Category Archives: Event of the Week
Day Out With Thomas™ :
The GO GO Thomas
Edaville USA – a fun family amusement park in South Carver, MA.
This family fun park is less than an hour from both Boston and Providence.
Located at 5 Pine St, Carver, MA 02330
Everyone’s favorite steam engine, Thomas the Tank, chugs into Edaville for 12 special dates in 2013! Take a magical ride on a life-size Thomas. Spend the day immersed in the storybook world of Thomas and meet his kindly but stern boss, Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy great live music and storytelling, Thomas-themed activities and temporary tattoos at Imagination Station as well as unlimited use of 12 amusement rides – all included in your admission.
Join in on the fun when on Friday June 21 & Saturday June 21, EncorENTERTAINMENT‘s Mr. Chris’ Kid-Time Music Show will be appearing at Day Out with Thomas Tank!!! Performances run throughout the day beginning at 10am.
You’ve seen Mr. Chris playing for over a decade with the most popular New England children’s bands (hint: he’s “Jammed” with puppets and “Flooked” with the beans)
Now Mr. Chris is performing his own brand of fun, dance and music that keeps kids laughing, clapping and moving! Oh and by the way… the parents LOVE it too!!
Mr. Chris’ kid versions of great songs like “Three Little Birds” (Bob Marley) and “Yellow Submarine/Octopus’ Garden” (The Beatles) are just a few of the hits that family members of all ages love and enjoy. Oh, and did we forget to mention bubbles, hand puppets, sing-a-longs, hula hoops, giant beach balls…. whew….. too much fun!!!!!!!!!!
For more information about Mr. Chris’ Kid-Time Music Show contact EncorENTERTAINMENT 508-993-1999
Sunday, June 9
Don’t miss this fabulous concert! Waynestock 2013
Tri-Concert “Waynestock 2013.” 26 bands, comprised of 200 performers and volunteers will provide you with:
Terrific continuous music, on 3 different stages!!!
Various musical genres to suit all tastes
Raffles and fantastic auctions items
The fundraiser takes place from 1-10pm at Seaport Inn and Marina 110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, Massachusetts
You’re ALL invited to come dance, listen to music, bid on wonderful items, see old and new friends and make it a CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND HOPE for Wayne’s bright future and return to a normal life! All proceeds go to the Wayne Ferreira Lung Transplant Benefit Fund.
The Beat Goes On ….
Our dear friend, classmate, noted musician and painter from the Greater New Bedford area, WAYNE FERREIRA, has been living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis since 2001. This disease has rendered him disabled and without the necessary financial reserves, a minimum of $60,000 is our goal to help Wayne with the after care of his bilateral lung transplant. We urgently need your financial support for this deserving man!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
PAACA Celebrating 30 Years of Gratitude
Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, Inc., known throughout the South Coast as PAACA, will celebrate 30 years of service to the region at a special event in New Bedford’s Skyroom, 651 Orchard Street, New Bedford MA on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
PAACA has expanded its reach and scope to better serve the community by adding empowerment programs that build hope such as youth development, employment and training, housing, education and support programs. “That work doesn’t happen without hundreds of volunteers, staff, government leaders, law enforcement, educators, and clergy who have been working tirelessly with PAACA to make HOPE happen.”, said Carl J. Alves, Executive Director.
The celebration begins at 7pm with a diverse mixture of fun and entertainment, featuring R&B band “Urban Burn”.
DJ Biggy is in the house, and a cash bar and delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. In addition to a terrific raffle, there are great stations where attendees can receive a chair massage, paraffin hand wax treatments by Brenda Gomes, psychic readings with Georgette, semi-permanent tattoos by Miss Lynne & Roy and much more.
The event is open to the public and tickets ($30) are available online at www.paaca.org or by calling 508.400.1080.
Friday, March 8
Spinner Publications will hold its “Spinner Celebrates!” 32nd Annual Fundraising Gala at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Friday evening, March 8th, from 6 to 10 p.m. Highlighting the event will be a live auction of paintings and other works by renowned local artists, antique artifacts, rare books, and collectibles. There will be an open-bar cocktail party catered by Russell Morin Fine Catering; live jazz music by John Harrison and Dori Legge; and a silent auction, followed by the presentation of an original short movie including never-before-seen vintage film clips of New Bedford.
Tickets are priced at $75 and can be purchased at www.spinnerpub.com or by calling (508) 994-4564 through March 1st. Supply is limited; early reservations are recommended. Proceeds will support the nonprofit publishing company’s educational projects and new books, including A Picture History of New Bedford, due out in June 2013.
A Live Auction featuring art from some of the area’s most celebrated names will be the primary attraction at the Spinner Celebrates! 32nd Anniversary Fundraising Gala to be held at New Bedford Whaling Museum, Friday evening, March 8, 2013.
Headlining the Live Auction are works from these well-known artists:
Severin Haines Arthur Moniz Everett S. Allen
John Gamache John Magnan Robert Henry
Robert Duff Chuck Hauck Dionysios Skaliotis
Al Doucette Judith Klein Anthony Fisher
Additionally, a silent auction will feature antique objects—such as Pairpoint glass—rare books, signed prints, and gift items from merchants, restaurants, artisans and museums throughout the area.
