Community calendar includes Halloween events, Beggars’ Night dates


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mechanicsburg High School, 80 High St.

Ghosts & Goblins-Literature to Scare and Delight: 4:30 p.m. “Mysterious Medicine” at Mac-O-Chee Castle. For more information, including the fee, or reservations, visit www.piattcastles.org or call Margaret Piatt at 937-844-3902.

Mechanicsburg Public Library’s Halloween party: Come and explore the world of Harry Potter at 4:30 p.m. Costumes are optional

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: 7:30 p.m., The Gloria Theatre, downtown Urbana. $6 admission. All patrons who dress in a costume will receive free popcorn. ​All proceeds go toward The Gloria’s ongoing renovation project.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

St. Paris Trick or Treat: 6 to 8 p.m. (From 4 to 6 p.m. a fall festival with events for children will be held at the municipal building, 135 W. Main St.)

District 127 Youth Center: Costume Party, 6 p.m., St. Paris Public Library, for grades 5th-12th

Scrap Tire Collection: 9 a.m.-noon, Champaign County Fairgrounds. Use Park Ave. entrance. Sponsored by county Health District (937-484-1606) for county residents only. 10-tire limit. No ag, semi or rimmed tires.

Champaign County Animal Welfare League: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grand Opening and noon-4 p.m. Fall Adoption Event at the shelter, 3858 state Route 56. Free family activities. Tour facilities, explore grounds. View petting zoo area.

Trunk or Treat: 5:30-7 p.m., Urbana United Methodist Church’s West Church St. parking lot, across from church, which is hosting event. Candy available from decorated vehicles; magic show; Touch A Truck (farm and emergency vehicles).

Ghosts & Goblins-Literature to Scare and Delight: 4:30 p.m. “Mysterious Medicine” at Mac-O-Chee Castle. For more information, including the fee, or reservations, visit www.piattcastles.org or call Margaret Piatt at 937-844-3902.

Buckeye Bash at the Gloria Theatre: 3:30 p.m., ​Ohio State vs. Penn State

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., The Gloria Theatre, downtown Urbana. $6 admission. All patrons who dress in a costume will receive free popcorn. ​All proceeds go toward The Gloria’s ongoing renovation project.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

Mechanicsburg Meet the Candidates Night: 7 p.m., Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church. Candidates for Mechanicsburg village, Goshen Township and Mechanicsburg school board seats invited to speak to the public.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

North Lewisburg Beggars Night: 6-8 p.m.

Mechanicsburg Beggars Night: 6-8 p.m.

Urbana Beggars Night: 6-8 p.m.

Woodstock Beggars Night: 5-7 p.m.

Toddler Storytime: 10 a.m., St. Paris Public Library, for children crawling through 2 years old

Mercy Health’s Mobile Mammography vehicle: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spring Meadows Care Center, 1649 Park Rd., Woodstock. To schedule apptment. or for more info: 937-523-9332 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Check with insurance provider. Free for those who qualify.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m., St. Paris Public Library, for children 3 years old through kindergarten

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Tri-County Corrections Commission: 2 p.m., Tri-County Regional Jail, Mechanicsburg

Finance Committee of the Mechanicsburg Public Library: 8 a.m. in the meeting room of the library.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Graham High School Marching Band Varsity Show (indoors): 7 p.m. at Graham Middle School

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Johnson St. Paris Joint Fire District community blood drive: 8 a.m. to noon in the training room, 403 West Main St., St. Paris

Concord Cloverleaf Square Dance: 8-10 p.m., Concord Community Center, 3263 N. state Route 560. Guests welcome. Intro to Modern Square Dancing for those interested. For more info: 937-471-7413.

An Evening with Cedar Bog: 6 p.m., Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, Woodburn Road. Email cedarbog@ctcn.net for details or visit cedarbognp.org.

Low-cost Micro-chip/Vaccination Clinic: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Champaign County Animal Welfare League, 3856 state Route 56. Heart-worm testing available.

Champaign County Preservation Alliance Loft Tour: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Urbana. Pre-sale $12 tickets available at downtown Urbana banks and Chamber of Commerce. Use tickets to obtain Tour Guide at Gloria Theatre day of event. Tickets are $15 at Gloria day of event.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

County Budget Commission: 11 a.m., county auditor’s office, county Community Center, South Main St., Urbana

Union Twp. meeting postponed to Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Election Day: polls open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Election Day Meal: 4-7 p.m., Westville United Methodist Church. Carryout, bake sale available. The church’s traditional Election Day Oyster Meal. A la carte menu includes fried oysters, escalloped chicken, veggie, salads, homemade desserts.

Toddler Storytime: 10 a.m., St. Paris Public Library, for children crawling through 2 years old

Knitting: 2-5 p.m., St. Paris Public Library. All ages welcome.

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