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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: 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:

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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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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EVENTS OF THE WEEK:

Jan 24-26, & 27
WOMAN IN MIND
by Alan AyckbournWomen in Mind
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

January 26
ANIMAL TRACKING
Animal TracksAlthough 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  kheard@ttor.org

January 28th
SOUTHCOAST JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Southcoast Jazz

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
www.FaysRestaurant.com

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EVENT OF THE WEEK: Habitat for Cats Adoption Day

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Habitat for Cats is holding an adoption day  on  January 19, from 12-3 p.m. at  Habitat for Cats Adoption Center and Post Care Facility at 1322 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford MA.

All cats have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested for Feline Leukemia, defleaed, and dewormed. The cost to adopt is $100 for adult cats and $120 for kittens five months and younger. Please bring adequate equipment (i.e., a cat carrier) to take your new friend home. An adoption application and contract are required.

The adoption fee will assist in paying for the cost of medical and foster care (generally valued over $200).

Adoption days are held every month because HFC looks forward to finding forever homes for all of their special kitties! Adoptions can also be scheduled by appointment. Call 508-961-CATS (2287) for more information.

Habitat for Cats operates in the Westport and New Bedford areas. For more information, visit http://www.habitatforcats.org.

Adoption Information

Habitat for Cats cats and kittens have received the following medical treatment prior to adoption:

A general veterinary examination is performed. Habitat’s cats are healthy to the best of our knowledge. They are rescued cats, often with unknown histories, but any known pre-existing illness/condition will be discussed. We recommend that adopter establish a relationship with their own vet and the new pet.

All cats and kittens (as young as 8 weeks) are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Habitat uses veterinarians experienced in performing pediatric spay/neuter. Refer to the Resources link for more information on this subject.

Cats and kittens have received de-worming and flea protection medications (as required).

Cats/kittens have received, at least, one distemper (FVRCP) vaccination. Kittens require a booster distemper vaccination 3-4 weeks after the date of their first vaccine. Consult your veterinarian for vaccine protocol & schedule.

Cats, age permitting, have received a rabies vaccination. Any cat with the potential of getting outdoors, should be vaccinated for rabies.

Cats and kittens are tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and occasionally tested for feline AIDS (FIV) (as appropriate for their age).

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Hello world!

Susan Grace, owner of EncorENTERTAINMENT

Hi! Welcome to EncorENTERTAINMENT!

Here’s a little bit of history about me and my company. I started EncorENTERTAINMENT in 1986 with a business loan of $500 to place a small ad in the Yellow Pages. My roster of performers was a rolodex with names of my favorite performers – mostly family (my Dad was a fine pianist and sang the old “standards” Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett –  and both my brothers, Peter & Newby Grace are musicians. I also had in the rolodex my favorite regional musicians & bands – Bobby Greene, John Harrison and Armsted Christian. In 1998 my husband, Rich Taber joined the company and was instrumental in encouraging me to expand the entertainment services and become involved in complete event planning and public relations. In over 25 years my roster of performers has grown to  …… well, the sky’s the limit! And the company has expanded to include EncorEVENTS – event planning, promotion and public relations!

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