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Weekend Picks – November 29th

Lower Mills Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting

Come and celebrate the season in Lower Mills. #shopsmall #shoplocal The Holiday Tree Lighting, part of the Mayor’s Holiday Trolley Tour, at Meetinghouse Bank at 6 PM!  Holiday Stroll will take place on Saturday, November 30th.

St. Mark’s Village Small Business Stroll

November 30th is Small Business Saturday! tart your day shopping and brunching with the old and the new in your Greater Ashmont Main Street district, north of Shepton Street (St. Mark’s Village), with many of our small retail businesses & retail shops, including Crawford DrugTasha Michelle KlosetThe Modern Dog BostonDareales Clothing, I Am Fashion men’s boutique, El Barrio Mexican GrillDimitrios House of PizzaAll Star BarbershopDaumos Boutique & Atelier, and Caffe Zia Gianna. More participating merchants to be announced as the date approaches.  You can learn more here! 

Holiday Pop Up Market at Ashmont Station and Peabody Square Tree Lighting

Join friends and neighbors as we gather, with an assist from the City of Boston Public Works Department, to light the holiday tree in Peabody Square! The ceremony will happen at the conclusion of the Greater Ashmont Holiday Pop Up Market, and our market musicians will be able to accompany us for some festive caroling before the countdown. We will have treats to share from Ashmont Grill and Dunkin’, plus a giant supply of Baker’s Chocolate hot chocolate to warm you.  This fun event takes place on Saturday, November 30th at 7pm.

dbar Black Friday Gift Card Deal

Beginning Friday, November 29th through December 2nd dbar gift cards are 30% off! Physical and digital gift cards are both available in their online shop.  Give the gift of great food and drink this holiday season and cross your favorites off your list!

10th Annual Murphy Boy’s Toy Drive

For the past ten years, the Murphy brothers from Dorchester have organized an annual toy drive for ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development).  Last year, the Marc and Michael donated nearly 175 toys! They are hoping to break their record with 200 toys.  We are selling $20 squares for the Patriots/Chiefs game. Payouts will be $200 per quarter (1-4) and $200 for final score for a total of $1000. The second fundraiser is a 50/50. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The drawing will be on December 1st. Payment can be made with cash, check or Venmo to emurphy1614.  You can also donated a new unwrapped toy.  For more information you can email Dawn Murphy here! 

Text a Taco

Getting flowers or a card in the mail is cool–but imagine how much greater it would be if it was a taco. And not just a taco, Boston’s BEST taco. And what if that taco just lived on your phone until you were ready to eat it? You’re in luck. You can now send (& receive) a taco in the form of a Yellow Door Taqueria $5 gift card via text. You can schedule a taco text for immediate delivery or an upcoming date. Anniversary? TACO. Friends birthday? TACO. Sisters graduation? TACO. Make it rain future tacos-it feels good. It will feel even better though when you’re thanked in six months for a taco you forgot you even sent. To send a taco visit here! 

Register to Run

Register for the Halfway to Dot Day 5K and Toy Drive! This is a family friendly run for all ages and abilities along the paths of DCR’s Pope John Paul Park in Dorchester on Saturday, December 14th at 9am. The course is certified and sanctioned by USA Track and Field – New England.  After the race, please join us for the Mayor’s Toy Drive and breakfast at Florian Hall. All youth under 12 who donate a toy are registered at no cost. Registration for adults and teenagers is just $20.  Make sure you register in time for a long sleeve t-shirt!   You can register here! 

Holiday Sip & Shop at Tavolo

Enjoy an afternoon of holiday shopping on Sunday, December 1st from 3pm-7pm at Tavolo!  Featuring cocktails by Ketel One and Don Julio!  Kayla Skillin Photography, Stella & Dot, 4103 Designs, Scentsy
Gary B’s Wooden Furniture, Wolfies Treats, Beauty Bar and Beauty Counters will be set up to shop!

The Patriots face the Texans on Sunday night at 8:20pm

Are you ready for some football? The Patriots face the Texans at 8:20pm on Sunday!  Keep the weekend going, right? Here’s where to watch in Dorchester!

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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.