The New England Broadcasting Association presents the 18th annual Best of Broadcasting Awards. Sponsored by Boston Magazine and New England Cable News. At the Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, 6-9 p.m. Info: (617) 426-3575
The New England Direct Marketing Association and Sales and Marketing Executives co-sponsor a breakfast meeting. Topics include generating leads and closing a sale. At the Marriott in Newton, Mass., 7:30-9:30 a.m. Info: (781) 237-1366
The Boston Women Communicators hosts its annual holiday party. At Longwood Towers, 20 Chapel St., Brookline, Mass., 6-9 p.m. Info: (617) 243-6528
The Lantern Club hosts a holiday party. At the Rotunda, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, 5:30-9 p.m. Contact Alex Shumway at (617) 654-6787.