•Georgette's Art Showcase, 311 Conant St., will feature the work of the Sunshine staff on display and for sale through this month. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Georgette's is open on the first Friday of the month until 9 p.m. For more details: georgettes.org.
•Maumee High School spaghetti dinner in the school cafeteria, 1147 Saco St., from 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30. Cost: $6 for adults and $4 for seniors, students, and children.
•Maumee Elks fund-raiser for Steve Beck at 139 West Wayne St. at Allen St., from 4-11 p.m. on Oct. 31. Raffles, silent auction, door prizes, and costumes optional (prizes for best dressed). Cost: $5 includes dinner. Details: Tom Machoukas 419-367-5814 or stevebeck.tk.
•Eighth annual Miss Maumee Valley, Miss All-American City and Miss Fallen Timbers scholarship program will be Oct. 31 at the Maumee High School Performing Arts Center. The pageant will select three young women (ages 17-23) who will compete at the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant in June, 2010, as well as three teen contestants (ages 13-16) who will compete for the title of Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen in June 2010. Information: 419-875-9813.
•CSI (Christian Seniors Interacting), sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg at Abundant Life #2, 200 Zoar Drive, meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To register, call Phyllis Morton at 419-872-0846 by the Sunday prior to the meeting dates.
•Fourth annual Sweet Success Gala, a fund-raiser for Diabetes Youth Services, will be from 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 6 at Carranor Hunt & Polo Club, 502 E. Second St. The event will feature gourmet grazing stations, a cash bar, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $75 from 419-887-8739 or online at dys4kids.org.
•Moon Over Buffalo will be staged at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 by the Perrysburg High School theater department at the school, 13385 Roachton Rd. General admission tickets are $10 and will be available at the box office one hour before the performance.
•577 Foundation, 577 East Front Street will hold a class on evaluating this past gardening season from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8. The class will be taught by 577 Foundation horticulturalist Vicki Gallagher. This fee is $5 per person and registration is required beforehand from 419-874-4174 or 577foundation.org.
•Owens Community College will present "Golden Age" movies, with a screening of the silent-era film classic It's the Old Army Game at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Studio Theatre on campus, 30335 Oregon Rd. Noted pianist Michael Peslikis will provide musical accompaniment to the 1926 film, and author Jan Wahl will provide first-hand personal accounts of movie star luminaries Louise Brooks, Lillian Gish, Jackie Coogan, Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, and Mae West. Mr. Wahl plans a book-signing and open discussion about his recently released literary work, Dear Stinkpot: Letters From Louise Brooks in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Information: 567-661-2721.
•Miniature War Gaming Day, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Fort Meigs, 29100 West River Rd. Vendors and experts from the Great Lakes Historical Miniatures Gaming Society will be on hand. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students and Ohio Historical Society members; children under 5 are free. For additional information: 419-874-4121.
•Thanksgiving Day Feast will be offered for free at 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at Zoar Lutheran Church. All are welcome. A basket for free-will offerings will be provided. Reservations can be made by calling 419-874-4346.
•Halloween night will be held Oct. 31 at the McComb Fire Station. Scheduled events include a pie contest and a pumpkin-carving contest. Pies need to be brought to the station between 10-11:30 a.m. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. Pumpkins need to be brought to the station between 5-5:30 p.m. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. Trick-or-treating will be from 6-7 p.m. followed by hayrides from 7-9 p.m. A parade will be at 7:30. Information: 419-293-2508.
•Women of All Saints Lutheran Church are sponsoring the seventh annual quilt show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 at the church, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd. A light lunch will be available. Details: 419-865-7701.
•Arts and craft show will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31 at Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave. A pancake breakfast will be from 8-11:30 a.m. at the school, with music performances from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 419-671-2000.
•Boy Scout Troop 252 will serve a spaghetti dinner from noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Cost: adults, $7; children 5-12, $3, and children under 4 are free. Details: 419-377-6931.
•An organ concert and hymn festival will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. Michael Burkhart will perform works by Bach, Franck, Preston, and Vierne. A free-will donation will be taken. Refreshments follow. Information: 419-243-8189.
•Ecumenical bereavement support group will meet from 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Susie Waible-Rose, with the bereavement team from St. Rose Parish, will speak on, "Remembering & Reaching Out." Information: 419-724-4675.
