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20 Things To Do This Weekend (Nov. 17 – Nov. 19)


Some unusually “warm” temperatures for this time of year are in store for us this weekend. Can you believe mid-50s as Thanksgiving approaches? However, we will have two of the days with mornings below freezing. Will will have some morning rain on Saturday and some drizzling on Sunday, so dress warm if you head out in the morning and be prepared to scrape some ice off your windshield.

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? Add it here. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!


Friday, November 17th

Brothers of Quittacus Lodge 5th Annual Food Drive (1:00pm-5:00pm)
The Brothers of Quittacus Lodge, Located at 435 County Street, New Bedford MA will be distributing food collected in it’s 5th Annual food drive on Friday 11/17/17 at 1:00pm to the following agencies. Dartmouth Council on Aging, Mercy Meals and More, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, P.A.C.E Head Start Program, PAW Ministries, Salvation Army and some pre selected one on one families. In total over 60 families will benefit from this food drive. For further information please contact the chairman of the food drive , Bro. Ed Pacheco, at his place of employment, at 774-202-7756.

Lawler Branch Fall Story & Craft Time (3:30pm-4:30pm)
Bring your children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some spring themed pictures books along with a craft activity they’ll enjoy! Children of all ages welcome! Francis J. Lawler Branch Library, 745 Rockdale Ave., New Bedford.

Hatch Street Open Studios/Holiday Sale (5:00pm-8:00pm)
This three-day celebration, popular with art lovers from the Southcoast and the entire New England region for more than 10 years running, offers a look into the professional spaces of 60+ artists working in a restored 19th-century textile mill. Visitors are invited to view the studios, discover their creative processes, and purchase original works of art in a wide variety of media including ceramics, jewelry, photography, wood, glass, painting, and textiles.

The festivities begin on Friday, November 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. We continue throughout the weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with live music on Saturday by steel drum ensemble El Caribe and on Sunday by guitarist Butch McCarthy. Food service will be available all weekend by Destination Soups. The event is free and open to the public, with plenty of free parking and handicapped accessibility. 88 Hatch St, New Bedford.

Craig DeMelo – Pub Side Acoustic (6:30pm-9:00pm)
Craig DeMelo has made a name for himself in New England and beyond as a versatile, passionate, and eclectic singer/songwriter, who can spin a ballad, paint a picture, blast out a rock song, or even freestyle. If his album, The Whiskey Poet, catches your ears, it’s his live show that catches your imagination and keeps you coming back for more.

Fundraiser in Honor of Russell Wilson (8:00pm-12:00am)
Russell Wilson memorial to benefit BCC Culinary program. Russ was a local Chef & friend to many. $20 tickets & all proceeds to go to BCC Culinary program. No ticket necessary but your donation is appreciated. All Mixed Up (Troy DeMelo & Glen Nunes) will be performing Live in the Vault. Greasy Luck Brewpub, 791 Purchase St., New Bedford.

The Mad Clatter, Crooks & Scourge, and Delko – Live in the Vault (8:00pm-12:00am)
NO TICKETS! NO COVER! The Mad Clatter, Crooks & Scourge, and Delko. 3 bands coming from Providence to rock the Vault side stage!! Get ready for a Friday night of delicious guitar licks, rockin solos, & memorable hooks! We’ll have a great time ready for you, GET HERE!! The music starts at 9pm: Delko, Crooks & Scourge, The Mad Clatter. Greasy Luck Brewpub, 791 Purchase St., New Bedford.

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