Trick-or-Treat times for Mid-Michigan

      Here are trick-or-treating times for some mid-Michigan communities on Thursday, October 31, 2013:

      Argentine Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Atlas Township: 6:00-7:30pm

      Auburn: 6:00-8:00pm (suggested)

      Bangor Township: 5:00-8:00pm (suggested)

      Birch Run & Birch Run Township: 5:00-7:00pm

      Bridgeport Township: 5:00-7:00pm

      Buena Vista Township: 5:00-8:00pm

      Burton: 5:30-8:00pm

      Caro: 6:00-7:30pm

      Carrollton Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Chesaning: 6:00-8:00pm

      Clayton Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Clio: 5:00-8:00pm

      Davison & Davison Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Essexville: 6:00-8:00pm

      Fenton: 5:00-8:00pm

      Flint: 5:30-8:00pm

      Flint Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Flushing & Flushing Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Forest Township: 6:00-7:30pm

      Frankenmuth: 6:00-7:30pm

      Genesee Township: 5:30-7:30pm

      Goodrich: 6:00-7:30pm

      Grand Blanc & Grand Blanc Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Linden: 6:00-8:00pm

      Merrill: 5:00-7:00pm

      Midland: 6:00-8:00pm

      Montrose & Montrose Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Mt. Morris: 6:00-8:00pm

      Mt. Morris Township: 5:30-8:00pm

      Otisville: 6:00-7:30pm

      Reese: 6:00-7:30pm

      Richfield Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Richland Township: 5:30-7:30pm

      Saginaw & Saginaw Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Swartz Creek: 6:00-8:00pm

      Taymouth Township: 5:30-8:00pm

      Thetford Township: 6:00-8:00pm

      Thomas Township: 5:30-7:30pm

      Tittabawassee Township: 5:00-8:00pm

      Vassar: 6:00-7:30pm

      Vienna Township: 5:00-8:00pm

      Zilwaukee: 5:30-7:30pm

      Halloween Fun at Dow Memorial Library in Midland

      9:30am-3:00pm: Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland

      Kids up to age six can trick or treat and make a Halloween craft, music and dancing, and costume parades. More information: (989) 837-3466 or

      Halloween Fun at the Midland Mall

      5:00-6:00pm: Midland Mall, 6800 Eastman Avenue

      Children up to age ten can trick or treat throughout the mall, accompanied by their parents with participating retailers. Mall security policy prohibits full-face masks.

      Halloween Candy Giveaway

      5:30-7:00pm: Berston Field House, 3300 N. Saginaw, Flint

      5th annual event features candy giveaway, music, bounce house.

      Harvest Festival

      5:30-7:30pm: Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 Ballenger Highway, Flint

      7th annual event features hide and seek trick or treat, games and prizes, and costume contests for children up to 15.

      Free Pancakes

      IHOP restaurants in Flint and Saginaw will offer kids 12 and under a free â??Scary Faceâ?? pancake for free. The buttermilk pancake includes a whipped topping mouth, a glazed strawberry nose, mini-Oreo cookie eyes, and candy corn teeth.

      Trick or Treat Safety Tips

      As children get ready to hit the streets for trick-or-treating, police remind kids and their parents to take extra precautions to have an enjoyable and safe Halloween.

    • Children of any age should be accompanied by an adult

    • Accept treats at the door and never go into a strangers house

    • Stay in familiar neighborhoods

    • Plan your route and share it with your family

    • Stay in a group

    • Only visit homes that have the porch light on

    • Stay in populated and well-lit areas

    • Do not cut through back alleys or fields

    • Cross the street only at corners or crosswalks

    • Do not cross the street between parked cars

    • Carry a flashlight

    • If your child is going to wear a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough to avoid visual obstruction

    • Wear light-colored or reflective-type clothing so you are more visible

    • Make sure all costumes are flame retardant

    • Avoid walking too close to open fires, candles, and jack-o-lanterns

    • Make sure an adult inspects all candy before eating it

    • Do not eat candy that it already opened

    • Be sure to follow community curfew rules

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