ETC: The Dighton Public Library presents The Softer Side of Celtic, performed by Jeff Snow on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m., at the Dighton Middle School, 1250 Somerset Ave., #R. The Softer Side of Celtic combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping.
STAGE: Don’t miss Masters of Illusion on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. at The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA. Tickets: $35 / $39 / $45 / $49. To purchase tickets in groups of 10 or more (and secure a group discount rate), call 508-997-5664 x123 or email email@example.com. This event has an overall 9 ticket limit. Customers exceeding the ticket limit may have their orders canceled.
ART: Call for artists- DeBlois Gallery presents the annual open show with the theme: "Anything Goes." The show is non-juried, all media with theme accepted, merit awards given. $30 fee for 1 piece; $35 for 2 pieces. 30% commission on sales. Wall work must be able to securely hang. For heavy 3D work or large 2D please call first. Delivery is Feb. 25, 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. for March 3 show. Please deliver to 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, R.I. Contact: www.debloisgallery.com or 401-847-9977.
ART: On & On: Art Without End and Color-ism featuring WORK/PLAY, will be exhibited at the Beard & Weil Galleries at Wheaton College in Norton through Feb. 23. For further information: https://wheatoncollege.edu/arts/gallery/
ART: Bristol Community College's Grimshaw Gudewicz Gallery opens 2018 with Untitled (Still Not Titled Yet), an exhibition by Sam Duket and Brad Fesmire. The show will run through Feb. 22, and features new works created specifically for the gallery. Duket and Fesmire are artists who also define themselves as woodworkers, carpenters, and tradesmen. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m./ Saturday: 1-4 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 774-357-2631, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://bristolcc.edu/gallery/Index.html.
SALES: The St Luke's Church Thrift Shop located at 315 Warren St., is having a mid-winter sale continuing through Feb. 28. All winter coats and jackets will be 50% off. All men's and women's slacks and shirts will be three for the price of two. The thrift shop is located in the basement of the church and is open Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
SALES: Amicable Thrift Shop, 3736 Main Road, in Tiverton announces that clothing and merchandise are now available. Hours are Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DANCE: Free Beginner Line dance classes are held on Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Star Room at the Liberal Club, 20 Star St., Fall River, in Star Room. For more information, contact Sharon at 508-676-8506 or email email@example.com or visit TALLLADY1.wix.com/Line-dancing.
SALES: Trinity Trader Thrift Shoppe in Tiverton has a large selection of clothing, books, jewelry, glassware and much more. The shop is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and accepts all/any season merchandise. More information can be found at Trinity Trader Thrift Shoppe on Facebook.
SALES: The Portsmouth Senior Center Thrift Shop at 110 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth, R.I., is holding a 50% off sale on all winter items. The Thrift Shop is open Monday to Friday 9:30-noon and 1-3 p.m.For more information, call 401-683-4106.
ETC: Zumba with Serena will be held at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. The cost is $7. For more information, visit www.sandywoodsmusic.com or call 508-725-1897.
DANCE: Line dance lessons are held every Thursday at Countryview Estates Community Center, 213 Hurst Lane, Tiverton. Come learn the oldest and newest dances to today’s country music. Line dance lessons 6:30 to 8 p.m. Donation is $5 per person. For more information, contact JoAnn at 774-202-5543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMEDY: Comedy For a Cause New England presents a monthly showcase for free at CAVS FALL RIVER, the first Thursday each month. Each of the shows have a $0 cover. Guest admission is some form of HYGIENE product for the homeless community. For more information, visit the groups on facebook or email email@example.com.
MUSIC: The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents Smith & Weeden, The National Reserve and the Little Compton Band, on Friday, Feb. 16, upstairs at the Columbus Theatre. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. $10 advance, $12 day of showTickets on sale now at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1634424. All Ages, 21+ with ID to drink.
MUSIC: On Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m., Boston-based Brazilian/American folk group So Sol will bring their vintage Tropicalia-meets-Americana sound to the Common Fence Music Warren Sessions stage at Hope & Main, 691 Main St., Warren, R.I. Tickets to this performance are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. This is a BYOB and food event; other refreshments will be available for purchase. Hope & Main is fully accessible. For tickets and information, visit www.CommonFenceMusic.org.
