After some absolutely gorgeous weather, almost spring-like, winter is returning with a vengeance. The bouts of snow and lots of cold will serve as a reminder that winter is not over yet. While it is going to be cold, I wouldn’t describe it as being brutally so. Certainly not so cold that you can’t enjoy some of the fun events going on across the South Coast and beyond!
Lastly, a piece of very important advice in light of recent sad news: beware of carbon monoxide when running heaters and please take precautions.
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Friday, March 10th
2nd Story Theater presents: “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” (7:30pm-9:30pm)
After a particularly bruising election year, 2nd Story Theater offers a pain-reducing balm in the form of Bobrick & Clark’s shamelessly silly, ferociously funny farce. In a line-up that promises “the ridiculous to the sublime,” this kitsch ’70’s comedy classic serves up the ridiculous. In spades. Thank God it’s sandwiched between a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winner, otherwise we’d never be able to show our faces in this town again! For information: email@example.com or 247-4200.
Beppe Gambetta in Concert at the Wamsutta Club (7:30pm-10:00pm)
Beppe Gambetta, Italian and American guitar roots music master opens the spring series of the Music in the Gallery concerts in the beautiful James Arnold Mansion, owned by the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street (at the corner of Union Street), New Bedford, MA. Tickets are $20 in advance online and $25 at the door.
DJ Tom Cooney at the Greasy Luck Brewery (9:00pm-12:30am)
A product of the music culture of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Tom Cooney has been surrounded by music his entire life. As a teen, the hip-hop scene of the early 90s moved him to become a DJ. A selection of Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul, Reggae and everything in-between can be heard when he’s on the turntables. Recently Tom Cooney has moved into the video realm of DJing. With and endless library of exclusive videos to choose from, he has stepped up his game and made himself a force to be reckoned with. He loves to spin records which is evident anytime he’s rocking a set. 791 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA.
Saturday, March 11th
Oxford Book Haven & Cafe Book Sale (Fairhaven) (9:00am-1:00pm)
We have a large selection of books–most are 50 cents. We currently have a special section for our DOLLAR- A-BAG-BOOK SALE. Coffee, tea, soda and home-made coffee breads are available. We welcome anyone to join us in working on our puzzle. Computers and WiFi is available to the public. 357 Main Street, Fairhaven.
Attic Treasures Sale (9:00am-3:00pm)
Attic Treasures Sale Sponsored by St. John Neumann Women’s Guild Sale will be held in St. John Neumann Parish Hall Located next to Cathedral Camp On Rt. 18 – 157 Middleboro Road in East Freetown, Mass. On Saturday, March 11th From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ~FREE Admission~ Wheelchair accessible Continental Breakfast And Delicious lunch will be served Take Chace Road Exit off Route 140.
Old Rochester’s Winter Farmers Market (10:00am-1:00pm)
A community event with wonderful vendor options including fresh produce, cheeses, sweets, breads, honey, entre food options, sauces, soups, pies (sweet and savory) organic and natural animal treats, soaps, lotions and scrubs, jams and jellies, coffee and much more! Stay warm this winter with alpaca wool or take a look at hand drawn cards for all occasions. Bring your children to play the musical instruments and listen and dance to the entertainment! It is a fun event for the whole family, 10-1 the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month! 135 Marion Road, Mattapoisett, MA.
Winter Story Hour at the New Bedford Public Library (11:00am-12:00pm)
Please join us for our Winter Story Time in the first floor Children’s Room! There will be stories and a craft. It is free and lots of fun! Hope to see you! New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford.
Thunder at the Gates – Civil War Book Talk and Signing at the New Bedford Public Library (3:00pm-4:30pm)
Noted Civil War author Douglas Egerton chronicles the formation and battlefield triumphs of the 54th and 55th MA Regiments – the first regiments of Black men raised by the U.S. Army after the Emancipation Proclamation. The book talk is co-sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society, the Ft. Taber Military Museum, and the Civil War Roundtable. For additional information call the Historical Society office at 508-979-8828. New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford.
Full Moon Family Hike (6:00pm-7:30pm)
Join Audubon to bid farewell to winter and welcome spring while exploring the refuge at night. An Audubon educator will lead the way as participants listen for signs of life and use the light of the full moon to look for animal tracks and signs while passing through the meadow, the forest and the wetlands on the nature path. For all ages. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI.
Mo Bounce at the Greasy Luck Brewery (9:00pm-12:30am)
Mo Bounce creates a party; playing the funkiest hits from past to present. You will dance the time away to Mo Bounce’s captivating groove and energetic performance! Mo Bounce has been booking and performing at various venues in the New England area for over 6 years. When you need mo’ music, mo’ dancing and mo’ fun…You need MO BOUNCE! New Bedford’s hottest new spot: The Greasy Luck Brewery at 791 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA.
Sunday, March 12th
New Bedford Wellness Program For Adults (11:00am-3:00pm)
Special NB Well Sunday: “Sense of Peace” with Qigong, massage, nutrition, yoga, and sound healing. Peace in ourselves, peace in our world.
Beginner DLSR Course w/ Miss Z Photography (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Did you get a new camera for the holidays? Perhaps, you have had one for a while, but haven’t moved beyond the “Auto” setting. Well this class is made for you! It’s (2) 2-hour classes at Miss Z Photography’s New Bedford Studio. You’ll learn about aperture, speed, Iso, Bokeh, focus, white balance, lighting and more. You’ll get a packet to take home with everything you learned. You’ll also be added to a special private Facebook Group where you can ask questions and there will be videos to review. Also receive special coupon to a recommended professional photo lab. 227 Union St. Suite 412, New Bedford. Call (508) 663-6544.
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert (4:00pm-6:00pm)
Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger: The Last Romantic, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1359 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford.