t Teen Read Week joke contest, for grades 6-12, Oct. 15-20 at Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave. Submit a joke to the information desk for a chance to win a prize.
t The Ghoul's Gathering by the Waterville Chamber of Commerce, 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 20 at the American Legion Hall at 9610 Providence St. Dancing to the Harley Packer Band, Halloween costume contest, with prizes. Tickets, $15 per person or $25 per gouple. Purchase tickets at the chamber office by Oct. 17. Call 419-878-5188.
t American Legion soup and pie suppers, 4:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, October through April, at the post home, 210 Mechanic St. Cost, $5.
t Pythian luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at Pythian Hall, 6761 Providence St. Chicken and biscuits lunch with dessert, $5. Open to the public.
t Annual Chili Cook Off by the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Whitehouse Fire Department, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the fire house. Fire safety and fire fighting equipment will be on display for children.
t Code 3 breakfast buffet of pancakes, sausage,and scrambled eggs, all you can eat, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at Whitehouse fire department, 10550 Waterville St. Adult $5, senior $4, child $3. Free for ages 3 and under. Carry-out orders: 419-877-0363.
t Past Commanders chicken barbecue, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at American Legion Post 384, located at 6910 Providence St. Cost, $6.50 per person for a half chicken dinner. Flag disposal at 2 p.m.
t Wood County Parks sale of bulbs, bird seed, and bird houses, a fund-raiser for the parks greenhouse project. Order forms due Oct. 12, and pick-up is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the parks' headquarters, 18729 Mercer Rd. For additional information, please call 1-800-321-1897.
t Wood County Driving Day, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Pick up a Wood County Driving Tour CD at Wood County Historical Center in Bowling Green and drive to Zimmerman School open house, Grand Rapids Apple Butter Festival, North Baltimore Historical Society open house, refreshments at the Pember-Furry House and Beeker's General Store in Pemberville, Historic Cooking Demonstrations at Ft. Meigs, and special guest, Frank North, son of painter Earl North, will talk about how his father gathered inspiration from Northwest Ohio. Raffle of a 1955 Earl North painting. Earl North paintings currently on display at the museum during October. (Volunteers needed).
t Friends of Wood County Parks fall meeting and light lunch, Oct. 21 at the Knight Nature Center, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Program on the parks' animals by a Wood County naturalist. Reservations: 419-353-1897.
t Build a Scarecrow, program for adults and families, 10 to
11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at Carter-Loomis Farm Park. Make a scarecrow for the Folklore and Funfest competition on Oct. 20. To register, visit www.wcparks.org.
t Weekly Ghost Tours, 7 to 8 p.m. every Friday in October at Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Tours also offered 1 to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27. Reservations required; call 419-352-0967, ext. 104. Halloween Folklore and Funfest, 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the center, with ghost tours from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Family-oriented evening of haunted museum tours, Boo-ville kid games and crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, and Monster Theatre. Try pressing apple cider or listen to haunted storytelling. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Treats provided to visitors. (Volunteers needed). Sign up for guided Museum Ghost Tours on the front lawn. The last tour will leave at 9:30 p.m.
t Pumpkin Train rides on the Findlay and Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc., from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 21 or until the pumpkins are gone. Passengers ride the quarter-scale train to a pumpkin patch where children can choose their pumpkins and transport them by train back to the passenger station, 11600 County Rd. 99, northeast corner of I-75 exit 161. Train tickets are $1 per passenger; pumpkins are an additional charge. Information: www.nworrp.org or 419-423-2995.
t University of Findlay's Theatre Program, annual high school workshop Nov. 3. Open to Ohio high school students, it will feature workshops as well as performances of the university's upcoming productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Brighton Beach Memoirs. Registration due by mail by Oct. 15 or by phone by Oct. 17. Fee is $2. Lunch available for $6. To register, contact Peggy Gartner at 419-434-4531. A special teachers-only luncheon will be held this year as well, which will include two simultaneous symposiums on technical theatre and on acting and directing.
t University of Findlay Symphonic Band rehearsal, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29, in the Egner Fine Arts Center. Community members are welcome. No audition required. Band will meet each Monday to prepare for a Christmas concert, slated for 3 p.m. Dec. 2. Some instruments are available for loan. To sign up to play, contact Jack Taylor, director of bands, at 419-434-4573 or e-mail email@example.com.
t Old West End Association, architectural scavenger hunt, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Meet at Mansion View at 2 p.m., 2035 Collingwood Blvd. Refreshments and prizes from 4 to 5 p.m. Cost, $5 per person and teams of 2 or 4. 419-246-9333.
t Anime Club for grades 5-12 will meet 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and Nov. 29, Main Library Sky Bank meeting room, 325 Michigan St.
t Academy Brass Quintet concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valleyview Drive. Classical, pop, blues, and ragtime selections. Free.
t Voiture 141 Nurses Training roast beef dinner, from 2 to
5 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Chateau, 2232 Airport Hwy. Adult $7.50, child $3.50. Proceeds go towards scholarship for sponsored nurse. Voiture 141 Sunday breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 21 at $5 for pancakes, French toast, or waffles with eggs and sausage, and beverage. Open to the public.
t El Corazon de Mexico folkloric dance group is scheduled to perform 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Drive.
t St. Hyacinth Parish feather party, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 in the school hall at 728 Parkside Blvd. Kielbasa and golabki dinner, $8. Cake booth, bingo starting at noon, cash raffles. School hall is handicapped accessible.
t Fall Fest for grades K-5, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. Spooky stories, fall crafts, refreshments. Register.
t ''The Fall Skies over Toledo," Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, Univesity of Toledo, Bancroft Street, 7:30 p.m. Fridays from Oct. 19-26. Observing offered at the Brooks Observatory after all evening programs, weather permitting. "The Moon Witch" children's program, 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27. All programs cost $5 for adults, and $4 for seniors and children ages 3 and older. Information: 419-530-2650 weekdays, or the 24-hour hotline at 419-530-4037.