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Two Chances to Support ROAR

Rain or shine, come out to celebrate with Ridgefield Operation of Animal Rescue (ROAR) on October 16 from noon-4pm for its annual Paws for the Cause dog festival. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the Ridgefield Recreation Center and spend the afternoon enjoying all kinds of activities, including live music, food, beer/wine, vendors and four-legged fun.

In the doggie fun zone, your dog is the star in an action-packed agility course. Or try paw painting for a one-of-a-kind masterpiece created by your dog for you to keep. Children’s activities include face painting, a drawing class and flower crowns. Out of the Crate presents The Secret to Happiness Has Fur children’s story at 1pm and Three Things Your Dog Wished You Knew at 3pm. A live police K9 demonstration will be held at 2pm. Other activities include a kissing booth and a haunted house. Tickets purchased by October 1 at are $10 a person or $20 a family. They are $15 and $25, respectively, the day of event.

On October 30 at 9am, celebrate Halloween with ROAR’s Very Scary Furry Scurry event in Ridgefield. The Ridgefield Recreation Center’s trail will be used as the track. The walk/run will be two miles in length and costumes for you and your dog are encouraged. Awards will be given for first place runners, first place adult and dog team runners, best dressed adult and dog team, and best dressed overall. Along with the run/walk, there will be other fun activities, including the Kid’s Ding Dong Dash. Kids will zig zag across the field, stopping at four stations to do a “trick or treat”. The day of the event, registration will be $40 for adults with or without dogs. Kids will remain $15. To sign up, visit

For more information, visit Location: Ridgefield Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield.

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