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Family Days at River Center
WESTPORT — The Westport River Watershed Alliance will hold two Family Days at its River Center education room on Saturday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join WRWA educator Bailey for a tour of the aquarium tanks at 9 a.m., or come for one-hour presentations starting at 10 a.m. to view the center’s other attractions and activities, including seining in the river, viewing aquatic specimens with the high-powered microscope, and using the virtual reality sand table.
One-hour sessions are limited to eight people. The fee is $10 per family. To sign up, contact Bailey Sweet at [email protected] or call 508-636-3016, ext. 1003.
The River Center is located at 493 Old County Road, Westport.
Free Family Fun Day at Audubon Society
BRISTOL, R.I. — Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Days continue Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Nature Center and Aquarium with programming on the autumnal equinox.
Admission to the Audubon Society is free on the first Saturday of every month, courtesy of a contribution from Citizens Bank.
Families can explore environmental exhibits representing Rhode Island’s diverse habitats, from upland meadow and cornfields to wetlands, salt marshes and the Narragansett Bay shoreline.
Situated on the beautiful 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, visitors can enjoy Audubon’s beautiful nature trails and Rose-Pollinator Discovery Garden. The Nature Center and Aquarium offers a wide variety of education programs as well as outreach to schools throughout the state.
From 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., kids can grab take-home craft bags, hear a nature story, animal interviews and learn about the changing of the seasons – just what is an autumnal equinox and how is it significant to the animals around us?
Masks are required during indoor Audubon programs for those who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, including children.
Audubon Society of Rhode Island Nature Center and Aquarium is located at 1401 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol, R.I.
St. Stanislaus Family Festival
FALL RIVER — The St. Stanislaus Family Festival will be held on Sept. 24 and 25 on the grounds of St. Stanislaus School, 37 Rockland St.
The event, which will be held rain or shine, will feature live music, food, raffle games a kiddie land, jewelry vendors and more.
On Friday, Sept. 24, dance the night away with the Eddie Forman Orchestra performing Polish favorites from 5 to 9 p.m., and Junior Polish Dancers will perform at 6 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Good Times Banjo Band, featuring Tin Pan Alley tunes, will perform.
Feeling hungry for some authentic Polish cuisine? Don’t forget to try their famous homemade Polish food pierogi, golampki, kielbasa, kapusta and more.
They’ll also be serving up hot dogs, hamburgers, chourico and peppers, clam stuffing, ice cream, clam cakes, chowder, fried dough, fried fruit pierogi and specialty coffees.
Pop-up Harvest Market
TIVERTON — Save the date.
A Pop-up Harvest Market will be held at Pardon Gray Preserve on Sunday, Oct. 17, from noon to 4 p.m.
The event, brought to you by Tiverton Land Trust and The Tiverton Farmers Market, will be setting up at the Pardon Gray Preserve Trail Head, 3460 Main Road.
Support independent makers and entrepreneurs when you buy local and support small businesses. The event will feature artisan foods, live musicians, makers, artists, gifts and more.
The event is outdoors but COVID mandates are pending. Be prepared to wear a mask.
Grange car show
LITTLE COMPTON — Little Compton Grange #32 Patrons of Husbandry is sponsoring a car show on Sept. 15 at Earle’s Service Station, 35 Meeting House Lane, at 6 p.m.
The Grange welcomes all Little Compton residents, Grange members and their friends to enter in the car show. The public can view all participants and vote for their favorite.
Call the Little Compton Grange President Douglas Waite at 401-624-6936 to register your vehicle. There is no fee to enter. Free refreshments will be provided.
Flying Ivories Dueling Pianos
FALL RIVER — The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River will present The Flying Ivories Dueling Pianos on Friday, Sept. 10.
This event will be held 6 to 9 p.m. at Whites of Westport located at 66 State Road, Westport. There will be a sit-down dinner at 6:30 p.m. with a concert and and raffles to follow.
Tickets are $50 per person.
For those who purchased tickets for the previous dueling piano event, call the museum at 508-672-0033 to confirm your purchase and your tickets will be honored.
To purchase tickets, call 508-672-0033 or stop by the museum at 441 North Main St., Fall River. For more information, visit Cmgfr.org.
Tiverton craft fair
TIVERTON — A craft fair will be held Sunday, Sept. 12, at the VFW Hall, 134 Shove St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All proceeds from table sales and raffles will go to G.I.V.E. the blueprint, a nonprofit organization that provides support to the community.
