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17 Things to do this Weekend (Sept 04 – Sept 06)

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After a few weekends of being spoiled with perfect weekend weather, it seems this weekend is “punishment.” While, it may be first world “punishment,” the rain may slow down or delay some events. Fridays precipitation is supposed to limited to the morning, with Saturday rain free. Sunday will be cloudy with some showers “around.” Don’t fret, because there are still plenty of things to do across the South Coast!

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Friday, September 11th

Zoo Nights: American Superhero Night (5:30pm-8:00pm)
This year Buttonwood Park Zoo is taking Zoo Nights to the next level! We have a variety of new and exciting things happening this summer and Zoo Nights is just one of them.
Each night has a special theme with fun and exciting activities, special guests, animal education and enrichment, access to the zoo after hours, and SO much more! Zoo Night ss free for zoo members. Why not take the night off from cooking and let the Bear’s Den Café handle dinner?

This year’s last chance to see why Zoo Nights is so popular!

This special Zoo Night will honor our American superheroes. Admission will be free for veterans, policemen, firemen, EMT’s, etc. The Young Marines will be here for a special raising of the flag, as well as playing of the “Star Spangled Banner” and “The Pledge of Allegiance”. Costume characters, Captain America and Wonder Woman, will entertain the kids and make for memorable photo ops. Children are encouraged to come to the Zoo dressed as their favorite superhero. We will have an American themed menu at the Bear’s Den Café, as well as special enrichment for our national symbol, the bald eagles along with many of the other zoo animals.

Horrors Of Doctor Moreau (8:00pm)
Washed ashore on a mysterious island, Edward Prendick finds himself trapped inside a strange biological experiment: Dr. Moreau has created a race of pseudo-humans out of the animals he found living on the island. Taken in by the “Beast Folk,” Edward witnesses the struggle between animal instinct and man’s facade of civility. Primal forces soon plunge the island into chaos and Edward has only one hope left… escape! Tickets $12 for season subscribers. $15 general admission. $13 senior citizens, students and military personnel. (508) 993-0772. info@yourtheatre.org.

Rita Redshoes in Concert at the Narrows (8:00pm)
“Rita Redshoes is a solo artist from Portugal. In 1996 she sang with her first band, Atomic Bees, releasing an album in 2000 entitled love.noises.and.kisses. In 2003, she was invited to sing with David Fonseca, and shared with him the song “Hold Still” from Our Hearts Will Beat As One, his second solo album. In 2008 she released her debut solo album Golden Era. In 2010 the band Snow Patrol invited her to perform the single “Set the fire to the third bar” in Rock in Rio Lisbon.” – Wikipedia. Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River. 508.324.1926. $20.00 advance, $23.00 day of show.


Saturday, September 12th

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.

Enjoy German food, music, and more at Marion’s Oktoberfest on Sunday.

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.

36th Annual Apple-Peach Festival(Acushnet) (10:00am-6:00pm)
Everyone’s favorite local festival is here! Two days of live music, concession stands, and fun! Today’s entertainment schedule: 10:00am: Voices In Time, 11:00am: Jeff Dunn Band, 12:00pm: Cool Beans, 1:00pm: High and Heavy, 2:00p,: The Stumblers, 3:00pm: Blue Reign, 4:00-6:00p,: Neal McCarthy Band. Long Plain Museum, 1203 Main Street. Parking is free and there are shuttle buses available from Acushnet Middle School.

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.

Community Connections Annual Walk-a-thon and Family Fun Day (Fairhaven) (10:30am)
The event will be held at the Fairhaven Community Connections location at 10 David Drown Blvd., Fairhaven, MA. Check-in/day of registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided for all walkers and supporters. There is no registration fee, and walkers who raise more than $25 before Sept 1, will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Fun Day activities will run concurrently with an open house, carnival games, and more. This event will be held rain or shine.

Food, festivities, and fun that help out the troops on Sunday.

2nd Annual Asian Festival (Fall River) (12:00pm-4:00pm)
The Greater Fall River Art Association is hosting an Asian Arts Festival with an opening reception and tea ceremonies – FREE and open to the public.Greater Fall River Art Association, 80 Belmont Street, Fall River.

Oktoberfest (Marion) (12:00pm-9:00pm)
Traditional German music, dancers, food, beer, and more. Food like bratwurst, knackwurst, potato salad, Sauerkraut, potato pancakes, and German pastries will be offered from 12:00pm-8:00pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Alpenblumen Musikanten (12:00–3:00 pm), the Alpenblumen Dancers (3:00–6:00 pm), and the Bavarian Brothers (6:00–9:00 pm). Admission, parking and entertainment $10. Children 12 and under are free. Pythagorean Lodge AF & AM. Advance sale tickets (508) 758-2345. 465 Mill Street, Marion.

