Except where indicated, all area codes are 419.
Ballet Theatre of Toledo: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 State Route 118 S., Van Wert; 238-6722; The Nutcracker: Sat., 2 and 7:30.
Owens Dance Showcase: Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg; 567-661-7081; ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern: Fri., 7.
Ballroom, Big Band, Polka, Country, Latin, and Salsa
Dine and Dance: Hungry I Restaurant, 6060 Renaissance Place; 517-5570; Fri., 9.
Paramount Elite: Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.; 1-888-891-0707; Big Band Dance Parties: Jeff McDonald's Swingmania Orchestra: Fri., 7-11.
Diehn American Legion Post 468: 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania; 724-2586; Dance party: Wed., 7-10.
Paulette's Studio of Dance: 4853 Monroe St.; 654-3262; tonight: Latin, 7:30; Wed.: Argentine Tango, 7:30; Fri.: ballroom, 7.
I.M.A Polka Dance: Conn-Weissenberger Hall, 2020 W. Alexis Rd.; 345-5928; Christmas Dinner Dance: Squeezebox: Sun., dinner 2; dance, 3-7.
Young at Heart Dance: VFW Post 606, 3005 W. Laskey Rd.; Sneekers: Sat., 7-10:30.
Alfredo's Studio of Dance: 5224 Renwyck Dr.; 536-3243; Fri., 8:30; Wed.; technique group class: 7.
Ballroom Company: 2319 S. Detroit, Maumee; 893-1850; Fri.; beginner swing lessons: 8; dance: 9-11.
Northwest Ohio Dance Club: Toledo Yacht Club, 3900 N. Summit St.; 376-6071; Sat.: lessons, 7; dance, 8-11.
Bowman Dance Club: Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave.; 255-0792; Wed., 1-3:30.
Toledo Holiday Expo: SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4.
Greg Freres, Pinball Artist and Dennis Nordman, Pinball Designer: Dr. Scott's Pinball Store, 1374 Conant St., Maumee; limited edition pinball creation "Whoa Nellie": Sat., noon-5.
Craft and Gift Show: Arbors of Sylvania, 7120 Port Sylvania Dr., Sylvania; 902-4225; Thu., 2:30-4:30.
Crafting for Charity Craft Show: O-I Plaza Two, One Michael Owens Way, Perrysburg; 574-1420; Fri., 7:30 a.m.-3.
St. Clair Holiday Bazaar: Downtown Toledo's Warehouse District, St. Clair St.; Fri., 6-10; Sat., 11 a.m.-3.
Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale: Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd., Oregon; 698-7078; Fri., 11 a.m.-2.
Holiday Trunk Show: Toledo Bar Association Auxiliary at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2.
Make-A-Wish Holiday Craft Show: Lucas County Recreation Center, Rec Room, 2901 Key St., Maumee; Sat., 10 a.m.-4.
Christmas Arts and Crafts: Whitehouse Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., Whitehouse; 877-5383; Live music, St. Nicholas, art, and more: Sat., 2-8.
Holiday Bazaar/Craft Show: St. Jerome Church, 300 Warner St., Walbridge; Sat., 9 a.m.-4.
Craft Show: Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 4560 Glendale Ave.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3.
Christmas Craft Show: St. Clement Rosary-Altar Society, St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4:30.
Colonial Christmas Craft Show: the Historical Society of Bedford at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, corner of Jackman and Sterns roads, Temperance, Mich.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3.
Holiday Bazaar: First Unitarian Church of Toledo, 3205 Glendale Ave.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3; Sun., noon-3.
Craft and Gift Show: Premier Catering, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4.
Stargazing and Planetarium Programs
Toledo Astronomical Association: University of Toledo McMaster Hall, Fourth Floor Classroom, 2801 W. Bancroft St.; 535-8775; presentation by Bradley Rush, "A study of Possible Pre-Main Sequence Stars in the Magellanic Clouds": Fri., 7:30.
