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Your guide to Trick-or-Treat Hours across the North Liberty Leader area

NORTH LIBERTY– Halloween, or “All Hallows Eve,” or “Hallowe’en,” if you prefer a truly vintage variation, is of course Thursday, Oct. 31. Municipalities set their own official hours for trick-or-treating, generally from near sunset to mid-evening. Below are the times as compiled from across the Leader’s coverage area.
North Liberty — Thursday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition, “Haunted Happenings,” consisting of a tunnel, mazes, carnival games and other fun, is set for Thursday, Oct. 24, at the North Liberty Community Center (520 W. Cherry St.) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kids are encouraged to come in costume for the event, sponsored by the North Liberty Optimist Club. The cost is $2 for admission.
Also, a free “Trunk or Treat” event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is also at the community center, where staff from a variety of city departments and local non-profit organizations will greet and treat the kiddos.
A “Community Pumpkin Display” will be held at the Ranshaw House (515 W. Penn St.) on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Carved pumpkins will be displayed, and can be delivered anytime from Sunday, Oct. 27, through Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The North Liberty Fire Department is hosting a Halloween Party at the Fire Station (25 E. Cherry St.) on Halloween from 5 to 8 p.m. with candy, cookies, cocoa, photos and naturally, fire trucks.
Coralville — Thursday, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Tiffin —
Oxford —
Swisher — Thursday, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Shueyville —

Halloween Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Plan costumes that are bright and reflective, make sure shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement, or contact with an open flame.
Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
Masks can limit or block eyesight, so the AAP recommends considering using non-toxic makeup instead with decorative hats. Hats should be fitted properly to prevent them from dropping down over the eyes, and makeup should be tested first on a small patch of skin to ensure no “unpleasant surprises on the big day (allergic reactions).”
When purchasing costumes, wigs, etc. the AAP recommends being sure they are labeled as flame resistant.
“If a sword, cane, or stick is part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not sharp or long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.”
Under no circumstances should your child wear “decorative contact lenses” without an eye examination, and prescription from an eye care professional. “Obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal,” the AAP says. “This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss.”
Other common tips for a safe Trick-or-Treating adventure include having a parent or responsible adult accompany young children, equipping kids (and adults) with flashlights, only visiting homes with a porch light that is on (and never going inside), and staying on well-lit streets and staying on sidewalks. Also, it is strongly advised parents examine all treats before the kiddos have at them.