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11 Things To Do This Weekend (Jan 03-Jan 05)

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Winter storm Hercules will obviously dominate the weather this weekend. The Weather Channel has a special page dedicated to the storm. It is probably safe to say that Friday “day” will be a wash. Of course, weatherfolk can only make predictions and aren’t 100% sure of the actual snowfall amounts. Some of the activities here may be postponed or cancelled depending on the actual amounts. Prudence would dictate that you call ahead if you plan to attend any of them.

While snowfall amounts are more difficult to predict, temperature and wind speeds are usually spot on. Friday could hit negative temperatures, but the weekend will progressively get warmer, reaching the 40s on Sunday.

As always, click on the title for more or detailed information on the event. Most of the events were pulled from our event calendar  where you can find hundreds of local area events each month. The event calendar is FREE, so if you are a local business, and not taking advantage of FREE publicity, shame on you! Are you a local business and want to sponsor this high traffic, weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. Have an event to add? Check out our tutorial. For more info, you can click on each title. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!


Friday, January 3rd

First Friday Open Mic (7:00 pm-9:00 pm)
First Unitarian Church of New Bedford presents First Friday Open Mic on the first Friday of each month. Free admission, refreshments available for purchase. 71 Eighth St.

Canine scent work for fun (Acushnet) (7:00-8:00pm)
Sign up early to save your spot in the next course! Register online or contact us for more details. Phone: 7749926929. Email: mjsdogtraining@gmail.com. Directions: Located in The Acushnet Plaza at MJ’s Pet Training Academy 132 S. Main Street Acushnet.


Saturday, January 4th

18th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon-Day 1 (10:00 am)
A fan of Melville’s Moby-Dick? Come celebrate at the 18th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon filled with readings, and other activities. Begins today at 10:00 am with a free public program, “Mast-headers and opera glasses: A conversation with librettist Gene Scheer about creating Moby-Dick the opera with Jake Heggie.” All day their will be chats with scholars, readings, conversations with artists, a performance by Culture*Park, etc. Click on event title for more info.

2 days of activities!

“We Still Live Here”; Tale of Wampanoag Revival (Westport) (5:00 pm-7:30 pm)
Dedee Shattuck Gallery presents a new program “The Art of Dialogue: Discussion and Films with Filmakers, Authors, Poets and Scientists” featuring Film Researcher and Assistant Producer, Jennifer Weston. “We Still Live Here” tells the remarkable story of the cultural revival of the Southeastern Massachusetts Indian tribe, the Wampanoag. FREE. 865 Main Rd, Westport.

Dances, Live Bands, prizes, raffles at the Holy Ghost Club (Westport) (7:00 pm-11:00 pm)
Live bands, door prizes, raffles. Cost: $6. Phone: (508) 636-3661. Holy Ghost Club, 171 Sodom Road, Westport.

Dancing: Sea Shell Steppers (Acushnet) (8:00-10:30 pm)
Mainstream/plus level square and round dancing on the first Saturdays of each month. For details or directions, call Ginny at (508) 991-4307 or Jim at (508) 947-9602. Acushnet Council on Aging, 59 1/2 S. Main St. Acushnet.


Sunday, January 5th

Greater New Bedford Track Club: Sunday Striders (8:00 am)
Sunday Striders, weekly training runs starting at 8 a.m. on Sundays. All levels of ability welcome; non-members are encouraged to join group. Marathon training continues. Phone: (508) 994-7209. Buttonwood Senior Center, 1 Oneida St. New Bedford.

18th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon-Day2 (10:00 am)
A fan of Melville’s Moby-Dick? Come celebrate at the 18th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon filled with readings, and other activities. The day starts with a chat with Melville scholars at 9:30, a chat with Melville artist Peter Michael Martin, then a finale and new exhibition opening “Martin and Moby.” Click on event title for more info.

The area’s finest wedding professionals!

Line and Partner Dancing (1:00 pm-5:00 pm)
DJ/Instructor Felicia Doble at the Wareham Elks Lodge. Bar & snack bar open-No outside drinks allowed. Beginner lesson at 1:30 p.m. For additional info click on event title or call Richard at (508) 245-767. 2855 Cranberry Hwy.

Hawthorne Country Club’s Annual Bridal Show (Dartmouth) (12:00 pm-2:00 pm)
Come to this spectacular wedding event featuring the area’s finest wedding professionals! The annual Bridal show at Hawthorne is free for brides and their guests. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be served, and brides will have the chance to win excellent door prizes while enjoying the newly renovated Hawthorne Country Club. Call 508-997-3377 for more information. Email: info@hawthornecountryclub.com. Hawthorne Country Club 970 Tucker Rd. Dartmouth.

Sunday Afternoon Jazz Live (4:00 pm-7:00 pm)
A fan of Jazz? Head to the Whaler Lounge today! Cost: $10 cover. Days Inn, 500 Hathaway Road.


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About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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