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5 Things You Should Know This Week – May 3rd

Last Call for Write on the Dot

Submissions are now open for the 6th book of local writing from Dorchester and UMass Boston MFA affiliated writers. Writers of any experience level are encouraged to get published!  Deadline is Monday, May 3rd. Check out the submission guidelines here! 

Celebramos!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking margaritas and chowing down on chips and guacamole. Cinco de Mayo (for those of you who flunked high school Spanish) is on May 5th.  Here are some local neighborhood businesses who are celebrating! 

Mother’s Day is May 9th

Whether you’re buying for your mom, a mom to be, your sister or a friend, here are some gift ideas from local small businesses! Not only will you be picking up something special for your mom, you’ll be supporting our small businesses in the neighborhood. Or maybe treat mom to a meal at a local restaurant for her special day! Check out our roundup! 

The Return of the Swan Boats

The Swan Boats will open for the 2021 season at the Boston Public Garden lagoon on Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m. It’s another sign that we’re slowly getting back to normal, and yet another reason to visit the Public Garden this spring! Learn more: ow.ly/GDiG50ECsdO

Cedar Grove Gardens Design Workshops

Cedar Grove Gardens has launched a new series of Wednesday evening design workshops beginning May 19th. Featuring floral design, succulents and herb gardens workshops, each ticket includes supplies, appetizers, wine, and 30 minute post event of private shopping with 10% off all in-store purchases. You can learn more here! 

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About the Author

Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot 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.