Competition – just desserts. Top chefs from area restaurants, bakeries and culinary schools will put their dessert skills to the test as they compete in the 19th Annual Gingerbread House Competition to benefit Housing Families, Inc. – a non-profit organization dedicated to ending family homelessness in Massachusetts. This battle of gingerbread and icing will go down on Friday, November 2nd from 10am to 12noon. The sweet and tasty homes will be judged by a celebrity panel including Caught in Southie’s own Maureen Dahill and her two sons Peter Gailunas (9 years old) and Henry Gailunas (8 years old). This event is part of the 26th Annual Boston Christmas Festival at the Seaport World Trade Center (200 Seaport Boulevard) all weekend long. Featuring handcrafted gifts, holiday decorations, jewelry, clothing, pottery, folk art, and gourmet specialty food. Tickets are $10. For more information visit www.bostonChristmasFestival.com
Trick or treat! Smell my feet! Beware of little ghosts and goblins (and their parents) roaming the streets in search for Halloween candy. East and West Broadway will be filled with trick or treaters on Wednesday, October 31st from 4pm-6pm picking up candy from local businesses and residences. So be warned! This event is free and is hosted by the members of the South Boston Chamber of Commerce. (That’s if Hurricane Sandy doesn’t rain on the Halloween parade.)Oc
The gloves are off! The fourth and final debate between Massachusetts Senate Candidates Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will take place on Tuesday, October 30th at 7pm. WWLP-22 News will be broadcasting it live on Comcast Channel 288 and digital channel 22.2 This debate is presented by the Boston Media Consortium, originating in the WGBH studios in Brighton. Be informed. Get involved.
Booritos! This Halloween, stop by any Chipotle dressed in costume from 4pm to closing and for just $2 you’ll receive a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos. The proceeds will benefit The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. In addition, snap a picture of you in your costume in front of a Chipotle and enter into their costume contest. 1 winner will win the grand prize of $2,500, 5 Runner Up prizes of $1,000 and 20 Runner-Runner Up Prizes of a Burrito party for ten at the Chipotle of your choice.
Honor a local hero! Sister Ann will be honored by the Paraclete Academy for her over 40 years of service to Boston’s children on Thursday November 8 at Boston College High School (150 Morrissey Boulevard). She will be stepping down from her day to day responsibilities related to the South Boston After School Academy. Tickets are $100.
Please join us as we honor Sister Ann Fox for a lifetime of devotion to children. For tickets: www. paraclete.org On a side note, Sister Ann will be honored at the Celtics game of Wednesday, November 7th for being one of “The Heroes Among Us.” The Heroes Among Us Award is presented to an individual or individuals who, through their unique commitment and humanitarian spirit, have made exceptional and lasting contributions to our community. At each home game, the Celtics and their fans have saluted the exemplary efforts of these citizens during a special in-game presentation on the legendary parquet floor. This program is proudly presented by the Mass State Lottery. Additional support provided by WEEI 850 AM and Comcast SportsNet. Congratulations, Sister Ann!