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‘All About Owls’ with Mike Tucker
DARTMOUTH — Join The Paskamansett Bird Club at The Smith Neck Friends Meeting House in South Dartmouth at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, for a presentation “All About Owls.” Mike Tucker of Falmouth will speak about owls for this first in-person meeting since March 2020. An accomplished photographer, Tucker will present his photos and will also give tricks for viewing, identifying, and hosting owls at home with nest boxes. Don’t miss one of the club’s most popular speakers. A hybrid Zoom option for viewing safely at home will also be available. Check out Paskamansettbirdclub.com for details on how to join virtually.
Starry Night! AHA! New Bedford
Downtown will be alight with free art and entertainment on September 9th as a fully live AHA! night fills the streets to celebrate the role that the arts play in the economic revival of New Bedford. This month’s theme celebrates 20 years since the opening of the UMass Dartmouth Star Store Campus for the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
AHA! Night highlights: Hip Hop in the Garden: 3 to 4:30 p.m. New Bedford Whaling National Park, Visitors Center, 33 Williams Street, 3rd Eye Unlimited presents The Five Pillars of Hip Hop, Part 5, Hosted by Lonelle Walker. This is the last of 5 monthly events (May-September) exploring the 5 pillars of hip hop (Knowledge, B-Boy/Girl, Graffiti, MC’ing, DJ’ing) through performance, visual art, and sharing. Find out more about the five pillars, the history of these traditions, and where their influences originate.
The Fishing Heritage Center, 6 to 8 p.m. New Gallery Exhibit: Women’s Work: At Sea, On shore, At Home, In the Community, Reception to welcome all visitors.
Starry Night Craft & the Bookmobile: 3 p.m. New Bedford Main Library, 613 Pleasant Street, Look for the Bookmobile near Wing’s Court at 5:30 pm.
New Bedford Art Museum: 4 to 8 p.m. 608 Pleasant Street Dear Malcolm Postcard Project This summer and fall, the Art Museum will collaborate with the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park (and Uncommon Threads exhibition partner) to engage the community in the Dear Malcolm Postcard project. Stop by to color, write and cut out a postcard to Malcolm X. Postcards will be collected by NBAM for display in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitors’ Center through November.
Get Out and Art Pop-Up Show Featuring artwork by youth during this summer’s Get Out & Art program, sponsored by the SouthCoast Community Foundation.
Visit https://ahanewbedford.org/events/august-vaha/ for a full schedule of events.
Tarot and Tasting
On Friday, Sept., 10, a tarot and tasting event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Running Brook Vineyards,335 Old Fall River Road., Dartmouth. The Tickets are $30 and will include a tasting and a three card “past, present, and future” reading. Although only 20 tickets are available for readings, others are welcome to join in for a tasting or wine at our regular pricing without a ticket. Feel free to bring snacks to enjoy with our wine. We do not sell food. This event will begin promptly at 6 p.m. to ensure readings can be completed.
Kenzi Farland is the in-house spiritual advisor and tarot reader for Strawberry Moon in Padnaram Village, South Dartmouth. Kenzi has been practicing tarot for 8 years and giving private and group readings for 5 years professionally.
For tickets visit https://running-brook-vineyard-and-winery.square.site/
Downtown New Bedford Inc. is hosting a DNBlock Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 on Purchase Street and William near Moby Dick Brewery. This event will have live music by World Premier and mini cash bars from surrounding dNB restaurants.
New Bedford Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival is coming to Fort Taber from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks will be dishing out fan favorites such as fall-off-the-bone BBQ, wood-fired pizzas, zesty tacos, sweet treats, and more.
Offering dozens of regional and national brews, as well as outdoor games like cornhole, giant Jenga, and a bouncy house for kids. Most importantly – bring your friends and family, lawn chairs, blankets, and soak in the sun.
The event runs rain or shine, food and drink will be sold separately from admission. This event is family-friendly and children 12 and under are free. Visit https://www.showpass.com/ftfa-new-bedford/ to buy your tickets.
Fall Programs at the Marion Art Center
The Marion Art Center announces the return of several programs for children and adults this fall. Children’s Art Lab returns to the MAC with Art in the afternoon on Fridays after school with the first session beginning on Sept. 17. Benares Angeley will lead three sessions this fall: Sew Awesome! (ages 7-10) Make it Big! (7-10), and Crafer-noon Holiday Sessions (ages 5-10). The cost for a 4-class session is $80 for MAC members and $95 for nonmembers, and the cost for the 3-class session is $60 for MAC members and $70 for nonmembers. Register at marionartcenter.org/art-lab.
