2 p.m. on Friday, October 28 at the Jamaica Public Library.
The Jamaica Public Library will be hosting a Halloween party for children on Friday, October 28. The event will include a Halloween-themed story hour, costume contest, crafts, treats and take-out bags full of fun things for the kids. The costume contest will offer prizes to boys and girls in two age categories: 6 and under and 7 and over. Adult volunteers and community members are all welcome. For more information on the Halloween party, call 641-429-3362 or check out the library’s Facebook page.
Spooky walk through the city center
4-6 p.m. Friday, October 28 in downtown Perry.
Enjoy a Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat ride through downtown Perry on October 28. This event, sponsored by the Perry Chamber of Commerce, includes safe tricks or treats with local businesses and community organizations. Willis Avenue (1st to 3rd) and 2nd Street (Otley to Pattee) will be closed to vehicles during the event. Parking will be available on municipal lands (Caboose Park and near the post office) as well as on side streets. Participants should enter at intersections and keep to the right to follow the designated one-way route through the city center.
Halloween safe and healthy
5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in the north parking lot of Dallas County Hospital.
Join Dallas County Hospital again this year for a drive-thru candy event. Cars will enter from Iowa and will be directed through the north parking lot and guided through the 10th Street exit. There will be three stations in total this year with a pre-assembled goodie bag waiting for each kiddo at each before exiting onto 10th Street. Please note that giveaways will take place while supplies last. Watch for updates on the Dallas County Hospital and Family Medicine Clinics Facebook page. The event is sponsored by Hy-Vee, Fareway and the Perry Public Library.
6-8pm Friday October 28 around Perry.
Perry City Council has designated Friday, October 28 from 6-8 p.m. as Beggars’ Night. Participating households must turn on porch lights.
6-9 p.m. Friday, October 28 at Crossroads Church, Perry.
Crossroads Church is inviting Perry youth and children to a free pumpkin festival on Friday, October 28. Fun outdoor games and activities will be available to play up to three times each and candy will be awarded to each participant each time they play. Other activities include a giant slingshot and tic-tac-toe board, balloon race, corn hole, face painting, bouncy house and more. The Pumpkin Festival will be held outdoors on the Carrefour lawn and will be moved indoors in case of rain. For more information, call Pastor Rick at 515-465-5478.
National Medication Take-Back Day
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at the Perry Police Department, 908 Willis Ave.
The Perry Police Department will once again participate in the DEA’s National Takeover Day on Saturday, October 29. Bring your prescriptions and over-the-counter medications that are old, unwanted, or no longer needed. The police department will dispose of them properly to keep them out of landfills, water supplies, and most importantly away from those who might misuse them. There is no need to remove labels or pills from bottles. Needles and inhalers will not be accepted. For more information about this DEA program or to locate another takeback site in your area, visit www.dea.gov/takebackday.
Chicken noodle dinner
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at Minburn United Methodist Church.
Minburn United Methodist Church will host its annual Chicken Noodle Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. Dine in or take away available. A voluntary donation will be taken.
Trunk or Redfield treat
3-5 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at Redfield City Park.
The Trunk or Treat event will also feature hot chocolate, S’mores, inflatables and games. The City Sleight of Hand will follow from 5-7 p.m.
3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at the Dallas Center.
The Dallas Center Seasonal Fun Committee will host the Halloween Hayday Parade at 3:30 p.m., beginning at Mound Park and ending at Heritage Park. The event also features entertainment and games and giveaways of chili and hot dogs from 4-6 p.m. City tour or treatment will follow from 6-8pm.
Trunk or treat
4-6 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at 306 West Third St., Woodward.
The sixth annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 29 in the parking lot of Woodward-Granger High School. The event will feature food, fun and games.
Trunk or Candy button
5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at Bouton Haunted Church, 204 Luther St.
A Trunk or Treat event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 29.
Drive-thru Donation and Animal Costume Contest
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 30 at Raccoon River Pet Rescue.
Bring your donation of pet food, litter, toys or cash ($5 minimum to enter the contest) and help Raccoon River Pet Rescue stock its shelves. Bring your pets in disguise. They will be photographed and entered into a pet costume contest. Does your pet not like car rides? Take a picture of your pet in costume and send it to [email protected], bring your donation to RRPR, or send your cash donation via Venmo to @RRPR-PetRescue and your pet will be entered into the contest. Be sure to include your pet’s name, name and contact information with your photos. Submit photos by November 1. Voting will take place on Facebook from November 2-5. Animals with the most likes/loves will win prizes.
Granger Methodist Church Trunk or Treat
4:30-6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30 at Granger Emmanuel United Methodist Church. All are welcome, so grab your trunks, grab your treats, or grab your costumes. There will be hot dogs, hot chocolate and hot apple cider available. This is a rain or shine event.
6-8pm Sunday Oct 30 around Granger.
Beggar’s Night will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 at Granger.
Open house reception for retired librarian Jill Cook
2-4 p.m. Monday, October 31 at the Perry Public Library Community Room.
The Perry Public Library will host an open house reception for retired librarian Jill Cook from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, October 31 in the library’s Community Room. Everyone is welcome to stop by, grab some refreshments and wish Jill a happy retirement.
Trunk or Minburn Treat
5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, October 31 on Baker Street, downtown Minburn.
Minburn Public Library invites community members to decorate a trunk. Setup begins at 5 p.m. Trunk decoration is encouraged but not required. There will be a prize for the trunk that receives the most votes. This event will be added to the traditional trick-or-treating. Stop by the Minburn Fire Station during the Trunk or Treat event for hot dogs and all the trimmings, courtesy of the Minburn Area Firefighters Association.
6-8 p.m. Monday, October 31 around Woodward.
The Trick-or-Treat Party will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, October 31 at Woodward.
Crossroads Church Care Closet
November 4-5 at Crossroads Church, 2810 First St., Perry.
The Crossroads Church Care Closet will hold a grand opening November 4-5. The Care Closet will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first weekend of every two months. Everything is free, including clothing for men, women, boys and girls, kitchen utensils, small appliances and more. Donations will also be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and on days the Care Closet is open. For more information, call 515-465-5478.
Craft and Bake Sale, Soup Dinner
November 5-6 at Panther Creek Church of the Brethren, 24529 J. Ave. Adel.
Panther Creek Church of the Brethren will be hosting a craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 5. The craft and bake sale with a soup lunch will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. , November 6. A voluntary donation will be taken. The church is located 10 miles south of Perry.
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