A series of unfortunate events has postponed the return of Nancy's Home Cooking in Clintonville.

A series of unfortunate events has postponed the return of Nancy's Home Cooking in Clintonville.

Owner Sheila Davis Hahn said exhaust fans had to be redesigned, a family emergency took a contractor out of town for an extended period of time and several workers recently caught the flu.

The comfort-food restaurant, which closed June 1 when longtime owner Cindy King announced her retirement, was slated to reopen Sunday, Nov. 1.

"We're going to see what we can get done by Thanksgiving," said Hahn, one of several family members who inherited the restaurant.

She remains optimistic about the future of Nancy's, 3133 N. High St. "I'm very pleased with the progress we've made," she said.

In any event, popular cook Ed King will not return. The Lancaster resident, who's suffered for years from complications of diabetes and other health concerns, is hanging up his ladle.

"I think he has real mixed feelings about it," said his daughter, Tracy King-McCurry. "His customers were part of his family, but physically he's ready to retire."

Noodles & Company at Graceland Shopping Center, 5032 N. High St., will host a fundraiser for the drama department at Dominion Middle School from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.

Dominion will receive 25 percent of each sale from patrons who say they are with Dominion Middle School. The money will be used to bring local artists into the school.

The drama department also will host a movie night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. "Singin' in the Rain" will be shown along with movies created by DMS students.

The annual holiday show and sale of the Clintonville Arts Guild will be held at the Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St., Nov. 5-7.

"It's our big event for the year," said Paul Herbeck, past president of the guild who is serving for the first time as co-chair of the annual show and sale.

Working with him in putting together the event are Deb Baillieul and Cheryl Peters.

It's such a big event, Herbeck said, that planning began as far back as August.

"Little by little we've been trying to figure out how to get our applications out and who would be doing what," he said.

Hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5; noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.

The Clintonville Arts Guild, which was founded in 1975, doesn't make money off the show and sale, according to Herbeck. The members do, and 10 percent of sale proceeds benefit the Whetstone Community Center.

The holiday sale does serve as a showcase for the talents of guild members, in Herbeck's view.

"It really is," he said. "The neat thing about our guild is we've got all kinds of different artists working in all different medium."

Guild members will be selling original paintings, woodwork, jewelry, photography, fabric creations and art in paper and other natural materials.

Admission is free and there will be door prizes.