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Toy Donations, York Park Design, NELAart Walk

Your countdown to the weekend begins here.

Toys (file photo).
Toys (file photo).
1. Give toys for the holidays

Do you have an unwrapped toy sitting around for a child to play with? Bring it to the Highland Park Recreation Center, where kids from low-income families will be getting toys on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. while they have breakfast with Santa, get their faces painted and enjoy a variety of arts and crafts. Students from Franklin High School have been collecting toys for this event for weeks, and they will be bringing them to the rec center at 5 p.m. on Friday.

2. Vote for York Park design

Have you voted online for which of three proposed designs you'd like to see implemented in the construction of York Park on the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50? If not, you have until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, to do so—either online or in person on Saturday at the site of the park's proposed construction. Want to vote online? Just click here.

3. NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night

Mark your calendars: The monthly Second Saturday Gallery Night art walk presented by NELAart, Inc. is tomorrow, Dec. 14. About 60 art galleries, studios and stores will be participating. Click here for the full list of participants—and stay tuned for further details.

4. What's the weather like today around Highland Park? Click here to find out.

5. How's the local traffic in and around Highland Park-Mount Washington?  Click here for up-to-the-minute traffic information from Mapquest.com.

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