t Beginner's Photography Workshop: You Be the Judge, Secor Metropark, Nature Photography Center, Secor Room, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, January 16, 30, and February 13, and also 9 a.m. Saturday, February 10. A short course on the basics, then evaluation. Two class sessions and a Saturday morning field session, followed by a final instruction and evaluation session. Tuesday sessions, 7-9 p.m. Saturday session, 9 a.m. Fee: $ 55.00 Registration required: 419-407-9700.
t Holland-Springfield-Spencer Historical Society Christmas meeting, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Providence Lutheran Church, Airport Highway. Cake, cookies, and beverages served. White elephant gift exchange.
t Teen Advisory Board, Dec. 14, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Holland branch library, South McCord Road. Grades 6-12 invited to help plan programs and provide ideas about materials at the library. Snacks included! Teen Cafe, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 19; music, conversation, snacks.
t The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, adult book discussion from 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at Holland branch library, South McCord Rd.
t Winter Wonderland, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Celebrate with your family at the library's annual open house. Entertainment, crafts, light refreshments. Registration required: 419-259-5303.
t Holiday cookie decorating for teens, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Grades 6-12 decorate some festive cookies. Registration required; limited to 10. Call 419-259-5303.
t Holiday bazaar, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
t Swiss steak dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Diehn American Legion at 5580 Centennial Rd.
•Community pancake breakfast, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at First Christian Church, 5271 West Alexis Rd.
t Sylvania Community Education classes the weeks of Jan. 2 and 8 include tap dancing or ballroom dance, digital photography, yoga, English Riding 1 and 2, and upholstery. Winter classes include Wines of France, Feng Shui, Ballroom Dance, Tai Chi and other courses. Information: visit www.scsonline.org or call 419-885-4126.
t Free homework help after school, twice a week to early elementary school-aged children through grade 6 at the following libraries: Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Ave., Lagrange branch library, 3422 Lagrange St., and Main Library downtown, 325 Michigan St. Call the individual libraries for a schedule of times.
t Native American health and social issues, a talk from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Community Partnership Training Center, 5902 Southwyck Blvd. How Native American communities are preventing underage drinking and alcohol use and abuse.
t Caroling in the Park, 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 at Friendship Park in Point Place, 2930 131st St. Caroling, entertainment by singers and dancers, clogging, barbershop chorus. Santa Claus will have presents for children; Chuckles the Clown will make an appearance. Free hot beverages, cookies, and brownies for all.
t Pigs in the blanket dinner, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 17, VFW Post 2510 at 617 Second St.
t Christmas stories, 3 p.m. Dec. 16, Main Library, Michigan Street. Professional storyteller Michael Kasony-O'Malley will entertain with Christmas legends for grades K-6.
t Pierogi sale, 16 varieties, by St. Paschal Secular Franciscan Fraternity, orders taken until Dec. 14. Pick-up date is Dec. 16. Available are meat pierogi, fruit, cheese, and different varieties of traditional potato pierogi. Information: 419-729-3370.
t African drumming, dancing, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Dec. 16 at Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Holiday refreshments served.
t Annual Christmas Clothes Giveaway, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 16 at New Life Church, 1215 Oakwood Ave. Clothing, household items, toys, and food bags available free in the church basement.
t Christmas dinner at Jamie Farr Park, 2225 Summit St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 20. Doors open 1 p.m. Open to all.
t Saturday bingo at St. Thomas Aquinas School, White and Idaho streets. Doors open 5 p.m. Information: 419-693-5849.
t Thursday lunches served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1201 Madison Ave. Donation, $6 for full meal. Free delivery for 5 or more meals. Information: 419-243-8284.
t Intermediate Internet, 6 p.m. Dec. 14, Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Registration required at 419-259-5295.
t Euchre tournament, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Knights of Columbus Hall, 4265 Secor Rd. Entry fee, $5.
t IMA Xmas dinner dance, Dec. 17 at the Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Hall, 2020 West Alexis Rd. Doors open 1 p.m. Lunch at 2 p.m. Dance, 3 to 7 p.m. Music by Touch of Brass. Desserts and raffle prizes welcome. Make reservations now.