FILM: February Dock-U-Mentaries Series Presents "After the Storm: Lessons from the Northern Edge" on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William St., New Bedford. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.
ETC: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park offers free, engaging activities each week at "Whales, Tales and Sails." This free, one-hour story hour takes place each Friday morning beginning at 10 a.m. The event features professional storyteller Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, and crafts at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center. "Whales, Tales and Sails" is geared for children ages 0-5. The park visitor center is located at 33 William St., New Bedford. For more information, 508-996-4095 or visit www.nps.gov/nebe.
FILM: The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series’ films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, 33 William St., New Bedford.
MUSIC: The Narrows Center for the Arts has a stellar line-up this month. All shows are at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For ticket prices and to purchase tickets, visit www.narrowscenter.org. Like us on Facebook. Follow Twitter @narrowscenter. Call 508-324-1926. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC: Fridays; Karaoke at St. John’s Athletic Club (bar side), 1365 Rodman St., Fall River, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., no cover, kitchen open until 9 p.m. For more information, call 508-672-9175.
MUSIC: ProKaraoke with Rick and Joan is held every Friday night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Liberal Club, 20 Star St., Fall River. For information, call 774-526-3943.
MUSIC: Karaoke is held every Friday at 9 p.m. in the lounge at LePage’s Seafood and Grille, 439 Martine St., Fall River.
MUSIC: Featuring Steve C., a DJ regular at VFW Post 5392 in Tiverton. Steve hosts karaoke every Friday night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Kitchen is open so good food is available until 8:30. There’s no cover charge so come one, come all and sing to your hearts delight. Call Steve for more information at 401-624-1829, or drop by the Post at 134 Shove St.
FOOD: The Somerset United Methodist Church is having a Ham and Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. at Almy Hall, 841 Read St., adjacent to the church. Dinner includes baked ham with pineapple, baked beans, pasta salad, dinner rolls, beverage and dessert. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. The building is accessible to all. Reservations must be made by Feb. 15. Call 508-252-4285 or 508-679-0853. Proceeds from church suppers benefit mission projects, and church programs.
DANCE: On Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., Common Fence Music will present its first-ever Valentine's Latin Dance Night with Robertico Arias Y Su Alebreke at its Portsmouth Mainstage, located at the Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, R.I. Tickets to this performance are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. This is a BYOB & Food event; other refreshments will be available for purchase. The Common Fence Point Hall is fully accessible. For tickets and information, visit www.CommonFenceMusic.org.
MUSIC: Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton, will host the Celtic music ensemble "Fellswater" on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3202002. $12 in advance or $15at the door.
FOOD: The Annual Soup Fest at St. Nicholas Church Parish Center, 499 Spring St., will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. featuring 16 varieties of soup including chili, salad, hot bread and dessert. Adults, $12; children under 10 years, $4. Tickets available after Mass or at the parish office. Open to the public and all are welcome. Call 508 822-1425.
STAGE: Global comedy sensation Jeff Dunham brings his new passively aggressive international tour to the Dunkin Donuts Center on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. Tickets: $48.50, For Tickets Call: 800-745-3000 / Visit: jeffdunham.com
ART: The Frederick Douglass Invitational Series Presents The Art and Illustration of Jason Eckhard through Feb 25. Gallery X, 169 William St., New Bedford. Gallery hours: Wed. - Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tel: 508-992-2675
DANCE: Saturday nights with LESTYN at Occasions at Village South, 473 South St., Raynham, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. $12 per person. Complimentary lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Merengue, mixers, cash bar, light refreshments and door prizes. DJ LESTYN plays Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Line and a little bit country. For more information, visit www.lestyndancestudio.com or call 508-823-4811.
ETC: Zumba with Fatima will be held at 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. The cost is $7. For more information, visit www.sandywoodsmusic.com; 401-378-3872. Also on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. is Pilates with Serena in the Yellow Building. The cost is $10.
MUSIC: Live entertainment on Saturdays at St. John’s Athletic Club (Bar Side), 1365 Rodman St. Fall River, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., no cover; kitchen open until 9 p.m. For more information, call 508-672-9175.