The fair will feature over 20 local vendors selling everything from candles to aromatherapy to baked goods to wreaths, clothing, jewelry, home decor and personalized items.
Raptor Weekend taking flight
BRISTOL, R.I. — They are back!
Amazing birds of prey with long sharp talons, hooked beaks, and highly developed eyesight and hearing are headed back to Audubon.
They’re raptors, the superior hunters of the avian world. Many species of these formidable and striking birds will be at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, Rhode Island on Sept. 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Raptor Weekend 2021.
Eagles, owls, hawks and falcons will be featured in live presentations, educational programs and activities for bird enthusiasts of all ages. Audubon presents a unique opportunity for visitors to get up-close with many species and learn about raptors and their adaptations in this engaging, family-friendly weekend event. This popular annual event was postponed in 2020, and Audubon is thrilled to bring back both raptors and visitors this September.
All proceeds from Raptor Weekend benefit raptor care, school programs, and habitat conservation efforts by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/audubon-raptor-weekend-2021-tickets-99302345990.
Guests who are over the age of 12 years old and fully vaccinated are not required, but strongly encouraged, to wear masks at the event. Those who have not been fully vaccinated and children between 2-12 years old, are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks when indoors, participating in Raptor Weekend games/activities, and while under the presentation tent(s). Audubon will continue to stay current with State and Federal safety guidelines and best practices as recommended by The Department of Health.
Audubon Society of Rhode Island Nature Center and Aquarium is located at 1401 Hope St. (Route 114), Bristol, R.I.
Linden Place tours, film series
BRISTOL, R.I. — Summer is ending but educational and entertaining programs continue throughout the month. From guided tours to our social justice film series with Rogers Free Library, there are so many reasons to visit Linden Place and learn something new.
Slave Trade History Walking Talk and Tour
Linden Place hosts walking tours of the mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the 18th and early 19th centuries, was once one of the largest traders of slaves in New England. The two-hour guided tours take place on select Thursday afternoons at 1:30 PM and begin at Linden Place. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade. Remaining 2021 Walking Tour dates include Sept. 9 and 23, Oct. 7 and 21. Additional dates may be added as the season continues.
Tour Linden Place Mansion with teenager, “Annie DeWolf”
It is the 1820’s in Bristol, Rhode Island and teenager, Annie DeWolf, has stopped by Linden Place to visit her Uncle George, Aunt Charlotte and her cousins. Come tour the mansion and hear what Annie has to say about growing up in town and tells you what she really thinks about…well, everything.
Isabelle Courtney, in the persona of Annie DeWolf, whose father was George’s cousin and who lived at Hey Bonny Hall on Poppasquash Point will lead the tour through the 200-year-old historic mansion on Thursday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m.
From the Outside Looking in: A Tour of the Grounds and Gardens of Linden Place
On Saturday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m., a special docent-led tour will be offered focusing on the statuary and gardens. Explore the grounds while you uncover the history behind the statues and the man that brought them to Bristol, Samuel Pomeroy Colt. Hear the stories of Polymny, the woman who graces the front lawn, the meaning of the “rampant colts” placed throughout the lawns and hear about recent renovations and restorations in our historic gardens. As you tour the grounds, you will have the chance to appreciate the 200-year-old mansion from a different view.
Linden Place Mansion and Rogers Free Library Launch Outdoor Social Justice Film Series
The museum will host its final two shows of its outdoor film series. Admission is free and open to the public. Bring your own chair and snacks or enjoy refreshments onsite from local businesses.
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., “The Hate U Give” (2018): Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what is right. Directed by George Tillman Jr. Based on the book by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby. 2 hours, 13 minutes.
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., “Harriet” (2019): The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Cythia Erivo, Janelle Monae and Leslie Odom Jr. 2 hours, 5 minutes.
Short film showcase to support vets
FALL RIVER — An independent filmmaker from Fall River has organized a charity short film showcase at the Picture Show to support local veterans.
Robert Manuels has organized the benefit 4 Short Films by Robert Manuels at the SouthCoast Marketplace movie theater, 500 William S. Canning Boulevard, on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m.
Four different films will be shown – “Jack Final Journey,” “Last Bet,” “Fake Tough Guy” and “Gina,” for a total running time of 60 minutes. Previews for the films can be seen at Rmanfilms.com.
