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22 Things to do this Weekend (Oct 23 – Oct 25)

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A mild weekend is ahead. Outside of Sunday’s spotty morning showers, it should a dry one. Sunshine will be out in full effect Friday, begin to hide on Saturday and there’s that rain on Sunday. By Sunday afternoon the rain will have dissipated and the sun will poke back out. There’s a LOT going on this weekend, so hit the road!

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, October 23rd

Connecting For Change (8:00am-8:00pm)
Connecting for Change, a Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event, is the largest annual sustainability and social justice conference on the East Coast. The event brings together diverse communities and inspires them to take action on local and global levels to make the world a better place. Speaking to innovation and enduring change through community resourcing, we act as a bridge to get the conversations started. Over two days, leading speakers and workshop presenters reach across sectors demonstrating that all topics – from health and healing, food and farming, to race and environmental justice — are interconnected. What does it take to sustain our community, our environment, and ourselves? Join the 2,500+ individuals at CFC who are discussing root-cause solutions for these issues and more!

Group discounts available! For Group information please click here. For a complete list of speakers and the 40+ workshops, visit www.connectingforchange.org.

Polish Food Fest (3:00pm-7:00pm)
It’s an annual event that is not to be missed by local gourmands. All the staples of Polish home cooking are available – pierogis, galubkis, kielbasa and more. And everything is homemade right at the church, by parishioners, using recipes that have been in some cases passed down for generations. Read more here.

Enjoy Pumpkins Aglow at Edavilla USA on Friday!

Buzzard’s Bay Coalition Family Friday Explorations: Make Your Own Fishing Pole (Mattapoisett) (5:00pm-6:00pm)Nothing says fall in the Buzzards Bay region quite like the annual cranberry harvest. Come pick your own fresh, local cranberries at the Coalition’s Mattapoisett River Reserve, where wild cranberries grow in 50 acres of retired bogs. In addition to cranberry picking, Coalition staff will talk about the history and ecological importance of the Mattapoisett River Reserve, which has been protected forever to preserve its natural features. FREE. Registration is required for all Bay Adventures. To RSVP, contact: Phone: (508) 999-6363 ext. 219 or Email: bayadventures@savebuzzardsbay.org. At the Bogs, Mattapoisett River Reserve.

Pumpkins Aglow at Edaville USA (6:00pm-10:00pm)
Back by popular demand, come see the garden of endless jack-o-lanterns. Dress in your Halloween costume and join the costume parades. You can trick or treat at your favorite ride, and go for a ride on our spooky train. Edaville is a safe and fun environment to celebrate Halloween with the whole family. Pumpkins Aglow is 6pm – 10pm EVERY Friday in October. 5 Pine Street, Carver, MA.

Muddy Waters Tribute at the Narrows (Fall River) (8:00pm)
The Nighthawks sought not so much to reinvent rock and roll, but simply to have it reinvent itself by taking the original ingredients and following—if somewhat loosely—the original recipe. And like good cooks, the individual personalities involved ultimately affected the outcome. The band was over 10 years old and had baffled the mainstream industry before the term “roots rock” was coined to explain the likes of West Coasters like Los Lobos and The Blasters. By then, the affiliation with many of the living blues greats seemed to brand The Nighthawks a “blues band,” despite the fact that they played with Carl Perkins as well as Muddy Waters. This will be a great night of Blues celebrating the great Muddy Waters. Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River.


Saturday, October 24th

Connecting For Change (8:00am-5:00pm)
Connecting for Change, a Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event, is the largest annual sustainability and social justice conference on the East Coast. The event brings together diverse communities and inspires them to take action on local and global levels to make the world a better place. Speaking to innovation and enduring change through community resourcing, we act as a bridge to get the conversations started. Over two days, leading speakers and workshop presenters reach across sectors demonstrating that all topics – from health and healing, food and farming, to race and environmental justice — are interconnected. What does it take to sustain our community, our environment, and ourselves? Join the 2,500+ individuals at CFC who are discussing root-cause solutions for these issues and more!