Lourdes College's Appold Planetarium: 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Reservations: 517-8897; The Alien that Stole Christmas: Fri., 7:30; Sat., 1; the Mystery of the Christmas Star investigates possible dates for the birth of Christ and looks at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this time frame: Sat., 7:30.
University of Michigan Exhibit Museum Planetarium: 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0478; Show: Natural Selection: Darwin's Mystery of Mysteries; Sat., 2:30.
Pancake and Sausage Breakfast with Eggs Strata: Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd., Maumee; 893-2008; Sat., 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet: SAL American Legion Post 265, 1105 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon; Sat., 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Lunch or Dinner: Bowling Green Eagles, 1163 N. Main St., Bowling Green; 353-7176; Mon.-Sat., lunch 11 a.m-2; dinner 5-8.
Lunch or Dinner: Eagle Cafe, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee; 893-3952; Mon.-Fri.: lunch 11 a.m.-2; Mon.-Thu.: dinner 5-8.
Chili Cook-Off: Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc., 11600 County Rd. 99, Findlay; 721-1175; Sat., 4-8.
Steak Fry: American Legion Post 384, 6910 Providence St., Whitehouse; Sat., 5-8.
Fish Fries: Holland American Legion: 1074 Clarion Ave., Holland; 865-8511; Fri., 4:30-7:30. Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587: 2020 W. Alexis Rd.; Fri., 5-7. Maumee Eagles: 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee; Fri., 5-8.
Tours de Noel: Robinwood Ave., Collingwood Blvd., and 23rd St.; the Lockwood/Glowacki Home, the Pratt/Bennett Home, the Banting/Hartford Home, First Congregational Church, Mansion View Inn, and the Park lane Luxury Apartments: Sun., noon-7.
Lights Before Christmas: The Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way; 385-4040; Hours: Mon.-Thu., 5-8; Fri.-Sun., 5-9.
Holiday Fun: the Town Center at Levis Commons, Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg; 931-8888; Carriage rides: Fri.-Sat., 6-9; Snow Globe Live: Fri., Sat., 6-8; Santa: Fri., 5-9, Sat., 3-7, Sun., 1-5.
Heralding the Holidays: Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr.; 536-5566; Fri., 5-9; Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.-9.
Holiday Happenings!: Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way; 244-2674; Kris Kringle Village, Gingerbread Village: through Jan. 2.
Holiday Tree Lighting: Holland/Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Village of Holland, Lodge and Strawberry Acres, McCord and Angola roads, Holland; Thu., 6:45.
Scenes of the Nativity: Waterville United Methodist Church, Fireside Room, 102 N. Fifth St., Waterville; Sat., 10 a.m.-4; Sun., 2-6:30.
Christmas 3D Winter Wonderland Walk-Thru: Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd., Sandusky; 626-4467; daily, opens at noon.
Santa at Westfield Franklin Park: Level 1 in Macy's Wing, 5001 Monroe St.; 473-3317; daily, 10 a.m.-9; Sun., 11 a.m.-6
Red Nose Family Sing-Along: Mayberry Square across from Centennial Terrace at Centennial and Erie roads, Sylvania; Live entertainment, Santa, and more: Sun., 4-7.
Holiday Hats off to Waterville Celebration: Downtown Waterville; 441-0025; Santa, carriage rides, ice sculptures, scavenger hunt, and more: Sat., begins 8 a.m., community sing along at Clock Tower, 1.
International Tea and Gingerbread Party: Hilton Harden Inn at Levis Commons, Perrysburg; 878-8548; Sat., session 1, noon-2; session 2, 2-4.
Holiday Happenings: Sylvania Historical Village, Main St., downtown Sylvania; carriage rides, Santa, and more: Sat., 4:30-7:30; Santa arrives at 4:45.
Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration: Portage District Fire Department, 242 W. Water St., Oak Harbor; 898-0479; Sat., begins 4:15; activities 5-7.
Christmas tree Giveaway: Mayfair-Plymouth Christian Congregational church, 5253 Bennett Rd.; 476-7093; free Christmas trees and food baskets while supplies last: Sat., beginning at 9 a.m.
