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Survivor Art Show
Area cancer patients will share their art and their stories at the Third Annual Survivor Art Show Friday, Oct. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Victory Center, 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B., Toledo.

All types and varieties of art expression will be included in the event. Many of the cancer survivor artists will be present to share the stories behind their artwork.

The cancer journey is a time of great emotional and mental stress, along with the physical hardships sometimes encountered with treatment, according to Penny McCloskey, program director. “Art expression is one of the ways that people cope with the extraordinary changes they have gone through in their lives. Since art expression is an individual process, the scope of the collection ranges from glass mosaic and cross stich, to collage and painting.”

The Victory Center hosts the Healthy Spirit Art Therapy program, held with the support of Key Bank and the Toledo Community Foundation, and led by local art therapist Areka Foster. Program participation is free for any local cancer survivor and is held twice a month.

Art show pieces may have been created during the Healthy Spirit Art Therapy program, or by individual survivors working independently at home.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 419-531-7600.

Fall on the Farm
From shelling corn, making corn husk dolls and decorating pumpkins to pressing cider, digging potatoes and making butter, Sauder Village’s Fall on the Farm offers a day of engaging activities designed to give guests a glimpse of life on the farm as it was many years ago.

Fall on the Farm, set for Oct. 11, is also Scout Day, which includes with free admission for Boy and Girl Scouts (scouts must be in uniform or present their Scout card).

In addition to the many hands-on activities, guests will also enjoy watching fall-themed demonstrations throughout the village, including making pumpkin leather, pumpkin soup and pumpkin “cakes” wrapped in corn husks. The annual Harvest Home Service will be held in the Village Church at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the bounty of the harvest.

Sauder Village is located at 22611 SR 2, Archbold. For more information, phone 1-800-590-9755, visit or like Sauder Village on Facebook.

“Pass It On”
”Pass It On – An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob” – the inspirational (and often hilarious) true story about the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous is coming to the Valentine Theatre Oct. 16 at the Valentine Theatre.

The dynamic two man show features nationally acclaimed veteran Broadway actors Gary Kimble and Will Stutts. Both of these actors’ lives have been impacted by alcoholism. Kimble has been sober for 17 years and Stutts struggled with close family and friends who suffered and died from alcoholism.

The special presentation comes to Toledo to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Open Door Ministry which has spent the last three decades providing a safe, transitional environment for men who are recovering and ready to stay sober.

A pre-show social will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and is followed by an in-theater Q & A with Kimble.

Tickets for both events are available through the Valentine Theatre box office, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo; by telephone at 419-242-2787; or online at

Pre-show social tickets are $25 each and are limited to the first 200 guests. “Pass It On” performance tickets are available at $20, $30 and $40 (plus processing fees).

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Open Door Ministry as well as the Aurora House, a housing and life skills program that empowers homeless women and their children to achieve self-sufficiency and independence by providing resources and skills in a supportive and safe environment.

World Series of Chili
The East Toledo Senior Activities Center will present “The World Series of Chili” Saturday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 11 p.m.

There’s no cost to enter, however all entrants must buy an event ticket, which is $7. Chili entries (at least 5 quarts) must be brought in a slow cooker to the center, 1001 White St., between 4:30 and 5 p.m. the night of the event. Celebrity judging will begin at 5:30 p.m. “People’s Choice” ballots will be accepted until 8 p.m.

Admission includes hot dogs, chili, chips, baked potato bar and dessert. Beer and soda available for purchase. Tickets available at the center or by calling 419-691-2254.

Trunk or Treat Car Show
A Halloween Trunk or Treat Car Show will be held Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m. at Frisch’s Big Boy, 2669 Woodville Rd., Northwood. Rain date is Oct. 12.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Decorated Car and Best Cruiser Costume. There will also be door prizes including gas cards and food gift cards. Cruisers will get a 20 percent food discount.

Music will be provided by Cruisin’ Zeake. Participants are also asked to bring bags of candy for kids for “trunk-or-treating.”

All proceeds raised will benefit Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Halloween benefit
A spaghetti dinner to benefit Reno Beach area resident James Wick, Sr., who is battling cancer, will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 646, 1074 Clarion, Holland.

In addition to the dinner, the fundraiser will include games and prizes for kids, a Halloween costume contest ($1 entry fee), music, a silent auction and 50/50 raffles.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and older. Kids under 5 may eat free. All proceeds will go toward medical bills. Donations are also being accepted for the James N. Wick Sr. Fundraiser at area Direction Credit Union branches.



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