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2014 Trick or Treat times in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Oct. 25
• Devola: 6:30-8 p.m.
• Marietta: 6:30-8 p.m.
• New Matamoras: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Oak Grove: 6:30-8 p.m.
• Reno: 6:30-8 p.m.
• Lowell: 6-7:30 p.m.
• Lower Salem/Warner/Whipple: 6-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 30
• Athens: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
• Barlow/Vincent: 6-7:30 p.m.
• Belpre/Porterfield/Little Hocking: 6-7:30 p.m.
• Belmont: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
• Beverly/Waterford: 6-8 p.m.
• Lawrence Township/Dart: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• Ludlow Township: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
• Macksburg: 6-7:30 p.m.
• Nelsonville: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
• Palmer Township: 6-8 p.m.
• Parkersburg: 6-7:30 p.m.
• Ravenswood: 6-7:30 p.m.
• Ripley: 6-7:30 p.m.
• St. Marys: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
• Williamstown: 6-7:30 p.m.
• Vienna: 6-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 31
• Churchtown: 6-7 p.m.
• Cutler/Bartlett:  6-7:30 p.m.
• Newport: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

• Oak Grove Recreation Center, 535 BF Goodrich Rd., Trick or Treat around the track, Saturday, October 25, 6:30-8 pm. Will have fortune teller. Call 374-9503 to reserve a table.
• Second Congregational Church Trunk or Treat, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, 1855 Greene St., Marietta, during Marietta trick-or treat; 373-0254 or
• Marietta First Church of the Nazarene annual Trunk or Treat, 6 p.m., Sunday, 100 Mill Creek Road; children through 6th grade invited; may come in family friendly, not frightening, costume; special devotion, food, fellowship.
• "A Safe Halloween Spooktacular" Community Trick or Treating at Heartland of Marietta, 7 to 8 p.m., Oct. 28, 5001 State Route 60, Marietta; all invited; costume contest, prizes, music, treats; bring bag or bucket; 373-8920.


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