Saturday, December 03, 2011

SAT 12/3: Daytime Cheapness

Yeah, it's December... You still have plenty of time to get ready for Christma-Hanu-Kwaanza. Have some fun!


SAT 12/3

11am to 3pm
"A Rich History: A Celebration of Chocolate"
at Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

The Old South Meeting Houseis one those historic places around town, and it would be nice to simply look around anytime -- but I don't want to pay $6 every time.

Stop by if you're in the neighborhood, and you might get a hot chocolate since there's going to be "chocolate demonstrations, sampling of chocolate drink, and short talks."

Discounted tickets to the upcoming Boston Tea Party Reenactment should be available.

SAT 12/3

Guinness World-Record Caroling Attempt
at Christian Science Center Plaza, about 275 Mass Ave, Boston (Back Bay)

It doesn't matter if the record is broken at this sing-in. It didn't happen last year. It may not happen this year, but Keith Lockhart will eventually get it done.

There is a warm, fuzzy feeling when thousands of people sing together for 15 minutes even if it's cheesy holiday tunes. Although I'd like to think the maestro would shy away from the clunkers.

"The record attempt will start at 12:30pm sharp, so get there earlier."

Do you know why it doesn't really matter? Because you can get a free hot chocolate.

SAT 12/3

Noon to 6pm
at Pozen Center, about 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt, enter on Evans Way)
FREE -- Bring Something to Swap

Don't feel guilty about having fun when others may be running around. This is a place to learn stuff! There may be time to make gifts for people! (Okay, maybe a person or two people...) Some presentations have been set, and others will be a surprise.

The schedule:

Bookbinding, Knitting -- Noon, 1pm, 2pm
DIY Speakers, Felt Soap* -- 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm
Bookbinding, Native American Earrings -- 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Karate -- 2:30pm

Bike repair and Lino-cut will be ongoing workshops throughout the day (or until supplies run out!)
They ask that you bring something to swap. There is some more ideas on the Facebook page, but they offer suggestions like: : "From mixtapes to clothes, art supplies to shoelaces, old sunglasses to a busted radio."

* That's not the felt soap people coming to the ShareFair, but I didn't know what that was. (I assume someone else may say, "WTF is felt soap?")

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