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See Fall River-based horror flick at Picture Show
FALL RIVER — Just in time for Halloween, Fall River filmmaker Robert Manuels’ feature horror film “The Old Ranch” will be playing at the Picture Show.
Filmed in the Spindle City, this hour-and-45-minute movie will be screened Sunday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. at the SouthCoast Marketplace theater.
Manuels’ description of the film reads: “Every House has a story. In 1978 a man murdered his wife and children in this house. Everyone was shocked. How could this happen to such a normal family? Some people think it was the house. Several years later two young couples will find out for themselves. Even the Brayton Police Department is dumbfounded with the events that take place. Officer Sean Perry goes to great lengths to prove the house is to blame.”
To see a preview of “The Old Ranch,” visit http://www.RMANFILMS.com.
Tickets to the movie are $7 each and will be available at the door, cash only.
Picture Show is located in the SouthCoast Marketplace, 550 William S. Canning Blvd., Fall River.
Downtown Fall River job fair
FALL RIVER — Jobseekers are invited to downtown Fall River on Monday, Oct. 18, for a South Main Street Open Door Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Multiple businesses will be opening their doors and hosting tables on the sidewalks along South Main Street, answering questions and accepting applications for immediately open positions.
Participating businesses include Rob Roy Academy, TJ’s Music, J Peauty Spa, Alexandra’s Boutique and more. Youth Education for Employment Program and other resources will be available at the Viva Fall River pop up too.
Apply and be entered for the chance to win a prize.
Participants will receive a ticket for each application submitted. Those who fill out an application at three or more businesses can then take their tickets to the Viva Fall River pop-up at 333 S. Main St. (at the corner of Columbia Street) and be entered into a random drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
‘A Little Hocus Pocus’ at Case
SWANSEA — The Swansea Recreation Commission and Swansea Public Library present “A Little Hocus Pocus” on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Case High School.
The event will feature a truck or treat from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a showing of the Disney film “Hocus Pocus” in the school auditorium at 7 p.m.
Hay rides will also be offered between Milford Park and Case High, running every 20 minutes, to transport patrons to and from the event.
Masks must be work inside the school building.
‘Hauntings of Linden Place’ tours
BRISTOL, R.I. — Discover the spooky side of Linden Place’s history….if you dare
There’s a tell-tale chill in the air and the spirits have once again descended upon Linden Place. During the month of October, prepare to be haunted by the ghosts of Linden Place’s past.
As you make your way through the 200-year-old mansion’s rooms by candlelight on a self-guided tour, you might discover that the dead have always been alive at Linden Place. Learn about the rumored hauntings of Colt Farm and Colt Memorial School, about vampires roaming the towns of Rhode Island in the 1800s, and mediums summoning the return of the lost. Discover the traditional mourning practices of families in Bristol by examining jewelry, dress, and photographs. Experiment with some of the “weird science” techniques practiced during the 19th-century.
In addition to self-guided tours, special docent-led tours will be offered on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., which covers the ghost stories associated with the DeWolf and Colt families and the eerie amusements of the 19th century. The interactive one-hour tour will invite guests to see the entire mansion and will be followed by light refreshments.
Self-guided tours are offered Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors and students and free for Linden Place members. Wednesday evening guided tours are offered on Oct. 13, 20 and 27. Admission is $15, or $10 for Linden Place members. Reservations are required as space is limited. This tour is recommended for people ages 14 and up. For reservations, call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390, visit www.lindenplace.org, or email email@example.com.
Boneheads Live Halloween Party
FALL RIVER — Come join the official Boneheads Live Halloween party featuring Felix Brown on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dress your best for their costume contest and take a chance at winning a gift certificate to Fall River Tattoo Co. for first place and swag/goodies for second and third place.
The costume contest will be judged by Fall River’s own Fall River Tattoo Co.
The cost of admission is $10. Guests must be 18 and older with a positive ID. Visit www.boneheadwings.com/event-page for more information.
Boneheads Live is located at 36 Water St., Fall River.
A Look into Haunted Objects
SOMERSET — Join “The Paranormal Couple” Cody Ray DesBiens and Satori Hawes from Travel Channel’s “Ghost Nation” at Somerset Public Library on Monday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. as the dive deep into the phenomena of haunted objects with their program “When Objects Talk Back.”
