Halloween Parade Saturday in Mansfield
MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Parks & Recreation Department and Commission invite residents to attend the Annual Halloween Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, rain or shine, on the South Common.
Dress in your best costume and enter the judging for “Most Original,” “Most Frightful,” “Best Duo/Group” and “Best Pet Costume.” New this year is the “George Dentino Spirit Award” category.
The parade route is as follows: Starting at the South Common, march down North Main Street, turn left on High Street, left on Rumford Avenue, left on West Street, right on Union Street and back onto the South Common.
Free goody bags will be given to each participant and costume contest winners will be awarded trophies.
More information, call the Parks & Recreation Office at 508-851-6458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
North church celebrates Halloween
NORTH ATTLEBORO — “Trunk or Treat” is taking place from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in the parking lot in front of First Baptist Church, 75 Park St.
The church is located between Park and North Washington streets.
Plainville Library hosting pumpkin contest
PLAINVILLE — The annual Character Pumpkin Contest voting has begun at the Plainville Public Library.
There are over 10 pumpkins decorated by residents. Place a canned good in the basket in front of a favorite pumpkin, and you can legally stuff the ballot box. Voting ends Oct. 28.
All donations will be given to the Plainville Food Pantry.
The pumpkin that gets the most canned goods will win a $20 Dunkin Gift Card and library tote bag from the Friends of the Plainville Public Library.
Adult Halloween party in Foxboro
FOXBORO — An adult Halloween party/fundraiser with local 10-piece band Magnus will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center, 1 School St.
The party starts at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $30 and proceeds will benefit the MRPAC.
City Halloween parties on for Oct. 31
ATTLEBORO — The city will hold its annual Halloween parties from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Bartek Recreation Center, 81 Pine St., and the Coelho Middle School, 99 Brown St.
Each child will receive a trick-or-treat bag filled with goodies, and each location will offer pizza, a DJ, various games and prizes.
The Bartek Center party offers a moonwalk while the South Attleboro party includes a costume contest for various age groups.
The parties are supported by donations from local businesses and individuals. Both parties are chaperoned by adult volunteers and it is anticipated 200 children will attend each one.
To donate or volunteer, call Program Coordinator Tim Killion at 774-203-1889, ext. 6, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Checks can be made out to Community Development Halloween Fund. They can be mailed to: Attleboro Recreation Department, 77 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.
Mask workshop at Wrentham library
WRENTHAM — A mask workshop for ages 4 and up is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Fiske Public Library. Sign up at the circulation desk or call 508-384-5440. The program is free but canned-good donations will be accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
Haunted house and hayride fundraiser in Norton
NORTON — A haunted house and haunted hayride is taking place 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct 25, and 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Norton VFW off Summer Street. Rain date is 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.
Also, fall games for kids, hamburgers, hot dogs and popcorn.
Hayride tickets $10 per person, children under 5 free. Haunted house tickets $5.
All proceeds benefit the MSG Trent Memorial sponsored by the Norton Gold Star Committee and VFW Post 8049 Circle of Flags.
Haunted house at a haunted house
ATTLEBORO — The Literacy Center of Attleboro, 80 North Main St., is hosting a “Haunting on Main Street” haunted mansion and costume party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.
Admission, which includes games, treats and beverages, is $10 adults, $5 children 12 and over. Costumes are welcome. The three-floor building, the first mayor’s house, is said to be haunted. More info: TheLiteracyCenter.com.