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Dec. 1
Snow Globe Workshop
Civic Center
3:30 p.m.
Learn how to create your very own Snow globe! Participants will get to pick out their figurine and create a winter wonderland in a Snow globe! For grades K and up. Fee: Res: $15; NR: $20. To register, visit norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Snow Globe Workshop
Civic Center
3:30 p.m.
Learn how to create your very own Snow globe! Participants will get to pick out their figurine and create a winter wonderland in a Snow globe! For grades K and up. Fee: Res: $15; NR: $20. To register, visit norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Dec. 2
Parents Night Out
Civic Center
6-8:30 p.m.
Parents, take the night off! Kids join Playcamp and Civic staff for a night of fun! There will be group games, movies, crafts, and more! For grades K-2. Fee: Res: $20/NR: $25. To register, visit norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Dec. 3
New York City Shopping Trip
Norwood Recreation Department
They provide the transportation . Coach bus with a bathroom on board. Depart: 5:30 a.m., from Civic Center to Rockefeller Center. Return Departure: Rockefeller Center, 6 p.m. Fee: RES: $80 per person; NR: $90. Movies and Trivia also included on the ride! Sign up at norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or walk in to the Norwood Civic Center.
Luminary Night
Town Common
4-6 p.m.
Visitors stroll through the walkways in search for their personal messages in memory of lost loved ones. Even residents who have not posted a luminary, visit the Common to express and share their sympathies and to take a moment to embrace the spirit of the season. The luminary bags are engraved with an individual name, message, prayer or date as a symbol of Life, Hope, the Season or in Remembrance of others. Luminaries can be purchased the night of the event for $5.
VFW Post 2452 Meat Raffle
193 Dean St.
2-5 p.m.
The price for each drawing is $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. A pre-buy for $20 is available during the week at the Post. The pre-buy allows for entrance in all ten drawings conducted on Saturday. The winners of the pre-buys need not be present to win. A separate Winner Takes All Raffle is conducted at the end for an additional $5. The Meat Raffle is open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Dec. 4
Norwood Historical Society Holiday Open House
F. Holland Day House, 93 Day St.
4-8 p.m.
Dec. 5
Wrap Your Gifts with Fabric!
Morrill Memorial Library
6:30 p.m.
This workshop will introduce you to the basics of furoshiki, the Japanese art of using textiles to wrap gifts. This traditional art is a great way to be more sustainable and avoid single-use gift wrapping paper. The best fabrics to use for furoshiki are lightweight quilting cottons or similar. Feel free to bring your own fabric, or use pieces provided by Sewstainability. In this workshop you will learn the basic knots, the sizes of fabric to wrap everything from books to paintings to wine bottles, and help you wrap your own gifts. Bring an item to wrap - book or books, bottle of wine (or two), boxed item, etc. You will leave with at least one wrapped present. Registration is not required but is appreciated so we make sure to have enough materials and handouts available. To register, call the Reference Desk at 781-769-0200, x2, or online at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Dec. 6
Creative Arts Workshop: Ethereal Fabric Flowers
Morrill Memorial Library
6 p.m.
Dazzle your friends and family by learning how to create artificial flowers out of stocking (nylon) material. In this workshop, you will learn the art and techniques of stretching the stockings to create petals of different shapes. With the help of leaves and stems, you can arrange the petals  to create a beautiful flower that you will take home. This program is free and open to everyone aged 14 and older. All materials will be provided. To register, call the Reference Desk at 781-769-0200, x2, or online at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Dec. 8
Children’s Dining Etiquette: “Prep for the Holidays” 
Civic Center
1 p.m.
Holidays are a stressful time of the year, and everyone can all use a little help to brush up on etiquette, especially children. This workshop will teach children how to convey confidence and courtesy in any dining situation at home, at a restaurant, or a social event. Topics include: The importance of greetings others, behaving appropriately at other people’s homes, the napkin, and its uses, understanding place setting, proper use of silverware, appropriate table conversation, American and Continental styles of dining, what to do with unwanted food, and much more. For grades 2-7. Fee: Res: $70; NR: $80. Sign up at norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or walk in to the Norwood Civic Center.
Kids Winter Gnome Craft
Morrill Memorial Library
2 p.m.
Make a winter gnome to cozy up your home this winter! These cute little gnomes will be made using socks and rice, and we will provide other materials to decorate your cozy creation. Since there will be using rice and other small parts for the gnomes, it is recommend registering children over the age of 3 for this craft. To register, call the Reference Desk at 781-769-0200, x2, or online at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Children’s Social Skills Workshop
Civic Center
2:45 p.m.
In today’s fast-paced, high-tech society, teaching children manners is more crucial than ever. One of the most important jobs is to help children develop social skills. Be it a family gathering, a meal at a restaurant, or a quick trip to the grocery store, children can apply soft skills in any social situation to convey confidence and courtesy. Topics include: The importance of greeting others, rules of introduction, the handshake, eye contact, and the power of a smile, hygiene and appearance, respect in and outside the home, proper telephone etiquette, writing thank you notes, and other modern manners. For grades 2-7. Fee: Res: $70; NR: $80. Sign up at norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or walk in to the Norwood Civic Center.
