Oct 312015

halloweenBy Patti Roth

Various orthodontists and dentists in South Florida offer youngsters rewards for swapping out their leftover loot from trick-or-treating.

Some of the dentists dole out dollars, often $1 or $2 a pound, for the sugary snacks. Others issue non-monetary incentives.

The Halloween Candy Buyback is a national event. The dropped-off sweets are forwarded to an organization that includes them in packages for military personnel overseas.

Participating dentists and orthodontists set their own rules for when they accept Halloween drop offs, and what they provide in exchange. Some dentists also offer the kids free toothbrushes.

In addition to treats for the troops, some dentists, including pediatric dentist Marisabel Olivera of Journey Kids Dental in Fort Lauderdale, encourage youngsters to drop off notes or drawings for the military.

Dentists involved with Halloween Candy Buyback are featured on the website.

These are some of the participating offices in South Florida.



  • Brian P. Rask, 1 NE 23rd Ave, Suite 2, Pompano Beach, 954-782-1864, $2 a pound, November 2 to November 11 , Mondays to Thursdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • SmileBrighteners, 7752 W. Commercial Blvd., Lauderhill, 954-741-4500, $2 a pound, November 2 to November 15, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Journey Kids Dental, 4800 NE 20th Terrace suite 301, Fort Lauderdale, 954-727-9865, $1 a pound up to $5, November 7 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Fara Bender, 6169 Jog Road, #B-5 Lake Worth, 561-433-5544, $1 a pound up to 5 pounds, November 2 to November 6

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Oct 292015

HalloweenBoynton Beach Mall will be filled with magical monsters, junior superheroes and boo-tiful princesses on Halloween weekend, Oct. 30 – 31. On Fri, Oct. 30, starting at 3 p.m., children are invited in (costumes are encouraged) to enjoy a free Spooktacular Story Time. In addition to the story readings, children will enjoy interactive activities, raffles, candy and giveaways.

On Sat., Oct. 31, the Halloween fun continues, as the Mall-O-Ween Fall Festival takes place. During the festival, families can enjoy trick-or-treating inside the mall, games, activity booths, cotton candy, son-cones, face-painting and more.  For more information visit Boynton Beach Mall online or call (561) 736-7902.



When: Fri., Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. – Storytime in the Children’s Play Area and on Sat., Oct. 31 from 3-6 p.m. in the Sears Court – Mall-o-ween fall festival

Where:  Boynton Beach Mall, 801 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach

Cost: Free to attend



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Oct 272015

tacos.pngFor Halloween, you’re sure to get your dose of  sugar, but in between those sugary bites — you might need an actual meal. Tijuana Flats is making that easy for you, as the restaurant will be offering a Kids Eat Free meal on Halloween,  Sat., Oct. 31. This offer is valid with the purchase of an adult entrée and cannot be combined with any other offer.

So whether the kids want a taco, burrito or quesadilla — all will be free this Halloween. To find the Tijuana Flats location nearest you, visit Tijuana Flats online.

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Oct 222015


Photo by: wxmom @ flickr

Photo by: wxmom @ flickr

Boo at the Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach
Oct. 23 & 24 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Oct. 30 & 31 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

For a fun-filled family celebration, head to the Palm Beach Zoo where they’ll host two weekends of Halloween fun. Enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, a hay stack hunt, wildlife shows and more.

Clematis by Fright
West Palm Beach Waterfront
Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m.

Clematis by Night is taking things up a notch, as it transforms itself into Clematis by Fright. This Halloween-themed event will include live music by Taylor Road; the Haunted Hallows, where children can do some trick-or-treating; and a costume costume for the entire family (yes, even the dog can participate). Registration for the contest starts at 6 p.m., while the actual contest begins at 7 p.m. in the Lake Pavilion. For more information, visit wpb.org/clematis-by-night

Fright Nights Haunted House
South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach
Oct. 22-24 & 29-31

Fright Nights returns to the South Florida Fairgrounds and will feature 4 haunted houses, 3 scare zones, a magic show, live music, a monster bash, costume contest, theme park rides, food and more. The rides open at 6 p.m., while the haunted houses open at 7 p.m. The monster bash will take place on Sun, Oct. 25 from 7 p.m. until midnight. Cost is $25 for 3 haunted houses + rides and $30 for 4 haunted houses + rides.


100-500 block of Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. until midnight

If you like to be in the middle of the action, head to downtown West Palm Beach on Halloween, where Clematis St. will transform itself into Moonfest for West Palm’s annual street festival. Be sure to dress to the nines and be ready for an all-out celebration, which will include a Zombie Crawl, a $1000 cash costume contest, live entertainment and more. Cost is $10 for general admission, when purchased in advance, or $15 at the door. A VIP ticket option is also available. For more information, visit Moonfest online.