Spinner Publications is a New Bedford-based, award-winning publisher of books, videos, and calendars focusing on the history and culture of southeastern New England. Among its most popular titles are Lincoln Park Remembered, A Picture History of Fairhaven, Drifting Toward the Southeast, Portuguese Spinner, Cranberry Cooking for All Seasons, Brick by Brick, Branded on My Arm and in My Soul and the Spinner anthology series, People and Culture in Southeastern Massachusetts. Perennial favorites are the two calendars, The New England Fisherman and Historic Southeastern New England. For more information, contact Spinner Publications at (508) 994-4564, visit www.spinnerpub.com, or look up Spinner Publications on Facebook.
Ocean Voices Book Release:
Poetry Reading and Book Signing
To Be Held at New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Local poets whose work appears in Ocean Voices: An Anthology of Ocean Poems will read their poems at a book release event held in New Bedford Whaling Museum’s auditorium, Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. The poetry reading will start at 2 p.m. with a book signing following the reading. Ocean Voices will be available for purchase on that day. The event is free and open to the public. Ocean Voices: An Anthology of Ocean Poems is edited by Everett Hoagland and published by Spinner Publications. Readers scheduled are: Everett Hoagland, Laurie Robertson-Lorant, Claudia Grace, Susan Grace, Askia Toure, Ken Hartnett, Catherine McLaughlin and Maggie Cleveland.
Ocean Voices is a collection of poems inspired by the sea. Walt Whitman is one of these voices, as are masters such as Melville, Dickinson and D.H. Lawrence. Celebrated twentieth-century and modern-day poets appear in the book, such as Pablo Neruda, Askia Toure, Amiri Baraka, Mary Oliver, Robert Francis, Derek Walcott, Lucille Clifton, Catherine McLaughlin and authentic fisherman poet, David Densmore. New England poets Claudia Grace, Laurie Robertson-Lorant, Susan Grace and former New Bedford poet laureates John Landry and Everett Hoagland also lend their voices.
Editor Everett Hoagland chose poems that speak directly about the ocean, using it as an evocative backdrop, poems written with a mix of autobiography, literary skill, and artful personification. “Since many of us in the New Bedford area live in or near a seaside community” explains Hoagland, “I put together this collection by poets from cultural backgrounds who variously give voice to the ocean’s impact on our thoughts and lives. The hope is that the anthology will help foster appreciation for the ocean and raise consciousness about the immediate need to care for it. As the ocean goes, so go we.”
In his Foreword, Hoagland advises us to hold this book to our mind’s ear, “just as we held sea shells to our outer ear during childhood visits to the seashore, and we shall hear the sea’s measured music…as well as moans from slave and convict ships.” In the book’s Introduction, Laurie Robertson-Lorant, noted author and Melville biographer, reminds us that although the ocean has been a source of creative inspiration and spiritual insight to human beings for millennia, human ignorance, greed and heartless disrespect for it have produced a continent-sized island of plastic known as “the Pacific gyre.”
Everett Hoagland is Emeritus Professor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and former Poet Laureate of New Bedford, Massachusetts (1994-1998). He is the author of several books including This City and Other Poems, and Here: New and Selected Poems. Professor Hoagland is published in anthologies such as The Best American Poetry 2002, The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry, The Body Electric, African American Literature (eds Wardi & Gilyard), Liberation Poetry, Bum Rush The Page, and many others. His periodical publications include The Massachusetts Review, The American Poetry Review, The UUA WORLD. He has read his work to audiences in Asia, Africa, Latin America and all over the USA.
Spinner Publications is a New Bedford-based, award-winning publisher of books, videos, and calendars focusing on the history and culture of southeastern New England. Among its most popular titles are Lincoln Park Remembered, A Picture History of Fairhaven, Drifting Toward the Southeast, Portuguese Spinner, Cranberry Cooking for All Seasons, Brick by Brick, Branded on My Arm and in My Soul and the Spinner anthology series, People and Culture in Southeastern Massachusetts. Perennial favorites are the two calendars, The New England Fisherman and Historic Southeastern New England. For more information, contact Spinner Publications at (508) 994-4564, visit www.spinnerpub.com or look up Spinner Publications on Facebook.
February 16th & 17th
THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF GEORGE HARRISON TRIBUTE PRESENTS HARRIFEST 2013 a festival celebrating the music of the George Harrison and the Beatles, while raising money cancer support charities (Bristol County Visiting Nurses (Hospice) and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Performers include Octopus’s Garden, the Mockers, The Oh Nos, The Cryers, One Sweet Dream (McCartney Tribute), Glass Onion, Rattled (a Wilbury tribute), Thatcher Harrison, Loose Salute, Sherman and the Waybacks and more…… Special guests include Brute Force (the King of Fuh), Shaun Weiss, son of Nat Weiss, the Beatles lawyer, who attended both Ed Sullivan shows, the Shea Stadium show and the Apple rooftop concert, and more… Includes a free after party, singalong/playalong jam at the hotel restaurant, Seaport Grill. Venders include custom Beatle art by For You Glue (the lovely Kathy Joyce), Beatle merchandise from the Nevermind Shop, Liverpool Productions and Steve Freedman’s Beatle’s Collectibles. Saturday, February 16, 2013 the bands begin in the afternoon and run until 11:00 PM. Then everyone is a musician as we start the after party jam!! All players and singers of all abilities welcome to participate. The next morning we will have a special Beatle Breakfast hosted by Cha Chi of WZLX’s Breakfast with the Beatles. Cha Chi will tell stories and trivia, have giveways and show you some rare Beatles memorablia.
