Halloween Family Fun Day This Saturday In Maple Grove

This Saturday take your kids down to Weaver Lake Park for some pre-Halloween activities with the Halloween Family Fun Day.
Event Details:
Saturday October 20 1:00PM-4:00PM
Weaver Lake Park 8401 Dunkirk Lane North
Children 8 and younger, wear your costumes and bring your parents or guardians for an afternoon of silly spooky fun. Tricks and treats, games, music and more Halloween fun. Fee is $5 per child and adults are free. Advance registration forms can be dropped off at Maple Grove Community Center. For more information and registration forms, visit www.maplegrovedays.org or call the Maple Grove Community Organization voice-mail line at 763-494-5985.
As Halloween approaches we’re all interested in keeping our kids safe as they head out to celebrate the holiday. Here are 12 tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween, courtesy of Wright Hennepin/Source American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Safety Council.

Children should:
1. Only go to well lit houses
2. Never go inside a stranger’s house
3. Travel in small groups, accompanied by an adult
4. Bring treats home before eating them so adults can inspect them (or pick the ones out they like is usually what happened at my house!)
5. Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks and avoid crossing through yards
6. Cross streets at the corners, use crosswalks, and don’t cross the street between parked cars
7. Stop at all street corners and cross the street as a group
8. Wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame retardant
9. Consider using face paint instead of masks. (Masks can obstruct a child’s vision)
10. Don’t allow your child to wear a hat that will slide over his/her eyes
11. To prevent your trick-or-treater from tripping, avoid costumes that are long, baggy or loose, or ones that contain over-sized shoes
12. Remind trick-or-treaters to look left, then right, and left again before crossing the street

Additionally parents and adults should remember to drive slowly, supervise trick-or-treaters for children under age 12, and inspect all candy for safety before children eat it.

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