And to all a good weekend.
Community Servings Holiday Dinners
What: Help the meals program distribute a special feast (Cornish game hen, wild rice, pasta salad, and sweet potato pie) to thousands of critically ill people around the city.
Why: Just cause.
When: Today, 10 a.m.
Where: 18 Marbury Terr., Jamaica Plain (617-522-7777). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Tremont 647’s Cozy Christmas Eve
What: Unwind from the last-minute spending frenzy with a $15 comfort menu of tomato soup, mac ’n’ cheese, turkey meat loaf, and fried chicken.
Why: Pregame sustenance for the price of a stocking stuffer. (Eggnog, too.)
When: Fri., 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: 647 Tremont St., South End (617-266-4600).
Post-Holiday Sale at Twilight
What: Take your gift-envelope dough and splurge on an NYE glamour piece from Nicole Miller, Bailey 44, or Max & Cleo at 30-75 percent off.
Why: That new bedazzled cardigan from Grams ain’t gonna cut it.
When: Starts Sun. Mon. & Tues., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 12 Fleet St., North End (617-523-8008).
The Best Bottles to Give
What: You’re on your way to another holiday party — empty-handed. Stop. Drop some cash. And roll in with a nice gift of wine, rum, whiskey, or cognac. You’ll be everyone’s best-loved guest.
Why: It’s as easy as flashing your ID.
When: You have zero time.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Kickass Cupcakes Happy Hour
What: Baker extraordinaire Sara Ross bids 2010 an early adieu with celebratory (and complimentary) mini cakes like The Bubbly (vanilla cake, champagne-soaked strawberry center, and pink champagne icing).
Why: It’s been nearly 48 hours since you overindulged.
When: Mon., 4-7 p.m.
Where: 378 Highland Ave., Davis Square (617-628-2877).
Photo: David Carmack / Courtesy of Community Servings