AACORN, a Kalamazoo area nonprofit organization that provides skill building and therapeutic activities for adults with developmental disabilities is hosting its annual fall fundraising event and celebrating its new property purchase in an Oct. 11 event at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. The AACORN gala will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It will feature highlights of its work to give individuals who have aged out of the school system access to skill building, socialization and meaningful activities. The gala will also include a celebration of the organization’s purchase of a new property in Pavilion Township on 34th Street that will enable it to expand its programs, gardens and animal facilities. Plans for future facilities will be on display. Tickets for the AACORN Gala are $35 and can be purchased by visiting https://aacornfarmorg.presencehost.net/buy-tickets.html or calling 269-998-0101.