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October 29, 2018, 7:00 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers
October 24, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Terra Park Shelter - Large
Come explore the beauty of nature at Terra Park and Beaver Creek Natural Resource Area, and get to know your neighbors at the same time. Participants will meet at Terra Park Shelter, 6400 Pioneer Parkway at 11:00 a.m. and head out on a walk on the trails enjoying the plants, trees, birds and insects that call Johnston home. Walk as little or as much as you would like. There will be a prize for best nature photo taken during the walk, so bring those smart phones. Please wear appropriate walking shoes, bug spray and bring a re-fillable water bottle. Binoculars and a smartphone will enhance the experience as well.
October 24, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Johnston-Grimes Fire Station 38
Join community members and trick-or-treat with first responders on Wednesday, October 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Fire station 38, 10225 NW 62nd Ave. The Police and Fire Departments will be handing out treats from their squad cars and fire trucks and will also talk about "safety" when going out on Beggars' Night.
We encourage the children to wear their Halloween costume because the Police and Fire Chiefs will be voting on the best dressed child! Photos will be taken at the event and posted on our Facebook with the winners after the Chiefs cast their vote.
Parking is available at the Bridge Church, just east of the Fire Station. The Bridge will also have activities for the kids to enjoy.
October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Public Safety Building
The Johnston Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration want to help make homes safe by destroying all expired or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications during a community Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 27.
Johnston police officers will be at the Public Safety Building, located at 6373 Merle Hay Road in Johnston on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to take possession of any expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The purpose of the drop off is to help residents remove potentially dangerous substances from their medicine cabinets by establishing a safe collection site. The service is free and anonymous, no questions will be asked.
Any solid dosage form of pharmaceutical products such as tablets, capsules and patches will be accepted. Liquids, needles, sharps, inhalers, syringes, IV solutions and other bio-hazard materials will not be accepted.
October 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This year, Beggars' Night falls on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Be safe and have fun as you trick-or-treat through Johnston's neighborhoods from 6-8 pm! Also be sure to post your best photos on the City of Johnston Facebook page and Twitter feed!
The Johnston Police Department offers these trick-or-treat safety tips:
- Be sure older children take friends and younger children are accompanied by a trusted adult.
- Teach children to never enter a home without prior permission from their parents.
- Teach children to never approach a vehicle, occupied or not, unless they are with a parent or guardian.
- Make sure your child wears reflective clothing.
- Teach children to never approach a home that is not lit well both inside and out.
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