Photo: Trick-or-treat 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ event Nov. 4

Trick-or-treating in the city of Rockford will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. Not sure what to do with your jack-o’-lantern with the face that’s starting to cave in? Take your pumpkin to Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, for the annual “Smashing Pumpkins” event. Send your jack-o’-lantern flying through the air with the museum’s trebuchet, a counterweight catapult used in medieval times; create a miniature catapult and learn how to lob; and take part in various fall arts and crafts activities. Discovery Center is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Call (815) 963-6769 for details. (Photo provided)

From the Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2012, issue

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