MUSIC: Prokaraoke with Rick and Joan will take place at Shorty’s Pub, 87 Aetna St, Fall River, every Saturday night from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more information, call 401-625-1925.
MUSIC: "Rocking Roll Forever" with Steve C. playing music from the ‘50s and ‘60s plus a little country karaoke, music and dancing most every Saturday night from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Brantal’s Restaurant, 91 Crandall Road, Tiverton. No cover charge.
MUSIC: DNA Country takes place at the Dipper Cafe, Purchase Street, New Bedford, Saturdays, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
DANCE: Sunday Night Jammers will host a community dance on Sunday evening, Feb. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth. The dance will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught. Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, contact Bob Elliott at Bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com or call 774-644-1369. http://www.contradancelinks.com/jammers.html
DANCE: Beginner Country Line Dance Lessons at Countryview Estates, 213 Hurst Lane, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Donation is $5 per person. Pre-registration is required by emailing JoAnn at email@example.com. For more information, call 774-202-5543.
MUSIC: The Sand Bar and Grill, 64 Weir St., Taunton, will host The Villanaires, from 6 to 10 p.m., singing favorites from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. For more information, call 508-824-2200.
MUSIC: Karaoke with Cowboy Al takes place Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 166, 54 Main St., Fairhaven. For information, call 508-676-9277.
DANCE: Tiverton VFW Post 5392, 134 Shove St., hosts live country music every Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. A popular, weekly event that hosts a multiple of bands on a rotational basis. Kitchen is open so come enjoy dancing, friendship, and food. Donation is $6. For more information on what band is playing, stop by the post or call 401-624-2697.
MUSIC: Cal Raye presents "Pop & Oldies & Karaoke" every Sunday from 8 p.m. to midnight at Mulhearns Pub, 507 N. Broadway, East Providence. For more information, call 401-435-6565.
MUSIC: ProKaraoke with Rick and Joan is held every Sunday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Liberal Club, 20 Star St., Fall River. For information, call 401-625-1925.
ART: The Tiverton Town Hall is hosting artwork created from our young artists at Fort Barton School. There will be an open house gallery showing on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Tiverton Town Hall. The artwork produced under the guidance of their art teacher Ms. St. Laurent may also be viewed during business hours at the Town Hall. Come and share some light refreshments with the young artists.
ETC: Zumba with Serena will be held at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. The cost is $7. For more information, visit www.sandywoodsmusic.com; 508-725-1897.
DANCE: Choreographed ballroom (round dancing) classes are held Mondays at the Portsmouth Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road. The schedule is as follows: advanced classes: 6 to 7 p.m.; beginners 7 to 8 p.m.; intermediate 8 to 9 p.m. See "What is Round Dancing?" at http://rounddancing.net/dance/. For information, call 508 672-0259 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC: Karaoke with DNA Country Plus is held every Monday, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Happy Clam, Ocean Grove Avenue, Swansea.
ETC: SWANSEA — The Swansea Mall will be filled with furry and slithery creatures during February School Vacation Week as the mall presents educational and fun animal shows in front of Macy’s, at Center Court. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Roger Williams Park Zoo will be bringing small animals and incorporate biofacts (bones, fur, feathers) and other learning tools into their presentation. On Friday, Feb. 23, Amazing Animal Ambassadors will bring 10 animals — including 5 small animals that can be viewed before and after the program, as well as a parrot, a reptile and a couple of mammals. Both shows are at 11 a.m. each day. Visit www.visitswanseamall.com and check out the mall’s facebook page for photos and more details. For more information, call the mall office at 508-679-2544.
ETC: The First Congregational Church of Fall River will hold free yoga classes for ages 13 and up (all levels) at 282 Rock St. The program will take place every Tuesday at Church Fellowship Hall, from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 508-672-5862 or email email@example.com.
ETC: A comedy show is held the third Tuesday of every month at Tequila Lime Cantina, 197 Bank St., Fall River. Admission: $5. For reservations, call 774-365-4850.
