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Week of April 2nd

Vote! It’s an election day on Tuesday, April 3rd – a special election for State Senate First District. The only primary candidate on the ballot is State Rep. Nick Collins from South Boston. Polls are open 7am-8pm.  Wondering where to vote?  Here’s some information! 

Play ball! The Red Sox home opener is Thursday, April 5th at 2:05pm vs.the Tampa Bay Rays. The Seapoint is offering complimentary hot dogs during the game! Feels like spring already!

It’s baaaaack! It’s that time of year again! Birds are chirping. It’s staying light out later and the big yellow street sweeper will be cleaning your neighborhood streets on April 1st. So be warned, parking restrictions associated with street cleaning begins this week. A street sweeping schedule and information is available here! Southie residents can also register for “No Tow,” a service provided by the city for residents to be reminded by email when their street is scheduled for cleaning. That’s so helpful! This also applies to DCR and Day Blvd., Columbia Road and Old Colony Ave. So take notice, Southie! Watch the signs!

Bring a friend! The Boston Athletic Club has two classes – Group Power and Group Fight launching this week – new music, moves & choreography! Never tried these classes before? Start fresh during launch week & bring a guest for FREE*  Mon, 4/2:   5:30p Group Power (Caitlin & Schyler), Tues, 4/3:   6:30p Group Fight (Caitlin), Wed, 4/4:   6:00a Group Power (Schyler), 6:30p Group Power (Caitlin), Fri, 4/6: 4:30p Group Power (Caitlin), Sat, 4/7:      8:30a Group Power (Erica) 9:30a Group Fight (Caitlin) Space is limited! Email Caitlin to reserve your friend’s spot! cmonaghan@bostonathleticclub.com

See a show! Excel High School (Southie High)is presenting a play – Prospect High: Brooklyn! There will be two shows on April 5th and April 6th at 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Admission is $5 ($3 for students). This play is rated PG-13. “Beginning at 2:47 p.m. and running in real time, Prospect High: Brooklyn introduces us to four intelligent, highly-charged students from the outer boroughs and one comically apathetic teacher. Addressing themes of gun violence, trans acceptance, deep friendships, self-harm, and casual racism, we see life-changing actions culminating in one disturbing act. Is there a way the violence could have been prevented?”

Dust off those dance shoes! On Saturday, April 14th from 8pm-12am at the Teachers Union Hall enjoy Keep On Movin’ a disco dancing party featuring not one, not two, but three DJ’s. Admission is $20. There will be a special salute to Dorchester’s own Donna Summer – free admission for anyone named Donna!

Take a chance! The House is Where the Heart is – a fundraiser for the South Boston Neighborhood House – Benefit and Auction takes place Friday, April 7th at 6pm at the Seaport World Trade Center. Tickets are $100 and include complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Always a local favorite, this event is sure to be filled with Southie’s best and brightest and this year organizers are shaking things up in the raffle department! You can purchase a $100 raffle ticket with a chance to win trips, concert tickets, golf packages and more! For more details visit here! 

Spring Sip & Shop! Get out of your winter rut and inject a little spring fashion into your closet!  On Sunday, April 8th from 11am-2pm, join Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot for a special sip and shop at The Cue! Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors, sip champagne, while you shop spring fashions and accessories at Dorchester’s style lounge – The Cue!  There will also be a special 4103 Designs Pop Up featuring lightweight leather earrings, cuffs and more.

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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.