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The Week Ahead: Community Christmas Day Dinner and More

A look at some events in and around Melrose this upcoming week.

Want to know what's happening this week? Melrose Patch has got your back.

This is only a sample of some of the events happening this week. To find more—and add your own—check out our calendar.

When/Where: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m. / , 69 West Emerson St., Melrose

Why Go: Jill Tully is going to present a sign language class for children ages 0-3. Sign to Me Sing to Me classes are designed to teach parents, caregivers, and children (infants, toddlers and preschoolers) basic American Sign Language. Through songs, games, and activities, children learn how to use ASL to facilitate communication and learning from infancy and well beyond.

Pricing: Free.

When/Where: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 12:30 p.m. / , 201 West Foster St., Melrose

Why Go: Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice will arrange to have Lynne Lepone, owner of Floral Occasions, lead seniors in making a simple holiday arrangement. A free raffle of a small holiday arrangement will be open to all participants. Limit to 25. Please pay $3 (for supplies) when you sign up. Reservations are required.

Pricing: $3.

When/Where: Thursday, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. / , 454 Main St., Melrose

Why Go: Host Mike Walsh plays a 30-45 minute set starting at 7:30 p.m., followed by an open mic open until 11 p.m. Sign-ups start at 7 p.m.

Pricing: Free admission.

When/Where: Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, times below / 101 Montvale Ave., Stoneham

Why Go: Stoneham Figure Skating Club's ice skating lessons have started up again at the Stoneham Rink. Brush up on your skills or learn a few new ones. Figure and hockey skaters are welcome.  Tuesday (5 p.m.), Saturday (12 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) sessions are open to those between the ages of 3 and 17. The adult and advanced skater session is held on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Pricing: $10 per session.

When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 25, 12 p.m. / , 179 Green St., Melrose

Why Go: A festive holiday meal served on Christmas Day, sponsored by Temple Beth Shalom of Melrose in cooperation with the First Baptist Church, has become a tradition. Temple members invite everyone to a very special Christmas Day Dinner in the spirit of caring, sharing and community. To reserve places for you and your loved ones, call the Milano Senior Center. The doors open at noon p.m. and dinner is served at 1 p.m. Volunteers, donations or those willing to give someone a ride are also needed.

Pricing: Free.

Nancy Kukura December 19, 2011 at 11:52 PM
The details about Temple Beth Shalom's annual Christmas Dinner are correct --- except for the venue: This year's dinner will take place at the Green Street Baptist Church, 179 Green Street Melrose, MA 02176. There is no charge for the dinner, but reservations are encouraged for planning purposes. Call the Melrose Council on Aging to reserve your spot(s): 781-665-4304. All are welcome-- families, couples, singles,.. everyone!!
Daniel DeMaina (Editor) December 20, 2011 at 12:11 AM
Ack! Thanks Nancy—I'll correct this article and the event listing on our calendar.

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