t Holiday Happenings 2007 at the Sylvania Historical Village, 5717 North Main St. downtown, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1. Santa arrives at 5:30 p.m. Free refreshments in the carriage house behind the Heritage Museum. Free horse- drawn carriage rides. Bicycle drawings at 5:30 p.m. Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks accepted for the "Giving Tree." Information: 419-536-9876.
t Olander Park System's Annual Ho-Ho-Ho Down, 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Olander Park. The Root Cellar Old Time String Band will perform in the park's Community Hall; caller Marlin Whittaker will guide participants in traditional line dancing. Light refreshments provided; reservations encouraged. Information: 419-882-8313.
t Toledo Symphony Orchestra Neighborhood Concert,
7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at St. Joseph Church in Sylvania. Tickets are $10 seniors and students; $25 adults. Call: 419-885-1117.
t "Scatacular" breakfast by Sylvania Community Action Team, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Nov. 28 at Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave. Information on SCAT's work to raise awareness of at-risk behavior among young people will be presented. Reservations: 419-824-8588.
t Solo art exhibition at the Hudson Gallery, 5645 North Main St., by Japanese artist Yuji Hiratsuka, whose colored prints on daily life and the mixture of East and West in Japan are on display through Dec. 31. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free.
t Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation (AEF) is looking for nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Successful graduates of the Sylvania Schools may be nominated. Forms and additional information available by calling Nancy Crandell, 419-824-8553. The Athletic Foundation will be honoring athletic Sylvania Schools alumni, coach, and/or fan, next fall in the Athletic Hall of Fame. Call for nomination forms and information.
t Speech Competition for high school students. Health care speech competition focuses on teens revealing their private lives online. Rules and entry forms at schools' English, health or speech departments, or at Flower Hospital Auxiliary office, 419-824-1915. Completed speeches and entry forms must be received by Jan. 18, 2008 at Flower Hospital Auxiliary office, 5100 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, OH 43560. Winners and cash awards announced in March, 2008.
t Holland Branch Library teen events for grades 5-12: Anime-Manga Club, 3:30-
4:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Teen Cafe, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 4, with board games, music, snacks.
t Holiday Magic with Gordon Russ, 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Magical fun with snowmen and elves. Information: 419-259-5330.
•Book discussion group meets 2-3 p.m. Nov. 27, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 West Sylvania Ave. March by Geraldine Brooks discussed. Discussion will be video-conferenced with Heatherdowns library. Copies of book available at library. Refreshments served. Registration required: 419-259-5290.
t Toledo Community Recreation Program, youth basketball leagues looking for youth ages 19 and under and ages 15 and under to form teams. Individuals welcome. Call 419-356-1077.
t Toledo City Schools offers free ABLE and GED classes throughout the city. Information: 419-671-8705. t Toledo Farmers Market winter hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from Dec. 1 through March 31. Poultry House open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Located indoors at Market and Huron streets.
t Caroling in the Park, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 20 at Friendship Park Senior Center, 2930 131st St. Choirs, line, and round dancers, cloggers, carols, and free refreshments. Santa Claus will have presents for children.
t Mystery Book discussion, 1-2 p.m. Dec. 13, Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton discussed at Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Writers' Group meets 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 8 at the library. Information: 419-259-5390.
t Toledo School for the Arts, Attic Theater, 333 14th St. TSA Percussion Troupe performs with the University of Toledo Percussion Ensemble, 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Adults $5, student and seniors, $3.
t Record and Book Sale at Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University, first-floor conference room, 1:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Information or donation: 419-372-2307.
t Owens Community College, Fall Art Sale, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area campus, Oregon Road. Works from more than 30 Owens students and staff featured.
t Operation Breadbasket, food and clothing drive, 24-hours per day, now through Dec. 10 at Owens Community College. Collection point is inside the entrance to the safety and security office in Alumni Hall, Toledo-area campus. Clean and usable clothing of all sizes, toys, non-perishable food items, winter hats and gloves accepted.
t Rossford High School Drama Club trip to New York City, June 14-18. 2008, sponsored by the Coming Attractions Players. Students, parents, alumni, community theater members, and any interested persons are invited to attend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
t Wooden Feather Day at the Bird Center at Magee Marsh in Ottawa County, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 25, 13229 West State Rt. 2, Oak Harbor. Area carvers invited to demonstrate and enter their craft in a carved wooden feather competition. Marsh walk at
1:30 p.m. Dress for the outdoors. Holiday open house, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Bird Center. Gifts, book store, wildlife Christmas cards, warbler ornaments, free gift wrapping. Area carvers and artists will sell their wares. Children's activities, free refreshments, raffle. Information: 419-898-0960, ext. 31.
t Lucas County Retired Teachers will have a luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 28 at Central Park West, 3141 Central Park West Drive. Lloyd Jacobs, president of the University of Toledo, will speaker on the topic, "Leading Northwest Ohio." New retirees are encouraged to join the meeting. Take a teddy bear or a cash donation for the community outreach program for November, Lucas County Children's Services. Details: www.lcrta.org and click on "community," for details. Reservations for the luncheon are $22. Call 734-856-3737.
t Downtown Toledo 20th Holiday Parade, 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 24. More than 57 floats and vehicles, giant balloons, marching bands, equestrian units, and the Distinguished Clown Corps march a 1.5-mile route starting at Jefferson and Summit streets. Grand Marshal is race car driver Sam Hornish, Jr. of Napoleon, Ohio. Volunteers and sponsors needed. Call CitiFest: 419-249-5494.
t Community Thanksgiving Dinner served by St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at 1419 North Detroit Ave. Free, and open to the public.
•Crafts for Christmas Show, by the Toledo Craftsman's Guild, at the Lucas County Recreation Center, Key Street, Maumee,10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25. Jewelry, wooden items, baskets, metal work, dried and floral decorations, hand-painted china and ceramics, tole and decorative painting, country crafts, dolls, doll clothing, paper tole, fabrics, holiday wreaths, and decorations. Admission and parking are free. Free tote bags to first 50 attendees each day.