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16 Things to do this Weekend (Sept 25 – Sept 27)

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A perfectly pleasant weekend is ahead in terms of weather. Autumn has officially arrived and that means we will have much cooler weather. With cool mornings from 46-55 degrees and mild temperatures with a high of 69 degrees, you will be able to wear shirt or pants, t-shirt or sweatshirt. Hit the road, grab something to grill or walk to one of the any events planned along the South Coast.

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, September 25th

Buzzard’s Bay Coalition: Family Friday Explorations: Make Your Own Fishing Pole (5:00pm-6:00pm)
Get your whole family exploring the outdoors during Family Friday Explorations offered by the Coalition and Wareham Land Trust. Through fun games and hands-on activities, your family will learn about the Buzzards Bay region’s animals, plants, and habitats. Family Friday Explorations is recommended for families with elementary school-aged children. We encourage you to attend all three programs, but it is not required. Location: End of Station ST at Horseshoe Pond, Wareham. FREE. Registration is required for all Bay Adventures. To RSVP, contact: Phone: (508) 999-6363 ext. 219 or Email: bayadventures@savebuzzardsbay.org.

Friday evening at the “Z” catch Joan Armatrading with Melissa Ferrick.

Joan Armatrading with special guest Melissa Ferrick at the “Z” (8:00pm)
The Zeiterion welcomes award-winning U.K. singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading! This performance is part of her world tour – her first as a solo performer, as well as her last major tour. Armatrading is known as a true craftsman for her distinctive vocals and consummate musicianship. Her performances will include songs that span her entire career. You are guaranteed a mix old favorites. “Love and Affection,” Willow,” “Drop The Pilot” and “Me, Myself I.” This intimate performance must not be missed!

Special guest, singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick is an eight-time Boston Music Award winner. Ferrick tours regularly and has shared the stage with Morrissey, Marc Cohn, Paul Westerberg, Dwight Yoakam, John Hiatt, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, G-Love & Special Sauce, Bob Dylan, Dan Bern, Ani DiFranco, k.d. Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Joan Armatrading, Mike Doughty, The Indigo Girls and many others.

Quinn Sullivan at the Narrows Center (8:00pm)
16 year old Quinn Sullivan is quickly gaining quite a reputation among today’s most respected guitar players and musical artists. He has been touring the world with his mentor and friend, Buddy Guy, promoting his latest CD, “Getting There,” produced in Nashville with multi-Grammy winner Tom Hambridge. $25 advance, $28 day of. For tickets visit www.narrowscenter.org or call (508) 324-1926. Box office hours Wed-Saturday 12-5 p.m. www.narrowscenter.org or (508) 324-1926. Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River, MA.


Saturday, September 26th

Guided Bird Walk (8:00am)
Free. The Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust and the Paskamansett Bird Club are co-hosting a free guided bird walk. Participants will discover what migrants may be lingering on this beautiful natural area co-owned by DNRT and The Trustees of Reservations. The walk will be led by William Gil from the Paskamansett Bird Club and Linda Vanderveer from Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust. The walk will begin at the parking lot for Slocum’s River Reserve, located on the east side of Horseneck Road about 1.4 miles south of Russell’s Mills Village.Call (508) 525-9266 if weather is questionable day of walk. www.dnrt.org. (508) 991-2289. Slocum’s River Reserve 404 Elm St.

Westport Farmer’s Market (8:30am-1:00pm)
Prefer locally harvested produce instead of something picked before it’s ripe so it survives its trip? Head to a local Farmer’s Market! Westport Farmer’s Market goes through September. Area farmers, bakers, craftsmen, fishermen, florists and others are encouraged to sign up as vendors and participate in this year’s market. Contact Ross Moran, rmoran@ttor.org. Westport Town farm, 830 Drift Rd, Westport.

Bring the family on Saturday for a fun event!

Paper Shredding Day (9:00am-12:00pm)
Paper Shredding Day will take place in the parking lot across from City Hall, on the corner of William Street and North 6th Street, New Bedford, MA. Open to businesses and residents of New Bedford and the surrounding communities. Fee is $5 per box (not more than 40 pounds each). Cash or check only. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but please remove paper from folders and binders. Fee is $5 to destroy a hard drive. Cash or check only. Held in conjunction with the City’s Department of Community Services. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone at (508) 979-1493 or by email at recycling@newbedford-ma.gov.

Dollar-a-Bag book Sale (Fairhaven) (9:00am-1:00pm)
We welcome you to come and fill a bag of good reads for only a dollar! The Oxford Book Haven & Cafe is located downstairs in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 357 Main St., Fairhaven. There is a large selection to choose from. Home-made dessert, coffee, and other beverages available. 1 Temple Place, Fairhaven.

