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Fall leaf collection runs Oct. 11 to Nov. 19

Fall leaf collection runs Oct. 11 to Nov. 19

Fall leaf collection is scheduled to start Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 and run through Friday, Nov. 19. Leaves will be picked up curbside if at the curb by 7 a.m. that Friday.

To have your leaves collected, rake them within two feet of the public street by 7 a.m. on each Monday. Crews will collect them by Friday, though collection can be delayed at the season’s peak.

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Trick-or-Treating and Other Halloween Fun

Creepy Carrots StoryWalk

Through Oct. 31
Liberty Centre Pond

Enjoy a self-guided StoryWalk of Creepy Carrots around Liberty Centre Pond.

Pumpkin Painting & Carving

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6 to 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. 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. Mask required. Register online for $10.

Halloween Moonlight Walk

Friday, Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Liberty Centre Pond

Park at the Community Center and walk through the Ranshaw Way (Highway 965) underpass to Liberty Centre Pond. The pathway will be lit by all kinds of friendly ghosts to help you along the way. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. A backdrop will be set up for you to snap photos to share on social media. This is an all ages, family event but children must be supervised by an adult. No registration needed. Please be mindful of your distance from other groups.

Webb-O-Lanterns

Thursday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.
North Liberty Library

Join the library for an informative evening with a NASA subject matter expert to learn about the Webb Space Telescope launch. We will also be providing pumpkins and templates for a create your own Webb-O-Lantern! This program is appropriate for third graders to adults. Masks required. This event is free, but registration is needed.

Haunted Happenings

Thursday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 29, 5 to 8 p.m.
Lower level of the North Liberty Community Center

After a year hiatus, Haunted Happenings returns with a COVID-conscious plan for its unvaccinated target audience of preschool and grade school children. The lower level of the Community Center will be transformed into a collection of spooky scenes to view and maze to walk through before getting your picture taken and receiving a bag of treats from the North Liberty Optimists. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Participants will be directed to enter through the center’s main entrance upstairs and will exit from the lower level to outside. Appropriate face masks are required (not only a costume mask, please). This event is free, and no registration needed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Trick or Treat Trail

Friday, Oct. 29, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
North Liberty Recreation Trail between Cherry and Penn streets

Formally knows as the Trunk or Treat, the North Liberty Library invites you and your toddlers to a free 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. Park at the Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St, and line up on the sidewalk along Cherry Street.

Before or after making your way down the trail for treats, enter the lower level of the Community Center for kid-friendly spooky scenes (a day-time version of this year’s Haunted Happenings) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Party at the Fire Station

Sunday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.
Fire Station, 25 W. Cherry St.

Join Sparky to check out some fire trucks, meet some fire fighters and, of course, grab some candy.

Trick-or-Treating

Sunday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.
Citywide

The annual tradition. As the pandemic continues, consider alternatives like contactless candy-delivery methods and limiting your trick-or-treating group to those you already have frequent interaction with.

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