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Bring Exciting New Performers to your LibraryMary Quad

From (as in animal twist balloons) to (as in zany music) EncorENTERTAINMENT provides fun & memorable performers to delight youngsters

It’s time to put some Pizzazz into your Library Events!

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ROFL! LOL! Our hilarious magicians and jugglers will have youngsters laughing their heads off!! Lots of audience participation with a splash of learning thrown in!

 

 

 

MUSICAL PERFORMERS
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Sing-alongs and dancing, hands-on children’s entertainment. Performances are very active, encouraging kids to sing and dance along with the the performers as they entertain with a unique combination of songs,  storytelling and lots of fun.

STORYTIME
Cat in Hat storytime

Fairy tales ~ Storytelling
Kids love being entertained while they’re learning! EncorENTERTAINMENT brings the heroes & heroines of kids’ favorite stories to life! Children meet Costumed Characters and Princesses who delight them with stories that encourage curiosity and foster a love of reading!

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KIDS RULE!Mary Puppets 3

Puppets, and clowns and reptiles oh my! All kinds of kids entertainment is guaranteed to bring lots of smiles! Magic, face painting, twist balloons, storytelling. Cuddly animals & cool reptiles. Play equipment.Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course

SEASONAL FUN

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Memorial Day weekend. Fourth of July! Christmas in July. Labor Day. Halloween.School Vacations. We’ve got you covered. Patriotic bands, Uncle Sam, Dracula & witches. Create your own theme if you like  & we’ll fill in the rest.

CALL EncorENTERTAINMENT 508-993-1999
sgrace@encorent.com
www.encorent.com

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PERFORMER OF THE MONTH: Miss Mary’s Puppets with Personality!

FEATURED PERFORMER

MISS MARY’S PUPPETS with Personality!

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MISS MARY’S PUPPETS with Personality!
interactive puppet show’s goal is to entertain, educate, inspire and enrich the lives of others through the power and fun of puppets.
Each show is filled with laughter, “entertaining” teaching tools and impromptu puppet banter. Great for pre-schools, grade schools, birthday parties & fun events. Performances and Puppet Workshops.

Miss Mary has been in the field of Early Education for over 30 years. She has worked with children birth through 12 years in a variety of settings and capacities. Her educational background is in Early Education and Psychology and she has worked as an early childhood teacher, administrator, consultant and adult educator. Miss Mary has been a professional puppeteer for over 15 years providing puppetry performances and workshops all over New England for children and adults.

Call EncorENTERTAINMENT
508-993-1999
sgrace@encorent.com
www.encorent.com

 

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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 ….

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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!

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EVENT OF THE WEEK: PAACA Celebrating 30 Years of Gratitude

Saturday, March 23, 2013

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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:

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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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