WINTER COAT DRIVE: The Clinton High School Technology Education Department is collecting adult and children's winter coats to support individuals and families who are experiencing economic and personal challenges. Coats will be delivered to WHEAT Community Services on High Street. Coats may be dropped off at the high school during school hours.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: hosted by the Clinton High School Student Council, will be Friday, Dec. 19, at Clinton High, 200 West Boylston St., from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled every 15 minutes. For an appointment, email the student council at

BERNARD MALAMUD: short story reading group meets next on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bigelow Public Library. New members are welcome. For information, call Joan Higbee-Glace, (978) 870-0352, or Gordon Graham (978) 733-4367.

CHS ALUMNI BASKETBALL: Home for the Holidays Alumni Game, Saturday, Dec. 27, at 5 p.m. at Clinton High. Alumni Lady Gaels vs. the current team. Coach Bernie Gaughan will be coaching the alumni. If interested, contact one of the following: Derek Moisan,, John Smith at, or Caitlin McGrail, at

'GHENGIS BLUES': the extraordinary odyssey of a blind Massachusetts blues musician who teaches himself the art of Tuvan "throat-signing,'' and is invited to compete in the 1995 throat-signing festival in Kyzyl, central Asia. The film will be shown on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 for museum members, $12 for nonmembers. Includes museum admission prior to showtime. Reservations recommended, call (978) 598-5000, ext. 21.

CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION: Tuesday, Jan. 6, through Feb. 5, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment, at the office of Clinton Community Partnerships for Children, Clinton residents only. Children must be 3 years old by Aug. 31, 2015. Bring a birth certificate, Social Security cards, health insurance card, immunization record, copy of latest physical, with lead screening results, and parent/guardian photo ID.

INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE: Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. The class, which begins on Saturday. Jan. 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (snowdate: Saturday, Feb. 7), includes instruction, demonstrations, and a kit with...

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