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Waffles with Santa

Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Brown Cow, 7347 Madison St. Santa loves waffles for breakfast and wants to share them with you. Enjoy homemade Belgian waffles and a full waffle sundae bar, bacon, sausage and hot cocoa with Santa. Free photo op with Santa with the purchase of breakfast. Elf size (1/4 waffle) $5.99. Reindeer size (1/2 waffle) $8.99. Santa size (whole waffle) $11.99. No reservations required.

Couch Potato Friday

Come on out to Scratch Kitchen, 7445 Madison St., on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. to chill out. Friends and Seinfield will be played, and bacon flavored popcorn will be served. The comfort food of the night is stuffed meatloaf. 

Madison Street Mini Market

Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Lantern Haus, 7414 Madison St. Come to a unique, last minute artisan market to wrap up your holiday shopping. Enjoy the open-air photo booth, drinks and holiday cheer while shopping for gifts from local vendors and shops.

Wine and wrap event

Let’s get together to wrap and have fun! Grab some friends, enjoy some wine and reserve a table to wrap. All wrapping paper, ribbon, tape and bows will be provided. Email to reserve a table at amyswinehouse7235@gmail.com. Tuesday, Dec. 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Amy’s Winehouse, 7235 Roosevelt Rd.

Mayor Hoskins’ Community Toy Drive

Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion, 500 Circle Ave. Please bring an unwrapped gift for kids aged 3 to 16 or a gift card for youth aged 11 to 16. Free food and soft drinks! If you’re unable to attend, you can still help by dropping off a gift at the Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd.

Grown-up Game Night

Spend an evening with the Forest Park Public Library (offsite) playing a variety of board and card games. Either compete against each other, or work with one another, playing games like Scrabble, Exploding Kittens, Flash Point or bring your own! December 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Park District of Forest Park, 7401 Harrison St., Building 4.