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Local Centers Host Free Trick-or-treating

The merchants of Franklin Farm Village Center in Herndon, Colonnade at Union Mill in Clifton and Centrewood Plaza in Centreville are hosting free trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 26, rain or shine.

All children dressed in their Halloween costumes will receive candy and other goodies from participating businesses from noon to 2 p.m. at Franklin Farm Village Center, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Colonnade at Union Mill and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Centrewood Plaza. Entertainment will include a balloon artist and magician at each center.

Featuring Giant Food and Sears Appliance and Hardware, Franklin Farm Village Center is located at the intersection of Franklin Farm Road and the Fairfax County Parkway. Colonnade at Union Mill is at Union Mill and Braddock roads and includes Giant Food, Outback Steakhouse and Panera Bread. Just west of the Route 28/29 intersection, Centrewood Plaza is at 14125 St. Germaine Drive and includes Giant Food, Starbucks Coffee and Hallmark.

Staying Safe on Halloween

The MOMS Club of Herndon will host a How to Stay Safe on Halloween talk on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-noon at Trinity Presbyterian Church (615 Dranesville Road, Herndon). Children attending this event will also have the opportunity to make a fun Halloween craft. All Herndon, VA (zip codes 20170 and 20171) stay at-home mothers are encouraged to join this free event.

Guest speaker Officer Denise Randles of the Herndon Police Department will provide tips on how to safely trick or treat with children (including potential visibility issues) and how to check candy. After the talk, children will make a Halloween craft to take home.

For more information or to RSVP contact: Tomoko Azuma, Membership VP at Herndon_moms_info@yahoo.com.

Floris United Methodist Church Presents ‘Trunk or Treat’

Floris UMC invites the community to come out and enjoy “Trunk or Treat,” a safe and free evening of Halloween fun for children and families on Oct. 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (rain or shine). The parking lot will be chock full of decorated car trunks with lots of candy, inflatables for kids to bounce on, a preschool harvest activity area, family photo booth (bring your own camera/smart phone), hot dogs, snacks, drinks, and contests for best decorated trunk and costumes by age group. For more information, go to www.florisumc.org/trunkortreat.

Where: Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon. The church is easily accessible from the Dulles Toll Road, Centreville Road South exit.