Learn To Quahog (Wareham) (1:00pm-3:00pm)
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. Burgess Point, Wareham (meet at Onset Pier).

Horrors Of Doctor Moreau (8:00pm)
Washed ashore on a mysterious island, Edward Prendick finds himself trapped inside a strange biological experiment: Dr. Moreau has created a race of pseudo-humans out of the animals he found living on the island. Taken in by the “Beast Folk,” Edward witnesses the struggle between animal instinct and man’s facade of civility. Primal forces soon plunge the island into chaos and Edward has only one hope left… escape! Tickets $12 for season subscribers. $15 general admission. $13 senior citizens, students and military personnel. (508) 993-0772. info@yourtheatre.org.


Sunday, September 13th

Freetown Historical Society Open House (9:00am-3:00pm)
Milt Bachelor will be playing the organ in the Advent Chapel. Other musical acts include The Old Rhode Island Fiddler’s Club (12-2pm) and Voices In Time (1-2pm). There will also be an owl demonstration by the Lloyd Center (10:30-11am). Other demonstrations include antique farming equipment and black-smithing, which will run all day. Antique cars, trucks, tractors and farm equipment will be on display all day. Kelly’s Antique Appraisals will be on hand from 10am until 1pm. A small fee will be charged for appraisals and NO firearms will be allowed on the museum grounds. Historical reenactors are also on tap for the open house. They will reenact scenes from the American Revolution, Civil War, and World War II. The Albert G. Sharrock County Store will also be open so stop on in for the best cheese, candy and baked goods in the area. Lunch will also be served from 11:30-1pm. Freetown Historical Society, 1 Slab Bridge Rd., Assonet.

Ride for the Troops (9:30am)
Staging at Minuteman Harley Davidson, 799 State Rd. (Route 6) Dartmouth, MA. Registration 9:30am to 11:00am. KSU 11:30 for a 50 mile escorted ride through the scenic roads of Dartmouth. Returning at 1:00pm for food, festivities, Chinese raffle, 50/50 raffle. Food from Texas Road House, Scotties Pub, Not Your Average Joes,and 99 Restaurant. $20.00 per person and you don’t need to ride to come and enjoy the festivities. (ALL BIKES WELCOME) We will have a food court and a live band. Minuteman Harley-Davidson,799 State Road, Dartmouth. Rain or shine.

Bring the whole family down for food, activities, and world-class music and art.

36th Annual Apple-Peach Festival(Acushnet) (10:00am-6:00pm)
Everyone’s favorite local festival is here! Two days of live music, concession stands, and fun! Today’s entertainment schedule: 10:00am: Gonsalves Tae Kwon Do, 11:00am: Gary Langevin. 12:00pm: Xtreme Acoustics, 1:00pm: Walk The Line, 2:00pm: The Dirty Sanchez, 3:00pm: Butch McCarthy & The Accidental Band, 4:00-6:00pm: The Dancing Dogs. Long Plain Museum, 1203 Main Street. Parking is free and there are shuttle buses available from Acushnet Middle School. The Festival Parade starts Sunday @ 10:00 a.m. from Pope Park. Prizes will be awarded to the best floats.

FREE 14th Annual Narrows Festival of the Arts (11:00am-7:00pm)
Two stages for musical performances, visual-art displays, arts and craft vendors, food & beverages, and a children’s activity area set up by the Greater Fall River Children’s Museum to keep the kids attention while you enjoy the talent. The Narrows stage set up inside of the Narrow’s building will start with TJ’s Music All Stars (students of TJ’s Music) at 11:30am, followed by R&B band The Curtis Mayflower, folk singer Heather Maloney, and capping off with solo artist Milton.

The musical lineup tapped for the main stage on Water Street will feature opening act, Grammy-winning R&B group Tiny Tavares and the Rhythm Section (11:30am), followed by blues band Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish (1:30pm), the folk-based group Yarn (3:30pm), and finish with headliner, blues artist and two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland (5:15pm).

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.

Fairhaven Farmer’s Market (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Prefer locally harvested produce instead of something picked before it’s ripe so it survives its trip? Head to a local Farmer’s Market! Occasional entertainment. Off-street parking in high school lot, including handicapped parking spaces. Coordinated by Fairhaven Sustainability Committee. Fairhaven High School.

Horrors Of Doctor Moreau (2:30pm)
Washed ashore on a mysterious island, Edward Prendick finds himself trapped inside a strange biological experiment: Dr. Moreau has created a race of pseudo-humans out of the animals he found living on the island. Taken in by the “Beast Folk,” Edward witnesses the struggle between animal instinct and man’s facade of civility. Primal forces soon plunge the island into chaos and Edward has only one hope left… escape! Tickets $12 for season subscribers. $15 general admission. $13 senior citizens, students and military personnel. (508) 993-0772. info@yourtheatre.org.


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