Tickets are $7 each – cash only – and will be available at the door. All proceeds will go toward the Disable American Veterans Chapter 9 in Fall River.
Veteran food pantries
WESTPORT — The Massachusetts Military Support Foundation is partnering with the Westport veterans’ service officer to hold five mobile food pantries for area veterans, service members, Gold Star Families, White Star Families, Blue Star Families and surviving spouses in need.
Food pantries are planned for Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, at VFW Post 8502, 843 State Road, Westport.
Pre-registration is required.
You can register by calling Carol Freitas, Westport VSO, at 508-636-1028 or online at https://usa4vets.formstack.com/…/f4v_westport_september_16. You will need to provide proof of military service, such as VA ID card; DD-214; active, reserve, or retired military ID; or license with veteran designation.
Arrive in parking lot no earlier than 10 a.m. This is important as the VFW is on a busy road and cannot have cars lined up in the road blocking traffic.
Follow one-way traffic signs by entering on the west side of the building and driving around the back of the building to the east side.
C.O.W. (Clean Our Westport)
WESTPORT — Tired of seeing all that street litter around town? Join Team C.O.W. (Clean Our Westport) on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to work together and make a difference.
C.O.W. will provide all equipment (trash bags, gloves, reachers) free of charge and all volunteers receive a neon safety yellow C.O.W T-shirt. The Westport Police Dept. encourages volunteers to wear the neon safety green T-shirts for easy visibility.
For questions or inquiries, email [email protected]
Those interested in lending a hand are asked to meet at 9 a.m. on Sept. 18 at the Westport Jr/Sr High School, 19 Main Road, Westport. Volunteers will be given street assignments and disperse from there. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 19.
Visit https://westportma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29857 for more information.
Food Pantry benefit concert
WESTPORT — A charity concert for the Westport Food Pantry is planned for Saturday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Sponsored by Westport Recreation Department, AGS HVAC and the Bryant True Hero Program.
The event features live music by Red Handed — a dance party band playing hit songs from all generations — and will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at the outdoor stage behind the Town Hall Annex Building, 856 Main Road.
Tickets are $5 per person or $15 per family.
Pre-Register at www.westportrec.com or pay at the gate. (If you pre-register, please print your confirmation and show it at the entrance gate.)
In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Saturday, Oct. 9, from 3 to 6 p.m.
All current COVID guidelines will be followed.
Feel free to bring a lawn chair and snacks. Organizers hope to have a food truck, some other vendors and a few classic cars there as well. Non-perishable food donations for the Westport Food Pantry are also accepted at this event.
Tiverton chorus seeks new members
TIVERTON — The Greater Tiverton Community Chorus have resumed rehearsing for its concert performances and are welcoming new members.
Membership is open to anyone interested in singing, no audition is required. Directed by Beth Armstrong, the group sings classical music as well as a mixture of lighter contemporary music, and major concerts are presented in December and in May.
Rehearsals are held at the Amicable Church, 3736 Main Road, Tiverton, on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Open sing happens the first three rehearsals of each season. The first open sing rehearsal for our December concert will be on Sept. 9. All are welcome.
Proof of having received two vaccinations is required.
Visit https://gtcchorus.org/ for more information.
Plein Air Paint Out!
TIVERTON — Plein Air Paint Out! among the picturesque gardens and grounds of Historic Tiverton Four Corners on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This inaugural event is hosted by Tiverton Four Corners Merchants Association, Four Corners Arts Center and Gallery at Four. Artists are welcome to register by Sept. 10 for a day of painting throughout the village to find their chosen angle of interest among the historic shops, gardens, paths, streams, fences, flowers and other inspirations. Paint all day then gather together for a viewing and awards. Winners will be selected by the distinguished guest judge, Nancy Whipple Grinnell. Three prizes will be awarded: third prize $100, second prize $150 and first prize $250 plus an invitation to participate in the 2021 holiday exhibition at our sponsor, Gallery at Four in Tiverton Four Corners.
Registration is $50 with limited spaces available. Artists must bring their own art supplies, weather gear, easel, chair and any other item needed to work in the field. Bring a cooler and water for the day. Boxed lunch and additional beverages will be provided by our sponsor, The Cheese Wheel. Restrooms and a cleanup sink will be marked on maps to guide you. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 26 (extreme rain date is the following weekend).
