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14 Things To Do This Weekend (Feb 21-Feb 23)

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OK, not sure what to make of these temperatures. I thought I had entered the wrong zip code. Guess what? You’re not seeing things – these are the real temperatures for this weekend. It will be in the 50s!!! This is great news for those of you who love the outdoors and like to partake in the many goings-on in the region. Since, you can’t have everything, there will be rain and a possible thunderstorm on Friday. Sunday morning will be the only time all weekend long that we get into freezing temperatures. This may make for some icy road conditions when you head out Sunday, so be careful!

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, February 21st

Buttonwood Zoo: Wild Winter: Day 1 (10:00 am-2:00 pm)
Have a hootin’ & a howlin’ time during winter vacation week! Each day will feature special activities to keep your little critters busy. At 10:30: Cat Chat at Bobcats, 11:00am Keeper Chat at the Aquatic Environment Center, 12:00pm Keeper Chat at Harbor Seals, 2:00pm River Otter Enrichment, 3:00pm Keeper Chat at Harbor Seals. Activities are free with zoo admission.

SHARKS! Shark week at Mystic Aquarium (Mystic) (10:00-3:00pm)
It’s all about SHARKS this February vacation at Mystic Aquarium. Join us ALL WEEKEND and discover what makes sharks so cool. See sharks of all shapes and sizes (including some you may not even realize are sharks!). How does your sense of smell compare to a shark’s, which sharks have the biggest teeth, what do sharks eat? These are just some of the fun things you’ll discover as you enjoy the SHARKS activities. Take part in a shark scavenger hunt and stop by the Shark Encounter exhibit where you can reach in and actually touch a shark as it swims by. Activities are free with admission or membership.

Painting with a Splash: “Kid’s Class “Princess or Prince” & “Wine on the Beach” w/ Richa (3:30 & 7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side.

Come chat with the animals all weekend long at Buttonwood Zoo!

With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Dock-U-Mentaries Film: ‘Dad I Wanna Go Fishin’ (7:30 pm)
“Sometimes we were in seas like mountains. We were fishermen, we worked hard, we loved it, we hated it. The romance ends when you leave the dock. That’s the way it is. It’s in the blood.” Dad I Wanna Go Fishin’ is an intimate portrait of commercial fishing on the F/V Little Infant out of Provincetown. The 90 minute film combines footage from the 1950s, 1960’s and 1970’s with expert narration by retired fisherman, Peter R. Cook.


Saturday, February 22nd

Buttonwood Zoo: Wild Winter: Day 2 (10:00 am-2:00 pm)
Have a hootin’ & a howlin’ time during winter vacation week! Each day will feature special activities to keep your little critters busy. At 10:30: Cat Chat at Bobcats, 11:00am Keeper Chat at the Aquatic Environment Center, 12:00pm Keeper Chat at Harbor Seals, 2:00pm River Otter Enrichment, 3:00pm Keeper Chat at Harbor Seals. Activities are free with zoo admission.

Health and Wellness Fair (12:00-5:00 pm)
Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by Rare Disease Awareness Network takes place at Greater New Bedford Vocational at 1121 Ashley Blvd. Rare Disease Awareness Network, Corp. began as a small group of people who combined forces to ensure that one rare disease patient would receive their life-saving medicine. Admission is FREE for all ages.

See what it’s like to be a big role model!

Big Brother Big Sister Open House (1-3:00 pm)
This is a casual, fun and FREE event open to anyone wanting to learn more about their program. You’ll get to meet the “Bigs” and “Littles” and see first hand the impact that mentoring can have!

Westport Land Conservation Trust: Wild Winter Talks (2-4:00 pm)
Wildlife in Your Back Lot: Balancing Appreciation and Conflict Prevention – The last in the Series of Wild Winter Talks will cover how to co-exist with common backyard wildlife, appreciating wildlife from a distance, and keeping wildlife wild.

Painting with a Splash: “At the Beach” & “Hut” w/ Ann (3:30 & 7:00 pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

“Psychic Saturday” Benefit for 16 month old Aythn Sousa (12:00-8:00 pm)
The Hollywood Scoop Family along with Miss Susan Swanbeck will be hosting a Psychic Saturday Event to Benefit 16 month old Athyn Sousa battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma and his family with their financial hardship so that his parents may be with him at all times. Miss Susan will be conducting 15 minute psychic readings at a cost of $20 at The Hollywood Scoopand will be donating its full portion of the proceeds directly to Athyn and his family, which will be half. Items for sale and a Chinese auction. Anyone wishing to donate may contact Lori L. Truehart at 508-287-1907 or Jamie Nunes at 774-263-5335. For more info, click on the event title.


Sunday, February 23rd

Bus Trip to Foxwoods (Dartmouth) (8:00 am-4:00 pm)
Win millions at Foxwood! Or at least get rich in spirit for having fun at Foxwoods. The trip features the bus trip a buffet or $10 meal ticket, and $15 for Keno. A continental breakfast at 7:15 will start the day. Proceeds to benefit the Humane Society, at 31 Venture Drive in Dartmouth. For further details, click on the event title.

Buttonwood Zoo: Wild Winter: Day 3 (10:00 am-2:00 pm)
Have a hootin’ & a howlin’ time during winter vacation week! Each day will feature special activities to keep your little critters busy. At 10:30: Cat Chat at Bobcats, 11:00am Keeper Chat at the Aquatic Environment Center, 12:00pm Keeper Chat at Harbor Seals, 2:00pm River Otter Enrichment, 3:00pm Keeper Chat at Harbor Seals. Activities are free with zoo admission.

Grab your poems and head to Gallery X

Writers Block Poe-etry at Gallery X (1:00 pm-3:00 pm)
Gallery X will host the “Big Read” and the GNB Writers Block Poe-etry Reading. Bring two poems or one short story if you wish to read. Sign up begins are 12:30 p.m. Free and open to public. (508) 992-2675, info@galleryx.org or www.galleryx.org.

An Old House On An Old Road in Old Dartmouth” (Dartmouth) (2:00 pm-4:00 pm)
Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society presents “An Old House On An Old Road in Old Dartmouth. Robert Harding’s recollections about the Other Almy House.” Harding directed a project to acquire and restore the historic Slater/Almy Mill property in Slatersville, RI, saving it from total destruction. Harding’s talk affords a unique opportunity not only to learn about one of Dartmouth’s oldest homes, but to experience the thrill of unveiling secrets of the families who lived there. Admission free to members, $5 for non-members. Taking place at the Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society at 1205 Russells Mills Road.


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