This is Halloween

It’s truly fall, and as we move towards October – and as attention turns to Halloween – we have some treats for you. But first, the question everyone asks:

When is Trick-or-treating?

If you’re not a transplant from central Iowa or a few other pockets out east, or haven’t heard of Beggars Night, this may seem like a silly question. North Liberty trick-or-treats on Halloween, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. Remember to take an adult, only knock on doors at houses that have their outdoor lights on and be safe.

But there’s more before that frightful day to do in town.

Halloween Moonlight Walk

Friday, Oct. 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
Liberty Centre Pond

Park at the Community Center and walk through the Ranshaw Way underpass to Liberty Centre Pond. The pathway will be lit by all kinds of friendly ghosts to help you along the way. Grab a scavenger hunt sheet for a chance to win special prizes. Costumes are welcome, but not required. Feel free to snap photos and selfies to share. The event is free, but donations welcome. All ages, family event but children must be supervised by an adult.

This event has been cancelled due to weather. Contact the recreation department with questions at mmeseck@northlibertyiowa.org or (319) 626-5716.

Pumpkin Painting & Carving

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Community Center, 520 W Cherry St.

Let the kids get your home ready for Halloween. Children 12 years and younger may come join us at the Community Center for painting or carving a pumpkin prior to the Halloween season. Registered kids pick out their own pumpkin to carve or decorate… or both! We will provide all materials needed to get the job done with treats included. Register online.

Haunted Happenings

Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Community Center, 520 W Cherry St.

Tunnel, mazes, carnival games and fun. Come in costume and have a fun, frightful time. Activities, snacks, drinks and candy supplied by the North Liberty Optimist Club and Recreation Staff. Don’t worry about a camera; photos will be taken free of charge. Children must be accompanied an adult. Just $2, paid at the door.

Trunk or Treat

Friday, Oct. 25, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Community Center, 520 W Cherry St.

A ghoulish daytime gathering with city staff and more. Bring your tots in costume to trick or treat with staff from different City of North Liberty departments and local non-profit organizations at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St. This event is free.

Mr. Poe and Raven

Monday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m.
Community Center, 520 W Cherry St.

Mr. Poe and his good friend, Raven are bringing silly, spooky stories to the library! Mr. Poe, otherwise known as Cedar Rapids storyteller Darrin Crow, will thrill families with stories that are just spooky enough for a shiver or a jump, and are appropriate for all ages. This event is free.

Morbid Curiosities: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Monday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.
Community Center, 520 W Cherry St.

Mr. Poe, otherwise known as Cedar Rapids storyteller Darrin Crow, will give the audience a look at Poe’s life and literature. He’ll share stories from his life, interspersed with several of his short stories and poems – “Alone”, “The Raven”, “The Angel of the Odd”, and more. This event is free.

Community Pumpkin Display

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.
Ranshaw House, 515 W Penn St.

Add a carved pumpkin to North Liberty’s community pumpkin display at the Ranshaw House! The public is invited to bring a carved pumpkin to the Ranshaw House, located at 515 W Penn Street, for an Oct. 30 community pumpkin display.

Pumpkins can be dropped off anytime Sunday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Oct. 29. When dropping off your pumpkin, please place it on one of the risers or on the grass on the north or west sides of the house. There will not be staff present. Please do not include a candle or light. Tee lights will be placed by city staff before the display. More information.

Halloween Party

Thursday, Oct. 31, 5 – 8 p.m.
Fire Station, 25 E. Cherry St.

You’ve been summoned to the North Liberty Fire Department… if you dare. Stop by the station, 25 E. Cherry St.,  for candy, cookies, cocoa, photos and fire trucks.

Trick-or-Treating

Thursday, Oct. 31, 5 – 8 p.m.
Everywhere

The annual tradition.

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