3 min readBy Published On: November 16th, 2014Categories: Tips0 Comments on Week of November 17th

Be informed! Mayor Walsh’s Civic Academy – an outlet for residents to collaborate with local government – is having its second class – this time with a focus on the environment and energy department in particular the city’s Climate Action Plan.   The Climate Action Plan gives tangible steps and a long-term vision for making Boston greener, healthier, and more prosperous. From creating local and clean energy, to preparing for climate disasters like Superstorm Sandy, to making sure our waste gets recycled and reused, the strategies of the Climate Action Plan are the result of over a year of public process and thousands of personal interactions with Bostonians The Civic Academy will take place on Monday November 17th from 6:30-8pm at the New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf.  Say hi to the penguins for us!

Handle Bar Mustache! It’s all about the mustache at the Handle Bar on Wednesday, November 19th with a special ride for Movember.  (Okay, let’s get the mustache ride jokes out of the way! ) All proceeds from the classes will be donated to the Movember Foundation, the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health, through challenging men to grow mustaches during November to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. To fit with the Movember theme, riders will ride along  to a soundtrack of top male artists, including pump-up tunes from Justin Timberlake and Jason Derulo mixed by a live in-studio DJ. Better yet, immediately following the 60-minute class, riders can shop the latest designs from the local bow tie company, OoOTie, who will hosting an exclusive pop-up shop at The Handle Bar. Choose from patterns like the Boston Strong bow tie and ever-so-fitting bike-printed bow tie at a special 20% off price of $40 for riders.  Cost is $24 and reservations can be made by visiting: www.handlebarcycling.com

Volunteer! Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for what you have and the perfect time to help those who are less fortunate.  The long standing South Boston tradition of the Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Monica’s church is being served from 11:30-1:30.  If you would like to come for a delicious dinner at St. Monica’s Hall (at the corner of Preble and Old Colony Ave) just bring your appetite.  If you can’t leave your home and would like a meal delivered, give St. Monica’s a call at 617-268-1230 or 617-590-9922.  The Southie Shuttle (617-268-4110) is providing free rides to and from dinner.  Want to volunteer to help cook turkeys, make pick ups, deliveries, serve meals, set-up and clean-up – call 617-268-1230 or 617-590-9922.

Don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving?  Del Frisco’s will do it for you!   For the first time, the steakhouse on the waterfront will be serving a Thanksgiving meal.  In addition to their regular menu, a special pre-fixe Thanksgiving menu will be available 12noon to 9pm for $70 per person.   Enjoy pumpkin soup, slow-roasted turkey with all the fixings and pumpkin cheesecake while looking out over Boston Harbor.  To see the pre-fixe menu or to make a reservation visit:  http://delfriscos.com/steakhouse/boston

Save the date!  Get ready to shop local and celebrate the holiday season!  On Thursday, December 4th take part in the South Boston Holiday Stroll!  This fun-filled event takes place from 4pm to 8pm.  Sip, shop, and dine your way around Southie and take advantage of special discounts and one-night only promotions at local shops and restaurants. The Southie Shuttle will be providing transportation up and down East and West Broadway.