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Join the Bay Area Credit Union in Oregon as it celebrates 13 years of its Warm Heart, Warm Hands effort, which involves the collection of new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and socks to benefit area families.

Donations will be displayed on the credit union’s Mitten & Sock Tree. Donations will be accepted through the end of the year and can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. The office is located at 4202 Navarre Ave., directly across from Pearson Park.

Organizations helped through Warm Heart, Warm Hands include Hannah’s Socks, the East Toledo Family Center, the East Toledo YMCA, Aurora House, Genoa Schools, Oregon Schools, Mom’s House, Bethany House and Head Start.
Santa will welcome those making a donation Saturday. Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. Free photos will be available.

Win elephant art
The Toledo Zoo’s elephant Renee has painted many works of art over the years, but her most recent works are sure to inflame the passions of this region.

Renee has painted one canvas in Maize and Blue and another in Scarlet and Gray, and you can enter to win your favorite in a special raffle at The Toledo Zoo.

As if that weren’t enough, the canvases have been signed by their respective head coaches, OSU’s Jim Tressel and U of M’s Rich Rodriguez. The winners will be announced Dec. 18.

The paintings are on display in the Zoo’s North Star Trading Post®, where raffle tickets are available for sale. Tickets are one for $1 and 10 for $5 and can be purchased until noon on Dec. 18.

All proceeds from the raffle go directly toward elephant conservation to can help ensure a future for Renee and Louie’s counterparts in the wild.

The canvases were painted Nov. 22, the date of the most recent Ohio State – Michigan game.

Painting canvases is a good example of enrichment for elephants. Through enrichment, animals make choices, manipulate objects and engage in behavior that stimulates their senses. The zoo provides enrichment opportunities for animals on a regular basis as part of an overall program of excellent animal care.

See Renee’s handiwork when you visit the Lights Before Christmas, open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday (the park closes at 9 p.m.), and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday (the park closes at 10 p.m.). Lights Before Christmas is presented by KeyBank.
    
Holding court
Santa holds court in his traditional seat in the newly decorated center court gazebo at Woodville Mall Monday through Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Beginning Dec. 22, Santa will be at the mall Monday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and then on Christmas Eve from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 419-693-0582.

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