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It’s no trick – families are in for a treat this Halloween season at the Toledo Museum of Art.

The museum is offering classes, workshops, hands-on activities and other programs for the whole family. 

On Saturday, Oct. 31, there will be Halloween fun throughout the Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., when the galleries become an enchanted land of fortunetellers, princesses and other characters.

Costumed staff will re-create works of art as visitors follow a map to find special places in the museum. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite storybook hero or heroine, but are asked to leave props like toy swords, wands and other objects at home. There will be treats as you leave the museum.

Activities galore are planned leading up to the holiday, with everything from workshops on making glass ghosts to mystery tours. They include:


Joyful Connections is encouraging Ottawa County citizens to take a few minutes this October to affix a purple light to their residences in an effort to promote the message that domestic violence has no place in their community.

The Purple Light Nights™ campaign offers a way to bring attention to the impact that domestic violence has on families and children.

To participate in Purple Light Nights™, residents are encouraged to purchase a purple light bulb, available at Joyful Connections in Oak Harbor or Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center in Port Clinton (Sutton Center #900), and display the lights on their porches from Oct. 1-31. The cost of each bulb is $3 or two for $5. Proceeds will benefit Joyful Connections, a supervised visitation and exchange site for families in Ottawa County.


Usually, he lives in a pineapple under the sea, but this fall SpongeBob

SpongeBob SquarePants and his pal
Patrick are ready to provide a
challenge and some a-maze-ing fall fun
at Country  Lane Tree Farm in Genoa.

SquarePants and his pal Patrick can be found in the cornfields at Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa, just west of Clay Center.

“We were excited to receive permission from Viacom Productions to use the image of SpongeBob and Patrick in our corn mazes this year,” said farm owner Melissa Bowlander. “We’re also excited that our 17-year-old son John Jr. actually cut our mazes using GPS technology – he’s in A+ Computers at Penta and he happens to love computers.”

The farm is celebrating the opening of its Fall Festival season this weekend. Highlights include:
• Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch Hours: Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to dark; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to dark. (Last maze admission is one hour before dark.)


Giving money to people along road

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