STAGE: Actor Dennis J. Smith of Tiverton will be featured in a live production of Niagara Falls at the Tiverton Public Library, 34 Roosevelt Ave., on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and doors will open at 6. This twenty minute vaudeville classic, performed under different titles by Abbott & Costello, The Three Stooges, Lucille Ball and Steve Martin, will be presented by Your Theatre of New Bedford and sponsored by the Friends of Tiverton Libraries. The library performance of Niagara Falls will precede the Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries. Audience members are welcome to exit after the performance or stay for the duration of the meeting.
DANCE: Journey Dance with Rosa Bullis will be held the last Wednesday of every month at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 4 Muse Way, Tiverton, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person at the door. For more information, call Rosa at 401-297-9115.
DANCE: Mike and Joyce Alexander will teach Choreographed Ballroom Dancing (Round Dancing) every Wednesday evening. Classes will be held at the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road. Advanced from 6 to 7, Beginners from 7 to 8 and Intermediate from 8 to 9 p.m. $10 per couple. Modern social round dancing is pre-choreographed with a "cuer" telling the dancers what to do as they all progress around the dance floor. Rhythms taught will be Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha-Cha and Rumba. For class information, call Joyce Alexander at 508 672-0259 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DANCE: Sandywoods hosts a contra dance on the third Wednesday of every month in the concert and dance hall. All dances are taught and feature live music and experienced callers. Partners not necessary. Beginners and children welcome. For more information, email email@example.com.
ETC: Zumba with Fatima will be held at 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. The cost is $7. For more information, visit www.sandywoodsmusic.com; 401-378-3872.
ART: The Westport Art Group meets at Sandywoods Farm, 53 Muse Way, Tiverton (blue building) on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
SALES: Thrift Shop at Church of the Holy Spirit, 160 Rock St., Fall River is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Come and see the selection of gently used quality clothing at very low prices including clothing for men, woman, and children, pocketbooks, household items, and large selection of hard and soft cover books. Donations always welcome.
FILM: The Four Corners Arts Center presents Wednesday films at The Meeting House, 3850 Main Road, Tiverton Four Corners, R.I. Free and open to the public. Be sure to pick up your "Frequent Film Card!" Attend 5 films and receive a FREE gift! For more information and to see a full list of films, visit FourCornersArts.org.
DANCE: DJ Night with April is held every Wednesday, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at American Legion No. 166, 54 Main St., Fairhaven; call 508-993-0046. For more information call Donnie at 508-441-1883.
MUSIC: "Rocking Roll Forever" with Steve C playing ‘50s and ‘60s music plus a little country, karaoke, music and dancing, every Wednesday night from 6 to 11 p.m. at Brantal’s Restaurant, 91 Crandall Road, Tiverton. No cover charge. For more information, call Steve C. 401-624-1829, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Brantal’s Restaurant 401-624-1990.
MUSIC: Karaoke with "Cal Raye" is held every Wednesday at The Oriental Pearl, 576 State Road, Westport, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 508-675-1501.
ETC: Box Mania with Bernadette, Wednesday nights at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, Tiverton, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Drop in, $10 or 6 week pass $48. Call 401-497-7215.
MUSIC: Greenvale Vineyards will host the 19th annual Jazz for Kids from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22. The program is part of the annual island-wide Winter Fest. Musicians, Dennis Cooke, Tish Adams, Yvonne Monnett and Rick Wells will entertain guests with songs kids know and love in a jazz setting incorporated with old-time standards. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served for the kids, and wine tastings are available to purchase for adults. Greenvale Vineyards is located at 582 Wapping Road in Portsmouth along the Sakonnet River. For more information, call 401-847-3777, email at email@example.com or visit online at www.greenvale.com.
MUSIC: The Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet will take guest on a musical journey with an evening of songs that helped to shape the great American jazz tradition. Ranging from ragtime to swing, to bepop to Latin, music will fill the Linden Place parlors on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for Linden Place members and free for Colt Circle members. Reserve your ticket today as space is limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or visit www.lindenplace.org.