Gingerbread House Decorating
Civic Center
3:30 p.m.
Decorate your very own gingerbread house with all the fixings! The kit included, you provide the creativity! For 3-10 years old. Fee: Res: $20; NR: $25. To register, visit norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Gingerbread House Decorating
Civic Center
4:30 p.m.
Decorate your very own gingerbread house with all the fixings! The kit included, you provide the creativity! For 3-10 years old. Fee: Res: $20; NR: $25. To register, visit norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Dec. 9
Polar Express Party
Civic Center
10 a.m.
It’s time to celebrate the holidays and what better way than a Polar Express Party! Enjoy snacks, crafts, entertainment, and Polar Express specials! Snacks and crafts included! For 1.5-4 years old. Fee: Res: $15; NR: $20. To register, visit norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Dec. 10
Breakfast with Santa 
Norwood Civic Center
8-11 a.m.
The Norwood Recreation Department made a special request to the North Pole and Santa will be making a special Norwood appearance! Hang out for a pancake breakfast, sing songs, crafts, and don’t forget to bring your cameras for pictures with Santa! For all ages. Sign up at norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or walk in to the Norwood Civic Center.
Kids Restaurant Takeover
Karuna Kitchen, Westwood
10 a.m.
Kids will “create their own restaurant,” designing and cooking a full menu including an appetizer, dinner, and dessert that they can take home and prepare for the whole family! Fee: Res: $80/ NR: $85. For ages 10 year’s old+. To register, visit https:/norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Blessings Boutique Thrift Shop
First Baptist Church, 71 Bond St.
10 a.m.-12 noon
This is your last chance to get what you need for Christmas at great prices.  Everything for sale is in great condition.  Clothes for the family, Christmas decor and gifts, kitchen items, tableware, curtains, shoes, boots, jewelry, and a lot more.  All ready and waiting for you!
VFW Post 2452 Meat Raffle
193 Dean St.
2-5 p.m.
The price for each drawing is $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. A pre-buy for $20 is available during the week at the Post. The pre-buy allows for entrance in all ten drawings conducted on Saturday. The winners of the pre-buys need not be present to win. The Meat Raffle is open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Dec. 11
Norwood High School Madrigals Concert
F. Holland Day House, 93 Day St.
2-4 p.m.

Meal Prep Sundays
Virtual (through Norwood Recreation Department)
3 p.m.
During this virtual cooking class you will prepare 4 separate meals for your busy week ahead in just 60 minutes! A supply list will get sent before so you are prepared for the prep! Fee: Res: $45 /NR: $55. For all ages To register, visit https:/norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Dec. 12
Calm Your Mind: Mindfulness Workshop
Morrill Memorial Library
6 p.m.
Instructor Emily Egan holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree, and a Master’s in Public Health. She has facilitated various group therapy sessions with an emphasis on psychoeducation, and positive psychology. She also has extensive experience in facilitating different types of mindfulness groups, learning from members/clients and from colleagues on helpful and enjoyable techniques. This program is free and open to anyone 18 or older. Registration is required. To register, call the Reference Desk at 781-769-0200, x2, or online at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Dec. 13
Women’s Business Networking Meeting
Brickify, 15R Cottage St.
8 a.m.
The Women’s Business Networking (WBN) group is a non-profit organization for women in business or residents of Norwood and surrounding towns. The group meet two mornings per month and in addition to providing referral business, the women share and support business ideas and community events/fundraisers. If you would like more information about the organization, call 781-799-7068, or email [email protected]
Norwood Woman’s Club Meeting
Knights of Columbus
12:30 p.m.
The  Magic of Lyn, an amazing illusionist, will perform with audience participation will be our entertainment. A light lunch will be served.  Guests are welcomed.  Any questions please call Trina at 781-762-8173 or Carol at 781-762-5105.
Holiday Cookie Decorating
Civic Center
3 p.m.
Frost and decorate holiday sugar cookies! You come with an adult and all the fixings provided. Instructed by Mary Taggart. For grades K-2. Fee: Res:$15; NR: $20. Sign up at norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or walk in to the Norwood Civic Center.
Holiday Cookie Decorating
Civic Center
3 p.m.
Frost and decorate holiday sugar cookies! You come with an adult and all the fixings provided. Instructed by Mary Taggart. For grades 3-5. Fee: Res:$15; NR: $20. Sign up at norwoodma.myrec.com/info/default.aspx or walk in to the Norwood Civic Center.
Dec. 15
Teen Winter Gnome Craft
Morrill Memorial Library
6 p.m.
