The season of costumes and candy is upon us and while it is adorable to see all the kids dressed up, fall doesn’t have to be just for them! There are so many options to celebrate autumn that we wanted to share a few going on in Northwest Ohio for all ages.
· Toledo Museum of Art Sugar skull decorating or decorative pumpkin glass blowing sound like fun? How about tapping into your inner spooky side while enjoying classic silent movies in the Peristyle? The original Phantom of the Opera (accompanied by the Peristyle’s original organ music) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are sure to complement the Halloween season. Flashlight Tours, Wine by the Glass Pavilion and Glass Blowing demonstrations are also on tap for the next couple of weeks at the Toledo Museum of Art and if you have never experienced the glass blowing demonstration you are missing out! Bookmark their website lineup so you don’t miss a thing! https://www.toledomuseum.org/visit/events
· The Toledo Zoo Zoomba at the Zoo, Aquarium tour and animal themed BINGO are all part of the fall lineup at the zoo besides the always popular Pumpkin Path for the littles. You can still enjoy your zoo the weeks leading up to the annul Lights Before Christmas – check out their fall calendar here: https://www.toledozoo.org/seniors
· Toledo Public Library Escape rooms, stage make up lessons, magic shows and pumpkin painting are all on tap for the tween group, but while they enjoy their time you can be learning how to brew kombucha or making Mexican Folk Art to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. The library has non-stop classes, programs and events continuing right on into the winter holidays. Also, if you have not yet seen the Main Library renovation you may want to set aside an afternoon and visit the stunning renovations. Keep this Fall Program Guide handy so you can reference what is going on at your neighborhood location https://toledolibrary.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/pdfs/Program-Guide-Fall-2019.pdf
· Your Neighborhood Trick or treating, trunk or treats and fall festivals are surely being promoted throughout your area, but what are some other ways to enjoy the season? Have you thought about calling your local preschool or nursing home to see if they need volunteers? Oftentimes, the fall parties or holiday feasts are a time when another pair of hands is needed to assist. Also, don’t forget about your first responders in the area. When you are making that homemade pumpkin bread consider doubling the batch and sharing with your local fire and police stations. Have a completely decked out home in the neighborhood, full of mums, gourds and ghouls? Drop a note and some cookies on their porch thanking them for the smile their effort gave you.
Living in the Midwest during the fall season is something to appreciate and embrace. The changing of leaves and the time-honored traditions it brings are even more enjoyable when you sprinkle in some new and entertaining activities and events. Enjoy the season and be sure to share with us what you are doing this fall!