Sending children out into the neighborhood and the dark in search of candy is not the only way to celebrate Halloween.
There are other opportunities for trick-or-treating in Newton.
The Newton Lions Club will host the annual Halloween Safe Walk from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 downtown. The 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Main Street will be closed for trick-or-treating. In addition to candy and treats for costumed children, free hot dogs will be offered by First Baptist Church.
At least two churches in Newton will host a "Trunk or Treat" event - traditionally these are in a church parking lot where members give candy and treats out of the trunk of their cars.
First Christian Church will host its annual Trunk or Treat in the north parking lot at 102 E. First St. beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 31. The event will last until candy runs out. Admission is free.
Trinity Heights United Methodist Church will host Trunk N' Treat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church (1600 Boyd Ave).
If being inside is your pleasure, Bethel College will host "Trick-or-Treat Off the Street" from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, beginning at Haury Hall on campus in North Newton. The event is free and includes activities, games, candy, drinks and music.
The second annual Halloween Cosmic Monster Bash will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Play-Mor Lanes, 1105 Washington Road, Newton. Event includes bowling, a live DJ and prizes for best costume for adults and children. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 316-804-7900.