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Monday, December 8, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

NEW HAVEN — A Community Sing will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight, Dec. 9, at Yale University’s Dwight Hall Chapel, 67 High St. Everyone is invited, from students and faculty to community members, to participate in singing music from many traditions around the world. Free hot apple cider will be served.
The event will immediately follow the Alternative Gift Fair from noon to 6 p.m., also in Dwight Hall Chapel. The fair will offer alternative gift shopping and unique gifts offered by international organizations and local New Haven agencies, organizers said. It will support Sadhna from India, One Mango Tree from Uganda and several other fair trade cooperatives from different parts of the world including Afghanistan, Kenya, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and more, organizers said.

NEW HAVEN — A public lighting of a menorah will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21 on the city Green.
The event, timed for the first day of Hanukkah and sponsored by Yeshiva Gedolah Rabbinical Institute of New England, Connecticut, will include a car procession from the Green, beginning at 6:15 p.m., to the Rabbinical Institute, 292 Norton St., where the Grand Chanukah Celebration will be held at 7 p.m. There will be a special presentation dedicated tor all the people who were killed in the recent terrorist attack in Mumbai.

NEW HAVEN — Alderman Sergio Rodriguez, D-26, president Pro Tempore of the Board of Aldermen, will hold a neighborhood community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Davis Street School, 26 Davis St. Neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend to share ideas and concerns and discuss issues of importance to the neighborhood. Coffee will be available. Future neighborhood community meetings are scheduled to take place, also at 6:30 p.m. at Davis Street School, on March 25 and June 17.