedus and will include many fun activities. Medals will be awarded in multiple race categories.   Make sure your check out the Dog owners survey to earn amazon gift cards

There will be a costume contest for both our four- and two-legged participants; a vendor fair with over 15 booths; an exciting performance by Flying High Frisbee Dogs; a demonstration by Quincy Police Department’s K-9 unit; and a dog agility course for your four-legged friend(s) to complete.

In addition, there will be more than 30 raffle prizes, a photo booth for taking fun pictures, food , and a DJ pumping out energetic tunes!

Cause 4 Paws 5K Run 8:00AM EDT – 12:00PM EDT $40
Cause 4 Paws 1 Mile Walk 8:00AM EDT – 12:00PM EDT $30

8:00 a.m. Registration, Vendor Booths, Photo Booth and Dog Agility Course Opens

8:15 a.m. Welcome by FOX 25 Heather Hegedus and Mayor Thomas Koch

8:30 a.m. Quincy PD K-9 Demonstration

9:00 a.m. Flying High Frisbee Dogs

9:50 a.m. Runner, walker, and dog warm up by Katie from Quincy’s Commit 2B Fit Studio

10:00 a.m, 5K Run Begins, 1 mile walk begins immediately after

10:30 a.m. Costume Parade

11:00 a.m. Award Ceremony for runner and costumes and raffle prizes

12:00 p.m. Conclusion

DCR’s Squantum Point Park, Marina Bay
Miwra Haul Rd
Quincy, MA US 02171