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Week of October 7th

Shop ’til you drop! Southie style-seekers can celebrate.  Pretty Reckless, South Boston’s newest women’s boutique is open for business.  Offering some retail therapy, Pretty Reckless was created by two sisters, Jess and Jaimie Sparks, with two very different fashion senses.  Jess has more of a reckless rocker vibe and Jaime channels more a pretty bohemian style.  Put them together and you get Pretty Reckless – great name for a sit-com too!  Pretty Reckless is located at 485 East Broadway.  Hours of operations: Tuesday-Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 11-4

Raise a stein!  Happy Birthday MJ O’Connors!  MJ O’Connor’s at the Westin Waterfront is celebrating their 5th anniversary on Thursday, October 10th with an Octoberfest. Join your friends and neighbors as MJ’s transform their new (and heated) patio into an outdoor beer garden!  Enjoy complimentary food, music and beer sampling and help us “Prost MJ’s”! (prost means “toast” in German).  There will also be a Stein Hoisting Competition too.  This event takes place from 6pm-9pm. 

Pedal in Pink! The Handle Bar (141 Dorchester Avenue) is turning pink and honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with four “Pedal in Pink” indoor cycling classes this October. Come spin on Wednesday, October 9th at 7pm – 50% of proceed will benefit the Ellie Fund, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and families through providing critical support services including childcare, groceries, transportation to treatment and housekeeping. Riders, who are encouraged to wear their favorite pink workout gear to the “Pedal in Pink” classes, will enter a dim, pink lit studio and break a sweat to a soundtrack of top tracks. Following the 60-minute class, riders will be treated to samples of pink Vitamin Water to replenish and refresh them from the high-intensity workout.  Tickets are $20  Reservations are recommended and can be made on www.handlebarcycling.com  Get a great workout and help support a great cause!

Honor those who served. With the government shut-down in action, last week a group of visiting WWII veterans could not visit and honor their fallen comrades at the WWII Memorial in Washington DC.  A group of South Boston neighbors are asking all of us to honor our WWII Veterans by placing flowers at the South Boston WWII memorial (near the enterance of the Sugar Bowl).  Honor those who have sacrificed and served for us and our country.

Row, row, row your boat.  Boston Rowing Center on Sleeper Street wants you to experience Boston Harbor in a fun, safe and healthy adventure.  You get to try it out for three times for free, and if you absolutely love it you can join the Boston Rowing Center for $200 a year. This includes a membership to the Hull Lifesaving Museum and helps fund their youth programs.Adult classes take place on Monday and Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:15pm and Saturday from ?10:00 am to 11:30 am.  For more information visit http://www.bostonrowingcenter.org/rowing/adult-rowing/

Bonus: Fourth Presbyterian Church (340 Dorchester Street) is still taking registrations for its fall session classes for the art and music program Soul Possibilities.  Not only will this program include productions of A Christmas Carol and Wicked, it will also feature the following such great classes like film making, dance, and science. ?For more information and to see a full brochure of classes visit:  www.fourthboston.org.   Financial Aid is available.  For more information you can can email Kathy at kathy4tony@aol.com
 

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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.