•The Whitehouse Library will host its Fall Tea from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 1 at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, Dutch and Finzel roads. Featured will be Mark Harris, director of marketing for Goodwill Industries of northwest Ohio. Tickets are $10 from the library or by calling 419-877-0287 or 419-877-2900.
•DivorceCare, a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at 8353 Monclova Rd. Information: Kathy, 419-261-8363.
•True Meaning of Christmas event seeks crafters and offers table rentals for the festivity, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd. The event benefits the Salvation Army. Details: 419-537-7657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Kitchen of Hope offers a free, hot dinner the last Friday of each month at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Reservations: 419-874-4346.
•Great Food for All: Faith Lutheran Church, 2440 South Ave; $60-$70 of food for $30. Other box orders available. Call 419-385-7459.
•Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden will host classes in advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Call 419-841-8153.
•American Legion Post 335, Friday noon lunches and speaker at the post, 235 14th St.
•Czech Dancers Polka Club holds dances from noon to 6 p.m. and dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Sundays at the Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109 in Seward, Fulton County, about once a month. Details: polkadancers.com or 419-644-4271.
•Greater Toledo Republican Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at Wernert's Corners Civic Association Building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Call 419-476-3884.
•Lake Erie British Car Club dinner meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a meeting. Call: 419-878-2041.
•Central Catholic High School's fall play, High School (Non)-Musical, in the school's front gymnasium, 2550 Cherry St., at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, and 3 p.m. on Nov. 1. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door only. Details: 419-255-2280.
•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Bob Evans Restaurant, 6420 Kit Lane, Maumee. RC, sail, and static-boat runs from 1-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. Call 419-472-1331.
•A Halloween party will begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Event Center, 23 North Summit St. Hosts are Work Play LIve Toledo, the Toledo Ski Club, FYP, and Toledo Sport and Social Club. A DJ will provide music with appetizers and desserts provided. A cash bar will be available. Costume contests. Information, wpltoledo.blogspot.com.
•Toledo's annual Holiday Parade, in its 22nd year and with the theme "Up, Up, Hurray," will step off at 11 a.m. Nov. 28 downtown. Breakfast with Santa, a sweepstakes, will entertain winning families at the Imagination Station the morning of the parade. Kris Kringle Village, a two-day attraction at the Erie Street Market Nov. 28 and 29, will feature youth activities, entertainment, holiday vendors, horse-drawn carriage rides, reindeer and more. These events are sponsored by a partnership involving The Blade, Buckeye Cablesystem, the Taylor Automotive Group, and other prospective sponsors. With the addition of Kris Kringle Village, additional sponsors and more than 300 volunteers are needed this year. Interested parties wishing to sponsor bands and units in the parade, or to participate as a volunteer, should contact the parade hot line at 419-724-6357, e-mail parade organizers at email@example.com or visit toledoblade.com/parade. Businesses interested should contact Mike Mori at The Blade, 419-724-6380.
•34th annual Miss Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss Ohio and Miss America scholarship pageants, will be Nov. 14 in the Defiance Community Auditorium. The pageant committee is seeking female contestants between the ages of 17 and 24, who are single, never been married or pregnant, and live, work or go to school in Ohio. The areas of competition are talent, interview, swimsuit, and evening wear. There are no entry fees. The program is affiliated with the Children's Miracle Network, and each contestant will be asked to obtain sponsors to contribute a combined $100 to the Children's Miracle Network. Information: Shirley LeMaster, entries chairman, 419-782-9693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•DC4K, a program for children ages 5-12 of families experiencing divorce and separation, and DivorceCare, a program for adults experiencing divorce and/or separation, will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Dec. 8 at 18029 County Road C, Wauseon, Ohio. Information and to register: 419-337-4776.
•English language classes for those who speak other languages are held throughout the Toledo area at a choice of times and locations. Call 419-824-8539.
•Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at Common Space Library, 1700 Reynolds Rd., Toledo, at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Call 419-535-1064.
•Holey Toledo Knitters Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. Call 419-537-9325.
•Photo Arts Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Details: 419-536-8422 or toledophotoartsclub.com.36.8574 -83.24729