Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 event reminders
• Trick-or-Treat at Fire-Rescue: Employees at Maitland’s two fire stations will distribute candy to trick-or-treaters from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.
• Join us for the Mayors’ Sole Challenge at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. The first 400 participants will receive a free T-shirt, pedometer and healthy breakfast. There will be children’s activities including face painting, an obstacle course, “dance-walking,” Bo Outlaw of the Orlando Magic and more.
• Return back to Quinn Strong Park at 7 p.m. for a showing of “Muppets Most Wanted.” Get there early and remember – you bring the chair, we will show you the stars!
Halloween safety reminders from Maitland Police Department
Stay safe trick-or-treating this Halloween. Listed below are some safety tips to help make your Halloween more enjoyable and safe:
• Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
• Children younger than age 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
• Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
• Check treats for signs of tampering before children are allowed to eat them.
• Remind children to eat only treats in their original, unopened wrappers.
• Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
Maitland Salutes Its Veterans
Members from the Maitland community will celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Center at 641 S. Maitland Ave. All veterans, service men and women, their family, and their guests are welcome to participate.
Beginning at 4 p.m., the program will feature a military-style colors ceremony, performances from the Maitland Military Band and a special guest speaker. A reception follows the program and hamburgers, hotdogs, cake, and ice cream will be served.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Register by calling 407-647-2111 or logging on to maitlandciviccenter.com. Alternatively, registration begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9.
Change Your Clock; Change your Smoke Alarm Battery
With daylight-savings time ending on Sunday, Nov. 2, your Maitland Fire Rescue Department wants to remind local citizens to change the battery in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. Everyone is encouraged to use the extra hour they “gain” from daylight savings time to change the batteries in their own smoke alarms and/or CO detectors and remind family, friends and neighbors to do the same. Changing smoke alarm and CO detector batteries at least one time per year, testing those alarms, and reminding others to do the same are the simplest, most effective ways to help ensure your family’s, friends’ and neighbors’ safety.