t Ring in the Holidays, Wildwood Manor House drawing room, 7 p.m. Dec. 18, West Central Avenue. Members of the bell choir and string ensemble from Little Flower School will give a holiday concert. Free.
t Longest Night, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 21. It's the shortest day of the year, and the longest night. Enjoy stories, activities and a night walk. Reservations required: 419-407-9700.
t American Red Cross babysitting class, Dec. 27-28, from 1 to 4 p.m., Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Participants must be 11 years of age or older. Fee, $25. Students must attend all 6 hours for a certificate. An optional Babysitting First Aid kit is available for an additional $15. Registration begins Dec. 14; limited to 20. Call 419-259-5330.
t Sounds of the Season concerts, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library downtown, 325 Michigan St. Schedule: Dec. 14, The Murphys; Dec. 15, Toledo Symphony Jazz Trio; Dec. 18, Flarp Flute and Harp Duo; Dec. 19, The Moody Flutes; Dec. 20, Scandia String Quartet; Dec. 21, Toledo Symphony String Quartet, and Dec. 22, Central Catholic Alumni Choral. Free and open to the public.
•Season of Light planetarium program for all ages, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Appold Planetarium at Lourdes College, Convent Boulevard, Sylvania. A recounting of the historical, religious, and cultural rituals during the winter solstice. Learn about winter constellations and the seasons. $4 adults and $3 for children, reservations required. Call 419-517-8897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•North Pole Express holiday train ride: quarter-scale steam train ride through winter wonderland of holiday lights and decorations, departing from Findlay continuously on Fridays through Dec. 29 from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays through Dec. 30 from 5-9 p.m. and Sundays through Dec. 17 from 5-8 p.m., sponsored by Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc., 11600 County Rd. 99. Information: 419-423-2995 or go to www.nworrp.org. Tickets: $2 for adults, $1 for children.
•White Christmas by the River exhibit will be on display at the Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Rd., Maumee, through Dec. 22. Tours available Thursday through Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., $3.50 adults, $3 seniors, and $1.50 students. Tour tickets available at Museum Store.
•Astronomy programs at the University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, Bancroft Street campus: "Holiday Lights" family programs, Fridays through Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. "Santa's Secret Star" for children, Saturdays through Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. Admission, $5 adults, $4 for ages 3-12 and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650 or visit www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.]
t World Cultures film: Raise the Red Lantern, Mandarin with English subtitles, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Mainstage Theatre, Owens Community College, Oregon Road. Free and open to the public. Information: 567-661-7523.
t Annual Cheerleading Competition, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 27, hosted by Owens Community College at its Student Health and Activities Center, Oregon Road. Information: 567-661-7935.
•Food and Clothing Drive through Dec. 15, new and used clothing, toys, non-perishable foods and monetary donations to help local families. Drop off is inside the entrance to the safety and security office in Alumni Hall, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township. "Food for Fines" and "Toys for Tickets" program will reduce fines for those with Owens parking citations up to $100 within the past year; canned goods and new toys donated will reduce the fines. Information: 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7575.
•Christmas Stockings for Soldiers at the Whitehouse Library will be filled with goodies as part of Operation Support American Troops (OSOP). Donations are welcome; call 419-875-6752.
•Pet Photos with Santa to benefit Humane Ohio, Dec. 17 at Pet Supplies "Plus" at 6923 West Central Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $10 package includes two 5"x 7"s and eight wallets, a $20 package includes two 5"x 7"s, eight wallets and an 8"x10". All Pet Supplies "Plus" locations are accepting donations of in-kind goods for Humane Ohio through Dec. 25. Information: 419-367-6828 or go to www.humaneohio.org.
•Winter Day Camp at Kimball Camp YMCA, 4444 Long Lake Rd., Reading, Mich., for children ages 5-14, Dec. 26-29. Drop-off time at 8 a.m. and pick-up at 5 p.m. Cost is $80 for week, optional overnight stay Thursday. Lunch is provided, early arrival and late pickup can be arranged. Lots of fun activities. Information: 517-283-2168.
•American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Hancock Fabrics, 5201 Airport Hwy. New members welcome.
•Artists Club meets twice a month for hands-on activities and guest speakers at the Arts Council office, 134 West South Boundary St., SuiteT, Perrysburg. Information: 419-873-2787 or Perrysburgarts.org.
