Calendar of Johnson County Events

Pumpkin Carving & Fall Activities
Saturday, October 18th, 4:00-6:30 pm
Emma Harvat Park, Peninsula Community, Iowa City

Please join TAKO on Saturday, October 18th from 4-6:30 pm at Emma Harvet Square located on the Peninsula in Iowa City for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Event. We have plenty of carving kits and pumpkin patterns and supplies. Bring your own pumpkin or carve one of ours! We will also have other Halloween and Fall related activities!

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. A light snack of caramel apples and hot apple cider will be provided. Advance registration is requested, but not required. If you plan to bring a group of 6 or more, e-mail; this will help us to plan for equipment and food preparation.

Remember to dress appropriately; we may get wet and dirty!
Layers are always a great option for cold weather conditions. Bring a hat, gloves, and any other items you may need to be comfortable in the outdoors. You may want to bring a binoculars and a camera!

To get to the event, take Foster Road west from Dubuque Street towards the Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park. The park is located at the corner of Foster Road and Walker Circle. Parking is available, but limited. People are encouraged to ride bikes to the event, walk or take the city bus. The Manville Heights bus stops at the park.

Hiking Event
Ryerson Woods, Iowa City
Date & Time TBA

Embrace Your Geekness Day
Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, Iowa City

Come celebrate “Embrace Your Geekness Day” with TAKO. Adults gather your kids, come and embrace your geeky side with fun, science related activities. Be prepared to get wet and possible sprayed with bubbles and “washable paint”. TAKO will be hosting an event Saturday, July 12th at the Iowa City’s Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. To get there take Gilbert Street/Sand Road south to intersection with McCollister Blvd. Stay tuned to the website/Facebook for updates and cancellations.

Please bring a squirt gun/water blaster/other to the event if you have one. Participants should dress to get wet and muddy. We may be using paint and dyes. Dress in layers and be prepared for a range of weather conditions. Bring a hat, work gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant, drinking water, and any other items you may need to be comfortable in the outdoors. Participants are encouraged to bring a digital camera and/or binoculars.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Advance registration is requested, but not required. Questions about the event can be directed to TAKO President, Judy Joyce at (319)-330-3833 or by e-mail at earthview01@gmail. com.

Advance registration is requested, but not required for families. Those bringing six or more people should register to help TAKO plan equipment and food needs.











For More Information:
Judy Joyce
Kata McCarville


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