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Reported October Events

By La Prensa Staff

Families will have an opportunity to meet some of their favorite public media characters at Be My Neighbor Day, to be held at Walbridge Park on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WGTE Public Media is bringing in Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, and Abracadabra mascots to help teach young children the importance of being a caring neighbor.

Children and parents alike will have the opportunity to make cards and crafts for seniors and veterans, and assemble a First Aid Kit to take home, along with other activities. The event also will be a collection of diapers, baby wipes and diaper cream to benefit Mom's House, according to executive director Christina Rodríguez.

Children and families are invited to participate in the fifth annual Lucas County Children Services Trunk or Treat, to be held Saturday, Oct. 26, 12 to 2 p.m. at the site of the former Libbey High School, 1250 Western Ave. The free, LCCS-sponsored event brings together community volunteers and sponsors to offer a safe, daytime trick-or-treating opportunity for client families, as well as those in the surrounding neighborhoods.

There will be more than 100 trunks and games, as well as an activity village, free take-home   pumpkins, and plenty of community resource information. Free candy, toothbrushes, books, and other family-friendly items will be given away during the event. Children are encouraged to dress in costumes. An estimated 2,500 children are expected to attend the event.

An Old South End Fall Festival is being planned by Nuestra Gente Community Projects Inc., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 4 to 10 p.m., at 1411 Broadway St., the same location where the Barrio Latino Arts Festival is held each summer.

The following day, Sunday, Oct. 27, The Believe Center, One Aurora González Dr., will host its annual Hallo-Trails event, 2 to 5 p.m. The free indoor trails will be operated every hour. Kids are encouraged to dress in costumes to collect free candy.

The Pub, 912 Monroe St., in downtown Toledo is hosting an event with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Spanish American Organization (SAO) and its holiday basket and scholarship efforts. Tickets are $20 to the Friday, Nov. 1 fundraiser, which begins at 5 p.m.  Hostess Andrea Sevilla has planned mariachi music from Jacob Estrada, the James Serta dance troupe, face painting, an altar commemorating the deceased, a tequila tasting bar, along with a taco bar and other Mexican fare.

Lourdes University will host its Día de los Muertos celebration on Friday, Nov. 1, beginning at 6:00p.m. at its Franciscan Center in Sylvania, Ohio. The event is free and open to the public; donations, however, are accepted to benefit the dance group, El Corazón de México. Preguntas? 419-283-1628.

The Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center (SQACC) will host its Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, Nov. 2, 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person, $90 per couple. There will be 25 altars this year, put together by a number of community groups. All will be on display in the José Martínez Memorial Galería across the street, 1224 Broadway St., Toledo.



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