"Christmas at the Monclova Community Center": 8115 Monclova Rd., Maumee; 861-1336; Sat., 9 a.m.-3.
Tiffin Holiday House Tour: Tiffin, O.; 618-0698 or 448-9566; visit town and country homes decorated for the holidays during Victorian Weekend: Sun., 1-5.
Holidays in the Manor House: Wildwood Preserve, 5100 W. Central Ave.; 407-9701; Sun., 10 a.m.-8.
Toledo Museum of Art: 2445 Monroe St.; 255-8000; weekly lectures, tours, and events. Hours: Tue.-Thu., 10 a.m.-4; Fri., 10 a.m.-10; Sat., 10 a.m.-6; Sun., noon-6.
Imagination Station: 1 Discovery Way (Adams and Summit streets); 244-2674. Holiday Happenings: through Jan. 2. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.
Toledo Zoo: 2700 Broadway; 385-4040; Hours: daily: 10 a.m.-4.
Toledo Farmers' Market: 525 Market St.; 255-6765. Market hours: Sat., 8 a.m.-2. Poultry House: Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4; Sat., 6 a.m. to 4; Sun., 10 a.m.-2.
Fort Meigs Museum and Visitor Center: 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg; 874-4121; Hours: Wed.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.
Frogtown Froggy Museum: Fort Industry Square, Suite 1-A, Summit St.; 567-694-2351; Hours: Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., 1-5.
Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society's Brandville School: 1133 Grasser St., Oregon; 472-1331; museum and library open: Thu., 10 a.m.-2.
Stranahan Arboretum: 4131 Tantara Dr.; 841-1007; Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5.
Toledo Botanical Garden: 5403 Elmer Dr.; 536-5566. Open daylight hours. Visitors Center: Mon-Fri., 9 a.m.-5.
Toledo Firefighters Museum: 918 Sylvania Ave.; 478-3473. Hours: Sat., noon-4.
Toledo History Museum: 2001 Collingwood Blvd.; 215-2437; Hours: Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.-6.
Toledo Police Museum: 2201 Kenwood Blvd.; 720-2485; Hours: Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4.
Wolcott House Museum Complex: 1035 River Rd., Maumee: 893-9602; Civil War Christmas on the Homefront and Thomas Nast's Civil War editorial drawings: Thu.-Sat., 12:30 and 2:30. Hours: Thu.-Sun., 12:30 and 2:30.
Mazza Museum of International Art from Children's Picture Books: University of Findlay's Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Findlay; 434-4560. Hours: Wed.-Fri., noon-5; Sun., 1-4.
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center: Spiegel Grove, Fremont; 332-2081. Civil War: Battlefield and Homefront: through Jan. 29. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.
Sauder Village: State Rt. 2, Archbold; 800-590-9755; Holiday Lantern Tours: Sat., Sun., every half hour from 4-8:30.
Woodville Historical Museum: 107 Main St., Woodville; 849-2349. Hours: Wed., Fri., 2-4.
Bowling Green State University vs. Butler: Sat., 2.
University of Toledo women's vs. Iona: Thu., 11 a.m.; vs. Colorado State: Sun., 2.
University of Toledo vs. Temple: Wed., 7.
Group Run: The Shops at Fallen Timbers, Maumee; three-mile lighted course starts behind Red Robin; Wed., 6:30.
Group Run: start at Second Sole, 4130 Levis Commons Blvd.; Perrysburg; run through Levis Commons (approximately 3 miles); 931- 8484; tonight, 6:30.
Group Bicycling: starts at Side Cut Metropark, Silver Lake side, Maumee; 20-27 miles; tonight, 6:30.
General's Ice Cream Depot: 6751 Providence St., Whitehouse; 25 miles; Mon., 6:30.
Toledo Walleye vs. Greenville Road Warriors: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson St.; 725-9255; Fri., 7; vs. Chicago Express: Sat., 7.
Micro Championship Wrestling: the Omni, 2567 W. Bancroft St.; 283-7299; Sat., 8.
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