TAGUS Press and Azores Airlines host book launch

NEW BEDFORD — The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth and Azores Airlines will host a book launch and signing for “Elephants Never Forget” on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the DeMelloInternationalCenter, 128 Union St., New Bedford.

Written by Mozambique native Abel Coelho and translated by Elizabeth Lowe, the book tells fictional stories about events that took place in the years following the independence of the former Portuguese colony.

A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at $10 each and the author will be on hand to sign them.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Documentary on CapeVerdean music to screen in Quincy and New Bedford

QUINCY — “Storias Di Nos Muzika,” an original documentary on Cape Verdean music, produced by the Pedro Pires Institute for Cape Verdean Studies at Bridgewater State University, will be shown in Quincy and New Bedford in the upcoming weeks.

On Oct. 18, the Institute will host a screening in collaboration with the Consulate General of Cape Verde, starting at 5 p.m., at the consulate located at 300 Congress St., Quincy. The viewing will be followed by a panel discussion in celebration of the Day of Culture and Communities.

On Nov. 2, the documentary will be shown at the New BedfordWhalingMuseum at 5 p.m. The event is being presented in collaboration with the museum and the Cape Verdean Recognition Committee.

For more information about the screenings, contact 12almeida@bridgew.edu.

Raincoat and poncho donations sought

FALLRIVER — The Niagara Neighborhood Association, in partnership with State Representative Alan Silvia and Attorney David Dennis will be conducting a raincoat and poncho drive for kids. A box will be located near the information desk at GovernmentCenter, first floor.

For more information, call Helen Rego, president of the the Niagara Brotherhood Association, at 508-837-7406.