HAPPENINGS
Fourth Annual Have a Heart Chocolate Extravaganza

February 9th, the Brookline Rotary Club will host a chocolate-themed event to raise money for hunger-related charities. In honor of Valentine's Day, the annual fundraiser is comprised of food, drink, and chocolate samples in addition to live music and a silent auction. The majority of the proceeds will go to Brookline Emergency Food Pantry, though other related charities may get donations as well.

LIFESTYLE
Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Can you believe it's already December? The holiday season is in full swing and we're here to help you start your holiday shopping with the perfect stocking stuffers! Check 'em out below and beat the holiday craze! It'll be here before you know it!

For the bling-crazy: Nothing says 'look at me' like beautiful jewelry. These suede wrap bracelets ($138) from Alexandra Beth are the perfect addition to any female's collection of stones, complete with actual rocks, shimmering geodes. Looking for something to adorn those dainty fingers? Margaret Elizabeth makes gorgeous rings, like this pear shaped pink amythest for only $88. Make someone really happy by blinging up their stocking this year.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
A Fall Food Frenzy

What better way to kick off the new season than to stuff one's face with some of Boston's best cuisine? Make a stop at any of these culinary extravaganzas to get a heavy dose of fall flavor and fun:

When: Saturday, Sept. 25th, 12-5 p.m.
 Where: Landsdowne and Ipswich St. next to Fenway Park 
Price: $40 in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the event.

Offering dishes from over 80 different restaurants in the Boston area, as well as free access to the Fenway bars, the entry price seems to be well worth it. Rumors of a mechanical bull and eating contests may make this Saturday more than just a party in the "pahk."