Depending on your point of view this week’s predicted Blizzard-apocalypse that never materialized was either a complete weatherperson failfest, or a stroke of luck. Either way, while much of New England, including most of the Bay State got covered in a significant amount of snow. The South received about 5-6″ before switching over to rain which washed most of it away. Messy nonetheless. This weekend will be rather mild in comparison with temperatures as high as 42 degrees. Sunday we might get an inch or two of snow. Certainly nothing stopping any of us from heading out and enjoying ourselves.
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 17th
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Greasy Luck Brewery (11:30am-12:30am)
Greasy Luck Brewery presents a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with live music featuring the Pourmen, Bagpipers, and Irish Dancers. $5 charge after 9:00pm. See what’s special about the newest ad hottest New Bedford Destination! 791 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA.
Frederick Douglass: The Underground Railroad in New Bedford (7:00pm-8:00pm)
Lecture by the Director of the New Bedford Historical Society Loretta “Lee” Blake. Fairhaven Town Hall Banquet Room, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA.
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.
Saturday, March 18th
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.
Free Financial Coaching Sessions (10:00am-12:00pm)
Free Financial Coaching Sessions with Stephen Barkhuff from Financial Fundamentals, LLC – If you are looking for financial guidance, sign up in advance for a 20 minute session with Stephen Barkhuff from Financial Fundamentals, LLC. Call 508-991-6278 to make your reservation today! Many spots are available so come to the Downtown Library to learn about successful budgeting and saving, reducing your credit and student debt, improving your credit score and more! Financial Fundamentals, LLC does not provide financial planning or investment advisory services or sell any financial products. New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford.
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.
Spanish Story Hour – Hora de Cuentos (12:00pm-1:00pm)
A monthly program of Spanish stories and themed crafts. Open to all children and their caregivers. Enjoy juice and cookies while you create your art. Bilingual translation when required. Howland-Green Branch – New Bedford Public Library, 3 Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford.
Traditional Native American Talking Circle (1:30pm-3:30pm)
Based in Native American cultural practice the Talking Circle is a place to listen and be heard. It is a sacred ceremony and circle of connection, cleansing, healing and spirit with dignity, honor and power as we walk the Red Road. The Red Road is spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. It is a life long journey, ever learning, ever growing, ever evolving to live in total balance and harmony with all that is. It is a gift to us from our ancestors and our dutiful gift to the next seven generations. Intentional Self, 6 Cabot Pl., Stoughton, MA.
Join us at the New Bedford Downtown Library for a Knit-In! All knitters and crocheters are welcome. Please bring your yarn, patterns, and friends to the Downtown Library for a fiber filled event! New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA.
HoB Headlocks For Hailee (7:00pm-10:00pm)
A ton of exciting bouts from the area’s best professional wrestling. The event will help a great cause! Click on thread title for full line-up. Also, the first ever open season lottery: Fans in attendance will be able to vote for who they want to face the current House Of Bricks Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, Chris Cruise. Moose Lodge 914, 119 Rockdale Avenue, New Bedford, MA.
J. Kelley Band at the Greasy Luck Brewery (9:00pm-12:00am)
Rock n’roll, pop/rock, roots, americana, whatever you want to label it is fine. Just turn it up & sing-along! J. Kelley comes to New Bedford’s hottest new spot: The Greasy Luck Brewery at 791 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA.
Sunday, March 19th
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.
Freetown Rabies Clinic (10:00am-1:00pm)
Get the all important rabies shot for your dog. Licenses will also be available. Nail clipping done for a donation – proceeds to got to benefit Animal Control. East Freetown Fire Station, 157 County Road and Assonet Fire Station at 3 Elm Street. Click thread title for full details.
The Ivy Leaf: Traditional Irish Music (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Continue celebrating St. Patrick’s Day throughout the weekend with a musical performance by The Ivy Leaf, a traditional Irish band based in Boston and Providence, featuring fiddles, flute and whistle, concertina, bouzouki and guitar, and vocals. Wine and refreshments will be served during intermission and are included in the price of each concert. $25 Member, $30 Non-member. Blithewold Mansion Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI.