EVENTS OF THE WEEK:

February 1
COOL REPTILESTurtle
VISIT SHINING TIDES

MATTAPOISETT YMCA
Marla’s Reptile Show brings the wild things to you!
REPTILES ARE COOL!
Reptiles are one of the most misunderstood  groups in the animal kingdom. They are the subject of numerous fantastic tales and myths. Marla’s program brings reptiles up close and personal and dispels these fables! Live amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and crocodilians and some venomous species and amphibians waiting to meet you! Free. For children ages kindergarten and up. 7pm. Mattapoisett YMCA, 38 Reservation Road, Mattapoisett MA 508-758-4203, email tweaver@ymcasouthcoast.org

For more info about Marla’s Reptiles: http://wp.me/p2ypS8-71

February 2
TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY
Take Your Child to the Library Day an annual event created by Connecticut children’s librarians Nadine Lipman and Caitlin Augusta, has now become a nationwide campaign dedicated to bringing more children into their local libraries.  Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library in Rochester MA is offering lots of fun programs!

Schedule of events: 10am-2pm:
10:00 – 11 – Library Scavenger Hunt-all who participate are entered into a raffle! Stories read by storytime graduates!
11 am – 11:45  Newby’s Music Show!
NewbyFun for all ages!
Newby’s interactive singalong & fun musical performance includes songs the whole family can enjoy and “perform” – becoming the “stars of the show.” Newby plays keyboard and sings familiar songs for everyone to clap their hands, stomp their feet and sing along ! Easy to play, fun musical instruments like kazoos, triangles and bells are handed out and give kids a chance to be part of the show. Newby brings super fun to every  kind of party! For more info about Newby’s Music show: http://wp.me/p2ypS8-6E
12:00 – 12:30 – Storytime Sampler with special guest reader, Plumbalina the library dancing fairy – stories, nursery rhymes, and movement activities
12:30 – 1:30 Duct Tape Workshop – conducted by the Jr. Friends (and friends) youth group.
Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library, 17 Constitution Way Rochester MA. 508-763-8600 www.plumblibrary.com

Mattapoisett Public Library is also offering special fun programs on February 2 Take Your Child to the Library Day!7-ball-fr1-b-sm
Ever wanted to learn to juggle? Here’s your chance!
Criss Cross the Juggler will astound you with his juggling skills! And will teach you a few tricks of the trade. There’s lots of audience participation is his show! Criss Cross has been performing professionally since 1984 as a founding member of The Suspenders Juggling Troupe. He has performed on the East and West coast of the United States and both sides of the Atlantic. His family-oriented style draws crowds in, because his methods of audience participation are both heartwarming and humorous. For more info about Criss Cross contact EncorENTERTAINMENT 508-993-1999 www.encorent.com Showtime 1pm. Mattapoisett Public Library, 7 Barstow St, Mattapoisett, MA 508- 758-4171 www.mattapoisettlibrary.org

February 2
Fairhaven Village Militia Winter Camp
MilitiaThe Fairhaven Village Militia and the Fairhaven Office of Tourism present a historical winter encampment at the Academy Building on the west lawn of Fairhaven High School. Talk to period costumed men and women about life in the 1770s. See military drilling, flintlock musket and cannon firing demonstrations and camp cooking demonstrations and more. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Academy Building lawn, 141 Main Street, Fairhaven. For more information,  508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@aol.com.

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