No one likes to see an orange parking ticket on the windshield of your car. Honestly, it ruins your day. Mayor Menino would like to take the sting out of your parking infraction. This weekend the Toys for Tickets program is happening. From Thursday, November 29 to Saturday, December 1, any non-public safety parking ticket you receive you can skip paying by donating a new toy to the city’s annual toy drive.
The donated toys are given to families in need throughout Boston’s neighborhoods through a variety of programs. This year other items are being accepted as donation too such as coats, hats and gloves.
Kick off the holiday season and celebrate your Irish heritage at the Irish Network Boston Christmas Party on Thursday, November 29th at 6pm at Faneuil Hall (main building, 4th Floor). Enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary 2013 membership for just $50. For more information visit: http://www.irishnetworkboston.org/news/christmas-party-2012
An old fashion family skate party! Help support Safe Home for Sydni while having a fun family night. You’re invited to a Family & Friends Skate Party on Friday, November 30th from 6pm to 8pm at the Murphy Rink. $25 donation per family. Tickets are on sale at the door or in advance at Mount Washington Bank (attn: Kasha) or at see Teddy or Pic at the Murphy Rink.
Show your support for Pigalle’s Marc Orfaly and make yourself a reservation at the fine dining French restaurant. The Chef’s Tasting Menu is $85 for 5 courses and $30 for wine pairing. For full menu visit: http://www.pigalleboston.com/menus/chefs-tasting-menu Haven’t heard about the Facebook Food fight? Read this: https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/battle-pigalle Pigalle – 75 Charles Street South, 617-423-4944.
Mix and mingle! The South Boston Neighborhood House (136 H Street) is hosting Ladies Night Friday, November 30th from 7pm-11pm. This night includes shopping, spa treatments, cocktails, a wine tasting and dessert! Tickets are $10 and if you’d like to indulge in spa treatments it’s an additional $10. Call up the ladies and support a great local charity. All proceeds benefit the Girls Group Training at Ultimate Self-Defense.It’s a fun way to kick off the holiday season! Girl power! For more information contact the South Boston Neighborhood House 617-268-1619.
South Boston Catholic Academy is hosting its 4th Annual Road Race. On Saturday, December 1st get ready to run a 5K run for all ages. The kids race starts at 9am with a 100 meter dash for 9 years and younger. At 9:30am, a half-mile race for 14 years and younger. Then at 10am, the 5K begins. The cost is $25. For more information or to register online visit: http://sbcaroadrace.wordpress.com/
It’s officially the start of the Christmas season this weekend with the annual Laboure House Tour. One of Southie’s favorite traditions, the Christmas House Tour will feature six homes in the historic Thomas Park neighborhood (including Caught in Southie photog Deb McCarthy). This year each home will be decorated with a different theme including White Christmas and Seussical. A twilight tour will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and a daylight tour Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 4 p.m.
Tickets for the twilight tour are $60 and will include a complimentary glass of wine and a cup of chowder at one of three local residents. Tickets for the Sunday tour are $25 in advance or $30 if purchased on the day of the tour. To obtain tickets online or for more information, visit http://www.ccab.org/events
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, 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
This Friday November 30th from 7pm-11pm, help support Toys for Tots at South Boston VFW #6536 (7 Ellery Street). Stop by and bring a new, unwrapped toy for a donation and stay for some fun! For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/482080381825878/