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Halloween parties for older children (meaning post-puberty) are more common than handing out candy these days! Stealing another holiday from the children is like taking candy from a baby. In this case, it’s an extremely apt comparison.

But when there’s some fundraising in the fun, it somehow makes a dress-up party worthwhile. There are a lot of sports-related events coming up, so sharpen your teeth, fluff your fur or get out the big red nose and floppy shoes for these hallowed happenings.

MANNA’s #Run4UrLife is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Fabulously named for such a wonderful setting, join the “MANNAmals” and Unite Fitness for the self-proclaimed spookiest 3k run of the year. Proceeds benefit MANNA clients. Registration is $30; mannapa.org/run4urlife/. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League is having its annual Halloween party 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. The theme is Iª80s. (We assume that refers to the 1980s and not octogenarians.) Tickets are $20 and get you in and food and drinks. Always a good time, this is one of GPFFL’s main fundraisers. A portion of the proceeds goes to Action AIDS; phillyflagfootball.com.

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