MONSTER MASH. Halloween party and costume contest, Saturday, Oct. 30, 3 to 6 p.m., Hip Baby Gear, 83 Washington St., Salem, or 80 Washington St., Marblehead. Event will include dancing, festive music, Halloween art and healthy treats. Bring a gift for Room to Grow and receive 10 percent off a purchase. Gifts accepted are new and lightly used clothing, gear, toys and books for newborns to age 3. Customers will be awarded gift cards for top costumes; additional discounts will be offered for children in costumes and if parents dress up. Event will benefit Room to Grow, a charity that provides parents raising babies in poverty with one-on-one parenting support and essential baby items until the child turns 3. 866-9-HIPGEAR.
CASH FOR CANDY. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2 to 6 p.m., Highland Dental Group, 100 Highland Ave., Salem. Children can bring their candy to the Highland Dental Group and get $1 per pound of candy exchanged. The candy collected will be sent to troops serving overseas. Also, for every pound of candy collected, the office will donate $10 to the USO Phone Card program, which provides prepaid phone cards to troops. 978-740-5135.
DECORATE DOWNTOWN SALEM. Help Salem Main Streets decorate downtown Salem with live 30-inch full evergreen wreaths and red ribbon to be hung on lampposts. To donate, make a check payable to Salem Main Streets by Friday, Nov. 5, and send it to Salem Main Streets at 265 Essex St., Salem. Contact Jennifer Bell at 978-744-0004, ext. 15, or visit www.salemmainstreets.org.
ANNUAL PENNY SALE. Monday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., American Legion Post #227, 69 River St., Middleton. Free. Refreshments provided. $1/100 tickets. Event includes holiday basket raffle and special drawings. Drawings start at 7 p.m. 978-587-3706.
BANGKOK PARADISE. Rock, funk, reggae, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Jazz jam every Monday night, 7 to 10 p.m. With Darq, goth/industrial every second and fourth Saturday night. DJ Agent 3, Oct. 28; Mother Ton and the Movement, Oct. 29; Darq, Oct. 30. 7:30 to 10 p.m. 90 Washington St., Salem. 978-825-9202.