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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Page 5 TO Christmas q azaar BENEFIT CYSTIC FIBROSIS by Angela Cornacchio The North End Against Drugs and local North End contributors will be host- ing their annual Christmas Bazaar fundraiser to benefit Cystic Fibrosis on Saturday, December I"t. Beginning at 10:00 am, you are invited to enjoy a bake sale, purchase ornaments made by Nazzaro Children, books and toys and take a chance on the raffles. Children of all ages c-an take part in making Christ- mas crafts. You can also make some Christmas or- naments and decorations that you can take home or put on the Nazzaro Center Christmas tree. There is no charge for the crafts and all welcomeT The" vent will take place at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street in the North End of Boston. Come and support a good cause, enjoy some Christ- mas cookies and a little arts and crafts time for the kids. Concerto di Natale: Christmas in the North End at Sacred Heart Church In one of the most anticipated Christmas concerts of the season, the St. Leonard's Choral Society presents "Concerto di Natale: Christmas in the North End" at Sacred Heart Church, I0 North Square, on Sunday, December 16, 2012 starting at 4:00 pm. A $10 donation is requested. Tickets are available at the St. Leonard's Parish office. NORTH END Christmas Fund Luncheon The North End Christmas Fund Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 12 Noon to benefit North End families and elderly. The luncheon will be at Filippo's Ristorante at 283 Causeway Street. Tickets are a $20 donation and available at North End Waterfront Health on Hanover Street. Call 617-643-8105 for more information. 6'h Annual Holiday Area businesses will be participating in the Buon Natale Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 7th from 7:00-11:00 pm in Boston's North End. Boutiques and shops in the neighborhood are staying open late for a night of holi- day shopping and fun. Many venues will be serving up refreshments and offering great discounts. Pick up a "passport" at any of the shops; get it punched at all participating venues [I Stroll in Boston's North End and be entered to win a fabulous gift basket! : Participating shops include neighborhood favorites: A Matter of Face, Acquire, Cocoa- nuts Boston, Ensemble, Exhale Spa, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Heart & Sole, High Gear Jewelry, Injeanius, LIT Boutique, Luke Aaron, Lulu's Sweet Shoppe, North Bennet St. School, Savas Studios, Sedurre, Shake the Tree, Sol Optics, Twilight and The Wine Bottega. Charlestown's Annual Holiday Fair & Stroll The Charlestown Women's Club is cur- rently booking tables for its annual Holiday Fair. This year's fair will be held at the new Knights of Columbus, 545 Medford Street in Charlestown on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Charlestown Holiday Stroll is also being held on this date where shops part- ner with fun vendors from 10:00 am- 4:00 pro. Santa Claus will arrive by trolley at Preservation Park at 10:00 am. There will be great free events for the whole fam- ily! Shopping specials, dining specials, stroll- ing carolers and you can win great prizes. Stroll maps will be available at participat- ing businesses on the day of the event or at Olivia Browning, 20 City Square. In addition to hand crafted jewelry, knit wear and giftware, a cash for gold vendor will also be on hand. We are looking forward to a wonderful day. The Charlestown Holiday Stroll will be held at Thompson Square, Main Street and Austin Streets, Charlestown. FREE!!! East Boston Holiday Lighting Parade & Festivities East Boston Holiday Light- ing Parade and Festivities will take place on Sunday, December 2, 2012. SOME HIGHLIGHTS: Refreshments Take pictures with Santa Claus East Boston Central Catholic Bell Ringers -- Direction of Run Pardi Beverly Richards Dance Studio Dancers Balloon City will provide costumed characters PARADE ROUTE l:30pm -- Line up begins on Condor Street, near Angelo's. 2:00 pm -- Step off from Condor Street onto Meridian Street past East Boston Public Library (Main Branch) to Central Square where the park is. Continue on to Meridian Street to Maverick Station, turn left on to Sumner Street all the way to the end then left on to Maverick Station to Central Square by Rapino Memorial Funeral Home). Turn onto Chelsea Street and follow to Day Square to Bennington Street all the way to Orient Heights at the traffic light take a right onto Saratoga Street over the bridge past the Orient Heights Library and go right onto St. Andrews Road go to end then left onto Annavoy Street then onto Saratoga by CVS. Follow all the way to Orient Heights at the traffic lights and take a right onto Bennington Street by the Orient Heights MBTA Sta- tion. Go straight to Orient Avenue and follow up the hill past the Madonna. At the end make a right down Faywood Avenue back to Orient Heights Avenue down the hill back onto Benning- ton Street. Go to Orient Heights Square take a right at the traffic lights onto Saratoga Street. The Parade ends at Ruggerio Family Memorial Home where traf- fic will be directed. Christmas Concert at Old North Church The historic Old North Church, 195 Salem Street in Boston's North End, presents Handel's "Messiah" at its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 9th at 5:00 pm. The Old North Chamber Choir and Orchestra, in collaboration with the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), will perform the Christmas portion of Handel's best known oratorio, "Messiah," which is consid- ered by many as a fixture of the holiday season. Suggested donation - 810. Organist and Music Director of Old North Church, Dr. Libor Dudas, will conduct this program. Dudas has conducted choral works and performed organ concerts across Europe and the United States. This festive and candlelit concert will be held in the Old North Church, famous for its his- toric role in the American Revolution. For further information, please contact the church at 617-523-6676. hm , I o.LI ..d ... Have Spinelli's Cater Your 14 liday Parties Spinelli's #aVioli & I astru Shop Cc, II for 0,0%,0 ]-elepho., 617-567-1992 Fax 611-561-5150 Ring in the New Year at SPINELLI'S FUNCTION FACILITY Lynnfield Call for reservations 781-592-6400