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Things You Should Know This Week – October 14th

Be informed.  Get involved.

Learn more about the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center plans to expand and what that means for the neighborhood of South Boston.  This important community discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 15th from 6pm-8pm at the Condon School.  Senator Nick Collins, Rep. David Biele and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority will be the hosts. A presentation of the proposal will take place in addition to Q&A. 

Harvest of Hope

On October 17th, put on your best cocktail attire, head to the Westin Waterfront and help support help support an important South Boston organization – the South Boston Community Health Center. This night is sure to be a fabulous evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent & live auctions  This year’s event will honor Congressman Mike Capuano and Kevin Tyo. The fun begins at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $125 and can be purchased here. 

Fall in Love with Southie

Sip, shop and save on Thursday, October 17th from 6pm-8:30pm.  Enjoy cocktails and special treats at your favorite Southie shops! 

Explore art this weekend! 

It’s the Fort Point Open Studios! FPAC artists welcome visitors into their live-work studios annually to share the arts, industry and creative culture of this unique community with the public. FPAC pioneered Boston’s original Open Studios event, “Fort Point Open Studios,” which has since been replicated in dozens of artist communities throughout the city. FPAC’s Open Studios event features the work of member artists, craftspeople, and designers on view in artists’ studios, in galleries, on the streets and in the water around Fort Point. Learn about our established community of makers and its unique place in Boston’s history while enjoying the diverse collection of the community’s creations: painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, fashion, graphics and industrial design, plus music and performance. Friday Preview: Friday, October 18, 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20, noon – 6:00 pm.  You can learn more here! 

Zoo + Brew

Go see the animals at Zoo + Brew! Looking for some family friendly fun? Look no further than the Seaport District for the Zoo+Brew event features a petting zoo, family games and Cisco sips on Saturday, October 19th from 11am – 3pm on Sea Green!

First Time Homebuyers Seminar

Buying your first home can be scary! The good people of Mass Bay Credit Union wants to help ease your fears with a night filled with helpful information, tools, and guidance. The First-Time Homebuyers Seminar takes place on Tuesday, October 15th at 5:30 pm.  You’ll learn the entire process, hear tips from industry insiders, see how to find the right financing for you! Bonus: If you attend, you’ll get $500 off closing costs on a Mass Bay mortgage! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Call 617-269-2700 or email tfratinni@massbaycu.org

Silhouette Portraits at Deirfiur Home

Looking for a great gift idea or to create a family heirloom?  Deirfiur Home is hosting a special silhouette portrait day on Saturday, October 19th 10:30am-3:30pm.  Second generation silhouette artist Marcella Comerford hand cuts each portrait.  You can schedule an appointment here.  

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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. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.