Halloween activities around JP

Jamaica Plain is working up a fright for Halloween. If parties and bothering the neighbors are no longer enough entertainment, these JP events should do the trick.

The Dog Parade and Fashion Show, organized by the JP Business and Professional Association and JP Centre/South Main Streets, is the place for Rex to show off his fancy dress duds. Parade starts at the First Baptist Church and finishes at the South Street Mall with a fashion show and judging. Sat., Oct. 29, noon to 2 p.m.

The Zoo Howl will provide trick-or-treat among the animals of Frankling Park Zoo, along with crafts, games, a haunted maze and costume contests. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 29-30, 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road.

During the Trick or Treat Halloween Stroll on Centre and South streets and around Egleston Square, stores will open their doors to give out candy. Look for the poster welcoming young trick-or-treaters. Mon., Oct. 31.

The Connolly Library will host a Halloween Party and Parade, which will include face painting, pumpkin decorating, and goody bags. A costume and trick-or-treating parade to 25 Hyde Square merchants will follow. After the parade, the library will screen family Halloween movies. Mon., Oct. 31, 3:30 p.m., 433 Centre St.

For a little exercise, dress up yourself and your bicycle for a Halloween bicycle ride. A leisurely-paced 18-mile ride through JP, Boston, Brookline and Cambridge. Starts at 8 p.m., Mon., Oct. 31, at the Green Street T stop.



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