Madrigal Singers and dinner held by Northview High School, 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Clarion Westgate in West Toledo. High school students will sing at an old-style dinner. Tickets are $25 for dinner and show. Reservations: 419-283-8862.
Northview High School Women's Chorus, Symphonic Gold, and Symphonic Black Choirs will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in the school's Little Theater. On Dec. 18, the Northview A Cappella and Harmony Road Show Choirs will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the school's Little Theater.
Stranahan Elementary craft bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the school, 3840 Holland-Sylvania Rd. Snow date, Dec. 15.
Thursday Night community dinner, 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 11, First Christian Church, 5271 West Alexis Rd. Assorted desserts and beverages available. Details: 419-882-3313. Community breakfast, 8;30-10 a.m. Dec. 20. Adult $5, child age 10 and under, $3.
First Light Sylvania, an alcohol-free New Year's Eve family celebration, will help usher in 2009 with activities at several locations in the community from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 31, featuring a kids' creation station, storytelling, clowns, Guitar Hero gaming, ballet, kids' carnival, and magic. Entertainment will include barbershop, soft country/rock, karaoke, and a country bluegrass jam session. Venues will include the Sylvania Historical Village, Sylvania Franciscan Academy, the Wingate Hotel, Franciscan Center at Lourdes College, Chandler Cafe, and St. Joseph's Church. A fireworks display will light the sky from Harroun Park at 9:30 p.m. Transportation available from venue to venue. Wrist bands, required for admission, are $5 for anyone over age 3. For information, phone: 419-882-2135 or e-mail email@example.com.
Ottawa Hills Community Education classes for January-February include open bridge, advanced beginner Pilates, creating a centerpiece, and understanding China. Adult classes are open to the public. Children's classes, for Ottawa Hills residents only, include yoga for kids, cheerleading clinic, art, and K-3 basketball. For a brochure, visit ottawahillsschools.org.
Holiday Arts and Crafts show by Bennett Venture Academy Parent Teacher Organization, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at the school, 5230 Bennett Rd. Bake sale, concessions, and raffles available. Details: 419-269-2247.
Cookie Walk at St. George Cathedral hall, 3754 Woodley Rd., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13. Traditional and ethnic cookies available by the pound. Details: 419-475-7054.
Westmoreland Holiday Home Tour, 3-7 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Westmoreland residential neighborhood on Bancroft Street. Seven decorated homes will be on the tour. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the event; portion of proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House. Free shuttle from the Gesu Church parking lot on Parkside Boulevard. Details: 419-539-6959.
Soul Food Extravaganza by the Josh Project, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd. Food and entertainment at $20 general admission and $15 for ages 65 and older and for children under age 12. Proceeds will go to the project's drowning prevention and swimming program. Tickets: 419-973-1383.
Holiday cookie and candy sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13, Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 2820 West Alexis Rd. Gift items available.