Once again, it's time for all the little "ghosts and goblins" in various communities to go out into their respective neighborhoods looking for treats.

Although Halloween traditionally falls on Oct. 31, many municipalities - for numerous reasons - set up trick-or-treat schedules at various times on the holiday or close to it. In addition, there are also other Halloween activities - such as hayrides and parades - occurring throughout the area. The following is a list of trick-or-treating events scheduled throughout Bradford County.

- Stevensville: Halloween is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at the community hall across from the post office. Events include a grand parade of children in costume with categories from birth to age 3, ages 4 to 6, ages 7 to 9, and 10 to 12. Awards will be presented for the funniest, scariest, zaniest, and most original costumes. Other activities include creating your own pumpkin personality, biting an apple on a string, and going fishing. In addition, a Mad Scientist's Laboratory will be on display, and Barb Driscoll will be telling spooky, hair-raising stories. Anyone with questions may call Jean B. Vande Mark at 746-3188.

- Troy Borough: The Troy Chamber of Commerce's annual Halloween Parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31. The parade begins at the W.R. Croman Elementary School parking lot, and will travel down Canton Street, then onto Elmira Street, and end at the Troy High School student parking lot. Judging of floats and costumes will occur at 5:15 p.m. at W.R. Croman Elementary School with a line-up by 5:30 p.m. at the school. Trick-or-treating will be held in the borough from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Anyone wishing more information may contact chamber President Debi Hulslander at (570) 297-2115. Registration to participate in the parade is not necessary.

- Towanda Borough: The public is invited to attend a "Halloween at the YMCA" event that will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the YMCA of Bradford County, located at 9 College Ave. in Towanda.

There is no charge to attend the Halloween at the YMCA event, which is intended for kids ages 12 and under, said Aaron Roy, program director at the local YMCA.

There will be a costume contest at the YMCA event, as well as some games and activities, Roy said.

At the end of the Halloween at the YMCA event, those attending the event are invited to march together in their costumes to downtown Towanda, where more Halloween events are planned. Roy said.

It will be a "mini-costume parade," with adults accompanying the youngsters in the parade, he said.

Parents are encouraged to attend the Halloween at the YMCA event, especially to participate in the costume parade so that all the kids are safe as they walk downtown, he said.

In addition, there will be a series of events in downtown Towanda on Saturday, Oct. 31, including kids' activities and free refreshments from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Mid-town Parking Lot, which is the new municipal parking lot located on the 400 block of Main Street, next to the C&N Bank.

The activities at the Mid-town Parking Lot will include a pumpkin-painting contest, face-painting, and crafts, and there also will be free balloons and donuts and coffee, said Cindy Wood, co-owner of the Dry Goods Plus store. All of the activities and refreshments at the Mid-town Parking Lot event are free of charge and open to the public, Wood said.

The events at the Mid-town Parking Lot are sponsored by Towanda businesses and the YMCA of Bradford County, she said.

The annual Towanda Halloween Parade sponsored by the Towanda Fire Department will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 on Main Street in downtown Towanda.

There will also be "midnight madness" sales taking place from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 31 in downtown Towanda.

- Wysox: The public is invited to attend the Wysox Volunteer EMS Haunted House, which will take place from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, and from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 31, said Jeff Benjamin, captain and vice-president of the ambulance service.

The haunted house has 11 different rooms, featuring, for example, Freddie Kruger and characters from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," he said. It also includes a haunted veterinarian room, a haunted emergency room, and a "toxic waste room."

"We hope everybody will come out and enjoy this," Benjamin said. "There was a lot of work put into it."

The haunted house is located in the old creamery building on the grounds of Wysox Volunteer EMS, which is located on state Route 187, south of the Route 6 intersection in Wysox Township, just south of the railroad tracks.

The price of admission to the haunted house is $5 for people ages 13 and older, and $3 for children 12 and under. The price of admission includes refreshments, which are served in the ambulance building after you view the haunted house. The haunted house raises money for Wysox Volunteer EMS.

The public also is invited to the annual Wysox EMS Halloween Party, which will start at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, in the Wysox EMS building located on state Route 187 in Wysox Township.

At the party, there will be costume judging for children as well as adults, as well as games and refreshments.

The Wysox EMS Halloween Party, which is for children and adults, has no admission charge and is sponsored by Wysox EMS and the Wysox Chamber of Commerce.

"We have the party because we don't have trick-or-treating" in Wysox Township, due to the danger of children walking along U.S. Route 6, said Barb Rosengrant, a member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce.

- Burlington/West Burlington: The 63rd Burlington/West Burlington Halloween parade is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, with the line-up scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Marching bands from Troy and Canton high schools are scheduled to participate. The event will include many floats, marching units, antique cars, horses, emergency equipment, and individual participants. Those expected to attend the event include Alexandria Olsen, Outstanding Young Woman of the Year; Bradford County Alternate Dairy Princess Jessica Rockwell; and Troy Fair Queen Casey Hall.

- New Albany: The traditional Haunted Hayride will be held from 6-11 p.m. on Oct. 31, according to information available on New Albany Borough's Web site. Trick-or-treating will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.

- Canton Borough: The 2009 Canton Civic Club Annual Halloween Parade will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. The theme is "Haunted Hollywood." According to a news release from Amy C. Seeley, chair of the Halloween Parade Committee: "The parade is the 70th Halloween Parade for Canton. It is still called the Canton Civic Club Annual Halloween Parade, held together by a small committee and the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce. When the Civic Club disbanded, the Halloween Parade Committee continued."

Canton's trick-or-treating takes place from after the parade until 8 p.m.

- Liberty Corners: Liberty Corners United Methodist Church will hold a Halloween party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, at the social hall. There will be a haunted house, costume contest, refreshments, hayride and more. Bring your carved pumpkin for the pumpkin contest. This is open to all ages, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Donations are appreciated.

- Sylvania Borough: Trick-or-treating is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.

- Standing Stone Township: Trick-or-treating will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

- Rome Borough: Trick-or-treating will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

- Towanda Township: Trick-or-treating will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

- Monroe Township: Trick-or-treating is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

- Smithfield Township: Trick-or-treating will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

- North Towanda Township: Trick-or-treating will occur from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

- Ulster Township: Trick-or-treating is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

- Athens Borough: Trick-or-treating will occur from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. The Valley Halloween Parade will begin forming at 9 a.m. and move at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, in downtown Athens.

- Athens Township: Trick-or-treat will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

- South Waverly: Trick-or-treating will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

- Waverly, N.Y.: Waverly Police Department will have cider and pizza for kids at the Village Green on Broad Street when the village holds trick-or-treating from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

- Litchfield Township: Trick-or-treating will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

- Sayre Borough: Trick-or-treating will occur from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

- Barton, N.Y.: Trick-or-treating will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

- Ulster: Trick-or-treating will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29

- Smithfield Township: Trick-or-treating will occur from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

- Ridgebury Township: Trick-or-treating will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.

- Nichols, N.Y.: Trick-or-treating will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.