3.3 min readBy Published On: December 18th, 2014Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments

Weekend Picks – December 19th
Eat:
Who doesn’t love an old fashioned cookie swap?  On Sunday, December 21st from 1pm-4pm at District Hall (75 Northern Ave) participate in the 4th Annual Cookie Swap for a Cause – Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  Just think of all the cookies; chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, sugar, and more favorites.  Boston Food Swap uses the power of food swapping to fight pediatric cancer and make sure you go home with a ton of cookies.  For tickets or more information visit: All the http://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-cookie-swap-for-a-cause-boscookieswap14-tickets-13769197039
Drink:
Get into the spirit!  Social Wines (52 West Broadway) is getting into the holiday spirit – with two fun events this week!  On Friday, December 19th where your ugliest sweater to Social’s Ugly Sweater Wine tasting from 5:30-8pm.  On Saturday, December 20th, South Boston’s own Grand Ten Distilling will be partnering up with Gelology to create some pretty amazing gelatin creations for you to try!  Stop by from 4pm-6pm
Shop:
Tick tock!  Times a ticking! Still have shopping to do?  Here is our list of suggestions for some serious stocking stuffing and last minute gift ideas: https://caughtinsouthie.com/shop/last-minute-southie-gift-guide

Listen:
An American Christmas will take place at the Fourth Presbyterian Church (340 Dorchester Street) on Saturday, December 20th at 3:00 and will feature season songs from American Folk Traditions sung by the Fourth Presbyterian Church Choir.  Donations will be accepted.  

In the spirit of the season, celebrate Christmas at a spectacular event.  A Celtic Christmas Concert in the Chapel features Irish music, songs, poems and stories from the old country.  The backdrop is the the historic and beautiful St. Augustine’s Chapel.  This event takes place on Sunday, December 21st at 5pm. Highlight of the evening will be Katie McD and the Irish Cross Country Band.  Tickets are $10 in advance – limited seating.  All proceeds will help benefit the South Boston Youth Ambassadors “Young at Arts” program.  For tickets call Mayra at 617-464-7423 or Dan McCole at 617-464-4237.  

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 [email protected]

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!

Participate:
Joyce Lebedew Real Estate is hosting a Christmas Light Decoration Contest!  Send in your photos of your house all lit up for the season.  Post on JLRE Facebook page and most “likes” will win a $100 gift card!

 

Skate:
Looking for a fun way to keep the kids entertained? Lace up the skates and hit the ice.  The Murphy Rink (1881 William Day Blvd.) is offering public skating through the winter.  If you don’ t have skates, don’t worry.  You can rent them from Teddy – he is the skate master (and local legend).  If your blades are dull, he’ll sharpen ’em up for you!  So bundle up the family and head to the rink!  While you’re there, indulge in some rink pizza from the concession stand – many argue it’s the best in town!