Lima Mall to host a howling good time Saturday


From staff reports



Registration for the Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, with the contest beginning at 6 p.m. at the Lima Mall. Registration is $10 and all proceeds will benefit All-Starr Pet Rescue.

Registration for the Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, with the contest beginning at 6 p.m. at the Lima Mall. Registration is $10 and all proceeds will benefit All-Starr Pet Rescue.


Photo submitted by Mary Leidel, of Lima

This dog decided to celebrate a bookish Halloween.

This dog decided to celebrate a bookish Halloween.


Photo submitted by Mary Leidel, of Lima

LIMA — The Lima Mall will host Flannel Fest, Howl-o-ween and Farmer Olympics activities from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday in the town center parking lot at 2400 Elida Road, Lima.

The all-things-fall event will feature seasonal activities such as ax-throwing, food trucks, a dog costume contest and Farmer Olympics.

Registration for the Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest starts at 5 p.m., with the contest beginning at 6 p.m. Registration is $10 and all proceeds will benefit All-Starr Pet Rescue.

Registration for the Farmer Olympics is at 6 p.m., with the contest beginning at 7 p.m. Teams of two, one male and one female, will compete in egg gathering, pumpkin chunkin’, milking and more.

More events around the region include:

The Ex-Bombers show: 9 p.m. Friday at Mulligan’s Bar, 702 W. North St., Lima. There will be no cover charge.

The Wild Women of Winedale: 7 p.m. Friday at Vantage Career Center, 818 N. Franklin Street, Van Wert. $15.

World War II Living History Weekend: 4-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Lauer Farm Park, 800 Roush Road, Lima. Admission is free.

Travel back in time on the restored 1940s Lauer Farm set during the Lorraine campaign (Battle of Metz, October) to 1944 to experience World War II. Battles on Saturday will commence at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Battles on Sunday will begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Interact with 150 to 200 living history re-enactors and watch as the Allied Forces battle the oppositional Axis Powers. Check out the Historic Lauer Farm Park Facebook page for more information.

On Saturday:

BBQ Chicken Car Show Fundraiser: noon to 4 p.m., parking lot at Allen County Children Services, 123 W. Spring St., Lima. $10 for half chicken dinner. Benefit Downtown Lima Inc.

Comedy Night: 9 p.m. Saturday at The Met, 306 N. Main St., Lima. Doors open at 8:45 p.m. Admission is $25.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Lima Fire Department invites you to enjoy a night of comedy. The MC for the night is comedian extraordinaire Jodi McDermitt. Jodi has most recently been seen at Wiley’s Comedy Club in Dayton and The Funny Bone in Columbus. Headlining the evening is professional comedian Sal Demilio, who can be described as Ray Romano meets Tony Soprano.

LACNIP fall clean-up: 10 a.m. Saturday at the LACNIP community garden, corner of South Collett and West Spring streets, Lima.

Coffee and pastries will be served before the event at 9:30 a.m. The event is open to anyone willing to work. Those who do come should wear old clothes and expect to be pulling roots and mulching the garden.

Lima Symphony: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima.

The Lima Symphony Orchestra opens its season with “Circumstance and Fate.”

Celebrate the return to the concert hall with an evening of powerful live performances featuring Vivian Fung’s Prayer, Poulenc’s Concerto for 2 Pianos, and Beethoven’s monumental Fifth Symphony — a true musical tribute to strength in the face of adversity and victory of the human spirit.

To purchase tickets, go to Lima Symphony (easy-ware-ticketing.com).

Trunk or Treat: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Savior’s Grace Ministries, 1017 Richie Ave., Lima. There will also be a raffle for a Thanksgiving basket. For more information contact Sis Lawanda Hall at 419-516-9288.

Trunk or Treat: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Rousculp Church of Christ, 890 Amherst Road, Cridersville. Hot dogs and chips will be served. The Perry Township Police and Fire Department will also be there.

On Sunday:

Museum lecture: 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima. Free.

The Allen County Museum welcomes Scott Trostel for a free lecture describing the construction of the first railroad that stretched across Allen County. The event will be held in the museum’s Changing Gallery.

Trostel will discuss the hardships that went along with the construction and the advantages of having a railroad at hand for year-round transportation. Please register by calling Donna Collins at 419-222-9426 no later than October 15, 2021.

Walk with Nature Fall Festival: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park, St. Marys.

The 52nd annual Walk with Nature Fall Festival features a hike along the Miami Erie Canal, live music and entertainment, Civil War re-enactors as well as a craft show and farmer’s market.

Registration for the Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, with the contest beginning at 6 p.m. at the Lima Mall. Registration is $10 and all proceeds will benefit All-Starr Pet Rescue.
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This dog decided to celebrate a bookish Halloween.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/10/web1_DogsPurpose.jpgThis dog decided to celebrate a bookish Halloween. Photo submitted by Mary Leidel, of Lima

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