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Even with the coronavirus pandemic playing havoc with traditional routines, Halloween events will take place across the Berkshires this year.

The following towns have announced trick-or-treat hours or alternative activities.

Events will be held Oct. 31, unless otherwise noted. Homes wishing to participate in trick or treat should turn on their outside lights.

Those participating in trick or treat should follow the guidelines set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Guidelines can be viewed at mass.gov/news/halloween-during-covid-19.

Adams: Town employees behind the wheels of highway, police and fire department vehicles will go through the city handing out candy to costumed children from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Halloween music will be broadcast from the vehicles as they approach homes.

Alford: No activities

Becket: No information

Cheshire: 5:30 to 7 p.m., provided that the town remains low risk

Clarksburg: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dalton: Trick or treat is discouraged; no hours posted. Halloween Walk through the CRA campus, 4 to 8 p.m. Check in at DYC, then follow the path from the DYC, through Mill + Main, and over to the CRA. Space is limited. Advance reservations required at 413-684-0260. Rain date: Sunday, Nov. 1.

Egremont: No trick-or-treat hours. Bonfire, scary stories, haunted trail walk, costume and pumpkin-carving contests, prepackaged treats from 6 to 9 p.m. at French Park.

Florida: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Great Barrington: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Great Barrington residents only, including Housatonic village.

Hancock: 5 to 7 p.m., at parents’ discretion.

Hinsdale: Trunk or treat from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with treats provided at various stations. Station 1: Kittredge School for trunk or treat; Station 2: pavilion, Hinsdale Dayz decorations and treats; Station 3: fire station for truck or treats; Station 4: Congregational Church for pumpkin walk; Station 5: Lions Club providing hot dogs at basketball court; Station 6: public library for treats. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lanesborough: Police and fire departments will hand out candy during a drive-thru trick or treat from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Lanesborough Elementary School. There also will be a trunk-or-treat event, with several decorated car trunks to be seen by children as they drive by.

Lee: A COVID-19-safe trunk-or-treat event from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30, at Lee Elementary School

Lenox: Trick or treat is not sanctioned; no hours posted. Drive-thru trunk or treat from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Lenox Memorial Middle & High School. Open to families residing in Lenox and Lenox Dale as well as families with students currently attending Lenox Public Schools or child care centers. Registration is required and closes at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.  28. A confirmation email, which acts as an admission ticket, will be sent on Thursday, Oct. 29. To register, visit townoflenox.com/community-center or tinyurl.com/yxzdumlx.

Monterey: No information

Mount Washington: No information

New Ashford: No information

New Marlborough: 5 to 7 p.m.

North Adams: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Otis: Drive-thru trunk or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Town Hall and Otis Ridge. Registration is required at noticeotis.com for trick-or-treaters and those who will decorate cars and hand out goodies.

Peru: No trick or treat

Pittsfield: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Trick or treat discouraged. Parade canceled.

Richmond: No information

Sandisfield: No information

Savoy: No information

Sheffield: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Stockbridge: Pumpkin Walk-About from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30, outside the Stockbridge Library. Take-and-make craft kits for kids while supplies last.

Tyringham: No information

Washington: Pumpkin Walk canceled

West Stockbridge: “Costume and CARstume” wave parade at 2 p.m., starting and ending at Town Hall. A drive-thru Haunted Church from 7 to 9 p.m. around West Stockbridge Congregational Church, 4 Main St. Enter from Hotel Street; police will provide direction.

Williamstown: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Windsor: Trunk or treat from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Town Park, Peru Road. Cars arrive at 4 p.m.; kids can begin walking around at 4:15 p.m. Open to Windsor residents. RSVP was required by Sunday, Oct. 25. To RSVP and for more information, visit tinyurl.com/y2t4fql7, or search trunk or treat on the town of Windsor Facebook page.

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989. She can be reached at jmaschino@berkshireeagle.com.