Activities/Events of interest

The City of Toledo Division of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry present Pumpkin-A-Rama at the Liz Pierson Open Air Shelter in Ottawa Park (2200 Kenwood Blvd). The event takes place this Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will feature horse drawn carriage rides, balloon animals, a DJ, pumpkins and more. For more information, please call 419-936-2877.

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The Toledo Zoo’s Halloween happenings, Pumpkin Path and Little Boo at the Zoo, are coming your way with all the chilling thrills your family loves. Little Boo at the Zoo runs Thursday and Friday, October 23-24, while Pumpkin Path runs Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26. Little Boo offers the fun of Pumpkin Path on a smaller scale that’s perfect for preschool poltergeists. You’ll encounter trick-or-treating, a bounce house and more, sure to delight — without the fright. Details are at toledozoo.org/boo. For Toledo Zoo members, one-day admission tickets to Pumpkin Path or Little Boo are $7 for children (and for adults who trick-or-treat at Pumpkin Path). Tickets for non-members are $12 for adults and children and $9 for seniors.

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The Walk to End Veterans Homelessness will be October 24 in downtown Toledo. Follow this link to register for the event.  The goal  is simply to help house as many veterans as we can, as fast as we can. Your support walking, sponsoring or donating will help us do just that.

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Women’s Initiative of United Way, an affinity group of United Way of Greater Toledo, will host its annual fundraising event, “A Night of Inspiration,” featuring Valorie Burton. Burton is an award winning author and life coach, who has made appearances on The Today Show, the Dr. Oz Show, and CNN, and has written for Oprah Magazine. She will speak on how to “Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable.”  www.valorieburton.com. The event will be October 23. For more information follow this link.  All proceeds from the event will benefit Imagination Library, a program of Women’s Initiative of United Way which mails high quality, age-appropriate books directly to the homes of children living in eight Lucas County zip codes, each month, from birth until their fifth birthday.

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The Anne Grady Center Enchanted Evening will be Sunday, November 2, 4:30 p.m. at Parkway Place, 2592 Parkway Plaza, in Maumee. All proceeds will be going toward a new four-bedroom waiver residential home for adults. Read the flyer at this link.  For reservations call 419-866-6500 ext. 274.