As the curators of The Paranormal Couple’s Haunted Museum of Objects, Oddities, and Curiosities: The Traveling Exhibition, both DesBiens and Hawes have built up quite the collection of creepy oddities and haunted objects.
During this presentation you will explore the origins of haunted artifacts, have the chance to see some of the alleged haunted objects that have been recovered by DesBiens and Hawes during their actual paranormal investigations, and hear the creepy yet intriguing stories that accompany each item.
Registration is required. Visit www.somersetpubliclibrary.org to sign up for the free program.
For more information, visit www.ParanormalCouple.com.
Halloween Storytime at the library
SOMERSET — Halloween Storytime will be held at the Somerset Public Library on Friday, Oct. 29, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 to 12 p.m.
Join the library for some spooky stories, songs, crafts, games and snacks. There will also be trick or treating around the library. Costumes are welcome.
Halloween 5K & Fun Run
SOMERSET — The Somerset Berkley Education Foundation will hold its second 5K Road Race and Fun Run on Oct. 30, kicking off at 9 a.m. at Pierce Beach.
The Somerset Berkley Education Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, that grants to educators in Somerset and Berkley schools for programs outside of school budgets that further creativity, innovation and excellence. Since 2019, it has awarded more than $15,000 in grants, supporting curriculum ranging from the arts to STEM to life skills, to educator-led projects.
Race day check-in is at 7:30 a.m. The 5 K starts at 9 a.m. and the Fun Run starts at 10 a.m.
Everyone is encouraged to wear Halloween costumes even if you are not running or walking. Ther will be prizes awarded in multiple categories for most creative costumes, as well as a costume parade after the Fun Run.
The 5K course will follow scenic Riverside Avenue along the Taunton River. Participants may run, walk or jog. The Fun Run for Kids and parade will be around Pierce Beach Park (not on roads). The costume parade will take place at the baseball field area.
You can register for a team. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-434-3257 with questions.
There will be cash awards for overall winners (first female and first male), medals for age group winners, prizes for first male teacher and first female teacher winners, costume prizes, team prizes (student groups, teams participation) and special prizes. Fun Run participants will receive a medal.
Water and race snacks will be provided for participants.
To register, visit https://racewire.com/register.php?id=12475&fbclid=IwAR19AWUOQZdNyedrPKVtVE9gN3wg5jQkV-1slyFseIVEtdO8ni_GFLVQfVM. Registration will also be accepted on race day starting at 7:30 a.m.
Genealogy group to meet at library
SOMERSET — The Bristol Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. will hold its monthly business meeting on Saturday, Oct. 16, followed by a presentation beginning at noon. This presentation is free and open to the public.
A panel of Bristol Chapter members will present “Getting Back to In-Person Research.”
Come find out about some of the best places to do in-person research. Join us to listen to a panel of our members who volunteer at some of these local research places. They will provide information on where they are located and what we might find there. We will learn about any changes made since the pandemic and the hours of operation.
Join in-person at the Somerset Public Library, 1464 County St., Somerset, or virtually via Zoom.
Those who plan to attend virtually should pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/BristolOct2021 after which you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for logging into this session.
Holy Trinity Church Harvest Fair
TIVERTON — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church’s annual Harvest Fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parish hall.
There will be a variety of local craft vendors, a silent auction, bake table, lunches to-go, crafts for children, and the Trinity Trader Thrift Shoppe.
Stop by for shopping, food and fellowship as they celebrate the season of the harvest. Holy Trinity Church is located at 1956 Main Road, Tiverton.
Boo at the Beach
FALL RIVER — Dress up and have some fun at Boo at the Beach on Oct. 30 at the Family Picnic Grounds at Dave’s Beach.
The free event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. and will feature arts and crafts, face painting, and trick or treating.
Get spellbound at Durfee Drive-In
FALL RIVER — Get ready for a spooktacular evening at Drive-in Movie Night at Durfee High School.
Come little children and families to a Halloween viewing of “Hocus Pocus” on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The movie will start at 5:40 p.m.
The free event, which will be held in the Ray Street lot, will feature a costume contest, food, music and entertainment, fun activities and lots of candy.
Decorate your car and take part in trunk or treat. Prizes will be awarded to the top three most creative cars.
The event is presented by the city of Fall River, Mayor Paul Coogan and the Greater Fall River Re-Creation.
Harvest Craft Fair at St. John of God Church
SOMERSET — The St. John of God Parish Harvest Craft Fair returns on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held in the parish hall behind the church on Brayton Avenue in Somerset.
