sounds at Shrine
CAREY - The 90-voice Carey Ecumenical Choir is to present its annual concert of sacred Advent and Christmas music at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The concert is at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey.
The Shrine Cafeteria is to be open for dinner after the concert.
For more details, visit www.olcshrine.com or call (419) 396-7107.Toys drive in need
CLYDE - The Caring for Clyde Kids Community Toy Collection continues until Thursday. Many dolls have been donated, but other new children's toys have been slow to come in.
Especially needed are items for youth ages 12-18, such as fishing poles, skate boards, bikes, lava lights, remote-control vehicles, Clyde Flier items, Axe gift sets, bath and body sets, makeup and products for hair and nail care.
Collection boxes are at Clyde Schools, St. Mary's, the post office, Croghan Bank, Family Eye Care, City Building and Clyde Finance Building.
Donations to purchase toys may be sent to Caring for Clyde Kids, c/o Kay Dick, 145 Nelson St., Clyde, OH 43410.
next two Saturdays
The Seneca County Museum, 28 Clay St., is to have extended hours for the holiday season.
Visitors can come 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15 to view the "Silver Bells" decor, an exhibit of courthouse artifacts and quilts throughout the rooms.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Refreshments, music and children's crafts are to be offered. For details, call (419) 447-5955.
Cheese balls available
FOSTORIA - Fostoria's First Presbyterian Women are collecting orders for the second run of the members' annual cheese ball sales project. This is their seventh annual sale, which funds the group's projects.
The sale includes three cheese ball flavors: spicy cheddar, beefy onion and tangy horseradish. In addition to the three flavors, a cheese ball with green peppers and red pimentos will be made for Christmas. The 11-ounce cheese balls are $ 6, with $1 extra for a coating of chopped pecans.
Orders for Christmas are to be accepted through Dec. 10. Orders may be picked up noon-1 p.m. Dec. 15 or during church office hours through Dec. 20.
Call the church office at (419) 435-1884 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday to place orders.
Christmas party planned
Hosted by Larry Breidenbach, the 10th annual Christmas Party at the Depot is set for 8 p.m. Friday at 65 N. Monroe St. Admission is free, but guests are asked to bring a new gift for a child and a favorite dish to share.
Free Wild of Tiffin is to provide music.
Bazaar to help woman
in need of transplant
Tiffin native and Calvert High School graduate Jessica Snyder is hoping to get a kidney transplant for Christmas.
To assist her, a Christmas Extravaganza Benefit is to be open 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday in Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium, 190 St. Francis Ave.
Merchandise from home-based businesses and local artisans is to be for sale. Proceeds are to help Snyder with medical expenses.
CASA event scheduled
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is staging its second "Stars Dancing for CASA" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Camden Falls, 2460 S. SR 231.
Doors are to open at 6:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuves are to be served and a cash bar is to be available. All proceeds support the local CASA program, which provides trained volunteers to advocate the interest of abused and neglected children.
Tickets are on sale for $30 at the CASA office in Tiffin, 21 Court St. Call (419) 448-1442 to reserve tickets.
Cookie Walk coming
GREEN SPRINGS - A variety of cookies and candies are to be for sale during a Cookie Walk 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Green Springs United Methodist Church on Broadway Street.
The cost is $6 per pound.
String concert slated
FINDLAY - The Findlay String Quartet is to give a free concert, "Strings and Christmas Go Together," 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday in the Alumni Memorial Union at the University of Findlay.
Dave Hanson, a faculty member at Heidelberg University, plays viola for the group.