3.1 min readBy Published On: October 12th, 2014Categories: Tips0 Comments on Week of October 13th

Monday is Columbus Day! On Monday, banks, libraries, schools, and the post office will be closed.  The T is running on a Saturday schedule.  Liquor stores are open.  (Phew!)

Stretch and sculpt.  East Side Yoga and Fitness opens on Monday, October 13th.  Located on East Broadway, this fitness studio offers classes like Yoga Sculpt, Strength and Conditioning and Vinyasa Flow.   They also offer classes for kids and moms and little ones.  Whether you’re a full-on yogi or a newcomer, East Side offers a balance of traditional yoga along with challenging classes that will calm your mind and tone your body.  Try it out – East Side is offering an exclusive deal for CIS’s readers – enjoy two weeks of unlimited classes for $30!  To purchase the deal, visit http://tinyurl.com/prsklv2

Register to vote! Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners reminds all voters that the last day to register to vote, change one’s voting address, or party affiliation for the November 4th state election is October 15th.  The Election Department, Room 241, at Boston City Hall, will be open until 8:00 p.m. that evening to accommodate registrants and those wishing to make changes. Voters entering City Hall after 5:00 p.m. should enter from the Congress Street side of the building opposite Faneuil Hall. There will be signage to direct voters to the Election Department.  For more information visit: http://www.cityofboston.gov/elections

Countdown to Election Day! State Rep. Nick Collins invites you to mix and mingle with your friends and neighbors at his 2014 Countdown to Election Day event on Wednesday, October 15th from 5:30pm-8pm at The Cornerstone Pub and Restaurant (16 West Broadway).  Stop by to show your support and to learn about Nick’s campaign.  Suggested donation $25, $50 and $100.  To learn more about Nick visit: www.votenickcollins.com

Roll out the barrel!  It’s Oktoberfest at MJ O’Connor’s at the Westin Waterfront on Thursday, October 16th. Celebrate the season with your friends and neighbors as MJ’s transform their heated patio into an outdoor beer garden!  Enjoy complimentary food, music and beer sampling and help “prost” MJ’s! (Prost means “toast” in German). You can order up a beer flight featuring Harvest Beers with Samuel Adams for $10.  There will also be a Stein Hoisting Competition too. Men’s and women’s heats – free to enter.  The winner will go on to compete at the New England Finals at the Samuel Adams Brewery for a chance to win a trip to Germany! Winners will also receive a signed copy of Beer Fest and other prizes and surprises!  This event takes place from 5:30pm – 8:30pm and will be hosted by local comedian and host of NESN’s Dirty Water TV Dave Russo.  It’s also free!  Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-octoberfest-party-prostmjs-ticke…

Friday Night Flights! Each Friday evening, GrandTen will open the distillery doors to those interested in a more in-depth understanding of handcrafted spirits. Offering a detailed tour, followed by a relaxed tasting of our full line of products (along with special, limited-run spirits not available anywhere else), you’ll keep a tasting glass as a souvenir. These tastings will include discussions on mixology, the history of Boston spirits, and the spirit world more generally. To keep these tastings intimate and conversation lively, seating will be initially limited to 20 reservations.  You can purchase discounted tickets here! http://deals.cis-staging.q9hwj0b7-liquidwebsites.com/Grand-Ten-Distilling/South-Boston/02127/deals/15-Ticket-for-Friday-Night-Flights/80295/6667

Did you know that Starbucks at Broadway Station is now open at 4:30am Monday – Friday.  There’s early and then there’s border-line middle of the night early.