Cedar Rapids, IA – October 10, 2011 – Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department is offering several special Halloween events during the month of October that will appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. They are Fall Ghost Stories, Night at Ushers Scary, Safe Halloween for Kids, Spooky Swim at Bender Pool, and the annual Special Populations Halloween Dance.
On Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m., Ushers Ferry storytellers will present “Fall Ghost Stories.” Visitors of all ages are welcome to toast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa around the bonfire as the storytellers conjure up things that go bump in the night. Admission for residents is $8 Adult, $4 Child (3-14 yrs.) and for non-residents is $11 Adult, $7 Child (3-14 yrs.) Ages 2 & under are free. Advance registration is required. Call (319) 286-5731 or go to www.crrec.org
It’s All Hallows Eve at Ushers Ferry’s “Night at Ushers Scary.” Join the shadowy denizens of the village for a spooky guided candlelight tour on Friday, October 28 and on Saturday, October 29 from 8:00pm-Midnight. It’s an opportunity to be really scared, have a great time, and learn a little history as well. Admission is $12 per person and is recommended for ages 15 and up.
The popular “Safe Halloween for Kids” is Sunday, October 23 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. This old-fashioned Halloween event at Ushers Ferry Historic Village includes trick-or-treating, games and costume contests. Visitors are encouraged to bring a decorated pumpkin to enter in the jack-o’-lantern contest. Admission is $6 per trick-or-treater. Advance registration is not required, but is available in person at the Ambroz Center, 2000 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE.
Celebrate Halloween with a splash at the annual “Spooky Swim” at Bender Pool for ages 5-14 on Friday, October 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. In addition to enjoying fun games and relays, participants will receive a bag of treats as they leave. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Swim passes are not accepted.
The 20th annual “Special Populations Halloween Dance” co-sponsored with the ARC of East Central Iowa will be held Friday, October 28 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Church, Glovik Parish Center, 1224 5th Street SE. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend and wear a costume. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Admission is $5 per person at the door.
Call Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation, (319) 286-5731, or go to www.crrec.org
for more information about these programs.
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