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Things You Should Know This Week – April 7th

Buy a cupcake – help BPS.  Both fundraiser and demonstration, a group of concerned Boston Public School parents are rallying together to raise awareness of BPS budget cuts via an organized bake sale.  Stop by City Hall Plaza on Tuesday, April 8th from 4pm-6pm and buy a brownie or cupcake to show your support.  For more information visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/news-politics/buy-cupcake-help-raise-61-million-2-hours

Mix and mingle at Welcome Wednesdays at District Hall located in the heart of the Southie waterfront on Wednesday, April 9th from 5:30pm-7pm.  Enjoy a pop-up shop featuring the best boutiques in South Boston including, Habit, Ku De Ta, The Closet Connection, Pretty Reckless and Covet!  Stop by Salon De Cheveux’s beauty bar for buns, braids and spring make-up applications.  Grand Ten Distilling will be on hand creating crafted cocktails for you to sample.  Complimentary appetizers from Gather and a cash bar available.   This event is free so spread the word! The first 200 people will receive a complimentary Caught in Southie canvas tote filled with prizes and surprises. Register today at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-wednesdays-3-caught-in-southie-style…

Show your support for Team MR8! Sgt. Sean P Murphy, MSP (Ret.) will be running the Boston Marathon with Team MR8 – to help raise funds for the Martin Richard Charitable Foundation.  Help Sean reach his goal of $10,000 by supporting him at a fun-filled event at the Playwright (658 East Broadway) on Thursday, April 10th from 6pm-9pm.  There will be food, a DJ, raffles, prizes and t-shirts. Tickets are $30.

Gamers rejoice!  Laugh Boston! transforms into a gamer’s paradise! With the country’s largest gaming convention, PAX East, coming to Southie’s burgeoning Seaport District this week, the area’s premiere comedy club, Laugh Boston transforms into a gamer’s wet dream including everything from retro systems like Atari and Nintendo 64, to Call of Duty on the newest Xbox One systems.  The FREE gaming lounge is open to PAX attendees, gamers, and the general public alike.  FREE WIFI and full food and drink menu available all day.  Hours of operation include Friday, April 11th 12pm-3pm, Saturday, April 12th 12pm-5pm and Sunday, April 13th from 12pm-6pm. Special events include Call of Duty Coaching and The Dirty Donkey Kong Show.  For more information visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/arts-entertainment/gamers-rejoice-laugh-boston-transforms-gamers-paradise

Spring cleaning!  Time to get organized, Southie!  Finding enough space living in the city can be a challenge.  There is never enough when it comes to storing your stuff like your bike, your skis, Nana’s old hope chest, and the box filled VHS tapes. Boston Seaport Self Storage has plenty of room for all your stuff.   Conveniently located at 380 E Street – a block away from the Boston Convention Center, Boston Seaport Self Storage is perfect for people who live and work in Southie! You also have unlimited computerized access 6am to 10pm, 365 days a year to get to your stuff! For more information visit: http://www.bostonseaportselfstorage.com/

Bonus:
The House is Where the Heart is  – a fundraiser for the South Boston Neighborhood House – Benefit and Auction 6pm-10pm honoring Jon Cronin of the Cronic Group takes place Friday, April 11th.  Seaport World Trade Center.  Tickets are $75.  Live and Silent Auction  – complimentary beverages and Hors D’oeuvres.  Come on out and show your support for this amazing Southie institution!

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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.