The city of Grandview Heights and the Grandview Heights Public Library will team up to present an extra treat for costumed youngsters who will be out and about on Halloween night.
Howlin' Halloween will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. next Thursday, Oct. 31, at the library, 1685 W. First Ave.
The event will include treats, a costume contest and the chance for children to have their picture taken with their scariest friends.
Costume-contest times will be 7:30 p.m. for children up to 4 years old; 7:45 p.m. for ages 5-8; and 8 p.m. for ages 9-12. Families may participate in the contest between 6 and 8 p.m.
One winner from each age group will receive a savings-account certificate from Members First Pathways Financial Credit Union.
The community's Beggars Night also will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Youngsters are encouraged to wear reflective clothing, carry a flashlight and walk with a friend or group.
The library will hold a pre-Halloween program for students in grades 4-12.
Create It: Pumpkin Showdown will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the library.
Students can bring their own pumpkin and creatively decorate it. The pumpkins will be displayed and participants may vote for their favorite.
No registration is required for this program.
In Grandview, "pumpkin" also means the annual 5K Great Pumpkin Run, which will get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on Oakland Avenue by Grandview Heights High School.
Race-day registration will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the middle school gym, 1240 Oakland Ave. Cost is $25.
The Tiny Tot Pumpkin Trot, a chance for children ages 3-6 to sprint down Oakland Avenue, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Race-day registration for that event will be held from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. in the middle school gym. Cost is $15.