Malassadas, food, baked goods and raffles will be available, but the big attraction is the craft tables featuring handmade crafts and unique specialty items. Community crafters interested in reserving a table should call Rosemary Ferreira at 508-673-8317.
This year, the parish also plans to release the St. John of God Church Cookbook on that day. Expect recipes for some of the food that the church is well-known for — and some “greatest hits” from a parish cookbook from the late 1980s.
Faith Formation classes and many other parish activities have also resumed. Masses are offered at 4 on Saturdays, and 7:30, 9 (in Portuguese) and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.
For more information about St. John of God parish, visit their website at sjogsomerset.org or contact the parish office at 508-678-5513 or email@example.com. The parish also has a Facebook presence.
Westport Fair celebrates fall
WESTPORT — Celebrate fall at the Westport Fair in October with three days of festivities.
The event, slated for Oct. 15 to 17, will feature farm and garden tractor pulls, horse shoe and cornhole tournaments, food vendors, craft vendors, entertainment and a traditional chicken barbeque.
In addition, there will be a Blue Angels Car Show, Touch-a-Truck, a horseshoe tournament and Family Fun Day. The Westport Macomber and Elementary grades pre-K through 4 will be making scarecrows to exhibit throughout the fairgrounds.
Although this will be a smaller event than the annual fair that is held in July, organizers look forward to opening the gates and seeing everyone again.
General admission is $5 a day, children 12 and under are free.
The fair will take place at the Westport Fairgrounds, 200 Pine Hill Road, on Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (chicken barbeque 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.); and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The CDC and local Board of Health COVID-19 regulations will be followed.
Polish Food Fest to go
FALL RIVER — Blessed Trinity Parish, 1340 Plymouth Ave., Fall River, will hold its annual Polish Food Fest on Friday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
They will be serving up delicious Polish food and baked goods, including potato and cheese pierogi, cabbage pierogi, golabki, kielbasa, babka breads, nuts rolls, pumpkin rolls and more.
This will be take-out only, with hot and cold food options available. Pre-orders are recommended.
To place an order, email BlessedTrinityPolishFood@gmail.com, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Blessed-Trinity-PNCC-500641490105775/ or call 508-672-4854.
Art Association events
FALL RIVER — The Greater Fall River Art Association gallery will open the new show “Color Me Green” on Oct. 3 and 4. Love the color green? This is your show. Love art of all forms? This is your show.
The gallery will be open to guests every Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. These beautiful art works will grace our gallery through Thanksgiving.
On Saturday, Oct. 23, enjoy an evening of music in their gallery with singer-songwriter Gary Fish, who will be joined by RedFish. The show will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All food sales benefit GRFAA’s capital fund.
There are still spaces available in upcoming GFRAA classes:
Saturdays from 9:30 – 11 a.m. – children ages 6-9 there are 4 spaces
Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – children ages 10-12 there are 6 spaces
Sundays from 2:30 – 4 p.m. – children ages 10-12 there are 8 spaces
For teen and adult classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org about openings. For more information on the GFRAA, visit https://www.greaterfallriverartassociation.org/
Fall Harvest Market
TIVERTON — Sample great food, meet local artisans, listen to local bands and enjoy a day outside at the inaugural Harvest Market at The Pardon Gray Preserve on Sunday, Oct. 17, from noon to 4 p.m.
From biscotti and doughnuts to screen-printed T-shirts and handmade wreaths, the event will feature over 60 vendors spaced out on the back lawn of Pardon Gray Preserve.
Activities at the Harvest Market include guided walks through Pardon Gray Preserve trails and cemetery, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, specialty non-alcoholic elixirs available at the Town Farm Tonics and Fieldstone Kombucha Tent, a fall harvest photo-opp spot, lawn games and artists painting the market landscape scenes. They will also have something for the furry friends. Pavlov’s Treats For Dogs Food Truck and Bark-N-Park Mobile Grooming will be onsite for treats and nail trimmings.
Support independent makers and entrepreneurs when you buy local. Entry and parking is free and open to the public. The most up to date COVID mandates will apply. Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask if not vaccinated, and to stay home if they feel sick.
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.
Garden Club makes fall creations
SWANSEA — The Swansea Garden Club is celebrating the fall season by holding a program presented by Lou Greenstein who will be creating centerpieces by carving flowers from all types of fruits and vegetables.
