Rep. Michael Day office hours: 8-10 a.m. Nov. 17, Kushala Sip Coffee House, 335 Main St., Stoneham. Rep. Michael S. Day, D-Stoneham, announced that he will hold in-district office hours for constituents. Office hours are open to the public. Anyone unable to attend is welcome to contact Representative Day by email at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 617-722-2210. The public is also encouraged to sign up for Day’s electronic newsletter through his website at http://electmikeday.com.
“Aresenic and Old Lace”: 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18, Stoneham High School, 149 Franklin St., Stoneham.. Cost: $10 students; $7 at the door.
Parent and community addiction/substance workshops: 6 p.m. Nov. 21 and 28, Dec. 5 and 12, Stoneham’s Council on Aging, 136 Elm St. Workshops will be held in November and December for parents and the community. The Nov. 21 meeting will discuss “What substances are out there”; the Nov. 28 meeting will discuss “What are the signs of substance dependence”; the Dec. 5 meeting will discuss “What are the types of substance dependence treatment? What are the different approaches”; and the Dec. 12 meeting will discuss “What are coping skills for families and friends.”
Foxwoods Bus Trips: 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 24, The Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham, 15 Dale Court. To register, visit the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham or call Donna DiVirgilio at 781-832-3304. The Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham is offering monthly Foxwoods bus trips for all adults. This will be the last bus trip for this year and they will start up again in March 2018. The bus will leave the Boys & Girls Club at 6:30 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. The bus company is Peter Pan. The cost is $39, which includes $15 of slot play and a free buffet valued at $20. Participants play bingo on the bus ride up, with free raffles, snack bags, water and a movie scheduled for the bus ride home. Also if it is a participant’s birthday month, Foxwoods will give them a free bingo package.
Trolley Ride with Frosty to ZooLights: 5 p.m. Nov. 26, Town Common, Stoneham. The Trolley will leave the Town Common immediately following the tree lighting ceremony. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. The community is invited to ride the Trolley with Frosty the Snowman and win a prize. Pizza, cookies and drinks will be available. All proceeds will provide enrichment programs for Stoneham’s youth. This program is sponsored by the Stoneham Business and Community Education Foundation and StonehamBank.
Breakfast with Santa: 9-11 a.m. Dec. 10, Montvale Plaza, 54 Montvale Ave., Stoneham. For information: 781-438-0127. Montvale Plaza, along with the Stoneham Firefighters Association, has invited the community to Breakfast with Santa to benefit Toys for Local Children. The event will feature free breakfast for any person donating a new, unwrapped toy. Gift cards and cash donations will also be accepted. Santa will be available for pictures.
ZooLights: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 25-Dec. 31, Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. ZooLights will be closed on Dec. 25. For tickets and information: 617-541-LION; http://stonezoo.org. Visitors can stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. New this year, guests will be able to see black bears, Smoky and Bubba, and the festively decorated area around their exhibit. Stroll through the lit Yukon Creek and see bald eagles, Canada lynx, arctic foxes and reindeer. Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to meet one of Stone Zoo’s reindeer up close during the nightly photo opportunities. Children will want to make sure they visit with Santa, who awaits their arrival in Santa’s Castle. Old St. Nick will be available for photos through Dec. 23. On Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 24, guests can also meet Mrs. Claus, who will be greeting visitors and spreading holiday cheer throughout the Zoo from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The reindeer photo opportunities are subject to change at any time due to the animals’ needs and the weather.
Junior Library fall story times and book clubs: story times will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through Nov. 28. Book clubs will be offered for grades 3-8 and will meet once a month for approximately 45 minutes. Light refreshments are served. Copies of the books will be available in the Junior Library. All are welcome. For information, stop by the Library at 431 Main St., Stoneham, call 781-438-1325 or visit http://eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=STONEHAM Tuesday’s story time is for children of all ages, including infants; this mixed-aged program features interactive books, songs, puppets and simple crafts; no registration is necessary; no snacks or food are allowed. Wednesday’s story time is for ages 3 and older; children will participate without their caregiver in the activity room; no registration is required — all are welcome to join for books, songs, puppets and age-appropriate crafts. .
Concerned about pneumonia?: Free for qualified Stoneham residents. For information: 781-438-0501. Recommended for all persons 65 years and older, Stoneham Board of Health now has Prevnar 13 vaccine available to help protect against pneumonia. Prevnar 13 is a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine that protects against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria. Prevnar 13 is given in addition to the pneumonia vaccine (Pneumovax 23). Shingles vaccines also available to qualified Stoneham residents.