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Celebrate the holidays in Dudley Square

11/26/2014, 6 a.m.

Enjoy art, kids events, and special business events in Dudley Square during the month of December. In addition to a Dec. 6 kids’ party and tree lighting at the Dudley Library, there will be events including new owners recreating long term Dudley businesses, a collectible doll and art pop-up shop, and some computer giveaways in stores.

Some of the highlights are:

• For middle and high school kids, a spoken word evening at the Haley House Cafe on December 5.

• On December 5, Dr. Earle Williams will be doing a book signing and talk on his book at the Dudley Library, jointly sponsored by A Nubian Notion. This former Roxbury resident chronicles some of the hard times he had on the streets of Roxbury, only to later become a doctor of psychology and forensic science in his own private practice, for Virginia TV stations and as a lecturer at universities.

• Since Dudley is becoming an education and innovation district, there will be a hands-on tech day where youth can come, fabricate and touch technology on Dec. 13.

• Also on Dec. 13, there will be a Best Sandwich contest where restaurants let customers and the community decide the winner.

• The Black Gold Doll Club of New England and local artists will have a pop-up art and collectible doll sale on Dec. 6.

• Tropical Foods will be raffling a holiday dinner every Friday.

These events are designed to appeal to the variety of ages and cultures that populate Dudley and the surrounding districts. Dudley merchants want to engage the community in community events and thank them for continuing shop locally