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Theater and Performances, Music and Arts events this week!
Friday, January 26 - Rehoboth Contra Dance. From at 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Contra dance steps include a variety of international and couple dances,
such as polkas and waltzes. All dances taught by caller.
Holmes-Hicks, Rachel Panitch and Mike Sokolovsky. Beginners' session at 7:30
p.m. Visit their website.
Please note: The new upstairs bathrooms in the
addition to Goff Hall are now finished. Dancers should still use the front
Dances are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of most months with
a few dances on the 5th Friday of a month. Beginners of all ages, singles,
couples, and families are welcome to attend. Partners not necessary. Dances
begin at 8:00 p.m. and conclude at 11:00 p.m. General admission: $9.00; $8
for students; $5 for under-16; $20 for families with children under 16; $5
for latecomers. Home-made tasty treats for the break are always
The dances are at Goff
Hall (home of Rehoboth's Blanding Library and the Rehoboth Antiquarian
Society), 124 Bay State Road in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Call Shawn at
508.252.6375 or e-mail her at email@example.com for
more information or check the Friends of the Rehoboth Contra Dance on
Saturday, January 28 - Cool Banana Wig at Sandywoods
Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton
from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at The Farmhouse.
$25 family of 4, $15.00/family in advance.
some bananas and get your ticket now on-line!
Banana Wig’s live concerts focus
on kids joining the band on stage.
The guest children
musicians will play a variety of unique homemade instruments built by
Ron, Tom, Hillary, Mike, and
Chris will have the children up and dancing and showing their musical side!
themed refreshments will be served…. Bananas!
January 30 -
Community Knit Nights at Dartmouth
Grange Hall. Knitting for the babies, children and the needy. A
dedicated group of knitters and crocheters meet
monthly at the Dartmouth Grange in support of a project to provide handmade
hats, scarves and other warming garments for people in need.
who can knit or crochet are asked to make items for babies, children or
adults. Organizations locally and far away are accepting handmade goods to
distribute. People can choose the charities that they wish to support.
of yarn are needed, too.
knit nights meet monthly at the Grange Hall, 1133 Fisher Road, at 7:00 to
8:30 p.m. More information is available by calling Elizabeth Newton at
their website for
all the details or weather cancellations.
January 31 - The Country Travelers offers monthly
trip to Foxwoods Casino on the last
Wednesday of the Month.
Foxwoods pickups are St. John the Baptist Church parking lot, 945 Main
Road, and also behind the Hampton Inn parking lot on State Road. St. John the Baptist Church parking lot,
945 Main Road, or Our Lady of Grace Church parking lot, 569 Sanford Road,
both in Westport. $23 per person
includes driver gratuity and a bonus package from Foxwoods upon arrival. Call for availability… reservations a
reservations or questions call Veronica Beaulieu at 508.636.4889.
Saturday, February 3 - The Westport River Gardeners will resume their meetings
beginning Saturday, February 3rd. The meeting will be at the
Macomber House 930 Main Road in Westport at 8:30 am. Up for discussion is
their annual Garden Fair on which they will be taking a vote.
There will be a small brunch to welcome everyone back.
New Members are always welcome. They have a special garden
tour this year and are looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Dues are $35 for the year.
Saturday, February 3 - Cajun Dance with Magnolia at 7:00 p.m. at Sandywood Center for the
Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. $12 per person at the door.
Come on down to Sandywoods Farm and kick up your
heels with Magnolia at their perennial Cajun dance series. Beginners are
welcomed and encouraged to attend!
Doors open 7:00 pm, dance lesson 7:30 pm,
concert & dance 8:00 pm.
BYOB & BYOF; $12
advance, $15 at the door.
Magnolia has been playing Cajun music in New
England for more than twenty years. Learning from Louisiana’s finest, they
are known far and wide as Rhode Island’s own Cajun band. Their monthly
Saturday night dance has been a mainstay in New England for more than two
decades. Their dance lessons and music have helped build a strong sense of
community at festivals and fais-do-dos all over
the Northeast. Playing high energy two-steps and sultry waltzes, the band’s
twin fiddles, accordion, guitar, bass, percussion, and of course rich
vocals in Cajun French, keep audiences on their feet long into the night!
