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Third Thursday sure to get downtown SoBo jumping

South Boston’s next Third Thursday event will be held on Thursday in “The Green” next to Carter Bank and Trust and across from Bistro 1888 in downtown starting at 6 p.m.

Admission is free to the family evening of entertainment and fun.

Beginning at 6 p.m. youngsters will enjoy jumping in the bouncy house, and popcorn and sno cones will be on sale throughout the evening.

This month’s Third Thursday event has a unique twist with downtown patrons being asked to donate gently used men, women and children’s coats to the Good Samaritan.

Those wishing to make a contribution can bring their coats to the empty building across the street from Café Peroni anytime from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Also being collected are men’s shoes.

Good Samaritan volunteers will man the building that day for those wishing to make a donation of coats and men’s shoes.

“Just look for the mannequins on the outside of the Main Street building,” said Andy Newland, Destination Downtown South Boston Board member and downtown business owner of Three Women & No Truck, who is helping to organize the Third Thursday event.

Several participating downtown businesses also plan to stay open until 8 p.m. Thursday to accommodate evening shoppers.

At 8 p.m. those attending Third Thursday will have an opportunity to watch “Mirror, Mirror” — the latest Movies on Main treat to be shown on “The Green.”

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in this movie directed by Tarsem Singh and written by Marc Klein (screenplay) and Jason Keller (screenplay).

Stars include Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer.

“After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over,” according to a release by Relativity Media publicity. 

The public is invited to come to downtown South Boston Thursday evening and participate in this month’s free Third Thursday event sponsored by Destination Downtown South Boston.

Bring blankets and chairs, snacks and drinks will be available, and those attending are free to bring their own food and drink as well. 

 “We encourage shoppers to enjoy the evening out in downtown and then come back to shop afterwards,” Newland said. 

Tamyra Vest, executive director of Destination Downtown South Boston, said, “We encourage visitors to come enjoy downtown to visit, shop and dine.”