Greenstein has had a career of 48 years in the food service business and will inspire us to bring some ideas home to make our own fall creations.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church Parish House. Nonmembers may donate $10 to attend. New members are welcome and annual dues are $25. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month.
Visit or like Swansea Garden Club on Facebook for club information and gardening tidbits.
Arts Center to host guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto
TIVERTON — The Four Corners Arts Center will present classical guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. on the Meeting House grounds.
Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. Blending world music, jazz and folk, Tsukamoto has been described as eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing; his music will take the audience on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.
In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston “INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records – “The Other Side of the World,” “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines.” Hiroya has released three solo albums – “Solo,” “Heartland” and “Places.”
Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note (NYC), United Nations and Japanese National Television (NHK). In 2018, Hiroya won second place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship.
Tickets are $20. Advance ticket sales encouraged, cash and checks accepted at gate. This is a weather permitting performance. In the event of cancellation all tickets will be refunded. Please bring your own lawn chairs.
Visit FourCornersArts.org to purchase tickets.
The Meeting House Grounds is located at 3850 Main Road, Tiverton. This is a weather permitting performance In the case of cancellation all ticket sales will be refunded.
Crafters’ Marketplace in Rehoboth Village
REHOBOTH — Rehoboth’s Carpenter Museum is hosting a Crafters’ Marketplace on Saturday, Oct. 23, at three locations in historic Rehoboth Village.
The event will feature more than 40 artisans selling their unique hand-made goods from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three locations, including the Carpenter Museum, Goff Memorial Hall, and Rehoboth Congregational Church.
All vendors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Visitors are asked to wear a mask indoors while shopping.
Vendors will be located in Goff Memorial Hall, adjacent to Blanding Public Library; downstairs in the Tilton Room at Carpenter Museum with additional vendors outdoors; and in the church hall auditorium at Rehoboth Congregational church.
Parking will be available at Goff Memorial Hall (Blanding Library) at 124 Bay State Road, and behind the Carpenter Museum. Entrance to musuem parking is next to Rehoboth Congregational Church at 139 Bay State Road. All three venues are within walking distance.
Previously known as the Folk Art & Artisans Show, the craft show event is organized by long-time volunteers serving on the craft event committee in cooperation with museum and library staff. Both the Carpenter Museum and Blanding Library/Goff Hall are owned and operated by the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society.
For more inforation about the upcoming Crafters’ Marketplace, contact Deborah Craft at email@example.com, Becky Webster at 508-669-5042 or Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Event details are available online at rehobothantiquarian.org.
Concert shines light on women composers
MATTAPOISETT — If you were to ask people who might be their favorite classical composer, they will likely say Bach, Mozart or Beethoven. Or they might mention Felix Mendelson or Robert Schumann.
Few if any might say Fanny Mendelson (sister) or Clara Schumann (wife), both of whom were excellent composers in their own right. Composing music is strictly a male talent, or so many think.
The Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, will challenge this widely held prejudice in their season opening concert on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Gilbert D. Bristol Auditorium at Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett. Women are the only composers whose work will be performed in a concert titled “Blazing the Trail: Women Lighting the Way.”
While the concert will feature the works of seven women composers, a collaboration with the New Bedford Whaling Museum and their project, “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of Southcoast,” will further increase our understanding of the significant roles women have played in our history. Local women will take the podium to illustrate the stories of our “trail blazers” as the Tri-County Symphonic Band will frame the illustrations with a selection of musical delights from contemporary women composers as well as one composer from the nineteenth century. Also, Clarinetist Pattie Marshall will be featured in the bright and sonorous “Rhapsody for Solo Clarinet and Band” by Anne McGinty.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Symphony Music Shop in North Dartmouth and online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Visit https://tricountysymphonicband.org for more detailed information.
Rep. Fiola to host office hours
FALL RIVER — State Rep. Carole Fiola announces her availability to her constituents during monthly office hours at the following locations:
North End Senior Center, 101 President Ave., Fall River: 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Flint Senior Center, 69 Alden St., Fall River: 3rd Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Freetown Council on Aging, 227 Chase Road, Freetown: 3rd Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Freetown Town Hall, 3 North Main St., Assonet: 3rd Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
This is an opportunity for constituents to meet with Fiola to discuss any ideas, concerns, or issues that they might have.
Fiola can be reached at 774-322-1313 or by email at Carole.Fiola@mahouse.gov. She can also be reached on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/electcarole or on her website at www.carolefiola.com.