FOOD: The Youth Group at the Congregational Christian Church of Somerset, 1411 County St., will be presenting an Everything Italian Night on Friday, Feb. 23 in the Community/Fellowship Hall. This buffet will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. consisting of minestrone and Italian wedding soup, Caesar salad, homemade lasagna, meatballs, sweet Italian sausage, stuffed shells, pasta with sauce, garlic toast, an Italian dessert, and beverages. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Rev. Merrill Emery Memorial Scholarship Fund, which members can apply for to help with their continuing education costs. Cost for tickets (available at the door) will be: $15 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 10, and children 5 and under are always free. Adult tickets purchased in advance will be $13 and are available after Sunday services and at the church office Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. For additional information, call the church at 508-672-6623. That number can also be called to have tickets delivered.
DANCE: There will be a Rehoboth contra dance at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth. All dances will be taught by caller Lisa Greenleaf. Music will be performed by Julie Metcalf and Larry Unger. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $9; $8 students. For information, call 508-252-6375; http://www.contradancelinks.com/rehoboth.html.
MUSIC: The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. No tickets, donations welcome. Performances will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. at Keith Middle School, 225 Hathaway Boulevard, New Bedford, MA. 248-760-0611 Hosted by: South Coast Children’s Chorus and on Sunday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., St. Bernard Church, 30 South Main St., Assonet; 508-644-5585. Visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com
MUSIC: On Feb. 24, Bristol's Stone Church Coffeehouse will welcome Boston-based bluegrass band, Mile Twelve. Bristol’s Stone Coffee House is an affordable, family-oriented, handicap-accessible musical venue. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. Tickets are available at the door. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $18 per adult; students are half price; children 5 and under are free. For ticket information or to purchase tickets in advance, call 253-4813. The First Congregational Church is located at 300 High Street (corner of High and Bradford Streets) in Bristol, RI.
ETC: On Saturday, Feb. 24, get your game on at Battleship Cove! Here is your chance to play World War II and nautical games on the actual war ships that inspired them. Learn, play and watch several games, including World of Warships, Battleship, Call of Duty: WWII, and a selection of modern and historical board games. Activities include: Battleship tournament, Massachusetts National Guard mobile gaming lab, Naval War College Museum wargaming display, Demonstrations by expert gamers, PC and video game stations and drop-in board games. Visit all the gaming stations to earn a prize. Activities are included with price of admission. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.battleshipcove.org.
MUSIC: Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church, 1264 Stafford Road, Tiverton, RI will host Live Music at the Bliss with In Tandem on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. Gene Beaudoin and Bob Blais are dedicated to keeping works of some of the greats from all generations alive. Opening act: Gary Farias. Free-will donations will be accepted for the performers. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Visit www.blissfourcornerschurch.org.
OUTDOORS: The 14th Annual Polar Plunge to benefit “A Wish Come True” is taking place at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., in Newport, Rhode Island on Sunday, Feb. 25 at noon. To form a team and/or raising funds for the event, visit www.awish.org. A Wish Come True, a non-profit organization that grants wishes for children ages 3 through 18 with life-threatening illnesses. If you are not going to “Plunge”, but would like to volunteer, contact A Wish Come True at 401- 781-9199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy@awishcometrue.org. For more information about A Wish Come True, visit www.awish.org.
AUDITIONS: The Little Theatre of Fall River, Inc. will hold auditions for its upcoming production of Ragtime, part of its 83rd season on Monday, Feb, 26 and Friday, March 2. Auditions will be held in The Firebarn located at corner of Prospect Street and Highland Avenue from 6 to 7 p.m. for those auditioning for ensemble only and 7 to 10 p.m. for lead and supporting role auditions. All roles are open and an accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a selection from the show and read from the script. Show dates are May 10 through May 13. For questions regarding the audition, call Kerie Gendreau at 508-558-8624 or Bev Robinson at 508-678-4958.
ETC: Catholic Memorial Home and Waring Sullivan Homes are hosting free Bingo Night on Thursday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River. Refreshments will be provided. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 28 to Lisa at 508-679-0011. Space is limited.
