Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Gov. Deval Patrick kicks off his weeklong trade mission to China Monday morning (Beijing time) with a series of meetings and remarks at a Massachusetts-China Partnership Forum and at a Massachusetts-China Partnership lunch.

Former President Bill Clinton attends the annual lantern-lighting ceremony at the Old North Church in Boston Monday evening before heading to a fundraiser for his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The State House's traditional 15-foot Chanukah Menorah goes bright at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday with a Nurses Hall ceremony drawing many top state officials and Rabbi Rachmiel Liberman of the Congregation Lubavitch Jewish Educational Center.

The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, a Boston-based coalition aimed at preventive action on toxic hazards, releases a consumer guide to toxic chemicals in toys Wednesday at

MassINC holds a forum on the challenges facing local government, “Municipal Meltdown: The Fiscal Crisis Facing Massachusetts Cities & Towns,” 8:15 am Thursday at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston.