by Brian Goedde

Thursday 12/9

RELAX -- This open house features a discussion of the theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine, complete with a demonstration. Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 701 N 34th St, Suite 300, 7-9 pm, 633-2419.

TENANTS, UNITE -- The Displacement Coalition meets to develop strategies to save low income housing and curtail Seattle's inflating rents. Pilgrim Congregational, 509 10th Ave E at Republican, 7 pm, 328-9135.

Friday 12/10

SHOPPING, SHOUTING -- Carolers will follow up WTO protesters in spectacle and cheer by lining the streets from Westlake to the Market for the Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition. National Guard need not apply. To register call 728-2773.

WTO T-SHIRTS -- A newly gas-free Hi·Score offers you the chance to express your feelings about the WTO on a t-shirt--for free! Just bring a t-shirt, what you want it to say, and they'll print it up for you to wear. Hi·Score Arcade, 612 E Pine St, 860-8839, noon-6 pm, free.

Monday 12/13

GOSPEL, BOATS, FIRES -- The Argosy Christmas Ship tours Seattle's shores while the Total Experience Gospel Choir blesses the crowds warming their hands over Seattle's Best Coffee-sponsored bonfires. Mt. Baker Beach, 6:55-7:25 pm, among dozens of other ship appearances, until 12/22; for complete listings call 623-1445.


RENT A SANTA -- A team of volunteer Santas will slide down chimneys at daycares, homes, and offices (chimney pending) for the benefit of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Call 213-0200 to schedule a Santa or to be one! Through 12/23.

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