Outdoor movies in Westport
WESTPORT — On Saturday, Sept. 18, the Westport Recreation Department will host a viewing of the ’80s classic “Karate Kid” at 6:45 p.m. as part of its ongoing Outdoor Movie Night.
Outdoor Movie Nights will be held Saturdays, once a month, through October. Movies begin at sundown, located at the outdoor stage behind the Town Hall Annex building, 856 Main Road, Westport. No fee, just any donation you would like to give.
In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be held in the Annex Gym at the same location. All current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food donations also accepted for the Westport Food Pantry.
The remaining movie lineup:
Sept. 18 – “The Karate Kid,” (PG) – movie starts around 6:45 p.m.
Oct. 16 – “Addams Family” (animated-PG) – movie starts around 6:15 p.m.
The event is made possible by the Westport Cultural Council, Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust Grant administered by Bank of America and sponsored by Sen. Michael Rodrigues through the SouthCoast Community Foundation.
Spindle City Fest returns
FALL RIVER — There will be a lot to see on the historic Fall River waterfront on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Spindle City Fest.
At 10 a.m. at the Battleship Cove, in the memory of the anniversary of the nation’s deadliest attack, there will be a remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 memorial site with a wreath casting and a 21-gun salute.
From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Spindle City Fest will be held both inside and outside the Narrows. On the second floor of the Narrows there will be Narrows’ studio artists, unique art and food vendors, yoga, and food tastings from Sam’s Meat Pies. High-quality art vendors will be represented in an array of mediums. Proof of vaccination will be required for the indoor portion of Spindle City Fest.
From noon to 1:30 p.m., enjoy a Boardwalk Ramble featuring Chuck Williams, Sinner’s Pie, Mike Laureanno, John Fuzek, Back Porch, Johnny Botelho, Paul Rocha and Fourteen Strings. Take a walk on Fall River’s historic waterfront and enjoy the sounds of these fine musicians along the Boardwalk Ramble route from the Carousel at Battleship Cove through Heritage State Park to Bicentennial Park.
Also at noon there will be a ceremony naming the Visitor Center at Fall River Heritage State Park in honor of Fall River native Captain Thomas J. Hudner Jr., a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Captain Hudner was an officer of the United States Navy and a naval aviator.
This event is free and open to the public. Visit https://www.narrowscenter.org/narrows-festival/ for updated information.
Calling all minions to the drive-in
FALL RIVER — Fall River’s free Drive-In Movie Series continues Sept. 24 with a viewing of “Despicable Me” at B.M.C. Durfee High School.
Free tickets are available in person at City Hall or at Greater Fall River Re-Creation, 45 Rock St., or online at Eventbrite.
The event will feature free food, giveaways, raffle prizes, photo booth, caricatures, petting zoo, games and other activities.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 8:15 p.m. The event is sponsored by Mayor Paul Coogan, state Sen. Michael Rodrigues and Greater Fall River Re-Creation.
Visit gfrrec.org for more information.
Hit the city outdoor market
FALL RIVER — The Fall River Farmers and Artisans Market (FR FAM) is setting up shop in downtown Fall River.
FR FAM is a bi-weekly event that invites residents and visitors to a fun, family-friendly event where they can support small businesses and SouthCoast entrepreneurs.
The Fall River Farmers and Artisans, which kicked off July 11, will take place every other Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Old Second Street. This picturesque cobblestoned pedestrian walkway, located across from the Government Center on Jeremiah V Sullivan Drive, will host a dynamic marketplace where consumers will be able to purchase a variety of locally made products, vintage goods, artisanal foods, and fresh produce from local farms. Each event will feature a rotating list of vendors, so you’ll never have the same experience twice.
In addition to vendors, the events will also feature local musicians, live art demonstrations and free children’s activities.
The Fall River Farmers and Artisans Market is presented by Craftyish Shop, Fall River Arts and Culture Coalition, Viva Fall River, and the City of Fall River.
