With temperatures in the 50s all weekend, it’ll be just right to head out and partake in the many activities going on across the SouthCoast. Typical for this time of year, we’ll have rain – plenty to deal with on Friday and some showers, early morning on Saturday. Sunday we’ll be scott free from precipitation, but it will be cloudy.
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Friday, April 21st
Fireside Live Music: Grayson Ty (5:00pm-10:00pm)
Join everyone for an extended evening wine tasting! Set in the Meadow Room overlooking the cafe lawn fire-pits, enjoy live music from Grayson Ty while you sip and savor. Enjoy wine tastings, as well as wine, beer and sangria from the Vineyard Cafe bar and light nosh from their Wine-d Down Menu. After head upstairs to Brix Restaurant for $10 wine -OR- beer flights. 5pm–8pm: Extended Tasting Hours, 5pm–10pm: Dine at Brix. Wine Tasting is $12 or $15 with the souvenir logo glass. SPECIAL: 1/2 price wine tasting for Cru/Case Club Members AND DOUBLE POINTS in the Marketplace and Brix that evening only. RSVP above|Pay at the door. Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd., Middletown, RI.
Massachusetts Story – DockUMentary Film Night (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Massachusetts Story, created in 1977, studies the then proposed oil drilling on Georges Bank and its potential impact on the New England Seacoast- particularly the fishing industry. It was produced and directed by Gordon Massingham, a native of New Bedford and features many scenes of the port in that era. It was instrumental in alerting the public to the potential hazards of exploration. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William St., New Bedford.
Live Music: “DJ Tom Cooney” at the Greasy Luck (9:30pm-12:30am)
For over a decade, Tom Cooney has been DJing in various capacities from California to Massachusetts. What started at a house party in San Diego has turned into gigs at bars, clubs, radio, private events, weddings and so much more. His dedication to his craft keeps him up to date with what’s happening in the music industry and on the cutting edge of what’s fresh. His style reaches out to anyone who appreciates good music. A selection of Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul, Reggae and everything in-between can be heard when he’s on the turntables. At New Bedford’s hottest new spot: The Greasy Luck Brewery at 791 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA.
Saturday, April 22nd
Fairhaven Bike Path Annual Spring Clean Up (9:00am-1:00pm)
Please join us on our 4th annual volunteer clean-up effort for the Fairhaven Bike Path. Together we can help keep our town looking great for residents and our visitors. We will have some gloves, pickers and bags available to use courtesy of Rocky’s Ace Hardware. Please bring your own gloves if you have them. All volunteers who register behind the rec center will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card from Stop and Shop. Free donuts and coffee will be provided by BRW Property Services. Hosted by Fairhaven Bikeway Committee. Fairhaven Recreation Center, 227 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven.
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.
Spring Flower Design Workshop (9:30am-11:30am)
Hosted in partnership by Aquidneck Growers Market and Little State Flower Company, spend a glorious spring morning with internationally known design artist and author, Jill Rizzo, of Studio Choo and local sustainable flower farm owner, Anna Jane Kochon, of Little State Flower Company for a dynamic flower design workshop with these two stars of the flower design firmament! Learn the value of using seasonal local flowers to our economy and environment, get growing tips from Anna Jane, and be entered in the drawing for great door prizes with your registration. Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd., Middletown, RI.
2017 New England Cannabis Convention (11:00am-5:00pm)
After growing to over 110 vendors & 90+ speakers in 2016, the 2017 New England Cannabis Convention is poised to once again double in size in 2017! With MMJ programs growing across the region & rec bills looming, this is the absolute MUST attend show for anyone and everyone! Hynes Convention Center, Boston.
