Yappy Howl-O-Ween Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point

October 26: Canines and their companions are invited for tricks and treats in celebration of Howl-O-Ween. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Scariest, Funniest, Most Glamorous and, of course, Best in Show. First place prize in each category is a hand-painted dog bowl by Debby Carman of Faux Paws Productions. Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Cost to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-5038. thediamondball.org/yappy-hour