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CIRCLE OF ASH: Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City; 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Halloween (10/31); three rides and three haunts; $20 to $50, $10 add-on;

GARRISON’S HAUNTED: Main Street, Garrison; 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29; Garrison firefighters host a haunted mansion to raise equipment funds; $10;

HALLOWEEN UNDERGROUND ESCAPE: Shores Event Center, 700 16th St. NE, Suite L100, Cedar Rapids; various times Oct. 13, 14, 16, 20, 28, 29; 60 minutes to solve puzzles and escape from haunted lockup; $30,

MARENGO HAUNTED BARN: 802 W. Main St., Marengo; 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29; $8, $1 off with non-perishable food donation;

SCREAM ACRES: Bloomsbury Farms, 3260 69th St., Atkins; Fridays and Saturdays in October, tickets on sale 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.; haunted cornfield and three indoor haunts; $20 to $45;


HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22, Barnes & Noble Bookseller, 333 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids; Little Blue Truck is back and picking up his animal friends for a costume party, and “I Need My Monster"; free;

HARVEST HAYRACK RIDES: Ushers Ferry Historic Village, 5925 Seminole Valley Trail NE, Cedar Rapids; 5 to 6:30 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26; hayrack rides, cocoa, bonfire, crafts; $5 ages 2 to 12, $9 adults; (319) 286-5763,

JACK SPLAT! 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Iowa Children’s Museum, Coral Ridge Mall, Coralville; Iowa Children’s Museum will toss your jack-o’-lanterns from a balcony; $8;

POPO’S PUPPET FESTIVAL: noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City;  noon, Parasol Puppets with “The Teeny Tiny Woman and Other Halloween Tales,” 2:30 p.m. Popo’s Halloween Show, 3:30 p.m. shadow puppets with Sea Beast Puppetry, puppet shows, crafts; free, all ages;

PUPS & PONIES FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Sutliff Cider Company, 382 Sutliff Rd., Lisbon; fundraiser for Last Hope Animal Rescue and Unbridled Spirits Thoroughbred Retirement Ranch, with food and merchandise vendors, music, kids’ games and costume contest; $9 door or

READ AND WATCH TALES FROM GRIMM: 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 18, Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City;  stories and short films; reading and watching short film adaptations of “Hansel and Gretel,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Rapunzel”; for K to 2 grade, free;

SCARECROW INVASION: Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids; 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to Oct. 31; see decorated scarecrows on the lawn, vote for the best one; free;

SCARECROW TRAIL: Along 220th Trail in the Amana Colonies; through Oct. 30; maps at Amana Colonies Visitor’s Center, 622 46th Ave., Amana.

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES: Granger House Museum, 970 10th St., Marion. Oct. 14: 7 p.m., “Serial Killers” (ages 16 and older); Oct. 21: 7 p.m., “A Death in the Family”; Oct. 22: 7 p.m., Sherlock Holmes at the Granger House”; Oct. 28: 7 p.m., Curses and Hexes”; for ages 12 and up, $5 each program;


HALLOWEEN PARTY: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 29, Beems Auditorium, Cedar Rapids Public Library; games, crafts, treats; costumes welcome; fifth-graders and younger;

HALLOWEEN PARTY: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 28, Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids; 30-minute magic show and more; for kids through 5th grade and their adults; free;

HY-VEE HALLOWEEN PARTY: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 22, Collins Road Hy-Vee, 279 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids; free trick-or-treating, crafts.

