Posted Online: Oct. 03, 2012, 7:51 pm

Tales at Riverside set for Friday

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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com

MOLINE -- The Moline Park and Recreation Department will hold two family events in October.

Tales at Riverside will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday inside the front gate at Riverside Cemetery, 3400 5th Ave. Five storytellers will tell tales, and there will be music, a bonfire and refreshments. If it rains, the free event will be held in the mausoleum.

People should bring lawn chairs. The event is geared to families, and the stories will not be scary.

On Oct. 20, Spooktacular will be held at Prospect Park, Park 16th Street and 30th Avenue.

Children may come in costume and trick-or-treat in the park at 3:30 p.m. Candy will be passed out by costumed characters. A magic show will be held at 4 p.m. Both events are free and registration is not required.

At 2 p.m., a weiner roast and storytelling will be held at Prospect's Council Ring on top of the hill. There is a $2.50 charge for the wiener roast and those planning to attend it should call (309) 524-2424 to register.

In case of bad weather, Spooktacular will be canceled. To check, call the rainout line at (309) 524-2425 on the day of the event.