Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday 
with a FUN visit from

THE CAT IN THE HAT!
The Cat in the Hat reads your favorite
Dr. Seuss stories, poses for photos
and brings lots of  fun
to your party!

MARCH DISCOUNT $200
(reg $225)

CALL NOW to BOOK your PARTY or EVENT:
508-993-1999

sgrace@encorent.comCat in Hat Discount 1x

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EVENT OF THE WEEK: Fairhaven Homecoming Day Fair

June 29

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Saturday, June 29, 2013
Center Street, from William to Green streets, Fairhaven
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fairhaven’s largest annual event features about 175 booths of handmade crafts and delicious foods in addition to live entertainment, an art exhibit on the west lawn of the Unitarian Church, and children’s activities, including the very popular fire engine rides. Sponsored by the Fairhaven Improvement Association. Free. Handicap parking available. For more information, visit Fairhaven Homecoming

Fair Homecoming

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EVENT OF THE WEEK: Day Out With Thomas

June 21, 22, 23 & 24Edaville Logo

Day Out With Thomas™ :
The GO GO Thomas
Tour 2013™

Edaville USAa 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
(508) 866-8190

Day longEveryone’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.

Day out

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.  Mr Chris Kid Time Show
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

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EVENT OF THE WEEK: WAYNESTOCK 2013

Sunday, June 9

Waynestock tickets9 HOURS –
3 continuous rooms of music –
27 bands and all for $15!
All monies raised at Waynestock June 9 from 1-10pm will help Wayne Ferreria receive a vitally    needed double lung transplant.

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

MORE INFORMATION:
Phone    (508) 496-9129
Email    donate@wayneferreirabenefit.com
Website    www.WayneFerreiraBenefit.com

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 ….

Wayne's pic

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!

Waynestock poster

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BAND OF THE WEEK: URBAN BURN

URBAN BURN rocks the house wherever they perform! The band’s eclectic  repertoire is perfect for any event — private parties, weddings, fund-raisers, colleges, festivals and fairs. Members Alex, Brian , and Chris have been life-long fans of Reggae, Funk, and Rock music. Their varied influences are reflected in the band’s diverse set list. From the Reggae classics of Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff, to the Soul anthem’s of Marvin Gaye and Ben E. King, to the iconic Rock hits of Eric Clapton and Jimmy Hendrix, and the current chart topping songs of John Mayer and Bruno Mars… this trio plays it all!!! (Their set list also includes songs from The Police, Parliament/Funkadelic, Prince, The Beatles, Sublime, The Temptations, B.B. King,The Doors, Led Zeppelin… and much more!)

When you’re looking for a band that will please everyone at your event, URBAN BURN is the perfect fit! For booking and more information call:
EncorENTERTAINMENT 508-993-1999

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Bunny for Hire!

Brady-rabbit 403“Sorry” EncorENTERTAINMENT may not be able to bring Tom Brady to your home for the Easter Holiday however you’ll love the Tailback that hops in. Call for de-TAILS 508-993-1999

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EVENT OF THE WEEK: PAACA Celebrating 30 Years of Gratitude

Saturday, March 23, 2013

PAACA Celebrating 30 Years of Gratitude30th Flyer copy

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.


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EVENT OF THE WEEK: Spinner Celebrates! Live Auction & Gala

Friday, March 8

fund logoSPINNER CELEBRATES!  32nd Anniversary Spectacular Fundraising Gala
To Be Held at New Bedford Whaling Museum Friday Evening, March 8, 2013

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.Dori & JH 403

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:    Arthur Moniz
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
Allison Wells

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.

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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.

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EVENT OF THE WEEK:

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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._MG_9872

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.

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EVENT OF THE WEEK:

February 16th & 17th

HARRIFEST 2013
Celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the Tribute to George Harrison.Feb. 17 George Harrison

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!!!

Feb. 17 Harrifest

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