•Blissfield Model Railroad Club open house: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16-17 at 115 East Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. Weekly gatherings at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. Information: 517-486-2223, weekends.
t Church Women United, meetings held 9:30 a.m. September, October, December, February, April, and June at Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St. Meetings canceled when schools are not in session due to bad weather. Information: 419-475-5539.
•Compass Club luncheon, speaker and discussion 11 a.m. Wednesdays at El Matador, 7011 Airport Hwy., and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Uncle John's restaurant, 3131 Secor Rd. Open to all. Information: 419-865-8848.
•Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets the first Thursday each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Information: 419-837-5653.
•Genealogy by Computer Society meets 1 p.m. the second Saturday each month at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-382-6559 or go to www.gcstoledo.org.
•Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Rd. Public welcome, mini-project each month. Information: 419-936-2986.
•Glass City Singles Club: Dance on Dec. 15 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns, $7. Singles contemporary line dancing at 6:30 p.m. at $3. Ballroom dance instruction at 7:30 p.m. for $6. Main event dance from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., $7. New Year's Eve Party on Dec. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at $12 per person. Information: 1-800-937-4616 or visit www.toledosingles.com.
•Greater Toledo Republican Club meets the last Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. at Wernert's Corners Civic Association building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884.
•Holey Toledo Knitters guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd., visitors welcome. Information: 419-537-9325.
•IPMS Toledo Plastic Modelers meets 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays each month, Rider's Hobbies of Toledo, Starlight Plaza Shopping Center, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania.
•Kaffeestunde German coffee hour, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the semester, University of Toledo student union 2562, Bancroft Street campus. Anyone interested in speaking German is welcome. Information: 419-530-5506.
•Lake Erie British Car Club has dinner meetings the second Wednesday each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by meeting. Information: 419-878-2041.
•Lutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. second Thursday each month, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.
•Machine Embroidery Guild meets the second Saturday every month at Hancock Fabrics, 5700 Monroe St. at 11 a.m. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or email email@example.com.
t Lucas County Retired Teachers, noon luncheon meeting Dec. 19 at the Toledo Hilton, 3100 Glendale Ave., University of Toledo Medical Hospital campus. Local history teachers, Tim Kreps and Alan Thompson will portray Lewis and Clark. Donations of paper towels, garbage bags, snacks for Mom's House welcome. Lunch reservations, $17, due by Dec. 15. Send reservations to the Shumans, 5405 Whitehouse-Spencer Rd., Whitehouse OH 43571.
•Maumee Bay Country Quilters Guild meets 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday except July and August at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Oregon Room, Navarre Avenue, Oregon. Guest fee: $3. Information: 419-726-3849.
•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month, Lake Township Headquarters complex, 27975 Cummings Rd. and State Rt. 795. R C, Sail and Static. Boat runs are 1 p.m. the second Sunday each month. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.
•Maumee Valley T's (Ford Model T Club), 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-877-0513.
•Naturalists Camera Club of Toledo, 7:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10000 Central Ave., Berkey. Information: 419-474-2911 or www.naturalistcameraclub.com.
•Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Conference Center, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Information: 419-832-3801.
•New Neighbors League Club sponsors interest groups and special activities for those new to the area, including monthly luncheons with speakers. Information: 419-841-5642.
•Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings, noon the first and third Friday each month at Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-0755.
•Pals of Long Ago Remembering Athletic Club meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at the Zenobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison Ave. Information: 419-536-8525.
•Panera's Professionals Book Club, newly formed "book talk" group of professionals, managers, and educators, meets for lunch the first Sunday each month at 1 p.m. at Panera Bread, 4050 Talmadge Rd.
•tPlaywrights forum by the Harvest Theatre of Toledo, every other Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Information: 419-902-0608 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Public Employee Retirees chapter 33 meets 10 a.m. the first Thursday each month at Bowling Green Senior Center. Information: 419-833-5999.
•Quarter Century Wireless Association meets 9 a.m. every second Saturday at Big Boy Restaurant, 1405 Reynolds Rd., Maumee.
•VFW Post 5536 Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Thursday each month at the post home, 1032 Sylvania Ave.