The upcoming dates are as follows:
Sunday, Sept. 5
Sunday, Sept. 19
Sunday, Oct. 3
Sunday, Oct. 17
For weekly updates on the vendor list, entertainment, and activities, visit FR FAM on Facebook at @FallRiverFAM. For information on how to participate as a vendor, email Steph at [email protected]
SOAM Saturdays in Swansea
SWANSEA — The Southcoast Open Air Market, which kicked off in June, is setting up shop every Saturday through Oct. 23 at the Swansea YMCA, 271 Sharps Lot Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The goal is to provide a gathering point for our town and surrounding communities, centered around everything fresh, local, and handmade. SOAM features a rotating selection of handmade goods, handcrafted foods, fresh produce and meats, and live and local music.
Chamber Invitational golf tourney
The Chamber Invitational Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Acushnet River Valley Golf Course.
Proceeds from this event will help support the efforts of One SouthCoast Chamber in its mission to advocate for business advancement, economic growth, and job creation for the benefit and the SouthCoast region.
The cost per golfer is $175.
The tournament will be played in a Scramble format with prizes awarded to the top three teams. The event includes lunch, a golf cart, 18-holes of golf, a golfer’s gift bag, raffle tickets, a grand prize ticket and more.
One SouthCoast Chamber will present their Community Leadership Award the event.
This achievement recognizes two individuals who have supported the development of the SouthCoast, both civically and economically.
This year we will be honoring Carl Taber of BayCoast Bank and Brian LeComte of Gold Medal Bakery.
The lead sponsor is BayCoast Bank. Additional sponsors include First Citizens Federal Credit Union, Bristol County Savings Bank and Southcoast Health.
One SouthCoast Chamber requests that any non-vaccinated members and guests continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing. The chamber abides by all guidance from the CDC and the commonwealth.
Summer concerts at Linden Place
BRISTOL, R.I. – Linden Place is hosting a Summer Concert Series in its historic gardens. Concerts are held on select Tuesdays this summer, through Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to the ballroom.
The eclectic lineup of musicians will keep you coming back all summer. This concert series is a family-friendly event featuring a variety of live, local-based bands and performers and a mix of musical genres including jazz, classic rock, country, R&B, bluegrass, and more.
Bring your own blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket for a relaxed, fun evening of live music. There is plenty of space on the lawn to spread out! Tickets are $10 for Linden Place members, free for Colt Circle members and $15 for non-members. Call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 to purchase tickets.
The remaining 2021 Summer Concert Series lineup is as follows:
Sept 7: DiggIT, Tim Smith
Linden Place Museum is located at 500 Hope St., Bristol, Rhode Island.
‘Nurtured By Nature’ art show
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — DeBlois Gallery will present “Nurtured By Nature,” a show that features the work of four wonderfully accomplished artists whose work is infused with a joy and love of nature.
The exhibit will open on Saturday, Sept. 4, at DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, R.I., with a reception from 1 to 7 p.m. All are invited to view the show. Refreshments will be offered as well as music. In accordance with safety guidelines, masks will be required.
Nick Williams says he is “Inspired by his time in, on and around the water of Newport.” He creates paintings in acrylic and epoxy depicting naturalistic scenes and the frames he makes to complement each piece.
CC Wolf states that “Life is a story and interpreting that story is our journey; I allow my paint to walk me through a private landscape which is always full of surprises; color has been my path to my inner vision; I see the natural world in symbolic terms-bridging the eternity of nature and the individual self.”
Capturing the spirit of nature in wood, Shawndavid Berry feels the “organic movement seen from a Surreal lens, exposed through subtractive removal. I adjust the image as the piece demands, accommodating and eliminating future movement. Touch, feel, explore and most of all I hope my work is enjoyed.”
With joy in mind, the artwork of Virginia Fishburne Stone always brings a smile. She is inspired in this particular show by the sketch books she found of her grandmother and namesake, Virginia Ritchie Fishburne. “I worked from my grandmother’s sketches, riffing off of them with my contemporary vision and sensibility. I related to her refined lines and her humor. These drawings have been a special experience for me. Enjoy!”
The show continues at the gallery on 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, through Sept. 26. Gallery Night is Sept. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Hours are Thursday to Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free and there is ample, free parking.
A night for the dogs
WESTPORT — A comedy night fundraiser will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, to benefit the Fall River Police Working Dog Foundation.
The event will be held at White’s of Westport, 66 State Road, Westport, and will feature a cash bar, live and silent auctions, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. You can also meet and greet some of Fall River Police Department’s K9 dogs.
Doors for the 18-plus show open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. To purchase tickets, to donate or to sponsor, visit https://www.funny4funds.com/events. For more information, contact Gary at 508-989-2371.
