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week of April 23rd

Expand your horizons.  Local Southie photographer Judy West will be sharing her recent trip to the white sands of the Gobi desert with fun slide-show presentation entitles “Ancient Pursuits of Modern Mongolia”.  This family friendly program will be set to authentic Mongolian music and will feature real yak wool cashmere and felt souvenirs on display.  The fun begins at 6:30pm on Monday, April 23rd at the South Boston Public Library (646 East Broadway). 

Clean out your closets and help a great local cause.  On Thursday, April 26th from 9am-3pm the South Boston Head Start will be hosting it’s first ever spring swap.  Donate your gently used clothing and shoes for all ages?and genders.  Also seeking small household items/appliances, books and games. You can swap till you drop and pick up some great free stuff.   ?Donations can be made at any South Boston Head Start location:?West Broadway: 424 West Broadway?Old Colony: 125 Mercer Street?Orton Marotta: 79 Orton Marotta Way?South Baptist: 80 L Street

The air is growing warmer.  The trees are budding and the Laboure Spring Benefit are all signs of the arrival of a new season.  On Thursday, April 26th at 5:30pm help support an amazing South Boston charity and enjoy cocktails, savories and the harbor view.  This year’s event takes place at the John Hancock Financial’s atrium at 601 Congress Street. There will be live and silent auction items to suit all tastes and purse sizes and the evening will honor the Massachusetts Convention Center’s James E.  Rooney and the Honorable Mayor Thomas Menino. For questions or additional information, please contact Judy Swanson at 617.268.9670 or by email at judy_swanson@ccab.org?To purchase tickets:?http://www.ccab.org/laboure_SpringBenefit/index.html

Lace up your bowling shoes and help support Southie Strides.  Three outstanding young women – Dawn Kenneally, Anabela Salgado and Keryn Connolly will be running a half marathon to benefit some special charities.  On Friday, April 27th, join your neighbors and friends for a night of bowling, raffles, music and lots of fun.  This 21 plus event kicks off at 7pm at South Boston Bowlarama and the cost is $20. Cash bar available. The ladies are running a half marathon in Long Island, NY on May 6th to benefit to following:
    –    Jack Dias, Small Victories/Autism
    –    Jason Kenneally and the South Boston Special Kids
    –    Bela Bartel, Pediatric Hdrocephalus Foundation
To purchase tickets call Keryn at 857-318-4127

Keep our neighborhood clean! Boston Shines 365 wants you to help pitch in and keep Southie clean.  They will provide the tools and materials, you need to supply the man power.  This Friday, April 27th is local Business Clean-Up Day and Saturday, April 28th is Community Clean-Up Day.  For more information: https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/boston-shines
Shine Southie, shinel!

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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.