February 4 - Westport Land
Conservation Trust and The Trustees Partner to Host the Annual Super Bowl
- On Super Bowl Sunday starting at 11:00 am, the Westport Land Conservation
Trust (WLCT) and The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR)
will be hosting their annual Super Bowl Walk, a hike that extends from the
Slocum’s River in Dartmouth to the Westport River in Westport.
No Overflow Parking will be allowed
this year. Those interested in participating in the walk must register in advance. Please
register online at www.westportlandtrust.org.
A firm limit of 150 hikers has been set for this program.
efforts in the area make it possible to do this 6+ mile hike. Here’s your
chance to experience sections of trail not normally open to the public - and
get a little fresh air before the watching the Super Bowl! And for a
special treat, the Westport Rivers Winery will be opening its doors to
greet hikers at the end of the walk with discounted wine and beer by the
glass only for $5 and 20% off all take home wine for hikers, whether it is
one bottle or many.
walk will begin at 11 a.m. at the Slocum’s River Reserve parking area
across from 253 Horseneck Road in Dartmouth, about 1.4 miles south of
Russells Mill Village. Parking for this program is provided thanks to
Sylvan Nursery. No Overflow Parking
will be allowed this year. Those interested in participating in the walk must register in advance. Please
register online at www.westportlandtrust.org.
A firm limit of 150 hikers has been set for this program.
to Whaling City Transit, transportation will be provided from the winery
back to your car with plenty of time to get home to watch the big game. Be
aware that trails will be icy, snow covered, or muddy. Proper waterproof footwear is required and
dogs will not be permitted for this walk. A suggested donation of $10 per
person will help support the work of WLCT and TTOR.
special thanks this year to the many trail volunteers and private
landowners who make this program possible year-in and year-out. For more
information on the walk, please email Brendan@westportlandtrust.org. If the
weather is questionable, cancellation information will be disseminated 24
hours in advance of the walk. Please visit www.westportlandtrust.org prior to the walk for cancellation
February 4 - Tea Cup Wreath
Workshop at Partners Village Store from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday,
per person. Space is limited. Call 508.636.2572 to make a reservation.
Main Street, Westport, MA.
February 9 - The Westport Library
Book Club meets the second
Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room at the Westport Free Public Library. There
will be a different book to be discussed each month. New members are always
welcome and encouraged to join their lively discussion.
month’s books discussion will be Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner; leading discussion is Dot Peacor. For more information email Brianna
McAvoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
more information on the Westport Library, call or click 508.636.1100, or
visit the library’s website.
February 9 - Tiverton Library Book
Club meets the second Friday
of each month at Tiverton Public
Library, 34 Roosevelt Avenue, Tiverton.
event is free and open to the public.
registration is needed to participate. The book discussions at Essex are
informal and include book reviews, additional information on topics related
to the book selection and biographical information about the author and
discussion related to the book. New members welcome!
to see the book selection and all other upcoming events for the
Friday Morning group meets monthly at 10:30 a.m. at the Essex Public
Library reference room. If you have any questions please contact Dianna Parente at email@example.com
401.625.6796. Refreshments are served at the meetings. For more information
about their reading groups go to the website.
February 10 - Paskamansett
Concert Series presents Fourteen Strings.
7:30 pm, doors open 7 pm. Paskamansett Concert Series at the Dartmouth
Grange presents Fourteen Strings at 1133 Fisher Road, Dartmouth, MA.
For more information call 401.241.3793.
