Dec. 2 Cookie and Wreath Sale The Lincoln School fifth-grade students will hold a gingerbread cookie in a jar sale, holiday wreath sale and a bottle, can and penny drive on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the school on West Wyoming Avenue.
Dec. 2 Saturday Craft Fair The Melrose Emblem Club No. 89 will hold its annual craft fair at the Knights of Columbus Hall, West Foster Street, Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2 Pancake Breakfast A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Masonic building, corner of Main Street and West Wyoming Avenue. Cost is $2.50 for children 12 years old and under and $3.50 for adults. The building is handicapped accessible.
Sunday, Dec. 3 Children's Party The Mount Hood Park Association will hold its annual children's holiday party at the clubhouse from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Sunday, Dec. 3 Organ Concert Richard DeMone will give an organ concert from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 326 Main St. All proceeds from a freewill donation will benefit the Melrose High School Permanent Scholarship Fund. The public is welcome. The concert is presented by the Melrose Masonic Charitable Trust. Refreshments will be served.
Monday, Dec. 4 Human Rights Commission The Melrose Human Rights Commission will hold its regular bimonthly meetng on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the mayor's conference room at Melrose City Hall. The topic for the public forum portion of the meeting will be "Responding to Hate Incidents." For information, call George Stubbs at (617) 491-5100, ext. 224 (work), or at 665-7773 (home).
Monday, Dec. 4 Christmas celebration The Community Associates of Melrose will hold its Christmas celebration at 12:30 p.m. in the Highlands Congregational Church, Franklin Street.
Thursday, Dec. 7 Holiday Party The Melrose Democratic City Committee will hold its annual holiday party at the Beebe Estate on West Foster Street. The event features a buffet dinner, door prizes, awards, and special Democratic guests. The cost is $10 per person, with a $25.00 per family maximum cost. The committee will collect nonperishable food items for its holiday food drive at the party. For information, contact Committee Chairman Paul Brodeur, 979-9271.
Sunday, Dec. 10, Santa's Visit Santa will be dropping in at MMTV, 360 Main Street, Sunday, Dec. 10. The sleigh will be arriving at noon, and Santa will be greeting people until 3:00 p.m. Children 12 years and under are invited to come by, talk to Santa and receive a gift. Refreshments will be served. For information call Pat at 665-6688.
Sunday, Dec. 10 Caroling, potluck supper The Victorian Melrose Society will hold its traditional Holiday Caroling and Pot Luck Supper on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m., at a private Victorian home on the Melrose East Side. Nonmembers are welcome. Neighborhood caroling begins the party. Sheet music will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring flashlights or lanterns and dress warmly. For the potluck supper, the society contributes a baked ham and hot mulled cider. Guests bring side dishes, appetizers, salad or dessert. Call 665-9672 for information.
Monday, Dec. 11 Christmas Tea The First Congregational Church's Christmas tea will be held at the church, 121 West Foster St on Monday, Dec. 11. Tea and desserts will be served from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The Melrose Senior Chorus will entertain from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. For information call Sue at 665-2111.
Wednesday, Dec. 13 A Christmas Carol The Victorian Melrose Society will sponsor "A Christmas Carol: An Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration" on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7:00 p.m. at 235 West Foster Street. Hot cider and sweet buns will accompany a reading performance by Kenneth Brooke of Charles Dickens' holiday classic lasting about one hour. Admission for members and children is $5.00. Nonmembers are $10. Call 665-9672 for tickets and information. Space is limited.
Tuesday, Dec. 19 Garden Club The Melrose Garden Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 561 Main St. The business meeting will be followed by the Christmas Luncheon and a Yankee Swap of gifts. For information, call 665-6511.
December 1, 2000