National Drug Take-Back Day (10:00am-2:00pm)
National Drug Take-Back Day will take place at the New Bedford Police Department Headquarters, 871 Rockdale Avenue, New Bedford, MA. National Drug Take-Back Day is open to all. Safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. Pills only (no liquids, needles, or syringes). Free and anonymous. Organized by the New Bedford Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone at (508) 979-1493 or by email at recycling@newbedford-ma.gov.

Edaville USA (Carver) (10:00am-6:00pm)
We feature over 20 amusement rides including a Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Jumbo the Elephant, Tilt-A-Whirl, Scrambler, 2 mile narrow gauge railroad, two steam locomotives and one diesel locomotive and much more. We are also the home of Thomas Land. Thomas Land features 11 Thomas themed children’s rides including Winston’s Skyline Express, Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster, Toby’s Tilting Tracks, Sodor Windmill, Sodor’s Cranberry Carousel, Rockin’ Bulstrode, Harold’s Lift-Off, Firefighting Flynn, Diesel Derby, Cranky’s Crane Drop and Bertie’s Bus Tours. We offer daily admission tickets, two day passes, season passes, birthday parties, group sales and gift cards. 5 Pine St, Carver, Massachusetts.

Two days of activities planned at the 12th Working Waterfront Festival.

FREE Working Waterfront Festival (11:00am-6:00pm)
Join us in New Bedford, America’s largest commercial fishing port, to learn about the men and women who harvest the North Atlantic. Walk the decks of a scalloper, dine on fresh seafood, see fishermen’s contests, and watch a cooking demonstrations. Experience the workings of the industry which brings seafood from the ocean to your plate. The Working Waterfront Festival presents performances of music, dance and poetry; demonstrations and contests of industry skills; tours of workboats; documentary films and footage at sea; cooking demonstrations; author readings; children’s activities; U.S. Coast Guard demos; Tug Boat Muster; whaleboat races, and more!

Mini-Golf Family Fun Day (Fairhaven) (1:00pm-4:00pm)
The Carousel Family Fun Center of Fairhave provides a safe, clean, colorful, fun and friendly environment for families, schools and the community. Services include a full array of activities including roller skating, birthday parties, private parties, school trips, scout programs, company outings, special events, music, videos, Pattino’s Pisa Pizza, Treasure Chest redemption shops, game arcades & lots more! You can even purchase your roller skates there!

Sacred Firewalk (5:00pm-10:00pm)
Sacred Firewalking is a 5-hour transformational event designed to help you learn to walk through your life fearlessly. By learning how to walk on fire–literally. The practice of firewalking is a powerful life-changing experience for self-realization and empowerment. It is direct physical proof of the mind-body connection that must be experienced to be truly understood. During this life-changing experiential event you will learn to walk across hot coals and…overcome fears, honor your intuition, release limiting beliefs, trust your internal guidance, shift from fear to confidence, discover that you are more powerful than you realized. Firewalking is entirely optional. Even if you chose not to firewalk, it is profoundly transformational to watch others cross the coals without being burned. Sisters of Solace, 700 American Legion Hwy., Westport, MA.


Sunday, September 27th

Pancake Breakfast (10:30am)
All you can eat. Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Tickets $7 each at the door. Family 4+ $25. (508) 993-1691 ext. 101. St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1359 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford.

Two days of activities like the shucking contest, at the 12 Working Waterfront Festival!

Edaville USA (Carver) (10:00am-6:00pm)
We feature over 20 amusement rides including a Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Jumbo the Elephant, Tilt-A-Whirl, Scrambler, 2 mile narrow gauge railroad, two steam locomotives and one diesel locomotive and much more. We are also the home of Thomas Land, which will be opening in August of 2015. Thomas Land will feature 11 Thomas themed children’s rides including Winston’s Skyline Express, Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster, Toby’s Tilting Tracks, Sodor Windmill, Sodor’s Cranberry Carousel, Rockin’ Bulstrode, Harold’s Lift-Off, Firefighting Flynn, Diesel Derby, Cranky’s Crane Drop and Bertie’s Bus Tours. We offer daily admission tickets, two day passes, season passes, birthday parties, group sales and gift cards. 5 Pine St, Carver, Massachusetts.

FREE Working Waterfront Festival (11:00am-5:00pm)
Join us in New Bedford, America’s largest commercial fishing port, to learn about the men and women who harvest the North Atlantic. Walk the decks of a scalloper, dine on fresh seafood, see fishermen’s contests, and watch a cooking demonstrations. Experience the workings of the industry which brings seafood from the ocean to your plate. The Working Waterfront Festival presents performances of music, dance and poetry; demonstrations and contests of industry skills; tours of workboats; documentary films and footage at sea; cooking demonstrations; author readings; children’s activities; U.S. Coast Guard demos; Tug Boat Muster; whaleboat races, and more!

Learn To Quahog (12:30pm-2:30pm)
Join the Coalition to learn how to harvest your own quahogs! We’ll teach you the basics of local quahogging — what you need, how to do it, and where to go. These events will be fun and educational for the whole family. Fort Taber, New Bedford.


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