Things to Know in the South End Today, March 18: Benefit Dinner for Joslin Diabetes

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a partly cloudy day with a high of 36 degrees. 

2. Chefs Benefit Dinner: Join South End chefs Joanne Chang, Andy Husbands and other top Boston chefs for a food tasting to benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center tonight at the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts. Guests will enjoy an evening of gourmet dishes prepared by some of Boston’s most renowned chefs, and proceeds benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI), which strives to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes for the rising number of Asian Americans living with diabetes, as well as working with Joslin in their commitment to finding a cure. Tickets are $ 250 each. See here for more information

3. Decoupage Workshop: If you’re interested in learning about the art of decoupage, South End artist Jennifer Sherr is hosting a 4-week decoupage workshop that starts today. The workshop teaches you to decoupage andf faux paint a home decor item. Open to all ages. Cost is $ 95. See here for more information

4. Evacuation Day: In observation of Evacuation Day, Boston Public Schools will be closed today. What’s this holiday all about It’s the day commemorating the British’s retreat from the city during the Revolutionary War. It also means free parking at meters across the city (2-hour limit still applies). City Hall, community centers and libraries will be open regular hours. Trash and recycling collection will not be affected.

5. Add your events: Do you have a great event coming up at your organization or business? If it’s happening right here in the South End, add it to the Events Calendar! I feature great events every single day in the daily email update, on the homepage and on social media, so add yours to the mix and help get the word out to South Enders about what’s happening in their neighborhood.Click here to add an event. 

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