Church concert tonight
The choirs and instrumentalists of St. Mary Church are to present a celebration of Lessons and Carols at 7 tonight in the church, 85 S. Sandusky St.
Admission is free.
The service consists of scripture readings and music for Advent and Christmas.
Senior health checks slated
Seneca County General Health District is to sponsor a senior health check 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Helburn Meadows for those 60 and older.
For more information, call (419) 447-3691.
If transportation is needed, contact the Commission on Aging at (419) 937-2962.
Jingle Bell Hop at two shops
The Weathered Shack, 156 Thomas St., and Heavenly Creations, 204 Ohio Ave., are teaming to conduct a Jingle Bell Hop 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
In both shops, customers can find floral wreaths and arrangements, art prints, hand-poured candles, seasonal and every-day decor, jewelry, scarves, handbags, home fragrances, bath and body items and other gifts. Samples of dips and other food items are to be available.
Each customer is to receive a card to be punched at each location. When everything is punched, the card can be dropped at either shop for a prize drawing.
Any shopper who brings a non-perishable food donation for the Salvation Army is to receive a discount off her total purchase.
Toy donations needed
The Edward Jones branch office in Tiffin is supporting The Salvation Army's holiday toy drive for 2012.
Local residents and businesses can help needy families by bringing items to the office at 2459 W. Market St., in Wolf Creek Shopping Plaza, during regular business hours. The collection is to conclude Friday.
Santa Claus coming to town
Seneca House, 781 S. Greenfield St., is inviting the public to a Christmas Party with Santa 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Cookie decorating, photos with Santa and refreshments are to be available.
For more details, call (419) 443-8184.
Gift certificates available
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce gift certificate checks have been updated with a new design for gift-giving. They come in denominations of $5, $10, $25 and $50.
A list of participating chamber members is included with each certificate. Certificates can be ordered ahead so they are ready for pick-up at 19 W. Market St., Suite C.
Call (419) 447-4141 for more information.
Build a bracelet, benefit youth
Seneca County is starting a program to benefit Seneca County youth. A "beading night" fundraiser for this effort is planned 4:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St.
Thousands of glass beads, charms and spacers are to be available to create a custom bracelet. The cost is $10. Punch and cookies are to be served.
For more details, call Sharon at (419) 443-0981.
Christmas dinner available
The NOAH Foundation of Ohio is to serve a free Christmas dinner 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 25 at Camden Falls, 2460 SR 231.
Seneca County residents are invited to gather for a family-style meal prepared and served by volunteers. For reservations, call (419) 455-4569.
Emergency meal offered
The Seneca County Commission on Aging is offering free emergency meals to those 60 and older through the end of December.
No proof of income is needed. These shelf-stable meals can be kept on hand without refrigeration.
For more information, stop at 10 Riverside Drive or call (419) 447-5792.
Party donations sought
The annual Christmas party at the Ecumenical Sharing Kitchen has been set for 11 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Madison Street.
Light refreshments are to be served and Santa is to greet guests with gifts for all.
The church packs 150 bags of gifts for adults and has games and toys for children. The Sharing Kitchen Board suggests that groups wishing to support this activity with gift items might consider cookies for refreshments, games and new toys that do not require batteries, basketballs, footballs and soccer balls. Other needed items are bottles of dish detergent, bar hand soaps, dish towels and cloths, toothbrushes and other personal hygiene items, paper products including paper towels, facial tissues and toilet tissue.
Donors can bring gift items to the church 8:30-11:30 a.m. by Thursday. For more information, call (419) 447-1743.