Birdies for Bayhawks tees off
DARTMOUTH — Bristol Community College will host its annual Birdies for Bayhawks benefit golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 13, at the Donald Ross-designed Country Club of New Bedford, 585 Slocum Road, Dartmouth. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m., with a shotgun-style start at noon.
Bristol Community College hopes you will join in a day of fun to raise crucial support for our college and its mission. In partnering with Bristol Athletics, the tournament creates funding for programs such as transfer advising and wellness and time management clinics that support our scholar-athletes. Due to the safety of all our players and staff, we will continue to follow COVID-19 guidance and protocol from the state as well as the Bristol Together Plan. The Country Club of New Bedford is committed to providing our players with a safe and enjoyable day on the course.
The registration fee for the benefit golf tournament is $175 per person and includes a round of golf, lunch and a banquet dinner.
For those who are unable to participate in the golf tournament, but still wish to support this great cause, we invite you to join us for the post-tournament dinner on Monday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m., at the Country Club of New Bedford. The fee for dinner only is $50 per person.
To register for the 2021 Birdies for Bayhawks Benefit Golf Tournament, visit http://www.bristolcc.edu/golf.
Registration will be confirmed once payment is received. Please send a check or click this link (https://7875.thankyou4caring.org/page.aspx?pid=298) to make your payment online. (Please include “Golf Tournament” in the comment box.)
Please make checks payable to: Bristol Community College Foundation, 777 Elsbree St., Fall River, MA 02720.
Toe Jam Puppet Band at library
WESTPORT — The Toe Jam Puppet Band will bring a “Toe Jam Variety Show” to the Westport Free Public Library, 408 Old County Road, on Friday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.
This free program will take place outdoors on the library grounds. Registration is not required. The show is funded with a grant from the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust administered by the Bank of America.
Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic dinner. Ice cream treats will be provided by the Friends of Westport Library. The Toe Jam Puppet Band is sure to be a fun, family event. Rain or shine, the show will go on.
Somerset High 50th reunion
The Class of 1971 from Somerset High School will host its 50th class reunion at the Cove Restaurant in Fall River on Sunday evening, Sept. 19, from 5 to 10 p.m.
Class members who have not received their email invitation may contact the reunion organizers Kevin and Kathy Torpey Garganta at [email protected] to receive all of the details. Registration deadline for the reunion is Friday, Sept. 3.
Chorus holding open rehearsals
FALL RIVER — Love to sing? The South Coast Community Chorale wants to hear you.
SCCC will be hosting open rehearsals on Wednesdays, Sept. 8, 15, and 22, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave, Somerset.
They are preparing for their Winter Concert which will include the classical masterpiece Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major. SCCC will also be presenting a Polar Express Medley, Breath of Heaven, The Holidays are Here, Eight Days of Light, and many other classic Christmas carols.
Singing with SCCC is a great opportunity to experience group singing and all of its benefits, gain exposure in the community, and make connections with other singers.
There are no auditions to join SCCC. The only requirements are that you love to sing, have the ability to match pitch and blend with other choristers, attend rehearsals, pay reasonable dues, and purchase music. SCCC will be requiring that everyone planning to join be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those interested will be asked to fill out and sign a membership form stating that you are vaccinated.
Directed by Frank Wilhelm, the South Coast Community Chorale is a group of singers based out of Fall River. Members come from Fall River and nearby communities including Somerset, Swansea, Dighton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Taunton, Raynham and Middleboro. The group performs concerts each May and December for their spring and winter concert seasons. Past performances have included venues in Fall River, New Bedford, Westport, Taunton, and Swansea. In addition to their regular concert seasons, the Chorale also performs at community events and each year awards a scholarship to an area student who plans to pursue a career in the music field.
For more information, find them on Facebook or visit www.sccchorale.com.
WaterFire announces 2021 season
PROVIDENCE — WaterFire, the popular art experience in downtown Providence, is back with lightings from September through December.
The 2021 WaterFire season currently includes four full lightings and five partial lightings.
The season will open with a full lighting thanking COVID Heroes on Saturday, Sept. 4, Labor Day weekend. Other lightings will include WaterFire’s 25th birthday celebration; a BIPOC Arts, Technology and Business Night; WaterFire Salute to Veterans, and the return of a WaterFire for the Holidays in December.