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Oct 152015

happy-halloween-pumpkin.jpgHarbourside Place in Jupiter is teaming up with Little Smiles and together they’ll host a Halloween extravaganza on Saturday, October 17 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This holiday-themed event will include activities perfect for the entire family — and is free to attend. Attendees will enjoy:

  • Picking out a free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch
  • Dressing up in their Halloween costume and going trick-or-treating around Harbourside
  • Participating in Halloween arts & crafts, a petting zoo, face painting and more.
  • Listing to live entertainment from children’s musician and YouTube star, Patty Shukla (This will take place at 11:15 a.m.)

Harbourside Place is located at 200 N US Highway One in Jupiter.


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Oct 192014
Savings at Pollo Tropical

Savings at Pollo Tropical


Get your Halloween treats early at Pollo Tropical — and grab a Pollo Tropical® Treat Book. These money saving books will be on sale for $1 until October 31 at participating South Florida Pollo Tropical locations, while supplies last.  Inside the books, you will find coupons for three FREE regular size fountain drinks and a special $2 off coupon towards a Create Your Own Family Meal. These coupons can be used between Nov. 1 – 30, 2014 — and all proceeds benefit Women in Distress of Broward County.

**Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County. The organization offers crisis intervention through its 24-Hour Crisis Hotline and emergency shelter, as well as counseling and support for victims and their children.

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Oct 092014


Free Family Fun Fest returns to CityPlace on Sunday, October 12th from 1-4 pm. This monthly event is perfect for the whole family — and even better, it’s free to attend. The day’s activities will include:

• Trick-or-Treat in your Halloween costume
throughout CityPlace
• Live stage performances and games
• Make scarecrows and Fall arts & crafts
• Halloween bounce houses, face painting and more

CityPlace is located at 700 S Rosemary Avenue in West Palm Beach.

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Family Fun Fest events taking place on November 9th and December 14th.




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Oct 302013

halloweenbuyVarious dentists and orthodontists  in South Florida are participating in a nationwide program to buy back Halloween treats from kids.

The program offers kids a reward — sometimes money, toothbrushes or other gifts — for the sugary Halloween haul.

The candy that the dentists gather is  forwarded in to U.S. military troops by Operation Gratitude.

Participating dentists establish their own guidelines on when they hold their candy buy-back events and what prizes or incentives  offer.   It’s a good idea to phone a participating dentist for info.

Participating dentists by zip code are featured on the site for the Halloween Candy Buy Back.

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Oct 272013

Kids eat free on Halloween at Stir Crazy (coupon required). This offer is valid on October 31st starting at 4pm. This offer is valid with the purchase of an adult entree. For the Stir Crazy location nearest you, visit Stir Crazy online.

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Oct 252013

Halloween spook-tacular

Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens will host a free Spooktacular Celebration on Sat., Oct. 26th from 1-4 p.m — and it’s perfect for the whole family.Guests will enjoy an afternoon of trick-or-treating, hay rides, a pumpkin patch and more. They’ll even receive a free glow-in-the-dark Halloween bag, while supplies last.

Additional activities will be taking place in the surrounding stores like:

  • Cookie Decorating at Publix Greenwise
  • Petco Costumed Pet Parade
  • Pumpkin Decorating at Ethan Allen
  • Hair Painting by Hair Cuttery
  • Spooky Story Telling at Barnes & Noble
  • Beer & Wine Tasting at Total Wine & More

Legacy Place is located at 11290 Legacy Avenue in Palm Beach Gardens. The event will take place in the parking lot adjacent to Shoe Carnival.


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Oct 212013

menu_burritoFolks dressed up for Halloween on Halloween night are eligible for a $3 burrito.

Other eligible menu items, including a bowl, salad or tacos, also are $3.

The Chipotle Boorito event  is 4 p.m. until the restaurants close October 31.

Chipotle stores are offering the deal to guests wearing any type of costume.

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Oct 212013

halloweenThe West Palm Beach Winn-Dixie location is getting ready for Halloween with a ‘Spooky Family Fun Night’ on Thurs., Oct. 24th from 5-7pm. Families will enjoy fall-themed food tastings, pumpkin decorating, giveaways, face painting and more.

When: Thurs, Oct. 24th from 5-7 pm

Where: Winn-Dixie Store #221, 2675 S Military Trl, West Palm Beach

Cost: Free to attend



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