C'mon Madison! Your Help Is Needed! More Toys Needed For Children Who Otherwise Might Go Without!

Here's how you can help, along with information about fun things for you to do coming up this holiday season, from the Madison Chamber of Commerce.

Please help the Madison Police Department help others! Photo credit: Ann Nyberg
Please help the Madison Police Department help others! Photo credit: Ann Nyberg
From the Madison Chamber of Commerce: 

As we start to close in on the Christmas Holiday, let's remember those who are less fortunate than we are.  How about "Playing Santa" for a disadvantaged child?  The Madison Police Department is very much in need of toys and games to distribute to families in need in Madison. This is NOT Toys for Tots, but what our police department does for Madison families in need every year.  They serve about 70  families who come to the police department on December 18th and 19th to choose gifts that they have in a room, which happens to be very sparse at the moment!! 

If you are able to help, please deliver an unwrapped toy, game, etc. for the age/gender group below to the Madison Police Dept. before December 18th. If you would also forward this to any family or friends that might be able to help, that would be wonderful!   

Specific Areas of Need: * 4 year old boys  (None needed for girls! They already have plenty for girls this age.) * 7-13 year old boys and girls  Please deliver unwrapped gifts to the Madison PD at the Town Campus.

Circle Nursery School is hosting its Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14 at the North Madison Congregational Church.  They will be serving a family breakfast of pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Santa will be visiting from 8:30am-10:30am. This event is open to the community.

$6.  Adults; $3.  Children. Please call 203-421-0997 for more information.  

Speaking of Santa, members of the Women's Club of Madison are giving Santa administrative help this year again with letter writing.. their mailboxes are at Stop & Shop and Roberts and will be removed on 12/18.  The letter written to Santa should also have a self-addressed stamped envelope with it.  Learn more by clicking here.

Scranton Library Friends DVD HOLIDAY POP-UP SALE will take place in the Lobby of the Scranton Memorial Library on Saturday, Dec. 14, 10am - 4pm Enjoy a sweet treat as you shop an amazing collection of  DVDs, books and other potential gifts which will put smiles on the faces of your friends and family on Christmas morning! Gift wrapping available. All proceeds benefit Madison's Scranton Memorial Library programs.  .
You won't want to miss "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, "the man who invented the modern Christmas," on Saturday, December 14, at 7:00 PM, at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society, 297 Boston Post Road, Madison.  Adults and teenagers will have the opportunity to hear brilliant storytellerJennifer Munro's dramatic reading of this holiday classic.  Admission is $15 in advance and includes refreshments at the intermission. Tickets are also available at the door for $18.  Reservations and tickets are available at Shoreline UU Society, call 203-245-8720 or email office@shorelineunitarian.org.  Tickets are also available at Silver Moon, in downtown Madison.

Shoreline Youth Symphony and Whiz Kids Holiday Concert, including the North Madison Congregational Churc choir, takes place on Sunday, December 15th at St. Margaret's RC Church, 24 Academy St, Madison.
From 2 to 3pm, refreshments and a Silent Auction will be in the St. Margaret's
Church Hall (lower level of the Church) and the music begins upstairs in the sanctuary at 3pm.   Free-will donation. Please bring a non-perishable item
to donate to the local food pantry. All are welcome.

Looking for a unique gift?  Local photographer Chris Penders of CJP Photos has a cool 2014 calendar available for sale, chock-full of his beautiful photos.  Click here for more information. 


 Next Wednesday, December 18, 5:30-7:30pm join the Chamber board of directors and lots of other people as we celebrate the holiday season in style with the Madison Beach Hotel's Cool Lounge Holiday Party! In the spirit of the season, proceeds will benefit the Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center. Dress in "Mad Men" 60's style (if you'd like...or dare!) and enjoy complimentary passed hors d'oeurvres and a cash bar of classic cocktails from Old Fashioneds to Manhattans and Maritinis.   Live holiday jazz will be performed by Ric Cunningham and his Merry Mad Men

Stay for dinner as the Wharf Restaurant will be offering a special prix fixe holiday menu.  $20 per person...click here for more information. 



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