Halloween events at the Iowa Arboretum


Pumpkin Carving at the Iowa Arboretum will be Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Test your carving skills and enjoy chili, cornbread and dessert. The pumpkins will be displayed during the arboretum’s Halloween events. There is no charge for this program.


Ar “Boo” Ween will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1-3 p.m. Put on your favorite costume and join the parade of activities and treats at the arboretum. Scarecrows and pumpkins will be decorated for the holiday. Enjoy hayrides, the hay maze and games at this fun family Halloween event. This free event is ideal for children grades K-five.


Ar “Boo” Scare will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6-8:30 p.m. Walk the “No Return Hidden Trail” and ride the “Hayride to the Valley of Darkness.” Bring a flashlight, wear a costume and enjoy the cool night air. Look for carved pumpkins and lots of treats and treasures at this free night event.


Breakfast in Cambridge


On Saturday, Oct. 21, Museum of Ag Heritage breakfast will be held from 7-10 a.m. at the Cambridge Community Center. The cost is $7 for all you can eat. Enjoy eggs to order, pancakes, coffee and biscuits and gravy. Start your Saturday with great conversation and breakfast with friends and neighbors in Cambridge.


Book signing in Cambridge


On Saturday, Oct. 21, there will be a book signing with Rebecca Fjelland Davis at the Cambridge Dorcas Hall, from 1-3 p.m. Davis is a 1974 Ballard graduate, who just released her third book titled, “Slider’s Son.” Davis lives in Mankato, Minn., where she writes and teaches. The event is sponsored by the Cambridge Memorial Library.