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- Vote for Top It Off in the Boston Main Streets Deck the Windows contest.
- Today children can learn to Decorate a Gingerbread House at the for free. 4 p.m. Space is limited, so call first. 617-325-3147 ext. 3156.
- Have you walked the Labyrinth at the Stratford Street United Church? Try it out, you never know what you'll find...
- It's parent-teacher conference day at . Conferences are for kindergarten through grade 5 and will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 and 5 to 7 p.m. School will be dismissed at noon. There will be no aftercare.
- Do you want to win the Boston Public Schools $100,000? Participate in the Deck Your House holiday house contest. Several winners will win money to pay your heating bill.