MONSTER MASH: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 22, Helen G. Nassif YMCA, 207 Seventh Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; costumed mad dash, games, creepy crafts, healthy living vendors, bounce house, kids’ fitness classes, afternoon swim (parents must accompany kids ages 9 and under); $5 adults;

MONSTER MASH BASH: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Kids First Gymnastics, 4601 Sixth St. SW Suite A, Cedar Rapids; ages 5 to 14; costume contest, dancing, games, pizza; $20;

MONSTER MASH: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 30, Iowa Children’s Museum, Coral Ridge Mall, Coralville; costumes welcome; $8;


HALLOWEEN AT THE ORCHARD: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30, Allen’s Orchard, 5801 N. 10th St., Marion; wear a costume and get a free treat;

SAFE HALLOWEEN FOR KIDS: 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23, Ushers Ferry Historic Village, 5925 Seminole Valley Trail NE, Cedar Rapids; trick-or-treating, costume contests, decorated jack-o’-lantern contest; $7, registration encouraged;

TRICK-OR-TREAT AT THE LIBRARY: 6 to 8:45 p.m. Oct. 31, Marion Public Library, 1095 Sixth Ave., Marion; all ages, free;

TRUNK OR TREAT: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Western Fraternal Life Association, 1900 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids; games, prizes, filled Halloween bags, meet firefighters; for ages 13 and under, free.

TRUNK OR TREAT: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2900 42nd St. NE, Cedar Rapids; treats, family fun; free;


HALLOWEEN PARTY: 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29, Millstream Brewing Company, 835 48th Ave., Amana; costume prizes, music by Holiday Road, food available; free admission;

HALLOWEEN TANGO MILONGA: 7 to 11:45 p.m. Oct. 29, Frida Kahlo Mexican Restaurant, 101 Windflower Lane, No. 500, Solon; dance, beginner lessons, 7 to 8 p.m.; $5, ages 21 and up;

“ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”: midnight Oct. 29, Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City; $18 advance, $20 day of show, Englert Box Office, (319) 688-2653 or

WINE WITH THE WITCH: 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Bloomsbury Farm, 3260 69th St., Atkins; hayrack ride, food, wine-tasting; $24.95, ages 21 and older; reservations required,


COSTUME RUN: 1 6 p.m. Oct. 29, Theatre Cedar Rapids to NewBo City Market; 1K Family Fun Run, 1 p.m., $7; 5K, 3:30 p.m., $25;

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 22, Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids; ice skating, snacks, games, prizes; $5 all ages;

SPECIAL POPULATIONS HALLOWEEN DANCE: 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28, Northwest Recreation Center, 1340 11th St. NW, Cedar Rapids; for all ages and abilities, costume prizes and more;  prizes for the best costumes; co-sponsored by Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation and the ARC of East Central Iowa; $5;

SPOOKY SWIM: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Bender Pool, 940 14th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; $6,


A SURF ZOMBIES HALLOWEEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 31, CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; record release party for a local band that raises surf rock from the dead with fast, crazy surf originals straddling alternative, underground, retro and kid-friendly fun; $11 advance, $14 door, (319) 364-1580 or

“BLITHE SPIRIT”: Oct. 14 to 30, Giving Tree Theater, 752 10th St., Marion; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; $15 to $120 Buddy Box, seats 4, (319) 213-7956 or

DAY OF THE DEAD: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 319 N. Calhoun St., West Liberty;  Eli Portugal’s new show, “Godmother Death and the Water of Life,” puppet show, ghost stories, snack, crafts; $10 advance, $15 door; (319) 627-2487 or

“DRACULA”: Oct. 21 to 30, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall A, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd., Iowa City. Iowa City Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; $9 to $17,

HALLOWEEN MUSIC RECITAL: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St.; students perform spooky music, in costume, free.

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”: Oct. 20 to 22, RCHR Theatre at Scottish Rite Temple, 616 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22; $25,

VINCENT PRICE FILM FESTIVAL: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19, Collins Road Theatres, 1462 Twixt Town Rd., Marion; with his daughter Victoria Price; $15, box office or

“WAIT UNTIL DARK”: Oct. 14 to 23, Washington Community Theater at Washington Community Center, 2227 250th St.; 7:30 Friday, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; $5 to $10;

“WICKED DIVAS”: Orchestra Iowa, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; music from Broadway, opera and pop, featuring songs from “Wicked,” by actresses who starred as Elphaba and Glinda on Broadway; audience invited to wear costumes; $10 to $54, (319) 366-8203 or