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Weekend Picks December 12th

Eat:
Stop by Telegraph Hill  (289 Dorchester Street) for an appetizer or two.  Their extensive appetizer menu features such delights as their famous nachos and crab stuffed mushrooms.  A perfect pairing with on their many craft beers on tap.

Drink:
Social Wines offers weekly tastings and suggestions on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30pm-8pm.  Stop by on Thursday for a mead tasting with Green Ambrosia and on Friday Loire Valley Wines will be on hand to sample their wine. A special tasting will take place on Saturday with Old Ipswich and Bully Boy spirits tastings.  

Shop:
Take a shopping excursion this weekend and shop local.  From boutiques to home decor, South Boston has it all!  ‘Tis the season to shop and South Boston boutiques have their doors wide open for business and offering some great discounts and specials for the holidays. Here is a list of locations in Southie where shoppers can find merchandise to satisfy all recreational retail shopping needs.  Shop local!  It’s good for the neighborhood! https://caughtinsouthie.com/shop/shopping-expedition-south-boston

Give:
Become a Holiday Helper! South Boston Neighborhood House hosts their annual Holiday Helper Program where various sponsors are connected with individuals or families to provide them with gifts or gift cards for the holidays. To donate to the South Boston Neighborhood House Holiday Helper program contact Kathy Lafferty at 617-268-1619 x201 or klafferty@sbnh.org

Support:
Buy a brick! Help support Medicine Wheel’s common path at “No Man’s Land” at Thomas Park by buying a brick – yes, a brick.  By purchasing a brick for just $50, you will help support youth employment from our community and helping pave a way for a better future for these kids.  Your brick will be engraved and placed in the path at No Man’s Land.  To donate visit: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/donate/ The brick can be engraved to honor a loved one, a hope, a dream, a wish, a prayer, and live forever in South Boston’s historic Thomas Park.  It makes a great gift!

Listen:
Barlow’s (241 A Street) has live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.  Sip a glass of wine or one of their signature cocktails and enjoy the live music and all their festive holiday decorations.  For more information visit: http://barlowsrestaurant.com/

See:
Glitz and glam! Holiday Fashion Night at The Urban Art Bar (709 East Broadway).  The second fashion show of the season at the Urban Art Bar will take place on Thursday, December 11th at 7pm and will feature fashions by Ku De Ta and hair and makeup by Nurture Salon and Spa.  Make a night of signature cocktails, mixing and mingling with local fashionistas, and inspiration for your upcoming holiday parties! Cost is $5 and will be donated to the Boston Fire Department Burn Foundation.  This night is a do not miss!  You can order tickets by visiting The Urban Art Bar website.

Wine + Yoga:
Is the hustle and bustle of the holiday season starting to stress you out?  Give yourself a break! Join Katie Gentile for a 60-minute all levels Vinyasa flow class on Saturday, December 13th, at 11am at Boston Winery.  Class will be followed by a tour of the wine-making facility, a tasting of some of Boston Winery’s best-selling, all-natural wines (no added preservatives or sulfites!), and light snacks. Hang out after the tasting – wines are available for purchase by the glass, or visit the winery’s store to find your favorite wine by the bottle.  They make a great gift too!  Space is limited! The November class sold out, and advance registration is required as tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance at Eventbrite.

Spirit: Light it up! The First Annual Seaport Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, December 12th from 4 to 5 pm at the South Boston Maritime Park (intersection of D Street and Seaport Boulevard). This is event is free and open to the public and will feature cookies, cider and hot chocolate, live holiday music, a visit from Santa and a toy collection for Toys for Tots. It will be a fun opportunity for neighbors to come together to celebrate the season. The West Broadway tree near the municipal lot will have its official tree lighting celebration on Wednesday, December 11th at 6:30pm. 

Decorate:
It’s time to deck the halls!  Stop by and pick out a beauty at Southie’s newest Christmas tree pop up shop.  Whether you need an 8ft or a 4ft, they’ve got a wide variety.  Need a wreath for your front door?  They’ve got those too. Open daily from 7am-midnight and offering free local delivery.  Perfect for you late-night tree shoppers.  For more suggestions visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/o-christmas-tree

 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.