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  1. Calendar Overlay Community Events (7)

Community Events

  1. 5K Mayor's Run for the Trails + 1-mile youth run

    October 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Terra Park

    Join us for the Mayor’s Run for the Trails 5K and 1-mile youth run on Saturday, Oct. 21. The 5K run will begin at Crown Point, 6300 Pioneer Parkway at 8 a.m. and wind through Terra Park and finish at the Amphitheater. The 1-mile youth run will begin at 9 a.m. Both races will be timed.

    Registration fee is $30 for Adults, $15 ages 13+ and $10 for those under age 12. Registration includes a long sleeve shirt, post-race refreshments and raffle prizes. Packet pick-up and late registration will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Heartland Soles, located at 5525 Merle Hay Rd., or on race morning from 6:30-7:30 a.m.

    Shirts are guaranteed to the first 100 participants so we encourage you to register early.

    Register by visiting

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  2. City Council Candidate Forum

    October 23, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall Council Chambers

    Meet and hear from the candidates for the Johnston City Council! The event is hosted and moderated by the Johnston Chamber of Commerce.

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  3. DART Route 5 Expansion and Rider Training

    October 24, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library

    DART staff wants to show you how easy it is to get around the metro using the newly expanded Local Route 5.

    DART will be available in the parking lot of Johnston Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 24 to give tours of a bus and answer your questions from 5 – 6:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., DART will host an informal how to ride training for route 5, and will take interested attendees on a short bus ride in the city of Johnston.

    Questions and special requests for this event can be sent to DART Customer Service by emailing or calling 515-283-8100.

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  4. Trick-or-Treat with First Responders

    October 25, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Fire Station 38

    Join community members and trick-or-treat with first responders on Wednesday, October 25. 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 and bring your pet dressed too. The Police and Fire Chiefs will be voting on the best dressed pet and child! Photos will be taken at the event and posted on our Facebook with the winners after the Chiefs cast their vote.

    This is a great opportunity for families to get to know our Police Officers and Firefighters/EMS members. We encourage you to come with questions for them and most of all, have a great time!

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  5. Fishing with a Firefighter

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Terra Lake Park

    Join the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Terra Lake for a fishing event. This is the rescheduled date since the event was rained out on Oct. 7.

    Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the shelter on the northwest side of the lake. Attendees can fish from 9 to 11 a.m. and are encouraged to stay for lunch with the firefighters to watch the water rescue demonstration.There will also be a raffle prize drawing during lunch so be sure to pick up your raffle ticket when you register.

    The lake is stocked with large-mouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill and they are waiting for your bait! There will be fishing poles and tackle for those to use at the event. Residents under sixteen (16) years of age can fish without a license.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to noon. Free will donations will be accepted by the Johnston Professional Fire Fighters Local 4835 and used to benefit the community.

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  6. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    October 28, 2017, 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 28.

    Johnston police officers will be at the Public Safety Building, located at 6373 Merle Hay Road in Johnston on Saturday, October 28 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.

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  7. Beggars Night

    October 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This year, Beggars' Night falls on Monday, October 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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