Group discounts available! For Group information please click here. For a complete list of speakers and the 40+ workshops, visit www.connectingforchange.org.

Two days of delicious food at the Polish Food Fest!

Semi-Annual Book Sale at Southworth Library (Dartmouth) (9:00am-2:00pm)
An avid reader? Grab a bunch of books for cheap, cheap! Memberships are for sale at the door. Member’s preview 5-7 p.m. Oct. 21. Handicapped accessible. (508) 999-0726. Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth, MA.

Annual Craft Fair (Lakeville) (10:00am-3:00pm)
Craft booths, silent auction, rock wall for climbing, baked goods and games for kids of all ages. (774) 213-9093. EMail: rbsaucier@aol.com. Mullein Hill Christian Academy
25 Staples Shore Rd. Lakeville, MA.

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.

Polish Food Fest (11:00am-2:30pm)
It’s an annual event that is not to be missed by local gourmands. All the staples of Polish home cooking are available – pierogis, galubkis, kielbasa and more. And everything is homemade right at the church, by parishioners, using recipes that have been in some cases passed down for generations. Read more here.

Horror and Ink at Gallery “X” (11:00am-5:00pm)
All month long you’ll be able to enjoy the horror or Halloween themed creations of local artists. Shows like this support not only the local artists, but one of the city’s last bastions of fantastic, local art. These venues allow local artists who can’t afford to have their own gallery, to be able to showcase their work to more people. Gallery X, 169 William Street, New Bedford.

Dress the kids up for some pre-Halloween trick or treating on Sunday!

Hayrides (Westport) (12:00pm-4:30pm)
It’s a great way to let the entire family see the vineyard. Westport Rivers Vineyard Hayrides every Saturday through Nov. 21. Weather-permitting. $5 per person, children under 2 are free. Ride times are approx. 20-30 minutes. Westport Rivers Vineyard, 417 Hixbridge Rd., Westport.

Fighting For Futures: Costume Party Against Human Trafficking (Fairhaven) (6:00pm-12:00am)
Traci, Pam & Trace present: Masquerade party in support of the Fighting For Futures world tour against human trafficking. Music by D&J Entertainment, buffet provided by Fay’s. Raffles and best costume prizes. The Town Crier, 5 Maitland Street, Fairhaven, MA.

Hallelujah Night(Fairhaven) (6:00pm)
Live performances by local artists, food, games, music, dancing. Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 105 Purchase Street, New Bedford. Phone: 774.400.1643. EMail: Elmoboyd7@icloud.com.

Harvest of Horrors (6:30pm)
Guests first board a tram for a Haunted Hayride deep in the woods behind the 33-acre farm. The ride creeps along a dark, 1/2 mile long dirt road, where creatures begin to stir and attempt to stop visitors from returning home. The tram then drops passengers off at the entrance to the Haunted Forest, where the audience is separated into small groups as they enter. The winding outdoor path is 1/4 mile long(newly expanded for 2015) and is not for the faint of heart. Audiences thrill to encounter exhibits containing horrible monsters and other frightening scenarios (all in good fun, naturally), on their way to the exit.

Both the Haunted Hayride and Haunted Forest will feature live actors in elaborate costumes and make-up, professional animatronics, and special effects. Tony Andrews Farm, 394 Old Meetinghouse Road, East Falmouth. Recommended for ages 12 and older. $12. Call 508-527-0189. Dates: Oct. 10-11, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31.

