From Israel with Love, art show and sale for Adoption Connection and Alan R. Mack Parents Center of Jewish Family Service. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Yavneh Day School, 8401 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. 766-3327.
Santa Maria Community Services' Birthday Bash, celebrating 106 years. 11 a.m., Montgomery Inn Banquet Center, 601 E. Pete Rose Way, downtown. Reservations required. 557-2730.
Home for the Holidays, dinner, silent auction, awards and raffle for Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, 6 p.m., Xavier University Cintas Center, Schiff Family Conference Center, 1624 Herald Ave., Evanston. 421-7803, Ext. 13.
Catch the Spirit of the Holidays, for St. Rita School for the Deaf. 7-11 p.m., Maple Knoll Center, 11100 Springfield Pike, Springdale. Reservations required. $125 per couple. 771-7600.
Evening in Rome, gala unveiling the Vatican Collection and benefiting Cincinnati Museum Center. 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Reservations required. 287-7078.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Tune up for the holidays with seasonal CDs
Levee club hooks big names
Spoleto lands Baryshnikov
Documentary explores award shows
Playhouse true to Dickens
Dead man walking is predictably 'Stiff'
SEEN: BENEFITS AND BASHES
Greater Cincinnati's Benefits and Bashes
Kendrick: Alive and well
Get party started with sips of the season
Love that nutty taste
Get to it!