Weekend Happenings Thanksgiving Edition


Hello Eastie!  I’m Courtney, and I’ll be taking over for Ruby!!


Tonight, at Atlantic Works Gallery, from 6-9 pm,  Perla and Kristen focus on topics relating to the body and how we can give it praise. They document overcoming  personal struggles that are relatable but not often discussed and sometimes seen as taboo. They would like to bring social awareness with their new work. Perla Castaneda enlightens us on the topic of pregnancy overcoming her personal struggles and the common myths surrounding being pregnant. Kristen Freitas immerses her work in the topics relating to identity of self-worth, self- harm and body positivity. While both concentrating on the self, Perla and Kristen showcase a variety of mediums and approaches to thought provoking topics.


Next, we have the Curtis Guild Family Paint Nite in the Curtis auditorium on Friday, November 18th from 6 to 8pm.  Please come and be a part of this fun, family paint nite event. Children are welcome as they will be having a paint class themselves. The cost is $25/adult and $5/child. The fee includes paint, canvas, food and drinks.


Also on Friday is the 10th Annual Salesian’s Pasta Dinner to benefit the Salesian’s Boys & Girls Club of East Boston.  Enjoy a delicious dinner provided by our friends at Jeveli’s, Sammy Carlo’s, and Muffin Town, plus an amazing sweets table provided by our parents and friends.  Tickets are $10.00 each and club members are free.  There will be many raffles including gift baskets.  All proceeds to benefit the Club’s programs.  


Returning this Saturday, The East Boston Drum Circle will start meeting again on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 3 - 5 pm. at the E.B. Meditation Center, 113 Cottage St., East Boston, MA. It is a meditation center and has wonderful energy. There is plenty of street parking on Cottage St. and on Maverick St. Also there is parking in a school lot across the street. This is a facilitated drum circle by Cathy Stacy. All levels of drummers are invited. This is mostly an adult circle but teenage drummers are invited and encouraged to share this space with us. There is a minimum of $5 donation per person. I will supply shakers, bells, clave, etc. for you to use. If you need to rent a drum (extra $5 charge) please email me at stache3@yahoo.com to make sure that I will have a drum for you. I'm encouraging folks with frame drums, Native American (style) flutes, tongue drums, sabars and other instruments of this sort along with the usual djembe, ashiko, dunduns, doumbeks to attend. Please invite your friends. I look forward to sharing this space and playing beautiful rhythms with you.


The day before Thanksgiving will see the Boston Police VS Boston Bruins Alumni Hockey Game.  Please come together to help support officers Cintolo and Morris, as well as the rest of the BPD. Boston Police Officers will be playing the Boston Bruins Alumni & Friends at the Porrazzo Memorial Rink on November 23, 2016 at 7 PM. Following the game, meet us at the Orient Heights Yacht Club for refreshments and raffles. Your support would be greatly appreciated in this worthy cause in assisting Officers Cintolo and Morris and their families in getting through this difficult time. Please note, the post-game VIP event will be for anyone 21 or older.  Tickets to game: $20 (available at the door).  VIP meet and greet at OHYC: $50   **Purchase of a VIP ticket will get you ONE ticket to the game.**


Finally, there will be community meals for those in need over this Thanksgiving season.  First, The East Boston Community Soup Kitchen will be serving a Thanksgiving meal during their usual service hours this Tuesday, November 22 at Our Savior Lutheran Church.  Finally, Representative Adrian Madaro and Family will be continuing their annual tradition of serving those in need over the holiday at Sacred Heart Church on Thanksgiving.  Doors open at 10:30am.  


Happy Thanksgiving.