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10/26/2011 9:38:00 AM
Halloween Happenings

Lions' Halloween safe trick or treat at Tim's

The Early Bird Lions club is hosting a Safe Trick 'R' Treat event again this year at Tim's Toyota Center on Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m.  Set up starts at 3:30 p.m.  

The Lions seek businesses to hand out candy to make a safe Halloween for the children of the community.  It is FREE for the children, as businesses must provide their own candy.  For more information, contact Bev Oleson at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce at 772-8857, email or Jim Dean at 420-4483, email:

Church Trunk 'n' Treat

Prescott Valley Methodist Church will conduct its annual Trunk 'n' Treat Halloween celebration in its parking lot, 8944 E. Sommer Dr., Prescott Valley, at 10 a.m. sharp on Sunday, Oct. 30. Children in costume can trick or treat from car trunks, then parade in the sanctuary and proceed to Sunday School where they will decorate pumpkins and make Halloween crafts. At Coffee Hour there will be a costume contest and best-looking pumpkin contest. Call the church office at 772-6366 or Carol at 775-4754 for info.

BMHS Interact Club trick-or-treat for cans

For the third straight year, Bradshaw Mountain High School Interact Club members will "Trick-or-Treat for Cans" on Halloween night to benefit the Yavapai Food Bank. From 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, Interact Club students will be knocking on doors in the neighborhoods of Granville, StoneRidge and the Prescott Country Club.

Every school year Interact clubs are asked to complete at least three community service projects: one for the school, one for the community and one for the world. Trick-or-Treat for Cans isn't the only project that the club fulfills for its community aspect. Club members also volunteer at the Boys and Girls club twice each school year and raise money for a "Christmas family" during December.

4th Friday Flick Night at library

The Prescott Valley Public Library will show "Young Frankenstein" as its 4th Friday Flick on Oct. 28.

Starring Gene Wilder as Dr. Frankenstein ("That's Frahnkenschteen!") the spoof of Mary Shelley's original monster story airs at 7 p.m. in the Crystal Room, third floor, 7401 E. Civic Circle. The Friends of the Prescott Valley Public Library also provide refreshments.

The Friends group requests a $2 donation per person to cover expenses. Members of the group pay $1 in advance.

Dentist sponsors candy buy back

Dr. Mark Costes of Horizon Dental Group in Prescott Valley and Chino Valley is spearheading an anti-cavity movement by giving $1.50/pound of candy that children bring in between noon and 4 p.m. the day after Halloween.

"A little candy is OK, but get rid of all that extra candy," Costes said, noting that candy and sugary snacks promote tooth decay.

Children can take their unopened excess candy to 8053 E. Florentine Road in Prescott Valley, or to 432 W. Butterfield Road in Chino Valley, where they will receive cash and goodie bags.

The dental group will ship the candy to troops overseas. Dr. Costes also will match all proceeds paid out for Halloween candy at each location, and donate an equal amount to the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce or the Prescott Valley Food Bank.

For more information, call Dr. Costes at 928-636-1565 in Chino Valley, or 928-772-9860 in Prescott Valley.

Boo at the Zoo on Halloween
Join Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary for "BOO at the ZOO" on Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come trick-or-treat at the Zoo at 1403 Heritage Park Road in Prescott, and bring your flashlight to see your favorite nocturnal animals after the sun goes down.

Hot drinks will be available and goodie bags. to keep you warm during the cool of the fall evening. Admission is $5 for non-members and $3 for HPZS members.

Children under 3 get in free.

For more information please contact Heather Patrice Brown at 928-778-4242 ext.16.

Pumpkin Patch at the Square

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, the City of Prescott will conduct its third annual Pumpkin Patch at the Square.

Local businesses join in to offer trick-or-treat bags, pumpkins from the patch, carnival games, inflatables, pony and train rides, crafts a cake walk, a costume parade and contest, and more.

The event needs sponsors and volunteers. For more information, call Becky Garvin at 928-777-1349, or email

Prescott Ghost Talk is this weekend

Members of Prescott Center for the Arts will turn the PCA Theater, 208 N. Marina in Prescott, into a home for ghosts, ghouls and goblins who tell their true tales of haunting Prescott's most renowned buildings at 6 and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29. 

Come hear the legends and myths as told by the spirits themselves. 

This is not recommended for youngsters 7 and younger.

Prescott Ghost Talk is a fundraiser for the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation Kids Team from host organizations WYGC Foundation and the Prescott Center for the Arts.

Halloween preparation

The Prescott Valley Police Department wants to remind parents of some Halloween safety tips as they prepare for the holiday.

• The costume should allow the child or adult good visibility to be aware of their surroundings.

• Check the flammability of the costume before purchase or the material that you plan to make the costume with.

• Be careful with children and their costume around fire or other heat sources.

• Make sure that if your child is carrying a prop ensure that it is not real. If props are necessary make sure the items such as a sword, knife or a pitchfork, have smooth tips and are flexible enough to not cause injury. Do not allow children to carry real wea-


• Use caution when carrying any fake firearms as today's plastic guns are realistic in their appearance and can be easily mistaken for a real weapon. Do not point them at anyone.

• The costume should be highly visible at night.

• Consider purchasing extra batteries for light sources that will be used for outside Halloween activities. This includes fully charging flashlights.

• Consider using LED lights and glow sticks in pumpkins

and other similar devices instead of candles.

• Consider alternative activities to trick or treating such as events sponsored by entities around the county.

Have a great and safe Halloween.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Article comment by: Really? Really?

This is old news. Halloween is so over.

Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Article comment by: Forgot one

The pumpkin patch at the square is a nice idea but if you want to drive to Young's Farm (now Mortimer Farm) there's a real pumpkin patch with pumpkins still on the vine. The pumpkin festival is still going and there's costume contests for the kids, haunted house and some other stuff.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Article comment by: friend of Lifepointe

you forgot to post the TRUNK ' R TREAT at CASTLE COURT PARK--3445 N Knights Way, sponsored by LIFEPOINT CHURCH 10100 E State Rt 69, in Prescott Vally, AZ on Monday, October 31, 2011 from 5pm to 8:00pm. Bring $1.00 or one canned food item per child=handstamp for all jumps-ALL NIGHT!!

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