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On-Going Monthly Activities!

 

 

Country Travelers announces their 2018 Schedule.

 

In addition to monthly bus trips to Foxwood’s the following trips are planned:

 

Azores - Aug 3-10, 2018. Informational meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Village Way Apartments Community Room, 100 Village Way, Westport.

            

Ireland – Spring or Fall 2019 Informational meeting 2 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018 Village Way Apartments Community Room, 100 Village Way, Westport. Kevin O'Hara (www.thedonkeyman.com) tour guide will be available for questions.

 

April 7,  2018 New York City Day Trip

 

April 18-20, 2018 Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona NY, fills quickly  and November 18-20, 2018

         

April 30-May 4, 2018 Niagara Falls Ontario, passports required

 

May 21-23, 2018 PA Amishlands, includes a performance of “Jesus”, guided tour of the countryside, with stops at an Amish Craft Farm and bake shop, Kitchen  Kettle Village, Lil' Country Store and miniature horse farm

 

July 11, 2018 Boston Harbor Luncheon Cruise

 

Aug 3-10, 2018 The Azores – the Island of Sao Miguel

 

Aug 14, 2018 Aqua Turf Plantsville CT Lunch and show

 

More To Follow.....

 

All above trips leave from the backside of Hampton Inn, next door to White’s Restaurant, far side near tennis courts.

 

Trips require a minimum number to avoid cancellation.  Please reserve early.

 

Foxwoods. In addition to the above, the last Wednesday of each month January through November, weather permitting, are day trips to Foxwoods.   Reservations a must.   $23 per person includes $10 free play, $10 food voucher or $18.95 buffet and drivers gratuity.

 

For further information contact Veronica Beaulieu at 508.636.4889 or email to vfb0859@aol.com.

 

 

Special Events

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Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Click here for all local 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.

Emmalee 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 entrance.

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 appreciated.

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 shawnkendrick@comcast.net for more information or check the Friends of the Rehoboth Contra Dance on Facebook.

 

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.

Admission $25 family of 4, $15.00/family in advance.

Save some bananas and get your ticket now on-line!

Cool 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 the band!

Ron, Tom, Hillary, Mike, and Chris will have the children up and dancing and showing their musical side!

Banana themed refreshments will be served…. Bananas!

 

Tuesday, 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.

People 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.

Donations of yarn are needed, too.

Community 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 508.636.4920.

Visit their website for all the details or weather cancellations.

 

Wednesday, January 31 - The Country Travelers offers monthly trip to Foxwoods Casino on the last Wednesday of the Month.

The 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 must.

For 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.

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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.

More about Magnolia

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!

 

Sunday, February 4 - Westport Land Conservation Trust and The Trustees Partner to Host the Annual Super Bowl Walk.

WESTPORT - 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.

 

Conservation 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.

The 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. 

Thanks 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.

A 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 information.

 

Sunday, February 4 - Tea Cup Wreath Workshop at Partners Village Store from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4th.

$65 per person. Space is limited. Call 508.636.2572 to make a reservation.

865 Main Street, Westport, MA.

 

Friday, 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.

This month’s books discussion will be Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner; leading discussion is Dot Peacor. For more information email Brianna McAvoy at briannamcavoy@gmail.com.

For more information on the Westport Library, call or click 508.636.1100, or visit the library’s website.

 

Friday, February 9 - Tiverton Library Book Club meets the second Friday of each month at Tiverton Public Library, 34 Roosevelt Avenue, Tiverton.

The event is free and open to the public.

No 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!

Click here to see the book selection and all other upcoming events for the next meeting!

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 dparente@tivertonlibrary.org or call
401.625.6796. Refreshments are served at the meetings. For more information about their reading groups go to the website.

 

Saturday, 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.

Local 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 own.

Dave 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.

Matt 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.

Jay 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 events.

 

 

Tuesday, 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 Health.

There is no fee!

Call 508.636.1026 for more information.

Council on Aging, 75 Reed Road, Westport.

 

Tuesday, 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.

Adult stamp collectors. For more information please call 508.674.0230 or email: bobkitchen@msn.com.

 

Tuesday, February 13 - WFA Annual meeting and Oyster Stew Supper.

On the 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.

The 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 cheese.

The 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.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and stew will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations 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, 2018.

 

Thursday, February 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.

It is a great opportunity to gain skills and confidence reading aloud. Call the library or stop in to register.

Read 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, 508-636-1100. 

 

Sunday, March 11 - Save The Date: Men-Can-Cook II. Calling All Chefs on Sunday, March 11th!

Are you 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.

All 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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