Whether you have little ones Trick or Treating for the first time ever, or you’re a teen looking for something to do, the City of Coopersville, just minutes from Grand Rapids and the lakeshore, has events to meet your needs. Coopersville is community that always has fun, family events going on; the Coopersville and Marne Railway, the Historical Society Museum, Del Shannon Memorial, and the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center, but during the month of October there’s even more. Scarecrows adorn Main Street in an attempt to bring in food for Coopersville Cares (the local food pantry), The Famous Pumpkin Train (www.coopersvilleandmarne.org) is in full swing (616) 997-7000, the Coopersville Hardware and Farm Services Store will be weighing in pumpkins at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 29 and awarding tee shirts and cash prizes to participants, and the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center (www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org) (616) 997-8555 plans to have activities inside and out. On the 29th, also, weather permitting, there will be kiddy rides outside and Miss Coopersville representatives will host a scarecrow making station to raise money for the Miss Coopersville Scholarship Fund. Inside the 12,000 square foot facility, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm children may participate in crafts, activities in the kids area, and face painting. The public is encouraged to bring in painted and carved pumpkins to show off to others. A party will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, with Trick or Treating and games. Family Fare of Coopersville provides individually wrapped candy that will be given out at each craft or game station at the party. Daytime events and activities inside the Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center are free on this date. The games are geared toward little ones, eight years old and under. Kids 9 and older are encouraged to volunteer to help museum volunteers with games and handing out candy. This is a safe, environmentally controlled, non-spooky opportunity for first time Trick or Treaters. While in costume, be sure to walk through the Historical Society Museum and do some Trick or Treating. Follow the trail through history, past the Del Shannon exhibit, and the train layout, through the old classroom, and other interesting displays. Later on Saturday, October 29, teens and young adults will transform the museum into a little more ghoolish atmosphere for their night of ‘Bands and Buds.’ Music, bands, comedy, skits, open mic and a costume contest! Only $3.00 admission (performers received complimentary admission). On the City of Coopersville website (www.cityofcoopersville.com), they recommend if children are going to Trick or Treat that they go door-to-door on Monday, October 31st, between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Some basic rules of courtesy and safety; only approach houses with lights on, only Trick or Treat between 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, wear reflective clothing or carry a flashlight, walk against traffic (facing oncoming cars), never eat candy that is not wrapped, stay in neighborhoods where you know the people, always Trick or Treat with a friend, never go inside a house. Have fun and be safe!