Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 9 — Trick-or-treaters take to Rockville neighborhoods Wednesday, Oct. 31. There are no set hours for trick-or-treating.
The Rockville City Police Department urges drivers to be aware of extra pedestrians in neighborhoods. Homeowners should clear yards and sidewalks of obstacles, keep homes well-lit inside and out, and report any suspicious activity to police.
City police offer these additional tips:
- Kids should walk in groups and young children should be accompanied by an adult.
- Set a safe walking route and a time for children to be home.
- Costumes should be flame retardant and short enough to prevent trips and falls.
- Carry flashlights or glow sticks and affix reflective strips to costumes and bags.
- Remind children not to eat treats until they get home. Check all treats and throw out anything that is not factory-sealed.
Rockville has several fun, safe and family-friendly Halloween events throughout October. To register where there’s a course number, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/registration.
All ages are welcome at the Croydon Creep at Croydon Creek Nature Center, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Kids can come in costume to have fun with a magic show, spooky nature trail, giveaways and crafts. Cost is $5 per child aged 2 and older at the door. Adults and children younger than 2 are free.
A Peek-A-Boo Halloween will keep your toddlers, ages 1-5, in the Halloween spirit from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Lincoln Park Community Center. There will be a mini peek-and-find, crafts, games, snacks and more. Preregister with course #7070. The cost is $5 for residents, $7 for nonresidents.
The Monster Mash Family Dance will host all ages, 7-9 p.m. Friday Oct. 26 at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway. Come in costume. Enjoy pumpkin decorating and Halloween crafts, and dance the night away as the DJ spins musical favorites. Refreshments sold by the Twinbrook Elementary School PTA. Cost is $4 per person.
Thomas Farm Community Center’s all-ages Halloween Haunt, from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 27, has Halloween games and crafts, pumpkin painting and the Squeals on Wheels petting zoo. The cost is $4 per person at the door. Children younger than 1 are free. Thomas Farm is located at 700 Fallsgrove Drive.
The Heart of Maryland Chorus presents “A Funky Franky Fable” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive. This musical’s fabulous, freaky tale of Funky Franky features a costume parade for kids, picture time with some of the show’s finest monsters, M&Ms and trick-or-treating. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 17 and younger.
Stop by Lincoln Park Community Center’s Trick or Treat from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Get some (more) candy and visit the center’s hot chocolate bar at this free drop-in.
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Director of Communication