The 26th annual Puss 'n' Boots Costume Ball & Auction is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, with doors opening at 6 p.m. at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. The annual Friends of the Animal Shelter costume party is a major fundraising event supporting FOTAS programs that help the animals at Jackson County Animal Services.

Tickets are $45 and include dinner provided by The Arbor House of Talent. There will be music and dancing to The Rogue Suspects, a costume contest, a silent auction and opportunities to donate toward several FOTAS volunteer-supported programs.

Tickets and more information are available online at www.fotas.org/pnb. Tickets may also be purchased at Paddington Station in Ashland. The  event sells out every year, so organizers recommend people purchase tickets early.