MUSIC: Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA will host husband and wife led band, Birds of Chicago, Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 Advance | $25 Day of Show. Contact: 508-324-1926; www.narrowscenter.org/
MUSIC: World-renowned organist Gail Archer is touring her latest album, “A Russian Journey” dedicated to Russian composers. Archer will perform the Mystery of Holy Trinity by Oliver Messiaen in the Abbey Church on the Moeller organ at Saint Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 1359 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, on Sunday, March 4. The concert is free and will be held at 4 p.m. Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor, and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series. For more information, visit SaintAnthonyNewBedford.com or call 508-993-1691.
ETC: The program Title: Seymour and Miriam: Yiddish Theater and Radio in 20th Century New York, will be presented on Monday, March 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Library Grand Reading Room at UMass Dartmouth. In this lecture, Caraid O’Brien tells the story of the rise and fall of Yiddish theater and radio in New York City through the lives of Seymour Rechtzeit and Miriam Kressyn. Together they cohosted one of the longest running radio shows in American history, appearing on WEVD from the 1940s to the 1990s. Through their radio programs, they documented the influence of the Yiddish theater on the mainstream American stage. This event is being sponsored by the Center for Jewish Culture at UMass Dartmouth and Tifereth Israel Congregation. Please park in lot #13 or 14. Refreshments will be served.
ETC: Historians, archivists, curators, historic preservationists, collectors, and other experts will discuss a variety of topics in front of an audience at the New Bedford Whaling Museum during Local History Guild conversations on New Bedford’s AHA! nights. Common Lives in the Coastal Region: Interpretive Patterns for Historical Societies on Thursday, March 8. Michael P. Dyer, Curator of Maritime History at the Whaling Museum, will moderate the Local History Guild conversations, which run from 6 to 7 p.m. and include a question and answer period. The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required. For information call 508-997-0046 or visit www.whalingmuseum.org.
FILM: The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center will continue the Mayor’s Classic Movie Series, with free showings in March and April. Two classic favorites will be shown on Saturday afternoons. "The Wizard of Oz" Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. and "Casablanca," Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy the films, free at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street in New Bedford.
ETC: The second annual South Coast Game Fest, a celebration of play, will be held at Mastermind Adventures and a neighboring storefront at the Swansea Mall, on March 10 - 11. This family-friendly event is being organized through a collaboration of Mastermind Adventures, Rivendell Books and Games. It is open to individuals of all ages who enjoy board games, game tournaments and more. This is a great opportunity to showcase your materials and services. Come join us in Swansea for this exciting event. For further information please contact email@example.com, 508-812-0346 or visit www.southcoastgamefest.com
ETC: Swansea Mall presents Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 17 at 9 a.m. at Ruby Tuesday’s. Breakfast consists of pancakes, bacon, juice or coffee and is sponsored by the Mall’s own Ruby Tuesday location. Tickets, which are on sale now, are cash pre-pay in the Swansea Mall office which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are $4.50 per attendee. Following the Bunny Breakfast, at 10 a.m., there will be a magic show by Matt Roberts, who brings his amazing show – fun for all ages and filled with audience participation. All of the Swansea Mall events can be found on the Swansea Mall Facebook page. For more information, call 508-679-2544.
ETC: Join the Dighton, Freetown and Berkley historical societies for a talk on "Telling Time: A History of Clocks & Watches in New England" by Bob Frishman on Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at the Freetown Historical Society, 1 Slab Bridge Road, Assonet. Learn about the history of clocks and watches in New England beginning with the arrival of the Mayflower up to the adoption of standard time by the railroads in the 19th century. This presentation will provide an overview of clock history, styles, makers, values, collecting, repairing and cultural importance. This lecture is accompanied with over 100 images of timepieces. The talk will run for less than 1 hour and is followed by an informal "road show" appraisal session. Attendees are invited to bring in old clocks or watches of their own for information and possible evaluation. The event is free and open to the public.
FOOD: The Raynham Historical Society is having an Open House Tea on March 24, at the Hannant House, 6 Pleasant St., Raynham. Seatings are at 1 or 4 p.m. Cost is $15.00, tickets are limited. For tickets call Karen at 508-822-1880 or Elaine at 508-822-5936. (snow date March 31)
AUDITIONS: The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for two positions in the first violin section at the New England Conservatory of Music, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, on Friday, March 30, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. In order to apply to audition, send your current resume to Elisa Birdseye, Personnel Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will be accepted until March 1. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an audition shortly thereafter. All rehearsals and performances are held in New Bedford. For more information, including audition repertoire, visit www.nbsymphony.org.
