Manchester University Monster Mash trick or treat is on the Manchester Mall again this year for local children.

It is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

If weather moves activities inside the Cordier Auditorium Lobby, all participants will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

The Monster Mash Haunted Forest is also making a return this year. It is 7:30 to 9:30 in the wooded trails near Schwalm Hall.

Both are free and open to the public. Young children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The spooky Haunted Forest might be too scary for some children.

Manchester asks community members to bring canned good donations. A donation is not required, and any food collected will go toward feeding those in need.

Anne Gregory is the assistant director of media relations in the Office of Strategic Communications at Manchester University.