Halloween parade planned
A Halloween parade will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the gazebo.
Each child will need to pick up a number to wear with their costume before entering the parade.
Following the parade each participant will be given a grab bag of goodies, sponsored by the American Legion and its Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion.
Random numbers will be draw to award prizes for those entered.
Toronto Band sets varsity show
The Toronto High School Marching Band will perform its annual varsity show at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the Toronto High School auditorium. The show will feature all of the songs and dances performed during the 2012 marching season. Prior to the show, the Toronto Band Parents will host a soup and sandwich dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Toronto High School cafeteria. A variety of hot sandwiches, homemade soups, and desserts will be available.
Events at Toronto Library Branch
Today - Story hour for 2-to-5-year-olds at 4 p.m.
Wednesday - Make and take craft session from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Activities at First Presbyterian
Sunday - Sunday School begins at 9:40 a.m., worship at 11 a.m.
Wednesday Choir practice at 7 p.m.
Thursday - Yarn ministry at 10 a.m.; Gleaners Meeting at noon; Bible Study at 6 p.m.
Nov. 4 - Communion will be celebrated during worship; the Deacons will meet following worship.
Bible study at Whispering Hills
A nondenominational Bible study meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday in the Whispering Hills apartment complex community room, 901 Bank St. All are welcome, and no collections are taken. Children's Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the community room. All children are welcome.
Activities at Riverview United
The church office is open from 8 a.m. until noon Mondays through Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-2210.
The Toronto Unit of the Salvation Army located in the Riverview Church is available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-4737.
Events at North River Avenue
Events at North River Avenue Christian Church include:
Sunday - A seminar on securing a new minister with Hoyt W. Allen Jr. will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Wednesday - Bible study will begin at 7 p.m.
Nov. 14 - The turkey harvest dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Soup and sandwiches will be served in the fellowship hall, and donations collected will benefit the His Hands Extended Food Pantry and Colegio Biblico, an international disaster relief organization.
Adult Bible study continues at 11 a.m. every Sunday. The church junior worship program continues at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday for ages 5 through fourth-graders in the downstairs worship area.
Nov. 25 - Members will decorate the church sanctuary for Christmas. Soup and sandwiches will be served.
Events at First United Methodist
Events at Toronto First United Methodist Church include:
Sunday - Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m.; the rise and shine contemporary service will begin at 8:30 a.m.; and the worship service begins at 10 :45 a.m. Teens With a Purpose will meet at 5:30 p.m. The monthly concert featuring Julian and Bonnie from Nashville will begin at 7 p.m.
Monday - Bible study begins at 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Bible study begins at 10 a.m. The Adventure Club meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday - The bell choir meets at 6 p.m.; and the choir at 7 p.m.
Thursday- TOPS will meet at 5:30 p.m. A visit to the Laurals of Steubenville will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Salvation Army prescription help
Those between ages 18-64 who have no prescription drug insurance can call (740) 537-2210 for assistance. A team of volunteers will help clients apply for low-cost or no-cost medications. The free program has been providing assistance since 2002 at the Riverview United Methodist Church, 105 N. River Ave. Assistance is provided on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The entrance to the church is handicap accessible.
Those age 65 or older and who have no prescription insurance are eligible for the program.
This is not a distribution center for medications, but a volunteer-based program that assists in filling out paperwork and sending in necessary applications to drug manufacturers. Once approved, clients begin receiving medications directly from companies in six to eight weeks.
Events at Toronto Bible Methodist
Sunday - Morning Sunday school, 10 a.m.; service, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; weekly Bible study, 5:30 p.m.