Hope for the Holidays Celebration ~ Kick Off for Annual Toy Drive
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 5:00 PM
Hope for the Holidays Celebration includes free sing-along concert Come sing in the holidays! A new, free family-friendly tradition to welcome the holidays and help local children begins Friday, November 17 in downtown Toledo. The public is invited to join the Hope for the Holidays Celebration featuring choirs singing beautiful holiday music in front of a new 65-foot tall Christmas tree at Promenade Park. Sing your favorite carols along with the Woodward High School choir at 7:00pm and the Masterworks Chorale at 7:15pm. Lyric sheets will be handed out so those attending will know all the words to the music provided. You’re invited to join Santa Claus before the concert. The jolly old elf will be on hand from 5:00pm until 7:30pm at a decorated tent to meet and talk with children and he will give out free candy canes. Food is available for purchase from food truck vendors who will line Summit Street next to the park also from 5:00pm until 7:30pm. The new tree at Promenade Park provided by ProMedica will be lit with 100-thousand lights as will 200-thousand lights at nearby Hensville and St. Clair Street. The 7:00pm concert will be televised live by 13abc during a “Hope for the Holidays Celebration” special. In addition, 13abc will anchor the evening news live from Promenade Park and Hensville at 5:00pm and 6:00pm to kick off the annual Hope for the Holidays toy drive. The public is invited to bring toys to the event that will be collected by the Salvation Army and members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Tents and warming stations will be provided in case the weather is chilly. Imagination Station will provide live demonstrations during the event. Food trucks will include Rosie’s Rolling Chef, Jeanies Comfort Cuisine and The Displaced Chef. 13abc’s Hope for the Holidays campaign begins on Friday, November 17 and continues through December 15. More than 113,000 toys have been donated to local children since it began in 2011. The campaign benefits the Salvation Army and U.S. Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” program. The Salvation Army is the coordinating agency for distribution of toys to area children. Last year, more than 25,000 toys were collected. Hope for the Holidays partners include Vito’s Pizza; Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer; Arnolds Home Improvement and Dave White Chevrolet and Acura and Jim White Toyota. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted during the campaign at various locations listed at 13abc.com. On Friday, December 8, the annual “Hope for the Holidays Drive Through Bash” will be held all day at three locations in Northwest Ohio. 13abc will broadcast from all three venues all day beginning at 5:00am through 6:30pm. Those wishing to donate toys can drive through 13abc’s parking lot and receive a free piece of pizza and be entertained by choirs, bands, mascots and more. Additional locations will be in Bowling Green and Findlay. Details will be announced later.
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Springfield High School Auditorium 1470 S. McCord Road, Holland, OH 43528
The Springfield High School Blue Devil Drama Club is pleased to announce their production of Charlotte’s Web. The play will be performed on November 17, 18, 19th in the High School Auditorium. The Friday and Saturday night curtain will be at 7:oopm. Saturday afternoon and Sunday curtain is at 3:00pm. The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship. Go to www.BlueDevilDrama.com for more information or to purchase your tickets early. Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour before show time. Tickets are $10 adults/ $8 students and seniors/ Premium seating $12/ Reserved seating. ###
Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH
Maumee Valley’s Drama department will present four performances of the musical Big Fish, at their Millennium Theater, Thursday, November 16, Friday, November 17, and Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm. The closing performance is Sunday, November 19 at 12:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for students (any age) and $12 for adults. Presale tickets are available starting November 1 at 8:00 am at mvcds.ticketleap.com. Tickets will also be on sale one hour before each performance. The box office opens one hour before curtain and the house opens one half hour before curtain.
With a cast of 22 and a hard working crew of 12, Big Fish is a story about stories. Edward Bloom (Henry Thomas) is a charismatic salesman and devoted husband loved by all, except his adult son, Will (Alex Evans). Edward's gift for storytelling has alienated his son, who seeks the truth of his father's past. With Edward facing his own mortality and Will facing fatherhood, the time to reconcile and understand the truths and myths of their relationship is limited.
The Millennium Theater is located on the campus of Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd, Toledo, Oh, 43614.
Come join SeaGate Food Bank in the 20th Annual Stuff the Truck event sponsored by WRQN 93.5 FM at the Walt Churchill’s Markets in Maumee and Perrysburg!!! Help us pay it forward to our neighbors in need by “stuffing the truck” with turkeys, stuffing, canned veggies, and even cranberries. We will have our trucks at both locations to carry all the Thanksgiving cheer from 6am until 6pm on November 17th, 2017. If you or a group would like to volunteer for this event please contact Cheri at 419-244-6996 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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