October 5, 2012 12:14PM
Here's a list of trick-or-treat hours in the Will County area.
Updated: November 8, 2012 6:05AM
Swap your costume for new one
PLAINFIELD — Do you have a collection of Halloween costumes that your kids only wore once then outgrew? Trade in those old gently-used costumes for new gently used costumes at the Plainfield Park District’s Kids’ Costume Swap.
Drop off costumes at the Recreation/Administration Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St., by Wednesday and receive a receipt to shop for a used costume.
The swap will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Heritage Center, 24023 W. Lockport St.
Halloween Festival on tap
MOKENA — The Mokena Park District will host the 31st annual Halloween Festival.
This year’s event has been extended through Oct. 14 and has many new and exciting features, including free parking, new Saturday hours and different activities that are included in the admission fee each day.
Unlimited carnival ride wristbands are available at certain times throughout the weekend.
Contests will include the Great Pumpkin Weigh-in and the Jack-O-Lantern Contest. Check-in for both contests is between noon and 3 p.m. Saturday at the main stage. The Scream Queen Contest for girls and Mummy Wrap Contest for boys will also be Saturday.
The Costume Contest will be Oct. 14. Entrants should meet at main stage at 1:30 p.m. Costumes will be judged in five categories: cutest baby (under 2 years old), funniest, scariest prettiest and most original.
All contests are free to enter but participants must pay festival admission.
Free stage entertainment will take place throughout the weekend.
Activities include scarecrow laboratory, hayrides, horse rides, face painting and a pumpkin patch. New this year, are battle royale laser combat and a mobile video game theater. Activities vary daily.
There’s something for everyone in the Monster’s Marketplace. Vendors will sell plants, home decor, jewelry, glow-in-the-dark items and more.
Ghoulish Goodies will be offered at the Freaky Food Court.
Terror of the Night Haunted Trail (PG-13) will be from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in conjunction with Halloween Hollow and will be open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27. A separate admission fee required.
For a schedule of events or more information, call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.
Library to host fairy tale program
ROMEOVILLE — The White Oak Library District will offer “Grimm’s Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairytales” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at its Romeoville Branch Library.
What really happened after Sleeping Beauty was awakened by the prince’s kiss? What horrible fate awaits evil stepmothers? Come for a “chilling” dramatic performance of these striking tales, some set to music.
“Grimm’s Grimmest” is a performance by Judith Heineman and Dan Marcotte. Heineman is a professional storyteller and founder of the Chicago Storytelling Guild. Marcotte is an accomplished musician.
This event is open to all, but stories are recommended for audiences 10 and above. To register or for more information contact the Adult Services desk at the Romeoville Branch Library at 815-886-2030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Singles Halloween dance
JOLIET — United Singles of Joliet will hold a Halloween Dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Knights of Columbus on Infantry Drive.
Refreshments will be furnished. There will be a cash bar, with music by DJ Mike Borgra. For ages 45 and older.
There is a $10 cover charge. Bring a guest and receive a ticket for a drawing for free pass to a future dance.
Attire is casual dress or come in costume.