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7 Things You Should Know This Week – December 7th

Wrap Star – Boston Gift Wrapping

Need help wrapping your gifts this holiday season? Boston Gift Wrapping is here to help! Pricing starts at $3 for small items up to $8+ for large items.  Storage available until Christmas Eve for $25 and Delivery on Christmas Eve starting at $30.  For more information, DM Boston Gift Wrapping on Instagram.

Free Bluebikes for National Influenza Week

In support of public health efforts to encourage flu vaccinations and to provide an easy mode of transportation to flu shot locations across Metro-Boston, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”) will offer free Bluebikes rides during National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 6-12. Complimentary trips will be available in the system’s nine municipalities: Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, Newton, Revere, Somerville and Watertown, with stations in Chelsea launching soon. 

Holiday Toy Drive in Dorchester

It’s the 7th Annual Holiday Toy Drive this weekend at Florian Hall – 55 Hallet Street on both Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm. Drive-by an unwrapped toy for a child in need all proceeds benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation. The Dorchester Running Club will also be hosting a holiday pop up on Saturday in Adams Village – 8am-4pm. You can drop by a toy there and do a little shopping!  Look for the toy drive box at YDT Dorchester and Lower Mills Tavern to donate to the kids of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. Please consider donating new and fully packaged toys and academic tools so that they can be properly cleaned and sanitized.

Deck the Halls

The holidays are here, it’s time to deck the halls!  Here are some places to pick up a tree, wreath and more! 

Support + Love for Dorchester Community Fridge

The motto of the Community Fridge is, “Take what you need, leave what you can;” and residents are welcome to grab whatever food they need or donate the food they have, without judgement. Well, the fridge could use a little love via donations.  To volunteer to bring items to fill the fridge – fill out this form here! 

The Yurts are back! 

The Bowery Bar has announced the adorable outdoor winter village on their patio is back for another season.  Get cozy inside one of their three yurts – complete with outdoor heaters, blankets and furry seats on both low top and high top seating! Bookings will be live through their website on Monday afternoon.  Each yurt holds about 10 people and are available for 2-hour increments!  Winter attire is encouraged.

Making Spirits Bright

Boston Harbor Distillery has the perfect idea to make your holidays a little more festive with their ready-to-drink cocktails to enjoy at home like Espresso Martinis and Old Fashioned- just shake and pour! Makes a great gift!

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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.