Music Instructor Colin Bradley offers one on one music lessons for all ages, kids, and adults, on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons-early evenings at the MAC, starting on Sept. 8 and 9. Learn more and register online at marionartcenter.org/classes-workshops.
The MAC announces a new course, Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom with Instructor Lisa Elliott. The course meets for five weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 14 to Oct.12.
Instructor Catherine Carter returns to teach a five-week Beginner Drawing course on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 to Oct. 25.
Beginning-Continuing Watercolor, plus Continuing-Advanced Watercolor classes start on Thursday, Sept. 16, and Friday, Sept. 17.
Find out more and register for all adult classes online at marionartcenter.org/adult-classes.
Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day
MIDDLEBORO — Music trio Katie Cooke (fiddle), Dave Buckley (mandolin), and Norwood Pearson (guitar) will be offering Irish tunes Friday, Sept. 17, on The Patio at The Alley Theatre, Middleboro. Since so many bars and restaurants were still shut down or restricted in March, the team at The Alley Theatre decided to celebrate the half way to St. Patrick’s Day mark by hosting a celebration on the patio.
Main Ingredient owners Jessica Pincus and Dave Pincus will provide classic Irish food, and The Bartending Service of New England will be pouring. Guests are invited to dress in clothing that captures the spirit of Ireland.
Drinks and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with music beginning at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Email [email protected] for reservations.
The Patio at The Alley Theatre is located at 133 Center Street in Middleboro. Free parking is at The Middleboro Town Hall.
Amelia in Wonderland Garden Party
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum is hosting an Amelia in Wonderland Garden Party. Step through the looking glass and join us for curious cocktails, maddening riddles, and some topsy turvy fun as we channel Amelia Jones’s love for the arts and theatrics. The 21 + event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18 at 396 County St., New Bedford. The cost is $90 per person which includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and sweet treats. Proceeds support our community outreach and preservation efforts.
*For the safety of all guests, our staff, and volunteers, proof of a COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend this event. Please plan to bring your CDC vaccination card with you. Masking or distancing will also be required at this event, regardless of vaccination status.
Register here by September 7.
Queen of Hearts Garden Party
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum is hosting a day of family-friendly frivolity. A free Queen of Hearts Garden Party will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at 396 County St., New Bedford.
Spend the day frolicking through the rose garden, playing lawn games, listening to music, and enjoying fantastic food from local food trucks. Free entry with affordable pay-to-play lawn games including croquet, bocce, jenga, cornhole, and more. Proceeds support our community outreach and preservation efforts.
Discover DNRT Scavenger Hunt
DARTMOUTH — The challenge is to help celebrate their 50th birthday by finding and photographing 50 items on DNRT Reserves from among the 70 items listed on the “Discover DNRT Scavenger Hunt” checklist.
Each entrant will receive a DNRT Guide to Outdoor Recreation in Dartmouth, Those who successfully take and submit photos of 50 items will win an exclusive DNRT canvas boat tote bag. The “entrant” can be an individual, couple, family, or team, but each entrant will receive only one Guide and one tote bag. If each individual in a group wants their own Guide and tote bag, they must register (and submit photos) separately. The deadline is until Oct. 31 to complete the contest – so take your time and enjoy the trails.
To register and find out more information visit https://dnrt.org/product/discover-dnrt-scavenger-hunt/
Unitarian Universalist Church Rummage Sale
MIDDLEBORO — The Unitarian Universalist Church is hosting a giant outdoor Rummage/Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at 25 South Main St., Middleboro. The church is on the corner of Nickerson Avenue, just across from Town Hall where there is plenty of parking. This sale is a joint venture involving over 18 families with plenty of treasures to be had: women’s new and gently worn clothing, books, household items, kitchen items, tools, home décor, and more. The bake sale opens at 8 a.m. with live music and entertainment starting at 11 a.m. This is an event with plenty of fun for the whole family. Facemasks are suggested. The rain date is September 25.
