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Week of May 13th

Kick it!  South Boston Youth Soccer registrations begin this week.  From 6pm-8pm Monday thru Friday and 9am to Noon on Saturday, May 18th at the L Street Bathhouse (Curley Rec. Center).  Cost is $25 per ages 3 to 18.  Must be 3 by January 1, 2013.  New players need a copy of their birth certificate.  For more information call 617-269-7930. 

Get social!  Julie’s Family Learning Program along with Social Southie are partnering up for a night of friends, philanthropy and fun.  On Thursday, May 16th at 6pm get together for a “friendriaier” at Lincoln Tavern (425 West Broadway).  There will be raffles, food, and cocktails.  Tickers are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit:

Go fly a kite!  Head to Franklin Park and celebrate spring at the Annual Boston Kite and Bike Festival.  This fun-filled event will take place at Franklin Park on Saturday, May 18th from 11am04pm. Kites will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own. Boston Bikes will have free bike to “rent” and helmets for all size riders. There will be interactive games, face painting, vendors’ booths, and snacks. (Rain date, Sun., May 19, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.). This event is free and for all ages. Shattuck Picnic Grove
Franklin Park

Cheers to spring!  Enjoy Happy Hour on the Patio at Franklin Southie (152 Dot. Ave). 
Every Sunday through Wednesday spend cocktail hour under the sun. Enjoy pitchers of White & Red Sangria and rotating selections of small plates from 5pm-6:30pm & Late Night from 11pm-2am

Coffee talk with the mayor! Stop by Fr. Buckley Playground (210 West Third Street) on Tuesday, May 14th  from 9:30am to 10:30 am and chit chat with Mayor Tom Menino.  The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Menino about ideas and concerns in their neighborhoods. All participants will enjoy coffee and treats provided by Dunkin‚Äô Donuts.  In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city‚Äôs greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Menino.
For more information, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505 or online at or

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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.