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Play Day

Playful City USA logo Volunteer logo Friday, September 4
6-8 p.m. in Bryan Park
FREE · For all ages.

Come out and PLAY! Bloomington has been named a Playful City USA by KaBOOM!, and we intend to celebrate! We'll have games and playful activities for kids of all ages. The evening ends with the showing of the family-friendly movie "Hairspray" outside on the big screen!

Family Field Day and Picnic

Playful City USA logo Volunteer logo Sunday, September 20
Noon-2 p.m. in Bryan Park-Henderson Shelter
FREE · For all ages.

Relax and enjoy fun, quality family time on a Sunday afternoon! Bring your family and a picnic lunch to Bryan Park, and we will host a variety of sports and games everyone can play.

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Healthy Halloween Party

Volunteer logo Friday, October 23
6-8 p.m. at the Banneker Community Center
$2 · Register by 10/21 (Code: 31001-A)

The health and wellness witches are throwing a Healthy Halloween Party at the Banneker Community Center, and your entire family is invited! Come in costume and have a howling good time playing Halloween games, enjoying spooky snacks, and trying on some sweet (or scary!) face painting! For more information contact Alison Miller, 812-349-3771 or milleal@bloomington.in.gov.

Trick or Treat Trail

Trick or Treat Trail logo Volunteer logo Saturday, October 24
1-4 p.m. in RCA Community Park
$4/child. One adult admitted free with paid child's admission. $2 each additional adult.

Geared toward ages 1-10 yrs. Due to the popularity of the Trick or Treat Trail, there may be a wait to enter the trail. We appreciate your patience.

For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at (812) 349-3754.

Hi, Ho, Hi, Ho, into the woods we'll go.
The wooded trail comes to life
with characters and stories, oh what a sight.
Put on your costume and grab your bag,
there is a lot of fun to be had.

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Festival of Ghost Stories

Volunteer logo Friday, October 30
7-8:30 p.m. in Bryan Park
FREE · Best suited for adults, teens, and older school-age children. May not be appropriate for younger children.

Rain location: Monroe County Public Library. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at (812) 349-3754.

An ink-black night with leering jack-o'-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 33 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dress warmly to avoid the chill as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark. A community event presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and sponsored by Monroe County Public Library and the Bloomington Storytellers Guild.