Music of the Macabre and More (Fairhaven) (7:30pm)
To get you into the spirit of Halloween, you’ll be regaled with spine-tingling music on the organ, some melancholy (and amusing) piano compositions, a couple of Broadway songs (with sad endings), some suitably hair-raising violin tunes, a bit of ghoulish humor, and chilling stories and poems. Performers include organist Dwight Thomas, pianist/vocalist Tim Evans, baritone Tony Oliva, soprano Joanna Weeks, violinist Keri Benson and her advanced students, and other talented members of the UUSF. Program selections include Bach’s Toccata in Fugue in D minor, Chopin piano preludes, “I Hold Your Hand in Mine” by Tom Lehrer, “As Long As He Needs Me” from the musical “Oliver!” and “Spooky Violins Suite.” The suggested donation is $10 for the program, which is intended for audience members 16 and older. Light refreshments will follow the concert. Handicapped accessible via a ramp off the Center Street driveway. For more information, call 508-992-7081.Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green St., Fairhaven.


Sunday, October 25th

Southeastern Ma Community Resource & Craft Fair (Dartmouth) (10:00am-3:00pm)
FREE event! This resource fair will give parents and professionals throughout our community the ability to network with businesses and organizations that may benefit their individual needs above and beyond the scope of their student and/or child’s individual education plan and or 504 accommodations. We hope to create a bridge into the greater community and help families become aware of the numerous resources available to them within Southeastern MA. Dartmouth High School, 555 Bakerville Road, Dartmouth, MA.

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. Phone: (508) 866-8190.

Sunday, head to the “Z” for Piaf! Le Spectacle!

Piaf! Le Spectacle at the “Z” (2:00pm)
Edith Piaf has been written into history as France’s ultimate diva, and one of the most iconic voices of a generation. This stunning review takes audiences on a journey through the streets of Montmatre, retelling the life and times of “The Little Sparrow” through a presentation of song and multimedia images. Anne Carrere embodies the legendary Piaf, revitalizing her music and sharing her incredible story with a new generation of fans. Pay tribute to the voice of an era, and share in a night of beautiful music and stunning performances with this all-encompassing theatrical experience! We know you’ll thank us for it later.

Before the show, join The Z’s pre-performance book club discussion of No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf by Carolyn Burke. 12:30PM. Free and open to the public. RSVP to rgill@Zeiterion.org. After the show, join fellow Francophiles for a French café experience as the Member Lounge is transformed into the Piaf Patisserie! Enjoy refreshments and desserts provided by Downtown’s newest bakery, Le Desserterie.Tickets for this post-performance party are $20, and can also be purchased online, by phone and in person.

Halloween Horribles Parade (Fairhaven) (5:00pm)
Held each year since 1950, the parade features children and adults in costume parading on Main Street in North Fairhaven from Benoit Square north to St. Mary’s Church. Costumes are judged in different age groups and prizes are awarded. Refreshments and candy bags are handed out. Sponsored by the North Fairhaven Improvement Association. Free. Starts at Benoit Square, 267 Adams St., Fairhaven.

Trunk N Treat (5:30pm-7:00pm)
Dress up your car or your kids for an evening full of Trunk N Treat in the parking lot of the New Bedford YMCA. Be prepared for lots of trick or treaters. Prizes for the best decorated cars and costumes. $3 to trick or treat, $10 per car. Set up begins at 3:00pm. Trick or treating starts at 5:30pm.

Harvest of Horrors (6:30pm)
Guests first board a tram for a Haunted Hayride deep in the woods behind the 33-acre farm. The ride creeps along a dark, 1/2 mile long dirt road, where creatures begin to stir and attempt to stop visitors from returning home. The tram then drops passengers off at the entrance to the Haunted Forest, where the audience is separated into small groups as they enter. The winding outdoor path is 1/4 mile long(newly expanded for 2015) and is not for the faint of heart. Audiences thrill to encounter exhibits containing horrible monsters and other frightening scenarios (all in good fun, naturally), on their way to the exit.

Both the Haunted Hayride and Haunted Forest will feature live actors in elaborate costumes and make-up, professional animatronics, and special effects. Tony Andrews Farm, 394 Old Meetinghouse Road, East Falmouth. Recommended for ages 12 and older. $12. Call 508-527-0189. Dates: Oct. 10-11, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31.


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