TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting at Advent Lutheran Church, 6735 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Three groups: 9:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Monday; and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 419-478-1103.
"Ask a patent/copyright/trademark" attorney workshop , Main Library, 325 Michigan St., 7-8:30 p.m., January 3. No registration required. Free parking. Information: 419-259-5209.
'The chocolate soiree' Junior League of Toledo fund raiser at Crown Plaza Hotel, 2 Seagate, 7 p.m.-12 a.m., January 21. Cost is $75 per person and $50 for members. Information: 419-474-6262.
Toledo Museum of Art offers the Great Art Escape, 2445 Monroe St., through Sunday. Five days full of arts activities for all ages. For a list of activities and times: toledomuseum.org. Museum closes at 4 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday and Monday.
Historic Commercial Building New Year's Celebration, two choices Langley Hall ballroom or Degage Jazz Cafe, 301 River Rd., Maumee, 7 p.m. at hall, 5:30 p.m. at cafe, Sunday. Tickets: $100/couple in ballroom. Reservations for ballroom or cafe and further information, 419-794-8205.
Toledo Potters' Guild offering 10 weeks of pottery classes for adults and children beginning the week of Jan. 2 at its studio in the Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Information or to register: Kelly Savino, 419-536-5723 or toledopottersguild.org.
Toledo Museum of Art offering classes for children and adults. For class catalogue: toledomuseum.org/learn/classes or 419-254-5080.
The Black Swamp Wood Carvers meet at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Common Space, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd. New members and guests welcome, no prior experience necessary.