STOCKTON, Calif. — Halloween is nearly here!
In Stockton, some of the best neighborhoods to trick-or-treat in include Grouse Run, Lincoln Village and the University of the Pacific campus area.
But if you're looking for some extra Halloween fun, and safe trick-or-treating, check out these events below:
What: A safe trick-or-treating event at UOP campus.
When: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
Where: University of the Pacific campus at 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton
What: Sweet treats, games, and activities at the library.
When: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
Where: Van Buskirk Community Center at 734 Houston Ave., Stockton
What: Participating businesses, restaurants, and shops on the mile will hand out candy in a fun and safe environment.
When: 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
Where: Pacific Avenue, between Harding Way and Alpine Avenue, Stockton
What: Food trucks, decorated themed cars, costume parade, music entertainment and more.
When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
Where: Presentation Parish School at 1635 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton
Cost: $1 (a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food Pantry)
What: A safe and fun trunk-or-treat event in the park.
When: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
Where: Weberstown Park at 4750 Kentfield Road, Stockton
What: A safe trunk or treat event that will include Nerf battles and outside food vendors for a cost.
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
Where: First Baptist Church of Stockton, 33 W Alpine Ave., Stockton
Don't forget to practice safe trick-or-treating!
Before you dig into that bag of treats, check for any tricks.
The American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP] says although tampering is rare, "a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items."
But we shouldn't just examine candy for tampering. If your child has any food allergies, make sure to dispose of any candy that could cause a "life-threatening reaction." Most popular Halloween candies, according to AAP, contain common allergens: tree nuts, milk, egg, soy or wheat. If everything looks good, then dig in, but don't eat everything all at once. Rationing your Halloween candy will not only prevent upset stomachs, but will allow you to enjoy your Halloween candy for days, and even weeks, later.
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