Viva Fall River Fall Pop-Out
FALL RIVER — Viva Fall River is getting in on the fall fun as they host various pop-out events in downtown.
The Viva Fall River pop-up will hold a series of weekly events at 333 S Main St. They’ll be turning their back area into a beautiful pop-out location with free WiFi and tables where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the Braga Bridge.
Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Free rock painting with RivaRocks and free coffee and doughnuts from New England Home Made Donuts
Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: It’s a Taco Thursdays with Green Jar Catering, offering fresh tacos with a twist and homemade chips and salsa. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Eat on-site at one of the café tables or take your food to go.
For more information and an updated lost of events, check the Viva Fall River Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VivaFallRiver.
United We Move at Bioreserve
FALL RIVER — Get out into the gorgeous Fall River Bioreserve to kick off the United Way of Greater Fall River’s Annual Campaign with United We Move on Saturday, Oct. 23.
Participants can walk the Tattapanum Trail (about 1.1 miles), run 5 miles through the trails, or ride 10 miles through the gravel roads of the bioreserve. Runners or riders can choose to do one loop of the course or two.
Proceeds from the United We Move event supports health, education, and financial stability/basic needs programs throughout Greater Fall River.
This year, United Way will be providing a family-friendly festival at the conclusion of the races with food, beverages and music.
Packet pickup and day-of registration will begin Saturday, Oct. 23, at 8 a.m. The staging and after-party/awards location will be at TechEtch, 1250 Wilson Road.
Runners and Riders completing two loops of the course will begin at 9 a.m. Walkers, runners, and riders completing one loop of the course will begin at 10 a.m.
All starts will be spaced out to allow for distancing and participants are encouraged to wear a face covering at the start finish.
The event will be held rain or shine. No refunds will be provided.
Awards will be given to the top three men and top three women finalists for 5-mile run, 10-mile run, 10-mile ride and 20-mile ride.
For more information or to register, visit https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=85904. Registration ends Monday, Oct. 18.
Fall River library: Halloween crafts, monster meet-and-greet, author visit
FALL RIVER — The Fall River Public Library is gearing up for Halloween with some spooky programs, as well as other events for all ages. Here’s what’s happening this week, Oct. 12-16:
For kids this week, there will be a Halloween take-home craft: spooky wind-up toys. Kids can choose from a vampire, a witch, Frankenstein’s monster, or a pumpkin head. They are easy to put together and add some spooky fun to any room. Pick yours up in the Children’s Room any time this week.
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, the Play & Learn group meets in the library from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This weekly program for children 5 and under is sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant awarded to the Fall River Public Schools.
Register at the event or by contacting Miss Chris or Miss Shannon: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The library also hosts its own weekly Preschool Storytime on Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Also on Wednesdays, the library hosts a Magic: the Gathering meetup for teens through adults. Players age 12 and up are invited to drop by from 5 to 7 p.m. to join a game. Beginners are welcome.
On Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., meet local author Alan Sakell, who will discuss his first novel, “The Boy,” and give readers a first look at his new book. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Fall River Public Library. Copies of Sakell’s books can be purchased at the event.
Beginning Friday, Oct. 15, the library will host an interactive video exhibition, “Southie Then & Now: A Neighborhood Transformed” by artist Jared Katsiane. This project uses split-screen video images to highlight the changing landscape of South Boston over the last 50 years. While the exhibition can be viewed all month, there will be a Reception and Community Forum on Oct. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Fell Room (main floor). This project is supported in part by a grant from the Fall River Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
On Saturday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m., monsters invade the library! But don’t worry — they’re friendly monsters. Mike Wazowski and Sulley from the hit movie “Monsters, Inc.” and the new streaming series, “Monsters at Work,” will be at the library to meet and greet fans.
They will be on site from 1 to 2 p.m., so don’t miss your chance to meet the monsters. Children are also invited to participate in a Monster Scavenger Hunt throughout the library and register for a Halloween gift basket. Kids are welcome to come in costume for this event.
Also coming up at the library:
Bring your gourds and your creativity to Fall River Public Library on Monday, Oct. 18, for a Pumpkin Carving Contest from 5 to 6 p.m.
Carve your own pumpkin and compete for the best designs. This Halloween-themed program is open to adults and teens age 12 and up. You will be provided with a pumpkin and everything you need to carve and decorate it. Come on your own or with a team of friends or family.