New Bedford Antiques Center at Wamsutta Place (11:00am-6:00pm)
Antiques, collectibles, and history all in one place! The Center is home to over 200 dealers and consigners featuring antiques and collectibles from early Americana to Mid-Century to today’s treasures. With specialty stores within the Center which include a flower shoppe boutique, an ephemera store, the cast-iron store and vintage clothing. The Center is also the largest antique consignment venues in the Southcoast Region. So if you have one piece or an estate full of treasures , the Center will preview your items and consign them. The staff has over 100 years of collective knowledge in the antique trade from buying to selling to refinishing to retailing. There are public bathrooms, the center is handicap accessible and, pet-friendly! Phone: (508) 991-8700. Wamsutta Place, 61 Wamsutta St., New Bedford.
Weekend Music Series: Leslie Grimes & Matt Bruneau with Bob Howa (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Savor the season, glass in hand, enjoying live music overlooking the vines. Join us this coming Saturday, April 22 for a wine tasting, lunch or wine by the glass and enjoy live music from Leslie Grimes & Matt Bruneau with Bob Howard 1pm – 4pm. No tickets required – just simply live music during our weekend wine tasting. See you there! Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd., Middletown, RI.
March for Science (2:00pm-4:00pm)
This is a community space for Boston area people who love science and are interested in a sister march to the DC March for Science. There will be kid-centric entertainment on the main stage from 1:00 to 2:00 and a separate kids’ corner afterward. The March for Science champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest. This group is inclusive of all individuals and types of science. Boston Common, Boston.
2017 International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) Show (7:00pm-10:00pm)
The International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) is an annual awards show recognizing outstanding achievement in the music industry by artists of Portuguese ancestry. The show will be televised on various media outlets, including worldwide via RTP Internacional and will feature LIVE performances. Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford,
House of Bricks Pro Wrestling “Wishamania” (7:00pm-10:00pm)
Last year, House Of Bricks Pro Wrestling teamed up with the members of the Moose Lodge 914 of New Bedford, MA for a series of extremely successful fundraising events starting with last April’s first ever #HoB #Wishamania that benefited the Make-A-Wish America Foundation. This year, we are beyond excited to announce that on Saturday April 22nd, the members of Moose Lodge LOOM 914 tag team with House Of Bricks Pro Wrestling to once again raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation as we bring to the Moose Lodge, 119 Rockdale Avenue in New Bedford, MA, HoB WISHAMANIA 2! ALL TICKETS for this event are just $10 with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and just like last year, we here at #HouseOfBricks plan on packing the Moose Lodge and helping out such a wonderful cause in the Make-A-Wish America!
Sunday, April 23rd
Osprey Nest Checks – A Field Experience (10:00am-12:00pm)
Join everyone for an important day in the field – and help check osprey nests for occupancy and incubating birds in both branches of the Westport River! We’ll meet at the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary field station, then depart in our own vehicles with one team working from roadside viewing points along the East Branch of the Westport river and the other team doing the same on the West Branch. Sanctuary Staff will lead each team and provide insight into the lives of the osprey. Families are welcome to take part in this great learning experience. Mass Audubon Allens Pond, 1280 Horseneck Rd., Westport.
New Bedford Wellness Program For Adults (10:30am)
Qigong with Stephen and Marcia Rath (10:30), Aerobics: Pilates with Joan Davignon (11:00), Nutrition: Everyday Wellness with Dana LLC (Noon), Yoga: Joan Davignon (1:00), Hypnotism: Smoking Cessation with John Barboza (1:00), Mindfulness: Jonathan (2:00), and Open 3 on 3 Basketball (2:00pm). Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford, 166 Jenney St, New Bedford.
Petting Zoo Day (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Come join us for a fun filled afternoon on the farm! Meet & interact with our cute and friendly animals such as alpacas, mini goats, mini pigs, and mini donkey. We also have mini cows, ducks, and chickens. There will be pony rides, face painting, and a bounce house. We hope to see you there! Entry Fee: Adults $4. Children $8 (children 1 and under free) We accept cash only please. Children’s price includes pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, & bounce house. Clover Creek’s Farmyard Friends, 268 New Bedford Road, Rochester.