HOLIDAY HOOPLAThe Boston Women Communicators holds its ninth annual holiday party. At the College Club, 44 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 6-9 p.m. Fees: $45 for members; $60 for non-members. Festivities will include a buffet, wassail bowl and singing around agrand piano. Info: (617) 421-4937, or Dec. 3

FIRESIDE CHATThe Massachusetts Interactive Media Council sponsors a “fireside chat” with George Colony, founder and chief executive officer of Forrester Research. At the Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass. 6-7 p.m. Fees: $45 for MIMC members; $90 for non-members. Cocktails and hors d’oeurveswill be served. Info: 9

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