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Community Updates: November 2019


How To Talk To Your Kids About Racism
This month, there will be two opportunities  for Brookline parents and caregivers to participate in a community dialogue on talking to your children about racism:

Both events will discuss concepts and strategies for families to engage young people of all ages in conversations around race. Brookline staff are also welcome to attend!


Party for the Pantry Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, November 16, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner School.

The Brookline Food Pantry and the Brookline Thrives Program will be holding their 3rd annual
Party for the Pantry fundraiser at the Coolidge Corner School. Join other volunteers and the Brookline community in a silent auction and dancing as they raise donations to provide free take-home weekend meals for families in need.


Annual Gala-Rama Party 

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co., Boston, MA 02215.

Come celebrate with families and staff and support curriculum innovation with the BHS Innovation Fund’s annual Gala-Rama party! Festivities include an open bar featuring craft beers, cocktails & festive food; ping-pong, billiards, and shuffleboard; and a silent auction. Your participation will help future investments in new academic programs at Brookline High School!

First Light Holiday Celebration
Thursday, November 21, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Brookline Chamber of Commerce, this annual event is a great way to jumpstart the holiday season. Participating businesses will offer a variety of family fun entertainment and giveaways, including live music, samples, collaborative art projects, presentations, caricatures, face painting, balloons, and refreshments. Wander around Brookline’s commercial areas and enjoy the fun!

Click here to check out a full list of participating vendors in Brookline!


Seasonal Flu Clinics
Beginning in October, the Department of Public Health will be hosting Flu Clinics for all Brookline residents including children that are six months or older. Families may visit Baker School on November 13 and Brookline High School on November 24 to receive their flu shots. There will be no charge for individuals without health insurance. To learn more, please visit