Support Neighbors and Pets This Holiday Season

Patch keeps up on all the events in town. Use Monday Essentials to organize the week's calendar.

By Michele Taranto

Monday Essentials is a quick snapshot of significant incidents occurring throughout Dedham in the week ahead.

For a full listing of events and happenings in town, check out Jamaica Plain Patch.

Support the MSPCA-Angell Holiday Tree

Help support all the worthy efforts of the MSPCA  by purchasing a handcrafted, personalized ornament featuring your own pet or another to honor. The trees are located in Boston's Prudential Center Mall and at Nevins Farm in Methuen throughout December.

Donate Clothes This Holiday Season

Busy making closet room for those holiday guests? Donate that holiday clothing to Boomerangs, at 716 Centre St. All donations are tax deductible and are funding from the donations support the programs and services of the AIDS Action Committee. FYI-they also pick up furniture! Donation hours are, Monday-Wednesday and Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

Community Open Sing

Take a break from the holiday rush and join in on a community sing-a-long! The evening will include favorites from past seasons and tried and true folk in four-part harmony. FREE and open to the public, including children. The event will be held on Thursday, December 19, 7:30 p.m., JP Cohousing, the corner of Amory and Cornwall Streets. Donations welcome.

The Jobseeker's Holiday Survival Guide

Feeling the job hunt slow down during the holiday season? Keep that job search alive with Patch's article, "10 Steps to Find the Joy in the December Job Hunt."

Make Plans This Week for Classes in January

The holiday season may consume thoughts and time throughout December, but think now about what you and/or your child will do this winter. Why not sign up for a class this January at The Eliot School? The arts and crafts school offers many diverse classes for all ages, including drawing, painting, green crafts, sewing, yarn, woodworking, furniture and upholstery book, soap and many more. For more information and to register, visit The Eliot School website.


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