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BEACON HILL—Through Saturday, NRO Kids will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for children 0-12 to be donated to MassGeneral Hospital for Children. In exchange, you'll receive 15% off any NRO Kids purchase. Drop off or purchase donations at 126 Charles Street. [Racked Inbox]
MISSION HILL—The annual MassArt student and alumni Holiday Sale kicked off this weekend, running daily from 10am to 7pm in the lobby of the Tower Building (621 Huntington Avenue) through Saturday, December 7. Shop handmade items including hand-blown glass, ceramics, wall art, jewelry, scarves, and more—as well as holiday ornaments and greeting cards. [Racked Inbox]
BACK BAY—If you find the 1920s to be a finer era, stop into Goorin Bros. at 130 Newbury Street on Thursday from 6pm to 9pm for a "Repeal of Prohibition" party. Toast speakeasy-inspired hats from the San Francisco hatmaker, including styles like fedoras, bowlers, cloches, and berets. Whisper the code "Scofflaw" for a secret cocktail, and be sure to dress up any purchases with a limited edition holiday hat box. [Racked Inbox]