Space is limited, so those interested should register before the event. There will be one pumpkin per family. For more information, call the Circulation Department at 508-324-2700, ext. 2.
In case of inclement weather the rain date is Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The library is now lending wifi hotspots. For more information, visit the circulation desk or call 508-324-2700, ext. 2.
Tiverton library happenings
TIVERTON — From movie night to retro gaming to a book club with cats, there’s plenty going on this month at the Tiverton Public Library.
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6 to 7 p.m.
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
The Tiverton Public Library Book Group offers discussions on the second Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. and the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. All are welcome. This month, they are discussing The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra. Copies of the book are available at the library for check-out.
Thursdays, Oct. 14 and 28, 6 to 8 p.m.
Virtual Retro Game Club
Join us in the Retro Game Club Discord to chat and play video games together. Learn more at tivertonlibrary.org.
Monday, Oct. 18, 2 to 3 p.m.
Bajah’s Book Club
Love cats? Love books? Come join fellow cat fans and feline friends in the cat room at Bajah’s Cat Cafe at 137 Main Road for great discussion and great company in our newest book group. This month, we will be reading “Wish You Were Here” by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. Copies of the book are available at the Tiverton Public Library and Bajah’s Cat Cafe.
Mondays, Oct. 18 to Nov. 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Learning Circle: Foundations of Mindfulness
This peer-led study group format is a great way to get together with others to study a topic you are interested in! The course will provide a broad overview of the fundamental concepts, principles, and practices of mindfulness. With interactive exercises to help students explore their own attitudes, mental habits, and behaviors, Foundations of Mindfulness offers a pathway for living with more freedom, authenticity and ease. Space is limited; visit tivertonlibrary.org to learn more and register.
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Tiverton Senior Center Book Club
The Tiverton Seniors Book Group is meeting at the Senior Center, 207 Canonicus St., to discuss “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celest Ng.
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Community Room
Join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month for some fun and creativity. This month, drop in and make a spooky spider web luminary. All materials are provided, but limited, so register at tivertonlibrary.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6 to 7 p.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10 to 11 a.m.
Learn How to Use the Library Catalog
Attend this drop-in session to get started with using the Library Catalog. Learn how to find and request physical items, such as books, DVDs, CDs, and more! Evening and daytime sessions offered. Registration is not required but appreciated. Visit tivertonlibrary.org to register.
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6 to 8:05 p.m.
Movie Night: Emma
Join the library for a free screening of Emma (2020; Rated PG; 2h, 4min). In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends. Based on the novel by Jane Austen.
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Knitters, quilters, and crafters: come and work on your own projects while socializing with fellow enthusiasts. Must bring your own equipment and supplies.
The Tiverton Public Library is located at 34 Roosevelt Ave., Tiverton. For more information or to register for an event, visit http://www.tivertonlibrary.org/ or call 401-625-6796.
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 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.
Outdoor movies in Westport
WESTPORT — On Saturday, Oct. 16, the Westport Recreation Department will host a viewing of the animated “Addams Family” movie at 6:15 p.m. as part of its Outdoor Movie Night.
Outdoor Movie Nights are 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 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.
Hit the city outdoor market
FALL RIVER — Don’t miss it! The final Fall River Farmers and Artisans Market (FR FAM) is setting up shop in downtown on Sunday, Oct. 17.
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, took 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 features 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.
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@example.com.
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.
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 opened 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 remaining 2021 schedule is as follows:
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).
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.
Pounds for Charity food drive
SOMERSET – On Saturday, Nov. 6, the Somerset Lions Club will have a Food Drive and “Pounds for Charity” collection at Auclair’s Market in Somerset from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The club is only accepting soft items at this event, such as clothing, shoes, boots, sneakers, textiles (towels, sheets, blankets, curtains, tablecloths), and accessories such as hats, ties, socks, scarfs, mittens, jewelry, wallets, purses, backpacks and bags.
The money raised will aid Mass Lions Eye Research Fund and local community needs.
The items can be boxed or bagged. The funds raised depends on how many pounds of items collected. Tax receipts will be available at the event.
For more information, contact Lion Terry Berard at 508-679-0871.
All COVID-19 rules will be followed.
Somerset Lions Club is also collecting eye glasses, hearing aids, and can tabs. Those can be brought to Auclair’s Market or the can tabs only to Ma Raffa’s on any day.
