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14 Things to do this Weekend (Sept. 16-Sept. 18)


Do you like the weather that comes this time of year? The cool evenings and mornings – the possibilities of donning a hoodie or sweatshirt loom. Though, since the days are still warm, you have to keep a t-shirt underneath so you can strip layers. Pumpkin everything starts to appear if it hasn’t already. This weekend is a quintessential Summer ending one in terms of weather: day temperatures between 73-80 degrees and evenings/mornings as low as 50 degrees. So much for a yard sale on Sunday though with showers and thundershowers expected at some point.

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? Add it here. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!


Friday, September 16th

Women’s Canoe Trip (5:30pm-8:00pm)
Ladies night out! Enjoy canoeing the historic Slocum River. There is a short hike through our forest to the launch site & all equipment is provided. Wear clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage. Lloyd Center for the Environment, Price: Members: $25 Non-member: $30. Limit: 12.

Sorry, fellas! Women only!

Your Theatre, Inc. presents “California Suite” (8:00pm)
Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best. It’s a humorous confection divided into four parts: Visitor from New York, Visitor from Philadelphia, Visitors from London and Visitors from Chicago. In Visitor from New York, Hannah, a magazine writer is joined by her ex-husband, the question being with whom should their daughter spend the next six months? The banter flies fast and furious but Hannah’s well-wrought artifice crumbles as her fears take hold.

The Visitor from Philadelphia is a wife who arrives at the suite, catching her husband “en flagrante delicto” with a drunken hooker. Visitors from London brings a British star as Academy Award nominee. Diana returns from the ceremony empty-handed to husband Sidney whose homosexuality will be no comfort tonight. The Visitors from Chicago are two couples ending a disastrous vacation they should not have shared. Your Theatre, Inc. Playhouse, 136 Rivet St., New Bedford.

Saturday, September 17th

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.

2nd Annual Hot Pursuit 5K (10:00am)
Supporting town programs operated by the Lakeville Police Dept. Post race meal by Root 79 Pig Roasters, sponsored by Dave’s Auto Body, included in registration. Ted Williams Camp, 28 Precinct St.,Lakeville, MA.

Check out all the classic automobiles at the Somerset Auto Show on the Bluff!

Fall River Public Library Chess Club (10:00-12:00pm)
The Chess Club will begin meeting again on Saturdays in the library! The first meeting of this fall will be September 17 from 10-12 in the Fell Reading Room. Chess players at all levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced. Fall River Public Library, 104 N Main St., Fall River, MA.

Haskell Fall Plant Sale (10:00am-1:00pm)
Come check out the Fall Haskell Plant Sale from 10am-1pm on Saturday, September 17th! We will feature unique and rare plants, several that can be found on the Haskell property, all that are ready to be planted this Fall! We will have a mix of small ornamental plants to trees and everything in between. Haskell Public Gardens, 787 Shawmut Ave.,
New Bedford.

Somerset Auto Show on the Bluff (10:00am-4:00pm)
The Spirit of Somerset Auto Show on the Bluff is the MOST SCENIC show in MASS! Visit our page or http://www.somersetautoshow.com website for more info. 231 South St, Somerset, MA.

Greek Food Festival (11:00am-10:00pm)
Please join us for Greek food, music and culture. Dancing will occur throughout the weekend with performances by Greek Pride of Rhode Island on Sunday at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. St. The Festival will be held under tents at the 186 Cross Road (Dartmouth, MA) location. Free parking is available in the Potter school parking lot directly across the street.

Music and Wine: Emily Mills Duo (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Come enjoy free music while enjoying our estate grown wine! Call to see if we have any food vendors onsite, or as always, pack some snacks and enjoy our wine while you listen to free, live local music! Running Brook Vineyards, 335 Old Fall River Rd., North Dartmouth.

Sunday, September 18th

Superhero-themed 5K Fun Run and Walk & Roll (8:30am-1:00pm)
The walk enters its 28th year, but features a superhero-themed 5K fun run for the first time. Super hero capes will be given away to the first participants who register while supplies last. The 5K course at Fort Tabor in New Bedford is certified and will be electronically timed.

The walk is a signature fundraiser for The Schwartz Center, having raised approximately $100,000 in each of the past three years for the not-for-profit organization, which provides services for children with special educational and developmental needs throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Fort Taber Community Center, New Bedford, MA.

Have fun and help a great cause at the Superhero Themed 5K Fun Run and Walk on Sunday.

Ride For Heavens Angels (9:00am)
Ride for Heavens Angels is to promote the first annual motorcycle run to raise money to support the First Candle association, a group that help parents and family grieve with the loss of an infant. Stillbirth rates have decreased by more than 50 percent since the 1970’s, there are still more than 25,000 babies stillborn in the U.S. each year . . . that equals 70 babies each and every day. When a family is faced with such a lose they don’t always know where to turn. First Candle can help the parents and family learn to cope with this lose. Help us support such a great organization an spread the word. Join us for a 40mile ride through back roads of Freetown, Berkley, Lakeville. Back to the Elks club for food, music and raffles. Fall River Lodge of Elks Lounge, 4500 N Main St., Fall River, MA.

The Bat Run 2016 (10:00am)
Join the Jesse Heikkila Foundation for The Bat Run 2016, a USATF certified, timed 5K run/walk through historic Middleborough. We encourage all runners to come dressed as your favorite Super Hero to honor all the childhood cancer fighters who are the bravest heroes you will ever meet. 100% of the proceeds go directly to childhood cancer research in memory of Jesse who died at the tender age of 7 after battling stage IV Neuroblastoma cancer.

Race day shirts will be provided at no charge to the first 300 registrants. Awards are given to the top 3 male and top 3 female race finishers in each of the age divisions. To learn more about our foundation, please visit http://www.jesse.foundation. Middleborough High School, 71 E Grove St., Middleboro, MA.

2nd Annual Mattapoisett Firefighters Chowder Competition (12:00pm-4:00pm)
Come out and enjoy a fun filled family afternoon at the K of C hall in Mattapoisett. The Mattapoisett Firefighters Association is again sponsoring there chowder competiton which brings local businesses and public safety professionals together to see who can make the best chowder. There will be food for a small fee, live music, fire apparatus on display and more to come as we get closer to the day of the event. KofC Damien Council 4190, 57 Fairhaven Rd., Mattapoisett, MA.

Music and Wine: Mid-Life Crisis (1:00pm-5:00m)
Call to see if we have any food vendors onsite, or as always, pack some snacks and enjoy our wine while you listen to free, live local music! Running Brook Vineyards, 335 Old Fall River Rd., North Dartmouth.


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