Can it be: A Happy Halloween?

With a little luck this year, Milford will again be able to celebrate Halloween in 2013. Last year, due to Superstorm Sandy and the downed power lines and fallen trees associated with that nightmare of a storm, the city of Milford, as well as many surrounding communities, postponed Halloween in the interest of the safety of children.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that over the next week the good weather holds. Should that be the case, there are several Halloween events worth noting and marking down on your calendars.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the second annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Beth-El Center will take place at Lisman Landing in downtown Milford.

Last year, organizers said the event was a tremendous success, attracting more than 300 runners and walkers. The Milford Trick or Trot committee was able to raise enough money to present a check in the amount of $11,250 to the Milford Beth-El Center.

Walkers and runners are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes during the run, and post-race festivities will include breakfast provided by Indigo by the Water and music performed by rock and blues band The Elwoods.

The event will again be sponsored the law firm of Harlow, Adams, and Friedman PC and the Sikorsky Credit Union, and we commend all the sponsors, organizers and participants for the good work they are doing keeping hunger at bay in Milford.

In addition to the trick-or-treating we expect will take place on Oct. 31, we think children may also have some fun attending the Connecticut Audubon Society’s first Halloween event on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The Fall Spook-tacular will take place at the Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point and will feature age-appropriate activities for children of all ages.

We hope everyone stays safe during this festive fall holiday and encourage our readers to check out our calendar sections to see what other events may pique their interest.