The Smithtown Recreation Department plans to host a free, Halloween-themed event this weekend for children up to the third grade.

The "Ghosts & Goblins Day" on Saturday includes a costume parade, petting zoo, music, balloon twisting, face painting and games, organizers said. The recreation department has hosted the event for more than 25 years, a recreation department official said.

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Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations to contribute to a townwide food drive for the Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry. Those who donate will receive a raffle ticket that can qualify them for a prize, town officials said.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Brady Park on Maple Avenue in Smithtown. A rain date is scheduled for the same time on Sunday. For more information, call 631-360-7644.