Holy Ghost Harvest Festival
TIVERTON — The annual Holy Ghost Harvest Festival is returning after a year on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s two-day festival at Holy Ghost Catholic Church is slated for Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature beautiful holiday and handmade items, books, themed gift baskets, an assortment of raffles, a café serving great food and more.
Purchase raffle tickets for a grand prize of $2,000, second prize of $750 and third prize of $500 at the festival or by calling the parish office at 401-624-8131 or visit www.holyghostcc.org.
Holy Ghost Catholic Church is located at 316 Judson St., Tiverton.
Get Breakfast To Go
SWANSEA — The First Christian Congregational Church, UCC, at 1113 GAR Highway, is holding a Fall Breakfast To Go on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m.
For $10 Breakfast To Go includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes and muffin available at a pick-up station in the church parking lot.
Breakfasts must be reserved in advance by calling the church office at 508-673-7179, emailing the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Karen Rebello at 774-644-4178.
Visitors may stop by the parking lot between 8 to 10 a.m. to pick up the Breakfast To Go. All proceeds will benefit the First Christian Congregational Church’s general funds.
Fishing Heritage Center programs
NEW BEDFORD — In conjunction with its latest gallery exhibit, “Women’s Work: At Sea, On Shore, At Home, In the Community,” New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will present a variety of programs highlighting women in commercial fishing communities. All programs are free and open to the public.
Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.: Virtual Talk
“Commercial Fishing Women in Murals and Monuments,” a virtual program highlighting several projects that pay tribute to the important work of women in fishing communities. Ginok Song is an artist who recently created a mural depicting women in the fishing community of Petty Harbor, Newfoundland. Angela Sanfilippo, is president of Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association which created a quilt that chronicles the history of activism of the wives and developed a monument dedicated to the role of women in Gloucester’s fishing community. The program will be presented using Zoom. Click here to join the program.
Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.: Virtual Film Screening
“We Have Stories: Women in Fish” is a 20-minute film about indigenous women, water, and fish inspired by Coast Salish / Sahtu Dene storyteller Rosemary Georgeson’s experiences in the commercial fishing industry. A virtual discussion with the filmmaker will take place on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. over Zoom. This program is funded by a Bridge Street Sponsorship from Mass Humanities and is part of our yearlong Women’s Work project.
Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.: Virtual Panel Discussion
“Women in Fisheries Science – Then and Now.” Five women will share their experiences working in the field of fisheries science. Panelists include pioneering scientists Linda Depres (the first female chief scientist on bottom trawl surveys at NOAA), Pat Gerrior (New Bedford’s first female port director) and three current graduate students from SMAST: Alison Frey, Aubrey Ellertson Church, and Patricia Perez. All of these women are featured in the Center’s Women’s Work exhibit. The program will be presented via Zoom.
Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.: In-Person Film Screening
“A Fish Story,” a film about two women who lead their communities in a battle against a coalition of national environmental groups for control of the ocean. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hang in the balance. The film features Angela Sanfilippo of Gloucester and Shareen Davis of Chatham, both of whom are included in the Center’s exhibit. The film will be shown at the Center (38 Bethel St., New Bedford).
Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 12 p.m.: Virtual Talk
“Fisherwomen: An Illustrated Talk” by award winning Scottish photographer Craig Easton, about his project Fisherwomen that chronicles the work of the “herring lassies” of the past and the women who work in Scotland’s fish processing today. Easton’s work was recently featured in New Bedford as part of DATMA’s Harvester’s of the Deep. The program will be presented via Zoom.
Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.: Virtual Film Screening
“Open Line,” directed by Andres Camacho (2019) is a film about Pebble Mine and the Bristol Bay salmon fishery featuring Melanie Brown, a Yupik fisherwoman who has been set net fishing on Bristol Bay for over 40 years. Melanie Brown and Andres Camacho will participate in a post-film discussion. The program will be presented via Zoom.
Thursday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m.: Virtual Concert
A virtual concert with traditional Newfoundland singer, Anita Best. who has spent a lifetime exploring, cataloguing and celebrating the rural Newfoundland lifestyle and culture and is one of the province’s most prominent traditional singers. The concert will be live streamed on the Center’s Facebook Page.
Learn more about these programs on the Center’s online calendar, fishingheritagecenter.org/programs/calendar.
“Women’s Work: At Sea, On Shore, At Home, In the Community” is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, the Mass Cultural Council, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, and Westport Cultural Councils.
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