WaterFire’s 2021 schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Sept. 4: Full lighting to thank pandemic heroes including essential workers.
Thursday, Sept. 9: Partial lighting supported by Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC in celebration of their 15th anniversary.
Saturday, Sept. 18: Partial lighting recognizing educational excellence in Rhode Island with the state’s Department of Education.
Friday, Sept. 24: Partial lighting supported by the University of Rhode Island Foundation & Alumni Engagement.
Saturday, Oct. 2: Full lighting supported by Providence College, “Then. Now. Next: 50 Years of Women at Providence College.”
Saturday, Oct. 16: Full lighting supported by BIPOC Arts, Technology and Business and Brown University.
Wednesday, Oct. 27: Partial lighting honoring WaterFire’s 25th birthday, supported by the R.I. Manufacturers Association.
Saturday, Nov. 6: Full lighting marking WaterFire’s ninth annual Salute to Veterans.
Saturday, Dec. 4: Partial lighting in celebration of the holidays.
With additional support, WaterFire may be able to announce additional lightings and programming – watch for updates on the WaterFire Providence website (waterfire.org/schedule), Facebook page (facebook.com/waterfireprovidence), and Twitter account (twitter.com/waterfireprov).
Golf tourney at Acoaxet
WESTPORT — Greater Fall River Re-Creation will host its second annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 30, at Acoaxet Country Club, 152 Howland Road, Westport.
Registration and lunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., shotgun at 12:30 p.m., with dinner to follow at Bittersweet Farm.
Registration includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, dinner, raffle tickets, on-course contests and more. Visit https://gfrrec.org/ for player and sponsor cost and more information.
All proceeds support the programs and services Greater Fall River Re-Creation offers city youth and community members.
Wine Run at Westport Vineyard
WESTPORT — On your marks, get set, drink. Er, I mean run!
The 2021 Wine Run at Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery will step off Saturday, Oct. 2.
From 3 to 6 p.m. enjoy a beautiful run through Westport Rivers Vineyard, at 417 Hixbridge Road. Grab some friends and enjoy a trail run along gorgeous farms and Westport River, finishing amongst the vines. After the race, there will be dinner, wine, and music in the vineyard. Race participants will receive a souvenir wine glass as a memento of their experience.
The course is approximately 3 miles along varying trails.
General race entry ($60) includes parking, race entry, professional race timing, T-shirt, wine glass and wine, dinner and music. Dinner only ($40) includes parking, wine, dinner and music.
Visit runsignup.com/Race/MA/Westport/RunningBrookWineRun to reserve your spot.
Shellstock coming to Westport
WESTPORT — Oct. 10 will be a day of peace, love, music and shellfish.
The Westport Shellfish Department will host an outdoor “Shellstock” concert at Westport Fairgrounds, 200 Pine Hill Road, on Sunday, Oct. 10, featuring The Funky White Honkies.
Shellstock, now in its fourth year, is a community celebration and fundraiser featuring music, food, dancing and more. Proceeds benefit the Westport Shellfish Propagation fund, which is used to buy shellfish to be planted in the Westport River, helping to ensure the ongoing enjoyment and prosperity that the river offers the town and surrounding communities.
Tickets to the fundraising event are $35. They are on sale at Shellstock.eventbrite.com and will be available at a number of locations in and around Westport, including The Westporter and Westport Lobster Co.
The event, which will be held rain or shine, will offer refreshments, a raw bar, food trucks, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. No outside food, drinks, or coolers will be permitted.
Gates will open at noon, and music by The Funky White Honkies is slated for 1 to 4 p.m.
If you have purchased tickets online, pick them up at the will call table on the day of the event. They will be available under the name of the puchaser.
For more information, contact Skip Manchester at [email protected] or call 508-524-5069.
WESTPORT — Have a “spooktacular” time at Westport Recreation’s Halloween Happening event on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Dress up in a costume and enjoy walking our trick-or-treat trail where people in family friendly costumes will hand out candy and treats. There will also be some outdoor games, a craft table and fun music for kids to dance to.
The event is sponsored by Westport Recreation Department and Westport Land Conservation Trust.
The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at Westport Woods, 573 Adamsville Road, Westport. Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 30.
The cost is $5 per child. Parents/adults are free.
Guests must comply with all current COVID guidelines. Pre-registration is required. To do so, visit https://westportma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29871.