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A Very Dipper Christmas

FRIDAY, DEC. 15 – The world-famous DIPPER CAFE, right down the street from Groundwork at 1367 Purchase Street, holds their Christmas party tonight from 7:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Swing by and enjoy special holiday shots, the Eggnog and Jack Frost. They also plan a buffet and some music for your dancing feet. The Dipper is the neighborhood pub you need in your life, whether you know it or not!

Jingle Mingle – on skates!

SATURDAY, DEC. 16 – Mass Attack Roller Derby holds their third annual Jingle Mingle today at Rose Alley Ale House (94 Front Street, NB). The holiday event will feature Kegs and Eggs (9-11am), an Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest (6pm-8pm), and is “a great time to meet and greet with the women of Mass Attack Roller Derby,” they write. “League members will be present all day to answer questions and spread some holiday cheer! Come enjoy the day with us, from breakfast to last call, and help support our 2018 season.” Want to know more about MARD? Click here!

MVP, Scrimshaw & TL6

SATURDAY, DEC. 16 – Here’s another annual event that’s much anticipated: TL6 the Gallery (at 100 William Street, downtown NB) hosts two of their artists for ART in ACTION today from noon – 6:00 p.m. Come see MVB Printmaker and Scrimshaw Pottery demonstrate their trades. “Witness the creation of hand stitched leather bound books by Michael Vincent Bushy. Watch as Ben Gaboury draws detailed scrimshaw inspired images on his pottery,” TL6 entices us with…

Steven & Beth do Cocoa at the Common

SATURDAY, DEC. 16 – Catch the Clasky Common Park Holiday Light Display this evening – and grab a cup of free cocoa from yours truly and partner-in-chocolate, Bethany Santos-Fauteux. We’ll be manning Destination Soup’s Cocoa at the Common concession from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Read more about Cocoa at the Common here.) Myself and Beth, who works at DSoups, are all in with #NBW3 – The Ward 3 Project. But don’t mind crossing the border into Ward 4 for a good cause and a good time! Come play with us!

God bless us, every one

SUNDAY, DEC. 17 – The Glass Horse Theatre Project gets into the spirit of the season this afternoon at 3:00pm and then again at 7:00 p.m. That’s when they’ll be holding staged readings of “A Christmas Carol” at Gallery X (169 William Street, NB) It’s a new adaptation by local Southcoast playwright, Jess Wilson of the Dickens classic. And, it’s a benefit for their upcoming season – so don’t be a Scrooge. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Steven Froias