Make a holiday gnome to cozy up your home this winter! These cute little gnomes will be made using socks and rice, and we will provide other materials to decorate your cozy creation. For ages 12-17 years old. To register, call the Reference Desk at 781-769-0200, x2, or online at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Dec. 16
Sensory-Friendly Friday Movie
Morrill Memorial Library
1 p.m.
Join in for our Sensory-Friendly Friday Movie at the Library, a program specially designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The December movie is the holiday classic Elf, rated PG. Recommended for ages 18 and up. To register, call the Reference Desk at 781-769-0200, x2, or online at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.
Parents Night Out
Civic Center
6-8:30 p.m.
Parents, take the night off! Kids join Playcamp and Civic staff for a night of fun! There will be group games, movies, crafts, and more! For grades 3-5. Fee: Res: $20/NR: $25. To register, visit https:/norwoodma.myrec.com/ info/default.aspx or the Civic Center in person.
Norwood Art Association Holiday Sale & Show
Custom Art Framing, 45 Central St.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The event will be open during regular business hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be small piece artwork (8x10 and under) consisting of original paintings, photos and other items for viewing and purchase. For more information, email [email protected] or call 617-584-3577, or inquire at the frame shop.
Norwood Art Association Opening Reception
Custom Art Framing, 45 Central St.
6 p.m.
The Opening Reception for the Norwood Art Association Holiday Works Sale & Show is Friday night, however, the show will be held today 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Complimentary small bites and beverages will be provided at the reception and members, friends, and guests are invited to attend. 
Friends Monthly Ballroom Dance 
Norwood Senior Center, 275 Prospect St.
7 p.m.
The Friends of the Norwood Council on Aging will be sponsoring their December monthly dance, at the Norwood Senior Center. Music will be provided by Dave Valerio. Cost is $10 per person. Coffee, tea, and desserts are served and there are also door prizes. For more information on this and future events, like their Facebook page at Friends Of The Norwood Council On Aging | Facebook.
Dec. 17
Norwood Art Association Holiday Sale & Show
Custom Art Framing, 45 Central St.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The event will be open during regular business hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be small piece artwork (8x10 and under) consisting of original paintings, photos and other items for viewing and purchase. For more information, email [email protected] or call 617-584-3577, or inquire at the frame shop.
Wreaths Across America
Highland Cemetery
12 noon
This national movement pays tribute to fallen veterans and honor those who are often forgotten. The mission is to REMEMBER fallen U.S. Veterans, HONOR those who serve, and TEACH your children the value of freedom. This is done by placing wreaths on local service men and women’s graves at Highland and Old Parish Cemeteries. All are welcome.
“The First Christmas”/Gingerbread House Decorating
First Baptist Church, 71 Bond St.
10 a.m.-12 noon
Young families with children are invited to a special presentation of “The First Christmas,” telling the story of Jesus’ birth.  After a snack of juice and munchkins, each child, aged 2-12 years old, can decorate a small gingerbread house to take home.  It’s free of charge, our gift to the community.  Reservations are required.  Call the office at 781-762-1633. Leave your name, ages of children attending, and phone number where you can be reached to verify reservation.  Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
VFW Post 2452 Meat Raffle
193 Dean St.
2-5 p.m.
The price for each drawing is $2. Ten drawings are conducted each Saturday. A pre-buy for $20 is available during the week at the Post. The pre-buy allows for entrance in all ten drawings conducted on Saturday. The winners of the pre-buys need not be present to win. The Meat Raffle is open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Dec. 18
Day House Holiday Tour
F. Holland Day House
1-3 p.m.
Come see highlights from the Historical Society collection and the festively decorated Day House!
Dec. 20
Norwood Historical Society Book Club
F. Holland Day House, 93 Day St.
7 p.m.
This 150th sponsored event is a book group that will be discussing “Tales of Tiot,” by W. Everett. For more information, email [email protected]
Dec. 21
Turn the Page Book Group
Morrill Memorial Library
10 a.m.
This month, the book group will be discussing “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk,” a novel by Kathleen Rooney. Copies of the book are available in regular, large print and audio are available at the circulation desk. For questions, email Patty Bailey at [email protected] or call 781-443-8864.

Turn the Page Book Group
Morrill Memorial Library
6:30 p.m.
This month, the book group will be discussing “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk,” a novel by Kathleen Rooney. Copies of the book are available in regular, large print and audio are available at the circulation desk. For questions, email Patty Bailey at [email protected] or call 781-443-8864.
Dec. 24
Library Closes at 12 p.m. for Christmas Holiday
Dec. 29
Cardboard Car Drive-In Movie
Morrill Memorial Library
2 p.m.
How do you go to the drive-in during the winter? Make your own cardboard car and watch movies on the library’s indoor “big screen” ! School aged can create their own cars out of cardboard boxes and then enjoy a few short movies with some popcorn and refreshments! For grades pre-k-5. To register, call the Reference Desk at 781-769-0200, x2, or online at www.norwoodlibrary.org/morrillcalendar/.