- Thursday is Halloween, which means J-Town will be bustling with children in costume. Remember to drive carefully and keep an eye out for those witches, superheroes, skeletons and Miley Cyrus, Walking Dead and Walter White lookalikes. Parents and guardians, if your kids are trick or treating after dark, please be sure they are bundled—it's getting chilly—and dressed in bright colors so they can be seen and stay safe. If you kid comes home overloaded with candy, here are hints for how to handle it.
- Most elementary schools will celebrate the holiday during daylight hours with parades and parties. And Jefferson Library adds to the daytime All Hallows fun with a Pre-K Halloween Bash with Musician Kurt Gallagher for the littlest ghouls and goblins. Kids will enjoy treats while rocking out to the music, and Gallagher will lead a parade of the wee ones through the Municipal Building for extra trick or treat fun. Parents and guardians, you must register your child for the event. Visit www.jeffersonlibrary.net or call the library at 973 208- 6244.
- After dark, why not take your child to a safe celebration? Can't get safer than with firefighters, which perhaps makes Thursday's Jefferson Township Fire Company #1 Annual Children's Halloween Party the perfect way to give your kids fun and to have them securely in the company of heroes. The free party takes place at 6 p.m. at the Company #1 firehouse, 162 Milton Road. A costume contest starts at 6:30 p.m. and treats will be available for all the kids. However you greet the holiday, Patch wishes everyone a day of revelry, good-natured fun, only nice tricks and safety. And kids, remember to brush your teeth thoroughly so you don't have a fright the next time you go to the dentist.