Five Things You Need to Know, Oct. 28, 2011
Halloween parade, Summit on the Park schedule changes and Plymouth-Canton's football rematch.
1. Halloween Parade at The Summit
Tonight, your children can get a jump on the candy collecting during Canton Leisure Services' annual Halloween Trick or Treat parade, set for 4 to 7 p.m. at Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway.
In addition to picking up some treats, they can choose to amble along a friendly decorated route in the Summit -- or a scary one. Residents are asked to pay a $5-per-family admission to cover the cost of today's part; non-residents will be charged $10.
2. Summit Changes
To accomodate the Trick or Treat parade, Summit on the Park's gymnasium will be closed today; starting at noon so will all classrooms, the aquatic center and aerobic studio. The only fitness class canceled is the 5:30 p.m. cardio sculpt.
3. P-CEP Football
- A big crowd is expected.
- Leave the air horns and vuvuzelas home; they are banned at the stadium.
- Everyone pays the $5 admission, including children and senior citizens, people with district passes and students who play on the fresman and JV football teams.
- New rules include limits on the number of people allowed in the stadium.
- No free entry at halftime.
- Canton Police will deploy extra officers in and around the stadium and will have a command unit on the scene.
- Bring some kind of rain gear. The National Weather Service's forecast calls for light rain, as least, in the evening.
- Look for Patch photographers and editors. Plymouth editor John McKay will chat live during the game right here.
4. Haunted Horns 7
The Seventh Annual Halloween Benefit Concert for First Step of Canton is a family friendly evening at Village Theater at Cherry Hill. Come as you are or in costume. (Dressed up people can win prizes.) Dance with the Canton Concert Band or hum along. Organizers are saying admission is on a donation-only basis, the whole evening benefits Canton's domestic violence shelter, First Step.
5. Avoid a Halloween Plumbing Crisis
- Watch out for excess seeds and pulp as you carve this pumpkins.
- Start by carving away from the sink.
- Toss the seeds and pulp into the garbage can (or back into the garden for mulch).
- Definitely do not dump pumpkin waste into the garbage disposal or toilet, or you'll have a very scary plumbing experience!