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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 , 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

It's Rematch Time for and high schools' football teams. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the P-CEP stadium. A few tips if you plan on attending:

  • 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.
  • 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 . Come as you are or in costume. (Dressed up people can win prizes.) Dance with the 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

The folks at Lenox Plumbing posted a these Halloween safety tips on their Facebook page:

  • 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!

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