$15 general admission, $12 for seniors, $35 family admission.
favorites Fourteen Strings ( Matt Smith, Dave
Conlon, and Jay Costa) bring their blended rock, folk, and traditional
music to the historic Dartmouth Grange! With Matt on mandolin, Dave on
guitar, and Jay on bass, and all three band members sharing vocals,
Fourteen Strings blends classic rock, rock, and alt-country with folk,
blues, and traditional music, creating a unique sound that is all their
Conlon has been performing his rock-influenced acoustic music in the New
Bedford area for many years, playing at venues such as Cafe Arpeggio, New
Wave Cafe, Fall River's Belmont Club, the Taunton River Folk Festival, and
the esteemed New Bedford Folk Festival on multiple occasions.
Smith has played with traditional and folk groups at a wide variety of
venues and festivals for many years, including the Narrows Center for the
Arts and the New Bedford Folk Festival. During his career as a performing
musician, Matt has shared the stage with many national touring acts.
Costa is a veteran bass player and has played at venues throughout New
England and the Mid-Atlantic, with far too many bands to count. Jay brings
a wealth of musical experience and knowledge to Fourteen Strings.
Click here to learn about
upcoming Paskamansett Concert Series
February 13 -
Blood Pressure Clinic at the
Westport Senior Center every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m.
to 11:00 a.m. with a Nurse from Gentiva Home
is no fee!
508.636.1026 for more information.
on Aging, 75 Reed Road, Westport.
February 13 - Meetings of the Fall
River Stamp Club will be held in the Conference Room of the Super Stop
& Shop on Marianno Bishop Boulevard, Fall
River at 7:00 p.m.
The meeting is open to all stamp collectors,
regardless of their level of collecting. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month from
September to May.
stamp collectors. For more information please call 508.674.0230 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 13 - WFA Annual meeting and
Oyster Stew Supper.
second Tuesday in February, members and friends of the Westport Fishermen’s
Association are invited to gather for their traditional oyster stew supper
and annual meeting to review their accomplishments of 2017 and preview our
plans for the WFA’s 35th year.
Oyster Stew Supper and Annual Meeting will be held at St. John the Baptist
Church, 945 Main Road, Westport. The delicious oyster stew supper
includes cornbread and assorted beverages. Coffee and tea will accompany
dessert of fresh baked apple pie topped with tasty Adamsville cheddar
evening’s featured program will include a panel discussion on the excess
nitrogen problem in the Westport River, with information on what you can do
to help. The presentation, which will begin around 7:30 p.m. after a short
WFA business meeting, is free and open to the public.
open at 6:00 p.m. and stew will be served at 6:30 p.m.
for the supper are $15 each and can be made online
or by check mailed to WFA, PO Box 83, Westport Pt, MA 02791. Deadline for reservation is February 8,
15 – Tea times at Partners
Village Store. 865
Main Road, Westport. 508.636.2572 Visit www.partnersvillagestore.com.
Saturday, February 17 - Therapy
dog at the Westport Free Public Library. Children are invited to read to
a therapy dog. Read to Rosie, a certified therapy dog between 9:30 and
10:30 a.m. Children read one-on-one to Rosie for 10 minutes. It is so much fun
for children to read to a patient therapy dog. (Rosie is an avid listener.)
Rosie and handler Sue Szekely are part of Therapy
Dogs International’s Tail Waggin’ Tutors reading program.
is a great opportunity to gain skills and confidence reading aloud. Call
the library or stop in to register.
to Rosie, a certified therapy dog on Saturday, February 17th from
9:30-10:30 a.m. Sign up for a 10-minute slot by calling the library,
11 - Save The Date: Men-Can-Cook
II. Calling All Chefs on Sunday, March 11th!
someone who enjoys cooking? Please join our table of chefs with your
favorite homemade meal and compete for a trophy in this year's Men-Can-Cook
fundraiser, sponsored by Sen. Mike Rodrigues, Alan Silvia, and Daniel M Rego.
proceeds will benefit the Fall River Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall. The
event will take place on Sunday, March 11th, 3:00 p.m. at The Liberal Club,
Fall River. Please contact Kelly Andrade in Sen. Rodrigues’ district office
at 508.646.0650 or email Kelly.Andrade@masenate.gov for more information. Let's Eat!
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