Northview High School A Cappella and Harmony Road Show Choirs will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in the school's Little Theater.
Community breakfast, First Christian Church, 5271 West Alexis Rd. 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. Details: 419-882-2135 or e-mail pnowak@sylvania
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.
Create A Holiday Card using stamps and stencils, Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18, West Central Avenue. Fee: $2. Register: 419-407-9700.
New Year's Eve dinner dance, West Toledo Knights of Columbus, 4256 Secor Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing at 9 p.m. onward. Cost, $60 per couple, $30 per individual, for ages 21 and older. Reservations: 419-475-6698 or 419-474-9233.
Pancake and sausage breakfast with eggs strata at Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd. Tickets at the door. Free for ages 4 and under.
Book discussion of The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, 2 p.m. Jan. 6, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. The 1893 Chicago World's Fair and a mass murderer. Copies of the book at the library.
Scrapbooking fundraiser at St. James Lutheran, 4727 Sylvania Ave., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at $25, which includes breakfast and lunch. Optional dinner at $10 and expanded hours to 10 p.m. For information, phone: 419-885-1541.
Greater Toledo Republican Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23 at Wernert's Corners Civic Association Bldg., 5068 Douglas Rd. Details: 419-476-3884.
Caroling in the Park, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 18 at Friendship Park Senior Center, 2930 131st St. in Point Place. Holiday performances by the Ottawa River School Choir, the Seaway Commander's Barbershop Chorus, and the Western Round Dancers, among others. Free hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, and candy. Santa Claus will visit with gifts for children. Information, phone: 419-936-3079.