A new Trail of Treats Animal Tales Event for young children is one of the newest of 14 Halloween-related special events and programs being offered by JCPRD this year.
Also new this year are a Trick or Treat Boo-Bash Level 1 Beginner Gymnastics Clinic, a Haunted History Hayride, three new Halloween Art Pop Up programs, and a Spooky Spas 50 Plus Day Trip. Other Halloween programs include two storytime sessions, a bingo session, and several longtime favorite special events.
While many of the programs on this list are for youth, some are for families and/or all ages. Most of them are popular, and many require advance registration.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Whimsical Woods ~ 1 p.m
., 1:15 p.m.
, 1:30 p.m.
, 1:45 p.m.
, 2 p.m.
, 2:15 p.m.
, 2:30 p.m.
, 2:45 p.m.
, 3 p.m.
, or 3:15 p.m.
, Ernie Miller Nature Center (Ages 11 & Under and must be accompanied by Parent/Guardian)
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Bingo - Tricks & Treats
, Matt Ross Community Center (50 Plus)
Thursday, Oct. 11
Gymnastics Special Event - Trick or Treat Boo-Bash Level 1 Beginner Clinic
, Mill Creek Community Center (Ages 6-12)
Saturday, Oct. 13
Halloween Art Pop Up, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (ages six to eight
, ages nine to 12
, and ages 13 and older
Friday, Oct. 19
Trick-or-Cache ~ 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
, Antioch Park (All Ages)
Saturday, Oct. 20
Haunted Kansas ~ 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 7:45 p.m.
, Ernie Miller Nature Center (Ages 8 & Older and must be accompanied by Parent/Guardian or one adult chaperone per group of 5)
Thursday, Oct. 25
Haunted History Hayride
, Oakridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park (Ages 8 & Older with Adult)
Spooky Spas Day Trip
, departs from Antioch Park (50 Plus)
Friday, Oct. 26
Monster Mash Tea Dance
, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (50 Plus)
Saturday, Oct. 27
Healthy Halloween Spooktacular
, Roeland Park Community Center (All Ages)
Monday, Oct. 29
MCAC Storytime - Costume Day
, Mill Creek Activity Center (All Ages)
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Trail of Treats Animal Tales Event
, Ernie Miller Park (Ages 2-6 with Adult)