FOOD: Cake decorators will showcase their talent and skills at the 11th annual Bristol Community College Cake Show and Competition on April 7 and 8 at the Silver City Galleria. Entry is now open for this year’s competition. For news and details about the event, along with all forms required for competition, including price per entry, go to www.bristolcc.edu/cakecompetition. For more information about the BCC Cake Show and Competition, call 774-357-2915 or email email@example.com.
FOOD: Crystal Springs will once again host its annual fundraising event. This year’s funds will be to provide access to outdoor activities, hands-on opportunities, and assistive technology. With support from title sponsor Leonard, Mulherin & Greene, the event is set to take place on Thursday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Independence Harbor in Assonet featuring delicious food, drink, live entertainment and exciting auction items. You can help by purchasing tickets for this event which are just $50 available at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Lucy Pacheco at 774-855-3301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ETC: The Claire T. Carney Library Associates will present its 12th annual Authors’ Brunch on Sunday, April 22, at noon in the Woodland Commons on the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus. This year, the authors are biographers and will feature Megan Marshall, Susan L. Mizruchi and Leigh Montville. Tickets for the event are $35 and can be reserved by contacting Rita Raymond at 508-995-3528. Checks can be made out to the CTC Library Associates and sent to 1032 Sterling St., New Bedford, MA 02745. Tax deductible contributions for the program are available: sponsors- $100/2 complimentary tickets, patrons- $200/4 complimentary tickets and benefactors- $350/6 complimentary tickets. Parking for the event is available in Lot 7 on the UMass Dartmouth campus with shuttle service available to the Woodland Commons beginning at 11:30 a.m.. For further information, contact Maria Sanguinetti at email@example.com or by calling 508-991-5096.
ETC: Scholars, artists, historians, and scrimshaw collectors will converge on the New Bedford Whaling Museum May 4 through May 6, for the 30th annual Scrimshaw Weekend. The ninth annual Nautical Antiques Show on Friday, May 4, kicks off this year’s Scrimshaw Weekend. The show features high-quality antiques from some of New England’s most respected dealers. The Antiques Show runs from noon to 5 p.m. with early admission from 11 a.m. to noon. The show and its early-bird session are free for Scrimshaw Weekend attendees. Admission to the show is free for Museum members and with regular admission to the Museum for non-members. Early-bird admission is available to Museum members and non-members for an additional $5. Registration for the three-day Scrimshaw Weekend is $315 for Whaling Museum members and $370 for non-members. Registration includes regular admission to the Nautical Antiques Show, all sessions Friday through Saturday, and dinner on Saturday evening. The Saturday dinner and evening program can be purchased separately for accompanying guests at $75 per person. Sunday’s festivities will include an off-site field trip. There is an additional fee (TBD) for the Sunday field trip to cover the cost of transportation and lunch. For more information or to register for the event, call 508-997-0046 ext. 100 or visit, www.whalingmuseum.org and click on the programs tab.
MUSIC: Save the date for this year’s razzle dazzle Symphony Seaside Swing! A vintage 1920s cabaret evening will take place on Saturday, June 2, when the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra hosts its annual Seaside Swing fundraiser at the Kittansett Club in Marion. This year’s seaside gala features a “High Hats & Flapper Show” as well as signature cocktails, an elegant dinner, dancing to the music of the NBSO Swing Band, and a fabulous auction where guests will have the opportunity to bid on unique and interesting items. A number of sponsorship packages are available for $1,000 to $10,000, including tickets, and all support levels include recognition in the Seaside Swing invitation and Seaside Swing program book, as well as in the concert season program book and on the NBSO website. Individual tickets for the event are $200. To order tickets or for more details on sponsorships, call the NBSO at 508-999-6276. All proceeds from “Puttin’ on the Ritz” will help support the NBSO’s educational programs and concert series. Visit www.nbsymphony.org.