Movies at the Z: Black Panther
The Z is thrilled to present Black Panther in partnership with New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! in support of its new exhibition Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter to celebrate the career of Massachusetts-born and Academy Award-winner for Best Costume Design for Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter. The movie showing will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford. Tickets for the PG-13 movie are $4 and are available for purchase online at zeiterion.org, or by phone at 508-994-2900. Ticket holders will receive an e-ticket via email immediately after purchase that can be printed or displayed on a mobile device to be scanned by our ticketing staff the night of the show.
Historical tour in Fairhaven
The historical Fairhaven center is the scene of a walking tour presented by the town’s Office of Tourism at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. The tour, guided by Christopher Richard, will begin in Leonard E. Pierce Memorial Park at the corner of Fort and South streets.
The tour highlights interesting bits of history and relates stories of past personalities such as Capt. Alexander Winsor, Henry H. Rogers, Warren Delano II, and others. You’ll learn about houses that have moved from place to place and which church is only half as tall as it used to be. You’ll find out what was in the center before Henry H. Rogers built his buildings there. If you don’t know which house was filmed for a 1921 classic silent movie starring Clara Bow or if you’d like to know who “the richest man in town” was when Henry H. Rogers was just a newborn, you will want to walk along on this tour.
The free tour will last about 90 minutes. In the event of rain, the tour will be canceled.
For more information, call 508-979-4085 or email [email protected]
Mustang and All-Ford Car Show
Annual Mustang and All-Ford Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25, at UMASS Dartmouth, LOT #15 on Ring Road, Dartmouth. This event is a great place to take the whole family and see some classic cars and Ford favorites. From generations of Ford Mustang models that continue to capture our hearts to this day to other Ford models that became iconic over the years, if you enjoy cars and you want to see some of the best that the New Bedford area has to offer, we invite you to join us for the Mustang and All-Ford Car Show.
During the event, you’ll have the chance to check out classic muscle cars, including some of the most popular Mustang models and years around, as well as stand-out Ford models and modern classics. There will be 16 classes represented at the show, and three awards will be given out per class. Free refreshments and free entertainment by Johnny Angel, so bring the whole family down.
For more information on the Annual Mustang and All-Ford Car Show or to register, call 617-913-0073 or by contacting [email protected]!
To pre-register visit: https://mustangsofmassachusetts.com/shop/ols/products/empire2020.
Ghost Tour of Oliver House
MIDDLEBOROUGH — As we walk you through this home that is two and a half centuries old, we will share the history and as we walk through the house you will hear the accounts of the paranormal activity that have been experienced over the years. Complete with equipment that you can use as we explore the house and grounds weather permitting.
Find out who walks there and unlock the history with us. The tour will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2, at the Oliver House, 445 Plymouth St., Middleborough and is for ages 9 and up.
The Goodies in the Garden
MIDDLEBOROUGH — “The Goodies in the Garden” is back at the Oliver House, 445 Plymouth St., Middleborough. The dates are Sept. 12 and 26, and Oct. 10 with seating at 1 p.m. There is limited seating with tables for 4 people, so grab 3 friends or family and come and enjoy some time basking in the serene surroundings of the gardens and enjoying delectable desserts at the Oliver Estate. Then enjoy a tour of the house. Tickets will be $15.00 per person and are available through Oliverestate.eventbrite.com.
Mattapoisett Places Remembered
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum’s open-air exhibit, Mattapoisett Places Remembered, features six interpretive panels are installed on the museum grounds, featuring materials from the museum’s collection, including photos, paintings, and maps. These panels creatively highlight historical places and landmarks in town and direct visitors to selected locations throughout Mattapoisett Village and beyond. The exhibit encourages visitors to explore the town and think about how the past has shaped the fabric of present-day Mattapoisett. QR codes on the panels will link to maps and information on our website allowing visitors to use their mobile devices to discover some of the locations in person.
This exhibit is installed outside on the grounds of the museum, 5 Church St., Mattapoisett, and is open to the public, no appointment or admission fee is required.
Please visit the website https://www.mattapoisettmuseum.org/places-remembered for more information and to view a complete list of our business sponsors. Contact Mattapoisett Museum at [email protected]
New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival
NEW BEDFORD — The 16th Annual New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival will have local restaurants and caterers competing for your vote. The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the City Pier 3, 51 MacArthur Dr., New Bedford.
Sample delicious chowders and soups and cast your vote for your favorite one while enjoying live music for all ages.
Admission is $18 on the day of the festival; $5 for children 6–12 years old; and children under 5 are free. Free shuttle rides from The Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot will be available by SRTA.