Saturday— Doors open at 1:30; Show 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday- Breakfast with Cha Chi 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Seaport Inn & Marina, 110 Middle St, Fairhaven MA. More info: 774-319-3579
Fairhaven, MA is located 4 hours from NYC/NJ, 1 hour from Boston and this is a long weekend!! WHOO HOO! Special Hotel room rate at the Seaport Inn and Marina of $97.60 including taxes and fees !!!! www.seaportinnandmarina.com; Tickets and more information available soon! Please feel free to share this “invite” with all your fab friends!!!
Now and again ENCORENTERTAINMENT will feature a
Our Encore TEAM includes EXPERTS in the fields of decorating, photography, video and many more creative areas. Our professional team will guarantee an outstanding party or event — one that you guests will remember with the fondest of memories!
Beautiful Things – My little boutique is where I can create to my heart’s content. For as long as I can remember I have been drawing, painting, designing rooms, making displays, crafting, and event design. It’s been said that if you look at what is on a person’s bookshelf you will discover what they are passionate about. Mine are filled with all of the above.
While making a living as a restaurant manager my spare time was spent creating and reading everything I could about my passion. About ten years ago I had had enough of the corporate world. My husband, George, the wonderful man and free spirit that he is, wholeheartedly supported my decision to open my boutique. This was so out of my comfort zone but I had to try and Beautiful Things opened its doors.
I discovered along the way that living a creative life was more than just creating, it was a whole new way of thinking. I was learning that I had to work on myself and change my thinking. Being an entrepreneur was much different that working for someone. And, that started another journey that I have found, is just as important as running my business.
While my days are filled with greeting customers, working with brides planning their very special day, and of course shopping for beautiful things this creative journey that I am on is one of the best things that could have happened to me. To be able to do what I am passionate about and bring beauty and design to someone’s day is something that I am thankful for everyday.
Love is in the air in February!
Madeleine offers some lovely tips on ways to bring more love into your life — by giving more Love!
VISIT SHINING TIDES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info about Marla’s Reptiles: http://wp.me/p2ypS8-71
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!
Fun 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!
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
Fairhaven Village Militia Winter Camp
The 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.
Jan 24-26, & 27
WOMAN IN MIND
by Alan Ayckbourn
The comic poet of middle class life, always so very funny, goes deeper and darker in this triumphant play about a housewife named Susan who is married to a boring cleric named George. After getting knocked out by stepping on the tooth end of a garden rake, Susan experiences hilarious hallucinations in which her oppressive and boring everyday life is replaced by a fantasy in which she is an ideal wife and mother with an ideal family. While her real family treats her with condescension and apathy, her fantasy family dresses in lovely white, always drinks champagne, lives in a stately home and tells her that she is wonderful. Eventually, the fantasy family becomes nightmarish and Susan begins to realize that she is going mad. Jan 24-26, 8 pm, Jan 27, 2:30 pm. Tickets: $15- all performances. Your Theatre, at St. Martin’s Church Hall, 136 Rivet St, New Bedford. More info: 508-993-0772
Although the forests of the 13,600 acre Bioreserve might at first appear unhabitated in winter, they are, in fact full of life. While a few animals do head south to hibernate away the winter months, most remain in New England and are active all year. At the Bioreserve, mammals are out and about, foraging for food and leaving their tracks in the snow. Rabbit, deer, fox, coyote, turkey, and fisher are just some of the animals whose tracks may be found. Join Bill Sampson, senior keeper at Buttonwood Park, to learn the art of tracking animals in winter. 9am. Free. Freetown/Fall River State Forest HQ, Slab Bridge Rd, Assonet. Trustees of Reservations. More info: 508-636-4693 X 13 email@example.com
The Southcoast Jazz Orchestra is a new 17-piece big band made up of some of the best local performers and music educators in southeastern Massachusetts.
The professional musicians and music educators of the SJO have played together in various orchestras, concert bands, jazz ensembles, quartets, and quintets over the past 3 decades.
The SJO is a traditional seventeen-member jazz band with trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and a rhythm section. The origin of this type of jazz ensemble can be traced all the way back to the 1930s and the Swing Era. While the terms “jazz orchestra” & “jazz band” are used to describe jazz bands, it is common for jazz orchestras to occasionally add vocals or additional instruments (such as strings, french horn, vibraphone, etc.) to enhance their sound on stage or while recording in the studio.
Reservations fill up quickly! Make yours today! 8pm-10pm. Fay’s Restaurant, 613 Dartmouth Street, South Dartmouth, MA 508-997-8000