Oct 31: Safe Haven Trick or Treat

Safe Haven Trick or Treat: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mesa Market Place, 10550 E. Baseline Road in Mesa, just west of Apache Junction. Bring the kids in costume and let them trick or treat their way through 1,600 booths starting at the food court. Trick or treaters can participate in contests, surprises and treats throughout the day. Entertainers Mary Jo and Linda Keith will be in the food court creating fun for trick or treaters and parents. There will be music, dancing, free goody bags and contests from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Merchants will join in the festivities by offering candy, treats, toys and light wands. Young people and their parents are invited to color pictures and write notes to be included in care packages destined to go to Armed Forces personnel stationed in the Middle East. Packages From Home (www.packagesfromhome.org) sends out thousands of care packages annually, and a handwritten note or colored picture inside each package. For more information call 480-380-5572 or visit www.mesamarket.com.

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